To say that the Game of Thrones storyline is convoluted would be an understatement. To say it’s going to get a lot worse, would be a safe bet. So to refresh your memory of all the horribleness that has gone on up until now without writing a novel length article, we turn the Internet-condensed storytelling wonder known as the animated gif.

Daenerys raises an army and frees slaves because dragons

Season 1: Ah, they’re adorable!

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Season 2: AAAHH! They breath fire!

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Season 3: Uh…they can probably eat a small human at this point.

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Which can all be summed up by:

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Next: Jon Snow has a tough time north of The Wall.

Jon Snow has a tough time north of The Wall

Season 1: Cold and miserable.

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Season 2: Cold and miserable.

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Season 3: Cold and miserable.

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Well, one thing went well.

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But then it didn’t.

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So yeah.

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Next: Jaime and Brienne’s wacky road trip adventure as told through contemporary music.

Jaime and Brienne’s wacky road trip adventure as told through contemporary music

Season 1: Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”

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Season 2: Passion Pit’s “Take A Walk”

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Season 3: Lorde’s “Team”

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Bonus Track: Beatle’s “I Want To Hold Your Hand”

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Next: Robb Stark and the unexpected wedding gift.

Robb Stark and the unexpected wedding gift

Season 1: Robb grudgingly agrees to marry a dull Frey girl.

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Season 2: Robb instead secretly marries a hot non-Frey girl.

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Season 3: Robb’s uncle is then forced to marry a Frey girl.

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All is forgiven, yes?

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I’ll take that as a no.

Next: Arya makes a list, checks it twice.

Arya makes a list, checks it twice.

Season 1: Arya excels at her, ahem, dance lessons.

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Season 2: Arya learns how to use others to do the killing for her.

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Season 3: Arya teams up with the realm’s most notorious killer for road trip hijinks and group hugs.

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Ok, maybe not so much with the group hugs.

Next: How Cersei keeps the wine merchants wealthy.

How Cersei keeps the wine merchants wealthy

Season 1: Cersei’s incestuous affair with her twin brother may be revealed.

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Season 2: Cersei loses control of her monster of a son.

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Season 3: Cersei learns she is to be wed to Loras Tyrell.

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Cersei has drunk all the wine in King’s Landing.

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Next: Joffrey, the most hated character in all the lands

Joffrey, the most hated character in all the lands.

Season 1: Tyrion speaks for all of us.

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Season 2: And in case you didn’t hear him the first time.

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Season 3: Tyrion then decided to try a less heavy-handed approach.

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What do you think, Joffrey?

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Sigh.

Next: Bran’s journey to the underworld.

Bran’s journey to the underworld.

Season 1: Saw sex. Paralyzed for life.

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Season 2: Gets a new ride.

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Season 3: Hits puberty and gets magic eyes.

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Clearly he’s ready to take on those pesky White Walkers…that stare into your soul.

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Ah, maybe winter can come not so soon, eh?

Next: Theon loses…everything that matters.

Theon loses…everything that matters.

Season 1: Pre-castration

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Season 2: Pre-castration

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Season 3: Post-castration

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Maybe things will turn around for him in Season 4.

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Or not…

Next: Tyrion can’t get any respect

Tyrion can’t get any respect.

Season 1: What does it take for a Lannister to get some respect around here? Hire some muscle?

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Season 2: Charge bravely into battle?

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Season 3: Marry a girl whose life you have ruined?

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What’s your secret, Tyrion?

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