Thrillist recently compiled a funny list comparing American states to Game of Thrones characters, and their vote for Texas came as no surprise: Cersei Lannister.
"Aesthetically pleasing debutante, comes from a ton of money. Can be hateful, and you don't want to mess with her, but also pretty great if you're on her side. Has no problem going it alone," they write.
Fair enough, though we think a good argument could also be made for the cocky and larger-than-life former sellsword Bronn. Besides, it's not the first time Texas has been compared to the Queen Dowager. A real estate research company declared last year that most of the Lone Star State would be ruled over by House Lannister.
But, Texas contains multitudes. You can't really consider Luckenbach or Lubbock essentially the same as Plano or Sugar Land, can you?
We gave it a shot for a few of our beloved cities and regions ahead of Sunday night's season 6 finale.
We'll give Thrillist its due; Dallas does seem to share some of Cersei's qualities. Lots of money and good looks, but known for questionable choices when it comes to leadership. Not to mention, a complicated relationship with her twin, Fort Worth.
Just because we called it Dallas' "twin," above doesn't mean we think of Cowtown as the Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister. It's a bit more rugged and it appreciates a good pair of boots, sort of like Sandor Clegane, a.k.a. the Hound, who swiped a pair off a newly hanged corpse in episode 8, "No One."
Not really a character so much as the Dothraki Sea. It's way out there, nobody really knows what's going on, but they're focused on amassing power and wealth (from oil).
It's got swagger, pride and a bar fight or two up its sleeve, kind of like former sellsword and Lannister confidante Bronn. Not only that, it's also the capital of Texas' music scene, which seems like a good fit for actor Jerome Flynn, who was a best-selling pop star in the U.K. in the '90s.
Not always given as much cachet as Dallas proper, Collin County's growing cities are a bit younger, but on the rise. They boast a mixture of high class and down-to-earth, with a penchant for religion (or at least the appearance of it), like Margaery Tyrell.
Older and grumpier than other cities, but influential despite pissing everybody off from time to time like Walder Frey.
There's not a Wall there ... yet ... but this West Texas town is known for being a bit removed from the rest of the action. Not only that, it's regarded as quite walkable, and it boasts some big topography in Franklin Mountains State Park, so we'll say it's not entirely unlike Bran Stark's former piggy-back buddy, Hodor. Its name even evokes a passageway. (RIP)
The sea is not always kind to this Gulf town; in fact, Galveston has been all but completely destroyed, and that's left it a bit rough around the edges. But what's dead may never die, and the tourist town has shown resilience, not unlike seafarer Theon "Reek" Greyjoy.
Wealthy, polished and has been known for snobbery. Like Jaime Lannister, we're sometimes appalled at the "things [it would] do for love," like when a guy ridiculously shut down a busy freeway to propose to his girlfriend.
A mystery to many, this artistic community is known for both beauty and bewilderment -- not to mention odd flying objects in its night skies. It's far out, both logistically and metaphorically, a lot like Daenerys Targaryen and her hoard of dragons.
Boasting just over 10,000 residents, it's small but mighty -- master politician Lyndon Baines Johnson and Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz both left their marks on the little tourist town in the Hill Country. Oh, and did we mention the wine? Fredericksburg loves its wine. We'll call it the Tyrion Lannister of Texas.
Charles Scudder, Hunter Johnson and Sara Frederick-Burgos contributed to this frivolous thought experiment.
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