Yes, HBO has just used the U.S. presidential campaign to push the release of the sixth season of Game of Thrones on digital HD. But with the slogan, “We Are The GOT,” this is certainly a presidency candidate Game of Thrones fans will flock to.
The official GOT Party website has the following mission statement.
“From the Reach to the Stormlands, the Wall to the Arbor — we, the GOT, demand new choices in leadership. The candidates have called their banners. Cast your vote to pick your side in the great wars to come.”
You can check out more about the GOT Party in their promotional video. The GOT Party is for “those who feel left out,” the video declares. It is also for “those who don’t see their banner on the ballot” as well as “those who don’t like how the game is played.”
The GOT Party insists they “demand strong leaders” as an image of Jon Snow from Season 6 of Game of Thrones is shown. They then back their claim up with stating they will “stand for those who sacrifice.” This time an image of Daenerys Targaryen and one of her dragons is shown.
The GOT Party also insists they support those who have risen from nothing and include Petyr Baelish as one of their candidates for this reason. They also promise to “break the game,” although this is disturbing as the video chooses that moment to show an image of Cersei Lannister toasting King’s Landing after she burned it to the ground with wildfire. The trailer finishes with two options, fans can either vote for their preferred candidate or purchase Season 6 of Game of Thrones.
The GOT Party website also includes their list of candidates. In the running is Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister and Petyr Baelish. The GOT Party candidates have plenty to offer by the way of spin. Daenerys insists she “will break what does not bend, answer injustice with justice, and take what is hers with fire and blood.” She also lists “peacekeeping in volatile regions” as one of her many skills.
Jon Snow is running not with his half sister, Sansa Stark, but with the fierce Lyanna Mormont instead, a very wise choice indeed if public opinion is to be considered. Jon describes himself as a “soldier among soldiers, a leader among leaders and a principled crusader capable of cementing unexpected alliances.” He promises to lead the divided nation through to victory if he is voted into the GOT Party.
Season 6 of Game of Thrones saw Cersei Lannister proclaim herself queen of Westeros. However, in the GOT Party campaign, she vows to “rule the Seven Kingdoms as no man before her has.” She describes herself as “confident, passionate and driven,” listing “family advocacy” as one of her skills. She also insists on revising the line of succession in relation to the Iron Throne if voted in.
Finally, we have Petyr Baelish, also known as Littlefinger. The Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones saw Petyr reveal to Sansa Stark what many fans already suspected; his desire to rule. Baelish is described as a “master planner and Machiavellian puppeteer par excellence.” He also uses the fact he is a commoner to his advantage as he tries to lure the blue collar vote.
As Variety pointed out, while the U.S. election is more important, some fans beg to differ.
I’m more excited for #GoT2016 than the actual election????
— Adrian Cavazos (@AyeCavezon) August 1, 2016
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Details on how to purchase Season 6 of Game of Thrones can be found here.
Game of Thrones will return to HBO with a shortened Season 7 in 2017.
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