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On a scale of Luke Skywalker to Jaime Lannister, how likely are you to become a Tumblr meme?
In the pantheon of beloved geek cultural properties, you might think that Star Wars and Game of Thrones exist at opposite ends of the wide spectrum. After all, one is a futuristic sci-fi series in space, the other a high fantasy in a vaguely Europe-y medieval kingdom. These aren’t exactly the kinds of fandoms that yield great crossovers, if you get our drift.
But Tumblr has discovered a secret connection that we think even the purists can get behind.
The new meme comes by way of Tumblr user maisiewilliams—not belonging to the actress, but to a Game of Thrones fan named Ryann. Ryann started the chain last week by asking a very simple question:
on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well would you deal with losing your right hand
That alone would be enough to make us stop and do our best Keanu “woah” voice. Holy shit! They are both sandy-haired would-be heroes who lose their right hands mid-way through the series!
But then she went even further:
or, on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well do you deal with latent sexual feelings for your sister
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From there, nonsensicles chimed in, as the post climbed to thousands of notes and reblogs:
On a scale of Luke Skywalker to Jaime Lannister, how well do you deal with your father being one of the coldest, most evil men alive and power behind the throne of a malevolently capricious jerk?
In another corner of the thread, admiralackbutt contributed:
On a s[c]ale of luke skywalker to jamie lannister how much does your dad want to simultaneously murder you and conquer the world with you
But it was Tumblr user expostninja who delivered the insta-meme’s pièce de résistance:
On a scale of Luke Skywalker to Jamie Lannister, how respectful are you to people shorter than you.
Running with this theme, Daily Dot contributor and resident Jaime Lannister fan Michelle Jaworski contributed a few more for our benefit:
On a scale of Luke Skywalker to Jaime Lannister, how much of a disappointment are you to your father? (Little more difficult to do that one since Luke and Darth evolve.)
On a scale of Luke Skywalker to Jaime Lannister, how do you deal with your sibling’s life being threatened?
On a scale of Luke Skywalker to Jaime Lannister, how well do you handle imprisonment?
Obviously this revelation could change how we view both Game of Thrones and the much-touted upcoming new Star Wars reboot. After all, look how easily the meme shifts:
On a scale of Luke Skywalker to Arya Stark, how do you deal with the murder of your entire family while you were out chasing a sword?
Does George Lucas hold the key to unraveling the mysteries of Game of Thrones?
When we say Winter is Coming, do we really mean the revival of Mark Hamill’s career?
Look for answers to these and many more questions in a galaxy near you—a.k.a. Tumblr fandom.
Photo by Aja Romano
Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.