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Gandalf would kick Dumbledore's ass in a fight, says George R. R. Martin


Game of Thrones is based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin, who often talks about how much of an influence Lord of the Rings creator J. R. R. Tolkien has been on his work. He recently even compared LOTR’s Gandalf to Harry Potter’s Dumbledore. Read on!


Gandalf and Dumbledore have often been compared in the past, with both of them having magical powers, and awesome beards, not to forget the fact that Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf, also had a chance to play Dumbledore, which he turned down. Recently, at the premiere of LOTR author’s biographical film, Tolkien, George was a guest, and he discussed Tolkien’s impact and influence on his own work.

He then said that Gandalf could “kick Dumbledore’s ass” in a fight. While this is debatable, given the two worlds have very different settings, but George has a great grasp over fantasy, and if he says this, then it must mean that he has thought it out.

What do you guys think? Could Gandalf beat Dumbledore? Talk to us in the comments, down below!


Game of Thrones had a compelling story, consisting of various twists and turns. The fantastical epic had its political drama. In recent research, it was found that the story of Game of Thrones is very much like the events in real life. Joe Biden’s win in US Presidential election was as poetic as any fantasy. Not just US citizens, many people from all over the world began to celebrate his triumph over Trump. Celebrities such as Sophie Turner rejoiced at his victory.

The Game of Thrones star posted various pictures on her Instagram, toasting over the Democrat’s victory. The actress posted a picture of Kamala Harris as well, welcoming her appointment as the Vice President. She mocked Donald Trump by posting his image with the caption ‘You’re fired!




The cast of Game of Thrones has often expressed their dislike for the former US President. Sophie had earlier called him a moron for encouraging people to drink sanitizer as a cure for COVID-19. Donald Trump has often been mocked for his controversial statements. The businessman is finding it hard to accept his loss. He has lodged a complaint in the Supreme Court demanding a recount of votes.

Just as Sansa Stark, Turner doesn’t feel shy to express her political views. What do you think of the US political drama? Talk to us in the comments below!


The second outbreak of COVID-19 is on the rise. People all over the world are already worried about being confined within their homes for a few more months. However, Game of Thrones fans can worry less about being bored at home. Maisie Williams‘ (Arya Stark) action-comedy series Two Weeks to Live is here to keep the fans entertained. Moreover, Game of Thrones’ Khaleesi Emilia Clarke has now joined the cast of upcoming animation The Amazing Maurice.


Clarke will voice fairy-tale-loving Malicia in the fantastical animated film. Malicia is the Mayor’s daughter and is a great storyteller. (Her grandmother and great-aunt were the Sisters Grim). The movie is based on Terry Pratchett’s 2001 book The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, which is a part of his iconic Discworld series.

The film will also feature Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and Harry Potter star David Thewlis. Yesterday’s Himesh Patel and The King’s Man actor Gemma Arterton will also make an appearance. Hugh Laurie (The Personal History of David Copperfield) brings the titular ginger tomcat to life. Laurie’s tomcat befriends a pipe-playing kid and a bunch of rats. They help him carry out, what he believes to be, the perfect money-making scam.

Emilia Clarke is sure to shine in the movie. Hearing her voice again will bring a smile to all the fans’ faces. Are you excited about the animated series? Talk to us in the comments below!


Game of Thrones is the biggest TV show to have ever filmed, both in terms of its budget and viewership. It also holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won. Have you ever wondered, why the show is so popular? Research by data scientists and network theorists might hold the key to the secrets of the show’s unprecedented fame!

Researchers from five universities from the UK and Ireland came together to unravel A Song of Ice and Fire, the books on which the TV series is based.


A paper was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team of physicists, mathematicians and psychologists from Coventry, Warwick, Limerick, Cambridge and Oxford universities got together. They used data science and network theory to analyse the acclaimed book series by George R. R. Martin.

The study shows the way the interactions between the characters are arranged is similar to how humans maintain relationships and interact in the real world. Although important characters are famously killed off at random as the story is told, the underlying chronology is not at all so unpredictable.

The team found over 2,000 named characters in Martin’s book and over 41,000 interactions between them. Even the most pivotal characters average out to have only 150 others to keep track of. This is the same number that the average human brain has evolved to deal with.

Did the results surprise you? Tell us what you think of the research in the comments below!