We still haven't recovered from the third episode of this season's Game of Thrones; how could we possibly? But, recently, we've been a little distracted by a theory that fans are sharing about the show.
They're convinced that the bloody and violent HBO hit is actually a live-action version of... Shrek.
And they have plenty of evidence!
Turns out, all our favorite characters have "twins" in the animated series. Yes, that includes Arya, Tyrion, Cersei, and Jaime!
Shrek even shares entire scenes and tragic deaths with Game of Thrones, believe it or not.
But the funniest part was GoT's biggest fans' reactions to the theory. Some were quite upset with it, while others couldn't believe that this whole time they were watching Shrek. Someone even proposed the perfect ending for GoT based on this resemblance...
Keep reading to hear more about the uncanny similarities between characters and scenes. There's also a GoT + Shrek trailer that someone has put together to prove just how well these two shows blend together. Scroll to the bottom of the article to see it!
Beware of spoliers!
There's a new theory circling.Cosmopolitan reports.
There's even a Twitter account, @Shrekgot, dedicated to the theory.
Is it just us or does Pod look like Human!Shrek? #GameofThrones #CoTLive https://t.co/mCB1HLSE6S— Con Of Thrones (@Con Of Thrones)1555897009.0
It's fascinating to see how many similar scenes there are!
Firstly, both movies feature a "princess" and a "dwarf," Cosmopolitan points out.If you felt a bit offended by this comparison, you're not alone. GoT fan, Hana Elizabeth Verrier, wrote on Facebook, "this upsets me purely because Sansa and Tyrion are a beautiful couple (if you've seen the latest ep)."
Podrick looks a lot like human Shrek.And in the words of Twitter-user, GIA, "but damn that podrick payne glow up????????" He sure did glow up.
Prince Charming is Jaime Lannister.This one was quite obvious from the beginning. Benjamin Lee Seabolt said, "I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought this the first time I saw GoT."
Cersei and Jaime versus Rapunzel and Prince Charming.Except Cersei and Jaime are not just romantically involved. They're siblings too...
Hound or Shrek?Chantel Breedt believes it’s a no-brainer: "The hound wears it best lol." Stephanie Anastasi Mollie, "Shrek fashion made an impact on GoT."
Arya and Puss in Boots.Both are adorable, talented, and as Brigette Abela said, "super cool!"
But @shrekgot suggests that Prince Oberyn could be Puss in Boots.
http://t.co/odjc7wcR4I— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1434058515.0
Ramsay Bolton and Lord Farquaad.
http://t.co/fuc8xCXbi9— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433593899.0
Olenna Tyrell might be the fairy godmother.
http://t.co/1pbP3Lkube— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433594497.0
This sulking boy in Shrek looks a lot like Tommen.
http://t.co/mWrCLMUijY— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433594945.0
Joffrey and Rumpelstiltskin.
https://t.co/UyyyfKGXW1— Tanner Prewitt (@Tanner Prewitt)1556204778.0
Tyrion and Donkey.
http://t.co/FOlzvkjRHO— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433598039.0
Both GoT and Shrek also feature dragons.There’s a similar positive relationship between dragons and humans in both GoT and Shrek (if we consider Shrek to be human).
Both have plenty of scenes that seem to mirror each other.
http://t.co/YFzCrOq08O— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433591769.0
This comparison is particularly uncanny.
http://t.co/OYm4wRX3lk— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433716746.0
This scene doesn't appear in many shows.
http://t.co/0RXpQeNf8b— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433880862.0
http://t.co/3AlxdjrS8A— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433762318.0
GoT has even got animal sidekicks.
http://t.co/zbFQTWYACh— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1433595725.0
There are tragic deaths.
http://t.co/lZmcXOU4DD— got as shrek (@got as shrek)1434391267.0
The GoT/Shrek theory has come so far that someone's even put together a trailer for it.It seems funny at first. But as you keep watching, the Shrek voice-over and GoT scenes seem to blend with each other perfectly.
Considering how skeptical hardcore fans can be, we've wondered what they thought about the new theory.
The Shrek crossover in last night’s #GameofThrones did not disappoint. https://t.co/AweLBcarw4— Connor McFadden (@Connor McFadden)1556539086.0