Last December 1, a woman by the name of Ria Redulla Fernandez made a post on her Facebook account comparing the popular TV show, Game Of Thrones, to Philippine politics. The post identified several high-profile politicians and surmised which character they'd most likely be in the series.
One example is presidentiable Rodrigo Duterte, whom Fernandez compares to the fallen king, Robert Baratheon. Fernandez goes, "Good at conquering, probably on the good side, unapologetic, his bad behavior could be his downfall, has a lot of untrustworthy people lurking about him, sexist adulterer and other obvious parallels."
The post has since gone viral with 15,000 shares.
Recognizing the virality, the Facebook page "LionhearTV" took it a step further, and visualized Fernandez's musings. The page superimposed the faces of the candidates in question onto the bodies of the Thrones characters. The photos have also been well-received with more than 15,000 likes and 43,000 shares.
Click or tap here for the post on that LionhearTV page: http://on.fb.me/1XEkCyc
For Ria Fernandez's original post, click or tap here: http://on.fb.me/1N6Sut6
We have also shared the photos along with the text as it appears on Ria's page:
PIA CAYETANO AS MARGAERY TYRELL
Ambitious enough to stomach things she'd normally never put up with, teams up with bro to work the political scene.
CHIZ ESCUDERO AS PETYR BAELISH
The puppetmaster, kingmaker, kingbreaker, cannot be trusted, has no real loyalty.
JEJOMAR BINAY AS JOFFREY BARATHEON
No redeeming qualities.
ANTONIO TRILLANES AS BALON GREYJOY
Led some failed rebellion years ago, nobody really cares about him, like I totally forgot he's part of this.
ALAN PETER CAYETANO AS LORAS TYRELL
Tries to get close to the king, has family background packed with political ambitions.
MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO AS DAENERYS TARGARYEN
Always ranting about being the rightful ruler and we're just kinda over it.
GRACE POE AS CERSEI LANNISTER
Wants to continue her father's legacy, thinks she's ready for leadership but everyone else doesn't think so, can play that victim card pretty well.
LENI ROBREDO AS CATELYN STARK
Grieving the loss of an honorable husband, pretty feisty and can hold her own
MAR ROXAS AS STANNIS BARATHEON
Could maybe do the job but does not inspire love or hope from the masses, you were starting to consider him but then he starts doing things that make you go "what the hell are you doing! Nooo staaahp!!"
What other political figures have parallels in Game Of Thrones?