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Something Common in Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame

Spoilers ahead of course.

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After Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame have both come out and ended, we found something similar between the two. Apart from the great hype and excitement these mega projects gathered worldwide, the show has something similar when it comes to who the hero is.

Stark Is a Special Name

In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark was the one to kill Thanos and save the whole universe. As for Game of Thrones, Arya Stark was the one to kill the Night King and save the Westerosi world. Moreover, the House stark also got to sit on the Iron throne as well as the North Kingdom. Bran Stark or Bran the Broken is the king of the six kingdoms whereas Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) became Queen of the North.

Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame

After the Avengers team used time travel to gather all the infinity stones to bring back half of the population and end Thanos. However, a glitch in their plans leads to old Thanos arriving at their current timeline. Here, the original team of Avengers have to defeat Thanos once again. And who gets the honor? That would be Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark, or Iron Man. He ultimately snapped the fingers that defeated Thanos.

House Stark in Game of Thrones

Ever since Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) stabs the Night King in his cold and dead chest, he dies. As does all of his undead army including those creepy long haired band of brothers. So, the main threat that has been looming over all eight seasons is gone in a blink of a second with Arya flying out of nowhere to save the day.

Plus, in the end of Game of Thrones (which has received a rather mixed response), we see that the House Stark has won. The Lannisters house, their main threat, is essentially over since the last Lannister, Tyrion, is on their side. Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) becomes the king of the six kingdoms while Sansa becomes Queen of the North, which is a separate kingdom now.

Starks Still Have To Make Some Sacrifices

So, one takeaway from all of this is that the Stark name bears good fortune and victory. Of course, some sacrifices have to made along the way. Iron Man had to die in order to kill Thanos. And with the Stark family in Westeros, we had to deal with one traumatic death one after the other. First, Ned Stark was beheaded. Then Catelyn Stark and Robb Stark were killed in the devastating Red Wedding. And Rickon was killed at the hands of Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of Bastards.

There are definitely some sacrifices that need to be made but the name stark ultimately wins. So, for everyone who regret naming their kids Khaleesi, may we suggest changing it to Stark.

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