Everyone loves to compare these two. Even with the realization that there are major differences separating J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings and George R.R. Martin's Song Of Ice And Fire, adapted as Game Of Thrones for HBO, they are compared. If you don't, just pretend like you do okay? Whether it's the way the two author's names mirror each other, or the fact that Sean Bean dies in both adaptations, the two fantasy tales have become something of a hot potato for fans. Taking into account that Rings came out 40 years earlier and built many of the tropes Thrones decapitates, both depict stories of honoUr in imaginary lands full of long hair, colorful costumes and epic music. And loads of magic. So, comparing the two isn't as crazy as Sean Bean's death count on screen, which is pretty crazy. So here's a bit of sorcery we came up with; a virtual debate club whose first guests feature the two fantasy behemoths going head to head in an attempt to prove which is better and why. The motion that will be argued for the debate is "I Fantasize Better Than You" where, instead of having one opposing and the other proposing, each team will propose 5 arguments to support why they are the better products of the fantasy genre. In the next stage, we conclude with a few thoughts on the debate, and let you decide if there is a winner. Savvy? So, first off, we're looking at the Lord Of The Rings, and the five claims to superiority it has over Game Of Thrones. Let's just reiterate at this point, that this article is not a definitive statement yet, only the first stage of debate - and Game Of Thrones will get its chance for a rebuttal in the next couple of days. SPOILER WARNING: This is an article focusing on HBO's Game Of Thrones and Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings, not the books by Martin and Tolkien, so nothing from the sources will be spoiled. More importantly, nothing from Books 3,4 and 5 of Song Of Ice And Fire which we still haven't seen on the telly will be spoiled. If you haven't been following the third Season of Game of Thrones, stop reading to remain unspoiled. We'll assume you've already seen Lord Of The Rings for the sake of our collective sanity.
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