AI-generated art is as creepy as it is addicting. As much as it feels like we’re stuck in a science fiction movie with no hope of escape, we might as well enjoy the ride.
One of the wildest things to do with the new technology is mash two concepts together. This youtuber reimagined The Lord of The Rings as an 80s Dark Fantasy. The combinations appear endless with AI and the capabilities are expanding exponentially.
Here, we ask the machine overlords to modernize ten fan-favorite Game of Thrones characters. Here are the unedited results:
10. Tywin Lannister
The villain we feared but respected. Modern Tywin still has a dated but sophisticated look that carries the authority that we’re used to. He looks like he’s done well financially as a cunning businessman. I imagine that he makes Tyrion run the day-to-day operations of the business while he takes the “lion’s share” of the profits. Now if he can only get Jaime to inherit the family business.
9. Daenerys Targaryen
Danny’s got three bearded dragons at home and she’s finishing her master’s thesis about the patriarchy. She works on it from her $1200 Macbook at Starbucks. Her boyfriend Kal is a bit of a brute but he’s tall and she loves him.
8. Jon Snow
Yup, Jon Snowboarder.
(Sorry to bastardize your favorite character)
7. Arya Stark
Gen Z Arya looks like the protagonist of a Netflix show. She doesn’t go along with the crowd and questions every gender role. Marriage, Arya kidding’ me? That’s just not her.
6. Jaime Lannister
Dubbed the most beautiful man in Westeros for a reason, it makes sense that Jaime would be a modern-day model. Tywin wants him to inherit the family business but this lion has too much pride. Just don’t ask him to be a hand model.
5. Cersei Lannister
Jaime’s sister-lover is a rebel too. She looks stunning as a modern biker chick. Lions love to roar, so Cersei rides the loudest bike around.
Do you think it has a twin engine?
4. Ned Stark
Ned looks cozy wearing the sweater that Sansa got him for Christmas. Like always, he’s ready for a long winter. There’s definitely something wrong with the photo but I just can’t put a finger on it. Oh well, it’s not worth losing your head over.
3. Robb Stark
Add an extra b to heartthrob, because Robb Stark is a modern K-pop sensation (He’s from a world with dragons, don’t question the logistics). Thinking of booking him for your event? Remember, he doesn’t do weddings.
If you think Hodor was born a dullard, hold the door on that thought. He used to work an IT job but now he’s gone rogue. Hacker Hodor is a lone wolf and he’s done carrying the team.
1. Melisandre (The Red Woman)
She might not have the sex appeal of Hodor, but Mel will enchant you with her personality. Without her magic, she has trouble holding down a man. That’s okay, she has her six cats to keep her company and she’s ready for a hot bath to drown her troubles.
It seems like the more unique the look of the character, the better the machines are able to recreate their look. To my eye, the essence of Melisandre is fully captured here.
As the red woman draws her bath, we have to draw a conclusion. The intelligence is artificial but I hope your joy was genuine. Keep an eye out for more AI-generated art-icles in the future.
If you’re feeling creeped out, we understand. It’s okay to unplug your Alexa before bed tonight.
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