Skyrim and Game of Thrones are both based in fantastical universes, feature forms of witchcraft and wizardry, and both have unbelievably devoted followings. Youtuber UpIsNotJump dedicated an insane amount of time to combining the two franchises to create an incredible hybrid that is quite stunning and taking the internet by storm.
Utilizing over 260 mods, this superstar nerd meticulously recreated the game of thrones trailer in miraculous detail including a Skyrim version of Ned Stark, the iron throne, and even little finger.
From the video’s description:
“I have used Skyrim to recreate Game of Thrones at last. I am starting with the season 1 trailer but I will most likely do every Game of Thrones trailer as time goes on. This video features over 260 Skyrim mods so that every Game of Thrones asset from the Season 1 trailer looks just right.
Basically it turns out Skyrim is shockingly perfect for recreating Game of Thrones. Skyrim has such a range of Game of Thrones esque locations, outfits, hairstyles, weapons and animals. I always wondered how Game of Thrones and Skyrim would match up together and now we know! I have managed to recreate pretty much every character from the show, although the trailer mostly focuses on Ned Stark (and Little Finger oddly). Some of these beloved Game of Thrones characters look a bit odd when recreated in Skyrim because when you create their features accurately (Cersei’s eyes and mouth for example) they started clipping, that’s why I had to make her not look like her. It was very annoying haha.
The number of Nexus mod users who mod Skyrim is insane. Without them this video would not have been possible. I’d like to thank them all. I used almost 300 mods so it would be difficult to thank you individually but I can tell you I appreciate it hugely. The Skyrim modding community is enormous. Just search Game of Thrones on the Skyrim Nexus mods page and the number of results is insane. Someone has actually modded the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westeros into Skyrim. That is how I got the opening shot of The Wall, someone actually built The Wall in Skyrim! These are some very big Game of Thrones fans.”