Game of Thrones is the pop culture gift that keeps on giving: It has spawned brands of beer, a ubiquitous catchphrase around otherwise innocuous weather events, and media frenzies around the length of its star’s hair. Appropriately, it’s also responsible for copious Instagram shenanigans from both its cast and fans.
Here is the best of Game of Thrones on Instagram.
Lena Headey’s Instagram
Cersei Lannister might be terrifying and ruthless on the show, but she’s a total goofball on Instagram. She’s worth following simply for the jarring contrast between actress and character and because her Game of Thrones related photos are generally delightful.
An entire account devoted to Game of Thrones tattoos
Whether you’re thinking of getting one yourself or you’re simply astounded by the lengths to which some fans go, this ink is worth checking out.
Game of Thrones is a raunchy show, but with a few notable exceptions (ahem, Jon Snow inventing the act of going south on a woman in Season 3), its atmosphere is typically too serious to have much fun with it. That’s where Instagram comes in.
Clever fan Photoshops that imagine the characters in our modern world
Game of Thrones is a highly meme-able show, but some fans go above and beyond to imagine what-ifs. There is a plot hole to their reasoning here, though: Cersei would threaten Mark Zuckerberg and make it so.
Helpful summaries of all the fan theories currently floating around
This re-imagination of Game of Thrones as a rap biopic
Sophie Turner’s updates of Lady
We all remember the tragedy of Sansa’s direwolf Lady, unfairly and tragically persecuted for a crime she didn’t commit in Season 1. She was Joffrey’s first victim. Luckily, the real-life Lady is fine, because Sophie Turner actually adopted her. Next time you’re re-watching Season 1 and get emotional about Lady’s fate, hop on Instagram and see her celebrating Christmas.
Truth bombs in the form of memes
Couples who have Game of Thrones weddings
There is an entire subculture of people who like Game of Thrones so much, they want it to be part of their wedding — and they’re brave enough to risk the karma that comes with a Game of Thrones wedding: poison, slaughter, snarky conversations. Browse their pictures to see how above and beyond they go to bring some happiness to Westeros for once.
Sassy, eagle-eyed fans like @gameofthronespost
We all know that Jon Snow is definitely not dead, thanks to some valid fan theories and even more valid pictures of Kit Harington generally looking like he’s still in Game of Thrones. Fans like this go that extra mile and edit those pictures.
Awesome Game of Thrones inspired artists
The work speaks for itself.
And last but certainly not least, bewildering numbers like this
We’re not sure what’s going on here or why, but it’s certainly special.