Roys, Assemble

Look: 9 images of Succession characters as iconic heroes and villains

Inverse reimagines the Succession cast as classic sci-fi and fantasy characters.


Succession might be a satirical family drama, but the HBO series also secretly uses a number of popular sci-fi and fantasy tropes.


So Inverse decided to give the characters of Succession a makeover as the heroes and villains in the most iconic franchises.

Here are 9 images of the Succession cast as sci-fi and fantasy characters
9. Tom and Shiv as Vision and Scarlet Witch

Succession’s Season 3 has plenty in common with Captain America: Civil War. The Roys were divided with Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Shiv (Sarah Snook) trying to figure out where they stand.

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8. Roman Roy as The Joker

Everyone showed their supervillain side, including Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) in Succession Season 3 Episode 2.

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7. Tom and Cousin Greg as Batman and Robin

No duo is more comic than Tom and Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) on Succession.
6. Logan and Kendall Roy as Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker

Like Star Wars, characters in Succession often flirt with or embrace the Dark side.

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5. Logan Roy as Théoden

In Season 3 Episode 5, Logan Roy (Brian Cox) recalled the ailing king from The Lord of the Rings.

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4. Stewy Hosseini as Lex Luthor

Stewy (Arian Moayed), like the DC supervillain, is always a couple of steps ahead of the Roys.

3. Logan Roy as Thanos

With the snap of his fingers, Logan Roy usually gets what he wants, including picking a president.

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2. Roman, Kendall, and Shiv as Loki, Iron Man, and Thor.

Kendall’s birthday bash in Season 3 shows how he is the Tony Stark of HBO.

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1. Gerri and Roman as Chewbacca and Han Solo

Gerri and Roman’s relationship has had its ups and downs, but for the most part, they’ve remained loyal to each other.

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