Soon a day will come when Game of Thrones fervor dies down to a burning cinder, awaiting the winds of winter of Season 7 to stoke it back to life. Today is not that day.

Last week I discussed in depth how far Game of Thrones has drifted from its source material. One of the most faithful book adaptations ever has made a number of concessions. From location changes to character condensing, incremental modifications added up to a Season 6 finale that is probably very different from where the books are headed.

In the video above (and below), check out five characters who have become completely different people from their book counterparts.

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