In an alternate fictional universe, The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen has set her sights on a different Snow; rather than President Snow of Panem, she’s aiming for Game of Thrones‘ Jon Snow. A brilliantly crafted mashup, “The Hunger Game of Thrones: Jon Snow Must Die,” gives us a preview of how this incidence of fictional worlds colliding might play out.
Those who’ve seen the Game of Thrones Season 5 finale know — spoiler alert! — that Katniss would have a major logistical obstacle to killing Jon Snow: the fact that he’s already dead. Nonetheless, it’s fun to watch the video, comprised of scenes from the most recent Mockingjay trailer and episodes of GoT, and see how perfectly it all comes together. Jon Snow might not be the villain that the Capitol’s president is, but that makes it all the more ridiculous as his surname makes him the obvious choice to become Katniss’ target.
Besides, as all Game of Thrones fans are aware, he knows nothing — and ignorance is its own kind of sin.
“Nothing good is safe while Snow’s alive,” says Katniss as we see the bastard-hero walking in the woods. Tension continues to build and she announces, “Snow has to pay for what he’s done.” The video’s interwoven scenes from both popular franchises make it look as if the two worlds are gearing up for battle against one another. There are archers, troops on the move, fires, and explosions. Throughout, we get more of Katniss’ rallying cry, and it’s done so well that it makes you wish that The Hunger Game of Thrones was actually a real movie — who knows, once Hollywood tires of constant reboots, maybe it will be.
The mashup comes to us thanks to the YouTube account of David Elmaleh, who isn’t a novice when it comes to such videos. His other work includes a comical look at what could result if The Social Network, Batman, and Superman were remixed together. Naturally, Mark Zuckerberg becomes someone who “has the power to wipe out the entire human race.”