'Game of Thrones' inspired memes flood social media as India's Modi secures win
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi readied for a second term, Twitterati used memes and references from the "Game Of Thrones" to hail his win.
"Game Of Thrones" officially ended for Indians on Thursday, and one Twitter user pointed out as several memes and references of the show emerged on election result day.
"Since 'Game Of Thrones' season 8 finale was miserable, Modiji made sure fans at least enjoy this election finale," tweeted another user.
Giving a twist to the titles of Daenerys Targaryen from the fantasy show, one Twitter user hailed Modi as "the first of his name, King of India, Protector of the realm, Breaker of chains and Killer of corruption."
Another social media user wrote: "All hail His Grace, Narendra of the House Modi, First of his Name, Ruler of Bharatiyas, Lord of the North, South (partly), East, West and North East, Protector of the Realm, Breaker of Chains, Harbinger of Vikas, Scourge of traitors and Baap of all seculars."
All hail His Grace, Narendra of the House Modi, First of his Name, Ruler of Bharatiyas, Lord of the North, South (partly), East, West and North East, Protector of the Realm, Breaker of Chains, Harbinger of Vikas, Scourge of traitors and Baap of all seculars #ElectionResults2019— Siddharth Bhandari (@siddharthbhan) May 23, 2019
For a lot of "Game Of Thrones" fans, the vote counting day was equivalent to the "real 'Game of Thrones' finale.
One netizen was reminded of Cersie Lannister's famous dialogue: "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die!"
Lending it a 'desi' touch, the user wrote: "Modi: When I play game of thrones, I win or I win!"
"Rahul Gandhi got dismissed as smoothly as the Night King," wrote another user of the Congress President, referencing how Arya Stark killed the Night King with just a stroke of a dagger.
Summing it all up were several images showcasing Modi sitting on the Iron Throne.
Mr. Narender Damodardas Modi, the first of his name King of India and protector of the realm, breaker of chains and killer of corruption.@narendramodi @smritiirani #AcceptTheVerdict #ModiAaGaya #AbkiBaar300Paar #GameOfThrones #GameOfThronesFinale pic.twitter.com/yMRqujGiak— Ishaan Mavi (@chowkidarhubc) May 23, 2019
"Game Of Thrones", which lasted 8 seasons since starting in 2011, ended on May 19, which was also the day the seven-phase elections concluded. The fandom for the show reflected throughout the election season in India as political parties, the Election Commission and the Press Information Bureau used its dialogues and imagery to drive messages to citizens.
See more tweets below.
Finally Game of thrones ended, Iron throne got his rightful heir.. Bend the knee.. Hail Modi— Gaurav Jain (@GauravJain_86) May 23, 2019
Now this is called a season finale— mishikaa parakh (@MishikaaP) May 23, 2019
to our very own Indian Game of Thrones!
What a spectacular win for Narendra Modi🎉
What a day in Indian history! 💯
An exemplary leader that will bridge us to prosperity✨
A season 2 I cannot wait for!
BRILLIANT 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/KkXDx2QvWx