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But there’s another thing we’ve noticed in the midst of this big family reunion; nearly all the Starks have acquired an X-Men range of superpowers along the way.
Are they forming the ultimate Westerosi fighting team? The evidence is pretty compelling…
Brandon Stark is Professor X
Professor X has psychic powers, he can read minds and project his own thoughts into the minds of others within a 250-mile radius.
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As the Three Eyed Raven, Brandon Stark has similar magical powers. His skills as a ‘Warg’ enable him to project his consciousness into the mind of an animal, to see through its eyes as well as use its body. Bran also has ‘Greensight’ or ‘The Sight’ which means he can have visions into the past, present and future and affect events (remember ‘hold the door‘?) Both Professor X and Brandon Stark are also unable to walk.
Jon Snow is Wolverine
Not only is Jon Snow half Stark (whose family emblem is of course a wolf), but like Wolverine – who is virtually impossible to kill – he’s shown some pretty remarkable self-healing powers by coming back from the dead.
On a superficial level, both men can also pull off both sexy face scratches and fur pelts.
Arya is Laura
Laura is a mutant with lethal fighting skills, who outwardly looks like a harmless young girl. Sound familiar? Watch the scene above and tell us you don’t see Ayra Stark in assassin mode. The ‘Arya as Laura’ theory also parallels with her close relationship to Jon Snow (the GOT Wolverine), her favourite older brother and mentor before they’re driven apart.
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As a Stark, Arya is of course also symbolically a wolf, but there’s a double-wolf link here too since the character who plays Arya (Maisie Williams) won a role in X-Men this year as Wolfsbane, ‘a girl struggling to reconcile her religious beliefs with her power to turn into a wolf.’
Sansa Stark is played by an X-Men star
Though we admit Sansa Stark has no obvious X-Men twin, Sophie Turner has already appeared as Jean Grey in the X-Men film franchise, and she’s soon to be joined in the movies by her GOT sister and friend, Maisie Williams, next year.
X-Men, er Starks, assemble?