FUCK YEAH GRUFF OLD MEN
Here’s an ode to the badass old(er?) men in HBO’s Game of Thrones. These actors are fucking awesome and made me care about some of these characters more than I ever did when I was reading the books.
Let’s start with the most badass senior retiree in Westeros, Ser Barristan Selmy. Ser Barristan has no use for your fucking IRA plan. He’s all, “I’m blowing this popsicle stand.”
Here’s Ser Rodrik Cassel with Westeros’s most fashionable hairstyle. You know he’s badass because he keeps his style intact through fights with hill tribes and the death of his equally badass nephew, Jory.
Maester Luwin remains stoic even though you know he’s impressed by Robb’s BAMF-ness at this moment. Plus, dude sends out ravens faster than I can spam Twitter. That’s talent.
Not a badass, but someone who is very fun to hate. (Also, this is the same Creepy McCreeperson from Torchwood’s “Countrycide.” Dude has it down to a science.)
Speaking of someone you love to hate, here’s someone who shits gold…
Assuming Tywin Lannister’s deathglare hasn’t killed you, here’s a badassery twofer: Commander Jeor “The Old Bear” Mormont and Aemon “I don’t have time for your emo bullshit” Targaryen.
I saved the best for last. Greatjon Umber is the Westeros version of Ron Fucking Swanson. You just know this guy enjoys sitting down to a 24-oz. steak and burning ex-wife effigies.
This post brought to you by old man calisthenics. I hate Pycelle but I thought this scene was funny.