22 ‘Game of Thrones’ actors who have played Marvel characters

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Sansa Stark on the “Game of Thrones” series finale.
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  • HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has an ensemble cast.
  • Several of the actors have played Marvel characters on TV and in movies.
  • Some are familiar, like Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, while others, like Natalie Dormer in “Captain America,” might not be remembered.

Both “Game of Thrones” and Marvel feature a vast universe of characters.

And in some cases the worlds have merged, with some actors jumping from the HBO series to the Marvel franchise, including both movies and TV shows.

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) is an X-Men member, while Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) has played two Marvel characters.

Here are 22 actors who have appeared on “Game of Thrones” and as Marvel characters:


Sophie Turner started playing Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones” when she was 13 years old and became a part of the “X-Men” universe as Jean Grey in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

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Turner as Sansa Stark and Jean Grey.
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HBO and Walt Disney Studios

She’s reprising her role in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”


Peter Dinklage, who played Tyrion, the youngest Lannister sibling, on “Game of Thrones” for eight seasons, joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Eitri in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Eitri.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Eitri is the last surviving dwarf of Nidavellir. He forges Thor’s new weapon, Stormbreaker.


But Dinklage also played Bolivar Trask in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

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Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Bolivar Trask.
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HBO and 20th Century Fox

Bolivar is a military scientist who experiments on mutants to create the Sentinel program.


Natalie Dormer played Margaery Tyrell on the HBO show and appeared in “Captain America: The First Avenger” as Private Lorraine.

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Dormer as Margaery Tyrell and Private Lorraine.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Margaery is a kind and smart woman who briefly becomes queen of Westeros when she marries Joffrey Baratheon (Lannister) and then Tommen Baratheon (Lannister).

Private Lorraine is a soldier in the US Army who kisses Captain America.


Her brother on the series, Loras Tyrell, was played by Finn Jones, who starred as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist on Netflix’s Marvel series “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage,” and “The Defenders.”

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Jones as Loras Tyrell and Danny Rand.
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HBO and Netflix

Loras is also Renly Baratheon’s lover.

Danny becomes the Iron Fist after training in K’un-Lun.


Jessica Henwick starred alongside Jones as Colleen Wing on Marvel’s Netflix shows and was on “Game of Thrones” as Nymeria Sand.

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Henwick as Nymeria Sand and Colleen Wing.
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HBO and Netflix

Nymeria Sand is one of Oberyn Martell’s daughters, known as the Sand Snakes.

On the Netflix shows, Colleen is a martial artist and teacher who befriends Danny on his return to New York City.


Iwan Rheon, known to “Game of Thrones” fans as Ramsay Bolton, starred on “Inhumans” as Maximus.

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Rheon as Ramsay Bolton and Maximus.
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HBO and ABC

Ramsay is the sadistic son of Roose Bolton who tortures Theon Greyjoy, rapes Sansa Stark, and kills Rickon Stark.

On ABC’s short-lived “Inhumans” series, Maximus is Black Bolt’s brother and wants to be king of Attilan.


Ed Skrein was briefly on “Game of Thrones” as Daario Naharis and played Francis Freeman aka Ajax in “Deadpool.”

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Skrein as Daario Naharis and Francis Freeman.
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HBO and 20th Century Fox

Skrein was replaced by Michiel Huisman after one season on “Game of Thrones.”

Ajax is a villain with enhanced strength in “Deadpool.”


Clive Russell portrayed Brynden Tully on “Game of Thrones” and led the Asgardian army as Tyr in “Thor: The Dark World.”

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Russell as Bryden Tully and Tyr.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Brynden Tully, Catelyn Stark’s uncle, died defending Riverrun from the Lannisters.


Richard Brake played the Night King on seasons four and five of “Game of Thrones” and served as an Einherjar lieutenant in “Thor: The Dark World.”

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Brake as the Night King and as an Einherjar lieutenant.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Brake was replaced by Vladimir Furdik on seasons six through eight.

In “The Dark World,” the Einherjar are elite members of the Asgardian army.


Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played Malko, the captain of a slaving ship on “Game of Thrones,” and was Algrim the Strong, aka Kurse, in “Thor: The Dark World.”

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Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Malko and as Algrim the Strong.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Malko finds and captures Tyrion and Jorah on the shores of Volantis.

In “Thor: The Dark World,” Algrim served under Malekith of the Dark Elves and sacrificed himself to become the last of the Kursed, a type of dark supersoldier.


Enzo Cilenti joined “Game of Thrones” as Yezzan zo Qaggaz, a slave trader from Yunkai, and was a watchtower guard in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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Cilenti as Yezzan zo Qaggaz and a watchtower guard.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Yezzan zo Qaggaz buys Tyrion and Jorah from Malko.


Ralph Ineson played Dagmer Cleftjaw on “Game of Thrones” and was a Ravager pilot in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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Ineson as Dagmer Cleftjaw and a Ravager pilot.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Dagmer Cleftjaw is a raider for House Greyjoy but he betrayed Theon at Winterfell and stabbed Maester Luwin before being flayed alive by Ramsay Bolton.

In “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Ineson was a member of Yondu’s Ravager faction.


James Faulkner played Randyll Tarly on “Game of Thrones” and was a Swiss bank manager in “X-Men: First Class.”

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Faulkner as Randyll Tarly and a Swiss banker.
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HBO and 20th Century Fox

Randyll Tarly is Samwell Tarly’s father.

Erik (Magneto) goes to the Swiss banker for answers on the Nazi scientist Klaus Schmidt’s whereabouts.


Hannah John-Kamen played Ornela, a member of the Dosh khaleen who meets Daenerys Targaryen. She joined the MCU as Ava Starr aka Ghost in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

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John-Kamen as Ornela and Ghost.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Ghost can phase through physical objects.


Richard E. Grant played Izembaro on “Game of Thrones” and starred as Zander Rice in “Logan.”

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Grant as Izembaro and Zander Rice.
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HBO and 20th Century Fox

Izembaro is the director of a theater group in Braavos.

Zander is a doctor who experiments on mutants.


Chuku Modu played Aggo, a Dothraki warrior, on “Game of Thrones” and made a cameo in “Captain Marvel” as Soh-Larr, a Kree scout.

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Modo as Aggo and Soh-Larr.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Aggo, one of Khal Moro’s warriors, is killed by Daario.

Soh-Larr is captured by the Skrulls in “Captain Marvel.”


David Bradley is well known as the evil Walder Frey on “Game of Thrones,” but he briefly appeared in “Captain America: The First Avenger” as the church keeper protecting the Tesseract in Norway.

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Bradley as Walder Frey and the Tesseract protector.
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HBO and Disney/Marvel

Walder Frey presides over House Frey and teamed up with the Boltons to slaughter the Starks at the Red Wedding.


Conan Stevens played Gregor Clegane on two “Game of Thrones” episodes but made his film debut in “Man-Thing.”

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Stevens as Gregor Clegane and Man-Thing.
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HBO and Lionsgate

Stevens was replaced by Ian Whyte and then Hafthor Julius Bjornsson.

Man-Thing is a swamp creature from Marvel Comics.


Ciaran Hinds played Mance Rayder on “Game of Thrones” and technically played a Marvel character in “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.”

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Hinds as Mance Rayder and Mephisto.
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HBO and Columbia Pictures

Mance Rayder is the Free Folk leader and the King Beyond the Wall.

In “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” Hinds portrays Mephisto, a demon whose human form goes by Roarke.


Maisie Williams, who grew up on-screen as she played Arya Stark on “Game of Thrones,” will play Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane in “The New Mutants.”

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Williams as Arya Stark and Wolfsbane.
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HBO and Disney

In “The New Mutants,” a horror superhero film set to be released on April 3, 2020, Rahne is a Scottish mutant with the ability to transform into a wolf or the in-between form of a werewolf.


Harry Lloyd played Daenerys’ brother Viserys Targaryen and will play Charles Xavier on the third season of “Legion.”

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Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen and Charles Xavier.
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HBO and FX

On “Legion,” Charles Xavier is David Haller’s dad.


Bonus: Richard Madden, who played Robb Stark, may be joining the Marvel ranks in “The Eternals.”

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Madden as Robb Stark.
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HBO

Madden is reportedly in talks to join Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in “The Eternals.”