Qui-Gon Jinn is a Game of Thrones favorite, according to Star Wars enthusiasts

Qui-Gon Jinn is a Game of Thrones favorite, according to Star Wars enthusiasts ...

Star Wars and Game of Thrones have little in common, but if you observe them closely enough you will notice some similarities.

A surprising outburst between two of the most influential characters in the Star Wars franchise sparked a lively debate among fans. Ned Stark and Qui-Gon Jinn are two "selfless, amazing" men who died "every moment in the remainder of the narrative."

The top comment on the post states that user Gunnersteele oversimplifies both characters, instead relying on the obvious. Their differences, on a surface level, are unmistakable, however, and the conversation enthused a number of followers.

Both Qui-Gonn and Ned are killed early in the story, leaving fans to wonder if what followed would have been altered by their continued presence. Ned is killed due to his unrelenting loyalty to his own beliefs, leaving the country to tear itself apart in a conflict triggered by his death. Qui-Gon was almost a polar opposite to Ned, who frequently disagreed with the Jedi Council.

Although his killing at the hands of Darth Maul isn't a betrayal as Ned's is, it does have an impact on the galaxy. Most people believe that Qui-Gon's actions would have been completely different in future Star Wars situations if he hadn't lived long enough to teach Anakin. His more deceptive attitude toward the Jedi Order and his refusal to follow the law might have perfected the blossoming Sith and even prevented his entry to the Dark Side.

The death of Ned is, on the other hand, a necessity in the Game of Thrones narrative. Had he lived, the conflict might have gone peacefully, and things might have gone smoothly. Qui-Gon's death is also a necessity, of course, but it isn't the only factor that drives the story forward.

Many followers questioned the notion that the two men share many similarities. However, their deaths are the deciding factor in both stories, but that's where any parallels end.