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Joffrey could have been the hero of 'Game of Thrones': Here's how

Some sappy music mixed with a smart choice of scenes turns that horrible scoundrel Joffrey into the heroic protagonist of "Game of Thrones."

Joffrey wasn't such a bad guy.

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Joffrey Baratheon was a sweet boy who suffered at the hands of an uncaring father and and an overbearing uncle. He was the true heir to the Iron Throne of Westeros, but his enemies were many. He loved his queen and swore to protect her. He fought boldly and rallied his troops. The people adored him. But, alas, his life was cut short by the actions of a cruel woman.

This description sounds nothing like the Joffrey we know and hate from the HBO series "Game of Thrones." The simpering boy-king was known for his cruelty and wicked ways. A re-edited telling of the series turns the tides and makes Joffrey out to be a pure, kind-hearted hero.

The "If Joffrey was the Hero" video comes from BloodBlitz Comedy, a sketch comedy group, and was inspired by fan requests. BloodBlitz is known for its BaneCat series that melds Batman villain Bane with a chubby housecat.

It's remarkable that BloodBlitz was able to find enough footage of Joffrey not being a twit to make the three-minute video. Watching it is like stepping into an alternate reality where everything we thought we knew about the series is wrong. It does what I thought was impossible: It makes me like Joffrey for a few brief moments.

(Via Laughing Squid)