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Definitive Proof That Sam From LOTR And Sam From GOT Are The Same Person

The two most lovable Sams in fantasy.

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Let's start with the name!

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A great name, Samwise, from the Old English, meaning "half-wise or simple". By that token does Samwell mean half... well? Both a little degrading.

Both characters began stuck living in the shadows of their fathers.

One Sam inheriting his father's gardening practice, and the other being pushed to inherit his father's lordship – both end up abandoning this path.

In worlds where literacy isn't very common, the Sams both became bookworms.

One dreamed of becoming a Maester while the other displayed a talent for poetry.

Their roles are very similar – the unlikely sidekick to the story's hero.

Who gets all the attention but couldn't have gotten far without their Sam!

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Although both characters exist in an overwhelmingly male setting, they both manage to find a female love interest.

LOTR doesn't have many women characters, and the Night's Watch is, well, a bit of a sausagefest.

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They are basically of the same kin!