first_imgThough it began as a kind of realistic take on epic fantasy, Game of Thrones has over the course of its run increasingly delved into the more, well…fantastical elements of the genre.By the end of season six, dragons, giants, zombies, shapeshifters, and magic grenade wielding fairy-elf things have all made appearances. That got us wondering, of course…what other fantasy elements do we want to see in the series?With the show’s creators completely off book at this point, it’s time to diverge from George R.R. Martin’s original intent and load up season seven with some crazy-ass monsters! These are our top picks for the monsters and creatures that should show up in next season’s Game of Thrones, but there are a bazillion more that we’d also be A-OK with. Tell us what you’d like to see in the comments down below!Aubrey Sitterson is the creator of the centaur-heavy sword & sorcery serial podcast, SKALD, available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher & Podomatic. Find him on Twitter or check out his website for more information. Basilisks1/11Stoneskin is a serious risk in the world of Game of Thrones, capable of driving a man mad, or at the very least, scarring them for life. But where does stoneskin come from? What is its real source? If you ask us, this is a perfect opportunity to bring in the stone-vision lizard, the basilisk, or at the very least, it’s chicken-looking cousin, the cockatrice.<><>last_img

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