Someone recreated the 'Game of Thrones' Red Wedding on Animal Crossing and it's much more adorable

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The "Animal Crossing" Red Wedding is cuter, but a whole lot sadder.
  • Warning: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" ahead.

  • Reddit user rocketcatxx recreated the Red Wedding from "Game of Thrones" on Nintendo's "Animal Crossing."

  • The brutal "Game of Thrones" scene, which sees Robb Stark, his wife Talisa, and his mother Catelyn betrayed and murdered by Walder Frey and Roose Bolton, looks much cuter in the animated version.

  • Rocketcatxx, who also posted the recreation on Instagram, wrote: "I'm back and I recreated the Red Wedding on Animal Crossing. Do as you will."

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A Reddit user recreated one of the most harrowing "Game of Thrones" scenes on the endlessly cute Nintendo video game "Animal Crossing."

In "The Rains of Castamere," episode nine of season three of HBO's fantasy series, Robb Stark and his mother Catelyn enjoy the wedding of Edmure Tully (Cat's brother) and Roslin Frey at Walder Frey's castle. Things take a deadly turn, however, when the Starks are betrayed.

Robb and his own bride, Talisa, are killed by Roose Bolton and the Freys, before Catelyn tries to threaten her way out by holding a knife to Walder's wife. Catelyn is killed anyway, and then the rest of the Starks are soon slaughtered.

Rocketcatxx posted screenshots of her reimagining on Reddit, and Instagram posting side by side stills of her version of the brutal wedding, and the show's gory original. Somehow, she's managed to make one of the most horrifying scenes on TV into something really, really adorable.

Rocketcatxx titled the Reddit post: "I'm back and I recreated the Red Wedding on Animal Crossing. Do as you will."

Scroll down to see the recreation in full.

Walder Frey's ominous hall now looks like a nice place to eat.

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Robb Stark at the hall of Walder Frey.

Walder Frey's castle, the Twins, is not the most welcoming of places. He's a pretty grim host, and the entire atmosphere of the wedding, even before the massacre began, wasn't a happy one. But it certainly looks happy in the "Animal Crossing" version.

Richard Madden's Robb Stark looks even cuter in 'Animal Crossing.'

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Richard Madden played Robb Stark.

Robb and Talisa (Richard Madden and Oona Chaplin) were always a pretty cute couple, but that adorable quality is dialled up a notch or two in "Animal Crossing." They look so wholesome together, which actually makes what is to come all the more tragic.

Walder Frey looks a lot less menacing in the Nintendo video game.

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David Bradley played Walder Frey.

Walder Frey is played by David Bradley in the show, a terrific actor who is used to playing mean old men thanks to his turn as Argus Filch in the "Harry Potter" movie series.

As Walder, though, Bradley is at his most sinister and savage — but he doesn't really look all that dangerous in "Animal Crossing" form. 

The Red Wedding tension is made even clearer thanks to those animated beads of sweat.

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Michelle Fairley played Catelyn Stark.

Michelle Fairley's Catelyn Stark gets pretty desparate in her attempt to save her son's life, holding a knife to the throat of Walder's wife Roslin Frey (played by Alexandra Dowling). The "Animal Crossing" reimagining captures the tension of this scene with those cute little beads of sweat. You wouldn't want to mess with the "Animal Crossing" version of Catelyn.

 

Talisa's death is made all the more heartbreaking in 'Animal Crossing.'

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Oona Chaplin played Talisa Stark.

Oona Chaplin's Talisa Stark had a short but memorable time on screen, and her death was one of the most tragic and brutal in the entire show, and certainly the most memorable.

It's somehow made even sadder in the "Animal Crossing" reimagining. Look at poor animated Robb Stark's face. Heartbreaking.

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