I’m sure other people have done this before, with varying degrees of pro-Martin bias. So I thought that I would throw my hat into the ring (no pun intended) and give my two cents on what would happen if the worlds collided and the Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones collided.
When taking these two epic stories into consideration, many GoT fans down-play just how powerful LotR really is. They take the film as their representation and that alone, with all of its weaknesses as well. Unfortunately, they are ignoring quite a few significant things which might just tip the scales in favor of Lord of the Rings. Whereas Game of Thrones is realistic, with many feuding petty kings fighting over one throne, the issue there is that they’re ignoring the White-Walker invasion from the North. In Middle Earth, the Free Peoples are more or less united against their common threat. Unity breeds strength, which is something Westeros is sadly lacking.
Concerning magic, a lot of people down-play the significance of magic in Lord of the Rings because it is just so much more subtle. Whereas people in Westeros claim that there is no god or fight for the old and the new or the evil Lord of Light, in Middle Earth, the Valar have an active role. Melissandre is merely a powerful human sorceress, whereas Sauron, the Balrog and the Five Wizards are quite literally angels. Even the Witch-king, the only thing close to her level of magic, is much more over-powered by reason of being an immortal spirit who can freeze the hearts of mortals with his very voice.
But this and all of the fascinating, powerful creatures of Middle Earth aside (Daenerys’ dragons are rather small compared to the fell-beasts of the Nazgul, and there are only three of them as opposed to nine fell-beasts), there is one thing that, in any instance, will always spell victory for Lord of the Rings.
…the One Ring.