Olenna Tyrell’s iconic ‘Game of Thrones’ death is the newest election week meme

  • Following updated Pennsylvania vote counts in the 2020 Presidential race, people are making "Game of Thrones"-election week crossover memes.
  • In the newest format, people are editing the face of Gritty (the mascot of Philadelphia's hockey team) onto Olenna Tyrell's face. 
  • "Tell Donald, I want him to know it was me," the memes are captioned, echoing Olenna's final message to Cersei Lannister before her death in "Game of Thrones."
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In a new popular meme, people have edited the face of Gritty — the Philadelphia Flyers' meme-worthy mascot — onto Olenna Tyrell's face in celebration of President Trump's projected loss in the 2020 election. Following new vote tallies from Pennsylvania, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected on Friday morning that Former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential race. 

As updated vote counts came through late Thursday evening and into Friday morning, the "Game of Thrones"-Gritty crossover memes began to surface.

The original image comes from the "Game of Thrones" season seven scene in which Olenna Tyrell faces off with Jaime Lannister. After defeating her armies and sacking her castle, Jaime told Olenna she would be given a dignified death. He allowed her to drink a painless poison, and the "Queen of Thorns" gulped it down without hesitation.

But before she could feel the poison's effects, Olenna confessed to Jaime that she had orchestrated the assassination of King Joffrey (Jaime and Cersei Lannister's bastard son). 

Her final words were: "Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me."

In the Gritty meme, people are instead substituting in the Philadelphia mascot, and captioning it: "Tell Donald. I want him to know it was me."

One person has already made a poster of the meme, as spotted by Buzzfeed News reporter Amber Jamieson.

People have also used the same format to give credit for President-elect Joe Biden's projected win to Georgia voters, Stacey Abrams, and the USPS.

As of 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, Insider and Decision Desk HQ have not made calls for either candidate in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina. You can read more about why Insider and Decision Desk HQ have called the election for Biden based on Pennsylvania's votes here.

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