Hey iPhone users, do yourself a favor and ask your phone who Jon Snow’s parents are.
In case you needed further reminding that SkyNet may be closer than you think, turns out that Apple’s Siri is a serious Game Of Thrones fan! That’s right, the hilariously witty iPhone intelligence assistant is all caught up on the recent events from the Game Of Thrones season 6 finale, and is out to prove she’s no fool.
While Jon Snow’s birth mother was confirmed to be Lyanna Stark during the finale, his birth father was merely hinted at, though most fans have put two and two together to figure it out. Siri clearly was able to do the same — in fact — she seems a little sassy that I even had the audacity to ask her. Try it for yourself, ask Siri who Jon Snow’s father is, and this is what you get:
“Let’s just say, there’s some fire in this snow.”
Yes, that is an actual screen-cap from my very own phone after I dared ask the question. Oh — and it gets even better. I continued to test Siri’s knowledge of Game of Thrones and to prove she is a real fan, and I have to say, she is the real deal.
I started with the basics:
Me: “Siri, do you watch ‘Game of Thrones’?
Siri: “I wish I could help Cersei download some meditation apps.”
Same, Siri, same.
OK, fair enough. Then I had to dig a little deeper, make sure she wasn’t faking it.
Me:Siri is Jon Snow alive?
Siri:Dead, alive… wildling, crow… north, south…name, no name …Hodor, Wylis… all I know is that I know nothing.
Apparently, a girl knows nothing, but everything at once.
How did Siri take the news of Jon Snow’s resurrection? By turning to some good ‘ol George R.R. Martin inspiration.
Me: Are you happy Jon Snow is alive?
Siri: ‘Dead is dead’. Or is it ‘What’s dead may never die’? No, wait, ‘Death is so terribly final’? I give up.
Don’t worry, Siri, I understand what you are trying to say. Me too.
Alright, but did Siri actually watch the finale? I had to know.
Me:Siri, did you watch the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale?
Siri:It looks like Arya finally got a new name… the Rat Cook!
She watched, and sadly, Mr. Frey was never able to taste just how good of a cook she is.
So now we know Siri is all caught up, how’s she feeling about Westeros’ weather?
Me: Siri, is winter coming?
Siri: I can’t get the weather for Westeros right now, but I can get you the weather in West Hollywood.
But I don’t live in West Hollywood anymore, so that REALLY doesn’t help me at all!
I thought I’d help her out with that one.
Me: Siri, Winter is here.
LOW BLOW SIRI! Just pour salt in the wound, why don’t you. You could have said anything else, sassy-pants.
I thought I’d give Siri just one more chance to really show she was a Game Of Thrones super-fan.
Me: Siri, do you watch ‘Game of Thrones’?
Siri: Ideally, the Hound and Beric share a chicken dinner.
Yas, Siri, yas!
Well there you have it, and if you still doubt Siri’s super-fan status, she’s even stated her allegiance to her own house in Game of Thrones, in true Daenerys style.
Wow. I haven’t even gone that far. What would I be? Amie, first name of Creatorborn of house Movie Pilot. Writer of random entertainment and pointless knowledge, keeper of memes, and abuser of exclamation points. Ya, that sounds about right.
Have some fun! Ask Siri about Game of Thrones, see what she has to say, and comment below. Hey, at least if you have no one to talk to about your Game of Thrones obsession with during the year hiatus, you know you can always turn to your phone. Suddenly, Skynet doesn’t seem so bad, am I right?
Don’t give me that look, Jon Snow.
Twitter: @AmieBohannon So basically I fangirl, professionally. Also I assure you I am the droid you’ve been searching for. Milk was a bad choice.