GRRM believes Boromir would kick Ned Stark's ass

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin has admitted that Ned Stark would lose in a fight with Lord of the Rings character Boromir.

Sean Bean played both Boromir in the Lord of the Rings movies and Stark in HBO's adaptation of Martin's novels.

"I think Boromir is probably more of a warrior than Ned was," the writer told MTV Geek. "Ned was more of a lord, a ruler, a diplomat, a general."

He added: "In simple physical one-on-one combat, Boromir probably [would win]."

In the interview, Martin also considered who would come out on top in a bout between Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and between Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

Sean Bean has previously stated that he is keen to return to Game of Thrones as the late Ned Stark, revealing that a flashback sequence featuring his character is "a possibility" in future.

The video won't embed properly, so here are the rest of the matchups (his answers are in bold):

Aragorn vs. Jaime
Smaug vs. Balerion
Saruman vs. Melisandre
Wargs vs. Direwolves
Ice vs. Glamdring
Frodo vs. Tyrion (lol, he said he wouldn't even pick Frodo over Sam)
Nazgul vs. White Walkers
Cave Troll vs. Mag the Mighty
Gimli vs. The Mountain
Ned Stark vs. Boromir

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