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6 Things we can expect in Game Of Thrones season 8

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Game of Thrones filming returns to Magheramorne Quarry

The final episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones gave us a promising ending with the White Walkers finally breaching the wall, the Night King now owns a dragon and we can’t imagine how much destruction he can bring about to the continent of Westeros.

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But, what about the end game for Game of Thrones? Who will survive and who will die? How will it end for the main cast members? We will answer all these questions here.

The author of the series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ , George RR Martin had originally planned for at least five characters to survive the events of the series namely – Jon, Daenerys, Arya, Bran, and Tyrion.

However, George had planned for this for the original manuscript, which was supposed to be a trilogy. We can’t be entirely sure if this would end up happening in the last season of the book or even the final book of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. So, let’s speculate based on the subtle hints in the books and the last season.

1. Cersei Lannister dies

Lena Headey (Cersei) teases a "very large" Game of Thrones Season 8, reveals when filming ends

This has been heavily foreshadowed over all the past seasons and in the books. In the book and in the opening scene of the fifth season, a young Cersei visits the woods witch ‘Maggy’, who accurately predicts her future. However, the show dropped out the ‘Valonqar Prophecy’ which stated Cersei’s demise at the hands of the little brother, who will choke out the life from her. All the fans are making predictions on who that valonqar might be.

2. Jon learns about his heritage and rides a dragon

Jon Snow finally met Drogon, and the fans lost it!

The final episode of the seventh season showed us the most awaited reunion of Sam and Bran, who will be, most likely, the ones to disclose the truth to Jon. In the books, Jon has a dream, where he visits the crypts of Winterfell, but feels skeptical there of what he will find there. Even the show has foreshadowed his heritage in numerous scenes. In fifth episode of the latest season, Jon pets Drogon, much to Dany’s surprise. Wouldn’t it be poetic, watching Jon riding Rhaegal, the dragon named after his father?

3. Westeros will burn ‘blue’

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We already knew that the wall would someday be breached, now that winter is finally here. We know how much destruction ‘undead’ Viserion can cause especially with the ending scene of the last season. The castles of ‘Last Hearth’ and ‘Karhold’ will the first going down in blue flames, foreshadowed in the first scene of Winterfell in the episode ‘Dragonstone’. Will Winterfell and King’s Landing suffer the same fate? What about Dany’s vision in the ‘House of the Undying’?

4. Targaryen children on the way

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This is probably the most foreshadowed possibilities in the next season. We all saw Tyrion discussing the succession of the Iron Throne with Dany in the sixth episode of the last season. Even Jorah Mormont said to Jon ‘May it serve you well and your children after you,’ while handing Longclaw back to him. Even in the last episode, Dany said to Jon that she can’t have children. So, with the topic ‘children’ brought about vastly in the last season, it’s safe to assume that we can have more Targaryens on the way.

5. Sam will pen down ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’

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In an episode of the last season, Samwell Tarly was seen shrugging over the title Archmaester Ebrose suggested for the title of the book recording the events prior to Robert’s Rebellion. Sam asked Ebrose if the title can be ‘a bit more poetic’ which wasn’t approved of. But, who knows that Sam will be the one to finally pen down the current events of the series. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Sam in the final scene of the series completing the final page of the book ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ just like Frodo Baggins did in ‘Lord of the Rings’?

6. The bittersweet ending that was promised

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George has always promised a ‘non-Disney’ ending for Game of Thrones. Of course, we can’t expect that from the series, seeing events like Ned Stark’s beheading in the first season of the series and the ‘Red Wedding’ where major characters like Catelyn, Robb, Talisa and even Greywind died unexpectedly. But, with the promised ‘bittersweet’ ending anything is likely to happen in the last season.

So, what were your thoughts on this theory article we bring to you today? Who will survive the final season of Game of Thrones and what will the ending be? Let us know in the comments section down below.







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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer Season 6 is finally out! The comic book/supernatural based hit series came to an emotional end on September 10 this year with the release of its final season. The show paid a lot of homages to various pop culture icons, including Game of Thrones. Let’s have a look at all the times Game of Thrones was referenced by various characters on Lucifer.

 

Season 3 Episode 14

Cain aka Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) has been roaming the earth for thousands of years. He’s tired of losing his loved ones due to an immortality curse placed on him by God. After a long and bloody skirmish with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), he says and believes he has ‘nothing to live for‘. Amenadiel replies, “Have you tried Game of Thrones?”

 

Season 4 Episode 8

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer is dealing with his emotional issues, after getting back with his ex Eve (Inbar Lavi). Chloe (Lauren German) tells Lucifer about a prophecy, that apocalyptic events will occur on earth and Hell will freeze over if Lucifer meets his true love. To which he replies, “Perhaps winter is coming.

 

Season 5 Episode 9

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

God (Dennis Haysbert) is on earth and organizes a small family reunion at Linda’s (Rachael Harris) house. Lucifer considers himself the smartest in the family, much like Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. He drags the chair to sit at the other head of the table in an equal position to his father. Tyrion does something similar at the small council in King’s Landing.

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Michael and Lucifer (both played by Tom Ellis) have agreed to decide who will be the new God of their universe, by a poll that Lucifer is most likely to lose. All the angels show up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michael is wearing a special medieval warrior-like attire for the occasion. Lucifer mocks him for his poor fashion sense, asking him “Is winter coming or something?

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer and Michael are locking horns for a final showdown, because Michael is willing to kill those who won’t obey him. In a dramatic and long-drawn-out battle, Lucifer defeats Michael with Chloe’s help. He orders him to stand down and ‘bend the knee’, and then goes on to cut off his wings. “Bend the knee” is frequently used by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, whenever she subdues an enemy.

Have you noticed any other Game of Thrones references we might have missed out on? Tell us in the comments below!







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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

Valyrian Steel Swords are very priceless and magical weapons that are possessed by very few. By the time of Game of Thrones, we see only a handful of individuals who have access to them. But 300 years ago, during the events of House of the Dragon, they were much more in number.

We have seen a few of them in HBO’s TV adaptation of Game of Thrones. But there will be a lot more in the prequel show House of The Dragon. There have been about 227 Valyrian steel swords that have been recorded in the history of Westeros, most of them have been lost or destroyed. Let’s have a look at a few of them that might make an appearance in House of The Dragon. We covered a few of them in the previous article, here’s the link. Do check it out!

 

Lamentation

Lamentation was a famed Valyrian steel sword that belonged to House Royce. Ser Willam Royce wielded the blade during the Dance of the Dragons. The sword was torn from the hand of Willam, however, when he was killed during the Ride of the Seven. With Willam’s death, the sword was carried off, never to be found again. However, some rumours claim that Ser Warrick Wheaton slashed a wing off of Syrax with a Valyrian steel sword, likely Lamentation, during the Storming of the Dragonpit.

 

Dark Sister

Dark Sister is a famous longsword of Valyrian steel. It is one of two ancestral swords of House Targaryen. Dark Sister had a slender blade originally designed for a woman’s hand. It was wielded by Visenya Targaryen during Aegon’s conquest of Westeros. During the Dance of the Dragons, it was the prime weapon of choice for Prince Daemon Targaryen. Dark Sister was lost when the last wielder of the sword, Brynden Rivers, went missing beyond the Wall in 252 AC.

 

Longclaw

Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

Jon Snow wielding Longclaw in Battle of The Bastards, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Longclaw is the ancestral Valyrian steel sword of House Mormont. It is the same sword Jeor Mormont gifts to Jon Snow at the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones. The Mormonts supported the Starks in their allegiance with Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons.

 

Lady Forlorn

Lady Forlorn is the ancestral longsword made of Valyrian steel belonging to House Corbray. The sword has a heart-shaped ruby in its pommel and its blade is smokey-grey in appearance. Ser Corwyn Corbray wielded Lady Forlorn during the Dance of the Dragons. It was in the possession of Ser Lyn Corbray in Game of Thrones.

 

Is there any Valyrian steel sword you’d wish to own? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Buy: Ned Stark Ice foam sword with collector box

Buy: Ned Stark Ice foam sword with collector box

 

Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire

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Visenya Targaryen by Berkan Ozkan







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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 1

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House of The Dragon’s Co-showrunner Ryan Condal confirms the existence of 3 famous Valyrian steel swords in the show

Valyrian steel swords have always been a source of fascination for the fans of Game of Thrones. Made of a fictional metal in the ancient land of Valyria, not many such weapons survive since its doom. They are very rare, priceless, magic-infused and are often passed down as family heirlooms. We have seen a few of them in HBO’s TV adaptation of Game of Thrones. But there will be a lot more in the prequel show House of The Dragon. There have been about 227 Valyrian steel swords that have been recorded in the history of Westeros, most of them have been lost or destroyed. Let’s have a look at a few of them that might make an appearance in House of The Dragon.

 

Vigilance

Vigilance is a Valyrian steel longsword belonging to House Hightower. It was last wielded by Ormund Hightower during the Dance of the Dragons and he fought for King Aegon II Targaryen. Ormund was slain by Roderick Dustin during the first battle of Tumbleton, after which the sword was lost forever.

 

Ice

Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 1

Ned Stark wielding Ice, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Ice is the ancestral greatsword of House Stark made of Valyrian steel. It is the sword that was wielded by Ned Stark in Game of Thrones. The sword was wielded by Lord Cregan Stark during the Dance of the Dragons, who was the Warden of the North during the period. He supported Rhaenyra Targaryen due to his pledge known as the Pact of Ice and Fire.

 

Truth

Truth was a Valyrian steel longsword carried by Moredo Rogare, a Lysene noble from the wealthy banking Rogare family. During the Dance of the Dragons, the Rogare Bank rivalled the Iron Bank of Braavos in size. We might get a glimpse of the sword in House of The Dragon.

 

Orphan-Maker

Orphan-Maker is a Valyrian steel longsword belonging to House Roxton with a black blade. Ser Jon Roxton wielded the blade during the Dance of the Dragons. He sided with King Aegon II Targaryen and the sword was used in the Battle of Honeywine and the second battle of Tumbleton. The sword later came into the possession of Lord Unwin Peake, after which its whereabouts are unknown.

 

Blackfyre

Blackfyre is the fabled hand-and-a-half longsword of Valyrian steel once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror. It is perhaps the most famous sword in all of Westeros. Aegon II Targaryen’s possession of Blackfyre enhanced his legitimacy against his rival, Rhaenyra Targaryen, during the Dance of the Dragons. It was lost after the Blackfyre rebellion.

Is there any Valyrian steel sword you wish to own? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Buy: Game of Thrones Longclaw Replica Foam Sword

Game of Thrones Long Claw Replica Foam Sword

 

Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire

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Aegon I Targaryen by Clark Ocleasa







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