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8 Characters who disappeared from Game of Thrones TV series

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It’s been a year since the seventh season of Game of Thrones aired. Although it’s a series of surprises, uncertain fates of our favourite characters, and strange ironies, yet disappearance of a few side characters, who were once key propellers in the show, leaves us wondering, where they have gone. Here’s a list of 8 characters who have disappeared from the TV series, a few of them since the sixth season:

Old Nan

8 Characters who disappeared from Game of Thrones TV series - Old Nan

Hodor’s great-grandmother, Old Nan played an important character in the first season of Game of Thrones. She was the one who introduced us to the threat of the White Walkers, through the tales she told Bran.

“In that darkness, the white walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms riding their dead horses, hunting with their pack of pale spiders as big as hounds…”

Since, then we haven’t seen much of her, except for a glimpse or two of her younger self in the sixth season. The character is still alive in the books but the actress (Margaret John) who played it passed away even before the first season was aired.

Ilyn Payne

8 Characters who disappeared from Game of Thrones TV series - Ilyn Payne

Ilyn Payne was King Robert Baratheon’s royal executioner, who executed Eddard Stark on the orders of Joffrey Baratheon. Since then he has been there on Arya Stark’s kill-list. He was seen all throughout the first season and made a few appearances in the second season. He has been absent since the third season but still is alive in the books. And, thanks to Tywin Lannister’s final words just before Tyrion executed him, we all know that he’s alive in the show as well. The only question that now remains is will he be crossed out of Arya’s kill-list?

Quaithe

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Quaithe appeared only in two scenes in the second season of the series. She was last seen talking to Jorah Mormont in Qarth, helping him find Daenerys’ stolen dragons. However, in the books she has appeared several times, giving Dany warnings and predictions for the future. It would have been interesting to see her again. We guess the showrunners aren’t going to bring her back.

Varys’ Little Birds

8 Characters who disappeared from Game of Thrones TV series

“Men can be fickle, but the birds I always trust,” said Varys to Tyrion in season 6. ‘Little birds’ are a group of small children who serve as nodes in Varys’ network of spies. They are scattered all around the realm – up in the North, Pentos, King’s Landing, and even in the remotest places like Vaes Dothrak. But, a bunch of them are now owned by Qyburn and were the ones responsible to bring in destruction to the Sept of Baelor, killing away various prominent characters. Although it was rumoured that the actress who played Frances – one of the little birds would appear in the seventh season, it didn’t come to be true!

Robin Arryn

8 Characters who disappeared from Game of Thrones TV series - Robin Arryn

Although people may call the young Robin Arryn as a weak and an unworthy ruler, still he is the sole heir to the seat of House Arryn. Robin was last seen in the sixth season practising archery under the supervision of Lord Yohn Royce, who would sigh upon his failures. The Knights of the Vale joined the fray of the Great War, but we didn’t see their ruler in the last season. Will he make an appearance in the final season?

Daario Naharis

The commander of the Second Sons and Daenerys Targaryen’s trustee Daario Naharis is an important character in Game of Thrones. In Dany’s conquest of the Slaver’s Bay, his role can’t be denied but still he was left behind to keep peace in Mereen in the sixth season. He was absent for the entire last season. Will he make an appearance again in the final season? Some fans speculate that he will possibly reappear in the final season, joining the Golden Company and will betray Daenerys.

Jaqen H’ghar

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Jaqen H’ghar was Arya Stark’s trainer in becoming ‘No One’ until the sixth season of Game of Thrones until he found she was up to something else. He sent the Waif to assassinate her, which she turned to her advantage, considering she had mastered fighting in the dark. He finally allowed her to go back to Westeros and his final words to her were ‘Finally a girl is no one’. He too wasn’t seen in the last season.

Some fans debate upon his true identity, doubting him for Arya’s dancing master Syrio Forel, Ned Stark, and even Rhaegar Targaryen. What role will the faceless men play in the end-game?

Ghost

8 Characters who disappeared from Game of Thrones TV series - Ghost

Ghost is one of the two remaining direwolves in Game of Thrones, after Arya’s direwolf Nymeria. It was last seen in the second episode of the sixth season, being the only one present in the room, when Jon Snow came back to life. He was possibly then taken back to Winterfell, once it was taken back from the Boltons. But, Jon’s direwolf didn’t even make a single appearance in the last season, probably due to higher CGI costs. But, with the insane amount of money being spent on each episode of the final season, we can definitely see him make a couple of appearances. But, may the Gods be kind, we don’t want any other direwolf to die!

So, which of these seven characters would you want to see again in the eighth season of Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments section.







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7 details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

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details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

HBO gave a huge surprise by releasing the House of the Dragon teaser trailer and Game of Thrones fans couldn’t contain their excitement. The trailer is short, but it still gives us enough information to keep us excited till the time the prequel airs. As usual, we watched the teaser trailer multiple times to spot anything that seemed interesting and we have found out a few details that you might’ve missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer. So let’s get started.

 

1. We have a Dragon in the trailer

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The trailer starts and we have a blink and miss appearance by what seems like a dead Dragon. Can this be Balerion, the Black Dread? We know that Balerion died before the events of Dance of the Dragons occured and looking at the number of candles lit in front of the skull, it sure looks like the Dragon has to be someone as special as Balerion. If you think otherwise, please let us know in the comments.

 

2. Blackfyre

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

We finally got a glimpse of the legendary Valyrian steel sword, Blackfyre and it is held by Paddy Considine, who’s playing King Viserys I Targaryen.  Blackfyre is a Valyrian steel sword that was once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror and it is the most famous Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen.

 

3. Dark Sister

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The trailer also gives us a glimpse of another legendary Valyrian steel sword, Dark Sister, though it is really difficult to spot it in the trailer and it is barely visible for a second. Dark Sister is the other ancestral Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen and it was wielded by Aegon Targaryen’s sister/wife, Queen Visenya Targaryen. In the prequel, the sword will be wielded by Daemon Targaryen. So thanks to the sword, we know that Daemon Targaryen is fighting in the scene.

 

4. Catspaw dagger

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

The most interesting part of the teaser trailer features Alicent Hightower holding the Valyrian Catspaw dagger in her hand and this is the third Valyrian blade that we get to see in the teaser trailer.  The Catspaw dagger has played a major role in the Game of Thrones TV series. The dagger was used by Arya Stark to kill the Night King and it also featured in a number of important scenes in the show.

 

5. Tourney at Horn Hill

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

We see a jousting event happening with two big banners of House Tarly in the background. That can mean only one thing, that the tourney is happening at Horn Hill. Also, in the same scene, we can see the sigils of both the participants.

One happens to be a knight of House Tarly and the other belongs to House Cole and we are assuming that it might be Ser Criston Cole, who will be played by Fabien Frankel in the prequel. If you take a look at the knight on the right side, he’s holding a shield bearing the sigil of House Cole.

We can see the sigil of House Tarly in the photo below.

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

 

6. Stark sigil

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

This is a minor and maybe insignificant piece of information but seeing House Stark sigil in the trailer felt really good and we can also see the sigil of House Bolton next to the Stark sigil.

 

7. New Iron Throne

HBO releases House of the Dragon teaser trailer

It appears that House of the Dragon is going to do things differently and Iron Throne looks different from the one that we have been used to seeing all these years in the Game of Thrones TV series.

As we mentioned in our earlier article, the Iron Throne looks similar to what George R.R. Martin imagined it to look like. Here’s the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne according to George R.R. Martin. The artwork was done by Marc Simonetti for George R.R. Martin’s 2013 Ice & Fire calendar.

According to George R. R. Martin, this is the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne

 

What are your thoughts about the details mentioned above? If we missed any details, let us know in the comments section. Do read our article to know everything we know about the cast of House of The Dragon.

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

 







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Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon

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Not long ago, several pictures of Graham McTavish were leaked on the internet, wearing a full-scale Kingsguard body armour from the set of House of The Dragon. Recently, it has been confirmed by House of The Dragon’s official Twitter handle that he’s playing Ser Harrold Westerling on the show. Here’s a quick look at McTavish’s newest persona.

Ser Harrold Westerling is a knight of House Westerling and the Lord Commander of Viserys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard. Harrold is one of the longest-serving members of the Kingsguard. He was once a powerful knight with a successful military background, and eventually succeeded Ser Ryam Redwyne as Lord Commander. He is tasked by the king to watch over and guard Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Harrold Westerling was announced as a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. The character description on HBO’s official website reads as follows:

Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon

The Commander and longest-serving member of the Kingsguard who still remembers the lustre of the storied Seven Knights. A once-powerful Knight and a successful military background so a man with presence and status. Given the responsibility to the King to watch over and guard the Princess. In the current regime, where widespread peace has led to complacency and indulgence, he feels something of a loss of purpose, but nevertheless serves the King with a fierce, if quiet, loyalty.”

This makes sense as the recent leaks from the House of The Dragon set pictured him in the same vicinity as Olivia Cooke and Milly Alcock, who play Queen Alicent Hightower and a young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen respectively.

What do you think of the casting? Talk to us in the comments 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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