The episode ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ from Game of Thrones Season 7 ended with the Night King breaching the Wall with an undead Viserion. It hasn’t only given us chills but has also promised a much gorier Season 8 as we now know that the Night King is coming for all of Westeros. But, watching giant wights, undead polar bear, and ultimately a wight dragon in the Army of the Dead – makes us all wonder what else is the Night King bringing in? Read on.
“The same thing is coming for all of us – a general you can’t negotiate with, an army that doesn’t leave corpses behind on the battlefield…Lord Tyrion tells me a million people live in this city…they are about to become a million more soldiers in the Army of the Dead,” Jon said while explaining the threat of the White Walkers to Cersei Lannister.
We’ve long known the capability of the Night King of raising the dead especially from the ending scenes of episodes like ‘Hardhome’ and ‘Beyond the Wall’. Also, we’ve seen three giants in his army along with an undead dragon that he now owns. Let’s speculate on what else might the Army of the Dead be comprised of:
#More deadly undead creatures:
In the sixth episode of the seventh season, Jon Snow and the party went beyond-the-wall on their wight hunting expedition. They were first attacked by an undead polar bear. It wasn’t only massive in size but was entirely capable of doing some serious damage to some of the characters we love. Even after being set ablaze by Beric Dondarrion and Thoros of Myr, it still had the potential to kill them all. Although the bear was killed, it seriously injured Thoros, making him weak, and ultimately, killing him.
George RR Martin has been a huge fan of Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. So we assume, it won’t be surprising at all if the showrunners David and Dan decide to include even deadlier undead creatures in the final season. Old Nan had already teased this while narrating the stories of the Long Night to Bran Stark, in the first season. She said:
“In that darkness, the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and Kingdoms, riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders big as hounds.”
With the insane budget being spent on each episode of the final season, it is safe to assume that more deadly wight creatures would be brought for the war between the living and the dead. What would they be – wolves, ice spiders, or mammoths?
#The remaining White Walker lieutenants:
The White Walker lieutenants are special soldiers in the Army of the Dead who possess traits similar to the Night King but can be killed through dragonglass or Valyrian steel. We’ve seen a few of them throughout the series but not all of them. People who think these are Craster’s sacrificed sons believe more can be present in the Land of Always Winter.
And, if the theory of the Night King being the Night’s King from the books is to be believed only eight out of twelve remain. Four others were killed off in the show – two by Jon Snow, one by Meera Reed, and one by Samwell Tarly – the one that came for Gilly’s baby.
#Some deceased characters we’ve known:
The Night King doesn’t leave corpses behind on the battlefield – we all saw how he raised the slaughtered wildlings from Hardhome. Now, we all know that he brings with him the undead Wildling soldiers – Karsi, the leader of the Thenns, and others. Also, this has been teased in the prologue of the first book – ‘A Game of Thrones’, where Ser Waymar Royce turns into a wight and kills Will.
Moreover, with the promised bittersweet ending, we can also possibly see a few of our favorite characters who died beyond-the-wall. Yeah, you’ve guessed it right – it can be Hodor, Summer, Leaf, and even Benjen Stark a.k.a. Coldhands, who died fighting the wights in the seventh season. This was foreshadowed back in season three, when Osha narrated the story of her deceased lover to Bran, Jojen, and Meera. She said:
“I had a man once…good man… Bruni, his name was…I was his and he was mine but one night Bruni disappears…people said that he left me but I knew him…he’d never leave me…not for long…he came in through the back of the hood…only it wasn’t Bruni…not really…his skin was pale like a dead man’s …his eyes were bluer than clear sky…he came at me and grabbed me by the neck and squeezed so hard that I could feel life slipping out of me… I don’t know how I got a knife…I stuck it deep in his heart…”
As weird and heartbreaking as it may seem but, it is entirely possible that Game of Thrones might bring them as wights in the final season as a part of the bittersweet ending. Some fans even think that the Kings of Winter might rise too from the Crypts of Winterfell.
So, what do else do you think will be the latest addition to the Army of the Dead in the final season of Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments.
7 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
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.
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
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
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
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.
6. Stark sigil
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
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.
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.
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Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon
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:
“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!
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
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
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
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
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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