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Game of Thrones first official Teaser ‘Dragonstone’: Here are the 6 key takeaways

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Game of Thrones is giving us a number of surprises this holiday season – many teasers and promos to look forward to! First a 3-second-long footage from the new season, then the first image of Jon Snow and Daenerys on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s new edition along with a cover story, and lately the official month of airing.

Now, a fresh teaser from Game of Thrones named ‘Dragonstone’ has dropped. But before we break it down, first bide your time and watch it if you haven’t already done that.

The teaser is much like the ‘Long Walk’ teaser from the seventh season, where we saw the three key players remaining for the final battle – Jon, Dany, and Cersei awaiting to face the ultimate threat of the others.  Now, here are the 6 key details and takeaways from the new teaser that you might have missed:

#1. Painted Table at Dragonstone

The teaser kicks off on the Painted Table of Dragonstone – where Dany and her confidants revolved around throughout the seventh season. And, of course, ‘Dragonstone’ was in prime focus in the teaser where we saw Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen chess pieces facing their respective threats.

#2. The Dragon, the Wolf, and the Lion

Up next, we see cold winds rising from the North and engulfing a direwolf chess piece – representing House Stark, followed by a dragon chess piece – representing House Targaryen.  And, if look closely you can also see an unsullied chess piece in the background.

It’s safe to believe that the frozen dragon represents the Ice Dragon – Viserion. And, if you believe that the Night King is bringing a lot in his army this season, can we expect the direwolf too – who died beyond the Wall? Or in other words Bran’s deceased direwolf – Summer alongside much more deadly ‘undead’ creatures.  I mean, how heartbreaking that would be!

Next, we see the Lion chess piece which represents House Lannister – the seat of power down south in King’s Landing. But, the cold winds can’t even touch it and it is instead trapped in the fire. What does this truly mean?

#3. The Final Battle at King’s Landing

Well, it has been previously teased a lot that the final battle is going to go down at King’s Landing. We all know that there are a thousand miles between the North and King’s Landing which is down south. And if Cersei Lannister is the true human antagonist, the Great Battle holds much more importance at this point in time. Maybe, it will be the Night King who eventually ends Cersei’s tyranny or maybe the combined forces of Jon and Dany, yet King’s Landing will witness the ultimate showdown.

#4. The Wall of Dragonglass

Game of Thrones first official Teaser ‘Dragonstone’: Here are the 6 key takeaways

Jon had said in the previous season: ‘dragonglass is more valuable than gold’ and we have already seen that it can kill the White Walkers. And with the need of more application of this material in the final battle, we can assume that it will widely be the focus in Season 8 but what utility does a wall of dragonglass hold – maybe, keeping the others away?

#5. Ice and Fire collide near the Trident

If you observe closely, you can see the ultimate battle happening near the Trident River – where ice and fire collide. And yes, this was the place where the Battle of Trident – the conclusion of Robert’s Rebellion took place and this was the place where Rhaegar Targaryen was killed. We’re definitely up for seeing unseen parts of Westeros like Casterly Rock and Highgarden in the last season.

#6. Room for more

It seems that HBO is adopting the same marketing strategy that it used for the Sixth Season – banners teaser from the major houses of Stark, Targaryen, and Lannister. And, we’ve already seen the first teaser named ‘Dragonstone’. If this is to be believed, we can soon expect two more teasers named ‘Winterfell’ and ‘King’s Landing’ by the end of this month. Also, this gives us hope for an actual trailer, footage, and the official date of the airing of the final season by January 2019.

What were your thoughts on the first official teaser of Game of Thrones? Did we miss any other crucial detail? Tell us in the comments.







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

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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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