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The women of Game of Thrones dominated the latest episode, ‘Battle of The Bastards’

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Game of Thrones episode 9 of season 6, ‘Battle of the Bastards’ was nothing short of a global phenomenon in itself, and there is plenty talk of how Jon Snow and Petyr Baelish brought this splendid win for Jon and his army, despite the huge death toll. However, there was much more in the episode than just the battle in the north. The women in the world of Game of Thrones are far too clever than they’re given credit for. We all know the kind of deviousness that Cersei Lannister and Margaery Tyrell use to get their ways, but there are other women who’ve fearlessly taken up arms against their enemies. Battle of the Bastards showed us how important a role the women of Westeros played in the episode. Here’s a look at the badass women of the latest Game of Thrones episode.

Daenerys Targaryen

The women of Game of Thrones dominated the latest episode, 'Battle of The Bastards'

 

The episode began with Daenerys observing her city, Meereen, being destroyed, and then we saw her formulating a plan with Tyrion that ended in the deaths of two of the slave masters. Dany’s confidence while reasoning with the masters was obvious enough to let us know that moments later she was going to mount Drogon and destroy her enemies. And she did just that, letting those who go against her know that she was not to be messed with. Despite arriving late at the scene, she managed to destroy the fleet of her enemy, and at the same time, freed the two remaining dragons, Rhaegal and Viserion. We later saw her in the pyramid later, gaining a fleet of ships from the Iron Islands, which brings us to another powerful woman.

Yara Greyjoy

The women of Game of Thrones dominated the latest episode, 'Battle of The Bastards'

Theon Greyjoy’s sister and the rightful ruler of the Iron Islands was seen in the previous episodes ready to become a queen before she was shot down by her uncle Euron Greyjoy. This did not make Yara yield to an obnoxious man who stole her kingdom. It only made her steal a hundred ships and head over to Meereen where she would meet with Daenerys and form a strong alliance, which can eventually help Dany take the Iron Throne. We saw, in this episode, how Yara offered her terms to Dany and convinced her to help regain control over the Iron Islands, and how Dany put her own terms forward, strongly enough, to let people know who really was in control. Yara and Dany then struck a deal where the Ironborn would not follow their old ways and become more civilized once Dany seized control of the Seven Kingdoms. This showed us how their alliance would result in something revolutionary in the future of Westeros.

Sansa Stark

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The next powerful woman of Westeros is the daughter of Ned and Catelyn Stark, a woman who was taken away from her family and tortured by two of her betrothed-Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsay Bolton. We’ve seen Sansa go through a series of hardships, including those in King’s Landing, and later on at the hands of her husband Ramsay Bolton, who now ruled Winterfell. Even when she was brought home, Sansa faced enough torment to last a lifetime. She then managed to escape from the clutches of the torturous Lord and with the help of Theon Greyjoy, she reached the Wall where she met Jon Snow. This led to them gathering a small army and attacking Winterfell to save their home and their brother Rickon, who was ultimately killed by Ramsay. In this episode, Sansa portrayed a very mature version of herself, one that mirrored her mother Catelyn greatly, and she not only warned Jon about Ramsay’s manipulative ways, but also told him that they would not be able to save Rickon whether or not they won. It was truly a testament of her emotional sustenance that she could utter such words without flinching. This was followed by her bringing along the army of the Vale with the help of Petyr Baelish, which proved to be of great help to Jon’s losing forces. Sansa then went on to have Ramsay killed by his own hounds, which was a remarkable move, and it proved that she was no longer the timid and immature girl who had willingly gone to King’s Landing with her father in season 1.

‘Battle of the Bastards’ might have focused mainly on the epic battle in the north, but the episode would not have been this brilliant if not for these badass women.







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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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