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A detailed analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser ‘Aftermath’

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A detailed analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Game of Thrones Season 8 will be on our TV screens in less than two weeks now. HBO which has already dropped a bunch teasers and the official full-length trailer seems to take no halt upping the hype. The perfect example for which is the latest Game of Thrones teaser ‘Aftermath’ which has not only given us an insight into the upcoming Battles but also has set a tone with a number of details put in.

We already are familiar with the gruesome Battle of Winterfell in Season 8 teased in the trailers and promos released till date. But, this teaser has hyped it up, even more, taking it to a much higher level. So, here are the 8 big details you missed in the teaser along with an analysis on the same.

#Dragonglass arrows

A detailed analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Jon Snow succcessfully managed to mine Dragonglass while he was at Dragonstone and it turns out the Northerners have managed to turn it into a variety of weapons with Gendry’s help. We had already seen a Dragonglass axe in season 7, when Jon and others went past the Wall to bring back a Wigh. This is the first time we are seeing arrows being made out of Dragonglass but will they be enough to halt the marching army of the dead?

#Tyrion Lannister’s Hand of the Queen Brooch

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

All of know that Daenerys and Co will arrive at Winterfell in the opening scene of the first episode of Season 8 and will be a big part of the Winterfell Battle. It’s obvious, thus, that a lot of her crew members will fight alongside the Starks but we seldom discuss the fate of Tyrion Lannister who’s been a big part of the entire story. But, as he isn’t much of a fighter? What will be his fate in the upcoming season?

#Arya Stark’s Needle

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Arya Stark has returned back to Winterfell realising that she needs to be at her family’s side in the Great War. And, as the official trailer suggested ‘she knows death’ and ‘is ready to face this one’. Also, we saw her doing some hardcore action while fighting the White Walker army too at Winterfell. But, will she survive the battle?

#Feather that Robert honoured Lyanna with

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

The feather that Robert Baratheon honoured Lyanna Stark’s statue in the pilot episode of Season 1 has been brought into the game and has been heavily referenced in the teasers for Season 8. The feather in the teaser is seen flying off and falling on the ground just like ‘the Crypts of Winterfell’ but seems to be used in a totally different context here. Where it initially showed Jon Snow’s link to Lyanna, this feather seems to suggest remorse after everything is lost.

#Bran Stark’s broken Wheelchair

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Even Bran Stark who seems to be playing a minimal role or not being physically involved in the Battle doesn’t seem to be safe from the consequences of it. The Wheelchair Maester Volkan made for him the last season in Winterfell can be seen at the foot of the stairs broken, in shatters with a wheel detached and some furs buried under it.

#Jaime Lannister’s Golden Hand

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Jaime Lannister has been confirmed to be a part of the Winterfell battle as he ‘intends to honour’ the pledge he made of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. In the official trailer, we saw him fighting alongside Brienne of Tarth and shouting Bronn/Jon/run and his face looked all covered in blood. While his Golden Hand suggests him being a Lannister, in the teaser it suggests him falling in the battlefield and the hand of gold seems to be cold.

#Daenerys Targaryen’s Dragon Chain

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Daenerys Targaryen has come to the aide of Jon Snow and the Northerners to deal with the threat of the White Walkers. But her broken chain evident in the image above with three dragons embedded on it suggests that she will probably fall in the battle too. Even if we don’t buy it, saying that she is totally safe in the Great War may not come to terms. Though many people argue that Dragons are Dany’s biggest advantage, yet we were proven wrong in the last season.

#Longclaw fallen with blood on it

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Longclaw is one of the few Valyrian Steel swords currently in the show and in possession of Jon Snow. And, we all know how much serious damage it can do to the White Walkers and the wights turned by them. Jon has already killed two of the White Walker lieutenants with it, shattering them into pieces. But, what does his sword with blood on it indicate? Will he die again this time fighting the dead?

#A glimpse of a White Walker/Night King

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Just before the teaser ends and fades to black, you can evidently someone standing in the background while Longclaw stays in focus. As the stature suggests he is the Night King or a White Walker. Night King has been absent from all trailers and teasers we’ve seen before along with other White Walkers, except for undead horse’s legs in the official trailer. But, if we’re being kept away from it, the obvious reason seems to be something new coming from the Night King – something about his past or him doing some more spooky stuff this season. Yet, he is the final and ultimate antagonist in the series, we’ve all been led to believe since the opening scene of Season 1.

Overall the teaser was one of the most horrific marketing strategies for the Final Season of Game of Thrones. Most of the characters were shown dead apart from Cersei Lannister, the Greyjoys, and others but the teaser goes into a more symbolic representation of the fact that ‘nobody is safe in the final season’ rather than using proper footage from the series. But, one thing is for sure – ‘Winter is totally here’.

We can’t wait any longer until April 14th on which the new season airs. What do you guys think? Did we miss any other detail from the new teaser? Share your thoughts 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.

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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.

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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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