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Beric Dondarrion was resurrected a staggering six times. Now we know why

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In Game of Thrones world, things rarely happen by coincidence, especially magical things. That is why the way Beric Dondarrion kept getting resurrected have always had us – and Beric himself – wondering. Well, now we know. In Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 ‘The Long Night’, Beric Dondarrion died for the seventh and final time, protecting Arya Stark and fulfilling a destiny long in preparation, but revealed only now. Massive spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk!

Let’s cut straight to the point.

In the nail-biting final moments of ‘The Long Night’, Arya Stark stabbed the Night King in the heart with her Valyrian Steel Catspaw Dagger and shattered him into a million pieces. But she may never have reached this point had it not been for Beric Dondarrion.

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Arya battling the Dead in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 ‘The Long Night’.

Earlier in the episode, Arya is overrun by a massive group of dead people and looks almost close to death. Until Beric throws his flaming sword at the dead, freeing her from their clutches. But this leaves him without his own weapon, and he is unable to ward off the attacking hoard. Beric is fatally injured before Arya and Hound could take him to safety and dies in Arya’s arms. Melisandre tells a distraught Arya that Beric has finally fulfilled his destiny, the one for which the Lord of Light brought him back from death’s door six times. His destiny? To sacrifice himself for the one destined to kill the Night King and end the Long Night forever – That is, Arya.

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Beric Dondarrion is overrun by the Dead in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 ‘The Long Night’.

We first get a hint that Beric has some special role to play back in Season 3 when Melisandre visits the cave of Brotherhood Without Banners. We learn that Beric has already been resurrected five times by his friend the Red Priest Thoros of Myr. Thoros is hardly a godly man; he drinks, kills, and bends the rules of his religion at will. Yet the Lord of Light allowed him to bring Beric back – a significantly magical and spiritual feat – not once but five times in a row. Why keep him alive, if not for a higher purpose?

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Thoros of Myr resurrects Beric in a scene from Game of Thrones Season 3.

It had not been easy for the consummate warrior. Each resurrection took a little bit of humanity away from him, and he had been ready for death for a long time. Thoros died in Season 7 during the fateful expedition beyond the Wall, and both Beric and the audience knew there will be no coming back if he falls this time.

But even through all this, Beric never lost the qualities made him a hero in the first place; fighting for the weak and believing in a higher purpose. In his heroic death this week, Beric Dondarrion lived up to the values he had nurtured all through his many lives and deaths, and finally served his true purpose.






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Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar) shows up in first teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 4

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Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H'ghar) shows up in first teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 4

Game of Thrones stars are all over the place these days, and we’re sure that the fans are going to love this new development that we have today. Tom Wlaschiha, who played one of the most mysterious characters from Game of Thrones, Jaqen H’ghar, has now appeared in the first teaser trailer for Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 4. Read on!

Before you proceed, SPOILER ALERT! Beware of spoilers if you aren’t caught up with Stranger Things.

Now, as we know, Stranger Things has a year return to Netflix, and we got an official confirmation from Netflix for the fourth season a few months ago. The first teaser trailer for Season 4 of Stranger Things just dropped, and it looks like Tom Wlaschiha has a part to play. Take a look:

Well, there’s two big reveals here. We hadn’t heard any casting rumours or reports about Tom Wlaschiha for Stranger Things Season 4, but he seems to be playing a badass looking Russian officer of some sorts. Secondly, Chief Hopper, played by David Harbour, who actually was shown to die at the end of the last season, is making an appearance, with lesser hair this time.

Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H'ghar) shows up in first teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 4

So exciting! There’s no release date for Stranger Things Season 4 yet, or details about Tom’s role, but we expect these bits to be revealed in the coming weeks as Netflix starts teasing the season more.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Maisie Williams a.k.a. Arya Stark from Game of Thrones has emerged as a very popular figure around the globe. In fact, post the show’s run, most of the star cast has moved on to do different and exciting stuff. Williams too has begun to create her own niche. She was recently seen singing “Let it Go” in the new Audi Super Bowl Commercial. Now we have some fresh news on Williams’ next assignment. Read on!

It is not a secret anymore that Maisie Williams will be seen playing a mutant in her next film, The New Mutants. The trailer was released a while ago and Williams impressed everyone with her presence. She is going to play the role of Rahne Sinclair a.k.a. Wolfsbane in the film and we now have some fresh looks out from the film.

Have a look:

Aren’t you impressed? We sure are!

As per Collider, In the comics, Rahne is a devout Catholic who must contend with her seemingly extraordinary mutation. Rahne is able to shape-shift and, true to her codename, frequently transforms into what we recognize as a werewolf. These new images hint at Rahne’s strict religious upbringing, giving us new insight into the character’s psyche.

Isn’t it great to see our beloved Arya Stark doing great in her upcoming projects? We sure hope she goes on to replicate her success of Thrones in whatever she chooses to do next.

The New Mutant is going to release on April 3, 2020, and we can’t keep calm!

How did you like Maisie’s look from the film? Let us know your views in the comments below!






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Game of Thrones star Ian McElhinney all set to appear on Doctor Who Season 12

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Game of Thrones ended last year leaving fans divided. Some even complained that the entire last season was rushed. But, we can’t evade the fact that the series has now ended for good. Most of the cast members have now moved on. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) has joined the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals and Maisie Williams will be playing Wolfsbane in the upcoming The New Mutants film. Similar is the case of Ian McElhinney, who played Baristan Selmy in Game of Thrones.

Ian McElhinney will be appearing in the two-part finale of Season 12 of Doctor Who airing on BBC One. He reportedly will be encountering the TARDIS Fam in the two-parter, called ‘Ascension of the Cybermen’ and ‘The Timeless Children’. 

Ian revealed to Digital Spy:

“I very much enjoyed my time on Doctor Who…The team were a delight to work with and everyone was very supportive and welcoming. All in all, it was a blast.”

Though at this point of time, it isn’t clear which character will he be portraying he reportedly will be joined by Steve Toussaint, known for Deep Water, Mutant Chronicles and The Knock. Ian McElhinney’s character Barristan Selmy – a loyal trustee of Daenerys Targaryen was killed off in Season 5 of Game of Thrones, being ambushed by the Sons of the Harpy in the episode “Sons of the Harpy”.

Ian McElhinney apart from his badass portrayal of Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones has also starred in The Fall and Krypton.

Would you love watching Ian McElhinney make an appearance in Doctor Who airing on BBC One? Share your thoughts in the comments. 






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