Game of Thrones ended back in May 2019, leaving some fans contended while most were not satisfied with the much-expected bittersweet ending. We once loved many characters and hated others – that perception of ours was changed manifold after watching Daenerys Targaryen torching the entire King’s Landing. However, some characters in the series went missing too in the series over the years especially Tommen Baratheon’s beloved cat ‘Ser Pounce’.
Ahead of the final season’s airing, we updated you with the fact that the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had revealed to Entertainment Weekly about the cat’s fate in the series. According to them, it was executed by Cersei Lannister. They had told EW,
“Cersei hated the name ‘Ser Pounce’ so much she could not allow him to survive…So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce’s death was so horrible we couldn’t even put it on the air.”
However, disturbing this news was once to all cat lovers and Cersei-haters, it has now been revealed that the cat who played Ser Pounce in the show is alive and well.
The adorable cat in the series was played by a Maine coon cat named Womble. This was revealed to the Huffington Post by Jo Vaughan, animal training specialists Birds and Animals U.K. He told them,
“He is owned by us still and is retired with one of our trainers.”
Vaughan has also trained the Inuit dogs that played the direwolves in the first season of Game of Thrones along with Ramsey Bolton’s hounds in the fifth and sixth season. He told HuffPost,
“They are all pet animals and many are now enjoying their days of retirement!”
Additionally, he also revealed that Womble also was one of the cats who portrayed the character of Mrs Norris in the Harry Potter franchise.
This revelation makes Womble another Game of Thrones cast member who once had a role to play in Harry Potter films. This list includes Michelle Fairley, David Bradley, Natalia Tena, Julian Glover, Freddie Stroma, and Jim Broadbent.
What were your thoughts on this exciting news? Tell us in the comments down below.
Have a look at Game of Cones – A shop dedicated to Game of Thrones and Ice cream lovers!
When you watch Game of Thrones, you always swear allegiance to a particular House or two, be it Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, or Greyjoy. But when it comes to ice creams, it becomes a really tough choice. And one particular shop in Cornwall is not making it easy for Game of Thrones fans at all. A Game of Thrones ice cream shop, Game of Cones, located in Fowey, Cornwall, UK, is making your dreams come true, in the form of your favourite sweet and icy dessert.
The dessert shop in Cornwall sells your favourite ice creams and milkshakes with a Game of Thrones twist. Over 33 flavours are available on their menu for you to choose from, each sharing name with a character on HBO’s epic fantasy. There’s also a House of Dragons cabinet for people to sit and enjoy their delicacy. It sounds awfully similar to the name of HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel!
We know that Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is being filmed at various locations in Cornwall, as many pictures have been leaked online with the cast in costume. Game of Cones will surely make a huge profit if the prequel lifts off.
What do you think of the Game of Cones ice cream shop? Tell us in the comments below!
More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar
Every year diehard Game of Thrones fans wait for the release of the yearly A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar that features some of the best artworks in the world. They depict the fantastical world of George R. R. Martin’s famous novel series. A few of the beautiful portraits were released early this year, two of them very recently. Penguin Random House released a calendar filled with images from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The publication site has shared more images on its website, according to Los Siete Reinos.
The calendar for 2022 has illustrations from Spanish artist Arantza Sestayo. Earlier George R. R. Martin tweeted a pic from the calendar, announcing its release a few weeks ago. Two new pictures from the calendar were leaked recently. First up, there’s a lovely image of Sansa and Lady in the Winterfell godswood, before the direwolf is killed very early on in the story. Next, we have an image of Craster and his many wives and daughters who live with him beyond the Wall.
You can buy the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar here. Are you excited about the new yearly calendar? Talk to us in the comments below!
Top 10 most shocking deaths on Game of Thrones, according to fans
Game of Thrones was famous for showcasing some of the most shocking and gruesome deaths in television history. George R. R. Martin’s infamous style of killing off fan favourite characters is a defining characteristic of the show. Over the course of its decade-long run, there were many jaw-dropping death scenes that shook the audience to their core. In April this year, HBO celebrated the Iron Anniversary on account of its 10-year completion. They asked the fans to vote for the most shocking deaths on the show.
More than 33,000 fans voted on the occasion, and the final results are here as follows:
10. Walder Frey (Season 6, Episode 10)
Walder Frey’s involvement in the Red Wedding made him one of the most hated characters on Game of Thrones. Fans were amazed when Arya Stark used her face-swapping skills to deliver poetic justice to the one who betrayed her family.
9. Ramsay Bolton (Season 6, Episode 9)
One of the most satisfying killing scenes in the entire series, Ramsay Bolton’s death almost made the audience cheer for the Starks. Jon Snow defeats Bolton and his army with the help of wildlings and Knights of Vale, and Sansa rightly delivers him to the hounds who once fed on his victims.
8. Viserion (Season 7, Episode 6)
Daenerys‘ rescue attempt results in the death of one of her ‘children’. Viserion is killed by a well-aimed javelin thrown by the Night King, resulting in an instant death.
7. Littlefinger (Season 7, Episode 7)
In a shocking turn of events, Petyr Baelish “Littlefinger” loses at his own game of cunning, when Arya Stark tricks him into believing he can create a rift between the Stark sisters.
6. Joffrey Baratheon (Season 4, Episode 2)
Another one of the most satisfying deaths on the show, Joffrey Baratheon, one of the most hated characters on the show, choked on his own blood and died horribly after being poisoned by Olenna Tyrell.
5. Jon Snow (Season 5, Episode 10)
Fans cried when the show’s poster boy was stabbed to death by his brothers of the Night’s Watch. Luckily Jon was resurrected by Melisandre in the next episode.
4. Ned Stark (Season 1, Episode 9)
The first death on the show that moved the viewers by large, many fans were hoping that the honourable Warden of the North would somehow escape his execution.
3. Hodor (Season 6, Episode 5)
One of the most loving characters in television history, Hodor’s secret and his demise made even the toughest of fans cry out rivers. He dies heroically trying to save Bran Stark from the undead.
2. Oberyn Martell (Season 4, Episode 8)
Oberyn Martell became a fan favourite in a really short time, but Pedro Pascal’s charm wasn’t enough to keep him alive. He was crushed to death by the huge monstrosity known as the Mountain.
1. The Red Wedding (Season 3, Episode 9)
There’s no denying the Red Wedding is the most terrifying death scene ever filmed in all of television history. The brutal execution of the Starks and their supporters by the Freys and Boltons left fans worldwide in utter shock.
Do you think the ranking is justified? Tell us about your list in the comments below!
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