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Game of Thrones Season 7: 10 Characters – Who will live and who will die?

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In a recent poll, fans were asked which character they thought was most likely to die first in Season 7. I’m afraid it’s bad news for lovers of Theon Greyjoy, Melisandre, Davos and Jorah. With the poll in mind, I thought I’d do a Season 7 prediction of my own. So here it is. Ten major characters: who will live and who will die?

THEON GREYJOY – DIE

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I’m afraid its more bad news for Theon Greyjoy fans, as I have to go with the masses on this one. Whilst Theon may have redeemed himself in Sansa’s eyes, I doubt Jon will be as forgiving. Perhaps Theon will complete his redemption with an act to save the family he once betrayed. An act that will end with his death, maybe? However, Theon’s fate is far from certain. He is still the last surviving son of Balon Greyjoy, after all. Despite his past, he still has, as Littlefinger would call it, the ‘gift of a good name’. A good name still worth fighting for.

SANSA STARK – LIVE

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Before Sophie Turner’s accidental leak last week, I was 65% sure that Sansa would not survive Season 7.  Whilst Sophie Turner’s statement is by no means conclusive regarding her character’s fate, it now looks likely that Sansa will make it to Season 8.  Turner’s character has come a long way in six seasons. From the naive child we saw in Season 1, to a strong woman with strong allies in a newly reclaimed North. I’m personally looking forward to seeing a reunion between Cersei and Sansa. The one-time apprentice has now become the master.

ARYA STARK – LIVE

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Melisandre’s Season 3 prediction regarding Arya’s future is one of the key reasons why I think she will survive. Though Melisandre has been wrong in the past (Stannis burning his own daughter to melt a bit of snow), I’ve got a feeling that we might see her premonition come to pass. If you’ve forgotten what Melisandre said, here is the quote:

‘I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me. Brown eyes, blue yes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever.’

Now the brown eyes, I’m not too sure about, but here’s a theory about the blue and the green. Blue eyes are synonymous with White Walkers, so I’m thinking Arya will add a White to her portfolio this season. Yet the green is more interesting. Throughout the books, George R. R. Martin makes a big deal of Cersei’s ‘green eyes’. Are these the eyes Arya will shut forever? If so, I think we’ll have to wait a little longer…

CERSEI LANNISTER – LIVE

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Speaking of those green eyes, I think Cersei will survive the upcoming season. This is not a popular view. Yet you need a human villain in Game of Thrones. It’s what enables the series to work on both a political and magical level. I’d hate to see Game of Thrones descend into a mega fight between the human heroes and White Walker villains. Cersei, or at least another human villain, will stop this situation from occurring. For that reason, I think she will make it to Season 8, though I highly doubt she will survive the Winter.

JAIME LANNISTER – DIE

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Unfortunately for Cersei, I think Season 7 might be as far as Jaime goes. Similar to Theon, Jaime is a character who has had to achieve redemption. Once the greatest villain of the show, Jaime is now a character the audience can route for, a one-handed knight on a quest to regain his honour. Yet things will soon be much more complicated, as the daughter of the King he murdered is on her way to Westeros, accompanied by a huge army and three fully-grown Dragons. I think the past will catch up with Jaime, but not before he adds some great deeds under his name in the book of the Kingsguard.

BRIENNE – DIE

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For some reason I have this tragic Romeo and Juliet-esque image stuck in my head, regarding the two above characters. The love between Jaime and Brienne is unspoken, though clear to many characters, such as Cersei and Bron. Yet, more important than love, to Brienne at least, is honour. I think Brienne will be the one to kill Jaime, or perhaps they will kill each other? I’m not sure. Yet I think it’s likely that neither character will survive Season 7.

JON SNOW – LIVE

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I mean come on, the dude survived death itself? Of course he’s going to survive Season 7 (I hope!) In all seriousness, Jon Snow is probably the most resilient character on the show. He has survived climbing the wall, ‘The Battle for Castle Black’, ‘Hardhome’, his own murder, and ‘The Battle of the Bastards’. Also, I’m not sure what the point would be in bringing a character back only for him to die soon thereafter. I think Jon’s in it till the end, Azor Ahai reborn to lead the world against the White Walkers.

DAENERYS TARGARYEN – LIVE

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Can you imagine how heart-breaking it would be to watch Danny finally get to Westeros only to see her to die before she even had the chance to rule? It would probably be as crushing, if not more crushing, than The Red Wedding. But I think Danny still has a larger role to play. She has Dragons and plenty of men. I want to see the Dothraki charge the army of the dead. How awesome would that look? For that reason alone, Danny has to survive Season 7.

TYRION LANNISTER – LIVE

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Every death on Game of Thrones has been for a reason. Either it has changed the political scene drastically, or plunged characters into new and uncertain territory. I don’t think anything will be gained from Tyrion’s death. In fact, a lot will be lost. Tyrion is the true hero of the story; the underdog constantly defying the odds. I also believe there is more we are yet to discover about Tyrion, as some fan theories suggest. As such, Tyrion has to survive Season 7.

BRANDON STARK (THREE-EYED RAVEN) – LIVE

Brandon Stark (The Three-Eyed Raven) will surely have a massive part to play in the wars to come. I mean, it’s what we’ve been told for the last four Seasons! For this reason, I think he will survive Season 7 and, by Season 8, be ready to face the White Walkers and their Army of the Dead. Bran might be the only character capable of defeating the Night King. Considering the fact that the ultimate showdown between the living and the dead will take place in Season 8, I would say Bran is the most likely character to survive the upcoming season. Yet, whether he will survive the war is another matter entirely.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree? Which other characters do think will live or die?







Michael Smith is an entertainment writer and short story writer from Portsmouth, UK. After finishing a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, Michael started his own entertainment blog, ‘Subterranean Homesick Blog’, which he is in the process of developing into an official site. Michael’s interests lie in Television, Film and Music. His favorite Game of Thrones character is Ser Davos Seaworth, mainly because of his Geordie accent.

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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.

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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