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5 Game of Thrones characters, fan theories and storylines we may not now get the chance to see

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5 Game of Thrones characters, fan theories and storylines we may not now get the chance to see - Syrio Forell

Game of Thrones is an extremely dense book and TV series. Remembering all the characters names, for one thing, is a difficult task. Yet, add to that the difficulty of keeping track of fan theories and storylines that have been left to the side, well, then you have yourself a real challenge. Whilst some book readers (myself not included) have been critical of the changes, or rather deviations, that the TV series has made from the original books, condensing George R. R. Martin’s novel series was absolutely crucial. There are over two thousand characters in the books. Could you imagine dividing under ten hours per season between two thousand characters? We’d have thirty second slots for each. Don’t fact check me on that.

Yet, there are still some awesome characters, theories and storylines from the books that are not in the TV series. There are also a few storylines that were initially explored by the show, which have now been largely forgotten. So, here are five characters, theories and storylines that probably wont make it into the show, or even come to completion.

1. Lady Stoneheart

5 Game of Thrones characters, fan theories and storylines we may not now get the chance to see - Catelyn Stark Lady Stone Heart

Back at the end of Season 3, books readers were left disappointed at the removal of Lady Stoneheart. Following the Red Wedding, Catelyn Stark’s body is tossed in the river. The Brotherhood without Banners find it a few days later. Now, as we know, the Brotherhood without Banners are under the command of Beric Dondarion, who has himself returned from the dead on several occasions. When the Brotherhood find Catelyn’s body, Harwin (book character sworn to Ned Stark) begs Thoros to bring her back. Thoros refuses, yet Beric bends down and kisses Catelyn’s dead lips. She rises. Catelyn then becomes Lady Stoneheart – a woman intent on revenge. Lady Stoneheart’s omission was disappointing. Yet it was crucial in maintaining suspense around Jon Snow’s resurrection. If she would have come back, then Jon’s resurrection would have been predictable. I think it is time to let her go now.

2. Syrio Forel = Jaqen H’ghar

5 Game of Thrones characters, fan theories and storylines we may not now get the chance to see - Syrio Forell

I think it is time to let this one go also. Whilst the books might go on to prove or disprove this fan theory (a link is certainly there between the characters), I doubt the TV series will pursue it. If you’re unfamiliar with the theory, the general idea is that Syrio survived his encounter with Meryn Trant. Rather than dying, Syrio was apparently captured and assumed the face of Jaqen H’ghar. Should you require more info, a quick Google will tell you all you need to know. Now, though it is a nice theory, I cant see what the point would be in bringing Syrio back. The White Walkers are on their way. This is no time for nostalgia. Whether we see Jaqen again is another matter entirely. It could happen. Though to be honest, the Braavos storyline was pretty dull, so I’d rather not go back.

3. Warlocks of Qarth

5 Game of Thrones characters, fan theories and storylines we may not now get the chance to see - Warlocks of Qarth

This storyline is more prominent in the books, though it does at least feature in the TV series. Back in Season 2, Danny’s Dragons are stolen by the Warlocks of Qarth. Danny goes into the House of the Undying to rescue them. However, the Warlocks cast powerful visions that eventually entrap her. The event is quite different in the books, yet both arrive at the same outcome. Danny’s Dragons kill the Warlocks and set her free. Yet, this act does not go unanswered, as the Warlocks seek revenge. In season 3, the Warlocks attempt to kill Danny using a manticore. Since then, the TV show has not touched on their quest for revenge. I think this will have to be a storyline left for the books. However, who knows. The show could end with Danny being killed by a blue-lipped Warlock…

4. The Iron Bank of Braavos

5 Game of Thrones characters, fan theories and storylines we may not now get the chance to see - Iron Bank of Braavos

Throughout Seasons one to five, the Iron Bank of Braavos is frequently mentioned. First we have Ned Stark’s discovery of Robert Baratheon’s excessive spending in Season 1. Then there’s Tywin’s admission to Cersei that the crown is greatly indebted to the Bank in Season 3. In Season 4 we actually get the chance to see inside the Iron Bank with Stannis Baratheon and Ser Davos. Season 5 sees Mace Tyrell travel to Braavos to renegotiate the terms of repayment. However, Season Six saw no further mention of the Iron Bank. I personally enjoyed the financial dimension the Iron Bank of Braavos added. Yet it’s difficult to see how they will come into play for the two final series. The books may go into more detail still. However, I think the Iron Bank will not feature in the remaining episodes.

5. Young Griff A.K.A Aegon Targaryen

5 Game of Thrones characters, fan theories and storylines we may not now get the chance to see - Aegon Targaryen

So this is a massive spoiler for those who have not read the books. So I’ll take this moment to apologise… Basically, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen (Aegon) who The Mountain ‘killed’ is actually still alive. The story goes that Varys swapped the infant Aegon with another baby boy, as Tywin Lannister’s forces began the sack of King’s Landing. Varys smuggled the boy across the narrow sea and there entrusted him to exiled Lord, Jon Connington. In the books, Aegon travels under the alias of Young Griff. Whilst Danny continues her struggle in Slaver’s Bay, Aegon, now a man, raises an army of sellswords. They land in Westeros and conquer the Stormlands, the Baratheon homeland. It is highly unlikely that Young Griff will be introduced now, though, as it would just confuse the plot. However, his storyline is still a great read.







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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