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Top 10 best duos in Game of Thrones from season 1 to 6

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From the first series and onwards, Game of Thrones has had a fine collection of dynamic character duos. Whether they are a force for good, for evil, or just comedic effect, the series has continually reconfigured itself to come up with these intriguing and entertaining matches. It is one of the show’s greatest strengths. And don’t we just love watching these characters play off against each other?

In season one, we saw the bromance between Tyrion and Bronn begin to blossom. Now going into season 7, I’m hoping for a reunion between the two. Likewise, the opportunity to watch the bromance between Jon Snow and Tormund go to a new level is an exciting prospect. Not that kind of level! In fact, there is still the potential for new duos to develop. I’m putting a bet on Ser Davos and Lyanna Mormont to become a strong force in Season 7, as she will fill the place of Shireen in Davos’ heart.

Enough of the conjecture! Here we are. The best duos in Game of Thrones in particular order:

1. Arya & The Hound

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How could we forget possibly the greatest duo the show has ever seen? In fact, the match up between Arya and The Hound is one of the best duos in TV history. That is no exaggeration. After meeting in the Riverlands (by meeting I mean The Hound’s kidnap of Arya), both killers developed a strange relationship. In a sense, The Hound almost became a father figure. However, what kind of a father teaches his daughter to kill? Also, what kind of a father initially kidnaps his child? Whatever the situation, the relationship between Arya and The Hound was dark, comedic and ultimately tragic, as Arya left him to die. Yet the Hound survived, so a reunion is on the cards this season. Fingers crossed!

2. Tyrion & Bronn

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Once again, another classic Game of Thrones duo. Both characters met during Season 1 on the road to the Vale of Aryyn, under the charge of Lady Stark. However, their relationship lasted much longer than many of their travelling companions. After four seasons together, Tyrion’s trial split the pair apart. Bronn was bought by Cersei in exchange for giving evidence against Tyrion. However, this betrayal was always on the cards. Yet, with Tyrion on his way back to Westeros, we will soon find out whether there are any hard feelings between the two.

3. Pod & Brienne

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Pod and Brienne were brought together at the end of Season Four, and, two seasons later, they are one of our favourite duos. Brienne’s refusal to give up on her quest to save the Stark girls and Pod’s devotion to serve her has made them an endearing duo. Each has also enabled the other to grow. Brienne has trained Pod to fight. Pod has helped Brienne come to terms with her status as a Lady. They are also one of the few surviving duos on the show and we hope they both stay that way for the upcoming seasons! However, this is Game of Thrones and survival is always a lottery.

4. Tyrion & Varys

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In Season Two, the master of whispers and the new Hand of the King were thrust together by the beginning of the War of the Five Kings. Tyrion’s role was to keep Joffrey from losing his crown and to also prepare the city of King’s Landing for war. Varys helps him in this. Yet, with Season Two far in the past, the pair are still in positions of power, this time with the incoming wannabe ruler of Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen. One can assume their relationship will continue to entertain viewers for the upcoming seasons. I for one am looking forward to it!

5. Brienne & Jaime

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Jaime and Brienne’s relationship was one of the most complex in Game of Thrones. At first, the two despised each other. That hate turned to care, after their experience at Harrenhal. Now, it is difficult to say exactly what they feel for each other. However, what does seem obvious is that, on some level, Brienne and Jaime appear to be in love. Yet, as with all good love stories, it is fraught with conflict. One of the biggest conflicts being the fact that both back different sides in the war to come. Their reunion in Season 6 will surely not be the last time we see these characters together, so stay tuned for Season 7.

6. The Mountain & Qyburn 

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This may seem like a random duo to include in such a list, but come on! The Mountain and Qyburn are basically Frankenstein and his monster. Whether Qyburn will die at the hands of the Mountain, like Frankenstein, is difficult to say. Wouldn’t it be wonderfully poetic? However, I think Game of Thrones will end up dispatching both characters in its own unique way. I personally can foresee Qyburn being sizzled by a Dragon. I’m not too sure why. As for The Mountain, that’s another matter entirely.

7. Jon Snow & Dolorus Edd

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The 998th Lord Commander of Night’s Watch and the now 999th Lord Commander are the longest running duo on the list. After Sam departed for Oldtown in Season 5, Jon Snow and Dolorus Edd grew closer. In fact, Edd played a crucial and understated role in the resurrection of Jon Snow, sneaking out of Castle Black and bringing the Wildlings back with him to stop Ser Alliser from destroying Jon’s body. Now that Jon has abandoned the watch, Edd is in charge of defending The Wall. However, I doubt Jon will simply forget about the threat from the White Walkers. Season 7 will see the two once again reunited beneath The Wall.

8. Danny & Missandei

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After Doreah’s betrayel of Danny in Season two and the murder of her other handmaids in Qarth, Danny is left without any female friends or servants. Whilst this is greatly different in the books, the introduction of Missandei has an important impact of Daenerys. Missandei is introduced in Season 3 of Game of Thrones. She is a slave of Astapor. However, as we know, Danny sets her free. Now, five season’s later, Missandei is one of Danny’s most trusted advisors. The duo has a close relationship and one we are sure to see more of in Season 7.

9. Jon Snow & Tormund 

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A new dynamic duo formed in the build up to the Battle of the Bastards. Jon Snow and Tormund had previously shared many scenes together. The respect each had for the other was obvious. However, in Season 6, both characters went to a new level, as they took the place of my favourite Game of Thrones duo. Not only are they both great fighters, they also share a real bond due to the experiences they have had in battle, firstly with each other at Castle Black and then together during the attack on Hardhome. I hope the duo remain intact to the end of Game of Thrones, but I know that is unlikely. All we can do is hope!

10. Jaime & Bronn

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Back in Season 4, a new favourite duo were forged. This partnership threw Jaime Lannister, a man without honour, together with Tyrion’s sellsword, Bronn, a man with even less honour. Whilst this duo are not a part of the books, fans grew to love the dynamic between the pair. Despite the fact that their first adventure together ended in failure, both in terms of rescuing Myrcella and in capturing the wonders of Dorne for audiences across the world, viewers were given another chance to view the pair in action in Season 6. Fans have enjoyed their dynamic partnership ever since. With war approaching once again, it looks likely that we will see more of Jaime and Bronn. The question is, who will Bronn support when confronted with Tyrion? We’ll have to wait and see in Season 7!

BONUS: Joffrey & his Crossbow

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Sorry, I couldn’t resist…







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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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6. Stark sigil

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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

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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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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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