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8 main characters missing from the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer

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Well, what did you think? Wasn’t it incredible? That moment when Drogon appeared flying above the currently unknown battlefield will surely go down as one of Game of Thrones’s most iconic scenes! Am I getting ahead of myself? I can’t help it. I’m just so hyped! However, despite the brilliance of the trailer, released last week, and its thematic focus on war, we all love war, there were quite a few of our favourite characters missing.

Of course, they couldn’t have fit everyone into 1 minute 48 seconds. They had to condense. Stark, Targaryen and Lannister, therefore, formed the focus of the trailer, which began with Cersei introducing the enemies around her. (I actually thought this was an interesting twist, seeing it from the villains eyes first). Whilst the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer gave away a lot of detail on the fates of the characters in it, this post will focus on those characters who were missing. We will recap on where they were at the end of S6, before suggesting what S7 may have in store for them.

If you’ve not seen the trailer, watch it below before continuing:

1. Brandon Stark (Three-Eyed Raven)

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The last time we saw Brandon Stark he was with Meera Reed, just north of the Wall. Now that the Three-Eyed Raven is dead, along with the Children of the Forest, Bran must take their place and become the new Three-Eyed Raven. From the moment he was pushed from the tower at Winterfell, back in season 1 by Jaime Lannister, Bran has followed the path laid out by destiny. He is a character of great importance. In season 7, I expect he will begin to master control of his powers.  He will also undoubtedly experience various visions that will enable a greater understanding of the threat from the north. By the end of S7, he will be ready to face the Night King. Time is running out and I expect S7 to be the season in which Bran’s power becomes more significant.

2. Olenna Tyrell

At the end of S6, we see Olenna Tyrell make an alliance with Ellaria Sand and the Sandsnakes of Dorne, as well as with Varys, acting on behalf of Daenerys. Having been such an important character for the past few seasons, it was surprising to not see her in the S7 trailer. ‘Enemies to the South’ surely includes Highgarden, who will no doubt want revenge for their murdered Queen, Lord and Heir. In S7, Olenna will return to Highgarden to call her banners against the Iron Throne. A showdown with Cersei is surely on the cards. After all, Olenna had a hand in Joffrey’s murder. I’m sure she will relish the opportunity to tell Cersei how she in fact murdered her ‘vicious bastard’, as Tyrion put it in his trial.

3. Gendry (STILL!!)

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I think we all know by now that Gendry will finally return in S7. After being spotted filming, the news came out that the long-lost bastard of Robert Baratheon had reached land and was set to rejoin the Game of Thrones. Whether he will be seeking a part in that game is another matter entirely. Unsurprisingly, Gendry was missing from the S7 trailer. However, many some people believe he was actually in the trailer but his face was not shown. If you remember the scene where few men form a circle North of the Wall and it seems that someone or something is going to attack them, there’s a guy holding something that looks like a war hammer and there is a possibility that it might be Gendry but it might be some other person as well. So at the moment we will consider that he wasn’t a part of the trailer. HBO bosses obviously didn’t want to give everything away! The real question is, now that Gendry is back in Westeros, what part will he play in the events to come? I doubt G.R.R.M. has kept him alive all this time for no reason. I personally think Gendry will take on the role of Young Griff and Edric Storm from the books, and seize Storm’s End as the Baratheon heir. Jon Snow has kind of set that precedent with the whole King in the North situation.

4. The Hound

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In S6, fans around the world celebrated the return of The Hound. Long assumed dead after his fight with Brienne back in Season 4, The Hound was living a simple life with followers of the Seven, somewhere in the Riverlands. However, this was not to last, as he returned to his old self with a murderous rampage against the killers of the followers who he lived amongst. In S7, there has been much speculation of his fate. The last time we saw him, The Hound was heading north with the Brotherhood without Banners.  I can personally see him meeting up with another couple of characters who’ve been brought back from the dead.  Jon Snow and Benjen Stark. Wouldn’t they make a great trio against the undead? Fight fire with fire etc.

5. Samwell Tarly 

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The last time we saw Sam and Gilly, they were in Oldtown. Like Bran, Sam seems tasked with a hell of a lot of leg work in S7. Working his way through all those books is sure to take a very long time. However, no one reads quite like Sam! In S7, Sam is sure to have an important role. Whilst the S7 trailer focuses on the war of four monarchs, Stark, Targaryen, Lannister and Greyjoy, the means to fight the great war will need to be discovered. Sam, as well as Bran, are certainly two key figures that will enable the remnants of Westeros to band together and fight the threat from the North. So a S7 prediction for Sam? Lots of reading, followed by an eventual Eureka moment!

6. Varys

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The Master of Whispers was also the Master of high-speed travel back in Season 6, as he travelled from Meereen, to Dorne, and back to Meereen, all in the space of a few episodes. Teleportation perhaps? In any case, Varys has been instrumental from the very first season. There is no doubt his influence will continue in S7. A showdown with Little Finger will surely occur. Varys, as we know, is currently with Daenerys. In the S7 trailer, we see her arrive at Dragonstone. Jon Snow also looks set to head to Dragonstone, given recent pictures of him in a setting that bears remarkable resemblance to the Targaryen stronghold. The former duo may meet there, or further North. Whatever the location, I think a meeting between Varys and Little Finger is highly likely for S7.

7. Direwolves (Where they at?)

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As painful as it is, we have to remind ourselves that there were once six direwolves. However, after the death of Summer and Shaggy Dog in S6, only Ghost and Nymeria remain. Whilst Ghost is a constant shadow to Jon Snow, Nymeria has been missing since S1. I was surprised to not see Ghost in the S7 trailer, especially with the whole ‘King in the North’ scene. However, something tells me that the scene of Arya alone in the centre of a clearing may produce a long-awaited reunion. The look on her face seems to suggest she has seen something approaching her. Could it be Nymeria at long last?

What do you think? I could be wrong. But my spider senses, as Varys calls them, are certainly tingling at the prospect of a Stark and Direwolf reunion.

8. The Night King

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Considering the fact that the S7 poster was an image of the Night King, it was a major shock to not see him make an appearance in the S7 trailer. I get the fact that Danny’s arrival in Westeros has been a long time coming. As such, it was going to be a major part of the trailer. But as Jon Snow says, ‘the great war is here.’ The question from the trailer is, where exactly? Well, we have a few scenes of Jon and co running through icy surroundings, presumably North of the Wall. There is also another scene of men forming a defensive circle in a snow storm. Again, this could be North of the Wall. What is more certain is the fact that, whilst he does not appear in the trailer, the Night King will launch an attack in this coming season. Let’s hope Westeros is ready.







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

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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.

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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