Game of Thrones is no simple show. Right from the beginning of it, we have noticed that even the smallest of things can mean a lot more than one would think they do. Now, we know how Season 7 is the season of reunions and character returns, and one of the biggest character return of the season has been Gendry! Ser Davos offered Gendry a rescue, and brought him to Jon Snow, and while he was at that, he told Gendry to not reveal his actual name, but to go by the name of Clovis, instead. A few fans have now found some possible meanings behind that fake name. Read on!
So, if you don’t remember, here’s what Ser Davos says to Gendry about keeping his identity secret :
“The King’s got a lot on his mind…He doesn’t need to be thinking about harboring the bastard of a dead king. You’re just Clovis, a smith who’s come to pay his respects before he heads off to work at the Winterfell forges.”
To nobody’s surprised, our good old peers at Reddit got to working on fan theories about the name. Redditor fifthpilgrim said :
“Before Gendry goes rogue and tells Jon exactly who he is, Davos tries to convince him to use an alias. The fake name that Davos comes up with for Gendry is ‘Clovis’ and appears to be a little insight into Gendry’s future role in the show. In the real world, there is a stone tool technology (see: spear/arrow heads and other stone tools) called Clovis. The significance of dragonglass (obsidian) this season, along with Gendry’s skill as a smith highlights the importance of Davos’ fake name for him. This appears to be a clever connection put in by the writers to suggest that Gendry will survive beyond the Wall and will become the person to make the weapons out of the dragonglass for the war against the dead.”
This theory does make sense, considering somebody needs to watch over all the Dragonglass. However, Redditor yogurtraisin thinks that the name was a reference to the Frankish king Clovis I. He explained :
“Clovis was the first king of the Franks to unite everyone (in what is now France) under one ruler, fixing a huge succession issue. He created the Merovingian dynasty, which lasted for two centuries. I think this was very intentional, and the Gendry will have a big part in repairing the issue of succession in Westeros.”
That’s an interesting take as well. It would actually be quite a long play if after having sent Gendry to row for years, the story ends with him on the throne. Think it’s possible? Got any other Gendry theories? Talk to us in the comments, down below!
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