The newest episode of “Sport of Thrones” aired practically two years in the past, so it is possible you might have a variety of questions earlier than the ultimate season begins Sunday, April 14. We actually did, so we compiled all of them right here.

Within the HBO drama’s last six episodes, the military of the undead will possible conflict with the residents of Westeros, as a separate battle for energy unfolds for the Iron Throne. This listing of questions shall be up to date because the present goes on.

This put up accommodates a large number of spoilers. In any other case, it might be very brief.

The place are the most important characters?

Starks

Sisters Sansa and Arya Stark lastly had a heart-to-heart in Winterfell and stopped feuding. Bran Stark can also be again dwelling, flexing his all-seeing powers. We’re throwing Jon Snow in right here as a Stark, whom we final noticed on a ship en path to the North and, properly, having intercourse along with his aunt.

Daenerys Targaryen

She is heading north to battle the useless and, properly, see above. Each she and Jon are underneath the impression that Cersei will assist them battle the approaching invasion from north of the Wall.

Lannisters

Jaime Lannister observed snow falling as he rode north to hitch the battle in opposition to the useless, staying true to his oath and, in doing so, abandoning his sister/lover. Cersei revealed that she had no plan to assist in the battle for humanity and stays in King’s Touchdown, the place she’s apparently pregnant. Tyrion Lannister is crusing north, however all will not be properly: He appeared very involved that Jon and Daenerys connected.

Davos Seaworth

As Jon Snow’s right-hand man, he is possible on the ship, too.

Jorah Mormont

He unsuccessfully tried to persuade Daenerys to fly to Winterfell, since she has many enemies within the North. As an alternative, she took Jon’s recommendation that arriving on ships as a united entrance can be good PR to the individuals of the North. He is possible northbound.

Greyjoys

We final noticed Yara Greyjoy in King’s Touchdown, the place she was delivered to Cersei Lannister’s armed guards as a prisoner after Euron Greyjoy, her uncle, ambushed Yara’s fleet. Euron, who noticed the wight Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen delivered to King’s Touchdown, mentioned he was on his manner again to the Iron Islands to attend out the undead’s land invasion, however Cersei later mentioned he is really en path to Essos to escort a mercenary military to battle on her behalf. Theon Greyjoy managed to tug himself collectively sufficient to set off for King’s Touchdown to rescue Yara.

Gray Worm

He is additionally crusing with the remainder of the Unsullied, with plans to reunite with the Dothraki crew on Kings Street as they trip to Winterfell. (The trailer for Season Eight reveals that he’ll reunite with Missandei.)

Brienne of Tarth

We final noticed her within the Dragonpit at King’s Touchdown, the place she served as Sansa’s consultant. She’s possible on her manner again to the North.

Samwell Tarly

He is gabbing about Jon Snow’s true parentage with Bran Stark in Winterfell.

Lord Varys

The person with the little birdies whispering secrets and techniques aligned himself with Daenerys. He was on the Dragonpit however did not say a lot, so he is possible northbound as properly.

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Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) sits on the Iron Throne at the end of Season 7. Will that be the case in Season 8 of HBO's "Game of Thrones"?


Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) sits on the Iron Throne on the finish of Season 7. Will that be the case in Season Eight of HBO’s “Sport of Thrones”?
– Courtesy of Helen Sloane, HBO



What is the Iron Throne, and why does everybody need it?

“Sport of Thrones” is about on a map not vastly not like our personal. Many of the motion takes place on the primary continent of Westeros. The unified realm consisting of a lot of the continent and its small islands known as the Seven Kingdoms, which have been established by Aegon the Conqueror, the primary king of the Targaryen dynasty, some 300 years in the past.

The entire shebang is dominated over by the king or queen of the Andals and the First Males, which is the flowery title for whoever sits on the Iron Throne.

So, very similar to the sector of potential Democratic nominees for the 2020 election, everybody needs energy — and the Iron Throne is the epitome of that.

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What’s R+L=J?

Anybody born illegitimately on this world is giving a final title based mostly on the area of their beginning. A toddler born out of wedlock within the icy North would obtain the final title “Snow.” Jon Snow, one of many present’s important characters, is offered as simply that: the illegitimate little one of Ned Stark.

From the bounce, one thing about this situation appears off. The elder Stark was offered as a virtuous dude, however the viewers is led to suppose that he strayed in a time of conflict. Not everybody was fooled, nonetheless, and the speculation recognized merely at “R+L=J” started circulating. Within the Season 7 finale, it was proved to be true.

The speculation facilities on Jon Snow’s true parentage, which, because it seems, doesn’t contain Ned Stark. He is really the son of Rhaegar Targaryen (son of the Mad King and brother to Daenerys) and Lyanna Stark (Ned’s sister).

A part of the rationale for Robert’s Rise up was Rhaegar kidnapping Lyanna when she was engaged to Robert Baratheon — or at the least that is how most individuals on the present have described what went down. This finally led to Robert killing Rhaegar and Jaime killing Aerys Targaryen II, i.e. the Mad King.

However, as we found in final season’s finale, Lyanna and Rhaegar have been really in love, and so they secretly married earlier than Lyanna grew to become pregnant with Rhaegar’s little one and died giving beginning to the infant.

Within the present, Bran Stark has a imaginative and prescient of Lyanna coated in blood within the Tower of Pleasure, telling her brother, “Promise me, Ned.” That promise was to boost Jon Snow as his personal and to maintain his id a secret to avoid wasting the kid from then-King Robert, who would have executed any Targaryen inheritor.

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Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) prepare to fight the Army of the Dead in Season 8 of HBO's "Game of Thrones."


Jon Snow (Package Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) put together to battle the Military of the Useless in Season Eight of HBO’s “Sport of Thrones.”
– Courtesy of Helen Sloane, HBO



How are Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen associated?

Daenerys is the daughter of the Mad King and brother to Viserys and Rhaegar. Given “R+L=J,” that makes Daenerys the aunt of Jon Snow. Sadly, the one characters who know this are Bran Stark and Samwell Tarly — and information did not attain Jon and Daenerys earlier than they’d relations within the Season 7 finale.

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The place do the dragons come into play?

Keep in mind Aegon the Conqueror, who conquered most of Westeros and arrange the Iron Throne some 300 years earlier than the present story? He was in a position to do all that as a result of he was driving with three mainly indestructible dragons. That they had lengthy been a staple of the Targaryen family. These have been the ultimate three in existence, nonetheless; a lot of the others died in an enormous volcanic eruption known as the Doom of Valyria about 150 years in the past, at which level dragons have been considered extinct.

Quick-forward roughly a century and a half to Season 1, when Daenerys was given three petrified dragon eggs as a present to rejoice her betrothal to Khal Drogo. She was drawn to the eggs, starting to imagine they might be hatched. However then a witch betrayed her, destroyed the infant in her womb, took away her means to bear youngsters and turned Khal Drogo right into a vegetable (who Daenerys then killed mercifully).

When Daenerys constructed a funeral pyre for Drogo, she tossed the eggs (and that witch) on prime for good measure. After lighting it, she walked into the flames, as a result of, why not? Everybody thought she died, however as an alternative, the subsequent morning she awoke to 3 dragon pups hanging onto her. She named them Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.

Lengthy story brief, these are extremely highly effective creatures who bonded with Daenerys and can in all probability decide the conflict to return.

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However what in regards to the zombie dragon?

OK, OK, we have been attending to this. So, Daenerys realized to fly the scaly monsters — and used them in a number of battles, which terrified her enemies, as they feared she may conquer Westeros as Aegon did.

In Season 7, although, the Night time King threw an ice spear at Viserion, killing him. The Night time King then reanimated the fallen dragon’s corpse, which was fairly unhealthy information for everybody, significantly for the reason that dragons can break by way of the Wall — which was precisely what zombie Viserion did, permitting the Military of the Useless to enter Westeros correct, organising the present for the massive conflict to return.

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The threat of the Night King looms over Westeros in the final season of "Game of Thrones," which premieres Sunday.


The specter of the Night time King looms over Westeros within the last season of “Sport of Thrones,” which premieres Sunday.
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Who’s the Night time King?

That icy, blue-eyed fellow was the primary White Walker, who was created when the Youngsters of the Forest, a nonhuman race who initially inhabited Westeros, stabbed one of many First Males with dragonglass hundreds of years in the past. He now serves because the chief of the White Walkers and their wights.

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What is the distinction between wights and White Walkers?

Not all icy creatures are created equal. White Walkers have the essential superpower of reanimating human and animal corpses by turning them into wights. Whereas we all know the Youngsters of the Forest turned some First Males into White Walkers, we do not know if the entire White Walkers could make extra of their very own variety. We do know that the Night time King can change human infants into White Walkers with merely a contact.

Wights don’t have any such energy to show corpses and residing individuals into different issues, and so they make up a lot of the “military of the useless.”

It seems that the White Walkers merely need to conquer the world, and that is smart given their origins as mainly being the weapons of the Youngsters of the Forest. They’ve attacked earlier than, hundreds of years in the past, and regardless of that “lengthy winter,” they have been finally defeated, pushed north and stored there by a newly constructed Wall.

However we’ve not gotten their facet of the story but, so who is aware of? Possibly they really have some sort of simply trigger apart from whole domination.

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What weapons are wanted to kill them?

We all know of two substances that may take down the White Walkers: dragonglass and Valyrian metal.

The previous is a volcanic glass that is original into such weapons as spears and daggers. Samwell Tarly learns of its effectiveness after touring past the Wall, when he stabbed a White Walker within the shoulder, and the White Walker shattered. Sam later realized there’s a huge retailer of the fabric in a mountain on Dragonstone. It is essential to notice, nonetheless, that dragonglass can also be used to show males into White Walkers, making it one heck of a double-edged substance.

Valyrian metal, in the meantime, is steel that was solid within the period of the traditional Valyrian civilization. Fable has it that the items have been solid with magic and dragonfire, although nobody is aware of for positive. All we do know is that the weapons can’t be solid any longer, and there’s a finite quantity left on the earth.

We all know of some Valyrian metal swords floating world wide. There’s Oathkeeper, which Jaime gave to Brienne (who at the moment possesses it), and Widow’s Wail, which Jaime carries. Jon Snow carries Longclaw, and Sam took Heartsbane from his household dwelling earlier than setting out for the Citadel. In the meantime, Arya, carries a dragonglass dagger.

Stabbing and slicing up wights with common weapons will not do a lot, however they’re flammable, do not appear to have the ability to cross water and might be felled by the 2 substances that kills White Walkers. Essentially the most environment friendly approach to do away with a bunch of wights appears to be destroying the White Walker that had reworked them.

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What will Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) reveal in Season 8 of HBO's "Game of Thrones"?


What is going to Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) reveal in Season Eight of HBO’s “Sport of Thrones”?
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What do I must find out about Bran, and what is the three-eyed raven?

In Season 2, Bran launched into an extended journey, throughout which he realized he may be a Warg, somebody who can management the minds of animals and see by way of their eyes. He additionally started dreaming about and seeing a three-eyed raven, which he sought past the Wall. That was the place he discovered the three-eyed raven, who turned out to be a really outdated man in a cave. The three-eyed raven has many talents, together with seeing issues which have occurred again in time, and he educated Bran the way to use these powers for himself.

Throughout a visit by way of time, Bran witnessed a dying Lyanna Stark asking Ned to look at after her little one, who Ned named Jon Snow. Later, Samwell Tarly confirmed this account after studying in regards to the little one on the Citadel.

Finally, Bran tried to see by way of the eyes of the Night time King, which created a psychic bond between them, permitting the Night time King to enter Bran’s thoughts and vice-versa. The Night time King introduced white walkers to the cave, the place they killed the three-eyed raven. Bran escaped and, in doing so, grew to become the three-eyed raven himself.

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How highly effective is Euron Greyjoy?

Except he has much more tips up his sleeve, Euron is totally in Cersei’s nook. He has plans to marry the queen as soon as all this warring enterprise settles down, and he even introduced a few items to seal the deal: Ellaria and Tyene Sand, whom he captured throughout his assault on his niece Yara’s fleet. Euron delivered the remaining Sand Snake and her mom to Cersei, who was itching for some revenge after the Dorne crew poisoned Cersei’s daughter, Myrcella.

And revenge did Cersei actual: Mom and daughter have been chained aside, as Tyene was poisoned with the identical substance that killed Myrcella, so mom Ellaria has to spend her remaining days watching her daughter slowly die in entrance of her eyes.

And, as said above, Euron did not really flee to the Iron Islands however went to ferry Cersei’s paid fighters.

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Arya’s coaching as a faceless killer felt everlasting; what was the purpose?

You could bear in mind two full seasons of Arya hanging out with the Faceless Males to learn to develop into an murderer. She acquired the suitable expertise however refused to surrender her id, inflicting her to be basically disavowed by the opposite Faceless Males. In some way, although, she retained her new powers.

In brief, Arya can rework into totally different individuals. The foundations surrounding this aren’t precisely clear, however it’s implied that she will solely develop into individuals who have died.

It is a fairly helpful talent to have in the event you occur to have a revenge listing, full of enemies you need to kill (together with Queen Cersei) — like Arya does. The primary individuals she took down after leaving the Home of Black and White have been the boys underneath the tutelage of the now-late Walder Frey as revenge for the Purple Marriage ceremony. It was on this second that she uttered the instant-classic phrase, “Go away one wolf alive, and the sheep will not be protected.”

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Is Littlefinger gone gone?

Sure, we noticed Arya reduce the throat of Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger aka Mr. Chaos Is a Ladder. For what it is price, actor Aidan Gillen has mentioned he will not be showing in Season 8.

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When are we seeing the Cleganebowl?

The closest we got here to a last showdown between rival brothers Gregor Clegane (The Mountain) and Sandor Clegane (The Hound) was in Season 7, when the 2 lastly met within the Dragonpit (though, by this level, The Mountain is mainly a zombie).

“Keep in mind me? Yeah, you do,” the Hound informed Zombie Mountain, who is not speaking a lot today. “What did they do to you? Does not matter. It isn’t the way it ends for you, brother. You recognize who’s coming for you. You have all the time recognized.”

Now, do not forget that the Hound informed Arya that he acquired his scars as a toddler when his brother burned his face over a toy. The Hound has prevented fireplace ever since. However when pushed to look into a hearth in Season 7, the Hound noticed a imaginative and prescient of a useless military, ice and a wall. He talked about seeing a mountain, as properly — main some followers to posit that this might be a reference to his brother/nemesis. And, as one principle goes, the Hound did not get his scars over a toy, however after seeing a hearth imaginative and prescient of his brother’s finish, which then triggered the Mountain to attempt to burn the Hound’s face off.

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What particular powers does Melisandre even have?

Be a Lord of Gentle skeptic all you need, however we have seen a number of situations during which Melisandre (“the Purple Girl”) has labored some severe magic. The principle one: She resurrected Jon Snow from the useless. It is price noting that she’s not the one one to wield this means. Keep in mind Thoros, who introduced his buddy Beric again at the least a half-dozen instances?

The Purple Girl additionally gave beginning to some shadow demon that killed Renly, has glorious pores and skin regardless of being a number of hundred years outdated and foresaw that Jon Snow and Daenerys wanted to return collectively, saying that they “have a job to play” within the “lengthy night time to return,” which, presumably, refers back to the White Walker invasion.

Nonetheless, the Purple Priestess is way from infallible. She backed Stannis because the one who can be victorious over all different rulers, and she or he inspired him to sacrifice his daughter, Shireen, within the course of. She’s admitted to creating errors.

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Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) meet at Dragonstone in the penultimate season of HBO's "Game of Thrones."


Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Jon Snow (Package Harington) meet at Dragonstone within the penultimate season of HBO’s “Sport of Thrones.”
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What occurred to the six direwolves?

Within the collection premiere, Ned Stark occurred upon two useless animals: a stag and an older direwolf. Amongst them have been six little direwolf puppies. Ned gave one to every Stark little one, together with an albino runt for Jon Snow.

Time, although, has not been variety to the litter. At this level, solely two stay alive.

• Nymeria (Arya’s)

The loyal direwolf attacked then-Prince Joffrey Baratheon whereas defending Arya early in Season 1. To guard the pup, Arya chased her away. In Season 7, nonetheless, she noticed Nymeria for the primary time in years. The grown direwolf is now main an enormous wolf pack within the Riverlands, one of many first direwolves to ever be seen to date south.

• Ghost (Jon’s)

Ghost and Jon, two outcasts, share an extremely sturdy bond. Ghost, who adopted Jon to the Wall and past, is hanging round Winterfell.

• Woman (Sansa’s)

Since Ayra spared Nymeria’s life, Cersei had no direwolf to punish. So she ordered Ned Stark to place Woman down as an alternative, which he did by his personal hand.

• Gray Wind (Robb’s)

Poor Gray Wind acquired it unhealthy. Robb took the teethy pup with the Stark military because it marched towards King’s Touchdown, the place Ned was being held. However on the Purple Marriage ceremony, each Robb and Gray Wind have been decapitated. The direwolf’s head was then sewn onto Robb’s physique, which was put atop a horse.

• Summer time (Bran’s)

Summer time, who as soon as saved Bran from an murderer, trekked with the boy past the Wall. They have been attacked by a bunch of wights. Summer time gave his life to the icy creatures, permitting Bran to flee.

• Shaggydog (Rickon’s)

This jet-black direwolf joined Rickon and Bran as they fled from Winterfell. Finally, Bran despatched Rickon and the cleverly named Shaggydog to hang around on the Final Fireside with the Umbers, who supposedly supplied them safety. As an alternative, they gave Rickon as much as Ramsay Bolton, who skinned Shaggydog to make use of as a carpet. Ramsay later killed Rickon on the battle for management of Winterfell.

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What’s that inexperienced fireplace, and the place does it come from?

It is known as Wildfire. Made by the Alchemists’ Guild, an outdated group of pyromancers who declare it is magical, it is an especially highly effective substance that, as soon as lit on fireplace, can burn till it is all however disappeared or smothered with sand. It may be utilized on any substance, together with water. Consider it like uberpowerful lighter fluid utilized by troopers.

Tyrion used it to destroy most of Stannis Baratheon’s fleet in the course of the Battle of Blackwater. And, way back, the Mad King saved barrels of it underneath King’s Touchdown with plans to destroy town throughout Robert’s Rise up, however he was killed earlier than he acquired the prospect. Years later, Cersei used it to explode the Nice Sept of Baelor with a lot of the Sparrows and Home of Tyrell inside.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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