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21st May 2019

Identifying all the new characters during the Dragonpit scene in the Game of Thrones finale

Paul Moore

Game of Thrones fans were wondering.

As always, if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, consider this to be your spoiler alert warning.

You have to give it to Edmure Tully, the man really knows how to bring the laughs to a tense and dramatic sequence.

Remember the funeral of his father, Hoster Tully?

Edmure failed spectacularly to fire a flaming arrow onto the floating pyre and to compound his misfortune, Edmure was later captured and held hostage at his own wedding.

Ah, The Red Wedding. Some craic, eh?

Well, as we saw in the final episode of Game of Thrones, after Jon Snow stabbed his aunt/lover in the heart, the most powerful Lords and Ladies of Westeros met at the Dragonpit to elect a new King/Queen.

Edmure stood up, told us all about his wartime experiences, and was then made to look like a fool by Sansa as she put him back in his place.

See, that’s why she’s the newly-appointed Queen in The North…THE QUEEN IN THE NORTH…THE QUEEN IN THE NORTH!

Anyway, we all know the major players that were present as Bran the Broken was elected the new King of the Six Kingdoms – Yara Greyjoy, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Bran Stark, Edmure Tully, Tyrion Lannister, Gendry Baratheon, Grey Worm, Robin Arryn, Yohn Royce, Ser Davos Seaworth, Ser Brienne of Tarth, and Samwell Tarly – but what about the peripheral characters?

You may have noticed a few strange and new faces.

Well, IMDB and the official Game of Thrones fan page have confirmed that these actors played the following roles Andrew Bicknell (Riverlands Lord), Michael Benbaruk (Lord Une) Frank Jakeman (Vale Lord), Niall Bishop (Northern Lord).

Here’s a brief look at the characters and the actors who played them.

Lord Une was a lord of the Stormlands and he’s seated next to Gendry. The character was played by Michael Benbaruk.

Andrew Bicknell played an unnamed Riverlands lord. He’s seated next to Edmure Tully and Sam but some people think that this might be an older version of Howland Reed due to the clothing, however, nothing official has been confirmed.

If it is Howland Reed, he’d be categorised as a Northern Lord because House Reed is the southern-most house of the North.

Here’s what Howland Reed looked like in earlier episodes.

In a previous episode, it was mentioned that a newly-appointed Prince of Dorne has given the regions support to Daenerys. We suspect that that this is Prince Quentyn Martel and he’s played by Toby Osmond.

Niall Bishop played an unnamed Northern Lord while Frank Jakeman played a Lord from The Vale.

In terms of the North, in the TV show, we know that House Umber, Karstark, Bolton, and Mormont have all been wiped out. Perhaps this character is someone that’s loyal to House Stark, or one of the military leaders that Sansa brought with her to King’s Landing.