As the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ came to a close earlier this morning, there is still a lot more that all of us fans of the show ought to know. While George R.R. Martin has already announced a prequel to the show which will focus on the era of the First Men and the Children of the Forest, he also confirmed on his ‘Not a Blog’ that there are five more shows to serve as successors to ‘Game of Thrones’. However, he did not reveal if they would be based on the new generation of the inhabitants of Westeros. And while some characters died a gruesome death on the show, it’s probably time for Martin to give us a little backstory on some of our beloved faces. Here are some of the characters we’d like to know more about in a potential spin-off series:
1. The Mountain and The Hound
Ser Gregor Clegane, who died in last week’s episode of ‘Game of Thrones’, was seen in a rather zombie-like avatar during a duel with his brother, Sandor Clegane, also known as The Hound. But throughout the show, there was no reveal of how The Mountain turned into the purple-looking creature we saw in episode five of the final season. Fans know that in a trial by combat against Oberyn Martell, the Dornishman had gushed his poisoned spear into The Mountain’s body. It’s also said that it was Qyburn who cured The Mountain but a lot of would like to know what went on through his mind while he was hanging in the claws of death. This spin-off could also flashback to the Clegane brothers’ childhood and all the events that led them to hating each other.
The Master of Whispers also died a cruel death at the hands of Daenerys Targaryen, but many are still amazed at how he managed to survive till the last season. The show hints at Varys’ backstory, stating that he was born as a slave and emasculated as a child by a sorcerer. But how did he find himself serving as a member of the Small Council years later? We’d surely like to know.
3. Brienne of Tarth
Swearing her allegiance to the Stark girls, Brienne of Tarth first appeared in season two of ‘Game of Thrones’. It’s reported that she had several siblings as well, but all of them died during the early years of their lives and that Brienne is the only surviving heir of the island of Tarth. While she did have an important role to play in the series, there is still a lot more that we don’t know about her, especially how and when she dreamt of becoming a Knight all her life, and what influenced her to become a warrior instead of opting for marriage like other women of the time. Brienne’s story could be very relevant to today’s day and age where more women are choosing to build a live of their own instead of adhering to the norm set by the society.