‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Spoilers: Joe Dempsie’s Gendry Back To Help Sam Create Valyrian Steel & Kill White Walkers?

By Olivia Reese, Parent Herald September 15, 08:30 am
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It has been nearly three years since "Game of Thrones" fans saw Gendry, who was last seen fleeing from Dragonstone in the third season of the highly popular show. A recent scoop from a fan, however, may have hinted that the character is coming back to the series.

Joe Dempsie, the actor who portrays Gendry, was spotted arriving at the airport in Belfast, Northern Ireland this month. That place is not just any other place for avid "Game of Thrones" fans because it's one of the HBO drama's shooting locations. Check out Dempsie's arrival in Belfast on Twitter.

The last time "Game of Thrones" viewers saw Gendry, the bastard and the only surviving son of the late king Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), he was rowing away from Dragonstone to escape Melisandre (Carice van Houten). The Red priestess wanted to use Gendry's royal blood in one of her dark magic rituals, but Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) intervened and facilitated the boy's escape.

Some "Game of Thrones" fans saw Gendry's departure from the show as unsettled given how much of a significant character he is. Since then, his whereabouts have been unknown.

In the book "A Song of Ice and Fire" (which the show was based on), Gendry is very much alive and was working as a blacksmith at the Inn of the Crossroads in the Riverlands, according to Time. A Reddit user theorized that Gendry's blacksmith skills will reappear on "Game of Thrones" and it would put him in the path of Sam (John Bradley-West), who's currently working on his master training at the Citadel in Oldtown.

According to the Redditor's theory, Sam will study how to create Valyrian steel and will need a blacksmith to make the powerful weapon. In this scenario, Gendry is also in Oldtown, making it quite easy for Sam to locate him.

What is Valyrian steel? During the battle of Hardhome in "Game of Thrones" Season 5, it was said that Valyrian steel is one of the two weapons (the other being dragonglass) that can kill White Walkers. However, the art of forging Valyrian steel came down along with the Doom of Valyria.

Of course, "Game of Thrones" fans are skeptical as to how Gendry would create Valyrian steel without any instructions lying anywhere, but it should be noted that Gendry was an apprentice of Tobho Mott (Andrew Wilde) in King's Landing. Tobho Mott is one of the few armorers who know how to forge Valyrian steel and he might have imparted the secret to Gendry. "Game of Thrones" Season 7 premieres on HBO in the summer of 2017.

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