14 Important ‘Game Of Thrones’ Characters You’ll Never See On The Show

Game of Thrones is always full of surprises, and probably will be up until its final moments, but we’re definitely at the point where we have a good idea of which key figures we will and won’t be seeing. It’s less likely, for instance, that we’ll see a flashback featuring the people of Valyria or Nagga the Sea Dragon (unless, of course, we see them in one of the endless proposed spin-offs HBO has in the works). But that doesn’t mean there aren’t subsidiary characters that aren’t worth knowing about moving forward. Here are the 14 Most Important Game Of Thrones Characters You’ll Never See In The Show.

1. Lady Stoneheart

Who is she?

The reanimated corpse of Catelyn Stark.

What does she do?

Eff shit up in the Riverlands as the new head of the brotherhood without banners and send Brienne of Tarth on a quest to kill Jaime Lannister.

Who is fulfilling her purpose?

Who knows? Brienne and Jaime’s storylines are so different on the show, it’s hard to tell if any shreds of her plot will make it to the screen.

How much of a bummer is this?

Huge bummer. Her existence almost makes the Red Wedding worthwhile.

2. Arianne Martell

Who is she?

Daughter of Doran Martell ; niece of the Red Viper ; Princess of Dorne.

What does she do?

Helm a conspiracy to seek revenge against the Lannisters for the deaths of her uncle and her aunt Elia.

Who is fulfilling her purpose?

It looks like her part will mostly be played by the Red Viper’s grieving paramour, Ellaria Sand.

How much of a bummer is this?

Minor bummer. Her story is interesting but nothing that can’t be replicated through Ellaria.

3. Arys Oakheart

Who is he?

A member of the Kingsguard; protector of Princess Myrcella Baratheon in Dorne.

What does he do?

Get suckered into helping Arianne Martell with her conspiracy against the Lannister; nearly get Myrcella killed, die.

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Possibly Jaime Lannister or Bronn?

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How much of a bummer is this?

Not much of one. The show will be fine without him.

4. Quentyn Martell

Who is he?

Son of Doran Martell; brother of Arianne Martell; nephew of the Red Viper; Prince of Dorne.

What does he do?
Sail to Meereen to win the hand of Daenerys Targaryen; attempts to tame on of Daenerys’ dragons; something bad [ SPOILER ]; something else bad [ SPOILER ].

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Possibly Daario Naharis.

How much of a bummer is this?

Mild bummer. He’s not a great character, but he does represent Dorne’s best attempt to win the Iron Throne.

5. Strong Belwas

Who is he?

A former undefeated Meereenese pit-fighter and member of Daenerys Targaryen’s Queensguard.

What does he do?

Capture the city of Meereen along with Barristan Selmy and Jorah Mormont; defecate in the general direction of Meereen after killing its hero.

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Most of his good stuff appears to be going to the show’s less-interesting version of Daario Naharis.

How much of a bummer is this?

Huge bummer. He makes the Daenerys chapters of the books slightly less of a slog.

6. Jon Connington

Who is he?

A close friend of the deceased Prince Rhaegar Targaryen; member of a company of sellswords called the Golden Company.

What does he do?

Guide Tyrion Lannister partway to Meereen; care for Aegon Targaryen, the orphaned son of his dead friend.

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Maybe Lord Varys a little bit.

How much of a bummer is this?

Hard to tell. He’s not a super flashy character, but he seems to be playing a huge role in the way the plot is unraveling.

7. Aegon Targaryen (aka Young Griff)

Who is he?

Orphaned son of the deceased Prince Rhaegar Targaryen (maybe), rightful heir to the Iron Throne (maybe).

What does he do?

Ride around in a boat with Jon Connington learning how to be a great leader, yell at Tyrion when he gets beat at board games; scare King Tommen’s small council when he and his troops land in Westeros.

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Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Nobody. This story is all gone.

How much of a bummer is this?

A moderate bummer, as his absence from the show, means his book character probably won’t be very eventful.

8. Osney Kettleblack

Who is he?

One of three upjumped Kettleblack brothers, knight of Westeros, a pawn of Cersei Lannister.

What does he do?

Sleep with Cersei; attempt to sleep with Queen Margaery for Cersei; kill the High Septon for Cersei; screw everything up royally for Cersei.

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Mostly nobody; maybe Lancel Lannister a little bit (we’ll have to see how the rest of Season 5 plays out to know for sure).

How much of a bummer is this?

Moderate bummer. His incompetence is a key part of one of the best payoffs of all five books.

9. Wyman Manderly

Who is he?

Big, fat, huge head of House Manderly; Lord of White Harbor

What does he do?

Pretend to support the Boltons, the Freys and the Lannisters; bide his time; slowly and quietly exact revenge for the deaths of Robb Stark and Wendel Manderly at the Red Wedding; something pretty awesome [ MINOR SPOILER ].

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Maybe some random Winterfell residents, like the old lady who reminded Sansa Stark that “The North Remembers.”

How much of a bummer is this?

Big, fat, huge bummer. Despite his mock title as “Lord Too-Fat-to-Sit-a-Horse,” he’s one of the biggest badasses in the books.

10. Jayne Poole

Who is she?

A friend of Sansa Stark.

What does she do?

Pretend to be Arya Stark so that she can marry Ramsay Bolton and give House Bolton claim to Winterfell; live in the horror that is married life with Ramsay.

Who is fulfilling her purpose?

Sadly enough, her old friend Sansa.

How much of a bummer is this?

Maybe kind of a bummer. Without Jayne around to take the brunt of Ramsay’s psychopathy, it looks like Sansa will have to deal with it.

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11. The Kindly Man

Who is he?

A priest of the Many-Faced God in the House of Black and White.

What does he do?

Train Arya Stark to be a Faceless Man.

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Jaqen H’ghar .

How much of a bummer is this?

The opposite of a bummer. Why add a new character when we had an old character who can do the job just as well. Especially one we were all waiting to see again.

12. Bowen Marsh

Who is he?

First Stewart of the Night’s Watch.

What does he do?

Something pretty huge.

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Maybe Alliser Thorne. Maybe Olly.

How much of a bummer is this?

Not really a bummer, except now there’s no character with the nickname “Old Pomegranate.”

13. Victarion Greyjoy

Who is he?

Brother of Balon and Euron Greyjoy; uncle of Theon Greyjoy; failed candidate for leader of the Ironborn.

What does he do?

Stew over his intense hatred of Euron; sail to Meereen for the ostensible purpose of winning the hand of Daenerys Targaryen for Euron; scheme to win the hand of Daenerys Targaryen for himself; convert to the faith of the red god.

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Nobody.

How much of a bummer is this?

Huge bummer. Victarion is one of the most enjoyable characters in the series.

14. Aeron “The Damphair” Greyjoy

Who is he?

Brother of Balon, Euron and Victarion Greyjoy; uncle of Theon Greyjoy; priest of the Drowned God.

What does he do?

Fear his older brother Euron; campaign for his brother Victarion as leader of the Ironborn, scheme to bring down Euron.

Who is fulfilling his purpose?

Nobody.

How much of a bummer is this?

Moderate bummer.

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