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Could Gendry Upset GAME OF THRONES’ Balance of Power?

Four seasons ago on Game of Thrones, Ser Davos Seaworth smuggled a young man named Gendry out of Dragonstone, and he hasn’t been heard from since! But after the longest rendition of “Row, Row Your Boat” that the Seven Kingdoms has ever seen, the last bastard of the late King Robert Baratheon may be returning for the penultimate season of the series. Gendry may not be royal born, but he’s got the potential to be a major game-changer. On today’s Nerdist News, we examine exactly how Gendry could upset the balance of power in Westeros!

There are potential spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones! We looked into the fire and the Lord of Light granted us wisdom. Or maybe we just imagined it. Either way, you’ve been warned!

Join host and the most renowned blacksmith in Flea Bottom, Jessica Chobot, as walks us through the latest developments with Gendry. HBO has not yet confirmed that Joe Dempsie has reprised his role as Gendry…although it was really suspicious when Dempsie showed up on the red carpet for season 7 the world premiere. If that was a fake-out, then it was some expert-level trolling by HBO.

Until recently, IMDb had Dempsie listed as part of the cast of this week’s episode, “Eastwatch,” but now his name has been removed. Now, mistakes happen all of the time and IMDB isn’t always the most reliable source when it comes to supporting players. That said, Jon Snow could certainly use a good blacksmith to turn his freshly mined dragonglass into weapons. If Gendry settled near Dragonstone, then perhaps he’s closer than we think.

It’s entirely possible that Gendry made his way back to King’s Landing, and once again became a blacksmith there. That said, we kind of doubt that he would pursue the Iron Throne, despite some wild theories that he could resurrect the Baratheon line. But if a bastard can become King in the North, than perhaps Gendry’s lack of legitimacy won’t be an issue. As far as we know, Gendry is the last living Baratheon male. The family line dies with him. If he had backing from some of the other kingdoms, Gendry could have a real shot at power. Assuming that’s what he wants. We suspect that particular lust isn’t truly a part of him.

Another intriguing theory is that Gendry finally made his way to the Wall and joined the Night’s Watch at Eastwatch. That could be problematic, since the previews for this Sunday’s episode revealed that Eastwatch is the next target of the White Walkers and their army of the dead. Would Game of Thrones really bring back one of their supporting players just to immediately kill him off? You know it would! This show thrives on that kind of thing.

What do you think about the potential return of Gendry? Ride the dragons and share your thoughts below!

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