Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Some new combatants


Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers have already promised a big scene at a particularly important location. Now we know who’ll be fighting there.

Warning: Game of Thrones season 8 has had a known quantity of a scene for a long time now — but this is some of the first footage rather than rumors or photos.

Game of Thrones season 8 will have a massive scene at King’s Landing that reportedly comes with parts of it being at least partially ablaze. In the words of Doreah, Jhiqui and Irri, “it is known, Khaleesi.” Now, however, the fans over at r/freefolk have found a video that has since been deleted from Instagram that shows at least some of the participants in this massive scene.

It still exists on r/freefolk, though, but here’s the gist of it: it shows both the Dothraki and Unsullied close to the King’s Landing set, in full costume. This probably isn’t for moving them to any of the other filming sites. The original poster, u/EveryFckingChicken, did point out that this isn’t conclusive evidence that they’re in King’s Landing, but it does look awfully suggestive. The comments in the thread make that same conclusion — and also add that “we probably won’t know if they are human or wights until the day of the shoot.”

That’s still an important distinction to make. After all, we still don’t know who’s doing the burning of King’s Landing. However, we haven’t seen the undead really do formations before, suggesting that the Unsullied, at least, are still alive. As for the Dothraki, spoilers from other shoots have quite clearly implied that at least some of them will join the ranks of the dead.

It’s possible that Daenerys has already reached King’s Landing (and maybe overthrown Cersei) before letting the Night King catch up with her. That could explain a possible split. Plus the fire wouldn’t debunk this theory. (Hey, undead Viserion is still kicking.)

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Of course, the most straightforward theory is that Daenerys herself torches part of King’s Landing to prove her point to Cersei. After all, House Targaryen’s words are “Fire and Blood.”