We know that Gendry is the bastard of Robert Baratheon. Most of the GOT fans have wondered what his big role is going to be. Having his storyline gone quiet since season 3, this mysterious character is returning in Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5. Good news for Gendry and Arya shippers! Actor Joe Dempsie was spotted on the season 7 set recently. It would be nice to finally see Gendry and Arya catching up. Gendry is set to be a part of the scene that’s been filming in Spain in which Ser Davos and Tyrion Lannister set sail from Dragonstone. Gendry is all set for one of the most triumphant character returns since The Hound.
Actor Joe Dempsie was spotted on the season 7 set recently. It would be nice to finally see Gendry and Arya catching up. Gendry is set to be a part of the scene which was filmed in Spain in which Ser Davos and Tyrion Lannister set sail from Dragonstone. Gendry is all set for one of the most triumphant character returns since The Hound.
He set off from somewhere in the Riverlands and was pointed in the direction of King’s Landing, where he’d be most likely to live a life of anonymity. We have to assume he made it there and continued blacksmithing, as he was claimed to be one of the best smiths in all of Westeros. With Cersei on the throne and Lannister soldiers swarming the streets, it’s unlikely Gendry felt safe in King’s Landing. A talented blacksmith would easily find work in any city. Davos pulls back the tarp to show the row boat is empty and bribes the guards, but they return after Tyrion joins the pair, perhaps suspecting the identity of the dwarf. The trio appears to be rumbled, Gendry recovers his dad’s Warhammer – the same one used to kill Prince Rhaegar – and thumps those gold cloaks to death!
What Is The Role of Gendry?
Gendry learned to forge weapons and armor in King’s Landing, as an apprentice of Tobho Mott. That man happens to be one of the few people in Westeros capable of forging Valyrian steel swords, which we know are the only weapons (along with dragon-glass) effective against the White Walkers. Robert’s bastard is back, but how useful is his character to the show’s endgame? Gendry is a blacksmith. “I will allow you to mine the dragon glass and forge weapons from it,” Daenerys graciously informed the King in the North in season seven, episode three. Jon is mining a lot of dragon glass that someone will need to forge into weapons. It’s not a stretch to say that Gendry, in terms of qualifications, is the best person for the job.
The art of making Valyrian steel has long been lost, and the ability to work with the metal is regarded as a highly-prized skill. It’s hinted in the books that “dragon-steel”, a material referred to in old texts, could be another word for Valyrian steel or this name could also suggest that dragon fire is a crucial part of the forging process. Perhaps Gendry might make it possible to combine dragon glass with metal, in order to create longer, stronger blades. One popular fan theory is that Gendry will link up with Sam Tarly, who finds the formula for Valyrian steel in the Citadel library.
In addition to being a master blacksmith, Gendry is the last surviving Baratheon. He’d be a massive motivation to the northern houses, especially if Daenerys legitimized him, and could help draw some more minor houses to fight in the Targaryen army.
So what do you think the return of Gendry means for Game Of Thrones instead of just forging weapons? Will Gendry and Arya crank it up a notch? Let us know in the comments below.