Game of Thrones season 8: 5 hidden easter eggs that will make you see the series differently

We bet you never noticed these surprising easter eggs in the Game of Thrones series!

The seriesHBO will never cease to surprise us! Indeed, the most famous fantasy series of the chain is full of surprising details and other little-known easter eggs. Winks and references disseminated like small gifts and which spice up the analysis of the series made by the fans. This is the case with “Glamdring”, the faithful replica of Gandalf’s sword from the Lord of the Rings that we find hidden among the other melted swords on the Iron Throne. Or with the ominous omen for House Stark spotted in an easter egg from season 7 of Game Of Thrones. Anyway, the showrunners did not skimp on the means to surprise the serivores. The proof !

The cameo of George Bush in Game of Thrones
George Bush’s cameo in Game of Thrones – Credit (s): HBO

George W. Bush’s cameo

We all remember the decapitated head of Ned Stark planted on a pike by order of King Joffrey in the first season. No one noticed, however, the replica of the face of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, placed among the other severed heads.. A strange cameo that did not please the HBO channel which declared itself deeply shocked, forcing the showrunners to justify themselves. “The head of George Bush appears in a few beheading scenes. It is not a choice, it is not a political statement. We just had to use the heads we had in stock. We are sorry and it will not happen again. more” they admitted.

Jaime Lannister in the Game of Thrones series
Jaime Lannister in the Game of Thrones series – Credit (s): HBO

Tribute to Star Wars

It’s not the easiest wink to find! Yet Jaime Lannister the character invented by George RR Martin is a beautiful tribute to Luke Skywalker. Indeed, the two protagonists share astonishing similarities. Not only did they both have a twin sister as well as an evil father, but they also had their hands cut off. Common points that push some fans of Game Of Thrones to interpret it as a dedication made to the legendary saga Star wars.

The connection between Jon Snow and Daenerys in Game of Thrones
The connection between Jon Snow and Daenerys in Game of Thrones – Credit (s): HBO

The connection between Jon Snow and Daenerys

If we learned the true identity of Jon Snow’s parents in the final episode of season 6, several clues already made it possible to guess it earlier. This is the case of these two mythical scenes of the series which, by mirror effect, respond to each other in ping-pong. The first sequence concerns Jon Snow during the Battle of the Bastards in season 6, when he finds himself buried by the crowd. The second streak puts Daenerys in the middle of her followers in season 3. A powerful visual parallel that confirms that Jon and Daenerys are like “the song of ice and fire, in connection with the novel Song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin.

Sam and Jon Snow in Game of Thrones
Sam and Jon Snow in Game of Thrones – Credit (s): HBO

The easter egg on Lord of the Rings

A few months ago, we already revealed the existence of a first easter egg on the Lord of the Rings in the series Game Of Thrones. It would therefore seem that the latter is not the only one! Indeed, if in the saga the best friends of Frodo are called Sam and Pip, it is also the case in the series. Yes, Jon Snow’s comrades also call themselves Sam and Pyp. With that no doubt, George RR Martin is a true fan of the literary saga written by Tolkien!

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Oberyn Martell’s brutal defeat

One thing is certain, the actors of Game Of Thrones have a great sense of humor. Teasing fans of the series has also been a guilty pleasure that they liked to indulge from time to time. As proof, the shocking death of Oberyn Martell was flagrantly spoiled by Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister). Indeed, the actress had fun posting, long before the broadcast of season 4, a photo of her and Pedro Pascal reproducing the famous scene of the death of Oberyn Martell.

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