There’s no doubt that Game Of Thrones is a carefully plotted, deeply intricate show that has been driving toward its series finale since it started back in 2011. Every scene, every piece of dialogue, every Valyrian steel dagger shown on screen is put there for a reason. Game Of Thrones is a show that doesn’t take detours unless they’re totally necessary, so it makes sense to trust in George RR Martin, David Benioff, and D. B. Weiss, when it comes to showing us only the information that we need to know. And a lot of nudity and violence along the way.
Nevertheless, over the past seven seasons in Westeros audiences of Game Of Thrones have been introduced to countless characters. Some are dismissed immediately, some become integral to the plot in unexpected ways, and some (most) are killed in horrific and brutal fashion.
But what about the characters that simply vanished from the series and aren’t mentioned anymore? What about the inhabitants of Westeros and Essos that didn’t die but are no longer seen? Were their stories a useless diversion, or, perhaps, have we not seen the last of these once important characters as the show ramps up to its end game?
Let’s take a look at the 10 Game Of Thrones characters that are forgotten but not gone, and may be ready to come back in a big way.