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‘Game of Thrones’ Just Squashed this Popular Fan Theory

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Bad news, zombie Catelyn fans… Lady Stoneheart will not be coming to Game of Thrones.

Fans had hoped that the return of the Brotherhood Without Banners would signify the entrance of the character into HBO’s adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, but the reappearance of a certain character has burned that hope on a pyre.

In the novels, the Brotherhood Without Banners stumbles upon the body of Catelyn Stark shortly after the deadly Red Wedding. Beric Dondarrion decides to trade his life for hers and resurrects Catelyn with a kiss of life (or death, depending on your perspective). The newly revived Catelyn takes on the persona of Lady Stoneheart and uses the Brotherhood Without Banners to exact revenge of her enemies.

But with Beric alive and still leading the Brotherhood in the series, it’s now impossible for Catelyn Stark to be resurrected as Lady Stoneheart… even if the show runners wanted to.

As far as we know, red priests are only able to resurrect the dead shortly after death (as seen with Jon Snow and Beric Dondarrion). Catelyn has been dead for years now, so whatever is left of her body will be far too decomposed to resurrect. Well, unless she is “resurrected” as a wight by a White Walker, but that’s highly unlikely (can someone please make fan art of this?).

Lady Stoneheart might not be coming to the series, but thanks to one of the show’s actors, we now have a basic idea of how the big introduction scene may have went down.

Jóhannes Haukur, the actor who portrayed Lem Lemoncloak in the series, acted out his character’s line from A Storm of Swords (which served to introduce Lady Stoneheart) and shared it with his fans on Twitter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, I guess that’s as close as we’ll ever get to seeing Lady Stoneheart on screen.

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Is ‘Game of Thrones’ About to Reveal Lady Stoneheart?

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Lady Stoneheart may finally be introduced in Game of Thrones!

Showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have kept the character out of the series for three seasons now, perhaps because they deemed her too unrealistic for a show where dragons rule the skies and every woman has perfect boobs. But if this season has proven anything, it’s that any and all A Song of Ice and Fire story lines are fair game in the TV adaptation .

Lady Stoneheart, for those of you who don’t know, is a zombified version of Catelyn Stark.

The Freys threw Catelyn’s body in the river after murdering her during the Red Wedding, and in the novels, her corpse was found a couple days later by the Brotherhood Without Banners. Their leader, Beric Dondarrion, was able to resurrect Catelyn by trading his life for hers. However, the resurrection wasn’t perfect. Catelyn’s slashed throat and other wounds were only somewhat healed, leaving her disfigured and unable to speak.

She takes on the persona of Lady Stoneheart and gains control over the Brotherhood, using the group to exact revenge on those who have wronged her… especially the Lannisters and their collaborators.

There is no solid evidence to prove that Lady Stoneheart is in fact leading the Brotherhood in the television series (at least not yet), but if Game of Thrones is planning to go that route, then they’ve laid the foundation for it perfectly.

The audience was freshly reminded of Catelyn Stark and her death this season during one of Bran Stark’s visions, and Walder Frey mentioned her death while planning a coup.

The Brotherhood Without Banners is said to be wreaking havoc for the Freys, and with the group back in the series, it’s only a matter of time before we find out just who is leading them.

My money’s on the character who has the biggest beef against the Freys, Lady Stoneheart, but only time will tell!

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