Not everyone in Westeros has the wealth, title or lineage to make them a viable contender for the Iron Throne. But, having a poor — or controversial — background never stopped anyone from playing Game of Thrones‘ great game.
Epic moments for the show’s main heroes (and major villains) have always happened with help, and often the assist has come from a minor but essential character. Without Myranda (Ramsay Bolton’s girlfriend), Theon Greyjoy wouldn’t have had his hero moment and helped Sansa Stark escape. There would be no dragons on the show if not for Illyrio Mopatis’ wedding gift to Daenerys Targaryen. Without Edmure Tully agreeing to be the groom, there would have been no Red Wedding.
With so few details available about what’s ahead in Game of Thrones’ swan song, we’re left to theorize based off the Season 8 trailer and the characters’ histories. Considering all that information, here are seven minor characters that may impact the final six episodes in big ways (Hint: don’t sleep on these folks).