At this point in Game of Thrones, where we have passed the line where the book readers can’t spoil us no more, it has become apparent now that some of the characters from the books are never going to turn up in the show’s future seasons. Even if they are made popular by George R.R Martin, the showrunners have made it pretty much clear that they want to wrap the show up within 7 seasons. And they can’t possibly include everything put on paper by the author, since it would take at least 30 seasons to adapt it completely. So, amidst the major cuts, and the show creating its own different path from the books, starting from season 6, we wait with our bated breaths; readers and non-reader alike.
Following is a list of the standout and weird characters from the Game of Thrones books that we might not see being introduced in the show.
1. Strong Belwas
Strong Belwas is one of the standout characters from the books, who is first introduced along with Barristan who himself stayed disguised for the major part of the book canon. This dude is one of the gluttons who would just eat and fight, sporting a rotund belly and a hell of a title.
At this point in the show, it is almost impossible to introduce the character in Daenerys’ storyline at present. As she has already three advisors at hand, it would be actually nice if he was somehow included as an ally to Dany, whose primary interest is to gorge on primarily food.
2-4. Any of Balon Greyjoy’s Brothers (Victarion, Euron, and Aeron)
Amongst the major plotlines featured in A Feast For Crows, there is the aftermath of Oberyn Martell’s death in the land of Dorne, and the following scenarios after Balon Greyjoy’s death in the Iron Islands. Balon Greyjoy is implied to be alive in the show, which indicates that the Iron Islands storyline won’t be initiated with his death. He may even die pretty much early in this upcoming season, which is highly unlikely as the showrunners did a disappointing number on Yara Greyjoy herself.
This season, they are pretty much focusing on Dorne, including the Sand Snakes and Doran Martell, which implies the fact that Iron Islands won’t be focused in this season. After all, the primary cast still needs to retain its prominence in the show! We have to deal with Tyrion’s storyline in Essos, Arya in Braavos, Jon and Stannis’ encounter at The Wall, Sansa and Littlefinger at the Vale, and Daenerys’s storyline in Meereen. And this has to be largely featured in the entirety of Season 5, which already seems a lot.
With the exclusion of the Iron Islands, the chances of adapting the Kingsmoot and Victarion plot lines. This means there would be no evil Euron Crow’s Eye, which indicates that these characters might lose their major standing in the entirety of the show, even if introduced later. The showrunners just might employ some other character to deliver the dragon horn to Daenerys.