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It isn't easy surviving six whole seasons in Westeros or Essos, and not everyone makes it. Here's everything you need to know about the Season 7 characters. Stay tuned for updates!

New 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Characters:

Updated 03/08/2017:

Jim Broadbent Hints He'll Be Playing Marwyn The Mage

Jim Broadbent 'Harry Potter' [Credit: Warner Brothers]
Jim Broadbent 'Harry Potter' [Credit: Warner Brothers]

In September, we found out that Jim Broadbent had joined the cast of Game of Thrones Season 7, but we're only now just learning which character he'll play. The 67-year-old actor told Screencrush:

"I’m a maester, an archmaester. I’m an old professor character... I did five episodes. I did sort of one major scene in each episode."

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...Broadbent also added that he shares his scenes with John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), which can only mean one thing: He'll be playing Archmaester Marwyn, better known as Marwyn the Mage. fans will remember Marwyn as a sort of mentor to Sam during his time at the Citadel, and the only maester that still believes in magic and dragons.

Returning 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Characters:

Jon Snow

Jon Snow 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Jon Snow 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Jon Snow is the White Wolf, the King in the North! He spent his whole life believing that he was the bastard son of Ned Stark, but now, thanks to Bran, we know that he's actually the most-likely-legitimate son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Only, he doesn't know that yet.

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Daenerys Targaryen 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons. She's coming for you, Westeros. Watch out.

Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion Lannister 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Tyrion Lannister 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Tyrion Lannister is now officially Hand of the Queen to Daenerys, which is going to make things extra dramatic when he sails back to Westeros where his own sister — who wants his head on a spike — is currently occupying the Iron Throne.

Cersei Lannister

Cersei Lannister 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Cersei Lannister 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Cersei Lannister, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms. This kween has now probably killed more innocent people than anyone else, thanks to the epic wildfire explosion that indirectly landed her on the Iron Throne.

Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Jaime Lannister 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Jaime Lannister, Captain of Cersei's Queensguard, and her twin brother/lover. Throughout the six seasons of GoT, the Kingslayer has actually revealed himself to be not such a bad guy after all. But we'll see what happens when he finally confronts Cersei about her ascension to the Iron Throne.

Sansa Stark

Sansa Stark 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Sansa Stark 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Sansa Stark, Lady of Winterfell and Wardeness of the North, Sansa has proved herself to be a total game player after she completely saved Jon's ass during the Battle of the Bastards. But tensions are likely to be brewing as her half-brother has just become King in the North, and Littlefinger told her he wants her to be his queen. *Shudder*

Arya Stark

Arya Stark 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Arya Stark 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Arya Stark has been a fan favorite since day one. Her time in Braavos studying to become Faceless came to a swift end when she sliced up the Waif, stole a bunch of faces and headed back to Westeros. Now she's gotten vengeance on the repulsive Walder Frey and his sons, and is heading back to Winterfell (probably?) to be reunited with her brother and sister.

Bran Stark

Bran Stark 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Bran Stark 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Bran Stark has been busy studying warging and greensight with the Three-Eyed Raven North of the Wall, but now that nearly all of his companions have died and he's acquired knowledge that could send the Seven Kingdoms up in wildfire (again), what's his next move going to be in Season 7?

Theon Greyjoy

Theon Greyjoy 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Theon Greyjoy 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Theon Greyjoy seemed like he could never recover after Ramsay's cruelty turned him into the sad, pathetic creature known as Reek. But slowly, he's been regaining his humanity, and is turning out to be a slightly more honorable person than he ever was before. He's currently at his sister Yara's side as they sail with Daenerys for Westeros.

Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish

Petyr Baelish 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Petyr Baelish 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Littlefinger, the master manipulator of Westeros finally admitted that he's after the Iron Throne. While his claim is a pretty weak one, he's so crafty that he just might be able to weasel his way into more power than is good for anybody.

Randyll Tarly Is Back!

Actor James Faulkner, who plays Randyll Tarly — Sam's surly old father — just posted this picture to Twitter. Does this mean Papa Tarly is going to be chasing after his beloved Heartsbane in Season 7?

Even More Returning 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Characters:

  • Varys
  • Missandei
  • Greyworm
  • Davos Seaworth
  • Yara Greyjoy
  • Euron Greyjoy
  • The Hound
  • The Mountain
  • Grand Maester Pycelle
  • Jorah Mormont
  • Gendry
  • Brienne Of Tarth
  • Bronn
  • Tormund Giantsbane
  • Samwell Tarly
  • Gilly

Will Melisandre Return On 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7?

Melisandre 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Melisandre 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

In the explosive finale of Season 6, Davos finally confronted the Red Priestess about sacrificing Princess Shireen, and Jon Snow banished her. But have we seen the last of Melisandre? While she probably won't be returning to the North right away, some fans are speculating that she might have a run in with Arya somewhere south of Winterfell, or perhaps we'll pick up with her story on its own. But then again, she is really old, so maybe she won't be able to survive her journey.

Which characters do you most want to see on Game of Thrones in Season 7?

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