#GameOfThrones: All You Need To Know About The Characters With Magical Powers

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Despite the fact that #GameOfThrones appears quite natural with the all frequent random deaths, it is easy to forget that the story is based in a world filled with magic. With the return of #GameOfThrones, we have decided to put together all the characters that have magical powers that made the television show a fan favourite.

The Faceless Men

We may have to classify Arya as one of the Faceless Men. The group is a cult of assassins who worship the Many-Faced God, and make a lot of money killing people. T basically have the ability to shapeshift and transform themselves into completely different people whenever they feel like it.

While they were constantly cutting the faces of men, Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) is probably the most significant Faceless Man on the show, despite how frustrating he was in the sixth season. He may St have a significant role to play in the seventh season as Arya goes on her revenge mission.


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Melisandre (Carice van Houten) is perhaps the most prominent practitioner of magic in #GameOfThrones and fans of the show finally got to know that she was an ancient woman using a magical necklace to pretend to be younger so she can seduce almost everyone she meets.
It is left to be seen whether she was the unseen hand behind the deaths of Robb Stark, Baelon Greyjoy and Joffrey, but one thing that is sure is that she gave birth to a full-blown shadow baby from the depths of her vagina which went on to kill Renly Baratheon.

And lest we forget, she brought back Jon Snow from the dead.

Jon Snow

It’s undeniable that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) has his own magic powers, even though it isn’t clear on the television show but much clearer in the books. He has a deeper connection with his direwolf Ghost, just like all the Stark children, which allows them to “warg” into them or mentally inhabit their bodies.

While this wasn’t shown on the show, some fan theories believe that he only came back to life because he warged into Ghost before he died.

Thoros of Myr

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Though he doesn’t have much screen time on #GameOfThrones, he has almost the same powers as Melisandre. Thoros (Paul Kaye) has not only resurrected Lord Beric Dondarrion on several occasions, he can also light his sword on fire using blood magic, and has given Beric the ability to do magic too.

Jojen Reed

Jojen (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) had the power of prophetic dreams, where he could had the magical ability to perceive future, past, or distant events in dreams. The Greenseers of the Children of the Forest also have this power, just as some humans are also born with the ability.
Sadly, Jojen was lethally injured by wights and mercy-killed by his sister Meera right after he trained Bran how to use his sight.

Maggy The Frog

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Viewers of #GameOfThrones first got to see Maggy the Frog through a flashback that predicted that Cersei would have three blonde children who would all receive crowns, then die. We obviously don’t need another inkling into her magical powers as everything came true.

The Night King

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What more do we need to say about the night king asides his ability to raise the dead and the fact that he is pretty much made from ice?


Leaf game of thronea
Leaf and her fellow Children of the Forest were the earliest known inhabitants of Westeros and they were responsible for accidentally creating the White Walkers when they used their magic against the invading humans.

They however ended up losing control of their new weapon. They also have fireball-type powers that they can deploy in a war situation.

Bran Stark

Bran stark
From Warging into beasts and Hodor and having the greensight ability that enables him to travel through time, Bran Stark can pretty much do a lot. He however has the extra gift of affecting time as he travels through it as we pretty much learned with Hodor.

With the amount of power he has which can significantly affect the turn of events, he may yet be the most powerful of the Stark Children.

The Pyromancers

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The magical powers of the pyromancers were underplayed in #GameOfThrones but the green explodey stuff, wildfire, we’re created by the pyromancers of King’s Landing. They are an ancient and once powerful guild of alchemists whose only skill is the creation and storage of wildfire thereafter, after losing the ability to produce it.


Qyburn game of thrones
This somewhat magical surgeon was responsible for the transformation of Ser Gregor clegane, otherwise known as the Mountain. The books describe his face as looking really, really dead – like, blue and rotten – when he takes off his helmet, and hope we get to see this on television.




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