Game of Thrones References in Warcraft
With the Season 7 finale of
Game of Thrones
today, we thought it would be fun to review some of the popular items and NPCs in Warcraft that were inspired by this series.
Spoilers from Season 7 are marked under tags, but there are general spoilers in the post if you are unfamiliar with the books and show.
Ours is the Fury
is a fire mage in the Mage Class Hall in Legion, a tribute to
Melisandre the fire priestess
. Her dialogue option is a variation of Melisande's famous saying - "Night is dark and full of demons."
: The motto of
: This is one of the
of House Baratheon.
We Do Not Sow
reference the Greyjoy philosophy that one should pay the "
" and loot riches by killing foes, instead of acquiring riches through spending gold.
Hear me roar!
, players receive the title. This is a reference to
Jaime slaying the Mad King Aerys
is now a gnome in Stormwind City.
is an annoyed blood elf in Swamp of Sorrows, carrying on a secret relationship with Squire Rowe, noted in
: The flavor text, "It's hard to put a leash on a dog once you've put a crown on its head," was spoken by Tyrion in
Season 2, Episode 7
Winter is Coming
, a drop from
Garrison Invasion Bosses
, has the flavor text "Believed to reside mostly in the north. Hates weddings." This references the
sad events of Season 3
: Actor Kristian Nairn, best known as
, has a battle pet in the
with abilities that reference his character's Northern heritage and fight against undead:
. Also on the battle pet team is his real-life friend Jake
, named after
Bran Stark's direwolf
In Warlords, you can recruit
克里斯蒂安·奈恩 / 亨利·沃尔
to your Alliance Garrison via the
, a puppy in Arathi Basin, is named after
Sansa Stark's direwolf
Brawler's Guild fight
references the friendship between Hodor and Bran.
is a giant ogre carrying
on his back, just like
in the show
Fire and Blood
丹尼莉丝·珀星 / 佩雷佐尔
--the follower has a Fire Mage spec as a tribute to Daenerys' dragons, is a Night Elf with white hair to match her appearance, and is dressed in a regal robe.
: This is named after one of Daenerys' many titles.
In the quest area for
, players will find the rare spawn
. This NPC likely references
, the Mad King murdered by Jaime Lannister.
: This drop from
, a nomadic race of warriors currently led by Daenerys Targaryen.
: This trainer battle pet, part of the
team, references Daenerys' dragon
: References the three eggs given to Daenerys as a wedding gift in the episode
"Winter is Coming"
: This PvP gear vendor references Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays Daenerys. She is even classified as a Dragonkin in the data, instead of an NPC.
: A nod to Arya's dancing master,
. The gloves are itemized for agility, as fits his nimble fighting style, and the flavor text references his famous line, "What do we say to death?"
is a special toy from Hallow's End which transforms the player's appearance into one of hundreds of Garrison Followers. This is a reference to the
, the god of Death, which is worshipped by the Faceless Men.
Beyond the Wall
is the opposite of the motto "Winter is Coming." It rewards the item
, a term the
Seven Kingdoms uses to describe the Free Folk
Several Death Knight talents represent the real threat to Westeros:
, a massive wall separates the Pandaren lands from the threats of the Mantid and Sha. The
plays a similar role to
The Night's Watch
, protecting the lands from ancient monsters. Some of the lines spoken by the Shado-Pan even reference the
Oath of the Night's Watch
: "We are the sword in the shadows" and "We are the watchers on the wall.
This final observation, while not necessarily inspired by Warcraft, has some visual parallels. As it's from the recent season, it's under a spoiler tag:
In last week's episode of
Game of Thrones
Beyond the Wall
," The Night King killed Viserion with a well-placed spear, later resurrecting the dragon as an Ice Dragon.
Many WoW players found parallels to the Lich King raising
in the Wrath of the Lich King trailer:
Several items and quests are direct references to the name of books:
: This podling may be small in stature, but his title reflects that of the
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
: "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" is the name of a popular bawdy song frequently referenced in Westeros (
). It's also the name of the Season 3 Episode 7 show featuring Brienne fighting a bear in a pit (similar to a
Brawler's Guild quest
) wearing an ill-fitting pink dress (
A Feast of Crows
which several characters visit.
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