What happened to Gendry?

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In Game of Thrones we have seen Gendry the bastard of Robert Baratheon who browed away from Dragonstone, apparently never to be seen again. Where did he go? From season 3.

Best Answer

This is purely speculation, considering the actor didn't know anything about his character's future a year ago (June 2014).

BEWARE: spoilers for all of Game of Thrones in the upcoming text.

Here's the problem: by the end of the third series Gendry's role was basically superfluous. Even worse, considering what would happen by the end of season five -- i.e. the death of Shireen -- this character was a hindrance: why would Stannis sacrifice his daughter when there was a Baratheon bastard still available? And if his execution didn't do the trick, then burning Shireen would not have anywhere near the same emotional impact.

So why not have him executed by Melisandre, like she wished for (at the end of season three)? That would severely impact the character of Stannis, and they need him to be the big hero who saves the day at The Wall in season four. Moreover, there's a small chance Gendry has a role later on: in the books he's still around, even though he's in a completely different place. I wouldn't rule out a Gendry-Arya reunion.

By having Gendry escape from the cells and row into the darkness at the end of the season, as arranged by Davos Seaworth, they have a great solution: if they need him in the future, he can pop up somewhere convenient. And if they don't, well, then we can assume he has drown -- the likely outcome considering he cannot swim and had never rowed a boat.

Considering the producers aren't shy of confirming deaths when the fandom had come up with alternatives -- e.g. Stannis, Myrcella -- I can only interpret their silence about Gendry's fate as them keeping their options open. But in the meantime they don't have to pay the actor, and they don't have to worry about keeping track of yet another character.

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Who killed Gendry in got?

But in truth, Melisandre and Stannis plan to use Gendry's blood in a magic ritual to create a death curse on the usurpers to his throne, King Joffrey, the King in the North Robb Stark, and King of the Iron Islands Balon Greyjoy.

Who does Gendry marry?

Gendry's having quite the night on Game of Thrones. First he was legitimized by Daenerys Targaryen, becoming both a true born Baratheon and Lord of Storm's End, and then Gendry asked Arya to marry him. Sadly though, Arya turned Gendry's proposal down on Game of Thrones and decided to stay true to herself.

Do Arya and Gendry end up together?

Gendry then kisses Arya, and tells her that Daenerys legitimized him and made him the new Lord of Storm's End. He admits that he knows nothing about being a lord. He then kneels and confesses that to Arya that he loves her, wants to marry her, and have her become the Lady of Storm's End.

Does Arya ever see Gendry again?

Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, hinted (by way of declining to answer) to Buzzfeed News that the Arya and Gendry reunion happens in the first episode of Season 8.

Game Of Thrones Season 7 - What Happened To Gendry Explained

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Answer 2

Speculation is over - Gendry is back in Season 7 ... [though no-one is saying what he will be doing, of course]

From Radio Times - This Game of Thrones actor showed up to the premiere and basically confirmed his long-awaited return Row row row your boat - guess who's BACK in Westeros?

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