After seven seasons of Game of Thrones, it can be difficult to remember every detail, character, and storyline. This becomes increasingly more difficult when characters disappear for a spell before turning up a few seasons later. One such enigma is Gendry, Robert Baratheon's only living true heir to the Iron Throne. He is still floating around Westeros after being saved by Ser Davos from becoming Melisandre's prophecy-driven sacrifice. Now that Gendry is confirmed to reappear in Season 7 and big, bad Euron Greyjoy has made it his business to please Queen Cersei, could Euron bring Gendry to Cersei as the gift he promised her on Game of Thrones?
First, a refresher course for Gendry's story for those of you who can't remember that far back. Basically, he is the only surviving one of Robert Baratheon's bastard children. What happens in the tavern, doesn't stay in the tavern. In fact, it leaves the tavern and becomes a blacksmith's apprentice. After being driven from King's Landing due to Joffrey's insecurity with his lack of a legitimate claim to the throne (because, incest), Gendry was sent to become part of the Night's Watch. He became bros with Arya while she was also traveling to Castle Black and when they were captured by the Brotherhood Without Banners, he ended up being sold to Melisandre. Being the all-knowing fire heathen that she is, she knew he had that sweet, sweet king's blood. After she leeched him for a very effective spell against Balon Greyjoy, Robb Stark, and Joffrey Baratheon, she had plans to burn Gendry alive. But Davos secretly plopped him on a boat and told him to haul ass to King's Landing. That was way back in Season 3 and one question remains on every fan's mind:
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Cue the Season 7 premiere and Euron Greyjoy suddenly showed his mustachioed mug in King's Landing. If you remember, we last left Euron in the Iron Islands after he had killed his own brother, promised to "seduce" Dany (with both a fleet of ships and his penis, like a gentleman) and then promptly ordered the murder of his niece and nephew, Yara and Theon. You know, typical uncle stuff. Well, unfortunately for uncle Greyjoy, Yara and Theon seemingly briefly reversed the Earth's rotation and made it to Meereen in about five minutes, where they quickly bent their knee to House Dany. This put the kibosh on Euron's seduction plan and he made his way to the next best alliance, which is newly minted Mad Queen Cersei Lannister.
Euron eloquently proposed marriage (or something like it) to Cersei and when she declined, citing lack of trust, he promised to return with a super awesome gift for her. What could that gift be? I think Euron will bring Cersei something she can really use. What better gift is there than your admirer delivering you the only person that has a legitimate claim to the throne? Euron could possibly bring back Gendry as Cersei's present. Because, we all know Lannisters simply don't have time for legitimate claims to thrones and Cersei would likely be pretty pleased to dispose of him.
Although I do think Euron might get Gendry by force, I think it will end up failing on his end for his ultimate plan. Major spoiler alert! Gendry was photographed on the Game of Thrones set possibly swinging Warhammer, which was Robert's famous weapon. Even if he ends up in Euron's clutches, it feels like this could all end up in our favorite missing bastard's favor.