We Finally Know What Ned Stark Whispered In ‘Game Of Thrones’

It’s the “Game of Thrones” reveal we’ve Bean waiting for.

From the Red Wedding and a certain character’s resurrection, to anything dealing with dragons, the HBO show has made a living off unexpected minutes. However , none of these moments would’ve been possible if not for the crazy one that started everything there is :P TAGEND

When Ned Stark( Sean Bean) lost his head.

The North recollects, dude.

Ned’s death scene is brief. You assure the sword come to this and his head starting to leave his torso, but then the camera cuts away.

The execution has had a lasting impact on the show, basically defining in motion everything that’s happened since. But up up to now, a question has persisted …

What were Ned Stark’s final words?

If you appear closely at Ned in his final seconds, you can see he’s whispering something. For the longest day, fans have been wondering, what was he mumbling?

The theories about Ned’s final words are wild. Some indicate he was delivering one of the show’s favorite phrases, “valar morghulis, ” meaning all men must die. Others propose that Ned was thinking about Jon Snow’s secret parentage, perhaps telling, “I retained my promise” as he died. And there are people who argue Ned was trying to communicate with Bran( Isaac Hempstead Wright ), who might have time-traveling capabilities.

There’s even speculation that Ned could’ve warged or somehow switched torsoes, thus not succumbing at all. In fact, theoreticians who suppose Ned Starkis still alive belief his secret final words could lend credence to that speculation.

Well, in an interview with HuffPost about his new demonstrate “The Oath, ” Sean Bean defined things straight.

Ned was … “just saying a prayer.”

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“It is suggested that behavior, doesn’t it? ” Bean said, alluding to the fact that, yes, it does appear as though the doomed human is praying. “I couldn’t be too specific, because I don’t know if belief[ like that] was around in those days, whatever they were. I merely believed,’ What would you do if this were really gonna happen? ’ You likely would pray. You probably would murmur some words and you’d keep it quiet. You’d keep it to yourself.”

“It’s quite subtle in that many people wouldn’t picking it up, ” he added. “It was an interesting thing to do for me at that point. There’s not much you can do really, you’ve got your brain on a block. That’s about the only thing you can do is murmur.”

As far as all those rumors and assumptions that Ned’s coming back, don’t count on it. Bean said HBO hasn’t contacted him about any possible return, and he thinks that would be weird anyway.

“No, they’ve never used to say, ” Bean mentioned. “And yeah, I’ve heard rumors, but not from very good sources that I might be back. But I guess I’ve done my day there, and I made a good character. It’d be rather strange to see him resurrected.”

In other words: Bean there, done that. Though he doesn’t plan to return in Season 8, Bean seems proud of Ned’s impact on the demonstrate. He was even appreciative after learning that fans jokingly suggested that a headless character who showed during Season 6′ s “Battle of the Bastards” was a Ned Stark cameo.

“Oh, truly? ” he said. “I didn’t see. Oh, that’s chill. That’s very clever.”

During our interview, Bean continued talking about his new depict on the Crackle streaming network, “The Oath, ” a drama about corrupted police and gangs, what happened after he was stabbed in real life, and what it was like discovering Nic Cage break and inter a prehistoric birth skull.

In “The Oath, ” your gang, the Ravens, all have raven tattoos, and it reminded me of you getting a tattoo for “Lord of the Rings.” What’s it like looking back on that ?

It’s OK. I haven’t appreciated it for a while. I mean, it’s on my arm [< em> giggles ]. I believe when you first get a tattoo you look at it every hour, but after 20 years you think, “Well … ” But it’s good. I’m quite proud of it. All the members[ of the “Fellowship of the Ring” got one. There were nine of us, and it intends No. 9 in the Elvish language, so it was a good memory, yeah.

You’re very famous for succumbing on screen. You’ve already said you make it through this season on the present. But I was obsessed for a bit when your character got stabbed .

Oh, yeah! That was good. Yeah, that was pretty easy. That, compared to some of the other stuff I’ve done, it was very straightforward. It’s not so much about constructing it gory and bloody and everything, it’s simply the behavior it’s shot, actually that sometimes makes a great fatality scene. And how you and the administrator work together can only be effective. The weirdness of it is more scary than the blood.

Was there ever talk of your “Oath” character succumbing ?

I think. I’m not sure. I think there was talk of me succumbing and then when we started … I think they liked what I was doing. I envision the decision was made to various kinds of maintain me alive in case they want me in Season 2.

Did you ever find a stat going around saying you were just behind Kenny from “South Park” in terms of ratio of on-screen appearings to deaths ?

Am I behind him?

Yeah, you’re < em> just behind him .

Oh, I’ll have to get some jobs. Some succumbing occupations. Yeah, I’m quite pleased with that. I don’t mind being somewhat behind a cartoon character.

I don’t know how much of this is true, but there was a story that you actually once get stabbed, stayed at the bar you were at and ordered another sip. Did that happen ?

Oh, yes.

Oh my gosh. What? For real ?

Well, yes, it soothed me down a bit [< em> laugh ]. Yeah, well, likely the best thing to do is[ get a liquor ]. Yeah, it wasn’t a particularly nice incident, so I don’t want to go into specifics. It wasn’t that bad. I suppose I’d instead finish my pint.

Another tale is that you were in “National Treasure” with Nic Cage, and you find him violate a prehistoric birth skull at his home ?

Yeah, that’s right. Well, he transgressed it.

What actually happened? Because I want to hear everything about this .

We had a few guzzles and he took us back to his place in Los Angeles, and I think it’s like his big lair, you know? He’s got all his favorite playthings and memorabilia in there, so it’s like a big playpen for him, and he had a cave bear skull. We were playing pool and he went to take a shot, and he knocked it over inadvertently. He smashed it to smithereens.

Oh, whoa.

He got quite upset about it, and the next day he told, “I’ve got to go bury it now somewhere to say’ sorry’ and’ thank you.’” And I mentions, “Well, I’ll have it. I can mend it, you are familiar? I can glue the jaw back on and the teeth.” He says, “No, it’s got to go into the ground.” He was actually quite serious about it, and I always remember that, but he’s a very quirky guy.

I liked him. I got on very well with him, and I think he’s actually living around where I live in Somerset in England now. He’s got a house there, so I’ll probably bump into him soon.

That’d be great! What if he asked you to be in “National Treasure 3”? Would you want to do it ?

I don’t think so. I guessed the first one was good. The second one was OK, but I thought it was good as new ideas and I think that it’s kind of run its course. I’m not particularly interested in doing No. 3. I wasn’t in two, so I don’t imagine I’d be in three.

What about going back down to Puerto Rico, where you filmed “The Oath, ” for another season ?

I think there’s talk of doing that.[ We’ve] not given up on Puerto Rico, quite the contrary.[ We] want to work there again, so that’s good for small island developing[ and] for the people.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity .

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