'Game of Thrones' fans are only just finding out that these two characters are related in real-life

'Game of Thrones' fans are only just finding out that these two characters are related in real-life

Warning: This article contains Game of Thrones finale spoilers

So, Game of Thrones is officially over and has been for nearly a week now, but we're still very preoccupied with the characters, the storylines and whatever spin-offs happen to be in the pipeline.

And, of course, fans are latching onto all kinds of details (or lack of them) and wondering what this might mean for the development of any prequels or sequels. Some viewers are even going as far as to suggest that Daenerys might come back to life after being killed by Jon Snow in the finale.

This is the moment Jon kills Daenerys in the finale:

Others are bemoaning the numerous loose ends that the finale failed to tie up. And plenty of us are still complaining about the outcome of the series finale and, well, the final season as a whole.

In any case, we just can't seem to stop talking about anything remotely related to the hit HBO show. And so, it was only a matter of time before the more devoted viewers discovered that two of its characters are actually father and son - in real life.

Remember Ser Rodrik Cassel from earlier seasons in the show? He trained a number of Winterfell's soldiers but the his time on the show was cut short when he was beheaded by Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen).

Refresh your memory on the scene in which Ser Rodrik Cassel is beheaded by Theon: 

Anyway, it turns out that the guy who played him, Ron Donachie (real name: Ron Porter), is father to Daniel Portman (real name: Daniel Porter) who played Podrick Payne. And although their very similar-sounding names on the show might mislead you into thinking they were related on the show as well as in real life, they were not.

While his father's character was killed off in the second season, Daniel Porter's character Podrick made it all the way to the finale and even became a knight!

You'd have thought a real-life father and son appearing on the record-breaking phenomenon that is Game of Thrones would have been common knowledge by now, but it turns out that this is still news to people.

Plenty of fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the revelation:

Well, I guess you learn something new every day!