Why I like him: Because he gets Arya in a way most people do not. Because he’s loyal. Because he’s strong. Because he’s hardworking. And because the chip on his shoulder isn’t nearly as enormous as it really could have been.
Why I don’t: His chip on his shoulder with regard to his lowborn status gets… a little wearisome, I guess. Even though him having it is 100% understandable.
Favorite episode (scene if movie): When he realizes exactly who Arya is for the first time and freaks the fuck out.
Favorite season/movie: A Storm of Swords.
From A Storm of Swords:
“You look different now. Like a proper little girl.” (Gendry)
"I look like an oak tree, with all these stupid acorns." (Arya)
"Nice, though. A nice oak tree.” (Gendry)
…and a lot of the exchanges he and Arya shared at Acorn Hall. Because I’m a shipper. Not even sorry.
The scene in GoT where he’s shirtless in the armory at Harrenhal.I honestly don’t really have an opinion on this. It’s not so much about the clothes with him.
OTP: Arya x Gendry.
Brotp: Arya and Gendry and Hot Pie = BroT3
Headcanon: He never stops looking for Arya after she flees the Brotherhood’s Camp. Even though most assumed she died with her family at the Red Wedding, he never quite believes it himself.
Unpopular opinion: I find the age difference between Joe Dempsie and Maisie Williams unsettling.
A wish: I want them to eventually end up at Winterfell, warm together in their featherbed, and happy.
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen: I know the odds of him and Arya ending up together at the end of the series are… slim. But at the least, I’m very much hoping that he is not prominently featured in the prologue in any of the remaining books. If you know what I mean. :(
5 words to best describe him: Strong, surly, bullheaded bastard boy.
My nickname for him: I don’t really have nicknames for fictional characters, I’ve decided.
ok ok ok but two kings down.
we need to talk about the power of Gendry’s penis blood.