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Why Beric Dondarrion Might Be the Most Important Character in 'Game of Thrones'

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Spoiler alert! Read on only if you've watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

While he's not a main character, Beric Dondarrion (played by Richard Dormer) is a pivotal one in Game of Thrones. He has been brought back from the dead (along with Jon Snow), and his sole purpose in life is to serve the Lord of the Light. We know he has a sword that can ignite with his blood, and that the man who brought him back to life a bunch of times (Thoros of Myr), is now dead thanks to a zombie polar bear. We were also reminded in the latest episode that Beric Dondarrion was on Arya Stark's hit list. But why? And could Beric be the key to surviving the war against the White Walkers?