People first saw Sam on Game of Thrones and thought (much like he did) he wouldn’t last a second. Yet here we are, with season six just wrapped up and wouldn’t you know, Samwell is very much still alive and is now a Maester. Thing is, if you look back on some pivotal moments of Game of Thrones, it hits you just how integral and important Sam was in getting us to the exact place we are now. Definitely an unsung hero, safe to assume George R.R. Martin had himself in mind when he wrote Sam, and amazing to see the growth of the character across all the seasons. He may see himself as the fumbling fat guy, but it is clear to all fans o f that world that he is so much more.
But how much more? Just how important IS Sam to whole Game of Thrones story?
Though we are not finished yet as there is much of this story left, we cannot speculate on how his arc will play out (be it dramatic death of full transformation into hero) but we all certainly know one thing. He is fa more essential and important than any of us could have imagined. His role is an essential one, from the start.
Peep the above video from Looper to get a little more insight into Samwell and just how essential he is to the world of the seven kingdoms.