'Game of Thrones'
Cast members Kristian Nairn (L) and Daniel Portman attend the premiere for the sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles April 10, 2016. Reuters/Phil McCarten

The popular fantasy HBO TV series has diverged from the books on which it is based on and there were more deviations in “Game of Thrones” Season 6. Some of the characters mentioned in the first three episodes of the show don’t exist in the books, while a few from the source material have been omitted.

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The TV series finally featured the Tower of Joy scene in the third episode titled “Oathbreaker.” The scene was a part of Bran’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) vision. However, in the books the scene is shown as a dream of Ned Stark (Sean Bean). The books do not reveal who was killed by whom in this flashback scene.

In the episode “Home” Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) name was revealed to be Wylis, but in the books his real name is Walder.

The High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) continues to play an important role in King’s Landing. Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) had intense conversations with the High Sparrow in “Game of Thrones” Season 6 about the way he is doing things, but such conversations didn’t take place in the book series.

The fans were quite ecstatic to see Jon Snow (Kit Harington) resurrected. Davos (Liam Cunningham) was the main reason for the character coming back to life. However, in the books the resurrection is yet to happen and Davos is not even present at Castle Black at the time of Jon Snow’s death.

Samwell (John Bradley) told Gilly (Hannah Murray) about his family in the recent episode. In the books the character has three sisters, instead of just one. Sam travels to Oldtown in the books with the intention of training to be a maester, however in the TV series he appears to be heading back to his ancestral home.

Although a lot has happened in the first three episodes of “Game of Thrones” Season 6, many of the major characters are yet to appear this year. Bronn (Jerome Flynn), Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen), Loras (Finn Jones) and Lancel (Eugene Simon) are yet to make an appearance.

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