Castlevania debuted on Netflix last week, and it’s already been renewed for a second season. The show’s gotten a mixed but largely positive response, especially from fans who see it as an animated Game of Thrones. Given that’s what the show had in mind, it’s no surprise they threw in a GoT Easter egg.
A user on Reddit pointed out a scene in the second episode of Castlevania, where vampire hunter Trevor Belmont is talking to villagers in a town that’s plagued by attacks from Dracula and his minions. One of the villagers, who looks to be a blacksmith, boasts quite a unique sword in his collection.
The second sword from the left is clearly Longclaw, the sword Commander Mormont gave Jon Snow in season 1 of Game of Thrones. It’s a one-of-a-kind creation — not only because it’s Valyrian steel, one of the only things that can kill a White Walker, but also because Mormont had the hilt reshaped from a bear’s head into a wolf’s to represent Jon Snow’s House.
It makes sense that Castlevania would add this nod to Game of Thrones. Producer Adi Shankar did tell Collider that the video game adaptation “has a Game of Thrones vibe to it,” combining Medieval design with fantasy and mythology to show us a world that’s both familiar and foreign. Plus, Longclaw is cool, and everybody wants one. Let us know if you spot any other iconic blades in the blacksmith’s collection. Castlevania is currently on Netflix, and Game of Thrones returns July 16.