HBO TV series based on George R R Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" books.

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Why didn't Tommen rescue those arrested in Season 5?

In Game of Thrones season 5, King Tommen' wife, brother by law, and his mother would be finally put into prison for violating sacred laws. Why did he not rescue them? The army had enough strength to ...
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What is this piece of land?

There is this new 3D video (also here on GoT Facebook) from the opening credits of GoT. When I point the camera to the far south, I can see a strange piece of land: I am quite confused: is it ...
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Being Craven on Game of Thrones [closed]

Game of Thrones uses the term craven often. It is never good for a character to be referred to as craven. But I am not sure on what being craven means. The term seems to have multiple meanings. Do ...
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Why are the Unsullied castrated?

The Unsullied in Game of Thrones are castrated at an early age as a method of control (I read anywhere from birth to age five). The problem is that castration would prevent puberty. Therefore they ...
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Who was the Mountain crushing?

In Season 4 Episode 7 "Mockingbird" of Game of Thrones, we are reintroduced to "the Mountain", Gregor Clegane, an almost literal mountain of a man. He was summoned to King's Landing by Cersei to be ...
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Why did Tommen recuse himself?

In Game of Thrones, Season 4 Episode 6 "The Laws of Gods and Men", The newly crowned King Tommen recuses himself from the trial of his uncle Tyrion Lannister who has been (falsely) accused of ...
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Did the GOT scriptwriter change in Season 5?

I have been watching Game of Thrones season 5 and the dialogue seems to have a much different style than previous seasons, and the action is much slower paced. It is like these long sequences of ...
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How did Stannis Baratheon survive the Battle of Blackwater?

This always confused me. Stannis Baratheon (the one true king!) assaulted Blackwater Bay in Game of Thrones season 2 but lost. In this scene here, you can see him being captured (go to the 4:25 ...
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Why is Jeor Mormont on the Wall?

We have seen Jeor Mormont on the Wall from season 1. He was Lord Commander on the Wall and he is from the Mormont family. We don't know if he has done anything wrong. Some people like Benjen Stark, ...
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What was the reason for the Night Watch men's treatment of Jon Snow? [duplicate]

In Game of Thrones season 5 episode 10 Mother's Mercy, the watchmen at Castle Black lure Jon Snow outside and lead him to a sign with the word traitor painted on it where a group of mutineers are ...
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What is the “child” in Season 4?

In Season 4 of Game of Thrones Bran met with a "child" who saved him and guided him to meet the Three-eyed-raven. What are those "children"? And are they different from the White Walkers?
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After death of this character is Daenerys Targaryen the heir of Robert Baratheon? [duplicate]

As we know after death of Stannis , Robert is left with no heirs as :- Renly Baratheoon :- Killed by Shadow Stannis Baratheon :- Died in war against Boltons. Selyse Baratheon :- Burned/Sacrificed by ...
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Major twist in The Winds of Winter which is not possible in HBO's Game of Thrones? [closed]

In a recent interview with IGN, George R. R. Martin said that the major twist in the sixth installment of his "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel series involves a character who's already dead on the ...
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Are the Night's Watch Crows and the Stark Wolves supposed to imply a “wolf-bird” relationship?

The raven/crow is sometimes called a Wolf-bird due to the symbiotic relationship they have with wolves. They tend to signal prey and carcasses to wolves, who then kill and guard the food, which they ...
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Power of the Sand Snake girls

The Sand Snake girls are introduced in late 5th season of Game of Thrones. The eyes of Bronn started burning when he looked at one of them. What is the power of the Sand Snake girls?
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Why are there three different actors playing Gregor Clegane?

I happened onto the IMDB trivia which mentioned that the current actor is the youngest and shortest one to portray The Mountain, which lead me to this entry in Wikipedia: ...he is portrayed by ...
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Was Kraznys mo Nakloz naive to hand over the Unsullied to Daenerys?

Warning: Season 3 spoilers In the season 3 episode, And Now His Watch is Ended, the wealthy slave-trader Kraznys mo Nakloz trades 8,000 Unsullied warriors to Daenerys in exchange for her largest ...
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How closely does Game of Thrones follow the fantasy or fairy-tale genre?

I am trying to get into a new show after watching Lost, Breaking Bad, Fringe and The 100. I am a bit skeptical about the fantasy aspect of the Game of Thrones. How closely does Game of Thrones ...
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How did Varys end up in the king's council?

As we know, Varys from Game of Thrones was one of the true well-wishers of the seven kingdoms and a brilliant diplomatic person of King's Landing. As per my knowledge he had no relationship with any ...
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What is the story behind Lord Varys' box and the prisoner he held there?

As we know, Lord Varys from Game of Thrones was one of the true well-wishers of the seven kingdoms and a brilliant diplomatic person of Kings' Landing. As per my knowledge he had no relationship with ...
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Why did Tywin Laninster never try to become a king?

As we have seen so far in Game of Thrones, Tywin Laninster played hidden roles behind all major activities in the seven kingdoms. He was a mastermind of war techniques and politics. He had selected ...
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Is power more important than love for Stannis?

As shown in the season 5 of Game of Thrones, Stannis' daughter was burned alive by Melisandre, the Red Woman. Why did Stannis not try to save her? He seemed to really love her. Is ambition and power ...
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How can Valyrian steel kill White Walkers? [duplicate]

As shown in the last season of Game of Thrones, one of the leaders of the White Walkers was killed by Jon Snow's Valyrian steel sword. As we know, White Walkers can be killed by Fire and Dragon Glass ...
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What is the story behind “valar morghulis” and its answer “valar dohaeris”?

In Game of Thrones there's an episode called Valar Morghulis. What is the story behind it? Why are they using these two Braavos phrases? I found the meaning. "Valar Morghulis" - All men must ...
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Music In The House Of The Undying

When Danaerys "reunites" with Drogo in the House of the Undying in S2E10: "Valar Morghulis" what is the wind instrument playing? Some kind of horn or flute thing?
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Daenerys and Khal Drogo?

In the first episode, "Winter is Coming", of Game of Thrones, after the wedding of Daenerys and Khal Drogo there's the following dialogue: Khal Drogo (Seeing Daenerys' tears): No. Daenerys: ...
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What is the reason behind Benjen Stark joining Night's Watch?

Was there any specific reason behind Benjen Stark joining Night's Watch in Game of Thrones?
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How did Jaqen H'ghar end up in the dungeons of King's Landing?

Jaqen H'ghar from Game of Thrones is obviously a ninja-like fighter and has shown his incredible skills. How did such a great fighter get caught and end up in the dungeons?
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Is there any evidence to clarify Jon Snow's fate?

Does Jon Snow really die at the end of Game of Thrones season 5? I haven't read the books, but from what I have researched, he did not come back from the dead. There are many speculations out there ...
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Why does Barristan the Bold accept the pardon from Robert Barratheon?

Barristan Selmy is known for his character and honor in Game of Thrones. He was a member of the Kingsguard for the Mad King Aerys II and sworn to protect him and his family. He also seemed to be very ...
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What is the story behind Lady Melisandre?

We have seen Lady Melisandre in season 2 of Game of Thrones with Stannis Baratheon, but who is she? How did she meet Stannis?
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Why did the Hound save Ser Loras from Mountain?

In Season 1 episode 5, The Wolf and the Lion, of Game of Thrones, Sandor Clegane (the Hound) saves Ser Loras Tyrell from Gregor Clegane (the Mountain), when the Mountain attacks the Ser Loras and ...
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Why is Drogon free and his brothers Viserion and Rhaegal chained?

In Game of Thrones we have seen that Drogon is freely roaming and flying up in the sky, but what's the reason that we have not seen Viserion and Rhaegal flying freely in the sky? Why are they chained? ...
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How come Ser Loras can declare Sandor Clegane winner of the tourney

In Season 1 episode 5 'The Wolf and the Lion' of 'Game of Thrones', Sandor Clegane (Hound) saves Ser Loras Tyrell from Gregor Clegane (Mountain), when the Mountain attacks the Ser Loras and fights ...
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What happened to the Shadow son of Stannis after killing Renly?

Melisandre promises Stannis to give a son in Season 2 on Game of Thrones. She births a Shadow/Ghost in front of Davos. He killed Renly Barathoeon. What happened to that shadow, is he back with Stannis ...
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What happened to Edmure Tully after the Red Wedding?

All the soldiers and commanders from Tully and Stark family were killed during the bedding ceremony of Edmure Tully. What was his fate after this massacre? Did Walder Frey got his own son in law ...
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Why did Ramsay Bolton transform Theon Greyjoy to Reek?

As we saw in Game of Thrones that Ramsey Bolton tortured, mentally and physically almost constantly, Theon Greyjoy. Then why, instead of killing him, did he transform him to Reek who is completely ...
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Why is Dorne culturally so different from the rest of Westeros?

We know that Dorne is part of Westeros like other regions. How come it is so different from them culturally? There is difference in other kingdoms, too, like Northern people respect the Night's Watch ...
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Did Joffrey believe that he is not the true-born son or heir, but a bastard?

Joffrey in Game of Thrones always seems to believe that it is king's right that he can do whatever pleases him. He justified most of his actions by the same fact. However, he is always challenged for ...
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Why did Bran Stark start having weird dreams?

As we saw, after falling from the tower, Bran Stark started having dreams about the Three-Eyed Raven and a tree. Did the dreams start after the fall or was he also having the dreams before that ...
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Is Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) The most unpredictable character in Game of Thrones? [closed]

In Game of Thrones we have seen Littlefinger betraying Eddard (Ned) Stark, then help his daughter, then kill Joffrey. Is he the most unpredictable character?
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What happened to Gendry?

In Game of Thrones we have seen Gendry the bastard of Robert Baratheon who browed away from Dragonstone, apparently never to be seen again. Where did he go? From season 3.
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What do we know about fighting skill of Wights

What do we know about Wights? They are raised by White Walkers and it seems they don't have memory of what they were before dying (as we have seen the Night Watch and wildlings, after becoming wights, ...
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Where is Rickon Stark?

I always thought being part of the Stark family Rickon is an important character in Game of Thrones. We have not seen him after the 4th season. He left with Bran from Winterfell, however he is not ...
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Why does Ser Mandon attack?

During the Battle of the Blackwater in Game of Thrones season 2, Ser Mandon attacks Tyrion. We know that Ser Mandon is from the Kingsguard, and Tyrion is leading the forces from King's Landing on ...
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Why is an army of White Walkers afraid of the water?

At the end of the Massacre at Hardhome in the 5th season of Game of Thrones, the army of the dead stood on the shores watching as Jon Snow and the survivors very slowly rowed away. From a narrative ...
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How does Myrcella Baratheon know who her father is?

When Jaime Lannister and Bronn go to Dorne for saving Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones, then Myrcella Baratheon at one point in S05E10 says that she knows is her dad. Exactly how does she ...
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Did Arya really see that the Thin Man was a wrongdoer?

I still don't get all the explanations about The Thin Man (Game of Thrones, S5E08, the man who sells "insurance service") which I've read until now in all Q&A forums: the description of the man ...
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Who is heir for Robert and Stannis now?

As we know all three Baratheon brothers died without any heir in Game of Thrones. Their father also didn't had any brothers to provide the heirs. So who is true heir for the kingdom? We know ...
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What is the inspiration for Trial by Combat?

We have seen that Tyrion has asked for trial by combat two times. How realistic is it? Was it a common practice during medieval times? Is it inspired from any medieval time custom? It does not look ...