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

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Why doesn't Bran and company immediately leave the weirwood tree?

Spoilers - Don't read if you have not seen episode 5 season 6 of Game of Thrones So the Night's King touches Bran in his sight and the Three eyed Raven tells that he shall come to get him. Also, ...
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Has Bran already been to the past?

Spoilers - Don't read if you have not seen episode 5 season 6 of Game of Thrones. My question is that Hodor was Hodor from since Season 1 so does that mean Bran had already been to the past before ...
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Relationship between White Walkers and Children of the Forest

After viewing episode 5 of season 6 of Game of Thrones, we have come to know that But it seems that the White Walkers attack the Children of Forest. My question is why they would do so, given their ...
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How was the White Walker aware of the situation?

After episode S6E5 of Game of Thrones I wondered how it was possible that the White Walker saw Bran? In every other memory that Bran has tried to get the people's attention, they do not see him, so ...
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Why does Sansa react in such a way to Littlefinger's offer?

Spoilers - Don't read if you have not seen season 6 episode 5 of Game of Thrones. In S06E05 of Game of Thrones, we see Sansa and Littlefinger meeting. Here Sansa is shown super-kickass and talks to ...
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Why did Syrio Forel choose his wooden sword over a metal one?

During this scene in Game of Thrones where the Kingsguard go to kidnap Arya and Syrio fights them, Syrio uses his wooden practice sword against their real metal swords. Syrio had several ...
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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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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 die....
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Loophole in the Night's Watch oath?

Let's take take a look at the oath of the Night's Watch from Game of Thrones: "Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father ...
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What are the criteria for being “No One”?

In "Oathbreaker", the third episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones I haven't read the books, but from the series alone my understanding is that So what are the criteria for being truly "...
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Why was the character Coldhands not introduced in Season 4, when he was in the books?

In the book A Dance with Dragons; Coldhands is the one who leads Bran and the rest to the Three Eyed Raven, but in the TV series Game of Thrones this character is never introduced. Why is that? There ...
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Is Podrick really such a good lover?

During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the ...
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Why were only these people punished in “Oathbreaker”, and why in this manner?

In the third episode of Game of Thrones season 6, Oathbreaker, only four people are executed by the Lord Commander. Further, they were executed by hanging, unlike, for example, Lord Slynt. Why only ...
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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 Davos stare at the blood stain?

In the Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 1 "Red Woman", when the Night's Watch brothers take Jon Snow's body into a room, Davos paused to see the blood stain. It looks like he is observing something. ...
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Why does Davos care about Jon so much?

In the second episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones Davos approaches Melisandre and asks her to use her powers to resurrect Jon Snow. This means that he decided to ask a woman he strongly ...
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Did Maester Luwin really believe that sorcery and magic is no more?

Since Bran became a cripple in Game of Thrones and began seeing the three-eyed raven in his dreams, Maester Luwin insisted on it being just dreams and nothing much. We can believe that an old ...
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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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How did they survive the jump?

How is that Theon Greyjoy and Sansa Stark survived the jump in the first episode of the sixth season (The Red Woman) of Game of Thrones? It was a big distance between the wall and land. How did that ...
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Where exactly was Trystane Martell in “Red Woman”?

Where exactly was Trystane Martell, the Dornish prince (son of the Prince of Dorne, Doran Martell) in the Season 6 opener, "Red Woman"? Where was his boat at the time? Was it in the city of Sunspear, ...
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How Did Obara Sand manage this?

In the final episode of Game of Thrones season five, Ellaria and Doran Martell with her daughters, the King of Dorne were seeing off Myrcella, Trystane, Jaime and Bronn who were leaving for Kings ...
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Why didn't the Dornish prince go with Jamie Lanister on the boat to King's Landing? [duplicate]

The prince was promised a seat on the small council. At the end of season 5, I thought he was on the boat with them. But in season 6, it turns out he stayed in Dorne. Why did he stay in Dorne when his ...
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Why did no one help Arya?

This might be a crazy question... but in season 6 episode 1, why did no one help Arya while she was getting 'trained' (really, beat up) by the girl who is also a part of the Many-Faced-God group? ...
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What is this wax seal used by Eddard Stark in “You Win or You Die”?

In Season 1 Episode 7 of Game of Thrones, Ned Stark writes a letter bound for Stannis Baratheon and seals it with the following wax seal. What, if anything, does this wax seal represent? I assume ...
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Would this character still have to be loyal to the Night's Watch? [duplicate]

Beware this post contains spoilers! Now, the Night's Watch holds you loyal & responsible for your entire life. If you desert, you are killed for disobeying your oath to protect the realm with ...
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Why did Tommen stop Cersei from attending the funeral?

Why did Tommen Baratheon stop his mother from attending the funeral of Myrcella in Game of Thrones S06E02? What was the point of that? He said he doesn't want to lose his mother again, but how did ...
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Purpose of Davos protecting Jon Snow?

In the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones, Davos and a few other brave men collect Jon Snow's corpse from the snow and guard it in a room within Castle Black. At first I immediately thought that ...
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Balon Greyjoy's assessment of the War of the Five Kings

In Season 6, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones, Balon Greyjoy remarks to Asha that he is the last surviving king from the original five. The deaths of Renly, Joffrey, and Robb are all known throughout the ...
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Why did Melisandre appear like this in S06E01?

We have seen that in Game of Thrones Season 4, Melisandre did not wear the necklace while in a bathtub, and she is looking normal. But in GoT S06E01 she takes off the necklace to reveal her true ...
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What happened to the Dothraki loyal to Daenerys?

At the end of Game of Thrones season 1, the Dothraki were supposed to make a choice on whether or not to follow Daenerys. And in season 2, some of them made the choice to betray her, but I don't ...
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Why is the dialogue in Game of Thrones more “modern”?

The Song of Ice and Fire series has medieval-sounding dialogue throughout. I don't have the books on hand for direct quotations, but phrases like "I would wager", "half a hundred times", "making a ...
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Was the Greatjon at the Red Wedding?

So we know that most of Robb's banners were at the Red Wedding but we also know that most of House Umber weren't, Greatjon Umber stops being mentioned in the episodes leading up to the event so I don'...
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Why did Qhorin Halfhand attack Jon Snow?

In S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" of Game of Thrones, Qhorin Halfhand started provoking and attacking Jon Snow. Why was this? My only thought was that it was to make the Wildlings trust Jon but I don't see ...
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Game of Thrones Title Sequence

It's occurred to me many times how long the title sequence is for Game of Thrones, apparently it's award winning but I've found it to be tedious. Is the title sequence significantly longer than other ...
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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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What is the root cause of the animosity between the Night's Watch and The Free Folk?

The conflict between "the crows" and "the wildlings" in Game of Thrones is a major part of the plot throughout the show. The crows hate the wildlings. The wildlings hate the crows. Clearly, centuries ...
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Game of Thrones Season 6 Premiere [duplicate]

How did the sand snakes kill trystane? I thought he went to Kings Landing with Myrcella Jaime and Bronn and they were shown on the docks when the ship was leaving
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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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Requirements to join the Wights (The Army of the Dead)

In Game of Thrones Season 5, we see that the wildlings killed by Wights revive as Wights themselves. Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, gets hurt while battling the wights and one of the ...
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Jon Snow and the White Walker, please explain

In "Hardhome", the eight episode of season five of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow battles a White Walker. As established White Walkers can only be killed by dragonglass. But in this battle, Jon Snow kills ...
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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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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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What tune does Tyrion Lannister like to whistle?

At some occasions in Game of Thrones now and then Tyrion Lannister uses to whistle some melody (at least during the first two seasons, where he still had a bit more reasons to be elated). Is this just ...
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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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Whose corpse is hanging in the courtyard in S02E09?

In GOT/S2 Ep 9: Blackwater, just before the battle for King's Landing, there is one burnt corpse hanging in the background, on the brick wall up high. This is not to be confused with the 2 orphan boys ...
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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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Did all of Robb's army come to the wedding?

In S03E10 of Game of Thrones, we can see a fight outside of the Twins. The men of House Frey are killing Robb Stark’s army. Did his complete army come to the wedding, which would mean that all of ...
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Why did Lord Baelish betray Eddard Stark?

In season 1 of Game of Thrones, Lord Baelish sets up Lord Stark when he helps set up the fake coup. After watching season 1 and most of season 2, I still don't understand why Lord Baelish did this. ...
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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 ...