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

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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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Why did Melisandre ask Jon Snow if he's a virgin?

In Game of Thrones S05E01 "The Wars to Come", Melisandre and Jon Snow had this conversation as they were on their way to the top of the Wall: Melisandre: Are you a virgin? Jon Snow: No. ...
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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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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 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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You will never walk again, Bran… but you will fly

In season 4 of Game of Thrones, Bran Stark and his brother Rickon were marching with Hodor, Jojen, and Meera towards the giant weir-wood tree on the hill where the three-eyed crow was. When Bran ...
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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 mark)...
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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 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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Why was Jeyne Westerling replaced by Talisa Maegyr in Game of Thrones?

"Clash Of Kings" has whereas nothing as such is seen in Game of Thrones with the inclusion of Lady Talisa. What are the reasons for such a change?
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Does the White Walker induction ceremony exist in the books?

On what basis or with what reference was the White Walker induction ceremony included in the Game of Thrones episode "Oathkeeper" (S04E04) and where is it referred to in the books?
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What motivated Cersei to engage with Lancel Lannister?

In episode S02E04 of Game of Thrones we (and Tyrion) learn that Cersei Lannister has an affair with Lancel Lannister. Seeing that she doesn't seem to get any advantage out of this apart from the ...
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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 HBO ...
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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 does Robert Baratheon want to “Burn them all”?

So, in one of the very first episodes of Game of Thrones, Robert Baratheon and Barristan Selmy are telling war stories whilst the Kingslayer stands guard. Robert, who is severely drunk, asked Jaime ...
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Why is the purple wedding called purple wedding?

I get why the red wedding is called the red wedding in Game of Thrones. But I do not get why the purple wedding is called the purple wedding. Which thing defined the color purple? The clothes were ...
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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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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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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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Why did Arya refuse to end it?

During the end of the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones, after "The Hound" has been defeated by Brienne of Tarth, he lies bleeding and dying and wants Arya to finish it and kill him. At first he ...
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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 ...