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

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Is it common for kings to use their mother's house in titles?

In season 1 episode 7, "You Win or You Die", of Game of Thrones, the scene where Ned tried to expose that Joffrey is Jamie's bastard, not trueborn of Robert, Joffrey is shown to be styled by the names ...
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Why didn't Tyrion confront Littlefinger for telling Catelyn that the knife belongs to him?

In season 1 of Game of Thrones, Littlefinger tells Catelyn and Ned that the knife used for trying to murder Bran belongs to Tyrion ("the Imp"). He told them that he lost it to him in a wager. On that ...
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Can White Walkers talk?

Through all the five seasons of Game of Thrones we had never seen a White Walker talking. Does this mean they can't talk human language (e.g. they have their own language) or we will never see them ...
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How did the giant travel across the sea to Castle Black?

In the Game of Thrones episode (S05E08) where Jon Snow, the now Lord Commander of the Night's Watch reaches the Wildling's camp across the sea with boats to take the Wildlings to the south of the wall ...
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Why does Myrcella Baratheon live in Dorne?

Since when and why does Myrcella Baratheon from Game of Thrones live in Dorne rather than with her parents in King's Landing?
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How old was Renly Baratheon?

So we know that Renly Baratheon from Game of Thrones was young. But I'm having a hard time figuring out just how young. He was young enough for Robert to question his manhood but was old enough to ...
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Why is the TV show titled “Game of Thrones” and not “A Song of Ice and Fire?”

Have the directors ever explained why the TV show Game of Thrones is named after the first book, instead of the book series "A Song of Ice and Fire"? However, it is based on the whole book series.
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Who sent that letter from the hand of the king (signed Robert Baratheon) to Ser Barristan Selmy [duplicate]

We knew in the first season of Game of Thrones that Ser Jorah Mormont was spying on Daenersys and sent the news about she being pregnant to the king's landing thus Robert Baratheon wanted the baby and ...
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Thought process of Sons of the Harpy

In Game of Thrones S05E09, we see the Sons of the Harpy attack Daenerys and her council. Few questions regarding the inconsistencies in that scene. Wouldn't someone notice a member of the Sons of ...
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Can White Walkers raise the giants from dead and convert into wights (army of dead)?

Not sure which season (probably 1st), I have seen a white walker riding on a dead horse, so we can safely assume the White Walkers can raise dead animals also. However, what about the giants? I am ...
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What did Catelyn Tully see on Roose Bolton's hand before she slapped him

In the Episode 9 of Season 3 of Game of Thrones there's something I didn't understand. Robb and his men go to the wedding of his uncle to one of Frey's daughter, but Frey and Roose Bolton betrays ...
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How was the cake poisoned at the Purple Wedding?

I still haven't understood, how was the poison mixed with Joffrey's cake? Is it explained in the show yet? I have a feeling, I have missed the explanation. This much I have understood that, Little ...
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What were the motivations behind the murder?

Why would Olenna want to poison king Joffrey in Game of Thrones season 4 before the marriage was consummated?
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What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...
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Has the pronunciation of Arya Stark's name changed?

In the first few series of Game of Thrones Arya's name was pronounced Arryah (leading to her name 'arry). However towards the end of series four (particularly the fight with Brienne and The Hound) ...
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Are Stone Men suffering from greyscale?

During season 5 of Game of Thrones we see that some Stone Men attack Jorah Mormont and Tyrion and now Jorah is also converting into Stone Man. His skin is becoming black and hard. At the same time ...
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Does the Night's Watch have an obligation to House Targaryen?

In S05E07 of Game of Thrones Maester Aemon dies. Sam speaks the words for his funeral since it's supposed to be the Maester himself. He says all the usual stuff: "His name was Aemon Targaryen" ...
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How many seasons of Game of Thrones will there be by the time it finishes?

Does anyone know how many seasons the Game of Thrones TV series will run for before it is concluded, and will this match up with the number of A Song of Ice and Fire books? If so, is each book ...
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Who could be the Azor Ahai? [closed]

During the seasons of Game of Thrones we have heard Melisandre talking about Azor Ahai Reborn, a hero fighting against the Others (White Walkers), we will not find out who this character actually is, ...
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Why not use Red Woman to take down King's Landing?

This is about the series - Game Of Thrones. If that is the case, why does Stannis Baratheon not use her to sneak up and take out all the key players of King's Landing and claim his throne?
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What are the real world analogues to the religions from Game of Thrones?

There are various religions in the Game of Thrones universe such as Faith of the Seven, Many-Faced God, Lord of Light etc; some seem to be based on real world ones and I read somewhere that the Faith ...
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Was Theon always loyal to Sansa?

In the season finale of Game of Thrones Season 5, Sansa lights a candle in Broken Tower. Later when Sansa is threatened by Myranda Theon kills Myranda and rescues her. Earlier on in the season an old ...
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Are All Members of House Targaryen Impervious to Flames?

In Game of Thrones we see that Daenarys can't be burned by flames, would this ability have extended to the rest of the members of House Targaryen? The reason I ask is that, during the episode where ...
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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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Can dragons be controlled by Whilte Walkers?

Whenever we talk about White Walkers in Game of Thrones, the first thing that comes to mind is ice and fire. They have weapons made of ice, and they are immune to fire though it kills their army (the ...
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Weak dragons, weak Unsullied

After watching S05E09, I felt that the Unsullied and Drogon were very weak... A dragon is supposed to be almost invincible! He should have burned them all, but he was out of fire and getting pierced ...
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Why are knights announced as “Ser” in Game of Thrones

In the books and literature following the Game of Thrones universe a knight's title is spelt with an 'e' not an 'i' for "Ser". Why is this?
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What happened to Bran and Hodor?

As the title suggests, what happened to Bran and Hodor in Game of Thrones? Why are they not featured in season 5? Did their story end? If not, will they be playing an important role in the future? ...
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Why is Game of Thrones aimed at such a mature audience?

I've watched the first series and I'm currently reading the book. What strikes me the most is how much extra gore and sex has been added for the TV series. I believe most of the DVDs released in the ...
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Who or what are White Walkers?

In Game of Thrones there are some creatures who are found north of the wall called White Walkers. Who are these White Walkers and what do they actually do to their prey or victims? Are they evil ...
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Does Dany get Infected?

In episode S5E09 of Game of Thrones we saw Jorah give a hand to help Dany from the Sons of the Harpy, given the fact that Greyscale infection spreads by touch, does this mean Dany is infected?
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White Walkers vs Army of the Dead

As we can notice by watching Game Of Thrones' episodes, White Walkers and the dead men are not the same, they have so many differences, can you please mention those differences, and why that the White ...
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How useful are dragon glass arrow heads when fighting the white walkers in Game of Thrones?

In Game of Thrones we found out that obsidian (dragon glass) and valyrian steel (dragon steel) are both able to kill the White Walkers. In S5Ep08 we finally saw the horde of undead that is under the ...
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Why was Tyrion not sold for a fortune as orginally planned?

In Game of Thrones S05E06, Jorah and Tyrion are captured by slave traders. Tyrion is only spared because apparently, his cock has magic powers, and can be sold for a fortune. In S05E07, Tyrion is ...
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Where did Jon Snow get his sword?

Whose sword did Jon Snow use to kill the White Walker in Game of Thrones S05E08?
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Why does Tyrion want to advise Daenerys?

During the seventh episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, Joreah Mormont gave Tyrion Lannister to Daenerys as a gift in order for her to forgive him for his treason. After he killed his father in ...
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Why does Craster give those sacrifices to the White Walkers?

In Game Of Thrones Season 4, the wildling Craster leaves his sons, from his wives (at the same time his daughters), into the woods to be taken by the White Walkers' king, after that he turned them ...
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Why are the White Walkers advancing? [closed]

What do the White Walkers in Game of Thrones have against the southerners or even the living that they are hell bent on killing them all? What exactly is their purpose? All they want is to conquer ...
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Winter is Coming

It's my understanding that the phrase "Winter is Coming" is the motto of the Stark house, when the story first reaches the wall it's implied that the winter is not a periodic season like it is in our ...
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Why is the phrase “Winter is coming” so significant in Game of Thrones? [duplicate]

I am curious as to what the phrase "Winter is coming" might mean in Game of Thrones. I know about the thing with the White Walker. Is there anything I am missing? What actually is going to happen ...
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Did the White Walkers spare Sam?

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, Sam hides behind a rock when the White Walkers walk by. One mounted White Walker seems to look directly into Sam’s eyes. After that the White Walker screams and all of ...
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Is the Mountain Dead or Alive?

So in season 4 of Game of Thrones after the fight I am unsure if the Mountain is dead or alive. And if he is alive will he be back in season 5?
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Does the Game of Thrones intro change to reflect the current story?

In the Game of Thrones intro, we are presented with a very steam-punk like map of interactive pieces representing the kingdoms and what they represent. However, I noticed when Theon Greyjoy arrived ...
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Is the sword fighting historically accurate?

I recently watched Game of Thrones. The show is set in a pseudo-medieval world. I'm wondering whether the sword fights and the swords are authentic representations. Here're an example: ...
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You know nothing Jon Snow [closed]

Why does everybody keep saying to Jon Snow that he knows nothing in Game of Thrones? What do you think he knows?
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Why is Brienne of Tarth devoted to Renly Baratheon

When we first meet Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones S02E03, she's fighting in a tournament to impress Renly Baratheon, when she wins she requests the honour to serve him. There are several points ...
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Why did Cersei Lannister start a physical relationship with her brother Jaime?

In Game of Thrones, did Cersei Lannister not find anyone else in the entire King's Landing to satisfy her desires? At least someone other than her own brother to be the father of all her children? ...
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Why does Robin call Petyr “Uncle”?

In S04E05 of Game of Thrones, Lady Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish arrive in The Eyrie. They are greeted by Lysa and Robin Arryn. Robin is surprised (strange, considering he was there only months ...
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Are House Martell secretly Team Targaryen?

So in season one of Game of Thrones, Ser Jorah Mormont tells Dany that "when Aegon Targaryen conquered the six kingdoms, he didn't do it because he had a right. He did it because he could". This, of ...
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Can the King release a man of the Night's Watch from their vows?

In S05E02 of Game of Thrones King Stannis Baratheon offers Jon Snow lordship of Winterfell and the North and a legitimisation. First of all, can anyone legitimise a bastard except for their father? ...