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

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What is the perception of Tyrion's story about his cousin Orson and the beetles?

In Game Of Thrones S04E08 Tyrion told a story about his cousin Orson Lannister to Jamie. Orson was physically handicapped and spent his time smashing beetles. Is there any relation with the story ...
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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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Why is the punishment for regicide so arbitrary?

Why did Tyrion survive while Ned died in Game of Thrones? They were in a similar situation, I tried to do the comparison on a quite superficial level: Ned was accused of plotting to assassinate the ...
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How realistic is the brainwashing shown during Season 3 and 4?

In Season 3 of Game of Thrones, karma really has it in for one of the main characters, who after betraying his friend ends up in a very unfortunate position: After being betrayed by his own troops ...
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Why was she thrown down the Moon Door?

I am not sure why Petyr Baelish threw Lysa Arryn down the Moon Door? Was it to protect Sansa Stark, or will his motives be revealed later? He was having sex with her one episode earlier, and then he ...
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How did Samwell and Gilly get back over the wall?

During the course of Game of Thrones, under interrogation by Mance Rayder, Jon Snow confesses that only three of the wall's keeps are manned, and so we know that the Nightfort is unoccupied. Samwell ...
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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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What was Jon Snow's mother's name?

I have seen all the episode so far released. I haven't read books though. In season one before leaving to King's Landing Ned Stark tells Jon Snow that he will tell him his mother's name next time ...
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Who is blowing the horn?

Whenever the white walkers come in Game of Thrones, they said that they blow horns. They blow once for fellow rangers, twice for wildlings/foes and three times for "the others" but I don't get it, ...
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What death scenes do these pictures belong to?

There is this beautiful website depicting the deaths occurring in the Game Of Thrones series. I understood most of them, but there are some which I am unable to find. Could someone tell me which ...
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Why Ser Ilyn Pane was there to execute all women?

In the Game of Thrones S02E09 Battle of the Blackwater Ser Ilyn Pane was in the women's room bodyguarding them. Though the Queen claims Ser Ilyn was present to protect them and to deal with potential ...
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Was the sword forging scene at the beginning of season 4 CGI or real?

My friend thinks the sword forging scene at the beginning of the 4th season of Game of Thrones was CGI (it certainly was picturesque with the flames dancing along the flow of molten steel). But I ...
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How is the credited director for any one Game of Thrones episode decided?

My research for this question revealed that due to extensive location shooting and use of wide-ranging intertwining storylines, Game of Thrones shoots with up to three different units concurrently in ...
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Who sent the assassin to kill Bran Stark?

Who actually sent the assassin to kill Brandon Stark in Game of Thrones S01E02? Jamie believes it was not Cercei, and swears he did not do it - and it makes no sense for him to lie to Catelyn about ...
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What is the relationship between Daenerys, Viserys, and dragons?

We are told from early on in Game of Thrones that Viserys and Daenerys are brother and sister, and it is said they are the descendants of dragons, although this is (as of yet--midway through season 2 ...
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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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How is a Targaryen immune to molten metal?

In the scene in Game of Thrones S01E06 where Khal Drogo pours molten gold over Viserys's head and he dies, Daenerys says that a real (dragon) Targaryen could never have been killed by that. While we ...
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What happened to Syrio, the Dance Master?

In the first season of Game of Thrones, Arya trains with a Dance Master called Syrio Forel. Towards the end of the series their lesson is interrupted when troops burst in and try to capture Arya. ...
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Why did Maester Luwin want Bran and Rickon to be taken to the wall in S02E10 of GoT

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, after the men from the Greyjoy army stab Maester Luwin and flee, Bran & Rickon with Osha and Hodor come to Maester Luwin. Why does Luwin want them to go to the ...
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By whom and why was Winterfell castle put on fire?

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, we see the 20 men from Greyjoy army knock out Theon Greyjoy, also stabbing Luwin. And then they leave the castle gagging Theon. The Stark's ally forces were on their way ...
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Why was Tyrion disgraced?

At the end of S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Game of Thrones Tyrion has been disgraced, removed from his role as Hand of the King and left in a small room following a successful defence of King's Landing? ...
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Why did Qhorin Halfhand attack Jon Snow?

In S2E10 "Valar Morghulis" Qhorin Halfhand started provoking and attacking Jon Snow. Why was this? My only thought was that it was to make the Wildlings trust John but I don't see how it achieves ...
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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 were so many inexperienced actors hired for lead roles in Game of Thrones?

On one hand you've got some very seasoned actors like Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Natalia Tena who have been in other TV series as well as some big Hollywood films. And on the other hand you've got ...
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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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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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How much time has passed between Series 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones?

We watched the first episode of the second season last night and I'm a little unsure. On the one hand Daenerys' story and the plot of Rob's crusade doesn't seem to have moved on very far at all. On ...
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Did the Lannisters plan Robert's death?

During the discussions after King Robert's accident with the boar in Game of Thrones S01E07, I was somewhat given the impression that the Lannisters, or at the very least Cersei, planned for Robert to ...
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Why is Sansa Stark so important?

In Season 3 Episode 6 Sansa is dragged all across the story, for who she's supposed to marry. I don't quite understand why she's so important. Because there is her brother Rob, who is the King of ...
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Where is this scene happening in season 1's episode 2?

I am referring to the scene in season 1's episode 2 where Sean Bean has to kill the wolf because of the Queen's order. Are they at the King's Landing or somewhere on the way? Why are his children ...
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What did Sam give Gilly?

Right before the Night's Watch left the house in Game of Thrones S02E03, Sam gave Gilly something, but I'm not entirely sure what it was. It was something his mom gave to him. What did he give to ...
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What is the main trait between each major house?

In Game of thrones, each house seems to have a common trait among the family, for example: Does Lannister imply intelligence? They show Tyrion and Ceresi thinking intelligently and taking ...
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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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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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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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Who are the Five kings in GOT-War of Five Kings?

I just finish watching season three of Game of Thrones. In this season many character seen referring ongoing war as war of five kings. I haven't read any books just watched TV series. As per series ...
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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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How many wolves were there in the first episode?

In the first episode of Game of Thrones the Stark family ends up with a pack of dire wolf cubs. It's state that there are five, one for each stark child, but then John Snow found another one? Were ...
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Who was Tyrion Lannister's champion in Ep. 6?

In episode 6 of Game of Thrones season 1 Tyrion requests a trial by combat and asks for a champion. Some guy that I have no idea who he was volunteered and won. Who was that and where did he come ...
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Plot behind Ros and Joffrey

At the end of Season 3 Episode 8, we see the prostitute Ros tied to the bedpost, her body riddled with arrows and Joffrey seated on a couch holding the long-bow. Although we are well aware of ...
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What did the handmaiden call Daenerys Targaryen?

I'm very new to GoT and I'm still struggling to put the characters together. When her handmaiden is teaching Daenerys how to please her hew husband she called her something - "Ceici"? Where does ...
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What does the song “Rains Of Castamere” signify?

Is there any special meaning or occasion associated with the song "Rains of Castamere" in Game of Thrones? In the eponymous 9th episode of the 3rd season I noticed So I am beginning to assume ...
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Why did Tyrion give the Lannister pendant to Ros?

In season 2, Cersei Lannister captures Ros. Cersei mistakenly thinks that her brother Tyrion is secretly in love with Ros, because Ros wears a Lannister pendant. This mistake probably saved his real ...
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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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Who are the three people who could match Jaime Lannister?

In Season 2, Episode 8, Jaime says that there are only three men in Westeros who stood a chance of beating him in a fair fight. Who is this referring to?
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Why was Jeyne Westerling replaced by Talisa Maegyr in the TV Series?

"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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Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandoned King's Landing in the middle of the battle?

Why did Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane abandon King's Landing in the middle of the siege from Stannis during Game of Thrones S02E09? If behaviour of Joffrey is reason behind his action then he should ...
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How did the Stark family capture the Lannister family's children?

In the season 3 of "game of throne", I didn't understand that how stark family got Lannister family's two little children as prisoner?
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How do the Unsullied prioritize their orders?

In season 3 of Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen buys Unsullied in exchange for one of her dragons. After turning over the dragon's leash, she is handed a decorated whip as a symbol of ownership. ...
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What is the reason for the many directors used in the Game of Thrones series?

A total of 9 directors have been used to direct the Game of Thrones TV series till date. I was left wondering as to why use so many directors for a single plot story! Wouldn't their individual styles ...