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

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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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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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Who are the Villains and Heroes in Game of Thrones? [closed]

I know there aren't any real heroes, as the other sites tell me. But I am interested to know who is the real here(or villain) who will sit on the throne. I am through till season 4 episode 1, and it ...
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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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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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How did Lord Varys end up in the king's council?

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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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Why didn't the Starks form an alliance with Stannis?

In Game of thrones after the death of Ned Stark, We get to know that Stannis Baratheon is the true heir to the throne which is known from the raven that Ned Stark sends to Stannis before he is taken ...
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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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Does Jon Snow have king's blood in his veins as his brother Robb was king of the north

In Game of Thrones Melisandre needs the King's blood for her magic. Can that be the reason for her interest in Jon Snow? He may be a bastard, but Jon Snow (despite of the famous R + L = J theory) is ...
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How come the unsullied are overwhelmed so easily?

Ever since their introduction in Season 3 of Game of Thrones, The Unsullied had the reputation of being the finest trained army in Westeros, but in S05E04 how come a bunch of Unsullied soldiers (who ...
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Which characters in Game Of Thrones have a Valyrian Steel sword?

In Game of Thrones, a Valyrian steel sword is one of the most popular things in weaponry. I can only remember Jon Snow and Brienne of Tarth possessing a Valyrian steel sword. Are there other ...
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What did Ned forbid?

During the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones Emdure Tully and "Roslin Frey" have their clothes taken off and are carried out of the hall for the bedding ceremony. As they leave we see dialogue between ...
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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 does one identify a Valyrian Steel?

There were so many instances in Game of Thrones when someone unsheathes a Valyrian Steel like when Mormont presents Jon Snow with Longclaw and like the one where Brienne pulls out the reforged sword ...
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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 has changed in Season 5 of Game of Thrones compared to the books?

It has been a while since I read the books, but season 5 feels totally different from what I remember. I don't remember Sansa being raped (she wasn't in Winterfell), Tyrion meeting Mormont and Jaime ...
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Are White Walkers Immortals?

Except being stabbed by Dragonglass/Valyrian Steel which can kill the White Walkers, in addition to other things they can be killed by that we might not know at the moment, are White Walkers in Game ...
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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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Why would an Unsullied go to a brothel?

In Game of Thrones S05E01 "The Wars to Come", one of the Unsullied is shown to be visiting a brothel. Missandei has also mentioned that she has heard that "more than one Unsullied has been known to ...
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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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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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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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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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How did Stannis neutralize the overwhelming superior head count of Mance Rayder's army?

When Stannis arrived at the wall in episode S04E10 of Game of Thrones he had about 10,000 soldiers with him, I am wiling to give him a freedom of doubt and grant him 10,000 more for the argument sake. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reason and timing of specific characters death in s05e10?

At the end of season 5, Mother's Mercy. Jon Snow is killed by a group of Night's Watch "rebels" or group of Night's Watch that didn't agree with Snow's decision of bringing Wildlings in the Black ...
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Why did Arya Stark lose her vision?

In the Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale Arya Stark becomes blind, because she killed a man who was not hers to kill. But I am not convinced that that is exactly the reason for her blindness. Can anyone ...
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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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Why was Ser Ilyn Pane there to execute all women?

In the Game of Thrones season 2 episode 9, Battle of the Blackwater, Ser Ilyn Pane was in the women's room acting as a bodyguard. Though the Queen claims Ser Ilyn was present to protect them and to ...
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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 ...