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

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Does the extreme violence and sex in Game of Thrones affect its ratings?

In my time of TV watching, Game of Thrones is the most sexually explicit and violent show I have ever watched. Is there any evidence that this extreme violence and sex impacts upon its ratings either ...
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What did Jon Arryn mean?

So in Game Of Thrones Grand Maester Pycelle says to Eddard that Jon Arryn was rambling a lot before he died but he kept repeating "The seed is strong." Now I have seen all four seasons all the way ...
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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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What's so great about House Tully?

In Game of Thrones episode 7 of season 1, Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) describes Catelyn Stark (originally of House Tully) as having "impeccable bloodlines". In addition to this it is constantly ...
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Does Stannis wear a crown?

So I've re watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones and I can't find a single scene in which Stannis wears a crown. This lead me to wonder if he even has one. If he doesn't why doesn't he? If ...
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Why did Roose Bolton adopt Ramsay?

In the Game of Thrones episode, "the Mountain and the Viper" Roose Bolton gives Ramsay a piece of paper, giving him the right to bear the house name, it makes him heir to House Bolton and indeed the ...
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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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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 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 Aegon have an army?

When Aegon the conqueror crossed the narrow seas in Game of Thrones did he come with any sort of army or was it just his family and his dragons?
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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 ...
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Details on Roose Bolton's betrayal

Some of these Game of Thrones questions may seem obvious but Roose Bolton was second in command, was he really so hungry for power that he went so far just to be first in command? Why did Roose ...
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What happened to Theon's crew?

In Game of Thrones, Winterfell is taken over by Theon Greyjoy and his skeleton crew, the city is later besieged by House Bolton, Theon is knocked out by his crew and handed over to the bastard Ramsay. ...
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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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Did Lord Baelish lie about his nickname?

When Sansa first meats Petyr in Game of Thrones, Arya asks him why he is called "Littlefinger" he says that it was because he was very small as a boy and because he lived at the fingers, now as a boy ...
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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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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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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 does The Hound never take the black?

So if there's one thing that the Hound loves in this world of Game of Thrones it's killing stuff, as far as I can tell he never gives a second thought as to whom he's fighting or why he's doing it. It ...
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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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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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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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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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Jaime's character change in Game of Thrones

In Game Of Thrones Jaime's character is shown to be bad and ruthless in the beginning. He pushes a little kid off a window. Later he's shown to have honor and sympathy and looks after Sansa, tries 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 does Shae betray Tyrion?

Ever since her introduction in Game of Thrones, we as viewers are made to believe that Shae was always in love with Tyrion. We are shown that she gets jealous when Tyrion was forced to marry Sansa, ...
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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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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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What does Jaime Lannister say he wants at the beginning of season four?

Right at the beginning of Season 4 of Games of Thrones Jaime Lannister has an meeting with his father, Tywin Lannister, in which his father gives him a sword of "Valerian steel" and tells him to ...
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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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What will happen when the TV series catches up with the books?

The TV show Game of Thrones is approaching it's 5th series and is rumoured to be adapted from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, these are the 4th and 5th books of the Song of Ice and Fire ...
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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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What happened to Myrcelle Baratheon? [closed]

I have only seen the series and not read any of the books. Tyrion marries off Cersei's daughter, Myrcella Baratheon into the Dorn family. Later Oberyn Martell arrives planning revenge against the ...
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Why do the wildings attack the wall where they do?

In S04E09 of Game of Thrones the wildings attack the wall in Castle Black, Why? We know that the wall is 100's miles long. They know that only 3 posts are manned (Snow said it - they can believe it ...
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Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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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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Were Tyrion's stories true?

In Game of Thrones S2E03 Tyrion tells 3 different stories to The Spider, Littlefinger and the Grand maester in-addition specifically stating that the Queen must not know. We learn it's a ploy to find ...
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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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Where does Stannis's army come from in S04E10?

In the last episode of Game of Thrones season 4, Stannis's army comes and kills the wildings. It's great but which path did they take to go behind the wall? The wildings want to go to the other side ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to produce a continuous Game of Thrones?

If you’re like me, 10 hours of Game of Thrones per year is not nearly enough, which got me considering the following thought experiment: What if we could tune in to a channel that, 24 hours a day, ...
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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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Did Oberyn “The Viper” ever expect to win the trial of combat?

* TV SPOILERS below * As seen in the final episode of the 4th Season of Game of Thrones, The Mountain is actually alive but dying a slow and painful death due to the poison that was used on the ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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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How did Bran get over the wall?

I've read how Gilly and Sam got through the wall on their way home in Game of Thrones. Did Bran and Jojen do the same with a passage?