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

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Why wasn't Arya left at the Eyrie?

In S4E8 of Game of Thrones, the Hound and Arya finally reach the Eyrie and are informed of Lady Arryn's death. In S4E10, Brienne finds Arya and the Hound ten miles away from the Eyrie, leaving. Why ...
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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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Am I only missing nudity and violence?

I watch Game of Thrones on HBO in Singapore. The nudity I have heard so much about has been completely cut and I assume some of the more graphic violence has also been cut. The editing seems to be a ...
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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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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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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 swordfights and the swords are authentic representations. Here're an example (link).
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Where does the tunnel in the Wall come from?

I just finished the first season of "Game of Thrones", where one of the main themes is 'The Wall', a huge ice wall that devides the realm (Westeros) from the dangerous and winterly North. From what I ...
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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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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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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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Why haven't the Lannisters previously made a bid for power?

They are massively rich and have powerful connections, etc. Why is it they have not stolen Robert's throne previously? NB: I have not read the books and have only seen the TV series.
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 Three eyed raven, but in the TV series Game of Thrones this character is never introduced. Why is that? There ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Why such a complex plan to smuggle the poison to the Purple Wedding?

What was the reason for the complicated plan to smuggle the poison that killed Joffrey in Game of Thrones S04E02 to the Purple Wedding? It's not like there's TSA-style security at the entrance, right? ...
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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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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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White Walker scene in S04E04

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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Differences in plot or character among Game of Thrones TV adaptation and book

I have not read the Game of Thrones books. But at the same time I have heard of people complaining that there has been deviation from the plot and a lot of characters merit more development and ...
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Why does nobody but Daenerys call themselves King (or Queen) of the Rhoynar?

In the A Song of Ice and Fire series, everyone who claims to be the rightful heir to the Iron throne uses the following title: [King or Queen] of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of ...
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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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Is Podrick really such a good lover?

During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the ...
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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 knights title is spelt with an 'e' not an 'i' for "S e r". Why is this?
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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 leave King's Landing now?

SPOILERS for those yet to see Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 10 The Children Why leave King's Landing now, all of a sudden? If he had anticipated this danger while freeing Tyrion, why not pack ...
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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 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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What was Margaery's motivation to call Cersei 'sister' again?

In S03E08 of Game of Thrones, Second Sons, Cersei Lannister and Margaery Tyrell are walking around the Sept of Baelor discussing their upcoming marriages to Loras Tyrell and Joffrey respectively, when ...
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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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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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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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In the title sequence, what is the strange futuristic noise/blinking effect?

During the title sequence of Game of Thrones, just after the camera pans up the frozen wall, there is a 'blinking' effect and a strange futuristic sound. Is this supposed to represent something ...
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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 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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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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Why did Maester Luwin want Bran and Rickeon to be taken to the wall in S02E10 of GoT

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, after the men from Greyjoy army stab Maester Luwin and flee, Bran & Rickeon with that wildling woman and Hodor come to Maester Luwin. Why does Luwin want them to go ...
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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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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 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 ...