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TL;DR : Catelyn slapped Roose because she realized that they were about to be betrayed, and that Roose was a part of it. She knew this because he was wearing chainmail at the wedding. One of the most sacred traditions in Westeros is that of "Guest Right", which is a sacred law protecting both hosts AND guests from hostility while staying at another's ...


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He was wearing a mail underneath, which is a battle clothing not for a marriage ceremony. But her suspicion started when she notices Black Walder Rivers close the banquet hall doors and the musicians in the gallery begin playing "The Rains of Castamere"- the song commemorating House Lannister's decisive and brutal victory against the rebellious ...


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From GoT Wiki: In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Others (the book term for the White Walkers) are able to animate corpses, human and animals alike, to serve them as footmen or mounts. According to old records, the Others are capable of reviving any dead animal as a wight, such as horses, dogs, bears, direwolves, mammoths, giants, ice ...


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Olenna wants to kill the Joffrey as she don't want her granddaughter Margaery to married with cruel person. She talks to Sansa and come to know the he don't even have courtesy to respect his betroned.Seeing his past actions, it becomes he is not even controlled by his mother Cersei. It is risk to getting one's family member with such person. On other Tommen ...


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Are both the same thing? Yes both are suffering from same disease Greyscale Per GOT WIKI: Jorah and Tyrion continue but Jorah looks at his wrists, and notices he has been infected with Greyscale. When Shireen was an infant, she suffered from greyscale. The disease almost killed her, and left her disfigured Why Shireen had it for long time? ...


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You're not confusing anything, it is the same disease. However Shireen has only a relatively small scar not because it's an early stage, but because she is cured - see below. Greyscale spreads through touch: Greyscale is extremely infectious, spread through touch contact with an infected person, or even spread on unsterilized objects that have been ...


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As part of their monastic-like rules, the Night's Watch owe no king or noble any allegiance, and that goes for the Targaryens as well. It was this disconnect from the politics of the realm that lead Maester Aemon to join the Night's Watch. He knew that if he did not remove himself from the succession he would become a tool in the hands of those who would ...


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Even though swearing the oath of the Night's Watch means a resignation from all titles, land ownership and inheritance rights it doesn't make a black brother an anonymous person. Members from noble houses still use their family names and are de facto still nobles. The situation is a bit more complicated with maesters: Maesters are expected to eschew ...


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The Unsullieds do not appear to know how to hold a line when they are surrounded. The only way to fight a mob is to form a circle and to hold the line not try to fight indépendantly.


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Jon pretty much answers this question himself this very episode while talking to Sam. [I am] The first Lord Commander in history to sacrifice the lives of sworn brothers to save the lives of wildlings. How's it feel to be friends with the most hated man in Castle Black? (from this transcript) It's a case of "last straw". His concessions to the ...


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Because it's the only way to guarantee his death If Thorne hadn't opened the gate, Jon would still have options to get back to Castle Black. His options are dangerous, but not impossible. They could try to climb the wall. Jon has done that before. It's extremely dangerous, but possible. Or, they could go to one of the other Night's Watch castles, ...


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The religion of the Seven Gods is Catholicism... everyone has converted to it, the dominant technological civilization with swords and medieval armor and what not all believe. The septs are cathedrals, the septons are priest, etc. Previous to that the Old Gods worshipped by some in the North, and this might map to the Roman/Greek religions in that its been ...


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I think she was supposed to realize what it was to, sort of, use it correctly. And like someone already said, probably because of the life she wasn't meant to take. (An eye for an eye, maybe?) By the way, if you're watching the programs it might be different.


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The man with Jaqen's face actually explained this one pretty clearly (as seen in the transcript): The faces are for no one. You are still someone. And to someone, the faces are as good as poison. It's a side effect of wearing a face before being ready for it, before having completed her training and become "no-one". (note this is pretty different to ...


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Anyone really But for now, based on the actual prophecy: There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai ...


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Just to add one thing about Theon which is explicit in the books and strongly implied in the show, which explains why it would be in character for him to act at that moment regardless of loyalties or plans. By far his strongest motivators are terror and the belief that everything is a trap like his false escape with Ramsay always one step ahead - but ...


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Spoiler Alert So Coldhands is rumored to be Benjen, as he dresses in night's watch garb and doesn't reveal his face. Having watched the finale, perhaps Jon will become Coldhands instead? Maybe Bran, being with/becoming the 3 Eyed Raven, he'll have the power to transform Jon in some way? The three eyed raven seems to have some control over wights as they ...


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Copied from my answer on SF&F SE... The Targeryens, are not immune to fire as stated multiple times by George RR Martin. Via westeros.org some fans are reading too much into the scene in GAME OF THRONES where the dragons are born -- which is to say, it was never the case that all Targaryens are immune to all fire at all times. From a chat... ...


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There are few candidates who qualify to be named as one of the favorites to become Azor Ahai. 1 Stannis Baratheon 2 Daenerys Targaryen 3 Jon Snow 4 Victarion Greyjoy (Hasn't appeared on TV) 5 Aegon Targaryen (Hasn't appeared on TV) Please refer to Azor Ahai/Theories page for information on why fans believe these are the candidates. ...


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Theon snapped out of his 'Reek' persona when Myranda threatened Sansa. Until that point, he had been so beaten down by Ramsay that he was too terrified to assist Sansa. Remember, Theon watched Sansa get raped and reported to Ramsay when Sansa asked him to light a candle in the tower earlier in the season. Because of this, Ramsay flayed and killed the old ...


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Just to expand on my comment... But they are not immune to dragon fire... I haven't read the books. I'm not besties with George... etc. I'm basing this on logic. Here's the facts we know from the show: White Walkers can be killed using "Dragonglass". This actually has little to do with the argument at hand but I think it's very interesting. ...


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Technically speaking Dragons are reptiles. So it should be possible for the walkers (Others) to control them. But there is a catch here. Both Dragons and Others are magical in nature. So I don't expect things to be straight forward. In some ways they are opposite of each other. Dragon: His scales were hot to the touch, like armor left too long in the ...


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Thanks to all of you for answering my question. Reading your responses and doing some research on the internet, I came up with a personal theory about what the three-eyed crow meant by his saying "You will never walk again, Bran… but you will fly" to Bran Stark and I want to share it with you all. The ability of warging is beyond what we thought it ...


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This is likely foreshadowing for some event in the future that is not spoilerable (by anybody except G.R.R Martin) because Brans story line isn't developed any further in the book. See What happened to Bran and Hodor? (thanks to @Napoleon Wilson for the link) Bran warging into an eagle/flying bird doesn't satisfy what the crows prediction. If warging into a ...


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Plenty of sex and gore in the books. Whether the sex appears in the same place in the TV series as the books is pretty much irrelevant. There's a problem with presentation though. Unless you're talking outright erotica, descriptions of sex rarely work well. There's a reason there's a "bad sex award" for books. So writers typically avoid long ...


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Yes, his ability of warging helps him fly. We've already seen one skinchanger, the wildling Orell, who was able to warg into his pet eagle. Bran is a very powerful skinchanger -- though he mostly Bran wargs into his direwolf, he's also able to warg into This means Bran is almost certainly able to warg into other animals, including birds. The raven/crow ...


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Wouldn't someone notice a member of the Sons of The Harpy running forward to stab Dany? On the one hand people (or at least the important ones, i.e. Dany's few Unsullied guards) didn't notice the first assassin first and foremost because his attack came pretty suprisingly. He waited in the whole crowd for the right moment, when everyone was captivated ...


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Unsullied: The Unsullied are not unbeatable, yet they were great fighters. “By the time the Unsullied reached the city the sun had set. Crows and wolves were feasting beneath the walls on what remained of the Qohorik heavy horse. The Bright Banners and Second Sons had fled, as sellswords are wont to do in the face of hopeless odds. With dark falling, ...


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There is no more book material available for Bran and the writers decided that he won't be shown in Season 5 at all, so they won't advance his story too far. Writer David Benioff said: The fact is, even though we’re making changes to the books and adapting as necessary, we’re trying to keep the various storylines the same as the books and trying to ...


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A quick google image search shows that Jorah's grayscale is on his left forearm: He takes Dany's hand with his right hand, while both his forearms are covered by leather bracers: I guess it's possible that whatever drives the disease could exist elsewhere on the skin without being visible, or might be like systemic viruses that cause rashes to develop ...


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White Walker's are an ancient race. They are powerful enough to manage hand-to-hand combat easily with a human. Normal swords can't kill or harm them. They have only two known weaknesses: Valyrian steel (dragonsteel) and Dragonglass (obsidian). White Walkers can communicate using a laguage known as Skroth Wights (or dead men or the Army of the Dead) are the ...


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“Feel free. We will have it tanned and stuffed and sell it for a fortune. A dwarf’s cock has magical powers.” A Dance With Dragons I don't think everybody believed that dwarf’s cock has magical powers. Especially in Westeros were parents don't like dwarf kids because if everybody believed that dwarf’s cock has magical powers they would have hunted ...


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Obsidian is very useful because the White Walkers cannot even touch it. Their body starts to steam and melt away on contact with Obsidian. So you don't have to smash them with Obsidian but just brining them in contact with White Walkers would cause serious damage. Killing White Walkers with Obsidian And then he was stumbling forward, falling more than ...


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According to the GoT wiki the bag of dragon glass that was found actually contained arrowheads and spearheads made of the material. It seems that the material works very well against the white walkers, but not the undead that they command.


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I think a lot of it has to do with human tendencies to favor more immediate gains over higher, longer term gains. If the slave trader would have hold out, he wouldn't have gotten the gold immediately, and he would have had to hunt down a merchant to sell off Tyrion's member. Instead, he's got gold directly in front of him without having to go through extra ...


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You guys fail to see the true point here: Why is the northern wildling legion, which is supposed to be the manace of civilized mankind, defeated by a single declining lord? Answer is, those wildlings are severly overrated.



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