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Regarding food, whales etc. The notion that there would only be "a few fish" is ridiculously unlikely. We saw in season 2 that the dragons could dive, swim and fish. The sea likely teams with large schools of fish, with fish that weigh hundreds and even thousands of pounds (tuna, sharks etc.), and, of course, with whales, which can weigh tens or even more ...


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It is possible she knows how to mix poisons. In Ayra's training scenes during S6E3, we see her smelling some ingredients and she is able to tell aparently determine what they are by smell alone (0:55 to 1:09). We cut away from that scene but come back to it and see her mixing the ingredients into a bottle(1:44 to 1:46, 1:53 to 1:58, 2:01 to 2:04). However,...


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She doesn't need Pycelle. Pycelle was the only potential dissenting voice. Naturally he couldn't do anything about Cercei being in power and it's unlikely that he would have gone to much effort to undermine her. But Cercei doesn't need him. And Pycelle doesn't like Qyburn, which neither she nor Qyburn are fond of. Most of all, Cercei is now Cercei without ...


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Another thing to consider, being King in the North doesn't make you Lord/Lady of Winterfell. Sansa is still Lady of Winterfell, but Jon is King in the North.


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I would like to add that Oberyn probably wasn't one of the three. I don't think him and Jaime were well acquainted, and Martell did spend quite a number of years in the Free Cities, so I wager that most people outside of Dorne wouldn't have been aware of his fighting skill. Also, I'm not sure how it was shown in the books, but in the tv series, when Oberyn ...


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The answer to this question is basically four parts, (1) size of the straight in question, (2) the starting point of the voyage and (3) route taken (4) Speed of the ships. Lets look at all of these. Please reference this map for details on the answers given. There is not any proper distance given (that I know of) so we can assume a long or short distance ...


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Why does a male bastard have a stronger claim than a female true-born daughter? Why did Sansa not become the "Queen in the North"? Theoretically, a true-born unmarried daughter would take precedence. And practically, if she were married to a strong ally, she and/or her husband could take precedence. But Sansa's been married once or twice, depending on ...


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I wrote a really long answer on this over on the other site... to summarise: Sansa doesn't want to rule. Littlefinger tried and failed to talk her into staking her claim in the previous episode, so we know she knows she could, but she at this point she wants safety, not power, and Monarchs of the North don't have the best life expectancy. Since season 1, ...


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tl;dr: Officially no, but we can't rule it out either. Neither the book nor the show ever explore this idea, or even bring it up, but it's not entirely without merit. There's certainly enough circumstantial evidence to say it's possible. For starters, the timing is very coincidental. In both the TV show (Season 1 Episode 2) and the novel (Game of Thrones)...


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Pycelle was originally imagined by the showrunners (possibly by author GRRM too, it's unconfirmed as far as I know) as a meek careerist toady, someone who maintains his comfortable high-status position by being useful and loyal to those in power and by avoiding letting himself be seen as a threat. Part of that, as they saw it at least in early seasons, was ...


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All three examples you provide can be explained by asynchronous storytelling. Asynchronous storytelling is a common tool in Game of Thrones and explains most of the timing discrepancies that we see throughout the show. Varys: (Sourced from my answer to this question) In the final scene of season 6, you are able to see a ship with the Dornish sigil ...


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As others have mentioned already, there is no real need for Tommen to be there. Even though the trial is public, only two parts are necessary: the judge(s) and the tried. Tommen was not required to be there as well as Margaery and Mace Tyrell. You are right saying that there was a formal "alliance" between the crown and the faith, nevertheless as the faith ...


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Yes. In Season 6 Episode 10 Cersei explicitely states it in her conversation with Septa Unella: "I killed my husband, because it felt good to be rid of him."


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The trial was to be judged by seven religious members, positions for which Tommen wasn't eligible - be it due to his bias or simply not having the 'religious credentials'. Also, in the previous episodes he had delegated a significant amount of power to the High Sparrow, so it's not like this was a trial that he would need to oversee, as the HS likely held ...


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Jaqen H'ghar has seen exceptional talent in Arya Stark. This is why he decided to help and later train her. He even states that "A girl had many talents" (Season 6, Episode 7). You could say that she was a personal favourite. The Faceless Men do generally not accept children to be trained, so it can already be seen as great honour that she was accepted. ...


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In the books Jaqen H'ghar's equivalent explains to Arya that historically some Faceless Men have been women, but this was a very rare situation: It may be that the Many-Faced God has led you here to be His instrument, but when I look at you I see a child... and worse, a girl child. Many have served Him of Many Faces through the centuries, but only ...


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Sansa was actually engaged to the Tyrell heir, Ser Willas, but then Cersei was like "lol no" and married her to Tyrion. Cersei was never engaged to Loras. And Loras was only part of the rainbow guard, which only served Renly. Fun fact, Renly and Loras were both gay lovers.


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She's not "a faceless man". She clearly said that to jaqen in season 6 episode 8. jaqen : Finally a girl is no one. Arya : A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell and I'm going home. So she simply learned the faceless men skills then went rogue in her own, using those skills to exact her revenge


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As far as I know, there's no official comment. There have been two reasons for name changes from the books so far, and we won't know between them until the next book comes out. To avoid confusion. This is why Asha Greyjoy was changed to Yara (to avoid confusion with Osha, who was made into a more developed character in the TV show); and also why Robert ...


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I have three theories. Either it could be that if Melisandre could harness power or some such through intercourse, perhaps taking someone's virginity would grant extra power. Or, Melisandre has some kind of prophecy concerning a man who is not a virgin. Finally, and most likely, I think Melisandre is just bad at elevator small talk.


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While we haven't been shown it yet, whats to say they are unable to land on the water (like birds) and float/rest a while before taking flight again? And as for eating, we saw at either the close of season 2 or beginning of season 3, on the voyage from Quarth to Asterpol, that the dragons even then were capable of diving for fish.


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We never see the Faceless Men change their bodies, only their faces (with the possible exception of the confusing poison-drinking scene where there were too many layers of robe to really be sure what was going on anyway - and where it's not clear who or what if anyone actually died). So there's really no reason to think she was ever a he. "The faceless men" ...


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The creators of the show have already said that the timelines of different places is not in sync. Some places move forward in hours, some in days and some in months. Writer Bryan Cogman, who wrote episodes 6 & 7 of season 6 had this to say The timelines between the various storylines don’t necessarily line up within a given episode. For ...


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It's from the full flashback scene where Ned discovers Lyanna in the Tower of Joy. S06E10 approx 55:17 We don't see that exact shot, but this is as close as we do see... Ned is kneeling by the bed, & reaches out to Lyanna's hand as she lifts it. The blood-stained wood you see is the bed frame. It then cuts to a wider shot from overhead, which I've ...


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Cersei was charged with many sins: An incestuous relationship with her cousin Lancel Lannister An incestuous relationship with her brother Jaime Lannister Possibly regicide - the murder of former King Robert Baratheon Cersei eventually admits guilt to the first charge - a sexual relationship with Lancel. Since this is her first step to righteousness, ...


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Even though this single episode, and things seems to be happening after few hours. Actually its few days between events. Single characters take lesser time to travel while on land rather than big armies and groups of people. However, by boats it is almost same time for big armies and single person. There is no special power shown with Varys, apart from he ...


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In the show Jaqen still uses his name, which hints to the fact that a name is "earned". The No One ordeal is, as @KutuluMike said, a test. By the end when Arya kills and scalps Waif, Jaqen tests her again by saying "So a girl truly has become no one?" Arya passes the test by saying "A girl is Arya Stark from Winterfell." It was at that moment Jaqen smiled ...


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The reason the Wildfire was stored underneath the city was the Mad King became... well, mad in his later years. The wildfire plot was a plan developed by King Aerys II Targaryen during the latter stages of Robert's Rebellion. After the rebel victory of Robert Baratheon at the Battle of the Bells, Aerys was fearful that Robert might actually win the ...


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I think the TV show had made several changes in many plots so that the audiences can relate more with the characters. For example, in the books, Shae is described to be just another gold-digger whore who doesn't genuinely love Tyrion. However, in the show, Tyrion and Shae are shown to be mutually in love. This forces Tyrion to send her away in order to ...


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Yes, Bran did see the future in that scene in S06E06 But it seems more like a hint for viewers towards what's going to happen and what already happened. Like a way to give flashbacks and flashforwards. We did see him kind of changing the past, but his control seems a bit vague for now. So we can't be sure if he can ...


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Visions and prophecies in Game of Thrones so far have a tendency of playing out, and there is some crossover in Bran's visions to those that Daenerys has in the house of the undying. Bran saw the past, the present and the future in all of his vision sequences: S04E02 - The Lion and the Rose S06E06 - Blood of my Blood And Dany had, what seemed at the ...


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One word: Training. An old man trapped in a room won't likely be the last Westerosian that Qyburn wants dead. It's now clear that his approach to scaling his organization is by using destitute children. Which makes sense, (once you get past any moral revulsion you might have): they're malleable, desperate for someone who cares about them, and aren't ...


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I think it is as simple as Qyburn would never put himself in a position that could cause himself harm. He is a "mad scientist" and every mad scientist needs henchmen. Pycell was known to be crafty and deceitfully spry for his age. If one of the little birds gets injured or killed, it is no great loss. The witnesses are already in on the Wildfire plot, so ...


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Cersei is likely unaware of how far Daenrys has progressed. The events of Lady Olenna and Ellaria Sand took place after Cersei took the throne. I assume she sat on the throne the same day she burned down the Great Sept, as she has the same clothes on. Most of the Lords of Westeros has written Daenrys off because the Dothraki would "never" cross the ...


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No, Jon has no claim to the Iron Throne. The Targaryens have lost the throne to the Baratheons, and Robert become king by "Right of Conquest" and now Daenerys is going to take it with the same. So it is not an old line of sucession. This is a new line starting from Daenerys, as Jon can claim the throne after Daenerys by succession. However, that does have ...


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You've got your answer in the link you provided, you just need to do the counting. The highest number of locations shown in the single episode so far is six and I suspect this is the maximum due to time constraints. In fact six locations were being shown in each opening sequence since the second episode of the second season. In the previous episodes it was ...


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Since it is a no-op for me that 10-15 people can't take a hundred of boats in a regular way, here is my explanation, which is far more logical than people who actually.. you know.. live on a boat on a daily basis.


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That's a difficult one... Assuming that GoT uses something similar to the British rules of ascension(See Note), then Jon would have the rightful claim... Succession to the British throne is determined by descent, gender, legitimacy, and religion. Under common law, the crown is inherited by an individual's children and by a childless individual's nearest ...


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The show simply doesn't answer this, but I think we can come up with an answer by observing the dragons' behaviour and comparing it to other animals which we understand better. The short answer is that they are intelligent and loyal creatures. Let's jot down a few things that we know about dragons: They are intelligent (Tyrion claims that they are more ...


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Varys was recruiting Dorne and the Reach to Daenarys' side. There is a similar dialogue in A Feast for Crows between Prince Doran Martell and his daughter Arianne (who does not appear in the show): [Arianne] narrowed her eyes. “What is our heart’s desire?” [Prince Doran]“Vengeance.” His voice was soft, as if he were afraid that someone might be ...


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We don't know. Neither the show or the books go in depth regarding magical acts. All we know is that magic of the Children of the Forest is involved. But Valerian steel was not involved or mentioned or hinted that it was involved. Everything the main characters know is from first hand experience fighting the White Walkers, and some rumor and legend from the ...


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Have you ever been near a modern military base? There are no walls, no turrets, just a chain link fence that can be breached with a pair of wire cutters. Successful generals know how to maneuver their troops and know that maneuver is the key to battle. A castle does not allow for maneuver. A cursory study of Alexander will reinforce this fact. As time ...


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She dressed up like a bad-ass - it was her master move, but the only driving force she had outside of her own pleasure was her children. She expected to eliminate all of the outside influences on Tommen and control him directly. But it could be she saw him as already dead because he had converted to the Sparrows - I don't think we have a clear answer yet.


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No, Tommen's suicide is not part of her plan. She obviously did not intend to kill her single remaining child, that's why she sent Ser Gregor Clegane to prevent him from going to the Great Sept Of Baelor.


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Ramsay was pretty sure by having the bow and arrow that he has all things under controlled but he forgot to remove remove :P. He thought he will take enjoy killing Jon Snow like he did to Theon Greyjoy. But he didn't know this that Jon Snow had fight with death and defeated death. And more over they(GOT) have to take the story ahead with jon Snow they can't ...


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A reasonable explanations that I can see... The men were already on the ships. Only captains voted in the Kingsmoot The kingsmoot was a traditional ceremony held by inhabitants of the Iron Islands in which kings were chosen by longship captains GRRM had this to say on the size of the Iron Fleet: In brief, though... the Iron Islands can float a ...


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There is no assuming the stag was Shireen's, since it was made by Davos himself and he recognizes it.The fact that Shireen's stag lay in the pyre revealed to Davos the events from the end of S5, when Shireen was burned alive. Melisandre tells Ser Davos in S5 that Shireen is dead, but leaves out the fact that it was her idea to burn Shireen alive. When Davos ...


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The significance is where he found it. He found it at the charred remains of a pyre used to burn people at the stake. Which means he knows now that she was sacrificed to the Lord of Light, and surely that's a set up to some sort of a later confrontation between him and Melisandre.


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No, she should not be asking for same. As Longclaw is given to Jon Snow by Lord Jeor Mormont. If the Mormont family had thought of keeping it in house, they would not have sent it to Jeor as Jeor has already taken the black. They had known that it will eventually be inherited by someone else. And when Jon meets Lynna, she didn't even ask about it, if she ...



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