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Unlike the books, Ser Loras is not part of King Joffrey's Kingsguard, and this status has not changed with the advent of King Tommen. He was indeed part of King Renly's Kingsguard, but with Renly's death his vows were not renewed to Joffrey. This was a change in the story since in the TV universe he is the only Tyrell son, unlike the books where he was the ...


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According to a very recent (2 days old) Guardian article: Game of Thrones costs HBO something in the region of $6m an episode to produce. And plenty of sources confirm it. A Yahoo TV article adds: some episodes of "Game of Thrones" actually have cracked that obscene average budget of $6 million per. That Battle of Blackwater episode? Where the Imp ...


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I can think of at least three reasons: Superior training and equipment of Stannis' army – We must remember that, despite the wildings' apparent ferocity, they are still just civilians with no formal military training, makeshift weapons, and no armor to speak of. Certainly they would have no experience repelling heavy cavalry assaults, and it's not ...


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There are much more things to consider here apart from just head count. First of all, as you already identified, Stannis is an excellent general which might give him a little strategic advantage. While Mance Rayder might also not be that unexperienced, the wildling army always seemed to me to be more of a motley crew specialized in brute force, mere ...


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Stannis' army was made up of professional soldiers (including mercenaries and knights), while the free folk are notorious for their disorganization. On top of that, Mance Rayders army was attacking a force of 700 or so men and was completely caught by surprise when Stannis and his army hit their flank.


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Mix milk of poppy in their food and when they are asleep change the chains. Risky yes but might work. Milk of the poppy is a medical drink, used as both a painkiller and an anesthetic. Higher doses will induce unconsciousness, so patients can undergo surgery. Maesters make it from crushed poppy flowers and it has a white color, hence "milk of the poppy". ...


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Answers to this question have been suggested have been given a few centuries before A Song of Ice and Fire was written: Cleopatra: Not now to hear thee sing; I take no pleasure In aught an eunuch has: 'tis well for thee, That, being unseminar'd, thy freer thoughts May not fly forth of Egypt. Hast thou affections? Mardian: ...


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Your supposition in post-script #1 is accurate: Varys appears to support the attempt to assassinate Danaerys, but secretly tries to make sure it fails. In a later episode, Jorah gets a message from Varys. In the show, I think the message merely says that he's been pardoned and can go home, but I believe we're supposed to interpret that as a coded message ...


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This appears to be a case of storylines from the novels getting mixed up when they translated to the screen. In the novel, Cersei never gives birth to that first child -- she has it terminated as soon as she knows she's pregnant. In the show, she tells Catelyn that she did give birth to that child, but it died young. That means that yes, Cersei did give ...


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Daario Naharis mentioned that his mother was a whore, and I suppose some of The Unsullieds have similar background as they grew up in a brothel. Having a woman hold them and sing for them, stroke their hair may remind them of the feeling of having a mother.


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No, in the books it is clear that The Unsullied have "neither root nor stem." But they are still people. They are still men. They may still long for human - and female -contact and may fantasize sexually even if they have no sex organs.


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There is more than one form of castration: there are testicular and penile. The Unsullied are not castrated totally. This even comes up in the show when Daenerys asks her handmaiden if it’s the root and the trunk, or just the root. She replies, “I do not know.” But in the books, there’s a mention of it as some point which makes it clear that it’s just the ...


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To seek pleasures other than sexual (which is sometimes the case also for not castrated men). The below fragment from A Wiki of Ice and Fire is about the Unsullied you mention (in the book he is called Stalwart Shield). Note that this a Wiki about the books, not the TV series, so it may contain spoilers. Stalwart Shield would occasionally go to a ...


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Not only does it really put the HBO stamp on the show and give it authenticity, but as well as this they seem to cram a lot of exposition into the sex scene's. In the first series especially. I fact who is sleeping with who can often be a pivotal plot point. Those of you who watch the uncut show know what I'm talking about. There is a sex scene between ...


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Based on the books, there is a chapter about another Warg who is a Wildling, and he is attacked by white walkers and tries to possess a woman he is with in order to escape. However, in order to fully possess her he has to destroy her consciousness and inhabit her body himself, but her mind fights back and they both end up being killed by the white walkers. ...


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He also controls his direwolf, Summer. We've seen that in the TV show. As far as humans go, it is believed that being a Warg will also allow him to jump into other people. However, he has not done so in the TV show, or in the books, so warging into a person other than Hodor is pure speculation at this point.


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There's a longer version of this scene in the Season 4 trailer, which was cut down for the episode, that makes things more clear. Ramsay is a sadomasochist; he enjoys giving and receiving pain, especially during sex. In the extended version, Myranda not only chokes Ramsay, but also slaps him around a bit. He's enjoying it. The fact that we don't see Myranda ...


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We are never told what happened to it. But if I had to guess, I'd say it was disposed of. Unlike the intricate hilts of swords like Long Claw and Oath Keeper, Ice's handle is rather plain and nondescript. For the most part a sword's true value lies in the blade, and hilts are routinely changed and are given little to no value. For instance, Long Claw's now ...


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I could be wrong, but I don't think this is ever made explicit. I can think of several possible explanations: Cersei is pregnant and experiencing something akin to morning sickness. Jaime is too late in the sense that Cersei has found other lovers. I think this is the most likely scenario. That the symptoms go away indicates either she wasn't really ...


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The other answers are mostly correct but for a bit of extra trivia the first tune Tyrion whistles in season one (when he and Bronn are leaving the Vale and before they are approached by the Hill Tribes) is actually the main theme from the first movement of Beethoven's 3rd symphony 'Eroica'. I doubt this has any higher meaning in the show and is simply a ...


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Stefan's answer sums this up nicely but I would just like to add that Tyrion's position as Hand of the King was given to him on a temporary basis by his father anyway. Tywin was named Hand of the King following Eddard Stark's death but as he was out fighting Rob Stark's army he could not attend to the duties of the Hand and so took advantage of Tyrion's ...


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I attempted to find anything George RR Martin might have said about the character but other than what we've been told in the books and TV show we have not been made aware of Syrio's fate. I'm largely going to go off the books standpoint as it has more description regarding the final scene he appears. We know Syrio is fighting six men, five Lannister soldiers ...


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Oberyn is supposedly considered an impressive warrior and is reknowned throughout the seven kingdoms for his skill hence his nickname 'The Red Viper.' Oberyn will no doubt be aware of Ser Gregor's own martial skill especially following the reports of the rape and murder of Elia Martell and her two children (Yes I'm aware of the possibility surrounding those ...


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In the the first series Eddard Stark discovers that He does this by using the same book that Jon Arryn uses to research the genealogy of the Baratheons through the ages. Eddard discovers that every Baratheon child for centuries has black hair. This is proven when he searches out all of King Robert's bastards and finds that they too have black hair. The ...


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In Game of Thrones, there is a complex hierarchy of Great and Lesser Houses, the most important of which are rulers over the various territories of Westeros (the Seven Kingdoms). At the time that Petyr Baelish makes this comment, House Tully is a Great House in control of the Riverlands. At the time Frey's are a more minor noble house, indeed a vassal to ...



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