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Episode S02E10 showed us that the White Walkers can mount undead horses. But in the context of the show, it seems to be the only non-human species to be raised from the dead. In the books, we furthermore get some tales "Some stories speak of them riding the corpses of dead animals. Bears, direwolves, mammoths, horses, it makes no matter, so long as the ...


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Dragons can switch genders between male and female: Dragons, like certain species of amphibeans and fish, can shift gender and have no fixed sex: they can shift back and forth as the needs of the species require for reproduction. However, they are usually referred to as male. Only the ones confirmed to have laid eggs were generally referred to as female. ...


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The direwolves match all of Ned Starks children in gender. This was stated in the first episode. Just like there were five normal pups and one albino runt, with the inverse color of the house being typical for a Bastard in Westerns culture. It's treated like a sign from the Gods to the House Stark, who's sigil is a Grey Direwolf. It's no coincidence, it's ...


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I think Summer's death especially is significant in the way that she's one of Bran's protectors and died along with the other, Hodor. As for the other direwolves, Lady's death has much parallels to Sansa's life. Lady dies in place of Nymeria, her destiny is decided for her by others and she is innocent. That's the same as what happens to Sansa after her ...


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I think the above poster has pretty much nailed it i would just alter it a bit. Hodor 's eyes go from white to normal almost immediately. I think bran somehow caused past and present hodor to switch places. He put past hodor into present honors body, I suppose because something else is happening in that vision or in his becoming the three eyes Raven that he ...


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This is because she used a spear with dragonglass head. Dragonglass is a common name in Westeros for the substance known as obsidian, a form of volcanic glass. Along with Valyrian steel, it is one of the two known substances capable of killing White Walkers. Dragonglass is a substance that Children of the Forest use in their weapons. According ...


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According to Kristian Nairn in the New York Times: Did the fact that Bran was responsible for not only his death, but also his simple-mindedness change your idea about the nature of their relationship? No it doesn’t. Although Bran was responsible for the whole chain of events that killed Hodor, Hodor didn’t have to hold that door. He wasn’t ...


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Typically, when Bran has warged into Hodor's mind, Hodor's eyes go white like Bran's do. Yet, during "The Door", Old Hodor's eyes go white at first when Bran subconsciously wargs into him to escape, BUT are no longer white while he is holding the door. In the clip, you can clearly see his eyes are not shown as white by ...


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There is nothing to indicate that the White Walker shown being created, was created before the Wall was created. Or that he was a Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. Or that he's actually the Night King. The show may diverge from the books in this, as the show has been known to merge or separate characters as needed. (Examples: The Sand Snakes, Jaqen and ...


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We don't know exactly how much into the past Bran can project. In the previous episodes, a young Ned Stark in the past seems to hear Bran, and turns around to the source of the sound. Early in this episode, the Night King of the present or just a short distance into the past, notices and touches Bran. Of course, the Night King is not human (anymore) and ...


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As mentioned by others, in S06e05 "The Door", we see the events that caused young Wylis (Walder in the books) to become Hodor, and only be able to say Hodor. It involves a sort of astral time travel projection. Bran, who is a warg, in that he can project his mind into animals, found out he could warg into Hodor. The characters explain this as Hodor being ...


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Yes, the Night's King can create more, as seen in S4E4 Since this is a living human being turned, it becomes a White Walker. The Wights are reanimated from those already dead.


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There is no doubt that Bran warged into Hodor in the present to defend himself beacause Hodor's eyes turn white. Another proof is that Bran simultaneously warged (by mistake) into Hodor from the past, that's why Hodor can see him. The mental order Bran gives to Hodor in the present days ("hold the door") needs to be very powerful because Hodor knows he is ...


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He definitely warged into Hodor while they were still in the cave. When the White Walkers arrived Hodor was terrified and wasn't reacting when Meera asked him to move Bran. This caused her to try to wake up Bran: Warg into Hodor now! Bran, wake up. We need Hodor. We need Hodor. Warg into Hodor now! After that the Three-Eyed-Raven says: ...


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The Ironlanders are a little different than the rest of the westerners in that they believe to truly deserve something, you need to have paid "the iron price". In this case, the Ironlanders would have responded positively for a few reasons: The current king was not really doing anything special and they were being viewed as weak which would have been ...


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The current (season 6 episode 5) status of the Direwolves is as follows, obviously contains spoilers, hidden blocks are about fan-theories/book-only information: Ghost (Jon): Alive Nymeria (Arya): Most likely Alive but not seen for a long time after she was set free by Arya. Shaggydog (Rickon): Deceased, killed by the Umbers to prove their allegiance to ...


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As far as I know 2 direwolves are alive. Rob's wolf died during the Red Wedding Jon's wolf still alive Sansa's wolf was executed instead of Arya's wolf, which attacked Joffrey. Arya's wolf missing but probably alive Bran's wolf was killed during the attack of the White Walkers. Rickon's wolf was beheaded by the Umbers.


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Nymeria has not been confirmed as killed yet as she ran away in the first season. Assuming that she is alive, it is her and Ghost.


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German: "Halt das Tor!" whereas Tor is better translates to gate than to door. This actually works well for "Hodor". French: As pradyot commented "Qu'ils n'aillent pas au-dehors!" becomes "Pas au-dehors!" and then "Hodor". Russian: "затвори ход" ("close the passage") which transitions to "hodor" in quite a strange and unusual way. Word "ход" here closer to ...


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The book and show's Night('s) King are most likely different characters. So your base hypothesis to determine the sequence of events is wrong. In both versions it's still most likely the wall was built after (and because of) the creation of the others/white walkers. I say most likely because both events are ancient in context of the current story (8 ...


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Answer from user568458 focuses on in-universe explanation. Out of universe: this is what the writers said in the Inside The Episode featurette: The end of episode 6x04 was definitely meant consiously to echo the end of episode 1x10. It's Dany stepping out of the flame to great effect. This time it was just on a much, much larger scale. So it was ...


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In season 6 episode 5, "The Door", the origin of his nickname and only sentence "Hodor" is revealed. It's the first time that someone is warging into the same person in the present and the past. It looks like it connected Hodor's consciousness of both times. Young Hodor in the past recognizes the word "Hold the door!", which are shouted at Hodor in the ...


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As per S06E05, it seems that time travel in Game of Thrones is following Novikov self-consistency principle. The Novikov self-consistency principle, named after Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, states that any actions, taken by a time traveler or by an object that travels back in time, were part of history all along, and therefore it is impossible for the ...


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As seen in the episode, it seems clear that Hodor actually sees Bran in Winterfell. However, it is unclear whether or not Hodor remembers what he had seen since: He probably incurred some sort of brain damage after having that fit, so it could be that he doesn't remember anything. I'm the other hand, as you pointed out, in the scene where Bran asks him ...


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Littlefinger has already proven that he cannot be trusted, and that he is only on his own side, definitely not on Sansa's. While he may be - right here and right now - offering her the army of the Vale, she is smart enough to know that at a moment's notice, he could change his mind and turn that army on her. She knows that will absolutely happen if ...


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Short answer is not necessarily. As @pradyot brought up in his comment, "time travel" can have different effects on the present day situation depending on the laws of the universe in question. You can't think of the Game of Thrones time travel in the same way as Back to the Future, where each changed event creates a different timeline with different present ...


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I'll preface this with the fact that I have not read the books, and if I am wrong on any of this feel free to correct me. Possible answers from what I gathered from the episode: A very small amount of time has passed between when Bran was touched and when the walkers arrived. Hodor and Meera are seen preparing their things to leave when the walkers arrive, ...


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Speculation, but the White Walkers were first created by being impaled while tied to a Weirwood Tree. Bran was Greenseering using a Weirwood Tree. As such, it may be that White Walkers are intrinsically linked to the magic of weirwoods and can feel the presence of their magic.


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Spoiler: White Walkers (WW) are created by magic, their creators are the Children of the Forest. They are old Inhabitants of Westeros and they created the WW to protect themselves from mankind. Now, ages later, the WW and their leader Night's King, turned against their creators (a classic theme: creatures turn versus their creators). The WW though, as of ...


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This is mere speculation, but it may be that the Night King/White walker-you-mention has powers/abilities of a green seer. Like the Three-eyed-Raven who is also a grren-seer, has been able to see Bran in his green-sights and also touch him. It is possible that the Night King is someone like the Three-eyed-Raven or better.


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I think its clear that in this instance Bran did not travel into a past memory which he can not effect - he travelled to a present moment and as White Walkers were created by the Children of the Forest - perhaps their powers and Brans are all intertwined and the White Walkers can access that.


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I think Sansa is playing the Game of Thrones. She realizes that she cannot trust Littlefinger to have her best interests at heart, and as long as he is involved, he has some power in the North, which she does not want. She believes that she is better off taking the North under her own power than allowing Littlefinger to continue to have control over her.


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Massive spoiler alert if you haven't seen the 5th episode of season 6 already. Seriously, here there be dragons, turn back now, you have been warned. I'll update this sometime later when it's no longer considered "spoiler" territory. As shown in tonight's episode, it would seem it was Bran reaching back to Hodor as a child using his abilities, causing him ...


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How do we know he even died? Arya runs never see's the fight, we assume he died because Trant lives but maybe beating Trant to the dirt was enough for the first sword of Bravos. If he killed Lannister guards or a member of the King's Guard he is dead for sure, but if he takes them all down with a child's toy killing none he can walk away free and clear. When ...


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Within the world of the show: It's being speculated (example) that this might be a nod to some prophetic mutterings about Dany's future. However, those specific prophetic mutterings were only in the books, not in the TV show, so I'm putting them in spoiler blocks for people who've not yet read the books. Here they are: You might well not remember that ...


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Not only do the Starks have close connections to the Night's Watch, it is also the case that the noblemen of the North who do not inherit their house (younger brothers, like Benjen was to Eddard, but also bastards like Jon Snow) take the Black. Although not required, it isn't uncommon either. No one batted an eye at Jon Snow taking the Black even though he ...


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Although I can get behind the other answer, I saw it in a different light. Jaqen gives Arya three names to name, because she saved three men who were going to be taken by the Red God. Those three names she names are to settle this debt. Jaqen's god primarily deals with death, and the claiming of lives. If it were the other way around ("All men must serve" ...


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While there are no official rules given we can infer to become No One a person must fully realize that their service is to Many-Faced God and not any personal reasons. The only reason Jaqen offered Ayra three names at Harrenhal is because she saved three men who were supposed to be claimed by the gods Jaqen: Only death may pay for life... You stole ...


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The name of the background score is called House of Black and White House of Black and White Skip forward to 2:57 for this particular track


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Pure conjecture on my part, haven't read the books, but extrapolating from some other answers, Could it be possible that Coldhands wasnt that important coldhands is Benjen Stark the actor who portayed Benjen was unavailable If you have this character, Coldhands, who isn't really important other than the fact that he resolves what happened to Uncle ...


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I thought perhaps THAT was really Tyrion's gift to Podrick...I mean it's nice to give Podrick a whore but as repayment for saving your life? Isn't the confidence boost of not only getting laid, but having the prostitutes like it so much that it us free, pretty much the penultimate gift to an awkward (formally virgin) teenage boy? Tyrion is certainly clever ...


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The strength of the oath is only as strong as those that are willing to enforce it. The Night's Watch was already next to powerless when Jon Snow arrives. I would assume that the penalty for murdering Jon would have been death for those that participated, but the remaining brothers fall back under Alliser's control. Prior to Jon's return from death, they ...


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For everyone but Jon... ...it doesn't really matter what the rules would strictly say about Jon's status: Castle Black has just been, essentially, invaded by an army of wildlings and a giant. He's their chosen leader. It doesn't really matter if he orders the execution as Lord Commander or conqueror, the result is the same. The rules are as irrelevant at ...


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During the time Jon was dead, no elections where made thus no Lord Commander was elected. Jon is then considered the Lord Commander since he was before he died, just like he would have been if he was not killed but severely injured. Jon executes his last commands (Hang the traitors) as Lord Commander and steps down legally by stating that his watch has ...


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We will just have to see what happens to Jon, now that he feels that "his watch has ended". There is no precedence for this in-universe. Even though, we did see that Stannis was willing to do that to gain support in the North. As for being able to carry out the execution order... Jon Snow was the Lord Commander before he was betrayed, since he is still ...


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Ned's/Jon's words concerning execution were: "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword." He used a sword swing to sever the rope that triggered the execution of the four guys, so I'd say he technically stuck to his words, barely. Also, Jon is clearly distressed during this episode, as someone who had just been stabbed six times and ...


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Can't say why only those four. Two possible reasons is that: They died when the Free Folk attacked Castle Black at the end of s06e02 "Home". No one could identify who they were. Obviously, if they were around to be found, they would be hanging as well. As for the hanging vs beheading, hanging is the de facto method of execution for traitors, which those ...


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Certainly this is speculation as the Books haven't gotten this far. I suspect they were hanged because there were many, and much easier to hang them all at once than try to behead them all. In addition, when Lord Rickard Karstark killed the Lannister prisoners, he was beheaded, but those that assisted him were hanged...perhaps beheading is saved for Lords ...


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Howland Reed. Lord of Greywater Watch, father of Jojen and Meera. He is important because he is the only survivor of that encounter still alive in the present. Which appears to be confirming the fan theory If so, Howland Reed will be the only one to confirm what was found at the Tower of Joy.


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Ser Davos believed in Jon Snow and his ability to lead the Night's Watch. That blood stain looks like a blurred crow (which is of course bloodstained) which symbolizes that Ser Davos thinks that the Night's Watch is about to collapse now that their only efficient leader has died (The crow is the symbol of the Night's Watch). This is a piece of art and is ...



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