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

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Isn't it a problem that both of these characters died during the trial by combat?

In Game of Thrones, after the second trial by combat requested by the Imp, Prince Oberyn dies at the hand of the Mountain but the Mountain also dies at the hand of Prince Oberyn. At the end of that ...
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What is the maximum number of riders for a dragon in “Game of Thrones?”

In the Game of Thrones series, as well as in the "Dance of the Dragons" in the House of the Dragon (2022) series, there are several instances where dragons play a pivotal role. One such ...
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Do the Followers of the Seven believe in a devil?

Does the faith of the Seven have a 'Satan' figure- someone who tries to tempt the faithful away from the gods and toward sin?
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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 is the purpose of the chains hanging from the shelves at the Citadel?

Question Since the Citadel gets decent screen time the first two episodes this season I happened to notice and wonder about the chains tangling from certain book shelves. What is the purpose of ...
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What happens to the iron throne between the House of Dragon timeline and the Games of Thrones timeline?

As we can see from the House of the Dragon, the iron throne looks different from the one we see in the Games of Thrones. In addition to all the melted swords that form the chair, there are lots more ...
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What happened with Ros?

What was Ros final destination in Game of Thrones? As I recall she was finally seen with Pycelle.
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Did Littlefinger know about Ramsay Bolton?

In Season 5, Littlefinger makes Sansa Stark marry Ramsay Bolton. Although Petyr Baelish is very manipulative and can be somewhat evil himself, I always believed he genuinely cared for Sansa. This then ...
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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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Who attempted to kill Tyrion Lannister? [duplicate]

During the Battle of the Blackwater Tyrion is struck in the face with a sword in an attempt on his life. We know the actual attacker was Ser Mandon but being a knight of the Kingsguard it is ...
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How was a powerful house so easily defeated?

In Game of Thrones season 7 episode 3, we see invade and defeat In fact, the fight is so one-sided that the writers of the show intentionally decided not to show the actual battle and instead jumped ...
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Why did the Crown allow giving Highgarden to Bronn?

According to another answer about the ending of Game of Thrones, Bronn gets Highgarden: Kingdom of the Reach - Unknown Ruler: Bronn; Highgarden is part of the six kingdoms; Bronn was given ...
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Was Tywin Lannister involved in the murder plot?

Throughout Game of Thrones it's implied that Olenna Tyrell and Petyr Baelish were involved in Joffrey's murder and they pulled this off with the help of Sansa and Ser Dontos of House Hollard. But ...
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Why did Olenna give up Highgarden so easily in S07E03?

In Game of Thrones S07E03, Olenna Tyrell gave up the castle, Highgarden, to Lannisters. She had to surrender her life, her gold and grain. Why did she give up so easily? Highgarden walls are high, and ...
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Did Robb Stark find out Roose Bolton had released Jaime to King's Landing?

In Game of Thrones, Roose Bolton captured Jaime and sent him back to King's Landing against Robb Stark's will. Not long after Robb Stark was murdered at the Red Wedding. I am wondering: before his ...
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How was "Hodor" adapted in other languages?

Spoilers for episode 5 of season 6 "The Door". At the end of the episode we got to see how Wylis became Hodor and why all he can say is "Hodor". If you've watched the episode you ...
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Is there such a thing as sacramental wine in the Faith of the Seven?

To me it seems the Faith of the Seven from Game of Thrones has some commonalities with the medieval Catholic Church. Do any of the FotS's rituals involve sacred wine?
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Why did Arya not kill the Lannister soldiers she encountered in the Riverlands?

Ed Sheeran's character in the episode in Game of Thrones was a Lannister soldier. The rest of the soldiers were Lannister soldiers also. Arya Stark hates Lannisters the most for what they have caused ...
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Why is Jon Snow's hair black?

Many people assume Jon Snow from Game of Thrones is a Targaryen, but Targaryens have white hair. Are there any other references mentioned in the book about this? Alert if there are any spoilers.
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Were the scenes revolving The Night King heavily inspired by The Lich King in Warcraft?

During Game of Thrones season 8, I couldn't help but notice the similarities between the concept of The Night King and The Lich King from Warcraft. A Frozen undead king that lives in a Northern arctic ...
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Why have there been no birth defects to all children born of close relative marriages?

It is well known that children born of close relative marriages are very likely to have birth defects. But all children in the Game of Thrones universe do not suffer any birth defects, given they are ...
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Why did Alicent misunderstand Viserys' last words?

As Viserys lay dying he uttered his last words to whom he believed to be Rhaenyra, his daughter, but instead was his wife Alicent: "Aegon, his Dream. The Song of Ice and Fi -- It is true. What ...
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Is the inscription on this known dagger completely new mythology for the TV series House of the Dragon?

In the Game of Thrones spin-off TV series, House of the Dragon it has been revealed in the first four episodes that King Viserys Targaryen has knowledge, both through dreams and by an inscribed family ...
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What is the meaning of the Staten Island joke in 'Seth Brings Jon Snow to a Dinner Party - Late Night with Seth Meyers'?

What's the explanation of the Staten Island joke at 2:13 when Jon Snow visits Seth Meyers please? Jon Snow: It's 400 leagues North of King's Landing. Someone: So, like, Staten Island? Audience: (...
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Why did Ned Stark keep this secret about Jon Snow from Catelyn Stark?

Why did Ned Stark keep this secret about Jon Snow from Catelyn Stark? After all these years Catelyn still hated Jon Snow. She can't accept him as a son. It didn't mean she hadn't tried but she was ...
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Why does Catelyn get angry at Jon Snow when he talks to the unconscious Bran?

In Game of Thrones S01E02, When Bran is comatose from his fall, Jon Snow comes to visit him before Snow leaves for the wall. Snow talks to Bran and says "We can go for a walk beyond the wall, if ...
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Why are Daenerys' hands injured when she gazes on the dragon eggs?

In Season 1, Episode 2, of Game of Thrones, about midway through, Daenerys is looking at her eggs while two handmaidens attend to her and they are applying an ointment to her hands which have bloody ...
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What was up with Grand Maester Pycelle?

So, in the finale of Game of Thrones season 1, Pycelle is seen sleeping with Ros. After she leaves, he jumps up and is much more agile and full of vigour than his demeanour shows. He then goes back to ...
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What happened to Danaerys' first pregnancy?

In Game of Thrones, I don't quite get the story about Danaerys being pregnant the first time. In Season One, King Robert is informed that Daenerys is pregnant and raises the demand that both she, her ...
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How come Ramsay didn't notice the Knights of the Vale arriving?

In Game of Thrones season 6 Ramsay was about to destroy Jon Snow and his whole army, when the Knights of the Vale suddenly appeared, and reversed the tide. The key point was the element of surprise: ...
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Why did Tommen recuse himself?

In Game of Thrones, Season 4 Episode 6 "The Laws of Gods and Men", The newly crowned King Tommen recuses himself from the trial of his uncle Tyrion Lannister who has been (falsely) accused ...
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Why do characters believe Littlefinger to be untrustworthy?

I've seen many of times in Game of Thrones, that barely anyone trusts Littlefinger. In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06), in a conversation with Sansa, Brienne said that she can't leave ...
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Why were the bells ignored in S8E5?

In Game of Thrones S8E5, Daenerys goes on full killing mode and destroys the entire city in spite of the bells ringing, indicating Cersei surrendering. (It's evident everyone knows the bells ringing ...
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Stone Men do not need to breathe? [closed]

When Tyrion is pulled under water by a Stone Man in the attack scene in Game of Thrones (Season 5, episode 5), it appears that the Stone Man does not need to breathe -- Is it implied anywhere that ...
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Was the Golden Crown given to anyone else before?

In Game of Thrones S1E06, Viserys gets his promised crown. Before doing it, it shows Drogo consulting with some others. Is this some common practice for the Dothraki, which was used before to punish ...
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Is a graphical representation of Season 7's timeline available?

Partially inspired by this answer, I admit that I find Season 7's timeline quite confusing. Is a timeline description of the first 4 episodes available? Something that includes the major ...
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What kind of person is Catelyn Stark? [closed]

I've just watched S02E08. Beforehand I thought Catelyn Stark was a strong and sensible woman in the sense that she should strive together with her son to win this war, just as shown in the previous ...
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How come the Children of the Forest don't use dragonglass weapons?

In episode 5 of season 6, there is a battle scene between a Child of the Forest and a White Walker: click here to watch the scene. The Child of the Forest is using ordinary weapon, not made of ...
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Why was the Night's Watch unaware of the attack from the south during the Battle of Castle Black?

As the entire Night's Watch prepared for the big battle in S04E09, they seemed to have prepared quite well. Given that Gilly was aware of the wildlings south of the wall (as was everyone else since ...
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Ring the bells. But how?

Just before Daenerys goes completely Apocalypse Now on King's Landing in Game of Thrones S08E06, there is a moment of eerie quiet. After this brief moment of realizing the abysmal situation they're in,...
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What happened to the dogs when Brienne came?

In the 1st episode of season 6 of Game of Thrones, what happened to the hounds used by the search party when Brienne of Tarth came to rescue Sansa? They were there for a moment and then disappeared. ...
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What was Robb Stark's true motivation in his rebellion against the crown?

As soon as Ned Stark was captured by Joffrey, Robb Stark gathered all the leaders of the most powerful houses of the North and started marching towards King's Landing, apparently motivated by the ...
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What was the significance of Varys' appearance in Dorne?

In Game of Thrones S06E10 ("The Winds of Winter") we see Olenna Tyrell in Dorne, conversing with Ellaria Sand about a possible alliance between Dorne and Tyrell. Then suddenly Varys appears saying ...
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What happened to the troops who were surrounding Winterfell?

In Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 10, Theon and his men in Winterfell were surrounded by the troops Robb sent. It seemed they don't stand a chance against the Robb's men. In the morning, Theon and ...
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Why didn't Daenerys use the opportunity to attack this character?

It made total sense to me that Cersei wouldn't attack Daenerys during their meeting in Game of Thrones season 7. But why would Daenerys not use the opportunity? After all, the only reason that kept ...
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Why did Joffrey order to kill all of Robert's bastards?

I always believed that Cersei ordered to kill Robert's bastards to keep Joffrey. However, I was watching season 2 episode 3 of Game of Thrones and a during conversation between Tyrion and Cersei it ...
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Why does Ramsay Snow engineer a sham escape?

I have watched Season 3 of Game of Thrones twice now and I still don't understand why Ramsay Snow engineers a sham escape for Theon Greyjoy. Just to recap for anyone that does not remember, Ramsay, ...
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What are Cersei's intentions throughout this interaction?

In "The Dragon and The Wolf" (Game of Thrones, S07E07), Cersei What are her intentions and plans throughout this interaction? It seems very confusing to me. Her action number 1 and action number 2 ...
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Is this montage in Game of Thrones (S07E03) imaginary?

During this scene of The Queen's Justice (HBO's Game of Thrones, S07E03), Tyrion Lannister is laying out and explaining his plan to take Casterly Rock, providing us with a narrated montage of a battle/...
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Why did Syrio Forel choose his wooden sword over a metal one?

During this scene in Game of Thrones where the Kingsguard go to kidnap Arya and Syrio fights them, Syrio uses his wooden practice sword against their real metal swords. Syrio had several ...

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