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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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Who amongst the living Targaryens should be the ruler of Westeros?

This might be a duplicate or debatable. But as far as the releases of the books & TV series, who should rule Westeros as per the laws of that continent? Ignore the usurpers. Is it Daenerys ...
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How was Jon Snow able to kill the White Walker in S05E08?

In "Hardhome", the eight episode of season five of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow battles a White Walker. As established, White Walkers can only be killed by dragonglass. But in this battle Jon Snow kills ...
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How did the Wights get the chain for doing this?

In Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6, after the wights lifted it out using chains. From where did they get the chains?
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Loophole in the Night's Watch oath?

Let's take take a look at the oath of the Night's Watch from Game of Thrones: "Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, ...
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Winter is Coming

It's my understanding that the phrase "Winter is Coming" is the motto of the Stark house, when the story first reaches the wall it's implied that the winter is not a periodic season like it is in our ...
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Who of these characters has a more legitimate claim on the Iron Throne? [duplicate]

In "Eastwatch" (Game of Thrones, S07E05), in the scene with Gilly and Sam, Gilly is reading from the records of High Septon Maynard. From this scene, we can infer that this High Septon performed an ...
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Why worry about the Night King if they have the wall?

In Season 6, we find out the following about the magical properties of the wall: BENJEN: This is where I leave you. BRAN: You're not coming with us? BENJEN: The Wall is not just ice and stone. ...
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Why doesn't Hodor speak?

In early an early episode of season 6 of Game of Thrones, "Home", through his magic Greensight ability, Bran sees a vision of Winterfell in the past. He notices a young Hodor, then named Wylis (Walder ...
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Why is the Night King so slow?

Follow-up question to Why did the Night King attack the furthest target first? In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06), the Night King Why is he moving so slowly when he could have easily ...
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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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Why did Daenerys Targaryen make this strategic decision regarding dragons?

As we know, Daenerys Targaryen has three dragons. So why did she Was there any significance behind it?
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Does the Game of Thrones intro change to reflect the current story?

In the Game of Thrones intro, we are presented with a very steam-punk like map of interactive pieces representing the kingdoms and what they represent. However, I noticed when Theon Greyjoy arrived ...
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What is Arya's weapon design?

In season 8 episode 1, Arya asks Gendry to forge her a dragonglass weapon (which we can see drawn). What is the purpose of this weapon?
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How could the Starks convince the other Lords that this character was guilty?

In "The Dragon and the Wolf" (Game of Thrones, S07E07), Littlefinger was in a trial, accused by Sansa and Bran of many crimes that he has committed against the Stark family, and eventually sentenced ...
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Did the White Walkers spare Sam?

In S02E10 of Game of Thrones, Sam hides behind a rock when the White Walkers walk by. One mounted White Walker seems to look directly into Sam’s eyes. After that the White Walker screams and all of ...
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Who or what are White Walkers?

In Game of Thrones there are some creatures who are found north of the wall called White Walkers. Who are these White Walkers and what do they actually do to their prey or victims? Are they evil ...
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Why does Davos care about Jon so much?

In the second episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones Davos approaches Melisandre and asks her to use her powers to resurrect Jon Snow. This means that he decided to ask a woman he strongly ...
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How Did Obara Sand manage this?

In the final episode of Game of Thrones season five, Ellaria and Doran Martell with her daughters, the King of Dorne were seeing off Myrcella, Trystane, Jaime and Bronn who were leaving for Kings ...
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Is this thing a wight or a White Walker?

Major spoilers for "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06) In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06) we see the newest member of the army of the dead ... Usually, from what we have seen (...
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How many White Walkers are there?

Throughout Game of Thrones, we have seen multiple White Walkers die. As far as I remember: Sam killed one with dragonglass. Jon Snow killed one with Longclaw. Meera Reed killed one with a spearhead ...
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What does this creature breathe in "The Dragon and the Wolf"

In "The Dragon and the Wolf" (Game of Thrones, S07E07), this happens: I don't think he breathes ice. Does anyone know? What does dead Viserion breathe if it's not ice?
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Relationship between White Walkers and Children of the Forest

After viewing episode 5 of season 6 of Game of Thrones, we have come to know that But it seems that the White Walkers attack the Children of Forest. My question is why they would do so, given their ...
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Can White Walkers talk?

Through all the five seasons of Game of Thrones we had never seen a White Walker talking. Does this mean they can't talk human language (e.g. they have their own language) or we will never see them ...
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What is the reason for the many directors used in the Game of Thrones series?

A total of 9 directors have been used to direct the Game of Thrones TV series till date. I was left wondering as to why use so many directors for a single plot story! Wouldn't their individual styles ...
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How is a Targaryen immune to molten metal?

In the scene in Game of Thrones S01E06 where Khal Drogo pours molten gold over Viserys's head and he dies, Daenerys says that a real (dragon) Targaryen could never have been killed by that. While we ...
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Did this character even qualify for being Azor Ahai or The One Who Was Promised?

In the books and to some degree in the show as well there is a prophesy about the legendary figure Azor Ahai. But in the latest Game of Thrones episode (S08E03) we see Arya However in a past question ...
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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 know that but ...
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Why did the Night King attack the furthest target first?

In "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06), the Night King throws a spear towards one of the three dragons, which is seen somewhere very far. Meanwhile, Daenerys, along with her other dragon, ...
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Is this character hallucinating in "Stormborn" (S07E02)?

During a scene in "Stormborn" (Game of Thrones, S07E02), Arya Stark runs into an old friend in the Riverlands... Near the end of that scene, Arya says, "That's not you." Does this mean she ...
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Why can Arya still use the faces?

Per my understanding, once Arya Stark killed the Waif in Game of Thrones S06E08 ("No One") she came to Jaqen H'ghar and finally admits that, A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell. And I'm going home. ...
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What is the symbolic significance of the Night King's message?

In Game of Thrones S8E1, Is there some meaning to that symbolic message? If yes, then what is that?
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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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Which characters in Game Of Thrones have a Valyrian Steel sword?

In Game of Thrones, a Valyrian steel sword is one of the most popular things in weaponry. I can only remember Jon Snow and Brienne of Tarth possessing a Valyrian steel sword. Are there other ...
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Can dragons be controlled by White Walkers?

Whenever we talk about White Walkers in Game of Thrones, the first thing that comes to mind is ice and fire. They have weapons made of ice, and they are immune to fire though it kills their army (the ...
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Why did Ramsay strike him?

In Game Of Thrones S06E09, after the battle, inside Winterfell, the giant is on his knees and Jon Snow is standing besides him when Ramsay strikes the giant in the eye with an arrow. The giant was ...
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Where is Jon going?

At the end of S08E06 of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow along with Tormund and others of the Night's Watch and go into the woods. Where are they going? And why?
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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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Where did the pardon come from?

In the Game of Thrones episode The Mountain and the Viper (S04E08), Barristan Selmy is presented with a Royal Pardon supposedly signed by the late Robert Baratheon for Ser Jorah Morment by a lowly boy ...
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White Walkers vs Army of the Dead

As we can notice by watching Game Of Thrones' episodes, White Walkers and the dead men are not the same, they have so many differences, can you please mention those differences, and why that the White ...
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Why such a complex plan to smuggle the poison to the Purple Wedding?

What was the reason for the complicated plan to smuggle the poison that killed Joffrey in Game of Thrones S04E02 to the Purple Wedding? It's not like there's TSA-style security at the entrance, right? ...
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Do the Faceless Men take more than just a face?

Up until "Dragonstone" (Game of Thrones, S07E01) we have only seen faceless men change faces, but when Arya takes on the 'Face' of Walder Frey she assumes more than just his face. She takes on his ...
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If "No One" uses a face from the Hall of Faces to become someone then how did he do this

In season five of Game of Thrones, when Arya becomes blind there is a very interesting detail most of us might have missed. Let's not stretch the question: Arya returns after assassinating Ser ...
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What happened to Rhaegal?

In Game of Thrones S08E03 ("The Long Night"), the Night King's dragon tore at the one Jon Snow rides (Rhaegal). He falls off of it and we don't see the dragon anymore, is it dead?
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Why does this happen with Longclaw?

Spoilers ahead for "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06) Toward the end of the episode, "Beyond the Wall" (Game of Thrones, S07E06), we see a close-up shot of Longclaw Then, once Jon Snow ...
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Why can't fire hurt Daenerys but it did to Jon Snow in season 1?

As stated in this answer about Game of Thrones fire can burn any Targaryen. If that is the case, why doesn't fire hurt Daenerys? In one of the episodes of season 1 or season 2, Daenerys says Viserys ...
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Which kingdoms are in rebellion even after the Battle of the Blackwater?

In Season 3 Episode 1 of Game of Thrones, after Tyrion recovers from the Battle of the Blackwater and meets Tywin Lannister, Tywin says: Now, I have seven kingdoms to look after and three of them ...
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Has the wall been repaired?

At the end of Game of Thrones season 7, we saw the Night King's army destroy (at least part of) the Wall. At the end of S08E06, we see Jon go In those final shots, the Wall seems to be intact. Has it ...
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Reason and timing of specific characters death in s05e10?

At the end of season 5, Mother's Mercy. Jon Snow is killed by a group of Night's Watch "rebels" or group of Night's Watch that didn't agree with Snow's decision of bringing Wildlings in the Black ...
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Has Bran already been to the past?

Spoilers - Don't read if you have not seen episode 5 season 6 of Game of Thrones. My question is that Hodor was Hodor from since Season 1 so does that mean Bran had already been to the past before ...
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What is the purpose of the changes to Game of Thrones show?

After finishing the fourth season of the the Game of Thrones show I was a little put off by the consistent divergence from the original storyline in the books. Before I had already resolved to ...