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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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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 are the books in the Game of Thrones citadel library shelved spine inwards?

How do they know the title of each book in the citadel library in Game of Thrones if the book's back faces the wall?
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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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Couldn't one or two or three dragons take care of the Army of the Dead in like a couple hours?

If fire annihilates the Dead, why are they such a threat? Wouldn't Jon Snow just ask to borrow Khaleesi's babies for an afternoon? I'm aware that Dany is the only one who can control her dragons. ...
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Was the dragon prowess intentionally downplayed in S08E04?

In some previous cases in Game of Thrones, like In S08E04, we noticed, that Euron attack with about 11 ships and manages to kill one dragon and Dany had to escape riding another one. They had the ...
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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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Jaime's character change in Game of Thrones

In Game Of Thrones Jaime's character is shown to be bad and ruthless in the beginning. He pushes a little kid off a window. Later he's shown to have honor and sympathy and looks after Sansa, tries to ...
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Is there a full canon version of Tyrion's jackass/honeycomb joke?

Throughout Game of Thrones Tyrion attempts to tell a joke about walking into a brothel with honeycomb and a jackass but never gets to finish it. I know of a similar joke but wondered if there is a ...
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Point of the Dothraki's attack in GoT S8E3?

From Game of Thrones, S08E03, now I'm not a military expert, but I think the Dothraki's attack was obviously pointless, so why did they do that? Against such an enemy every move should be perfect and ...
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Why is Arya visibly scared in the library in Game of Thrones S8E3?

In Game of Thrones S8E3, Arya fiercely kills a way lot of wights after which she has to escape from them and enter the library. In the library she seems pretty shaken and also not as brave as she ...
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Why did Varys remove his rings?

In Season 8 episode 5 of Game of Thrones, when Varys hears the sound of the Unsullied coming to his chamber, he burns a letter and removes his rings. Maybe he burns the letter so that they won't ...
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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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How could Jon Snow do what he did in "Oathbreaker"?

At the end of the third episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, after hanging the culprits who tried to kill him, Jon Snow relieved himself from the Night's Watch. How can he do so? One can ...
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How does one identify Valyrian steel?

There were so many instances in Game of Thrones when someone unsheathes a Valyrian steel weapon, like when Mormont presents Jon Snow with Longclaw and like the one where Brienne pulls out the reforged ...
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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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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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Have GoT's showrunners reacted to the poor reception of the final season?

The final season of Game of Thrones is coming to an end but many fans are disappointed by the rushed conclusion of the final episodes. Ratings for season 8 have taken a "critical nosedive" and some ...
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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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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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Is Bran literally the world's memory?

In the S08E02 of Game of Thrones, Bran says that the Night King will come for him and that the Night King hunted down many three-eyed ravens. Sam: Why? What does he want? Bran: An endless ...
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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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Did this character show any indication of wanting to rule before S8E6?

When Tyrion nominates Bran to become King of the Six Kingdoms at the end of Game of Thrones, Bran replies with a cheeky "Why do you think I came all this way?" response. This implies on some level ...
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Is the Three-Eyed Raven incapable of emotion?

(Game of Thrones, S07E03–E04) When Meera leaves Bran at Winterfell and is unsatisfied with his lack of gratitude for all of her help (which you would be after all they went through), she concludes ...
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Why did Lord Baelish betray Eddard Stark?

In season 1 of Game of Thrones, Lord Baelish sets up Lord Stark when he helps set up the fake coup. After watching season 1 and most of season 2, I still don't understand why Lord Baelish did this. ...
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Why did Jon Snow do this immoral act if he is so honorable?

Jon Snow from Game of Thrones is a man of honor. When he killed the dragon queen in S08E06, he didn't even escape but told the truth. But then why did he kill her with a back stab? Not literally, but ...
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What does the Night King really want?

Throughout all the episodes where the army of the dead and the White Walkers are shown in Game of Thrones, the only thing that we can understand is that the White Walkers and their army want to get ...
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Why does Bran want to find Drogon?

In Game of Thrones S8E6, the following scene takes place BRAN: And Drogon? Any word? SAM: He was last spotted flying east, toward-- BRONN: The farther away, the better. BRAN: Perhaps ...
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Significance of Cersei's obsession with elephants?

In Game of Thrones S08E01, Cersei was so disappointed for not getting elephants and it's being part of so many memes and jokes now. But why do elephants matter? Her competition/rivalry is with ...
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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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Who's this lady in the war room?

In S08E02, while the war room scene, I noticed a lady being present, standing between Theon and Brienne. Her face seems familiar, but can't see to recall who she is. Apparently she is important ...
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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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How did Arya manage to disguise herself?

In Game of Thrones S08E03, we see Arya killing How does she manage to sneak up on him given that he's surrounded by an army? Did she use the face of someone from the army?
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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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What is the perception of Tyrion's story about his cousin Orson and the beetles?

In Game of Thrones S04E08 Tyrion told a story about his cousin Orson Lannister to Jaime. Orson was physically handicapped and spent his time smashing beetles. Is there any relation between the story ...
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Why did Tyrion look displeased?

In "The Dragon and the Wolf" (Game of Thrones, S07E07), It is shown that Tyrion is outside and sees that this is going on. He appears to have a disapproving face. What is his reason for this ...
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What was Varys trying to do at the beginning of S08E05?

In the beginning of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5, we see the following conversation take place: [DOOR OPENS] VARYS: And? Nothing? GIRL: She won't eat. VARYS: We'll try again at supper. GIRL: I ...
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Why this turn in Shae's character?

Ever since her introduction in Game of Thrones, we as viewers are made to believe that Shae was always in love with Tyrion. We are shown that she gets jealous when Tyrion was forced to marry Sansa, ...
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Why did Daenerys say this in "The Queen's Justice"?

In "The Queen's Justice", the third episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones (S07E03), Jon Snow, King in the North meets with Daenerys Targaryen, "Rightful Heir to the Iron Throne etc." ...
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Why did Qyburn use children for homicide?

In the Game of Thrones episode "The Winds of Winter", Qyburn uses aid of his "little birds" to assassinate The children swarm the victim repeatedly stabbing him with short blades. I didn't really get ...
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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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What does Peter Dinklage eat on camera in Game of Thrones?

I recently discovered that Peter Dinklage is a vegan, which means that he neither eats meat nor does he eat any products produced by animals, like milk and honey. So what does he eat in scenes where ...
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Why did Tyrion Lannister go to his father's bedroom?

Why did Tyrion Lannister go to his father's bedroom at the end of Game of Thrones season 4? Did he go there just to kill his father? Or was it after seeing Shae that he decided to kill him?
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What is the meaning of the new sigil in Game of Thrones Season 8 intro?

Game of Thrones season 8 started and it comes with a new intro, where we see the wall, Winterfell, and kings landing only. And they made some difference in the sigil. It looks like a lion is eating a ...
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Why does Cersei need to repay the Iron Bank right now?

As I understand it, the current deal between Cersei and the Iron Bank in Game of Thrones season 7 goes like this: Cersei pays back the bank, and then the bank will support her. But I can only imagine ...
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Was Tyrion always a poor strategist?

One particular criticism of season 8 caught my attention. According to some fans, Tyrion had recently become an idiot a poor strategist in the series. This has been blamed on lazy inconsistencies in ...
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Why didn't the Starks form an alliance with Stannis?

In Game of Thrones after we get to know that Stannis Baratheon is the true heir to the throne, as stated in the raven message that Ned Stark sends to Stannis before he is taken captive. Stannis also ...
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Why did Arya refuse to end it?

During the end of the season 4 finale of Game of Thrones, after "The Hound" has been defeated by Brienne of Tarth, he lies bleeding and dying and wants Arya to finish it and kill him. At first he ...
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Where does the tunnel in the Wall come from?

I just finished the first season of "Game of Thrones", where one of the main themes is 'The Wall', a huge ice wall that devides the realm (Westeros) from the dangerous and winterly North. From what I ...
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Where does Stannis's army come from in S04E10?

In the last episode of Game of Thrones season 4, Stannis's army comes and kills the wildings. It's great but which path did they take to go behind the wall? The wildings want to go to the other side ...
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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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