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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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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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Why didn't Danaerys do this when she first landed in Westeros?

If Danaerys from Game of Thrones could destroy the entire city by herself with only one dragon, why didn't she attack and destroy King's Landing when she first landed in Westeros, had 3 dragons, and ...
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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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Why didn't the Night King resurrect Viserion under water?

In Game of Thrones, we can see in the episode "The Long Night" that the dead can be resurrected from the underground crypts. Why didn't the Night King resurrect Viserion under water? Why did he have ...
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Do we see some Unsullied doing this in S08E05?

In Game of Thrones S08E05, after we can see that Are there any scenes in which we see the Unsullied also doing the same, or apparently are they not taking part in the act? For the Dothraki, such ...
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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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How is Missandei's name pronounced? [closed]

How is the name Missandei from Game of Thrones supposed to be pronounced? I've heard characters like Grey Worm and Daenerys pronounce it very differently to how the showrunner pronounces it here: ...
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Why did the soldiers of the North disobey Jon?

In Game of Thrones S08E05, we see that soldiers in the Northern army attacking the unarmed Lannister soldiers after they have surrendered. Jon is the warden of the North and he commands the Northern ...
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Why is it such a big deal to Daenerys Targaryen that Jon is the true heir?

Ever since she found out that Jon is the true Targaryen heir to the throne, Daenerys has been worried about it, and has been wanting him to keep it a secret, despite him several times saying that he ...
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Why did this woman want Arya to have this object?

During Game of Thrones S08E05, while Arya is trying to leave King's Landing, she gets help from a woman with her daughter, loses them in the chaos, only to find them again at a later point. Shortly ...
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Why is Westeros a bigger deal than Essos?

In the world of Game of Thrones Essos seems like a bigger continent and a more beautiful and warmer place with a thriving economy and a diverse cultural and ethnic diaspora. In comparison, Westeros ...
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Where did Qyburn suggest that Cersei go?

In Game of Thrones S08E05, after Qyburn strongly suggested that Cersei be relocated to somewhere else. Where exactly did he suggest that they go, and would it really have been any safer?
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Where were the dragon skulls?

Related to comments on Where did Qyburn suggest that Cersei go? In Game of Thrones S08E05, towards the end we see Cersei & Jaime in a cellar we have seen previously in the show, with the ...
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Can GoT's dragons run out of fire?

I don't know so much about dragons, especially Game of Thrones's dragons, but the amount of fire dragon breathed in S08E05 seemed unreal to me, even for that magical dragon. So, was it logical in the ...
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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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When does Bran Stark remember Jaime pushing him?

I've just seen Jaime apologize to Bran for pushing him off the tower in Game of Thrones. When does Bran remember and how does Jaime discover Bran has remembered in the series?
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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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How do the dragons exactly know whom/what to burn?

When Daenerys says "Dracarys" in Game of Thrones, the dragons almost always hit the target on point. In Season 8, Episode 5, when Dany says "Dracarys", Drogon kills Varys by fire. But there were ...
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Why did Tyrion reveal Varys?

So far Game of Thrones has shown Varys and Tyrion to be somewhat good friends and people on a similar level of understanding in terms of what they want to accomplish. In the previous episode, Tyrion ...
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What was the significance of Varys' little girl?

In Game of Thrones S08E05, before Varys we see him talking to a young girl. He tells her "The greater the risk the greater the reward." We then see her run off and later appear at King's Landing with ...
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Where was the Golden Company?

The Golden Company is supposed to be some 20,000 soldiers and 2,000 horses. In S08E01 the commander of The Golden Company confirms these numbers when speaking with Cersei. But when we see them ...
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Why didn't Arya use the powers of The Faceless Men to get past the dead in the library?

In the War of Winterfell in Game of Thrones S08E03, we see Arya terrified in the library. Why didn't she change herself to appear as the dead in order to get past them?
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Is Valonqar prophecy unfulfilled?

In Game of Thrones S8E5, we see that and most definitely not by as the Valonqar prophecy states. The prophecy says: When your tears have drowned you, the Valonqar shall wrap his hands about your ...
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Did Tyrion even have the authority to do this?

In Game of Thrones S08E04 (The Last of the Starks) when Tyrion and Jaime are confronted by Bronn, Tyrion attempts to evade poetic justice by offering Bronn Highgarden. Was it even within Tyrion's ...
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Why did Tyrion and others think King's Landing can't be taken without collateral damage?

Game of Thrones S08E05 showed us that Drogon can just fly around and destroy the Red Keep and the Iron Fleet, and the Golden Company can also easily be taken care of. So why in the world has there ...
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Source of the Wildfire?

Despite the fact that Game of Thrones S08E05 puts Daenerys and her murderous actions as ultimately responsible for the apocalyptic sacking of King's Landing, there are many green flamed wildfire ...
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Why did Daenerys do this even after the bells were rung? [duplicate]

In S8E5, we saw that the Lannister forces on the inside gate had surrendered (and so had the city when the bells were rung). Despite this, Daenerys decided to incinerate the city. Why? Was it that the ...
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Whats up with "The Bells", GoT S08E05

In Game of Thrones the bells are supposed to toll only when the King/Queen is dead. If this was the case, then why are Dany and her army still attacked in S08E05? Also, there was some discussion ...
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Was this a power play by Daenerys?

More towards the beginning of Game of Thrones S08E04 when the North is feasting, Daenerys singles out Robert's bastard son Gendry and awards him Lord of Storm's End for no apparent reason. While doing ...
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Can the Night King get past the wall without a dragon? [duplicate]

I've always struggled with why everyone is afraid of the Night King in Game of Thrones and the army of the dead after it's revealed by Benjen that there's magic in the wall that prevent undead from ...
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Who was the Lord of Storm's End after Stannis Baratheon?

In Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4, "The Last of the Starks", Daenerys proclaims Gendry the new lord of Storm's End. I think at least some cousin or second nephew of Robert Baratheon would have ...
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Why was wildfire not used during the Battle of Winterfell?

Why haven't the defenders of Winterfell, in S8 of GOT, at least contemplated using wildfire to defend the castle (and humanity)? I just watched 8.2. The defenders of Winterfell have been armed with ...
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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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Why did they go to Dragonstone?

In Game of Thrones S08E04, What did they want to achieve in Dragonstone in the first place?
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What is the reason for why Game of Thrones is being wrapped up in such a rapid manner?

6 seasons of Game of Thrones had 10 episodes each. Then it dropped to 7, and now the last season has only 6 episodes. What is the reason for the producers of the show have decided to wrap the show ...
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Why didn't Hotstar delete the coffee cup in Game of Thrones S08E04?

HBO has deleted coffee cup scene from E4 of S08 but Hotstar still appears to have it. Is it policy set by HBO that Hotstar cannot request for a new copy without additional fees? or Hotstar does not ...
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Did anyone else know about Cersei being pregnant?

In Game of Thrones S8E04 when Daenerys meets with Cersei, and Tyrion says aloud that Cersei is pregnant, did anyone else other than Jamie, Tyrion, Euron and Qyburn (Cersei's Hand) know about it? I.e., ...
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How did Arya survive this confrontation unscathed?

Let's have some flashback about S04E04, When a white walker brings one of Craster's son to Night King. So, the scene goes like this, [WikiPedia] Later, a White Walker retrieves Craster's son. The ...
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Has there been evidence of any other gods?

IIRC, the only god we've seen real evidence of in Game of Thrones is the Lord of Light. We see it when Beric comes back to life, and well as a couple times with Melisandre (birthing the shadow and ...
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How did Varys know about Jon Snow's parentage?

In S8E04, Tyrion makes a remark regarding Lyanna Stark leaving Robert Baratheon that only somebody who knew about Jon Snow's true parentage in the first place, could have made a connection between the ...
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How did Daenerys manage to turn up at King's Landing

In Game of Thrones S8E4, Daenerys went to Dragonstone with her court and the Unsullied when... We see Tyrion and Varys have a discussion on Dragonstone. Some unspecified time later they turn up with ...
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Why didn't Cersei kill Dany, Tyrion and the rest of the others?

In Game of Thrones S08E04 we see a face-off between Cersei and Dany. She could have killed Dany during the first meet before the great war also, but possibly didn't because she was terrified of her ...
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Purpose of the Night King's generals

What is the reason the Night King from Game of Thrones would create his generals (I don't know a better name for the icy guys that are not wights). If they are killed, the wights they created are ...
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Why is the episode called "The Last of the Starks"?

The latest episode of Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 4 has been named "The Last of the Starks". Why was it named so? I couldn't fathom the reason behind this intriguing episode title.
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Does Bran still consider himself part of the Stark family?

Bran has said at least once that he's "not Brandon Stark anymore". Yet, in the Game of Thrones episode "The Last of the Starks" (S08E04), when the Stark children meet in the Godswood to discuss ...
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What purpose does Bran serve by still greenseeing into the past?

In episode 8.04 (The Last of the Starks) of Games of Thrones, the story continues to march along with the characters continuing to prepare for the future by playing 'The Game of Thrones', But Bran ...
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How come the armies suffered far less casualties than presented in the Battle of Winterfell?

In the great fight in episode S08E03 of Game of Thrones we first see the Dothraki approach the army of the dead. There does not seem to be even one survivor. Later we see the undead approach ...
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Where and what is Storm's End?

In Game of Thrones S08E04 Gendry was named the Lord of Storm's End. Where is this place? In Westeros? In the northen part or the southern part? Does this place have any history behind it? I don't ...
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Have all of the 3 Game of Thrones twists been revealed?

In this TIME article it was mentioned that George R.R. Martin shared 3 major twists with the Game of Thrones showrunners: Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently told Entertainment Weekly ...
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Given what happened in S08E03, is the Azor Ahai prophecy a false prophecy? [duplicate]

At the end of Game of Thrones S08E03, But it was told that the Azor Ahai, the prince/princess who was promised, would bring an end to the Long Night. So, is Arya the Azor Ahai? If yes, then why did ...

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