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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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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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How come Arya Stark wasn't hurt by this in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5?

In S08E05 of Game of Thrones Sandor Clegane convinces Arya to leave the Red Keep and go home. There is a scene towards the end of the episode, right after Arya escapes the falling bell tower and ends ...
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Why didn't Daenerys take help from Daario Naharis?

As observed in S8E4, Daenerys needs all the people she can get to fight Cersei. Why didn't she ask Dario Naharis and second sons to join the war?
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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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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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Why does Jon Snow blindly trust Daenerys?

We have seen Jon Snow through different seasons of Game of Thrones, leading different groups and bringing them together without violence (or at least tried to avoid when he could). On the other hand ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Dragonglass and White Walkers

Does Dragonglass kill White Walkers on contact, or does there need to be some force behind it as if it were a "regular" weapon? The question I have driving this one is, in the Battle of Winterfell, ...
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Do Game of Thrones' crossbows and scorpions work in a realistic way?

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 spoilers ahead. Those of you who have seen Episode 4 already must be very impressed by the capabilities of medieval projectile weapons like crossbow and scorpion. ...
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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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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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Is there a known reason for why D. B. Weiss was hired as showrunner for Game of Thrones?

Reading the Wikipedia entry for one of the showrunners of Game of Thrones, namely D. B. Weiss, one gets the impression of a struggling writer whose projects got turned down one after another. From 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 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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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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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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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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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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Why did Missandei say this?

In Game of Thrones S8 E04, "The last of the Starks", Cersei kills Missandei, before killing she asks if Missandei has any last words, and Missandei replies Dracarys! Why did she say that, but ...
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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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What wise choice does Varys intend to make?

In Game of Thrones s08e04 we see Varys and Tyrion having a conversation about who would be the best heir for the Iron Throne where Varys seems to try to conspire against Daenerys. Here are the last ...
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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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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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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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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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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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