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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 come Sam didn't become Lord of Horn Hill?

After both his father and brother (who was the heir) executed in Season 7 of Game of Thrones, how come that Samwell Tarly didn't become the new head of the House, i.e. Lord of Horn Hill? I would ...
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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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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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Three eyed raven and Bran

I want to know the answer to the below questions, based on your understanding of Game of Thrones. If Bran is the Three-eyed-raven/Old man on the tree that was inside the cave in seasons 4 and 5. ...
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Why didn't the Night King try this before? [closed]

In the last episode of Game of Thrones season 7 we saw that the Night King broke the Wall and invaded Eastwatch with all his troops and White Walkers. Maybe I haven't caught it, but how could the ...
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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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Can Jon be released from his vow to the Knights Watch? [duplicate]

Jon Snow took the vow to join the Knight's Watch for the rest of his life...but he has died so that would release him. Since he came back to life he has not retaken the vow.
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Why isn't Ned Stark's mother ever mentioned or shown?

After a recent rewatch of the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones I realized that Eddard "Ned" Stark's mother, Lyarra Stark is never mentioned or shown during the course of the series [to date]. Not even ...
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Why did the Lord of Winterfell execute the deserter of the Night's Watch

In the very beginning of Game of Thrones, we see a Night's Watch soldier, Gared, deserting his brother after seeing the White Walkers and Wights. He is later captured by Stark soldiers and brought ...
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What is the current canonical age of Sansa, Bran and Arya Stark?

As we know, the ages of the characters on Game of Thrones can be very different from both the corresponding age in the books and the present age of the actors portraying them. Moreover, we don't ...
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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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Who has the better claim to the Iron Throne, Gendry or Jon Snow? [duplicate]

So, supposedly Jon Snow is an heir to the Iron Throne because he is the son of a Targaryen prince. However, Gendry is the son of an actual king. So, is it better to be son of a prince, or the ...
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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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What did Catelyn Stark expect her sister to do?

In Games of Thrones S01E05 Lady Stark seems to act on impulse on arresting Tyrion Lannister. She should have waited for more evidences and consult with Ned Stark. Instead she arrests Tyrion and goes ...
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Why was King's Landing staffed with Lannister Soldiers?

Why was King's Landing staffed with Lannister soldiers in Game of Thrones season 1? Robert Baratheon is King, so why didn't he move the Baratheon army to King's Landing? It could not have been an ...
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Why did Jon and the Wildlings travel on the north side of the wall when they arrived back at Castle Black from Hardhome

In Game of Thrones season 5 episode 9 titled "The Dance of Dragons" Jon and company arrive at Castle Black after a disastrous battle against the White Walkers at Hardhome. They leave the battle at ...
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Who is the animal statue of in the Game of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Trailer?

In the newly released Game of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Trailer, viewers are teased seeing three Starks (Jon, Sansa, and Arya) venture through the crypts of Winterfell. At one point (8 seconds in) Jon ...
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Were Sansa and Arya aware of Littlefinger’s deceptive plan all along?

Littlefinger’s plan in Game of Thrones season 7 was to turn Sansa and Arya against each other, and in the end it was he who was executed. So did Arya and Sansa know they were being manipulated by him ...
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Who is Aegon Targaryen?

In Game of Thrones season 3 somewhere Jorah Mormont said that a dragon is worth more than any army and Barristan Selmy confirmed it with saying that: Aegon Targaryen proved that. And in the season ...
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Why did Arya need to travel to King's Landing?

Why did Arya need to travel to King's Landing with her father and sister Sansa in Game of Thrones Season 1? King's Landing is not a safe place. Wouldn't it have been safer for her to stay home in ...
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Did Daenerys know how to hatch the dragon eggs?

Please read this Game of Thrones Wikia passage first: Dragon eggs are notoriously difficult to hatch, though they can maintain the spark of life inside of them for decades if not centuries. The ...
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Skeletons in the field before the three-eyed crow's tree

In "The Children" (episode 10 of season 4 of Game of Thrones), Bran's party reaches the large Heart Tree, but in the field before, skeletons rise up out of the ground and attack them. There does not ...
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What happened to Hodor while Brandon was having the vision with the Three Eyed Raven? [duplicate]

In S06E05 ("The Door") of Game of Thrones, what happened to Hodor while Brandon was having a vision with the Three Eyed Raven? How did Hodor get mad or abnormal in the first place?
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Why do Daenerys' Dragons grow at such a fast rate?

I am watching season 4, when one of Daenerys' dragons burned the goat of a poor shepherd boy. The dragon has grown much in just a year, the previous dragons as told were comparatively weak and ...
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How are servants of the Many Faced God employed?

How does one employ the services of a servant of the Many Faced God? In the show (I have not read the books) we see that Arya is tasked with murdering two people, an insurance salesman and an actor. ...
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Why is Khal Drogo willing to give Viserys an army in exchange for Daenerys?

In Game of Thrones, why is Khal Drogo willing to give Viserys an army in exchange for Daenerys? Until she is almost poisoned, he seems to have no real interest in the Iron Throne or the Targaryen ...
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Why and how does the assassin end up using Tyrion's blade?

In Game of Thrones, is it ever explained why the assassin who attempts to kill Bran (he finds Catelyn Stark and tries to kill her as well, only to be killed by Bran's direwolf) uses Tyrion's blade in ...
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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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Why is only dragonglass/fire able to destroy White Walkers?

Jon Snow explained to Cersei in Game of Thrones that they can only destroy White Walkers by using dragonglass or burning them with fire. Why do only dragonglass (and fire) have the power to destroy ...
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Why are none of the Dragons attacking the Night King in S07E06

I wonder why none of Daenerys's dragons are attacking the Night King during the rescue operation in S07E06 of Game of Thrones. The group just found out that killing a White Walker also destroys the un-...
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How do White Walkers change the dead people into Zombies?

How can the White Walkers in Game of Thrones change the dead people/dragon into zombies? Let us take the example of the dragon that was killed by the leader of the White Walkers and then he turned ...
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Why there are chains hanging from the book shelves in libraries [duplicate]

What is the purpose of chains hanging from the book shelves of libraries in the Citadel and Castle Black in Game of Thrones?
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How did the deserter get south? [duplicate]

In the first episode of Game of Thrones, a Night's Watchman deserts his patrol after seeing his two comrades killed by White Walkers, is caught (south of the wall), and beheaded. My question is, how ...
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Why did Jon Snow refuse to escape with Daenerys when he had the chance

In the 6th episode of Game of thrones season 7, when Daenerys arrived to save Jon Snow and others, Daenerys offered escape on a dragon, but Jon refused and continued fighting against the army of dead ...
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Why was Mance Rayder given a chance to bend the knee?

Mance Rayder was the leader of the Free Folk, holding the title of "King-Beyond-the-Wall", and a feared opponent of the Night's Watch, which he formerly served in as a black brother. As a ...
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How is one "Deemed Worthy", to acquire the Greatsword "Dawn"?

Ser Arthur Dayne was a knight of House Dayne who bore the title of "Sword of the Morning" as he possessed the ancestral sword of House Dayne, Dawn. He was also a member of the Kingsguard under ...
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What is the meaning of "Winter is Coming"? [duplicate]

I have just started "Game of Thrones" from season 1. Most of the characters in "Game of Thrones" are saying Winter is Coming, Winter is Coming. But I don't know the real meaning of that phrase. ...
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Did the return of dragons in the world trigger the Night King to start taking action?

It's been established in Game of Thrones that the return of dragons spurred a resurgence in magic throughout the world (Essos and Westeros etc.), but I've been a little bothered by why the Night King ...
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Why didn't Randyll Tarly avenge the theft of the family sword?

Disclaimer: I only watched the TV show, I did not read the books. In Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 (Blood of my Blood), we see Samwell Tarly leaves his father's home and, in the process, steals ...
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Why aren't there Wildfire weapons in Game of Thrones?

In Game of Thrones, Lannisters have the secret of a substance of incredible power: Wildfire. We have seen its destructive power in action and it's really devastating. Shouldn't we expect then to see ...
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How does there exist more than one face of the same person in Braavos, Game of Thrones? [duplicate]

In S05E10, Arya is about to be punished for killing the wrong person - Meryn Trant. As punishment, Jaqen H'ghar poisons himself and dies. When Arya is wailing over his dead body, the Waif beside her ...
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Why didn't they use the bear attack casualty in Game Of Thrones S07E06?

In Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 to venture beyond the wall and retrieve of their existence. During the expedition, the band is attacked by a bear. A redshirt dies. Why didn't they simply take ...
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Why does Peter Dinklage's name appear first in the opening credits?

One of the important characters in Game of Thrones is Tyrion Lannister acted by Peter Dinklage. He turned into a crucial role in the series. In the season 1 of the show, his name appears last after ...
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Why did Tywin enter the court on a Stallion?

This is about Game of Thrones S2 finale episode "Valar Morghulis". In the scene where Tywin Lannister is named as the the "Hand of the King" and the "Saviour of the city" by Joffrey Baratheon, Tywin ...
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Why does Varys support the Targaryens?

The Song of Ice and Fire Varys is different from the Game of Thrones Varys, still it seems out of character for either to support the Targaryen claim to the throne. We know very little about Varys' ...
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Which Targaryen woman foresaw the doom of Valyria?

In the beginning of "Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion" (animated series) while talking about the Targaryens, Viserys narrates: Twelve years before the Doom, despite the sneers of his ...
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What is the meaning of Theon's words?

In Game of Thrones S02 E03, "What is Dead May Never Die", the Lord of the Iron Islands and head of the House Greyjoy, Balon Greyjoy and his son Theon Greyjoy say the following words in the castle. ...
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Who are the narrators in Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms?

In the Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms there are several narrators for each episodes. And I think all of them are related to Game of Thrones series, ...
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Approximate Earth year for the tech development depicted in the Game of Thrones

From visual observations of the first few seasons of the Game of Thrones, what is an approximate Earth year depicted in the show in terms of its technological development? I am mostly interested in ...
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Are Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen related?

Daenerys is a true born Targaryen, but in the last season Jon Snow happened to be the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. So he becomes heir to the throne also. My question is how are these two ...
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