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How was "Hodor" adapted in other languages?

Brazilian Portuguese "Segure a porta" ("Hold the door") → "a por-" → "Hodor" Czech "Drž vrata! Honem!" ("Hold the gate! Quick!"), where the evolution to Hodor is quite a stretch… Danish "Hold døren!"...
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How come Arya Stark wasn't hurt by this in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5?

we see Arya stand from the ashes un-burnt even though she was clearly covered in fire You don't see Arya clearly covered in fire. You see Arya obscured by fire, i.e. there is fire between Arya and ...
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Why are the books in the Game of Thrones citadel library shelved spine inwards?

Having books with the spine facing out is a relatively recent innovation. For the record, when you tuck a book away with the title-bearing spine pointing out, you’re carrying on a tradition that ...
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Why does Ramsay Snow engineer a sham escape?

What could be more torturous than thinking you are so close to freedom and safety to only realize suddenly that you are completely trapped again? Ramsey wants to break him mentally as much as he ...
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Why wasn't the Night King naked in S08E03?

Daenerys appears to be protected though an immunity (or at least, a high resistance) to fire, whereas the Night King appears to be protected through the sheer cold that radiates from him. While it ...
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Was the dragon prowess intentionally downplayed in S08E04?

It's a major plot hole is what it is. People can come up with all the excuses they want, what happened is S08E05 can in no logical way make sense after what happened in S08E04. The scenes where ...
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Why is Arya visibly scared in the library in Game of Thrones S8E3?

In the Inside the Episode David and Dan (showrunners) say the reason she is more scared here is because she is in a weakened state after getting hit on the head outside. They say at that point she is ...
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Why does Bran want to find Drogon?

Drogon is capable of single-handedly wiping out an entire city in a reasonably short period of time. One of the strongest armed cities in Westeros (with weapons designed specifically for him) was ...
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Why are the books in the Game of Thrones citadel library shelved spine inwards?

Originally the shelf marks and titling of a book was written on its fore-edge, the paper part of the book, not on the back (the spine) the way they are today. The GOT library is modelled after the ...
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Why did the Night King attack the furthest target first?

You've pointed at a good flaw. Drogon would have been an equally valid target. But there are some options here as to why the NK chose Viserion over Drogon. 1. Drogon is considerably larger. ...
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How could the Starks convince the other Lords that this character was guilty?

This is not a democratic court; it is a royal judgment. As Jon's nominated proxy, Sansa carries all the powers of a "King [queen] in the North". It is her sentence, and she does not need to seek the ...
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Why did Arya not kill the Lannister soldiers she encountered in the Riverlands?

The scene does do a wonderful job of showing us that Lannisters (or those serving them) are not all bad people. However, I think the true reason Arya does not kill them is because they extended her ...
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Why did Jon Snow do this immoral act if he is so honorable?

Jon did not commit to murdering Daenerys when he came to the Throne room. The first thing he did was lash out at her about killing innocent civilians and prisoners of war. He had been a passive ...
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Why did Ramsay strike him?

We can see the answer in what happens immediately after. It's textbook Ramsay manipulation, and it nearly worked. Ramsay was surrounded by loyalists to Jon's faction who immediately aimed at him. If ...
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Why were the bells ignored in S8E5?

She has become mad pragmatic While some will argue she has become as mad as her father, I will argue she has all her mind. One important element to understand this is the dialogue she had with Jon ...
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Was Tyrion always a poor strategist?

Does loading 8,000 jars of wildfire into one ship and sailing it into the middle of Stannis's fleet count? Or the chain across Blackwater Bay? Both, IIRC, were Tyrion's ideas and, as far as I can ...
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Why did Daenerys say this in "The Queen's Justice"?

You are taking it too literally. This is Dany's POV, not a legal POV. Nor is there a Supreme court of Westeros to issue a ruling on this matter. This is completely subjective to the person who is ...
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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?

That's essentially why Jon is there. When Jon received Tyrion's letter inviting him to Dragonstone, Davos Seaworth pointed out to Jon that fire kills the Others and asked him what breathes fire? ...
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Is there a full canon version of Tyrion's jackass/honeycomb joke?

As far as I know Tyrion only tries to tell the joke thrice and each time is interrupted almost as soon as he begins. In season 1 episode 6, "A Golden Crown", at his trial he barely gets the ...
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How could Jon Snow do what he did in "Oathbreaker"?

For everyone but Jon... ...it doesn't really matter what the rules would strictly say about Jon's status: Castle Black has just been, essentially, invaded by an army of wildlings and a giant. He's ...
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Is this character hallucinating in "Stormborn" (S07E02)?

No, she did not hallucinate the interaction. "That's not you" is a reference to Season 1 of Game of Thrones, in which Arya tells her father, Ned Stark, "That's not me" in response ...
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Why did Arya not kill the Lannister soldiers she encountered in the Riverlands?

Arya's action (or lack of) was to humanize her character. It's to show she still has a soft side. She hasn't reached Cersei's level of crazy yet. At this point in time, Arya had just wiped out the ...
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Significance of milk of the poppy in Game of Thrones?

Milk of the Poppy is pretty much exactly what it says: it is a white liquid which is extracted from poppy flowers by cutting into the un-ripe pods before they blossom:Source: KGM007 [Public domain], ...
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How come Sam didn't become Lord of Horn Hill?

Sam is a brother of the Night's Watch and has given up his right of succession as part of his oath. Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold ...
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Where is Jon going?

In S08E04 The Last of the Starks, when Jon is saying goodbye to Tormund, he tells Tormund that the freefolk are welcome to stay in Winterfell but Tormund tells him he will take his people beyond the ...
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Why didn't Daenerys use the opportunity to attack this character?

Daenerys is trying, really hard, to not be a bloody dictator and leave a trail of bodies behind her like her ancestors did. While she wants the throne back, she doesn't want to be seen as a traitor ...
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Is Bran literally the world's memory?

What Bran is referring to is his ability to use greensight to see the past, something he has been able to do at will since inheriting the role of Three-Eyed Raven. For example, he was able to look ...
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Why did Missandei say this?

We all know Dracarys is the word to release Dragon fire. Missandei is telling Daenerys to burn Cersei Lannister. Nathalie Emmanuel who played Missandei tweeted after the release and response of ...
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Why is Arya visibly scared in the library in Game of Thrones S8E3?

As an out-of-universe reason, this is a great opportunity for the showrunners to remind us how sneaky Arya can be. She is indeed a formidable fighter, but she is also very good at remaining hidden and ...
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Why did Jon Snow admit his fault in S08E06?

Jon Snow is a man of honor. It's part of his core personality. His own personal care is less important for him than being honorable and doing the right thing for the people. Running away after ...
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