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German: "Halt das Tor!" whereas Tor is better translates to gate than to door. This actually works well for "Hodor". French: As pradyot commented "Qu'ils n'aillent pas au-dehors!" becomes "Pas au-dehors!" and then "Hodor". Russian: "затвори ход" ("close the passage") which transitions to "hodor" in quite a strange and unusual way. Word "ход" here closer to "...


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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 the camera. Arya ducked behind a wall (IIRC of an alley). Flames tend to flow (I can't speak to real life but this is how they are shown in GOT), and thus don't ...


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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 began roughly 480 years ago. “The first spine with printing dates from 1535, and it was then that books began to spin into the position we’re familiar with,” says ...


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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 wants to harm him physically. He is going to show that he has total control over all of Reek's life.


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TL;DR: There are a number of things that change him, but the defining moments are: Meeting Brienne Losing his hand Opening up to someone (Brienne) about why he killed the Mad King These completely and totally change his character and make him determined to redeem his honour (which he himself defines) in any way that he can. Long Answer: There are a few ...


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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 Drogon sweeps over chains of scorpions without any of them being aimed at him or fired in time even though he takes ages to do those sweeps and that he seems closer ...


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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 isn't depicted consistently, fire in the vicinity of the Night King does tend to snuff out, as seen in S06E05 "The Door" when the Children of the Forest create a ...


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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 just trying to survive. She doesn't feel like she is able to take on all of them at once anymore and now is just trying to make it out alive.


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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 chained library of Hereford Cathedral. In that library the books have only shelf marks and they are written on the fore-edge, so the fore-edge is the part of the ...


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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 devastated and leveled by Drogon. He indiscriminately incinerated (yes at Dany's orders) men, women and children - military and civilian alike; there is no reason ...


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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. Although the ice spear did penetrate Viserion's skin with relative ease, Drogon is a considerably larger and stronger dragon. We don't know much about the ice spear ...


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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 approval of the lords to carry it out. Littlefinger's behaviour does little to redeem him for his actions, and in some cases he outright admits the crimes ...


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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 partner to Daenerys these last few episodes. He lashed out in anger because he wanted Daenerys to see reason. To snap her out of the cloud of smoke to see the ...


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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 Guest Right. Arya had just killed all the Frey's, not just for killing her family, but explicitly killing her family after they had been offered Guest Right. ...


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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 he'd shot Jon, his men would have fired immediately without hesitation, killing him before rushing to try to save Jon. But Jon, their leader, is still alive, ...


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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 recall, his only momentous battlefield strategy. I don't think he was ever, nor ever claimed to be, a war or battlefield strategist. I think his main ...


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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 Snow before the attack Far more people in Westeros love you than love me. I don't have love here. I only have fear [...] Alright then," she says. "Let it be ...


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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 talking. She said it because as far as she and Targaryen loyalists are concerned, she is in fact the only rightful claimant to the throne and real Queen of ...


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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 opening line out of the way: Tyrion: I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel... Much later on in season 6 episode 8, "No One", he doesn't get much ...


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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 their chosen leader. It doesn't really matter if he orders the execution as Lord Commander or conqueror, the result is the same. The rules are as irrelevant at ...


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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 to her having to go to court and marry a prince. Eddard Stark: You will marry a high lord and rule this castle, and your sons shall be ...


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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? From Season 7 Episode 2: Sansa: You think it's really Tyrion? It could be someone trying to lure you into a trap. Jon: Read the last bit. "All dwarves ...


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Arya's action (or lack of) was to humanize her character. It's to show she still has a soft side. She hasn't reach Cersei's level of crazy yet. At this point in time, Arya had just wiped out the entire Frey Family, leaving only the women behind. Now, killing these harmless soldiers would have no point. They offered Arya food, and also told her their ...


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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 no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on ...


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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], via Wikimedia Commons Note that this is not a Game of Thrones invention. This is a real-life flower which is/was used in the exact same way in real-life as it ...


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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 Wall where they belong, where they like to wander around. He also says to Jon to come with him beyond the Wall as Tormund believes Jon has got the North in him. ...


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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 back and see Jon's true lineage. Bran seems to imply that this ability is unique to the Three-Eyed Raven - He'll come for me. He's tried before, many times, ...


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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 S08E04. She tweeted "Dracarys" and replied with "Burn the bish". Bish is slang for bitch and she is referring to Cersei Lannister by that word.


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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 undetected. We get to see for ourselves that she is capable of evading enemies who are mere feet away, which turns out to be extremely important later in the ...


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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 or back-stabber, but rather as the rightful heir and friend to the people. Killing the queen at a meeting to talk about an armistice does not lead to good faith ...


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