It's low quality but you can actually see it in the clip before the White Walker comes in that, that particular Child of the Forest uses a spear to one shot a few wights. This only works because these are dragonglass spears, the same that Meera throws at that White Walker killing it afterwards because she hits it in an unarmoured spot.
The reason it doesn't ...
Winterfell was surrounded by Bolton men, lead by Ramsay. Robb didn't send his troops because he was winning against Tywin and he didn't want to lose his position. So he had Roose Bolton send a raven to his bastard son Ramsay to root Theon out of Winterfell.
Ramsay, currently being the acting commander at the Dreadfort, took his men and surrounded Winterfell. ...
May contain cynicism…
I'm not sure what could give you the idea that it would be a long-standing tradition to melt down everybody's jewellery to present a crown [at any temperature] to any passing claimant who's been promised one in exchange for his sister & keeps on nagging about it like a 12-year-old promised a weekend at DisneyLand.
I think it's ...
Yeah, Margaery surely suggesting anal sex here but there is one issue with your assumption that a homosexual man will never have sex with a woman. It can happen for various reasons:
Internal homophobia: Where a homosexual person will face internal hate/discomforts for their sexuality and force themself into having sex with opposite partners sometimes.
They weren't, I'm not sure where do you take that they were surprised by the attack from the south.
Before the battle begins we see them reinforcing the southern door and they are also aware that the force attacking from the south is much smaller (Sam mentions to Pip before the battle that the attacking force from the south is much smaller so they are lucky ...
I don't think she's referring to anal sex. It is a trick to manipulate Joffrey.
She already knows Joffrey is a monster, who prefers torturing animals and women over normal sex life. What Margaery said - "something very painful which couldn't result in children" - was intentionaly a general term for perversions which involved what Joffrey was doing. ...
It's a surprise attack because Ramsay had no clue that the army of the Vale was going to join the battle. Hell, even Sansa was not sure that they'd respond to her request till they actually arrived. Think of an actual medieval battlefield, where there are no advanced technology to know if more enemies are approaching. The battle has already started and ...
No, this was not a traditional punishment.
While it is never stated on the show that pouring molten gold on someone's head was not something the Dothraki had ever done before, there are two facts that strongly weigh against it being a traditional punishment. The first is that it was never described as such in the book. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books are ...
Yes, revenge was the catalyst, but there was also another factor: Northern nationalism.
Robb's march south was unquestionably driven by the desire to avenge his father and overthrow the monarch who executed him; however, revenge alone is not what drove his separatist rebellion. After all, his father also rebelled against the king, but with the goal of ...
Yes, exactly - he felt his claim is insecure so he wanted to get rid of other potential claimants. So after he talked to Cersei about her and Jaime, he ordered gold cloaks to kill the bastards.
Tyrion Lannister summarizes it well when talking to Janos Slynt in 2x02:
Tyrion: You've heard the awful rumors about my brother and sister?
Slynt: I don't listen to ...
I found the "timeline explanation" to be a bit clumsy and thought it was a production mistake, so I dug a bit and found an interview* with Conleth Hill, the Varys actor, where he answered this very question!:
I still wanna know how he got from lady Olenna and all the people in
Dorne to Daenerys on the boat so fast.
Conleth Hill answered:
I don't ...
For multiple reasons:
It is a control/training method. Ramsay desires more than to have Theon controlled by chains and iron bars. He is a control freak. He wants to control his mind, even if Theon isn't in chains. Some conversations show how it worked:
Yara: It's all right. It's me, Yara.
Theon: You can't trick me. Tell him. Tell him you couldn't ...
In the HBO cannon the Valyrian steel swords ended up not mattering so it is not canonically addressed. We can only presume that Heartsbane suffered a similar fate to Widows Wail, buried under some rubble and forgotten. Who finds them after is unknown. Could be a random peasant.
There is a certain broad respect for the "white flag" (parley), which allows feuding parties to have a negotiation during the war.
Even as vile characters as Cersei or Ramsay did respect this. Ramsay could have killed Sansa and Jon Snow when they met for negotiation, but even he didn't do it.
If this wasn't respected, there would be no possibility ...
She says it herself at the end of the S07E07, in the conversation with Jaime:
The monsters are real. The white walkers, the dragons, the Dothraki
screamers... all the frightening stories we heard when we were young,
they're all real.
So be it.
Let the monsters kill each other. And while they battle in the North,
we take back the lands that belong to us.
Good question! :-)
I know it's a good question. I'm looking for an answer.
-- John Snow, 7x03
This is exactly a subject of a dispute between John Snow and Dolorous Edd in 6x04 (broadcasted on May 15 2016, two weeks after you asked):
Edd: How can you leave us now?
John: I did everything I could. You know that.
Edd: You swore a vow.
John: Aye, I pledged my ...
The answer is in 3x03, in the conversation between Stannis and Melissandre:
Stannis: I want Joffrey dead. I want Robb Stark dead. Make me another
Melissandre: I cannot.
Melissandre: You don't have the strength. It would kill you.
Stannis: I'm not so easily killed. Men have been trying for years. I
Melissandre: Your fires burn ...
Simple answer: fellow crows (truly brothers :)).
Or are you asking about the particular situation in S02E10, where Samwell, Grenn and Ed hear the three horn blows at the Fist of the first men?
If yes, watch beginning of S03E01 for the answer :-). Samwell thinks it's Jon Snow and Qhorin Halfhand, but their rangers' group has been killed/captured. It's the ...