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What happened to the troops who were surrounding Winterfell?
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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 ...

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Why did Renly suggest anal sex to Margaery?
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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 ...

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Did Robb Stark find out Roose Bolton had released Jamie to king's landing?
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Very likely not. Robb sent his men after Jamie with the fastest horses and his order was to bring Jamie back after Catelyn freed him, and this objective didn't change. Roose Bolton releasing Jamie was ...

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What was the significance of Varys' appearance in Dorne?
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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 ...

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Why did Joffrey order to kill all of Robert's bastards?
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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 ...

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Why does Ramsay Snow engineer a sham escape?
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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 ...

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Rubbing dirt on hands scene in Gladiator
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When I was with Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso, they taught me how they do shamanic work. They tap on the soil, to connect with the earth, and they speak with ancestors. Earth is a connection with ...

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Why did Achilles cry over Hector's body?
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It's a movie so we can all only guess. The only clue we have, that after Achilles wept, he said: We'll meet soon my brother. My explanation is this: Achilles was thirsty for revenge and he already ...

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In the Matrix when Neo first visits the Oracle, why does she tell him that he is not the One?
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That's a great question actually, and the answer applies to real life as well! He wasn't the one by that time, because he didn't choose to, he didn't accept it yet. The further conversation reveals ...

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Why didn't Daenerys use the opportunity to attack this character?
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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 ...

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What are Cersei's intentions throughout this interaction?
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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 ...

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Loophole in the Night's Watch oath?
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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 ...

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Why not use Red Woman to take down King's Landing?
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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 son. Melissandre: I cannot. Stannis: Why? ...

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Who is blowing the horn to alert the Night's Watch?
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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, ...

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What was Robb Stark's true motivation in his rebellion against the crown?
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Robb Stark's "true" motivation is exactly what he is saying in the movie. Starks are very simple, temper driven, quite exactly as Littlefinger said: "Ah, the Starks! Quick tempers, ...

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Are there headless wights?
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In Season 7 Episode 7, in the demonstration of wight to Cersei, they split the wight in three parts, all of them moving. So, there you have a headless wight. Not sure if they are marching in the army,...

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What happened to the dogs when Brienne came?
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Last time seen in the show they stood there with the two dog handlers watching the fight: Then, one of the dog handlers came to help. He attacked Podrick (after Podrick killed one of the Boltons). ...

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Is a graphical representation of Season 7's timeline available?
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Yes, there is: https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Timeline#Season_7_-_304_AC There is everything that can be derived from the TV show. The TV show does give only few clues regarding the timing of ...

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Is this montage in Game of Thrones (S07E03) imaginary?
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The TV show is a fine piece of art. The battle sequences are shown during Tyrion's speech to colorfully illustrate it. It's rather original way and it's one of many things which makes the show so ...

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What is the story behind "valar morghulis" and its answer "valar dohaeris"?
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In many languages and countries, greetings (as well as other sayings) involve some reference to the divine (see e.g. here and here). One of the function of this is for people to remember something ...

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Why did Arya not kill the Lannister soldiers she encountered in the Riverlands?
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Eight soldiers? Are you crazy? :-) Aye, Arya is a badass, but lets be realistic. She wouldn't stand a chance to fight eight armored Lannister soldiers*. You can see on her she's a bit wary to accept ...

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Why does the doctor help Ray Breslin at last?
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It was the oath that made all the difference: By referring to page 88 of his book, he proved to the doctor that he's Ray Breslin, who himself is the designer of the security, suggesting that there ...

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Why did Syrio Forel choose his wooden sword over a metal one?
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He has just a wooden sword because it is his sparring sword. It is a question whether he could have picked up the sword of the first man he knocked out. Maybe he had enough time, maybe he didn't. ...

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Why is Jaqen H'ghar helping Arya Stark?
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There's no Jaqen H'ghar :-) The man is not helping her. The girl came to learn from him. He trains her and wants her to serve.

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The Iron Bank of Braavos and Dragonstone!
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There is nothing to be paid. Stannis has no debt, no loan from the Iron Bank. In season 4 episode 6, Stannis and ser Davos visit Iron Bank. Their request for loan is declined by the Iron Bank: You ...

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