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Why didn't the dragons burn him?

In Season 6, Episode 2... If the dragons are frustrated living in a dungeon for so long, and they see a stranger, why didn't they attack? If somebody familiar went down to free them, it would be ...
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Game of Thrones Giants: Where are their cities?

HBO series watcher here, never read the books. After consulting the Google Gods, I can't seem to get any clarity on the status of the Giants on Game of Thrones. Where do they come from? Is there a ...
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Red Priests/Priestesses and their tokens [on hold]

In S06E01 of the series we get to discover that Is it plausible that all Red Priests/Priestesses have a token of their own from which they can channel their powers? If so, what are the possible ...
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The Dothraki cut their braids after defeat in battle, but when would a Dothraki be spared after being defeated?

Quoting A Wiki of Ice and Fire: The Dothraki’s proof of valor is their braided topknots. Whenever they lose a battle they must cut their braids as a sign of defeat. However, in the television ...
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Why are the nobles so powerless against the Faith Militant?

It doesn't seem to make sense at all. The Faith Militant are clearly far weaker than any of the Great Houses let alone the Tyrells and the Lannisters. They've only just gained a militia, have ...
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Tourney Rules in World of Ice and Fire: Status of Non-Knight participants in Tourneys

Please see this question to build context. This question is to comply with community suggestions and to split up a large question into different part. Following up on what's already stated on the ...
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Tourney Rules in World of Ice and Fire: Choosing Queen of Love and beauty

This has been irking me for a while now. There is a brief over-view of tourney rules gathered from A song of ice and fire, The Princess and the Queen, The Dunk & Egg series. I know there are ...
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Why is Dany unable to control her dragon?

History goes that Aegon and his dragon conquered the seven kingdoms. Which seems that Aegon had good command over his dragon. Jorah said something about the dragon to Dany that dragons can not be ...
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What brings Drogon to Dany? [duplicate]

Season 5 Spoiler alert!!!
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Did Tywin Lanister know Arya is not a commoner?

While Arya lives in the same place as Tywin Lanister he once corrects her about which people say "my lord", "m'lord" and/or "milord". As part of the discussion in this question, there seems to be a ...
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Do all the red priests/priestess have common origin?

There's obviously something magical about them. Is there any mention about their origin in the books or the tv show? or were they trained somewhere to acquire all the magic?
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Where Do Whores Go?

In A Song Of Ice And Fire, Tyrion Lannister wanders Valyria in search of his lost love, Tysha. Heavy spoiler from A Storm of Swords part 2, you have been warned. Therefore Tyrion asks most people ...
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Does the North know that Ramsay did not marry Arya?

Roose Bolton arranged the marriage between his son Ramsay and the daughter of the former Lord Paramount of the North, Eddard Stark. But the Arya his son married is an imposter. Does he and the rest of ...
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Why did only Stannis come to defend against the attack on Castle Black?

Why did only Stannis come to defend against the Castle Black attack? Didn't Aemon Targaryen tell Sam to make sure that all the crows are fed and to send the word to all the kingdoms?
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Is there anything to the idea of an “Uncle Ben” trope?

There seems to be a trend of Uncle Ben's who inspire a protagonist and then die, inspiring them some more. Spider-man's uncle Ben Luke Skywalker's "uncle Ben" Jon Snow's Uncle Benjen Are there ...
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What do we know about Bran the Builder?

We all know of the mythical and mystical character of Bran the Builder; we know he had magical power, he built the Wall, also Storm's End. But not much is known about how he got the power in the first ...
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What are the words of House Blackfyre?

It is of my opinion that House Blackfyre is going to be making a comeback in the person of Now, all the major houses have their words. Starks are "Winter is coming", Martell's words are "Unbowed, ...
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Why didn't people see each other for such a long time?

Eddard Stark hadn't seen Robert Baratheon for nine years when Robert came to Winterfell. Catelyn hadn't seen her sister for five years when she met her at the Eyrie. I'm sure there are many other ...
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Use of “shadows” are servants of light/good

I found it very profound when Melisandre said, There are no shadows in the dark. Shadows are the servants of the light, the children of fire. The brightest flame casts the darkest shadows. - ...
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Is there a map of Daenerys's palace?

I am writing some fanfic in the form of an After Action report based on my Aegon VI CK2 AGOT mod playthrough. In my version of events, I (Aegon) learned (after defeating the Lannister and Baratheon ...
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Which characters' dead/alive status is different between the ends of Game of Thrones season 5 and A Dance With Dragons?

No particular reason for asking, and please don't post any comments about spoiler-y things GRRM or anyone else may or may not have mentioned in interviews about upcoming twists in upcoming books or ...
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How does the chain used at the Battle of the Blackwater work?

At the Battle of the Blackwater a massive chain had been raised between two winch towers at the mouth of the river. It was mentioned in Chapter 15 of A Clash of Kings that a thousand links were ...
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Is there any evidence that kinslayers or guest-right-breakers are actually accursed?

In the Song of Fire and Ice books, there are many references to the idea that nothing offends the gods more than killing a relative ("kin-slaying") or killing a guest of yours who has eaten bread and ...
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Who is the current liegelord of the riverlands?

Premises: Petyr Baelish is currently the Lord Paramount of the Trident It is the wish of the King's Grace that his loyal councillor Petyr Baelish be rewarded for faithful service to crown and ...
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Were magical creatures and magic north of The Wall affected when dragons returned?

In the show it is evident that With the rebirth of dragons, magic (or at least eastern magic) seems to be slowly making its way back into the world Warging is also considered as a magic and ...
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Was Harrenhall sworn directly to the crown or to the Tully's followed by the crown?

It was stated in the first or second book that, in the event that a vassal dies without an heir of his house, the liege should decide how to solve the problem to avoid squabbling lords and unnecessary ...
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Why do the tribesmen of the Vale hang around Tyrion for so long?

Tyrion and Bronn run into the tribesmen of the Vale as they are descending after Tyrion is released by Lysa Arryn. In typical Lannister fashion, Tyrion tries to buy his freedom with gold, which ...
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How are new members of the Kingsguard decided?

As far as I'm aware it is the King or Queen (or the Regent on behalf of the King/Queen) who decides the people assigned to the Kingsguard, who are supposed to be a selection of the greatest swordsmen ...
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Is Starkblast a Song of Ice And Fire Reference?

In Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole, there is a storm called the starkblast, which is a very cold wintery storm that comes on very suddenly. In a George RR Martin's Song of ...
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Why do Hoster and Edmure Tully not rally their forces?

Raiders swoop in from the Westerlands, emboldened by Tywin's promises of sweet, sweet loot. Robb Stark calls his banners. What do the noble lords of Riverrun do? Disband their forces along the entire ...
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In A Clash of Kings, why does Cersei initially oppose marrying Joffrey to Margaery?

In A Clash of Kings, when the Small Council hears of the assassination of Renly Baratheon, Tyrion realizes that the Lannisters can no longer depend on the Baratheon brothers decimating each other in ...
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Does Ramsay know his mom?

S03E10 My mother taught me not to throw stones at cripples... but my father taught me: aim for their head! S05E05 Roose Bolton: You've never asked me about your mother. Ramsay ...
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What titles does Littlefinger currently hold?

Just to keep it simple these are the titles I remembering him having as of the close of A Dance with Dragons. Lord of Harrenhal (given to him by Joffrey after the Battle of Blackwater for ...
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Is Sansa or Rickon the heir of Winterfell?

Ned Stark has five legitimate children (in order of age) Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Rickon. Up through the events of A Dance With Dragons we end up with the following: Robb - dead Sansa - Alive, ...
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Was Daeron Targaryen married?

In the chapter The Kingbreaker of A Dance with Dragons Barristan Selmy thinks: All three of the sons of the fifth Aegon had wed for love, in defiance of their father’s wishes. While I can find ...
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Is there any evidence of half (or quarter etc) giants in Game of Thrones/ASoIaF?

There are several people (seems like mostly in Westeros...) who are very tall, like 7 or 8 feet tall or more. The Cleganes, Hodor, Greatjon Umber etc are described as extremely massive men. Is there ...
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What seal does Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) use for his letters?

Petyr Baelish a.k.a Littlefinger comes from House Baelish whose sigil is "a grey stone head with fiery eyes, on a light green field". We also see he has crafted a mockingbirg to use as a personal ...
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What is the name of the planet that Westeros in on? [duplicate]

Title for this on pretty much explains it all... I know Westeros is merely a single continent. Having searched the multiple wikis for the series I have not found if the planet itself has a name. ...
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How long did the War of Five Kings last?

The Five Kings are: Robb Stark - The King of the North Stannis Baratheon - Robert's younger brother and legitimate heir Renly Baratheon - The youngest Baratheon who decided to proclaim himself king ...
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When were the seasons first extended in A Song of Ice and Fire?

I had originally thought that the seasons were extended due to The Doom, which was 400 - 500 years ago. However, with The Long Night lasting a generation and being 8000 years ago, and the source of ...
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Had anyone known married for love?

Do we have knowledge of someone relatively important (not necessarily a faction heir but neither a peasant) that married only for love? With this I mean that they know each other, a proposal and ...
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How many Targaryen cadet dynasties still remain in Westeros?

Okay, so, I know of several Targaryen cadet dynasties (Blackfyre, Bloodraven, Bittersteel), but are there any other High Valyrian cadet families in Westeros that survived the purging of the ...
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Why were lords in Westeros not more wary of the Targaryen dragons pre-conquest?

Why were the lords of Westeros and Essos not more wary of the Targaryens? Dragons had acquired a... reputation for burning and destroying entire armies and cities. Surely the lords of Westeros, ...
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Why was there no concerted effort on the part of the Free Cities to unite after the Doom?

When the Roman Empire fell, the Emperors did the best they could to hold the fragments together, somewhat. It seems that when Valyria fell, Volantis went on the war path to absorb as much territory as ...
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How old is Bloodraven aka Brynden Rivers when he meets Bran?

It is basically a fact that what Bran meets behind the wall is basically Brynden Rivers (aka Bloodraven) on some sort of life support machine that is a tree. How old was he when this occured ?
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A song of fire and Ice: Name of a bastards child? [duplicate]

If a bastard has a child from marriage. What would be the child's surname? If it was their fathers it would be confusing and probably most 'natural names' would be held by legitimately born children.
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In ASOIAF, what evidence is there that Sansa will cast down Cersei?

In ASOIAF, a young Cersei goes to visit Maggy The Frog to have her fortune told. What indications or evidence, if any, are provided in the books so far that this will be Sansa, the source of her ...
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What is the in-universe title of Yandel's ‘A World of Ice and Fire’?

The title has it all. The book written by Elio Garcia Jr & Linda Antonsson was released in 2014 under the title A World of Ice and Fire! The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones. ...
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What were Bran and Rickon Stark supposed to do when they grew up?

Assuming neither of them ended up becoming the eldest living son (that is, had Robb Stark survived to adulthood), what was expected of the younger Stark sons, Bran and Rickon? As I understand it, ...
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How old is Mace?

How old is Mace Tyrell? Mace Tyrell, also known as the Fat Flower of Highgarden, is a prominent minor character in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the Game of Thrones TV series, but how old is ...