A series of epic fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. For questions about the TV series based on them, use the [tag:game-of-thrones] tag.

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Which female line was Olenna Tyrell talking about?

In ASOS Chapter 6, Olenna Tyrell says this to Sansa Stark: You Starks were kings once, the Arryns and the Lannisters as well, and even the Baratheons through the female line, but the Tyrells ...
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How does a baby who is turned into white walker grow into an adult White Walker?

Season 4 Episode 4, Oath Keeper Craster's last son is taken away by a white walker and the Night King takes the boy and puts a finger to his face. The baby's eyes turn the color of those of the ...
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What is the range of a Warg? (Distance of Warging)

In Season 3 episode 2 , Dark wings, Dark Words the Character Orell has his eyes rolled back and an Eagle is circling above and Mance says to Jon Snow that he is a "warg". This is the first time we are ...
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Real-World Language Analogues in the World of Ice and Fire

George RR Martin is, by his own admission, not a linguist, and as such he has not done a great deal of linguistic heavy lifting in his storyverse. I believe this shows through in the narrative's use ...
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Is Lyanna Mormont the Lady of Bear Island on the show? (in contrast with the books)

In the books Lyanna's mother Maege is Lady of House Mormont. Lyanna also has other siblings that go in line before her. She does seem to have some authority because she was the one to respond to ...
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Do marriages still apply across faiths in Westeros?

Reading this question about Jon's bastard status, it occurred to me that people in the south get married in a sept, whereas people in the north generally get married before a Weirwood tree. This ...
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Why is Jon's surname Snow if he was born outside the North?

In Westeros, usually, bastards' surnames depend on the land where they were born. For example, Robert Baratheon's bastards are Edric Storm and Mya Stone. So, why is Jon's surname Snow? There are a ...
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Are there still events in the books that are yet to happen on the show?

Considering the books until A Dance with Dragons and the show until season 6 are there any major events that the show didn't cover yet? Before seeing the finale I was thinking But those were taken ...
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Under which kingdom is the Iron Islands?

According to the Game of Thrones Wiki, there seem to be 7 kingdoms but 8 governors. It seems to me that this is the correspondence: Kingdom of the North -- The Lord Paramount of the North and Warden ...
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Does nature in Westeros show dramatic adaptations to the multi-year winters?

The series portrays a world where there are occasional winters lasting several years. This world seems to be inhabited by plants and animals very similar to those on Earth: We often see mention of ...
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Why didn't Jeor ever visit Bear Island?

We know from the fact that Benjen periodically visited Winterfell that the sons of high lords were allowed to visit their families. However, Jeor Mormont's home on Bear Island is (I think) a little ...
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How regular is the climate situation in SOIAF? [duplicate]

How stable is the period of the multi-annual seasons? I know this is deliberately kept vague by the author, but there has been much speculation that the climate has some magical elements, and also ...
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What do people in Westeros eat during Winter?

Speculation about how long exactly a 'Winter' lasts in Westeros, partially substantiated from comments found in the books, tend to imply that the actual coming of Winter is pretty much random — i.e., ...
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Why Daenerys isn't considered a witch by these people?

In Game of Thrones S06E04 Why would she be considered a Khaleesi and not a witch? Why did the Dothraki decide to follow her? It's seems like witches are a bad thing in Westeros, Essos and ...
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Did anyone else discover that Jaime pushed Bran from the Broken Tower?

It was only Jaime, Cersei and Bran that knew about what happened in the tower, and Bran could not remember the incident after the fall, leaving only Cersei and Jaime with the knowledge. However, ...
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Has Valyrian steel ever been used in armor?

Given that I'm only starting A Clash of Kings and haven't yet seen past season 5 of they show there is plenty I haven't encountered yet, although I am curious... According to the source in this ...
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Ressurrection - Granted by which power?

By what power, is resurrection granted? Known resurrections: Thoros of Myr has resurrected Beric Dondarrion, no less than 6 times, but only after he lost his faith, indicating friendship is the key ...
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If a white walker is killed, what happens to the wights it's controlling?

If a white walker leading a force of wights is somehow killed, what becomes of the undead soldiers following it at the time? Do they drop dead for good, or do they keep trying to carry out the last ...
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Can Bran warg into white walkers or wights? [closed]

As we have Bran warg into animals and humans. Can he warg into white walkers or wights?
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When did Jaime reveal to Tyrion the real reason he killed his King (Mad King)?

In the S06E09 of Game of Thrones, "Battle of the Bastards", Tyrion argues with Daenerys that burning cities to the ground is not a good choice in war. He reveals to her the real reason Jaime, the ...
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Did Tyrion use all the Wildfire?

A ways back now, during the War of the Five Kings, Stannis tried to take Kings Landing by invading through Blackwater Bay. This plan was foiled by Tyrion finding out about the caches of wildfire ...
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Why weren't there more assassination attempts?

In season 1, the small council of Westeros attempted to assassinate but it backfired. How come there weren't more assassination attempts? Too busy with civil war? They seemed to have time to ...
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Why didn't the North (or anyone really) declare for Daenerys?

In Season 6, some of the Westerosi lords appear to be making plans for declaring allegiance to Daenerys Targaryen. If this is something the nobles are willing to do, why haven't any done it ...
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Are there countries where Game of Thrones is banned?

Considering that Game of Thrones has such sensitive content: blood and gore sex homosexuality incest child abuse I assume that certain countries may not be okay with allowing such depictions, be ...
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Is Jaqen breaking the rules when he gives Arya the coin?

In Season 2 Episode 10 , Jaqen says to Arya "To be a dancing master is a special thing, but... to be a Faceless Man... that is something else entirely. A girl has many names on her lips. Joffrey. ...
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Can reborn Azor Ahai and the Prince that was promised be different persons?

Some people assert that the prophecies about reborn Azor Ahai and The Prince That Was Promised are talking about the same person, but Websites which state that it could be the same person, don't list ...
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In Game of Thrones, is there evidence of magic involved with the Faith of the Seven? [duplicate]

In Game of Thrones we see evidence that various religions are able to perform magic. The followers of the Red God are able to give birth to living shadows and bring people back from the dead. The ...
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If a Faceless Man killed someone who is then brought back to life, does it count?

I was wondering if there was any canon that would lead one to believe one way or the other. Since the Many-Faced demands a life and one was taken, has the Faceless Man fulfilled his task? Or, since ...
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Is there only one group of the Brotherhood Without Banners?

In the Season 3, they (the Brotherhood Without Banners) goals is to protect the smallfolk from any force preying on them, regardless of which King or Lord they support. In Season 6, they killed a ...
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What is the fight club theory?

Please can anyone explain what is the "fight club theory" in Game of Thrones? And does this theory relate to the books in any way?
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How many Faceless Men are there?

Considering that a Faceless Man is "no-one" and can change appearances at will, is there any mention of how large their order actually is? For all we know it could just be two people: The Kindly Man ...
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Is there any known bastard daughter in Westeros?

In the realm there are good number of bastard sons (most famous being Jon Snow and Ramsay) but I did not observe any bastard daughters. Is there any bastard daughter mentioned in the story till now?
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Did Cersei lay out Lancel by punching him in the armor?

In Episode 9, Season 2 of Game of Thrones (Blackwater) at 44:40, we see what appears to be Queen Cersei punching Ser Lancel Lannister in his armored shoulder. She had just ordered Lancel to bring ...
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Could the world of ASOIAF be on the inside of a sphere? [duplicate]

There's not a ton of evidence to support this, but the intro to the show seems to imply the world exists inside a sphere rather than on the outside of it: This seems like the sort of hint GRRM ...
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Which dragons survived the Dance of the Dragons?

During Dance of Dragons we know exactly which dragons died in combat or riots: The slain dragons included Vhagar, Caraxes, Syrax, Arrax, Tyraxes, Vermithor, Sunfyre, Vermax, Vermithor, Dreamfyre, ...
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Does Randyll Tarly hate the wildlings in the books?

In Game of Thrones S06 E06 Blood of My Blood, Randyll Tarly is extremely vocal in his hatred of wildlings. Do the books ever show or describe him as having such feelings towards them? I ask because I ...
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Is wildfire magical or chemical?

I came to think of it from interesting discussion at one of my answers regarding wildfire. My understanding was that Wildfire is not magical because nothing suggests that it was. Granted that Order ...
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What is the in-world origin of common names of Westeros?

The first names of Westerosi people are quite similar to the names in the real world. However this seems to be contradictory to the in-world history of the continent. The language of Andals called ...
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Is Ser Davos based on any historical figures?

Obviously, George R. Martin draws heavily from medieval history in writing GoT; Lancasters become Lannisters, along with many other elements of pre-Tudor power struggles...but is our lovable onion ...
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Why did King Aerys demand the death of Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark?

I understand that Lyanna Stark was abducted by Rhaegar leading to the arrest of Brandon Stark. I don't really understand how this relates to Jon Arryn's wards though.
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What are the advantages that come with knighthood in Westeros?

Often in the story we see characters be promised knighthood. This usually seems to be a big deal to those that receive it. For example after the battle of the Blackwater, Bronn clearly reminds people ...
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Did this Game of Thrones character cause the previous king to go mad?

Spoiler alert! If you haven't seen 6th season episodes, you might want to avoid reading any further. Is there anything from the books which help answer that question?
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Do Children of the Forest exist in Westeros in the time which is current for the series and the books?

Are there any Children of the Forest in Westeros in the time which is current for the series and the books?? I'm interested in both series and book answers
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Who died in A Song of Ice And Fire? [closed]

So recently, an image macro has been making the rounds, where J.K. Rowling mentions how hard it is to kill off so many characters, with G.R.R. Martin beneath that saying "You're adorable". Besides ...
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How long does it take to get from Moat Cailin to Mole Town on horseback?

Question says it all. How long does it take to get from Moat Cailin to Mole Town on horseback? Assumptions: No battles are going on, but the land is not peaceful. You need to not attract too much ...
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Is the origin of the Night's King in GoT season 6 consistent with the books?

PLEASE NOTE: This question is not a dupe, because it takes into account more information from the latest episode of Game of Thrones. GoT Season 6, Episode 5 ("The Door") revealed to us how the ...
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Who was the first married man to join the Night Watch while his wife was alive?

In G.Martin's books and series, who was the first married man about whom we know that he joined the Night Watch (by his own will, or being sentenced to do that) while his wife was alive?
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Is marriage of someone swearing to celibacy annulled in Westeros?

I am wondering about marriage laws of Westeros. To keep this question from being too broad, lets discuss only case of the prevalent religion of Westeros, the Faith of seven. We do know that a ...
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How did Daenerys avoid injury in Vaes Dothrak?

In s06E04 Daenerys Now I am aware she did this once before but G.R.R.M. went on record and said that: Now the only explanation I have is that TV show is different from books, but this seems a ...
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The number of soldiers each house can rally

Now that we might see some Vale action, I really wonder the number of soldiers each house can muster. There is a comprehensive semi-canon source for this question: http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/...