Ongoing TV show (5 seasons so far) based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Use this tag for questions relating to the TV series, and [tag:a-song-of-ice-and-fire] for questions relating to the books.

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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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Stannis's army beyond the Wall [duplicate]

How did Stannis Baratheon get his huge mounted army north of the Wall? This logistical feat is not explained. Assuming an army of 25,000, it would be hugely time-consuming to go through the Wall's ...
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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 ...
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What exists beyond Westeros, North of the Wall and the Free Cities?

I went throught the five books and the TV series and just out of curiosity I wanted to ask if there has been mention by G. R. R. Martin about the existence of life beyond the map of Westeros, north of ...
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In Game of Thrones, how difficult would it be to invade the Vale of Arryn through The Bite?

My idea of the Vale, and the reason why it's considered impregnable without dragons (or maybe boats), is because of the bottleneck in the Bloody Gate; however, looking at a map of the area, it seems ...
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When exactly did Renly discover Joffrey is illegitimate?

In books? In series? I thought in either, it was because of Stannis' letters that he first came to know it (or if he didn't believe it: he was first came to be informed about about such possibility), ...
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What happens if Tommen dies? [duplicate]

So in season 5/the next book Assuming for some reason who Let's not get into speculative stuff like the kingdoms rebel or secede or Daenerys invades. Let's assume some ideal situation like ...
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What is Renly's basis for removing Joffrey?

Related question: What was the basis for Lord Renly's claim to the throne? I get that he considers himself a better king than Stannis, but why isn't he loyal to Joffrey who is supposedly the ...
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Since Joffrey was a minor, why the urgency?

In the first book/season of ASoIaF/GoT, Robert wanted to say in his will that Ned would rule temporarily until Joffrey comes of age. I haven't read the books so I'm going to assume it's not so ...
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Do lands other than Westeros suffer from long Winters and live under the threat of Others?

The whole multi-continent aspect of A Song of Ice and Fire seems to be getting out of hand. Do the other continents suffer those long winters? Can the Others harm the other continents? In The Lord ...
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Is there any mention of mathematicians in Westeros?

I'm thinking people in Westeros and Essos know or ought to know math such as basic geometry and probability and maybe some basics of finance, economics, physics, engineering, technology, medicine or ...
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Who was the first person to bear the name “Lannister”?

I know Loreon I Lannister was the very first Lannister to rule as King of the rock but of course it doesn't mean he was the very first person to ever bear the name Lannister I'm trying to find out ...
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Have any Ladies had illegitimate children?

Avoiding incest like Targaryens and more... I wonder if there are any illegitimate sons or daughters of a Lady. Suppose, for example that when Eddard Stark returned from war, he found Lady Catlyn ...
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Why was the necklace plot necessary? [duplicate]

Why was it necessary for Lady Olena, Peter Baelesh and Ser Dontos to conspire together to give Sansa a necklace containing poison? Given that Lady Olena was essentially just pouring poison in to ...
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How many people actually died during The War of the Five Kings?

If I understand correctly, before the events of the first season (or book) the population of the Seven Kingdoms was about half a million or so? But how bloody was the Clash of The kings, and how ...
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How many soldiers does Roose Bolton have in Winterfell

In Season 5 Episode 10 (Mother's Mercy) of Game of Thrones, we see the Boltons attack Stannis' army. It seems that the Bolton's army is FAR larger than Stannis'. Is this true? Do we know how many ...
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How many Gods are in Game of Thrones?

There seem to be six or seven different religions with even more Gods?
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Which major magic-related Game of Thrones book characters have been missing from the HBO series from S3-S5?

Which major characters with dialogue, inner or outer, who are important to the magical aspects of the story are missing from the HBO series so far?
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When Jon Snow stuck his sword through a head and out the mouth in S4E5, was that physically possible?

This is the scene I'm referring to: Given the limits of human strength, and materials on Earth used to build a sword, and the hardness of a human skull, would this be ...
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Where does Bronn come from?

Simple question: where was the mercenary Bronn born and raised? In the TV series Game of Thrones, he speaks with a northern English accent, suggesting he comes from the North. But is there any more ...
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What was the Night's Watch protecting before the White Walkers?

So we know from this excellent answer that the Night's King was the 13th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, and that he fell in love with an Other/White Walker female, and somehow (yet to be told) ...
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What methods to reproduce/copy books are available in the world of Game of Thrones / ASOIAF?

I am wondering what methods to reproduce or copy books are available on the work of Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire). I been trying to do some research (Google, Game of Thrones wikis, this ...
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Why did Stannis join the rebellion?

We know that before the story of ASOIAF begins, Robert's Rebellion has toppled the Targaryen Dynasty and crowned Robert of House Baratheon to sit on the Iron Throne. Stannis is described (more so in ...
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In the novel, did Mirri Maz Duur intentionally harm Khal Drogo and his unborn son? [duplicate]

SPOILER ALERT!!! DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU HAVE NOT READ 'A GAME OF THRONES', THE FIRST NOVEL IN 'A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE', OR WATCHED THE ENTIRE FIRST SEASON OF THE TELEVISION SHOW "GAME OF THRONES". My ...
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What knowledge do the people of Westeros have about Daenerys and her dragons?

Does anyone in Westeros know that Daenerys is the mother to three dragons in Mereen aside from the small council? Such as Bran, Tommen, Doran, Ramsay etc? Also are there still many loyal to the ...
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What did Waymar Royce do to be sent to the Night's Watch?

Waymar Royce was the head of the party of three to investigate the rumors of White Walkers. Why did he join the Night's Watch?
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How have the Faceless Men survived?

From what I understand, murder is illegal in the civilized parts of Westeros and Essos. If it weren't, I would expect more people to die on the streets than they seem to. The Faceless Men are hired ...
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Are those White Walkers that attack Bran Stark and Co. on their quest to find the old tree God?

When Bran Stark along with Hodor and others go towards the old Gods tree, they are attacked by skeletons. They are rescued by the girl with fire bombs. Are those skeletons White Walkers? When the ...
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Do fighters in the Game Of Thrones books not wear helmets?

I just watched Game of Thrones HBO Season 4, and after the trial by combat (where one duelist wears a helmet, and the outcome might've been different if they both had), I noticed that later combats ...
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What happened to Jon Snow? The Evidence [closed]

Spoilers for A Dance with Dragons part 2 / Game of Thrones season 5 ! The last time we saw Jon Snow, either in the books or the TV series, Now the internet is awash with speculation on whether ...
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How didn't Kraznys predict Daenerys turning hostile towards him before making the deal of Unsullied warriors? [duplicate]

The part in GoT where Daenerys strikes the deal with Kraznys to exchange one dragon for 8000 unsullied warriors, it was an easily predictable risk that Kraznys was sacrificing his own protection. ...
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Does Maester Marwyn exist at all on GoT planetos?

So, a lot of people make a big deal of Maester Marwyn and his glass candle. And connections everywhere. And magical abilities. And conspicuously weird behavior. He's apparently behind everything from ...
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How are the throat slitting scenes created in Game of Thrones? [closed]

I am currently watching Game of Thrones S3, where a character’s throat is slit. In scenes such as this, how is the fake wound and blood spray created? Also, how do actors provide perfect expressions ...
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Importance of sealing scenes of Tywin Lannister

While watching Game of Thrones, I noticed that after Tywin Lannister is made the hand of the king, many of his scenes are shown in his work place. In everyone of these scenes, he is writing a ...
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Do/did famous actors that are part of Game of Thrones actually go nude?

I have recently started watching Game of Thrones and I noticed that it has many well known actors like Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Sean Bean, Natalie Dormer and so on. By famous I mean, actors ...
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What's the Valyrian word for “password”?

I suppose there is a Valyrian word for “password”. Is it known/documented somewhere?
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Khal Drogo's awareness of his injuries

I have just started watching GoT. I came across the end of Season 1 where Khal Drogo defends Khaleesi and get himself slashed by the sickle across his chest. Now as per common knowledge, Khal Drogo ...
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WhiteWalkers in Relation to the “reborn” [duplicate]

Is there a big difference between the White Walkers and the ones that were reborn by them? Because I think that they're a kind of White Walkers now, too... They're not like an army which is just ...
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Are the Ironborn garrisoned at Moat Cailin, aware of Ramsays betrayal at Winterfell?

From my understanding; The whole camp is frustrated, worn out & would rather surrender than put up a fight against Ramsay coming from the North. Does the garrison at Moat Cailin know Ramsay ...
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Isn't Sansa already married?

She was in exile after murder of Joffrey but then married to Tyrion. After Petyr took her and gave her in marriage to Ramsay, how can this happen?
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Does the reaction given by Petyr Baelish exist in books ?

In Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 4, When Petyr Baelish and Sansa discuss about Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen in the Crypts of Winterfell, It would be interesting to know if the same ...
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Why did the Sons of the Harpy attack?

The Sons of the Harpy wanted to open fighting pits and wanted to continue with slave trade in Slavery Bay. So why did they attack even if Daenerys has already opened the fighting pits? Why did they ...
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What is the nature of Jaime and Brienne's relationship?

One of the relationship dynamics in the show that I like the most is between Jaime and Brienne. However, I have not read the books. Is their relationship built on (slowly-built) respect for one ...
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what happens to the babies that the white walkers collect? [duplicate]

thing is we all see that Craster's last son was turned into a white walker. but till today we haven't seen any kid/infant white walker or wight. and it seems kinda weird, what will the white walkers ...
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Can whitewalkers swim?

In Game Of Thrones Season 5 episode 8 (Hardhome), we saw : I wonder why : Was it intentional :
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Why was the plan for the Purple Wedding so complicated?

Spoilers for A Storm of Swords / Season 4 episode 2 "The Lion and the Rose". At the Purple Wedding, perform their plan of A short summary of their plan: But why was their plan so ...
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Only Death Can Pay For Life

"Only Death Can Pay For Life" is a notion that's been used several times. Mirri Maz Duur says it after she Jaquen H'ghar says it after Once again this makes sense, three deaths pay for three ...
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How did Ned see Cersei more recently than Robert?

"It will be good to see the children. The youngest was still sucking at the Lannister woman's teat the last time I saw him. He must be, what, five by now?" "Prince Tommen is seven," she told ...