Ongoing TV-show based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.

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How well does the Wall work?

The Wall was built to keep out White Walkers (or The Others, if you prefer). Have there been any "long winters" ever since its construction? How do we know that it serves its purpose, i.e. to repel ...
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What's the deal with Illyrio and Varys?

In season 1, there is a rather cryptic conversation between what appears to be Illyrio and Varys, that Arya overhears after she chases a cat downstairs. In the conversation a plot is mentioned (A ...
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Who is the longest surviving characters in Game of Thrones series?

Given frequency how most of the characters are killed in book series and in universe, who are longest surviving characters in series? For example the ones having longest screen-time, having survived ...
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What happened to Rhaegar Frey?

In ADWD chapter 19, we see an envoy from house Frey that includes Rhaegar Frey, returning the bones of one of Lord Wyman Manderly's sons. But he never makes it to the What happened to him and his ...
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What is the significance of Aeron Greyjoy's iron hinge?

During his chapters in AFFC, why does Aeron Greyjoy (the Damphair) have recurring memories and nightmares of a door with screeching iron hinges?
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Why is Brynden Rivers called the three-eyed crow?

Why is Brynden Rivers called the three-eyed crow? I know that he is/was a man of the Night's Watch. That explains the crow part but where was the three-eyes part explained?
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What are the Golden Fields?

What are the 'Golden Fields' beside Dagger Lake? Is it some sort of wheat-growing area or just wild growth? Is there any indication of who lives there? The wikis say the river is infested with ...
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'Sheep shift' the mocker's beds?

In S03E10, Sansa mentions that they could 'sheep shift' the beds of people who mock them. Tyrion asks, 'But why sheep shift?', and Sansa explains it's the vulgar word for dung. Is this a cute ...
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(Spoilers all) Why is this person Lord of House Stark?

On the AWOIAF page for House Stark, it says that:
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(Spoilers all) Does any House in Westeros suffer a worse fate than this House?

So (spoilers for all published ASOIAF books,) The question is, does any House suffer a worse fate than this? The slaughter of Elia, Rhaenys and Aegon and Daenerys'/Viserys' subsequent exile are ...
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Creative theories/ principles in fictions like Harry Potter, Game of thrones applied to classical problems that are wise management lessons [closed]

I'm interested to know if there some very creative applications of some philosophical/ management theories that were applied to some timeless problems which yielded result that probably surprised ...
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Why did Ned and Robert grow up under the care of Jon Arryn?

It's mentioned that Jon Arryn was like a father to Ned and Robert, as he brought them up. By why did they grow up with him?
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How much does George R R Martin foreshadow?

There are numerous instances of of GRRM foreshadowing with dreams and some innuendos that pop out when you re-read. But, aside from the very obvious foreshadowing of dreams how much of it is ...
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Is it worth reading Game of Thrones? [duplicate]

I have already watched all the seasons of Game of Thrones. Though they were interesting I want to read the books as I am a book fanatic. But since I have watched the seasons I know the plot and twists ...
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Why was Robb's sword across his knees?

In Chapter 24 of AGOT, when Robb Stark greets Tyrion Lannister and some men of the Night's Watch: His sword was across his knees, the steel bare of all the world to see. Why did he do this?
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(Spoilers ASOS) Are Edmure and Roslin still considered married?

Given that... (heavy spoilers for A Storm of Swords and S03E09) Do we still consider Edmure's marriage to Roslin valid? After all,
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Why do Varys and Illyrio support both of these people?

In A Dance with Dragons we find out that: And from way back in A Game of Thrones we know: But it is interesting that according to Chapter 5 of ADWD, So why do they support both of these ...
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Why is the Bolton banner a flayed man?

Is there any specific reason why the House Bolton has chosen a flayed man as their banner? Are the Boltons known for flaying men? I know that Ramsay does it, but I don't remember any mention of ...
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Was Jorah pardoned twice? [Spoilers]

I've been watching some arbitrary Game of Thrones. In the episode S01E07, "You Win or You Die", a child approaches Jorah the Andal and tells him that he has received a royal pardon. Jorah decides to ...
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Maggy's Prophecy: Do these people need to be dead first?

According to Maggy/Maegi the frog's prophecy: Cersei: Will the king and I have children? Maggy: Oh, aye. Six-and-ten for him, and three for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their ...
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Why are so many women from Westeros known by their maiden name?

There are many female characters in ASOIAF who are married but are known by their maiden name, not their husband's. Genna Lannister married a Frey, Delena Florent married a Norcross, Melessa Florent ...
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Who killed this member of the Night's Watch in A Clash of Kings?

In Chapter 19 of ACOK, Arya And she observes how he died: But who killed him?
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Can Bran make Hodor say anything he wants while he controls his body?

In the third chapter of Bran in A Dance with Dragons, we see that he can easily get in Hodor, without anyone realizing, as soon as he smiled a lot and said some Hodor's now and then. Can Bran make ...
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What is the status of science in the Seven Kingdoms?

After watching Game of Thrones I started to wonder how exactly science is organized there. It's mentioned briefly that there are maesters and they even have laboratories, but it seems they are mostly ...
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Why such a major difference between end of Storm of Swords and finale of the 4th season?

After watching the finale of the 4th season, I had just one question to the screenwriters: AFAIK, the book shows us Instead, we just see: So, did HBO producers give any official disclaim? ...
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Which gods really exist and which don't? [duplicate]

According to the books, and the show, the people of the Seven Kingdoms believe in many gods - the Old and the New. However, the Red God (a.k.a the God of Fire) differs from other gods by the real ...
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Was Prince Joffrey’s cruelty inherited from his mother?

The question arose in my mind after watching season 4 episode 7. In it It seems like Cersei has the same tendency for cruelty as Joffrey himself. Is it true? What do the books specifically say ...
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Why was Prince Tommen absent during the trial by combat?

After watching season 4 episode 8 of this amazing show, I suddenly noticed that one man was missing during the final part of the episode. It's Prince Tommen. But why? It's clear why he was absent ...
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Are the gods of water and sky ever explicitly equated?

In the world of Ice and Fire there are many religions whose gods are quite similar. In particular, here are some of the gods of water and sky/weather: Water Sky The ...
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What is this method of telling time?

In A Song of Ice and Fire many of the POV characters refer to the different times in relation to some symbolic animal, including: The hour of the bat The hour of the eel The hour of ghosts The hour ...
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Do unicorns exist in A Song of Ice and Fire?

I was rereading certain chapters of A Game of Thrones and stumbled upon the following quote: The shields displayed outside each tent heralded its occupant: the silver eagle of Seagard, Bryce ...
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Why does dragon fire from Game of Thrones leave bones?

Before the dragons from the TV series have grown we learned from the pyromancer that wild-fire was the closest they could get to dragon fire. According to him the wild-fire could burn through metal, ...
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What is Mors Martell's ancestry?

I looked on A Wiki of Ice and Fire but it didn't say. I know Mors Martell married Nymeria, a Rhoynar, and Dornishmen have Rhoynar blood in them. But what was Mors Martell's, and all of Dorne's, ...
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Why does Jon Snow say this to Rattleshirt in A Dance With Dragons?

WARNING: This entire question is spoilersome if you haven't finished A Dance With Dragons After the battle at the Wall, the Free-folk are given the chance to 'bend-the-knee' and be pardoned in order ...
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What happened to Valyria? [duplicate]

I've read the books and all but what happened to Valyria? Are there any outside sources? If you think about it, the whole empire was destroyed in this apocalyptic event. The event had to be so bad ...
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Did Ned Stark return to Winterfell with both baby Jon Snow and Lyanna Stark's body?

When Ned Stark found Lyanna, after fighting the King's Guard protecting her, she was dying, but managed to talk to him before she died. Ned took her back to Winterfell to be buried in their crypt. ...
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Why did Mance Rayder go beyond the Wall if he knew about the threat from the Others?

Mance deserts the Night's Watch because he wants to be free. But later, he becomes a rallying point for the wildlings, drawing them together to fight the Night's Watch. We later learn that (mild ASOS ...
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Has Essos ever invaded or attacked Westeros?

Has any community of Essos ever invaded or attacked Westeros? As I far as I know, only the Dothraki intended to invade Westeros, because Drogo promised that to Daenerys. What about the other ...
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Jaime Lannister - “I have dreamed this dream before”

While reading A Storm of Swords I reached the chapter where Jaime is being treated by Qyburn and I want to know more about Jaime's dream: Jaime closed his eyes and let the wine and Qyburn do their ...
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How long are summers and winters in Westeros, and has winter started yet?

So I have never read any of the books but am up-to-date with Season 4 of Game of Thrones TV show. I have a few questions about the concept of a super-long winter within the show. I hope the readers of ...
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What is west of the Sunset Sea?

This image from the Game of Thrones intro sequence shows the Sunset Sea and the lands to the west of Westeros. But what exactly is west of the Sunset Sea? Has anyone ever traveled there?
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What companies does Dany command in Meereen?

Warning: This question contains spoilers from A Dance With Dragons. Danaerys takes Meereen and establishes her claim over it, as well as feeling a sense of protectiveness for the people she has freed ...
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Why did they build the Wall in the first place?

The whole question is just a massive spoiler:
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Is Syrio Forel dead?

In the episode 'The Pointy End' (Season 1 Episode 8) when Arya runs from the Lannister guards you hear the sound of a sword being dropped: Scene (around 4:56) After that neither Syrio or Ser Meryn ...
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Who can knight you so that the knighting would 'stick'?

Motivating scenario: I'm a swell upstanding guy, so X an acquaintance of mine knights me. So I walk into my village tavern; the barkeep asks "What'll it be, friend?" and I tell him "That's 'Ser' to ...
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If the wights are killed by fire, then why are they a problem?

In season one, Jon kills a wight by throwing a lantern at it. If wights are this easy to kill, why would they be a problem? Wouldn't an army of archers with flaming arrows take care of them?
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What happened to Robb's crown?

What happened to Robb Stark's crown after
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Is Daenerys Targaryen capable of conceiving a child?

She had mentioned that her dragons would be the only children she will have. Does this mean she does not want children or she can not conceive children?
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Did Oberyn Poison Tywin?

After it was revealed that Oberyn poisoned his blade to ensure the death of the Mountain even if he lost, I read that there is a fan theory that Oberyn also poisoned Tywin before the duel. What ...
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Why wasn't Drogo's hair cut

According to the book A Game of Thrones it said that once a Dothraki was defeated their hair was cut. If this was the case, why wasn't Drogo's hair cut? Wasn't he defeated by the Magician woman who ...