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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Was The Mountain dubbed in season 4 of Game of Thrones?

My question is, was the actor who played Ser Gregor Clegane dubbed by another actor during his most important dialogue in season 4 of Game of Thrones? During his most important lines, he seemed almost ...
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What does “You know nothing, Jon Snow” mean?

We all know and love Ygritte's favourite phrase: You know nothing, Jon Snow - Ygritte Or as she says it: Yew know nuthin, Jon Snore But, what on Westeros does it mean?? Is there any ...
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In the GoT book and/or HBO canon, are the giants now below a minimum viable population?

In the books, I recall some small, unspecified number of giants escaping South. In the HBO series, Wun Wun is the only giant we see escaping from Hardhome and passing through the wall (and wow does he ...
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Is there any evidence to categorically confirm Cersei's children are bastards?

I'm interested to know whether there is actually any evidence that Joffrey, Tommen or Myrcella are actually bastards? Of course, it's known that Jaime and Cersei had sex, but I can't remember anything ...
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Succession of the Iron Throne after GoT Season 5 (spoilers) - who's in line?

So at the end of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, Suppose that Tommen is discovered to be the son of Cersei and Jaime, due to Also, suppose Gendry is unknown to the general public. Now, by the laws ...
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Did the merchant just want to make a sale, or transmit greyscale?

In season 5 of Game of Thrones, we hear the tale of how The way the story is told, it sounds like Stannis suspected that the merchant knew he was likely to buy the item, but it’s not clear to me ...
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Why are the Unsullied rubbish at fighting the Harpies?

When Daenerys is scouting for an army, the Unsullied are initially made out to be an extremely strong and fearless force. However, they get their butts kicked each time by the Harpies - particularly ...
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Can fire kill (or harm) a dragon?

We all remember Daenerys's quote right after Viserys's death (Season 1 episode 6: "A Golden Crown", and A Game of Thrones chapter Daenerys V): He was no dragon. Fire cannot kill a dragon. ...
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Which of the great houses of Westeros are standing at the end of season five/ADWD? [Spoilers included]

It seems to me that all the great houses that were considered great at the start of the first book/season have practically wiped off the main branch. And by that I mean that either there are no more ...
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How did the assassination at the Purple Wedding take place?

I know that the poison at the Purple Wedding was provided by Can someone help explain this part of the plot, and let me know if it differs in the book?
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What happened to Blackfyre and Dark Sister?

We know that the Targaryens have two Valyrian Steel Blades. And asoiaf wiki entry on Valyrian Steel lists the two blades under those who have unknown fates. Is there any cannon where we could at least ...
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Who were the wise master of Yunkai's “powerful friends”?

In season 3 of Game of Thrones, Daenerys holds a meeting with one of the wise masters of Yunkai. At the end of the meeting, he threatens her and says we have "powerful friends". After he leaves, ...
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How did Drogon know that Dany was in trouble?

In S05E09 "The Dance of Dragons", Daenerys Targaryen and her advisors find themselves The situation looks pretty grim, when all of a sudden This scene played out differently in the books. In the ...
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How smart are the dragons in GoT?

What do we know about the intelligence of dragons? Is it portrayed differently in the books than in Game of Thrones? I’m specifically curious about the perceived/known intelligence of dragons when ...
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Why would Cersei choose this option now?

Cersei is currently (S5E10) undergoing some accusations from The High Sparrow and but why would she do it? I have only watched the show, but why would Cersei still do a if she is protected now ...
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What was Jaqen H'ghar doing in the King's Landing dungeon? [duplicate]

When Arya Stark first meets Jaqen H'ghar, he is in a cell described as a dangerous criminal whom Yoren takes from the capital's dungeons and is recruited into the Night's Watch. Seeing how this ...
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Who decides whether a life can be taken or not? and Why?

In season 5 episode 9 of Game of Thornes, The Dance of Dragons But in episode 10, Mother's Mercy Who decides which life's can be taken and who is allowed to take them? Who decided The Thin Man ...
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What exactly happened to Cersei's guard men during her last meeting with the High Sparrow?

One of the most important events in season 5 is definitely The strangest thing for me is that there are no guards protecting Cersei during this episode! What exactly happened to them? I mean, if ...
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Why was this character killed in S05E10?

In the s05e10 However, there seems to be no clear reason why he was killed. If it was because he The killing could have happened before, for example when he arrived from In the book it's ...
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How do Southern people discern Night's Watch deserters from truthful brothers sent south?

Night's Watch deserters are sentenced to death, as we've seen in the very first episode of Game of Thrones. A man dressed all in black is apprehended by Stark men and brought before Lord Eddard Stark. ...
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Did the show go past the books' storyline this season?

I haven't watched a single episode of the most recent season for fear that it would ruin something that has yet to happen in the books. Was all my worrying for naught?
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Which book, if any, continues the storyline after the season 5 finale?

The game of thrones season 5 finale 'killed me' and I would like to read the books for the remaining part of the story. Could anyone who has read the books and watched the show as well tell me which ...
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What happened to Daenerys' khalasar?

An important part of the journey of Daenerys, is the remnants of the khalasar of Khal Drogo. She leads them through the Red Wastes to Qarth, boards the frightened Dothraki onto ships and sails for ...
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How does the debt to the God of Death work?

In the second season of Game of Thrones, when In S05E10, Mother's Mercy, when TL;DR; In earlier season episode, 3 lives were saved, a debt was repaid when 3 guys are later killed. In S05E10, an ...
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How could “this character” be sent to the citadel

How could be sent to the citadel by Jon if he was sworn to the Night's Watch? Doesn't this effectively relieve him of his duty since he is unable to defend the wall. I don't think the Lord ...
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Why did Daenerys drop her ring?

In the episode of Game of Thrones "Mother's Mercy" (S5 E10) when she drops a ring into the dirt. Do we know the significance of this ring? Is it meaningful that she dropped that particular piece ...
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Why did the creators of the HBO show change the events at the wall before the wildling attack? [closed]

I hope the title isn't a spoiler anymore. Anyway, I am currently rereading the books and watching the show more or less in parallel to see the differences. I understand some (mainly to keep the cast ...
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How does “Valar Dohaeris” serve as the response to “Valar Morghulis”?

"All men must die" signifies the inevitability of death, and "All men must serve" signifies that we all need to perform our roles in the world. In this case, why is "Valar Dohaeris" the traditional ...
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Why does Jaqen H’ghar still look like this guy?

At the end Game of Throne season 2, episode 10 Valar Morghulis, we see Jaqen H’ghar changed his face to another. I believe he said something like Jaqen H’ghar is dead. So why is he, at season 5, back ...
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Why did Jon Snow go to this place in Season 5 (Ep 09)?

In Game of Thrones S5 E7 Jon Snow, along with some Wildlings and rangers, leaves Castle Black in order to Then at the end of E08, Jon is shown Indeed, as far as I recall, that was the whole ...
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Hand to the King in the North

Simple question: Did Robb Stark, who became King in the North, have a Hand? If so, who was it? And if not, was he waiting until the end of the war or just wanted to have singular control of the ...
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Who dreamt of breaking the wheel before Daenerys Targaryen

As per the discussion between Tyrion and Daenerys in Season 5 Episode 8: Who are the others Tyrion referring to. Who before Daenerys thought of stopping the wheel where famous houses rule/crush ...
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Is Jon Snow's sword made of Dragon glass? [duplicate]

I was shocked to see in GOT Season 5 Episode 8, when Can anyone explain how could this happen? AFAIK,
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Is Hizdahr responsible?

In episode 5.9, when the Great Games are about to begin, Hizdahr comes in late and says that he was "making sure everything is in order" for the games. Later in the scene, Although he clearly ...
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What’s the real-world origin of the name Azor Ahai?

Azor Ahai is some mythical hero, who may or may not coincide with other mythical heros that are supposed to be born and save us from the eternal night (which is dark and full of terrors, if we are to ...
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Why was the wall raised where it stands?

At some point, with the First Men and the Children of the Forest managing to fend off the Others, Bob (a.k.a. Bran) the Builder raised the Wall. Well, why did he raise it there? Why not farther ...
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Do we know the age of Robb and Jon?

I would like to know whether Robb or Jon is older. I, for myself, haven't read the books. So do we know the (exact?) birthdates of those "siblings" and can compare them? As far as I know, we can't ...
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What is the origin of the White Walkers and who is the Night's King?

I've been wondering about the origins of the White Walkers for some time now, and it looks like both the books and the show have progressed enough to begin to answer some of these questions. I've ...
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Just how many White Walkers are there?

I do recall a few instances throughout the series/books where they describe the armies of the White Walkers, but as far as I can recall I was under the impression that the vast majority would be ...
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in ASOIAF how do Wights work?

I have been watching the TV Show and read a couple books years (decades?) ago so my memory is hazy, and I've been wondering: what sort of undead are wights? We know they can be killed by fire, but ...
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How was Myrcella's betrothed really chosen?

In the show, Tyrion devises a deception to figure out who Cersei's spy is. It turned out that Pycelle was the spy, and Tyrion ended up marrying Myrcella to Dorne. But what if it turned out that Varys ...
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Why did Mance Rayder unite the clans?

The King-Beyond-the-Wall, Mance Rayder, united the clans of the wildlings to save them from the terrible fate that awaits them in the long winter. In the fifth season of Game of Thrones, he claims ...
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Why does Jon Snow need this alliance in Season 5?

In S05E05, I didn't catch the reason why Jon Snow needs to establish an alliance with the Wildlings. Just to help Stannis in his war to the North? And if he has good reasons, why wouldn't the other ...
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Rumors in the Night's Watch about Valyrian Steel as White Walkers weakness?

The Long Night and threat of the Others came around 8000 years before Aegon's Conquest. However its rumored/known that Valyrian steel is one of their weaknesses through books and writings in the ...
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Why do these five powerful houses not possess Valyrian Steel Swords?

Back when I asked this question, How many Valyrian steel swords are there at the beginning of GoT, and who owns them? I didnt know it would be so important to the current context. So according to ...
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Why would Arya join the Faceless Men?

I'm new to Games of Thrones and have seen half of S01 EP01 and most of season five¹. If this is a duplicate, by all means VTC accordingly. Anyhow: Why would Arya join the Faceless Men? What ...
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Is Mace Tyrell “The Lord Oaf of High Garden” in the books?

I haven't read the books, although I am vaguely familiar with the main story lines and the characters. In the TV show, Mace Tyrell is portrayed like a buffoon, an oaf. Olenna Tyrell calls him that on ...
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To what do the Great Houses of Westeros owe their longevity?

Why are the great houses of Westeros so long lived? For example, the Starks have been kings and later Wardens of the North for nearly 8,000 since Bran the Builder. Again, the Arryns of the Vale and ...
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Was Eddard Stark as good a/better swordsman as/than Jaime Lannister?

I have a group of friends that all have read the books (not so solid on the show though), and one of them brought up that Ned (Eddard) Stark was one of the best swordsmen in Westeros. At the time, ...
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Does Jorah Mormont feel romantic/sexual love for Daenerys Targaryen?

Jorah clearly feels great affection and loyalty for Daenerys. Are his feelings romantic or sexual in nature? Or does he see himself as a friend, counsellor, or father figure? The age gap between them ...