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

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In Game of Thrones season 2, why do they (possible spoilers)?

In season 2 episode 6 "The Old Gods and the New" **Q: Why do they walk away? I am up to date on the TV series (up to season 4), but not on the books. Please try not to spoil content from beyond ...
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Wooden Mug in the Game of Thromes?

I see a beautiful Wooden Mug in the Game of Thrones, How to train you dragon and a few other shows/movies, I always wanted one like that for myself. Where can I get a real one like that? any Online ...
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Connection between Sandkings and Game of Thrones?

When I was a kid I read a George R. R. Martin story Sand Kings. As I recall beings of an advanced civilization had their own pet civilizations. Similar to the way some humans have pet ant colonies. ...
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What's the ball of light in HBO's Game of Thrones intro?

THe HBO intro to the Game of Thrones starts with a ball of light encircled by several bands. Then it soars across a map of Westeros. Then in the middle of the intro is the ball of light again. Some ...
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Can the Wall be melted?

Is it possible for the enemies of the Wall (wildlings etc) to light a fire so big that it will melt the Wall?
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Does reading ahead make the show less enjoyable? [closed]

This question is inspired by If I have seen the TV show Games of Thrones, is it worth it to read the books?. I am about to pick up all of the currently written Song of Ice and Fire books. I have ...
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What is the significance of the comet?

For a few episodes in the show, there was a heavy emphasis on this red comet that was falling from the sky. All of a sudden it was just sort of... not a thing anymore? What is the comet's importance ...
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Why are bastards named “Snow” in Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series?

I have read up to the third book, so the answer may be far ahead in the series, but I have always wondered if there is a reason or a story on the vast lore that explains why giving the last name Snow ...
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How do the readers of the books know how the songs sound? [closed]

In the season 3 episode titled "Rains of Castamere", the band at the wedding starts to play a song that worries one of the guests. I later found out that the song was "The Rains of Castamere" - the ...
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What is so special about Valyrian steel?

Inspired by Where did the great houses get their Valyrian steel blades from?, what is so special about Valyrian steel? I have not read the books; I am planning on getting them before month's end, but ...
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How many Valyrian steel swords are there at the beginning of GoT, and who owns them?

As of 298 AL, where A Game of Thrones begins, where were the various Valyrian steel weapons that exist? That is to say, before the 1st chapter starts. The swords are already in someone's hands at ...
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Who funds the Night's Watch?

Where and how do they get their food? More importantly, where do they get money to buy stuff? Is this by tax from the people who stay at the gift?
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How could Ser Jorah Mormont “find out” about the Second Sons?

In the TV adaptation, Game of Thrones, in the third season in the seventh episode, Daenerys and her Unsullied are parked outside of Yunkai. The messenger from the city comes to offer them gold and ...
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Benefits of joining The Night's Watch

It is often considered a punishment to send thieves, rapists, bastards etc. to the Wall for serving in the Night's Watch. Also there is a list of rules to follow like not fathering children, etc. ...
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Who is “the valonqar” from Cersei's prophecy?

Inspired by How many people of Arya's list are still alive? [SPOILERS], and also the recent excerpt from The Winds of Winter. In the prophecy of Maggy the Frog, Cersei is told quite a few true ...
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How many people of Arya's list are still alive? [SPOILERS]

Arya has a list of the people she is going to kill which she starts reciting to herself before bed. Quite a few people from that list are now dead (Especially if you include the Winds of Winter sample ...
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What blinks in the “Game of Thrones” intro?

A number of times in the Game of Thrones television series, what appears to be an eyelid drops over the scene and a blinking sound is played. Who is blinking, or what are these anomalies? My ...
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Where did the great houses get their Valyrian steel blades from?

Many of the great houses have heirloom blades made from Valyrian steel. Where did they get them from? Did they buy them? Gifts from the Valyrians? And is it known how old they are?
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Game of Thrones: Jojen and Meera look like Theon and Yara?

Jojen and Meera look very much like younger versions of Theon and Yara. Is it just mere coincidence that the characters look alike (and my wild imagination) or is there more to it? Why do I have ...
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Which book does “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” come from?

I'm in the process of watching the complete 3rd season of "Game of Thrones" on DVD, including listening to the commentary. It's mentioned that the drinking-song "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" — sung ...
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Why did the slaver in Astapor think Daenerys wouldn't do exactly what she did?

Spoilers! (do I have to even say that here?) I recently rewatched the episode of Game of Thrones where Daenerys is in Astapor. She makes the deal with the master slaver guy, where she trades him one ...
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Who ordered Barra's death?

In "A Game of Thrones", Barra, one of King Robert's bastard sons, is killed by Janos Slynt, one of the Golden Cloaks. Who ordered his death, Cersei or Joffrey?
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How don't Alyssa's Tears ever reach the ground?

Alyssa's Tears is a waterfall in the Vale of Arryn. It got its name from Alyssa Arryn, whose family was murdered in front of her yet she didn't shed a tear. Because of this, the Gods condemned her ...
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Why are eunuchs allowed to ride the cart to Vaes Dothrak?

In A Game of Thrones the following paragraph indicates that, in the ride to Vaes Dothrak, a cart is used to transport eunuchs, cripples, women giving birth, the very young and the very old: Khal ...
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How did all the dragons die in Game of Thrones?

What’s the history of the dragons and how they became extinct? I noticed in an episode I watched last night Tywin says: When I was Hand of the King under your father's predecessor, the skulls of ...
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What is the correct pronunciation of “Warg”?

Just a quick question about the pronunciation of the word Warg. In Game of Thrones it’s called a “Warg” (in the books that’s how it’s written), but in the series they pronounce it “Worg”. However in ...
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Why is Lord Robert Arryn named Robert?

Was Robert Arryn named Robert to honour King Robert? Whose choice was it?
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What was the basis for Lord Renly's claim to the throne?

Inspired by this question: In “Clash of Kings”, what is the basis for Lord Stannis' claim to the throne? In the first book, it was mentioned that since Robert didn't have any legitimate children, ...
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Why did Roose Bolton use this tactic?

In the book A Game of Thrones, after Roose Bolton is given command of a large host consisting of all the northern foot. One of the main justifications for giving this task to him is his caution. ...
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Do atheists exist in the world of G.R.R.Martin?

There are mentions of a lot of Gods in the books and the TV Show, like the Old Gods, the Seven, the Lord of Light, The Big Shepperd etc. My question is this: Are there any atheists in the world of ...
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Characteristics of Wildfire - GoT

I would like to know, what are the characteristics of "Wildfire" (as opposed to normal fire) in the Game of Thrones TV Series?
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Who was behind the poisoning that occurred on the day of Joffrey's wedding?

This question is inspired by a comment in another question. I don't believe we have any specific information on who actually did it or what their motivation was. TLP speculated that perhaps What ...
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What was Littlefinger's motivation for the Purple Wedding?

As realized in the second half of A Storm of Swords and presumably early in Season 4 of the TV series, Littlefinger conspires to Afterwards, he discusses this with Sansa: But is Littlefinger ...
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Game of Thrones 1-4 - Why didn't George R. R. Martin have the map of the Free Cities in his books [duplicate]

Every time I start the next book I have not seen the map of Essos and the Free Cities. Is there a reason for this? Its hard to follow Dany when it doesn't show Qarth on in relation to Vaes Dothrak
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Why do people claim that Rhaegar was the last Dragon?

In the first book (and the first season of the TV Show if I'm not mistaken), it is quite often mentioned that Rhaegar was the last Dragon. Why do people not consider Daenerys (before she proved she ...
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Clash of Kings - Why did Theon seize Winterfell? Was it to prove his loyalty to his father?

In Clash of Kings, why did Theon seize Winterfell? Robb and Theon were great friends. Is it mostly because of the loyalty to his father?
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Why wasn't Ned Stark king instead of Robert Baratheon?

I haven't read the books yet, but my question is why wasn't Ned Stark king instead of Robert Baratheon? Was it because the Baratheon house was more powerful than Stark?
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Why does Magister Illyrio have slaves if they're not allowed in Pentos?

In the first book of "A Song of Ice and Fire", Daenerys mentions that slavery didn't exist in Pentos, yet, the women who were going to bathe her were Illyrio's slaves. There came a soft knock on ...
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Why does Daenerys like Ser Jorah Mormont if he traded slaves?

As we can see from Daenerys' actions with the Unsullied: releasing every slave in chains and allowing the Unsullied to leave if they wanted to, as free me, she's against slavery. Daenerys also knows ...
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What is “pinchfire”?

In the first book of "A Song of Ice And Fire" they mention "pinchfire": "Inside the manse, the air was heavy with the scent of spices, pinchfire and sweet lemon and cinnamon. They were escorted ...
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Is Game of thrones series inspired by The accursed kings series?

I finished watching the 3rd season of GoT recently. The serial is really great. But I suddenly recalled reading long ago a series of books called The Accursed Kings by Maurice Druon. And I see a lot ...
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Why would Ramsay Snow be so cruel to his prisoner in season 3? [duplicate]

I recently finished watching the 3rd season of Game of Thrones (I haven't read the book, I should admit). One thing does bother me. Ramsay Snow But why do we see such terrible tortures? And most ...
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Why does everything deserve a nickname in A Song of Ice and Fire? [closed]

I've read the entire series so far and was wondering if anyone else noticed that many people have really cool nick names - usually containing the word "The". For example: Sandor Clegane is The ...
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Why do crows gather at this point in Game of Thrones?

In Second Sons (season 3, episode 8), a murder of crows gathers outside Why do they gather there? Are they anticipating the arrival? Why would that make them want to gather there? Explanations ...
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In which episode did Joffrey force a man to put his arm on a hot pot?

Which episode of "Game of Thrones" includes a scene where Joffrey forces a man to put his arm on a hot pot? I know it's stupid, but I'm almost sure that such scene was in there. However I can't find ...
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The Others' first defeat: how, when and who?

How and when and by who were the Others first defeated? When was the Wall erected compared to the time of their defeat? If that can be answered, it will probably imply the answer to this: was its ...
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Why does Arya Stark refer her swords teacher as dancing master?

I thought it was to hide from people that she is learning to sword fight, but whenever she refers to her teacher as dancing master people tend to understand it was her swords teacher — for example, ...
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is pycelle really a wizened old man?

i just saw this deleted scene from game of thrones, where pycelle stands up straight and talks normally. is this in the books? or was this to be a plot twist in the show? also does anyone have any ...
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When did the Targaryens convert to the Faith of the Seven?

When did the Targaryens take The Seven to be their gods? Before moving to Dragonstone, between then and the conquest, or after the conquest?
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Are any magical acts ever claimed on behalf of The Seven?

Even though the texts of The Song of Ice and Fire series do not confirm whether or not the various gods exist, there are certainly many magical acts claimed on their behalf by their adherents. The ...