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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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 ...
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How cold does it get in winter?

We all know that The North of Westeros is already pretty chilly even in summer, with it only getting colder and colder when you go beyond the wall. However, winters are meant to be significantly ...
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Does Trial by Combat actually work?

We've seen several instances of Trial by Combat in both the Game of Thrones TV series and the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Trial by Combat is said to allow the gods themselves to determine the ...
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Where are the other Baelishes, if any?

I had a random thought : Does Petyr Baelish still have any relatives? What happened to his parents? Any siblings? Any children, legitimate or illegitimate?
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Why isn't Daenerys contacted by more disgruntled nobles?

After Robert's Rebellion, a lot of nobles were probably unhappy with the outcome. Also, right now (= Season 3 and onwards), even more nobles are unhappy with the current outcome of the war of the 5 ...
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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 canon 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 ...