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Questions tagged [game-of-thrones]

For questions about the fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones" by HBO. For questions about the book series, which is the basis of the show, use the [a-song-of-ice-and-fire] tag instead. If your question is overlapping in scope, you may use both tags. For questions about the show, which are also specifically about the author George R. R. Martin, use in conjunction with the [george-r-r-martin] tag.

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Is the origin of the words 'valar' and 'Valyrian' the same?

In the series A Song of Ice and Fire, we know the phrases 'valar morghulis' and 'valar dohaeris' mean 'all men must die' and 'all men must serve', respectively. It immediately follows that 'valar' ...
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Where does the feather come from in the trailer for Game of Thrones S8?

In the latest teaser/trailer for season 8 we see a feather which is being held in Lyanna's statue's hands which falls to the floor as Jon walks past it. Jon does turn to look behind him when the ...
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Why do the White Walkers let people escape? [duplicate]

I can think of two times in the TV show when a White Walker has essentially caught a human, and then just let them walk away. The survivor from the Night's Watch in the first episode. Samwell Tarly ...
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In GoT is there meant to be an actual resolution in the end or is it just a snapshot of the eternal struggle for supreme power over the planet? [closed]

I mean if it's about who sits on the Iron Throne is it really about one person winning or how people will always be fighting over that perceived position of supremacy? I get the feeling the vision ...
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Do the books also contain nudity?

In the pilot episode of Game of Thrones, when I first saw a prostitute fully undressing in front of the Tyrion, I almost jumped because my mother had just walked past the TV. I proceeded to turn off ...
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Can White Walkers talk?

White Walkers seem intelligent and they even produce sound. Can they talk? How do they communicate with each other? Talking about education, the Night King was once a human who can teach other White ...
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In S6E10 “The Winds of Winter”, why couldn't the audience leave?

This is just one of those inconsistency things that bothers you. When all the people were in the Sept of Baelor for the trial and then they sensed something was wrong and then got blown up. Why would ...
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Can Cersei still have children at the end of season 7?

Cersei's children are I am wondering what Cersei thinks about the heir and the family's legacy her father talked about. Given that she regularly has sex with her brother these days, can she give ...
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Why did Cersei blow up the Sept?

I get that Cersei hated those religious extremists who made her parade naked in the city, but what was the point of blowing up the entire Sept? It killed lots of innocents (surrounding buildings also ...
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Why did Stannis kill Renly instead of someone else?

Asked elsewhere Why didn't Stannis Baratheon use another Shadows to kill his main enemies? or "Why Stannis chose to kill Renly" (at all). Asked now: Why was the shadow that was used on Renly not ...
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Ghost as a Foreshadowing of Jon Snow's Lineage

I was watching the first GoT episode and I remember reading or hearing somewhere that the scene in the forest with the dead stag and direwolf is a foreshadowing device used by the writers. I know ...
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Why did the dragon refuse to cross the Wall in Fire & Blood?

SPOILER warning. If you haven't read the recently released Fire & Blood book by George R. R. Martin, or haven't seen the last episode of season 7, then this post contains possible spoilers. In ...
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How did Jon Snow descend the wall in Season 3, Episode 7?

We see him climb the wall, but how did they come down? The same way they got up or are there any stairs belonging to the Night's Watch? If so, then why did the red-haired girl say "It's a long way up ...
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How did Jon Snow know about Lady and Nymeria?

Early in A Song of Ice and Fire book 1: A Game of Thrones, after Arya's direwolf Nymeria attacks Prince Joffrey we learn that As a result, when Cersei is looking for a Direwolf to "blame" for her son'...
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What happens if a Dothraki Khal goes bald naturally?

Since Dothraki pride their voracity and skill in battle via their hair: Dothraki warriors wear their hair in a long braid and only cut it when defeated, so the world may see their shame. Very ...
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Are there any recreational drugs in Westeros or Essos?

We see plenty of characters in Game of Thrones drinking themselves more than merry with ale and wine, but are there any other recreational drugs in the world? Anything simple, like tobacco (alcohol ...
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How do the ironborn choose their leader?

From having recently watched Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 5, "The Door", it appears that the ironborn elect their leader. From the noted episode it looks like leadership contenders gather with ...
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How can we hear Tyrion pee when he urinates off the top of the Wall? [closed]

How can we hear Tyrion's pee when he is pissing off of the Wall? It is way, way down and there is no way we could hear this. What is the explanation?
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How did the Night Queen get her title?

It is stated that there was a Night Queen long ago in The Age of Heroes. How and why do they call her the Night Queen? Is it due to the reason that the Night King and the White Walkers are seemingly ...
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Who was Daenerys referring to in this line?

I have been sold like a brood mare, I've been chained and betrayed, raped and defiled, do you know what kept me standing though all those years in exile? Faith...in myself. Most certainly, she ...
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Why do the Ironborn build ships instead of stealing them?

According to their mantra, The Ironborn (specifically the Greyjoy's) words are as follows, We do not sow! We are Iron-born! We are not subjects! We are not slaves! We do not plow the ...
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Was anyone else besides Benjen Stark and the Night King stabbed in the heart with a dragonglass dagger?

The Children of the Forest stabbed a First Man in the heart with a dragonglass dagger, transmogrifying him into the first White Walker, the Night King. Season 6, Episode 5, "The Door": ...
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Was Brienne of Tarth in love with Renly Baratheon?

Brienne was in the Kingsguard of Renly, and she always wanted to avenge his murder, and she was successful. But when she was talking about the childhood memories to Pod, she said Renly danced with her ...
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Why did Cersei say yes to the Mountain to kill Jaime?

In Season 7 Episode 7, "The Dragon and the Wolf", why did Cersei say yes to the Mountain to kill Jaime?
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What did each person do to earn a place on Arya's list?

I'm currently reading A Feast for Crows and Arya is at the house of black and white. She's having real trouble letting go of her list. It's been a while since I read the earlier books though. This ...
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Why were there so many willing accomplices to the Red Wedding?

My question, which I think is agnostic between the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, is regarding the "guest right" social rule. A lot of online material on GoT stresses how sacred guest ...
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Was Brienne of Tarth a better fighter than Ser Jaime Lannister?

I have not read the books. In one of the episodes of season 2 of the TV series two guards are discussing who among Ser Loras, Ser Jaime and The Mountain is the better fighter. One of them claims Ser ...
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How long were Daenerys' dragons locked up for?

How much time passes between Daenerys locking up her dragons, and Tyrion freeing them? Weeks? Months? Years?
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How could Cersei arrange for the King to raise Jaime to the Kingsguard?

In the Game of Thrones Histories and Lore videos, Jaime says that Cersei told him: She could arrange for the King to raise me [Jaime] to the Kingsguard Game of Thrones, Histories and Lore, "...
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Is the conception of Daenerys Targaryen at the end of rebellion just a coincidence?

Daenerys was born nine months after her mother's flight from King's Landing at the end of Robert's rebellion. She had been born on Dragonstone nine moons after their flight, while a raging summer ...
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In what way was Bronn's sword fight against Ser Vardis without honor?

In Season 1 Episode 5, A Golden Crown, Bronn fights Ser Vardis of the Vale as Tyrion's champion in a trial by combat. Lysa Arryn: You don't fight with honor. ...
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Why were these places not chosen as “Game of Thrones” shooting locations?

There are certain Westeros locations that we know were inspired by real world places. In particular, Martin has explicitly stated that the Eyrie was inspired by Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, ...
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Can the Night King walk through wildfire?

White Walkers can be eliminated by using fire. However, there are some cases that happened (in the series), where the Night King either walked right through it or the radiance of their coldness are ...
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What title does a queen's husband get while she's sitting on the Iron Throne?

Cersei is the queen and she sits on the Iron Throne, as ruler. If she tries to marry a man, let's take Euron as an example, will Euron get the title of "King" or will he just be treated as "husband to ...
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Was the birth of Daenerys' dragons due to these previous events or are they unrelated? [duplicate]

In A Game of Thrones Later Was this some kind of "exchange"?
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Did Jon Snow lose only two brothers as well?

In season 7 episode 3, Jon Snow and Daenerys are talking about her dragons and Daenerys says: I named them for my brothers, Viserys and Rhaegar. They're both gone now. You lost two brothers as well?...
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What does the coin used by the Faceless Men look like?

I wanted to know if the books (I did not read them) ever described what the coin used by the Faceless Men looked like? In the episodes we do not really see the coin, but I saw lot of reproductions of ...
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Which Game of Thrones actors and actresses were at Kit and Rose's wedding? [closed]

Christopher Catesby (Kit) Harington married Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie on 23 June 2018. The two were known for their on-screen (Jon Snow and Ygritte) and off-screen romance. Which Game of Thrones ...
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Why spare the White Walkers after the Battle for the Dawn?

Why did the joint alliance of the First Men and the Children of the Forest, after defeating the White Walkers during the first Long Night in the Battle for the Dawn, not completely destroy them? It ...
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Which Wonders and Wonders Made by Man has Tyrion visited?

From my answer to the related question: What are the Wonders and the Wonders Made by Man? we see what the Wonders and Wonders Made by Man are/possibly are. From the quotes on the Q/A we can clearly ...
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Did GRRM choose Jon's real name for the show?

In "The Dragon and the Wolf" (Game of Thrones, S07E07), Jon Snow's real name is finally revealed to be: Who chose it? Was it the Show-runners? Or GRRM?
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How was a Valyrian steel sword reforged into two swords?

We know that Ice, the historical sword of House Stark was reforged after the events from the first book: "...and had Ice melted down and reforged. There was enough metal for two new blades." A ...
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In season 2 of Game of Thrones why won't the Hound hurt Lady Sansa?

In season 2 episode 9 of Game of Thrones, why was the Hound in Lady Sansa's room? Why didn't he hurt her?
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How did Jaime Lannister know his new Valyrian steel sword was freshly forged?

In this scene, Jaime comments that his new Valyrian steel sword looks freshly forged. In the chapter, Catelyn I, from the book, Game of Thrones, we learn that ...
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Does Jaime Lannister have dyslexia in the books?

In Game of Thrones Tywin Lannister has the following conversation with Arya Stark. Though the point of the conversation is mainly to pry into Arya's secret identity the following sounds like Jaime ...
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Is Cotter Pyke the only illiterate among the high ranks?

It is well known that Cotter Pyke is illiterate, and has to seek the help of his Maester to write and read letters: The note was sealed with a dot of hard black wax. Eastwatch, Jon knew, even ...
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Who does Arya Stark mean when she says, someone has already told her that she is too smart for her own good?

In season 2 episode 7 of Game of Thrones the following conversation takes place between Tywin Lannister and Arya. Tywin Lannister: You're too smart for your own good, has anyone told you that? ...
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What was Tyrion proposing when he asked Daenerys to consider the succession?

There's a scene in the most recent season of GoT where Tyrion brings up the issue of succession to Daenarys. He reminds her that she's likely infertile and goes on to suggest she do something about a ...
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What characters in Game of Thrones have been recast?

There has been some obvious recasting in Game of Thrones for characters like Gregor Clegane and Daario Naharis. It also seems to be quite well known that Myrcella Baratheon was recast. What ...
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Petyr Baelish pronunciation

In the HBO TV series, his name is pronounced like the English “Peter”, i.e. “PEE ter”. I am listening to the audio book of book 1, narrated by Roy Dotrice, and he pronounces it as “p TIRE”. Has George ...