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Who was the Lord of Dragonstone? [duplicate]

Prior to Daenerys Targaryen announcing Gendry Baratheon as the Lord of Dragonstone, who was considered as the Lord of Dragonstone? Based on the TV show, it was shown that Stannis Baratheon and his ...
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Why does Tywin Lannister send Tyrion to King's Landing to be Hand of the King instead of himself?

I've read all of the available books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and I am now watching Game of Thrones until Season 3 Episode 2. No spoilers if you can help it. One thing I don't understand ...
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According to the books, who poisoned Joffrey?

In Game of Thrones show, Joffrey was poisoned to death. His uncle Tyrion is accused of the murder. It was later revealed in S07E03 that it was Olenna Tyrell's plan with Littlefinger to get rid of ...
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Why wasn't Prince Joffrey interested in sex?

When Littlefinger sent a whore to Prince Joffrey's bed, he proceeded to kill her instead of having sex with her. Also, the TV show had shown or hinted lots of sex scenes, but Joffrey wasn't in even ...
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Is the Night's Watch voting system based on history?

In Game of Thrones S5E2, the Night's Watch holds a "choosing" to select the next Lord Commander. To vote, each member places a ring-shaped token over the dowel corresponding to their preferred ...
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Why did walls at Kings Landing explode from dragonfire? [duplicate]

When the dragonfire hits a solid wall, the wall explodes. But it has been commented previously that the walls can become a prison during dragon attacks. Balerion roasted King Harren and all of his ...
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Why didn't they introduce complete democracy in Westeros? [closed]

Note: This question is from out-of-universe perspective. And, I am looking for official answer. In the end, after the wheel was broken, Lords of Westeros were looking for an alternate system of ...
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Apart from Arya, do we see anyone else using a light sword, or only hear about them?

Arya Stark's Needle can be described as a smallsword, or a sort of short rapier. I leave the debate on the exact terminology to that older question; what's important is that both the sword and the ...
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Who was Lord Commander of the Night's Watch at the end of the show?

Edd appears to be leading the Watch early in S8 (though seemingly appointed by Jon rather than elected). We know the Watch still exists at the end, but who's in charge? We can't rule out Jon from ...
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Why didn't Aerys II or Rhaegar let the world know that Rhaegar married Lyanna?

It was Rhaegar Targaryen's 'kidnapping' of Lyanna Stark and then King Aerys II's murder of her brother Brandon and father Rickard (who went to see Aerys, asking for the justice) that caused Robert's ...
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Why did Jon Snow want to join the Night’s Watch? [duplicate]

Early in the book and the show we hear of Jon’s determination to join the Night’s Watch. However, most people seem to regard the brothers as a bunch of thieves, scum, and rapists. However, it seems ...
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Is there a minimum time in the past that Bran can see?

We know Bran can see thousands of years into the past; we see the Children of the Forest create the Night King for instance. Is there some minimum time that Bran's vision works at? Could he see what ...
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Was there ever a name for the weapons of the Others?

When I think of weapons made of ice, I usually think of Stahlrim weapons from Skyrim, do the ice weapons from the show have a name? What about the books?
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Who are the remaining King/Queenslayers?

We know in the show that has done this and is still alive at the end of the series. Who else is a King/Queenslayer and is still alive at the end of the series?
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Why did the Starks treat Bran as a brother?

When Bran arrived back to Winterfell, obviously every time he met another member of his family they hugged him and were very happy to see him. He never kept it a secret that Yet, everyone kept ...
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Why did Cersei's allies not help her on her Walk of Atonement?

Cersei had to do the Walk of Atonement to get back to the Red Keep. She was surrounded by crowds of people who threw things at her, spat on her and generally made the whole experience more miserable. ...
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Does Loras Tyrell have a birthmark in the books?

In s05e06 we see that Loras Tyrell apparently has a birthmark. CERSEI: This testimony is an insult to a great house. Why should The Faith or anyone else take the word of a squire over the heir to ...
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Why didn't the people of King's Landing riot when the Great Sept of Baelor was destroyed?

Blowing up the Sept is kinda equivalent to blowing up the Vatican. The Sparrows were popular with the smallfolk because they gave them food and protection. She should be facing riots in the streets, ...
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Which human character killed the most Kingsguard members?

Who killed the most Kingsguards/Queensguards? I know that in the second-to-last episode of the TV show, Specifications: the character must have killed the guard themselves, not others who did it for ...
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Are members of the Night's Watch allowed to join the Kingsguard?

Very much related to this question Can a Kingsguard member be sent to the Night's Watch? but now the other way around, do we know of any Night's Watch brother that became Kingsguard?
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Why didn’t the White Walkers kill Sam? [duplicate]

I saw this scene from Game of Thrones. Why didn’t the White Walkers kill Sam at the end of the scene?
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Did any of the Kingsguard have children during their service?

At least one member of the Kingsguard had children during his service; But are there any more beside him?
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How many Kingsguard betrayed their king?

I know of Jaime, Barristan and 2 turncloaks, are there any more?
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Can a Kingsguard member be sent to the Night's Watch?

Was there ever a Kingsguard member that was sent to the Night's Watch for some reason?
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Were there ever more than 7 Kingsguard at any one time?

I know a king or queen under the Faith of the Seven (usually) had 7 Kingsguard, was there ever a king or queen that had more?
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What were the White Walkers doing for thousands of years?

This question presumes that White Walkers were in hibernation. Were they really? What's the citation? Why exactly The Night King made humans believe that White Walkers were extinct?
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Why does the Night King look different than his cave paintings depiction?

In Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4 The Spoils of War we see Daenerys and Jon looking at cave paintings believed to depict the Children of the Forest, the First Men and the White Walkers. In the ...
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Can Bran Stark see into the future?

I have only watched the tv show, is there any definitive answers on whether Bran can see into the future? I may of misinterpreted the following two scenes but it seems like he can, but if he can, it ...
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Are there mythical creatures in the world of Game of Thrones?

There are quite a lot of creatures from our real world ancient myths, that exist in the world of GoT: giants, dragons etc. However, are there any creatures that are mythical in both worlds? Creatures ...
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Did Jon really face a choice between these alternatives?

In Season 8 Episode 1, when Lyanna Mormont asks for an explanation for why Jon Jon's answer is: I had a choice, keep my crown or protect the north. I chose the North. Is this an accurate ...
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Do we know why the Night's Watch has diminished so much? [duplicate]

In S01E03 of Game of Thrones, Maester Aemon mentions to Tyrion that the Night's Watch is growing smaller in numbers, now to less than a thousand. Since the Night's Watch consists mostly of bastards, ...
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Are there regional foods in Westeros?

With the regions, Kingdoms and countries of GRRM's world influence by Britain and Europe are the any regional foods similar to the area in question or just regional foods in general? e.g. Haggis ...
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Why does the 'hand of the king' symbol show a left hand?

The right hand often appears as a metaphor in the bible or as a motif in art so it would make more sense if the pin shows the right hand.
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Is it possible that Daenerys might come again? [closed]

Towards​ the end of Game of Thrones, we see Jon Snow Is there any indication that she might come back for the Iron Throne at some point in the future?
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Is there a known maximum age for the children of the forest? Can they reproduce?

In the show we see that one of the children of the forest Do we know their maximum age? also can they have children?
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Was the Hound accurate about Meryn Trant’s sword skills?

During Game of Thrones when the Hound catches his traveling companion, Arya Stark, 'water dancing', he makes a comment about Meryn Trant’s skills (or lack of) as a swordsman but was he correct? ...
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What were all the known kingsguard before and during the show and books? [closed]

I've seen some video's about many kingsguards and their deeds, who are they all? side-question: how did they leave their service?
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Which noble houses were destroyed during the Game of Thrones?

Several major and minor houses were destroyed during the 8 seasons of Game of Thrones. The Boltons are gone. So are the Tyrells. Are all of the Mormonts dead? And the Umbers too? Which major and ...
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Why are members of the Kingsguard allowed to fight in battles and tourneys?

I thought of this question while reading another about why Tywin Lannister would allow Jaime to fight in battles. Jaime was a member of the Kingsguard so his duty is to protect whomever is on the ...
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Where is the logic in castrating fighters?

This came up on another question, where in A Song of Ice and Fire (the books Game of Thrones is based on), the Unsullied have all of their genitalia removed, not just the penis. "In Yunkai and ...
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Have the Westerosi customs surrounding bells changed from Season 2 to Season 8?

In S08E05 we learn from Tyrion that apparently Bells mean surrender of a city as well. If the city surrenders, they will ring the bells and raise the gates. Please, if you hear them ringing the ...
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How many lies did Ned Stark tell?

In both the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones series we, the viewer and/or reader know that Ned Stark is lying when he claims Jon Snow is his illegitimate son. Ned also refuses to tell King ...
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Did Jon Snow try to take control of this character?

In the Game of Thrones series finale, after Drogon arrives at the scene, and Jon and Drogon have a bit of a staring contest before Drogon ultimately I can think of a couple of interpretations of ...
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Are the Iron Islands independent now?

In the Game of Thrones series finale, a council is held where Another question touched on the subject of why the Iron Islands didn't ask for independence as well, and the consensus there seems to be ...
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Why is there no Inside the Episode/Game Revealed for Season 8 Episode 6?

Ever since Season 1 HBO have released a "Inside the Episode" video that gives some insight into the episode. They also released other shorts and clips of actors and people involved in the show to give ...
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How did Ghost survive this in season 8 episode 3?

In season 8 episode 3 we see Ghost After a little while, we see that In the next episode he's seen alive, did we ever get canon news on how he survived the battle?
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Is Jon Snow the last of his House?

Now we are at the end of Game of Thrones and Jon's secret identity is known, by some at least, Is Jon now the last in Westeros or the rest of the world?
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Why doesn't Euron get angry when Tyrion speaks about Cersei's pregnancy?

In S07E7 Tyrion finds out Cersei is pregnant, Jaime being the father. Tyrion then leaves King's Landing. In S08E1 Euron wants to sleep with Cersei, but she says that he must wait ("You want a whore, ...
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Is the Unsullied name meant to be ironic? How did it come to be?

By definition, sully means to tarnish, stain, blemish, disgrace, dishonor, etc. When Daenerys first inquires about how the Unsullied are trained, the merchant has Missandei explain how every soldier ...
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What is the status of the TV and movie rights to ASOIAF given the end of the original HBO series?

Now, I'm not a Game of Thrones fan, but a number of facts are floating around the internet which I will outline below as I understand them. (I could dig up more citations, and I would appreciate if ...