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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 ...

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How can we hear Tyrion pee when he urinates off the top of the Wall? [on hold]

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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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 ...
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Was Robb Stark aware of Theon's predicament?

Was Robb Stark aware of Theon's torture, or even his capture by the Boltons. I have not seen the TV series explicitly state he was ignorant. Do the books offer any insight? Or did I miss something?
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Why did the showrunners remove Jaehaerys II?

In the TV show, when Aemon reveal his true identity to Jon Snow, he tells him that he is the brother of Aegon, and uncle of the Mad King. However, in the books, ...
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Did Oberyn Martell truly know his sister was raped by the Gregor Clegane?

In this scene from "Tyrion IV" in "A Clash of Kings", Tyrion and Varys discuss Elia Martell's rape death. Her death was unsolved even though many suspected Gregor Clegane. “Why forget?” Tyrion ...
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How does Cersei pay her bills? [duplicate]

In Game of Thrones S07E04, the conversation between Cersei and the Iron Bank representative reveals that she plans to repay the crown's debt to the Iron Bank with gold recovered in the conquest of ...
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What region/group controls the Stepstones

In a recent question of mine I asked if we knew the names of the Stepstones. They are quite an interesting area having once been the land bridge between Westeros and Essos and since then having been ...
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Do we know the names of the Stepstones?

The Stepstones are a group of islands off of the east coast of Westeros. They connect The Broken Arm in Dorne to The Disputed Lands in Essos. According to The Lands of Ice and Fire two of the islands ...
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Who are these characters who have appeared for one episode each?

A few weeks ago I found the following image on reddit and saved it with means to coming back later to identify who all the characters were. I subsequently forgot about it and lost the link to the ...
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How can Baelish buy and sell prostitutes if slavery is abolished?

During a half attentive rewatch session, I realized that at least two times in public Lord Baelish claimed buying and/or selling prostitutes in public. One of them was during the tourney joust between ...
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Have there been any duels where both duelers were wielding Valyrian steel?

Valyrian steel is supposed to be a very good material to make weapons with, and to grant great advantage in combat. But have there been any duels where both duelers were wielding Valyrian steel?
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Why Tommen was called “First of his name” even if there has been a Tomen II Lannister? [duplicate]

Why Tommen is called "first of his name" while there has been a Tommen II Lannister?
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Are there any battle inspired from real life battle?

According to D.B. Weiss, Battle of bastards is directly inspired from Battle of Canae, even if there are some diferences. We went back to the Roman fight against the Carthaginians in the Battle of ...
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What is the place where Will was executed?

In the show Will is the deserter of the Night's Watch that gets executed by Eddard Stark after he is captured. He is captured in the hills and the Starks ride out to meet the deserter somewhere in the ...
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Are there any cemeteries in Westeros?

What do commoners and nobles do with the corpses in Westeros? Are there cemeteries or other places to put the dead?
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Why didn't Jon Snow's army wear shields?

In the TV show there is a lack of proper armor; very few people wear helmets. I suppose the reason is, out of universe, so that we can see the faces of the actors. But what about shields? It's not ...
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How do victims of extended coma survive in the World of Fire and Ice?

I don't know what the book details are, but in the TV show survives a coma that is implied to have lasted longer than a month. Since there seem to be no feeding tubes or intravenous injections in ...
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Has weirwood wood ever been used as material?

Weirwoods are sacred trees mostly found in the North, even if they were once spread throughout Westeros. I suppose that the old gods would be upset if they were cut down to be used as normal wood. Has ...
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Shouldn't Dragonstone's staircase have gates to be more effective?

Here is a screenshot from season 7 episode 1, "Dragonstone", of the staircase. It seems pretty impressive, with massive walls and a long, skinny path. Good for defence. But to be more effective, ...