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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Comprehensive Rules for Game of Thrones Lines of Succession

I'm three quarters through the third book, "Storm of Swords" right now (so please, no spoilers from too late in the book or any subsequent books). I just read a part where Tyrion is discussing with ...
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What is a “year” in Westeros?

I only watched the Game of Thrones TV series. But there it was said that the current summer lasted for already nine years. In our world a "year" is the time in which all four seasons pass. Since this ...
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If R+L=J, why would his claim to the throne come before this Targaryen?

So GRRM just confirmed that one of the rumors about ASOIF are true. But what I don't understand is: [Winds of Winter spoilers]
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Can Cersei Lannister claim the Iron Throne and legitimize her act?

At the end of season 6 of Game of Thrones, It is not explained how. Is it normal for a Queen regent to assume the throne once there are If so, would she need to seek out and destroy any distant ...
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How is The Wall bypassed?

In the first series of the TV show several things apparently bypass The Wall to reach Winterfell: The Night's Watch member Will captured near Winterfell and executed by Ned. The Direwolf & her ...
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Why do White Walkers in Game of Thrones sometimes spare someone?

In the first episode of the first season, Winter is Coming, three rangers come across a wildling camp killed by a White Walker. The walker then kills 2 of the rangers, but allows Gared to live. ...
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Why would Littlefinger want this person dead?

Up until near the end of season four we're led to believe Cersei or Jaime had Jon Arryn — previous Hand of the King — murdered to cover up Cersei's offspring being the product of incest, yet in the ...
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Who can knight you so that the knighting 'sticks'?

Motivating scenario: I'm a swell upstanding guy, so Ser/Lord X, an acquaintance of mine, knights me. So I walk into my village tavern; the barkeep asks "What'll it be, friend?" and I tell him "That's ...
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What plot differences are there between the Game of Thrones TV series and the books? [closed]

It has been a while since I've read the books and I recall the show being fairly accurate. What plot differences are there between them? Are any substantial, or are they all particularly minor?
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What is the shape of the world of Westeros and do the Westerosi know?

For quite some time now I have been asking myself how the world of Game of Thrones is shaped and if the people living in that world know the shape. In questions here on SciFi.Stackexchange ...
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Is there any tangible proof of Jon Snow's lineage?

Spoilers Alert!!! However, People of the north won't just believe words. Howland Reed was with Eddard at the tower, Eddard is dead, but Howland could be alive. Even if Howland Reed comes forth and ...
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Why is Cersei commonly referred to as “Cersei Lannister” instead of “Cersei Baratheon”?

I've watched the first two seasons of the TV series, and I'm in the middle of the first book. While reading, I noticed that Catelyn is usually referred to by her married name: Scarlet-tinged ...
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How is canon determined for the works set in the world of ASOIAF?

George R. R. Martin brought the world of ASOIAF (henceforth called Planetos) to the public when he published his first book A Game of Thrones in 1996. He would go on to write 4 more books over 15 ...
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How many dragons ever existed in Westeros?

There are multiple questions relevant to each other: How many dragons ever existed in Westeros? How do they end up? When did the number reach its peak?
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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 and ...
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What do the White Walkers do with the baby boy gifts from Craster?

When Craster gives away the baby boys to the White Walkers, what happens? Do the baby boys become snacks at a White Walker party? Made into something else with magic?
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Who knows the truth about Jon Snow's parentage (father & mother)

There are a lot of great theories telling us that Eddard Stark couldn't be the father of Jon Snow, like this one: What evidence is there supporting an alternative parentage for Jon Snow? But, who ...
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As things stand, will House Stark go extinct?

According to the family tree in A World of Ice and Fire Ned Stark's children are in fact the only surviving Starks. And as of S06E09; In the Season Six Finale it is revealed that; This means that if ...
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What are the origins of the White Walkers?

Just watched the 4-th episode of season 4. In the end we see the scene where That means that But if that's how the process of reproduction is organized for the White Walkers, that brings the ...
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Why do people go to the Wall in Game of Thrones?

Is the wall a bad or a good place to be? Some people are sent there as punishment, others go because they want to (Jon Snow), others to get away from harm (Arya). If I am not completely correct, it ...
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Where do the regions of Westeros appear to align as of the season 6 finale?

Based on a previous question, my understanding is that there are 9 regions of Westeros subject to the rule of the Iron Throne, from Dorne joining up to Cersei killing Robert. With whom does [insert ...
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Does the Song of Ice and Fire take place in a hollow world?

The HBO series Game of Thrones and the book series it's from, A Song of Ice and Fire, offer no examples or suggestions that the world is set in a hollow world. But the television show's opening ...
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Who is now the Lord of Casterly Rock?

I am re-watching Game of Thrones and I came across this question. Tywin Lannister is the Lord of Casterly Rock - But since his death, who is now the Lord of Casterly Rock? Tyrion can't be the Lord ...
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Who actually sent the assassin to kill Bran?

I've read all of the books, but most of them years ago. But I can't remember who it was who actually sent the assassin. Is it made clear, for example an actual confession?
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What are the rules of Trial by Combat in Game of Thrones?

What are the rules, as specified in the canon, for a Trial by Combat. Specifically: Is Trial by Combat a fight to the death? In what situation is a Prosecutor and/or Defendant allowed to ...
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Why do dead bodies only reanimate beyond the Wall?

Why do dead bodies beyond the Wall reanimate but those south of the Wall do not? We only see dead bodies reanimate in Castle Black, but further south the dead do not ...
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Where does the background story in A Song of Ice and Fire come from?

As I can read, the author of the series created several books in the series starting with the book A Game of Thrones. I'm watching the series on TV (I haven't read the books). When I watched ...
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Why isn't Jon executed on sight?

So, to get spoilers out of the way - Now, this is fine from Jon's perspective. However, there is a fairly rigid law about the Wall's deserters being punished by death. Which makes me wonder: why ...
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Is the origin of the Night King in Game of Thrones consistent with the books?

PLEASE NOTE: This question is not a dupe, because it takes into account more information from the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones season 6, episode 5 ("The Door") revealed to us ...
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Who were the Kingsguard escorting Cersei?

This pertains to Season 6 and Season 7 of Game of Thrones if you have not caught up this point... Beware the Spoilers! Now to the question... During the scene where Cersei sits on the Iron Throne and ...
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What is Renly's basis for removing Joffrey?

Related question: What was the basis for Lord Renly's claim to the throne? I get that he considers himself a better king than Stannis, but why isn't he loyal to Joffrey who is supposedly the ...
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Why is it that after 8,000 years, technology in Westeros has not evolved in the world of the Game of Thrones?

In Game of Thrones, their society dates back 8,000 years. Why have there been no advances in technology?
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Is there an episode of Game of Thrones where nobody dies?

So, after watching S4E08 - The Mountain and the Viper - I got to wondering. Is there any episode of Game of Thrones where nobody dies? I've watched every episode so far (and read all the books), but I ...
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Did Mirri Maz Duur deliberately mistreat Drogo's wound?

When Khal Drogo gets wounded by Mago, the Lhazareen healer Mirri Maz Duur offers to help treat the wound to prevent an infection. What do the books say about this?
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How many people actually died during The War of the Five Kings?

If I understand correctly, before the events of the first season (or book) the population of the Seven Kingdoms was about half a million or so? But how bloody was the Clash of The kings, and how ...
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Why did Tywin Lannister allow Jaime to join the Kingsguard?

I can't imagine Tywin allowing his son Jaime to join the Kingsguard. Wouldn't he insist that Jaime stay at Casterly Rock, marry, have children, and carry on the family name? He certainly did not want ...
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How did Jaqen H'ghar get caught?

Following a recent 9gag post: Did Jaqen H'ghar end up in that cage because he knew that he would meet and "recruit" Arya, or was it some strange coincidence? Is it described somewhere in the books, ...
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Why are there no maps of lands east of Westeros in The Game of Thrones?

The Dothraki come from a land (Essos) that is east of Westeros, and separated by the Narrow Sea. But the map given in the book (A Game of Thrones) doesn't show anything beyond Dragonstone. Is there a ...
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Why did 'The Mountain' hesitate?

Spoilers from the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones, "The Dragon and the Wolf". In one of the final scenes, Jaime and Cersei are discussing Jaime's future with them, at which point
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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: Littlefinger orders Ser Dontos Hollard to ...
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Can a bastard, under any circumstance, become a Lord or King in Game of Thrones?

Can a bastard under any circumstance (other than armed rebellion) become a Lord or for that matter, a King, in Game of Thrones? I am in the middle of Season 1 & Book 1, please avoid spoilers. I ...
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What weapons can kill White Walkers?

Can white walkers be killed by Valyrian steel weapons, too? (latest television episode on HBO indicated obsidian weapons stabbing a white walker will destroy them)
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Can White Walkers swim?

In Game Of Thrones Season 5 Episode 8 (Hardhome), we saw : I wonder why : Was it intentional :
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Is there any proof that Jaime Lannister is actually a good swordsman?

From what I can tell of Jaime Lannister, he is a good swordsman, because he has fought numerous battles and lived to tell the tale. What I can't find is any evidence of him beating anyone in a duel ...
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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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How long does it take to forge a Maester's chain?

How many links are needed to forge a chain? Are more links prestigious than others? How long does it typically take to earn a full chain?
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Do the septons and septas of the Seven have magic powers?

In Game of Thrones, the priests of the Red God and the Old Gods of the Forest exhibit magic powers. Do the devotees of the Seven exhibit similar power?
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Was the rebellion of the North really necessary?

I really can't get this. With such a strong feudalism, does kneeling down mean so much? I think there is not much difference between being 'King in the North' or 'Warden of the North'. The difference ...
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What does Craster do with his sons?

Craster...loves...his daughters, but not really his sons. I know he offs them, but how, and is it for some "Other" purpose? Some sort of dark tribute to the supernatural forces of the North to be ...
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How did Daenerys avoid injury in Vaes Dothrak?

In s06E04 Daenerys Now I am aware she did this once before but G.R.R.M. went on record and said that: Now the only explanation I have is that TV show is different from books, but this seems a major ...

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