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How did they manage to rebuild King's Landing so quickly after it was burned down by the dragon?

This question refers to the TV series "Game of Thrones" final season, so be careful, there are spoilers ahead! In the final season, Daenerys Targaryen burns the entire city of King's Landing,...
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When captured in the Eyrie, why didn't Tyrion just wait it out rather than risk his life in a trial by combat with a stranger as champion?

When captured in the Eyrie, Tyrion himself called for the trial by combat; it wasn't foisted upon him by his captors. Why would he take this extremely risky move when he could instead have kept ...
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Who was Prince Viserys Targaryen (brother of Daenerys) named after?

Viewers of Game of Thrones (2011) were introduced to Prince Viserys Targaryen, the brother of Daenerys Targaryen, and Rhaegar Targaryen. In the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon (2022), two ...
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What could cause the bond between a dragon and its rider to be broken, other than death?

In House of the Dragon S01E07 "Driftmark", Laenor Velaryon, who is the rider of the dragon Seasmoke, fakes his death, gets a new haircut, and flees "across the narrow sea" (to ...
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Non-criminals in the night's watch [duplicate]

I have only 1 main question: For non-criminals, apparently serving the night's watch includes the for life + no leave because 'leave' is desertion or whatever + take no wife + father no children + etc,...
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What is the nature of King Viserys Targaryen's skin disease?

In House of the Dragon, it was revealed that King Viserys Targaryen has a skin disease that "refuses to heal." I'm wondering if it's one of the fictional diseases in the A Song of Ice and ...
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What did King Viserys mean when he said that his brother, Daemon, is the "Visenya" of the family?

In House of the Dragon S01E01 "The Heirs of the Dragon", King Viserys Targaryen had a conversation with his wife, Aemma Arryn, where he compared his brother, Daemon Targaryen to Visenya ...
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Why does Cersei keep telling Margaery she can "come to her with anything she needs"?

I've been rewatching Game of Thrones recently, and I am really confused by this scene in S05E03 - "High Sparrow". It goes on for a couple minutes and I can't really make sense of it. INT. ...
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Was the intro for The Expanse inspired by Game of Thrones

The intro to The Expanse reminds me to the intro of Game of Thrones Intro of The Expanse Intro of Game of Thrones Both intros show ...
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When did the Night's Watch capture the Brotherhood Without Banners & Sandor Clegane?

In Game Of Thrones S7E5, we see the Brotherhood is detained by Tormund, but I can't seem to remember in which episode they caught them. Was it ever shown?
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What does the training of the faceless men contain?

We've seen Arya training with the Faceless men in Braavos. It was mostly serving, telling lies (the game she played with the waif) and fighting. But what does the training consist of to become a ...
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What is the ultimate fate of the Unsullied and Dothraki?

At the end of the series, is it discussed how the current Unsullied are the last generation and perhaps have no current purpose? And the Dothraki are basically not much better than the White Walkers ...
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Do the dragons in Game of Thrones have a limited number of fire breaths?

I was watching "The Long Night" and in the scene where the good team was looking out for Dany and Drogon to light up the trenches (but she was trapped in snowstorm), while Jon and Rhaegal ...
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Did Lyanna Stark ever love Robert Baratheon?

At the time of the famed tourney of Harrenhall, Lady Lyanna Stark was betrothed to Eddard Stark's best friend, Lord Robert Baratheon, while Prince Rhaegar Targaryen was married to Princess Elia ...
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Name of a Game of Thrones fan fiction

I am trying to find a fan fiction I read years ago. It is a modern AU Game of Thrones fic with the pairing of Jon/Denearys. It involves them having an affair in college while Jon is in a relationship ...
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Is Arya Stark the heir to House Whent?

This says that House Whent maybe went extinct. The Whent family was wiped out enough during the War of the Five Kings for their lands to be given away to Janos Slynt as a gift for his help in ...
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Can a wight killed with dragonglass be reanimated?

Can a wight killed with dragonglass be reanimated by the Night King?
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Were these titles ever really used? [closed]

Titles like "First of his name" or "Fifth of his name" are a very original construct on Martin's side. However, I am curious, were these titles ever used in history for true? Edit: I think people ...
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Did Cersei intend for her son, King Tommen, to die?

In Season 6 Episode we see that Cersei Upon hearing the news, King Tommen Is this the outcome Cersei wants? Lest you think the answer is an obvious NO, I would like to offer the following ...
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Is there a plausible scientific explanation for the seasons in Game of Thrones / Song of Ice and Fire? [duplicate]

The way seasons work in A Song of Ice and Fire is very peculiar, so I was wondering if it's even possible for a real planet to have an orbit/axes/rotation that would account for it? For example, ...
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How did Robert Baratheon deteriorate from being a mighty warrior to being a fat drunk?

Robert defeated Rhaegar Targaryen and was seen as one of the greatest warriors in the Seven Kingdoms according to characters' stories, but I missed any explanation of how he became a fat, drunken, ...
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How many sequences is the most ever shown in a Game of Thrones intro?

I notice that the locations shown in Game Of Thrones opening title sequence change from episode to episode, presumably to reflect the locations of the major characters. What's the most amount of ...
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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 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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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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