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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Why did Tyrion visit the Wall?

Game of Thrones has Tyrion visiting the Wall, simply as he wanted to see it. Watching this, I had the feeling that, in the novel, there was another, less arbitrary, reason, but I can't recall it. ...
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Does each season of Game of Thrones roughly equal a book?

Does each current Game of Thrones season roughly equal one A Song of Ice and Fire book? And do we know which future seasons will cover which books? I am planning to read the first book after the TV ...
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How many stairs are in The Wall?

After I read the initial description of The Wall I got to thinking about just how many stairs would be in the staircase from ground level to the top? I'm hoping someone with more knowledge of the ...
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Does the intro sequence to the Game of Thrones TV series have any meaning?

The intro to Game of Thrones episodes includes a model mechanical world sprouting up buildings at Kings' Landing, Winterfell, and other key locations. Does this have any significance other than ...
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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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What happened to Jon Snow's direwolf?

I noticed that when Jon Snow left Winterfell with his uncle to head to the Wall, his direwolf was nowhere in sight. In fact, I don't recall seeing it since they found the pups by their dead mother. ...
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Are there any redeeming characters in Game of Thrones/SOIAF? [closed]

I've never read the Game of Thrones/*Song of Ice and Fire* series of books. I watched the first two episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones show and none of the characters struck me as someone I could ...
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How did Gared (Night's Watch man) get back from behind The Wall? [duplicate]

The surviving Black Brother, Gared, from the prologue of A Game of Thrones is apparently the deserter who is beheaded in the beginning of the book. But how did he manage to get to Winterfell from ...
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What is a Hedge Knight?

Reading the Ice and Fire books, I keep on coming across the term Hedge Knight (and, also, the apparently pejorative, Hedge Wizard). What specifically does the prefix Hedge refer to?
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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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