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Who died in the Game of Thrones episode, "The Long Night"?

I'm mainly talking here about any named characters we know that died in the episode. I was trying to pay attention to see who died but it was so damn dark that I probably missed who and when. Those ...
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What was the point of Bran warging into the ravens during S8E3?

I still don't understand what exactly he was hoping to accomplish during that scene where because it looked like nothing of any major significance happened besides warging into a flock of ravens for ...
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Who has green eyes and was/were killed by Arya?

In Game of Thrones S08E03: The Long Night, when Arya meets Arya says she was right that Brown eyes are pretty common but do we know anyone with green eyes that Arya has shut forever?
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Why does Bran Stark feel that Jon Snow "needs to know" about his lineage?

In Game of Thrones S08E01, we're all enjoying the drama around Jon Snow's Obviously the news creates turbulence for Jon's love life and for his humble position as Warden of the North or whatever. And ...
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Why is there so much dragonglass in Dragonstone?

We know there is a lot of dragonglass in Dragonstone. Why there in particular?
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What is the punchline to Tyrion Lannister’s joke about the jackass and the honeycomb?

There are some TV episodes where Tyrion starts telling a joke about bringing a honeycomb and a jackass into a brothel, but he gets interrupted every time before he tells the punchline. Is this joke ...
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Why don't other Westeros houses use wildfire?

In Game of Thrones, the use of wildfire during the battle of Blackwater seems like an obvious (technically magical) advantage to have in a battle. With news of the battle spreading, surely other ...
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Does every generation of Starks have a Brandon?

I'm playing catch up with Game of Thrones and relying on YouTube to help fill in blanks, but have noticed there are a lot of Brandon Starks who all have important roles in shaping the story. I know ...
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Why are the Night King and his minions advancing now versus later in winter?

Winter may be several years long, which is effectively a natural siege in itself. Why not simply wait a year or two for the people of Westeros south of the Wall to be starving and worn down, versus ...
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Would Coldhands have been a White Walker or a wight?

Benjen was stabbed by a White Walker with an ice sword and left "to turn" but was saved with dragongalss by the Children of the Forest. Benjen: I led a ranging party deep into the North to ...
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What happened to Viserion in Season 7?

In the end of season 7, Daenerys's dragon, Viserion, Does it make any difference in that case?
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Are there other sources of air in the crypt of Winterfell?

When fire burns it removes oxygen and gives out carbon dioxide (among other gases) this means that if a fire burns in a confined space it quickly becomes fatal to humans to be in the space even if the ...
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Why do children of Robert's Rebellion call Jon Snow what they're calling him?

OK word is out that Jon Snow is the However for anyone who was part of Robert's Rebellion Yet Bran Stark, Samwell Tarly and a few others says he's Can anyone explain this?
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Are there any other instances of an existing knight appointing another knight? [duplicate]

In Game of Thrones S08E2 "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms", in the scene where Are there any instances in the books where an existing knight gave another warrior Knighthood by himself?
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Why do people think Winterfell crypts is the safest place for women, children and old people?

In Game of Thrones S08E02 "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms", it is repeatedly mentioned by multiple characters (I counted six) that when the Night King and the Army of the Dead attack, the Winterfell ...
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Who can become a wight?

Can any dead become a wight or must they be victims of the wights or White Walkers? The question comes from a discussion around people, horses and dragons being reanimated.
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Why isn't everyone flabbergasted about Bran's "gift"?

Bran has become the three-eyed raven, and can see anything that has happened in history using his mind's eye. This is an incredible gift that takes place in a world in which people doubt the existence ...
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Can anyone explain what's the meaning of this in the new Game of Thrones opening animations?

With season 8 came a new opening scene animation, which now takes us down to the Crypts of Winterfell and the Throne room in KL. In the older opening animation we saw the Stag, Dragon and Lion ...
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Why did Bronn offer to be Tyrion Lannister's champion in trial by combat?

In the story, A Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by combat after being wrongly accused of trying to kill Bran Stark and conspiring to kill Lord Jon Arryn. The halls of the Eyrie ...
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Can White Walkers reanimate the dead in cemeteries?

Since the Army of dead breached the wall and is marching south, I've been thinking. Could White Walkers reanimate corpses/skeletons buried in cemeteries? This would increase numbers of wights ...
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How many time has Arya actually used Needle?

During Episode 1 of Season 8, Winterfell, Jon Snow and Arya finally meet each other again. During this scene Jon notices that Arya has kept Needle, the sword he offered her in the first Season. When ...
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What happened to Thoros of Myr's flaming sword?

In the TV series, during the episode "Beyond The Wall", the gang get in a spot of bother with an undead polar bear which eventually leads to the death of Thoros. As the bear approaches, the gang ...
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How much of the faces power is magic, and how much is it the skill of the wearer?

In the TV Series we see Arya wear various faces, initially the faces seem to be similar to her, young females that she could easily take on the mannerisms and possibly learn to put a voice on for. The ...
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Why didn't The Mountain enforce Cersei's order? [duplicate]

In S07E07 "The Dragon and the Wolf" of Game of Thrones, while Jaime is preparing his troops to march to Winterfell, Cersei pulls him aside & tells him she means to double cross the rest. She has ...
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How is Gendry supposed to fulfill Arya's request?

There are no dimensions. How is Gendry supposed to make it? Is it a blowgun? A spear? What materials does it require? Gendry is supervising the forge for thousands of dragonglass weapons and Arya ...
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What was the meaning of the Night King's message?

In S08E01 of Game of Thrones, we see this message: We have seen this several times, the symbol drawn with horse heads, the stones around the Weirwood where White Walkers are created and in some caves,...
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Why was Tyrion worried & disapproving of Jon and Dany’s actions on the boat?

In S07E07, “The Dragon and the Wolf”, of Game of Thrones, We see Tyrion noticing this & there is a worried look on his face and clear disapproval. In S08E01, “Winterfell”, when Ser Davos ...
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Why do they portray characters with beard/eyebrows not matching their hair? [duplicate]

Why did they make characters like Gendry to have blonde beard when he has black hair? Or Daenerys to have black eyebrows, when she has silver hair.
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What are the motives behind Cersei's orders given to Bronn?

This question contains spoilers for Season 8 Episode 1. Cersei has ordered Bronn to go assassinate I understand her motives for wanting to murder Have I missed something fundamental in the plot? So ...
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Do Velaryons not exist in the Show?

One of the showrunners in the Behind the Episode interview said: Only Targaryens can ride dragons Obviously in the books we learn about the Dragonseed and House Velaryon dragonriders. Have they ...
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If Jon Snow became King of the Seven Kingdoms what would his regnal number be?

We see Sam revealing Jon's true identity to him at the crypts of Winterfell. There he refers to him as Am I missing something?
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How are the faces preserved in the Hall of Faces?

When Arya is finally shown the Hall of Faces, she actually touches one of the faces; i.e., the faces aren't in a container with some kind of preservative (like formaldehyde). I know that the bodies ...
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What's the meaning behind the open-eyed stones that are placed on the deceased?

Numerous times throughout the series the deceased are shown with stones over their eyes, and with those stones painted with blue, open eyes. What's the meaning behind this?
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Which character in GoT does GRRM consider the most noble?

After so many years, we are nearing the end of Game of Thrones. It is probably clear by now that the most villainous of characters would include Cersei, and probably Tywin. On the other hand we have ...
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Can there be female White Walkers?

I never saw a female White Walker in the TV show. As for Craster donating only his sons to White Walkers, there are two possibilities: White Walkers don't accept a female gift because they can't be ...
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How many bastards are there in GoT?

Game of Thrones is full of bastards. And, their existence even drives the main plot. How many known bastards have been shown on-screen in GoT?
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How are people able to so easily identify Valyrian steel? [duplicate]

There are numerous accounts throughout GoT where a Valyrian steel sword has been shown, followed by someone immediately identifying that the sword is made of Valyrian steel. How are they able to so ...
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Execution methods in Game of Thrones + ASoIaF

Throughout the series we see different people get executed via different means. For example: The question is, how is execution method determined? I know that GRRM is a fan of medieval times and in ...
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Why was the small council so happy for Tyrion to become the Master of Coin?

In S03E02, Tywin Lannister names Tyrion the Master of Coin, followed by Varys and Cersei quickly smirking at Tyrion (and Pycelle being enthusiastic about the development). Why were they so happy for ...
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How much of the Game of Thrones show dialogue is taken directly from the books? [duplicate]

I'm currently re-watching the series (never read the books). Whenever there's a scene with Tyrion I always find myself impressed by the writing/his witty comebacks. Are these all the work of George, ...
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How do melee tourneys in Game of Thrones work?

From the descriptions in the books we learn of multiple fighters in an arena fighting with blunt weapons. I don't understand how exactly does someone win or lose such a contest. Do they all surrender ...
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Why would the Red Woman birth a shadow if she worshipped the Lord of the Light?

Is there any reasoning or explanation as to why Melisandre would birth a shadow if she was a follower of the Lord of the Light religion? It seems somewhat contradictive that a Light worshiper would ...
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How did Arya survive the stabbing?

In Westeros, a simple paper cut can prove to be fatal. Robert Baratheon was killed by a boar. Khal Drogo was killed by a mere scratch on his chest. Talisa was killed when she was stabbed in the ...
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Is there any significance to the Valyrian Stone vault door of Qarth?

This may seem inconsequential to the immediate plot and story of Game of Thrones, but I was wondering if there is ANY significance to the vault in Qarth having a Valyrian Stone door? Is there any ...
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How much time passed between the arrests of Margaery and Cersei?

I am writing a story and I want to know how much of a time gap was between the arrests of Queen Margaery of House Tyrell and Cersei of House Lannister.
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Is the Bangalore skin "Kingslayer" a reference to Game of Thrones?

In the game Apex Legends by EA the character Bangalore has a skin called "Kingslayer". This seems like an obvious reference to Jaime Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, though I'm ...
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What is the long fork tool the maesters hold in Game of Thrones?

I see the maesters holding a long metal stick or fork they use to examine people. What is that, what is it used for and why?
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Was the chained library at the Citadel modelled after the chained library of Hereford Cathedral?

A recent question over on Movies & TV asks the following: Why are the books in the Game of Thrones citadel library shelved spine inwards? The answers within mainly answer from an out of universe ...
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Is there an intended relation between Baal and R'hllor?

In Essos, we see many worshipers of the Lord of Light, also known as R'hllor. In Israel, time of Ahab, we see many worshipers of Baal, the personification of the sun. I'm wondering. Baal worshipers ...
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Why did Shae (falsely) implicate Sansa?

In S4E6, during the trial where Tyrion is accused of regicide, Shae provides a false testimony to the jury. The question of why Shae betrayed Tyrion has already been covered, but I haven’t found ...

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