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It is worth mentioning that the Unsullied were never really meant to operate as a whole elite army. They were known as the best infantry in the world, but mostly sold as slaves perhaps in batches of 10 to 100. Not necessarily just to regents intending to use them in war, but to also to merchants and similar, who wished to use them in times of peace. ...


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The existing answers already cover the question, I will just add a quote, from the same chapter as yours, were Daenerys understood that all soldiers are eunuch, and ask the same question to Kraznys mo Nakloz Some of the soldiers were tall and some were short. They ranged in age from fourteen to twenty, she judged. Their cheeks were smooth, and their eyes ...


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The unsullied are an analog of the Roman Legion. The most important quality in a legionnaire wasn't his testosterone fueled aggression, it was discipline. In fact - when holding a shield wall - the last thing you wanted was a hothead beside you breaking formation and bringing the attack to the enemy. You held, the guys behind you pistoned their spears ...


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Soldiers do not need to be strong to fight. Soldiers do not need to be skilled at fighting to fight well. All a soldier needs to be able to do is obey orders without question or hesitation. And most importantly to never break formation or retreat from the fight. Battles--especially during the middle ages--are fought until one side loses the will to fight. ...


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Ned only really lies about Jon's true parentage but he doesn't necessarily lie when he doesn't lie by refusing to tell Robert of his mother or letting Catelyn believe what she does. That's just withholding information rather than lying per se. That said Ned does lie again when he is forced to "confess" before Joffrey has him executed. Eddark Stark: I am ...


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The best guess to answer your question would be: Because the dragon was smart enough to know that there was a real threat up there. Magic or not, dragons are intelligent enough to discern from danger or a treat. Did it know the Night King in particular was up there? Probably not. But it knew something magical was up there. Think of a large 50 foot fire ...


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In addition to @Valorum's great answer, I did see the following article: A 'Game of Thrones' Sequel Is Not an Option for HBO's Top Executive The three successor shows are all prequels. In the finale, Arya goes on to explore what's west of Westeros. Have you considered exploring sequels? Specifically, Arya Stark as she travels west of Westeros? Nope, ...


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In 2007, HBO acquired the film and TV rights to GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire series of books. It would appear (bearing in mind that these deals are subject to intense commercial confidentiality) that this includes all future works within the same fictional universe, noting that a) the options were exercised when only four of the books had been written and ...


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Night's Watch The Night's Watch is somewhat of a democracy. They elect their Lord Commanders by majority vote. The Lord Command then rules for life, so whether this is really democracy can be questioned. Why Samwell Tarly didn't mention this habit to strengthen his case during his suggestion in the final episode, one can only guess; it seems he has had ...


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While it is clearly speculation or future work issue to say if she will succeed, it is safe to answer that No ! Arya the explorer is not doomed to failure. Mostly because of the Plot compass. If the story needs it, Arya will find a way that Elissa didn't. But in a more realistic way. Islands tends to be small in big oceans. Sailing 100 km north or south ...


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According to A Wiki of Fire and Ice, When he returned to Oldtown on Lady Meredith in 59 AC, Eustace Hightower explained that they had sailed south by southwest years ago but lost Norman and his Autumn Moon to a storm. Elissa's crew towed Lady Meredith to three exotic islands, which she named Aegon, Rhaenys, and Visenya. Despite the protests of Eustace, ...


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Your premise is flawed. Neither The Wall or the Watch are a part of the North. They answer to no Kings and owe no fealty to anyone. Before the Conquest, Watch was manned collectively by men of all the Kingdoms. It still is. It is the shield that guards the realms of men, it doesn't guard one realm and owes no allegiance to any realm. It serves everyone and ...


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The Night’s Watch didn’t belong to the Seven Kingdoms either. It’s physically next to the North, but it owes no allegiance to the North, or to anyone. So it should make no difference. The northern border of the North as a political entity is the edge of the New Gift, fifty leagues south of the Wall. Remember, the Night’s Watch is eight thousand years old ...


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GRRM has taken to NotABlog (His official medium to release statements and correspond with the fans) to answer this question after a fashion: And I’m writing. Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all ...


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Yes. In addition to the examples in the accepted answer, S08E06 showed a meeting in which Bran was elected king. A shot of those taking part in the meeting: From screenrant.com: Game of Thrones' finale saw the election of a new King, which involved a meeting of various characters new and old. Bran Stark is King of Westeros as the show ended, a position ...


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In S08E06, does become King. Contrary to ApproachingDarknessFish's answer, he does not sit on the Iron Throne because it has been destroyed prior to his becoming king. Instead, he sits in his wheelchair and he is pushed around by Podrick, as shown below:


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Ermesande Hayford is the youngest bride we know of. She was probably two years old when she was married to Tyrek Lannister. Speaking specifically of Aegon III, he was not that old himself. He was 11 when he married his cousin Jaehaera Targaryen (Who was 8). After her death, he was 13 when he married Daenaera Velaryon. A completely negligible difference in ...


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Since your question is about the interaction between the two Clegane brothers at the truce meeting in season 7, I will limit my answer to only events before and during that meeting. I will leave out events from season 8. Since you also requested answers from the book series, I will base my answer on the books where I can. Sandor Clegane probably did not ...


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How did Sandor Clegane learn that the tall knight guarding Queen Cersei was his undead brother? Because no one ever pretended otherwise. "Ser Strong" was never a thing in the TV show, and he's always just been the Mountain. Sayeth the Wiki: In the television series, Cersei's new Kingsguard is not given a name, and what is seen of his face through his ...


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He was huge, the biggest man that Eddard Stark had ever seen. Robert Baratheon and his brothers were all big men, as was the Hound, and back at Winterfell there was a simpleminded stableboy named Hodor who dwarfed them all, but the knight they called the Mountain That Rides would have towered over Hodor. He was well over seven feet tall, closer to eight ... ...


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It seems from the perspective of the Maesters that Jaehaerys started out a great guy and this was furthered by his wife and council. Though young to the throne, Jaehaerys revealed himself from an early age to be a true king. He was a fine warrior, skilled with lance and bow, and a gifted horseman. He was a dragonrider as well, riding upon Vermithor—a ...


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Over 100 years old. Here are some excerpts from interviews. This latest turn of events actually shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Way back in 2012, Melisandre actress Carice van Houten told Access Hollywood, “I don’t know how old she is, but she’s way over 100 years, so she is a wiser spirit, in a way, but it’s difficult for me to say too much ...


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There isn't enough information to really definitively answer. Celtigar might well have attempted to bond with a dragon and failed sometime in the past, or perhaps his family line was mostly unable to. We just don't know based on the conversation. In a broader sense, not based on any sort of Canon, but on the real world, Genetics can be a funny thing. You ...


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They could make hundreds if they wanted, but Stannis did not have enough "life", if they made any again Stannis would die. The magic requires a percentage of a man's life, shall we say 40% of his life gets drained, and I think Stannis at his current age has a percentage of 80% judging by his age. Some of Melisandre's skill set consist of "blood rituals" ...


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Books Official Answer We simply do not know that. GRRM is deliberately vague about time, distances etc so we can't correctly figure out the rate on our own either. He merely at max gives us a vague idea by giving us a year and that's about it. And even the years are rare, most of the time he just doesn't discuss time so that fans couldn't find errors in ...


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There's no explicit information available on death toll of each war. But if we had to speculate, I think Dance of the Dragons would be the most destructive in both economic cost and human life cost. Dragons are the most deadly weapon of war which can cause mass destruction. And Dance of the Dragons was the only time the largest number of dragons Westeros ...


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Kinslaying is spoken about as a subjective matter and up to each individual how they define what would class as kinslaying or not, or at least what would be "bad enough" to be labelled as kinslaying. George has spoken about it below and goes into detail over different things that would change people's perception of it. A couple of the important things ...


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In the show he may have felt some sorrow, though it wasn't made explicit on-screen. He clearly loved at least one of his children (Myrcella), so it's not beyond him. Joffrey was.. Joffrey though. When Olenna Tyrell admits to poisoning Joffrey he seems pretty upset, but that could be more about Tyrion getting the blame than the fact that Joffrey died.


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King Aerys attended the Tourney at Harrenhal and it was the first time he left the Red Keep in years. His appearance drew even more people in and so there would have been lots of common folk there. In the below quotes it makes it obvious that his madness would be clear for all to see. As the king would be seen in public and probably seen acting like that ...


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No Jaime did not care for Joffrey. When Joffrey was born, Jaime was expressly forbidden by Cersei to not to show or harbour any affections for Joffrey out of fear that someone might discover their secret. Jaime had seen him born, that was true, though more for Cersei than the child. But he had never held him. "How would it look?" his sister warned him ...


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This answer is based mostly on the books, because: They provide more lore on the subject. I haven't seen the show. People with the abilities of the Three-Eyed Raven (or Three-Eyed Crow as he is referred to in the books) are properly referred to as Greenseers. There is no evidence such a being has ever sat the Iron Throne, and there is a great deal of lore ...


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I don't know why but I interpreted this scene as if Varys once captured the man who had cut him and the way he was taking revenge was keeping him inside that box, like, forever, feeding him only to survive or something like that. Since in S08E05


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Yes the Hand of the King can assume the regency and title "Protector of the realm" in the interregnum and they can officially summon a Great Council of all the Lords of the realm to elect the new King or heir. For historical precedence, we have Lord Brynden 'Bloodraven' Rivers, when King Maekar died unexpectedly in a battle without any clear heir, Lord ...


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The first one to surrender (on screen) was the Lannister Captain that was facing down Jon, Grey Worm, a street full of Unsullied and Northmen, and a rather angry looking dragon on the tower. Once someone with a position of authority set the precedent of surrender, the cry to "ring the bells!" spread through the army. We don'...


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The forces on the ground decided to ring the bells After Dany lands and the Lannister forces in the stand off against Jon and Grey Worm surrender and chuck down their weapons you start to hear men shouting. Ring the bells It goes on for a while until someone finally manages to get there and to ring the bells. The ground forces and presumably a Captain ...


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Three times in history, The Great Council was summoned to peacefully determine who shall rule Great Council of 101 AC King Jaehaerys the wise ruled during half a century, from 48 AC to 103 AC. During his reign, he had lot of diferent heirs. When Baelon, his designed heir, died in 101, he followed the advice of his son, the Archmaester Vaegon. A thousand ...


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The show is way ahead of the books, which end with the events covered in season 5. At that point, as in the show, Daenerys is still in Meereen and her three dragons are all alive. Until she hatched the eggs, dragons were extinct as far as the world knew.


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On the Books, three dragons Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion are alive. Rumor is there are more dragons at east. On the TV show Before Game of Thrones s08e05 Just one dragon alive in Westeros he is named 'Drogon' after Khal Drogo. Well 'Mother of Dragon' is alive as well. 'Viserion', was killed by the Night King. 'Rhaegal', was killed by Euron Greyjoy.


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Sir Arthur Dayne would own Jaime using his left hand while taking a piss with the right. Here we should note that Jaime was an arrogant bastard and his belief have little to nothing to do with reality.


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Prince Daeron 'The Daring', son of Viserys I, didn't have any nephews who were crippled. His nephews were: Jaehaerys (Aegon II's son) Maelor (Aegon II's son) Jacaerys (Rhaenyra's son) Lucerys (Rhaenyra's son) Joffrey (Rhaenyra's son) Aegon (Rhaenyra's son) Viserys (Rhaenyra's son) None of the Seven boys were crippled. King Daeron I 'The Young Dragon' was ...


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You are possibly confused by Jon no longer considering himself a Night's Watchman because the oath starts: Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. He died and so his watch ended.


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Unlikely Whilst it is incredibly unlikely that George would ever admit to doing this, especially whilst the show is still running, it is unlikely it is even a reference to that in the first place. The book appears to have first been mentioned in A Dance with Dragons and hinted at being poorly written then before the show went downhill. The galley was ...


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Apples and Oranges You can't really compare the Watch to the Papacy. The Watch isn't a religion, and that too World's largest religion. The Papacy's structure is different, it's role in politics was different, it's methods of generating revenue were different. If you want to compare them to anything, compare them to various Military orders. You'll notice ...


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Taking the black is a choice, to address Roberts rebellion it is likely that once it succeeded everyone who was able decided to bend the knee and Robert accepted their fealty, only the most die hard loyalists would choose to take the black given the option of swearing fealty to the new king and retaining their lands and titles. The amount of criminals was ...


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A Song of Ice and Fire Balerion From there the skulls ranged upward in size to the three great monsters of song and story, the dragons that Aegon Targaryen and his sisters had unleashed on the Seven Kingdoms of old. The singers had given them the names of gods: Balerion, Meraxes, Vhaghar. Tyrion had stood between their gaping jaws, wordless and awed. You ...


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In A Game of Thrones, on page 11 it is stated that: It was the ninth year of summer, and the seventh of Bran's life. So the last winter was 8-9 years ago at the starting point of the series.


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Sansa will turn against her family. I'm pretty sure about it. Since the beginning of Season 8, we always caught Sansa talking/planning something with Lord Yohn Royce of the Knight of Vale. The first was in the Winterfell corridor when they are interrupted by Tyrion, when Sansa told Tyrion, "I thought you're the smartest man". And the other scene where ...


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Game of Thrones Benjen is already dead at the start of season eight. Benjen is Coldhands in the show and as Coldhands he was in some state between alive and dead. Benjen: The Wall is not just ice and stone. Ancient spells were carved into its foundations. Strong magic to protect men from what lies beyond. And while it stands, the dead cannot pass. I ...


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Kings have sons. Sons become Princes. Princes become Kings. Night King gets sons. Sons become White Walker Commanders. White Walker Commanders become Night King(s). I do not remember any explanation about how all the White Walker Commanders were created. But it does seem that the Night King was eagerly accepting all the male babies that Craster was ...


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