History Fridge / GameOfThrones

14th Apr '17 2:42:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In "The Climb", Arya is practicing her archery skills on a straw dummy. The Brotherhood Without Banners' archer says she isn't as good as she thinks. Arya replies, "Face, tits, balls. Hit them right where I wanted." Later, we see that that's exactly what happened to [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Ros...]]
14th Apr '17 2:41:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Ghost is different from the rest of his siblings and is discovered having separated himself from the rest of the litter, just as Jon Snow is the [[HeroicBastard bastard son]] of Ned Stark and leaves Winterfell to join the Night's Watch. Ghost and Jon are both part of their families while also being a bit apart from their siblings too. Ghost is also an albino, while the other direwolves are mostly grey. Traditionally, noble-born bastard children can have the sigil of their house (if knighted), but with colors reversed, in this case a white direwolf on grey as opposed to the Stark's grey direwolf on white.

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** Ghost is different from the rest of his siblings and is discovered having separated himself from the rest of the litter, just as Jon Snow is the [[HeroicBastard bastard son]] of Ned Stark and leaves Winterfell to join the Night's Watch. Ghost and Jon are both part of their families while also being a bit apart from their siblings too. Ghost is also an albino, while the other direwolves are mostly grey. Traditionally, noble-born bastard children can have the sigil of their house (if knighted), but with colors reversed, in this case a white direwolf on grey as opposed to the Stark's grey direwolf on white. Jon is later given the nickname "the White Wolf."



* In the season finale, after the Starks have retaken Winterfell, the clockwork model shows the Stark direwolf sigil atop the castle - but the wolf is white, not dark gray. Jon is also called "the White Wolf" (which seems almost ironic, given that he had taken "the black" as a member of the Watch and still has a penchant for very dark clothing.) But [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental book material]] reveals that noble-born, acknowledged bastard children who achieve rank enough to use the family sigil (usually by being knighted or risen to a lordship) often use their father's sigil with the colors inverted. The Stark sigil is a grey direwolf on a white field. Ergo, Jon Snow's sigil, if he used one, would be a ''white wolf'' on grey.
14th Apr '17 2:39:28 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Daario's dagger. At first glance, the hilt shaped like a naked woman seems only to be due to his flamboyance. But it makes the weapon comfortable to hold, not to mention throw, only by someone who knows it exceedingly well, meaning only him.

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* Daario's dagger. At first glance, the hilt shaped like a naked woman seems only to be due to his flamboyance. But it makes the weapon comfortable to hold, not to mention throw, only by someone who knows it exceedingly well, meaning only him.
14th Apr '17 2:33:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Tywin reforging Ice into two swords seems like a capstone to the ultimate destruction of the Stark family. But in actuality Ice ''isn't'' destroyed. The hilt is discarded and the scabbard is burned but the blade itself still exists, split into two Lannister swords. The Starks are conquered, divided and forced into hiding but they still persevere. Eventually, one of the swords makes it into the hands of Brienne of Tarth, who had sworn herself to Lady Catelyn and later does the same for her daughter, Sansa (who is, as far as most of Westeros knows, the last Stark left).
** Joffrey's later naming of one of these two swords (which he received as a wedding gift) wasn't accidental. Listen to the suggested names: ''Wolfs''bane (as in ''direwolf''), Terminus, Widow's Wail. He chooses the latter -- probably not just because he thought it sounded cool, but because he was probably thinking of Ned Stark's widow, wailing as the Freys killed her and her son. This is yet another avenue that Joffrey is using to troll Sansa -- which makes what happens to him moments later even more cathartic.
14th Apr '17 2:27:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In the scene between Jon and Maester Aemon, Jon insists that Ned would always do what is right and never give up his honor. [[spoiler:This is false and Jon himself is the main reason for it. Ned lies about a non-existent affair and claims Jon as his bastard son to keep his nephew (Jon) safe.]]
** [[spoiler: On that note, this is only the second time we've see Ned act dishonest. The first time was when he acquiesced to Cersei's demands and declared Joeffry the rightful king, when he knows he's not. He acted that way that time because if he didn't, his daughters' lives would be in danger. The only thing Ned put above honor was his family. Likewise, he lies to keep his nephew Jon safe.]]


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* In the scene between Jon and Maester Aemon, Aemon states that love can make men do dishonorable things. Jon insists that Ned would always do what is right and never give up his honor. [[spoiler:This is false honor, but [[spoiler:through the course of the series, we see Ned sacrifice his honor out of love twice: once in declaring Joffrey the true king to save his daughters, and Jon himself is the main reason for it. Ned lies once in lying about a non-existent affair and claims Jon as his bastard son Jon's parentage to keep his nephew (Jon) safe.]]
** [[spoiler: On that note, this is only the second time we've see Ned act dishonest. The first time was when he acquiesced to Cersei's demands
him safe and declared Joeffry the rightful king, when he knows he's not. He acted that way that time because if he didn't, his daughters' lives would be in danger. The only thing Ned put above honor was his family. Likewise, he lies to keep a promise to his nephew Jon safe.]]

sister]].

22nd Mar '17 8:49:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Sam steals Heartsbane, his family's Valyrian steel ancestral sword. This is not only a very clear message to his father reminding him that Sam is his firstborn and heir even if he was forced to take a vow to renounce his claims as a member of the Night's Watch (and is probably on the way to Oldtown where he will be trained as a Maester who vow the same), but also very practical. The way there is long, and he will need something to protect Gilly and little Sam with. Additionally (or probably most importantly), Valyrian steel can kill White Walkers, making it very useful once he returns to the Wall.
22nd Mar '17 8:48:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Still on the Ironborn, it is amusing to note Euron is basically a darker mirror to old Theon. A vain, cocky, entitled and arrogant Greyjoy swaggering about and planning daring raids. The difference is he is a lot more ruthless and a lot more dangerous, but he's essentially what Theon could have become had he not realized the error of his ways. Euron's crowning even directly mirrors Theon's baptism in Season 2 in the way it is shot, the music, and Aeron's speech matching the one a random priest did to Theon.
22nd Mar '17 8:44:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The episode "Sons of the Harpy" reveals that Rhaegar is good at playing the harp. At the same time, the episode has [[spoiler: the most blatant {{Foreshadowing}}s (e.g. Stannis' OOCISSeriousBusiness regarding Ned breaking his marriage vow, Littlefinger and Sansa discussing Lyanna at the crypt) of Jon's parentage]]. [[PunBasedTitle Clever, D & D.]] [[DoubleMeaningTitle Clever.]]

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* The episode "Sons of the Harpy" reveals that Rhaegar is good at playing the harp. At the same time, the episode has [[spoiler: the most blatant {{Foreshadowing}}s (e.g. Stannis' OOCISSeriousBusiness regarding Ned breaking his marriage vow, Littlefinger and Sansa discussing Lyanna at Foreshadowings of the crypt) identity of Rhaergar's son]].
* In "Hardhome," When Olly talks to Sam about
Jon's parentage]]. [[PunBasedTitle Clever, D & D.]] [[DoubleMeaningTitle Clever.]]
plan, Sam tells him that sometimes people have to make hard choices that seem wrong at the time but are better in the long run. Olly processes the words, but does not lighten up. In a later episode, [[spoiler:Olly will help betray Jon, an action that seems wrong in the moment, but he feels is better in the long run]]. In the same conversation, Sam tells Olly not to worry about Jon because "he always comes back!" In a later episode, [[spoiler:Jon comes back from the dead]].
19th Mar '17 11:43:08 PM karategal
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** House Tyrell is represented by a rose. Flowers, particularly roses, are usually given to people to get in their good graces. The Tyrells are infamous {{Social Climber}}s in Westeros. Flowers are also frequently used as decorations, matching the Tyrells' extravagant nature. Also, roses are renowned for their thorns - to handle them carelessly due to their beauty is to risk surprising injury. Olenna Tyrell is often called "The Queen of Thorns."

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** House Tyrell is represented by a rose. Flowers, particularly roses, are usually given to people to get in their good graces. The Tyrells are infamous {{Social Climber}}s in Westeros. Flowers are also frequently used as decorations, matching the Tyrells' extravagant nature. Also, roses are renowned for their thorns - -- to handle them carelessly due to their beauty is to risk surprising injury. Olenna Tyrell is often called "The Queen of Thorns."



* For those familiar with the books, Ellaria Sand is the bastard daughter of Lord Uller and there's a common Dornish saying that [[AxCrazy "Half of the Ullers are half-mad, and the other half are worse"]]. Book!Ellaria is the complete opposite of that saying as she is not vengeful or bloodthirsty. However, [[AdaptationalVillainy TV!Ellaria]] perfectly fits the saying given [[TheSociopath for her actions]] in Season 5 and 6 and she could either fall on the mad half or the worse half or maybe both.

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* For those familiar with the books, Ellaria Sand is the bastard daughter of Lord Uller and there's a common Dornish saying that [[AxCrazy "Half of the Ullers are half-mad, and the other half are worse"]]. Book!Ellaria is the complete opposite of that saying as she is not vengeful or bloodthirsty. However, [[AdaptationalVillainy TV!Ellaria]] perfectly fits the saying given [[TheSociopath for her actions]] in Season Seasons 5 and 6 and she could either fall on the mad half or the worse half or maybe both.



* Drogo's wound becomes infected in spite of Mirri Maz Duur's treatment, but several episodes later she reveals that she hates the Dothraki and wants revenge on them. Certainly she botched the treatment on purpose in order to facilitate her ultimate betrayal.

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* Drogo's wound becomes infected in spite of Mirri Maz Duur's treatment, but several episodes later she reveals that she hates the Dothraki and wants revenge on them. Certainly Certainly, she botched the treatment on purpose in order to facilitate her ultimate betrayal.



* In episode 1, Robert wants Ned to run his kingdom, "While I eat, drink and whore my way into an early grave." Now, let's look at Robert's death: it was connected to all three (eating -- he was hunting a boar, drinking -- he was drunk, whoring -- his bastard children made Ned realize the truth about Cersei's children, forcing her to plan his death).

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* In episode 1, Robert wants Ned to run his kingdom, "While I eat, drink drink, and whore my way into an early grave." Now, let's look at Robert's death: it was connected to all three (eating -- he was hunting a boar, drinking -- he was drunk, whoring -- his bastard children made Ned realize the truth about Cersei's children, forcing her to plan his death).



* The change of Robb's wife's character from Jeyne Westerling (a lesser lordly house under the Lannisters) to Talisa Maegyr (a Volantene noble daughter turned itinerant field nurse) adds another layer to why the Northern lords would have been upset at Robb marrying her. Not only is Robb's wife not from the North, she's not even from ''Westeros.'' The Northmen are known to be proud of their heritage - often to a fault - so for most of the Northmen it probably had as much or more to do with [[FantasticRacism Talisa being Essosi]] than it did about the tactical implications of upsetting Lord Walder. Especially given that ''no one'' could have forseen his revenge plot coming - or Roose Bolton betraying them in a power grab, for that matter. Guys like the Blackfish or the Greatjon certainly wouldn't have stood for it.

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* The change of Robb's wife's character from Jeyne Westerling (a lesser lordly house under the Lannisters) to Talisa Maegyr (a Volantene noble daughter turned itinerant field nurse) adds another layer to why the Northern lords would have been upset at Robb marrying her. Not only is Robb's wife not from the North, she's not even from ''Westeros.'' The Northmen are known to be proud of their heritage - -- often to a fault - -- so for most of the Northmen it probably had as much or more to do with [[FantasticRacism Talisa being Essosi]] than it did about the tactical implications of upsetting Lord Walder. Especially given that ''no one'' could have forseen his revenge plot coming - -- or Roose Bolton betraying them in a power grab, for that matter. Guys like the Blackfish or the Greatjon certainly wouldn't have stood for it.



** Joffrey's later naming of one of these two swords (which he received as a wedding gift) wasn't accidental. Listen to the suggested names: ''Wolfs''bane (as in ''direwolf''), Terminus, Widow's Wail. He chooses the latter - probably not just because he thought it sounded cool, but because he was probably thinking of Ned Stark's widow, wailing as the Freys killed her and her son. This is yet another avenue that Joffrey is using to troll Sansa - which makes what happens to him moments later even more cathartic.
* Whenever Pycelle is speaking when Tywin is around, look at Tywin and you'll see him trying his best to hide an open sneer and often looking about. The reason is that in a deleted scene from season 3, Tywin makes it clear he knows full well that Pycelle is faking being a doddering old man, which Pycelle confirms (this was also hinted at earlier, where he puts on the act with Ros, but then stands up quite nimbly after she leaves). Tywin openly asked "am I the only one who sees through this performance?" With that knowledge, you can enjoy these scenes more as Tywin is fighting not to openly gape at how everyone else buys Pycelle's act.

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** Joffrey's later naming of one of these two swords (which he received as a wedding gift) wasn't accidental. Listen to the suggested names: ''Wolfs''bane (as in ''direwolf''), Terminus, Widow's Wail. He chooses the latter - -- probably not just because he thought it sounded cool, but because he was probably thinking of Ned Stark's widow, wailing as the Freys killed her and her son. This is yet another avenue that Joffrey is using to troll Sansa - -- which makes what happens to him moments later even more cathartic.
* Whenever Pycelle is speaking when Tywin is around, look at Tywin and you'll see him trying his best to hide an open sneer and often looking about. The reason is that in a deleted scene from season Season 3, Tywin makes it clear he knows full well that Pycelle is faking being a doddering old man, which Pycelle confirms (this was also hinted at earlier, where he puts on the act with Ros, but then stands up quite nimbly after she leaves). Tywin openly asked "am I the only one who sees through this performance?" With that knowledge, you can enjoy these scenes more as Tywin is fighting not to openly gape at how everyone else buys Pycelle's act.



** As the septon says his words at Joffrey and Margery's wedding ceremony, the camera lingers on various main characters. When the septon says, "Cursed be he who would seek to tear them asunder", the camera pans in a way that subtly highlights [[spoiler:Joffrey]]'s murderer - [[spoiler:Olenna Tyrell]].

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** As the septon says his words at Joffrey and Margery's wedding ceremony, the camera lingers on various main characters. When the septon says, "Cursed be he who would seek to tear them asunder", the camera pans in a way that subtly highlights [[spoiler:Joffrey]]'s murderer - -- [[spoiler:Olenna Tyrell]].



* Back in season 2, Jorah has a conversation with Quaithe of Asshai while she tattoos a man's back with magical protective symbols because he's planning to sail near Valyria. Later on Jorah sails through Valyria without any such protection [[spoiler: and gets infected with greyscale]].

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* Back in season Season 2, Jorah has a conversation with Quaithe of Asshai while she tattoos a man's back with magical protective symbols because he's planning to sail near Valyria. Later on Jorah sails through Valyria without any such protection [[spoiler: and gets infected with greyscale]].



* Still on the Ironborn, it is amusing to note Euron is basically a darker mirror to old Theon. A vain, cocky, entitled and arrogant Greyjoy swaggering about and planning daring raids. The difference is he is a lot more ruthless and a lot more dangerous, but he's essentially what Theon could have become had he not realized the error of his ways. Euron's crowning even directly mirrors Theon's baptism in season 2 in the way it is shot, the music, and Aeron's speech matching the one a random priest did to Theon.

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* Still on the Ironborn, it is amusing to note Euron is basically a darker mirror to old Theon. A vain, cocky, entitled and arrogant Greyjoy swaggering about and planning daring raids. The difference is he is a lot more ruthless and a lot more dangerous, but he's essentially what Theon could have become had he not realized the error of his ways. Euron's crowning even directly mirrors Theon's baptism in season Season 2 in the way it is shot, the music, and Aeron's speech matching the one a random priest did to Theon.



* In the Season finale, after the Starks have retaken Winterfell, the clockwork model shows the Stark direwolf sigil atop the castle - but the wolf is white, not dark gray. Jon is also called "the White Wolf" (which seems almost ironic, given that he had taken "the black" as a member of the Watch and still has a penchant for very dark clothing.) But [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental book material]] reveals that noble-born, acknowledged bastard children who achieve rank enough to use the family sigil (usually by being knighted or risen to a lordship) often use their father's sigil with the colors inverted. The Stark sigil is a grey direwolf on a white field. Ergo, Jon Snow's sigil, if he used one, would be a ''white wolf'' on grey.

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* In the Season season finale, after the Starks have retaken Winterfell, the clockwork model shows the Stark direwolf sigil atop the castle - but the wolf is white, not dark gray. Jon is also called "the White Wolf" (which seems almost ironic, given that he had taken "the black" as a member of the Watch and still has a penchant for very dark clothing.) But [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental book material]] reveals that noble-born, acknowledged bastard children who achieve rank enough to use the family sigil (usually by being knighted or risen to a lordship) often use their father's sigil with the colors inverted. The Stark sigil is a grey direwolf on a white field. Ergo, Jon Snow's sigil, if he used one, would be a ''white wolf'' on grey.
7th Feb '17 5:58:25 PM emmaliza
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\n* In the finale, while talking to Sansa, Tyrion casually says "anyone named Desmond Crakehall has to be a pervert." This is a MythologyGag, as in the books, the Crakehalls (albeit mostly the women) are notorious for their [[ReallyGetsAround promiscuity.]]

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