History GameOfThrones / TropesLToO

22nd May '17 6:48:32 AM dustyham
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* MissingStepsPlan: In Season 5, Littlefinger convinces Sansa to go along with marrying [[spoiler: Ramsay Bolton]] in the interest of avenging her family. The question of how her marrying the son of the man who murdered [[spoiler: her mother and brother]] and thereby helping to legitimize the [[TheUsurper usurpation]] of her family will get her the revenge she wants is neither raised nor answered in-universe. Thus: Step 1. Marry [[spoiler: Ramsay]], Step 2. ???, Step 3. Profit!
20th May '17 1:43:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Ramsay Snow does it.

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Ramsay Snow does it.
20th May '17 1:42:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* LeaveNoSurvivors: After House Bolton wins the battle against Stannis' forces outside of Winterfel, Ramsay Bolton kills the last wounded enemy soldier who was about to surrender.
-->'''Ramsay:''' [[ExactWords I accept your surrender.]]
12th May '17 3:33:58 AM jormis29
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** In "The Door", Euron Greyjoy (played by Danish actor Pilou Asbæk) gives a rallying speech as to why he should be named the new leader of the Iron Islands, during which Asbæk's sing-songy Danish accent comes through multiple times.

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** In "The Door", Euron Greyjoy (played by Danish actor Pilou Asbæk) Creator/PilouAsbaek) gives a rallying speech as to why he should be named the new leader of the Iron Islands, during which Asbæk's sing-songy Danish accent comes through multiple times.
18th Apr '17 5:57:57 AM NightShade96
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* {{Leitmotif}}: All the major houses have one.
** The melancholy Stark theme is the most frequently heard, playing in the pieces "Goodbye Brother," "Winter is Coming," "Jon's Honor", and "King of the North." During "What Is Dead May Never Die" it gradually shifts into the Greyjoy theme during [[spoiler:Theon's Face-Heel Turn]].
** The Lannisters have "The Rains of Castamere" and its variations. It usually manifests as dark, ominous background score but crosses over to an in-universe lietmotif when Tyrion whistles a more sing-song version in "The North Remembers" and Bronn does a rousing rendition in "Blackwater." Cersei even explains the song's history and meaning in "Second Sons," and eventually the song gives its name to a WhamEpisode in which [[spoiler: it serves as both a meta and in-universe signal that something is definitely not right just before a massacre.]]
** The Baratheons have three themes. The kingly one, used mostly for Robert and Joffrey, is a bombastic fanfare befitting royalty, first heard in "The King's Arrival" and reprised in "You Win Or You Die" (with elements of "The Rains of Castamere"), "The Throne Is Mine," and "Wildfire". "First Of His Name" contains a DarkReprise of it that plays [[spoiler:when Joffery dies]]. The second theme is most frequently used for Robert's biological children, as in "Black Of Hair," "Bird Without Feathers," "Await The King's Justice," and "The Throne Is Mine." The third theme plays for Stannis and is first heard in the second half of "Warrior of Light". Appropriately, it's a variation of Melisandre's/the Lord of Light's theme that contains part of the Baratheon theme.
** "Chaos Is A Ladder", Littlefinger's leitmotif, is a slow, creepy piano version of "Await The King's Justice" which rises up into a variation of "The Throne Is Mine."
** The White Walkers also have their own, which can be heard in "North of the Wall" and "The Night's Watch". They also get a DarkReprise of the main theme in "Three Blasts".
** Daenerys has two distinct themes. One is a powerful, mysterious-sounding melody with a distinctly Eastern feel reflecting her Valyrian roots heard in "Fire and Blood." The other is more triumphant and often mixes with the main theme for her more glorious moments, such as Season 1's "Finale" and "Mother of Dragons."
** Jaqen H'ghar has a quiet, distinct tune which plays whenever he makes an appearance or performs an action affecting the plot. A broader, deeper version plays when [[spoiler: Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie escape]] in "The Prince of Winterfell".
*** As the series progresses, Arya's leitmotif becomes a mix between Jaqen's and the Starks, gradually shifting more toward the former.
** Melisandre and the Lord of Light's theme can be heard in "Warrior of Light", while Stannis' comes from later in the track, when a grander, more percussive sound kicks in. In Season 3, Davos gets his own theme with "The Night is Dark".

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* {{Leitmotif}}: All the major houses The show has enough to have one.
** The melancholy Stark theme is the most frequently heard, playing in the pieces "Goodbye Brother," "Winter is Coming," "Jon's Honor", and "King of the North." During "What Is Dead May Never Die" it gradually shifts into the Greyjoy theme during [[spoiler:Theon's Face-Heel Turn]].
** The Lannisters have "The Rains of Castamere" and
[[Leitmotif/GameOfThrones its variations. It usually manifests as dark, ominous background score but crosses over to an in-universe lietmotif when Tyrion whistles a more sing-song version in "The North Remembers" and Bronn does a rousing rendition in "Blackwater." Cersei even explains the song's history and meaning in "Second Sons," and eventually the song gives its name to a WhamEpisode in which [[spoiler: it serves as both a meta and in-universe signal that something is definitely not right just before a massacre.]]
** The Baratheons have three themes. The kingly one, used mostly for Robert and Joffrey, is a bombastic fanfare befitting royalty, first heard in "The King's Arrival" and reprised in "You Win Or You Die" (with elements of "The Rains of Castamere"), "The Throne Is Mine," and "Wildfire". "First Of His Name" contains a DarkReprise of it that plays [[spoiler:when Joffery dies]]. The second theme is most frequently used for Robert's biological children, as in "Black Of Hair," "Bird Without Feathers," "Await The King's Justice," and "The Throne Is Mine." The third theme plays for Stannis and is first heard in the second half of "Warrior of Light". Appropriately, it's a variation of Melisandre's/the Lord of Light's theme that contains part of the Baratheon theme.
** "Chaos Is A Ladder", Littlefinger's leitmotif, is a slow, creepy piano version of "Await The King's Justice" which rises up into a variation of "The Throne Is Mine."
** The White Walkers also have their own, which can be heard in "North of the Wall" and "The Night's Watch". They also get a DarkReprise of the main theme in "Three Blasts".
** Daenerys has two distinct themes. One is a powerful, mysterious-sounding melody with a distinctly Eastern feel reflecting her Valyrian roots heard in "Fire and Blood." The other is more triumphant and often mixes with the main theme for her more glorious moments, such as Season 1's "Finale" and "Mother of Dragons."
** Jaqen H'ghar has a quiet, distinct tune which plays whenever he makes an appearance or performs an action affecting the plot. A broader, deeper version plays when [[spoiler: Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie escape]] in "The Prince of Winterfell".
*** As the series progresses, Arya's leitmotif becomes a mix between Jaqen's and the Starks, gradually shifting more toward the former.
** Melisandre and the Lord of Light's theme can be heard in "Warrior of Light", while Stannis' comes from later in the track, when a grander, more percussive sound kicks in. In Season 3, Davos gets his
own theme with "The Night is Dark".page]].
18th Apr '17 12:31:33 AM NightShade96
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* OhCrap:
** Varys' reaction when Littlefinger reveals he is aware of Varys' secret meeting with Illyrio.
** Jaime and Cersei's reactions to learning Bran may live [[spoiler:Bran witnessed Jaime and Cersei's {{Twincest}} make-out session before Jaime pushed him out a window.]]
** Tyrion's reaction to Catelyn talking a whole tavern into arresting him.
** Loras when he realizes that the Mountain is about to attack him with a sword at the Tourney of the Hand. Loras doesn't have a weapon at this point, only a shield to protect himself.
** Viserys once he realizes what is meant by giving him a "golden crown."
** Jaime when he realizes Ned Stark just rope-a-doped him.
** Bronn when Tyrion tells him that Lord Tywin is placing them in the vanguard in the next day's battle.
** Tyrion upon seeing Stannis' charging forces at the Battle of Blackwater.
** [[NobleFugitive Arya]] in disguise as Tywin Lannister's cupbearer at Harrenhal when they announced that Littlefinger has arrived. A similar scene occurs when [[spoiler:the Hound is found by "The Brotherhood Without Banners" and she does get recognized as a Stark.]]
** Davos realising the Blackwater has been filled with [[GreekFire wildfire]].
** [[MassOhCrap The Season 2 finale.]]
--->'''Grenn:''' [[spoiler: Three blasts?]]\\
'''Edd:''' ''[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere RUN!]]''
** Kraznys, when he learns that [[spoiler:Dany can speak Valyrian. Doubly so when he hears her order the Unsullied to kill him.]] Missandei is a bit quicker on the uptake, getting her OhCrap shot the moment Dany addresses her new troops.
** The Hound's expression when Beric lights his sword on [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes fire]].
** Catelyn when [[spoiler:the Frey musicians start playing "The Rains of Castamere". And again when she realizes that Roose Bolton is wearing armor to a wedding.]]
** Joffrey gets this in "Mhysa" when he calls Tywin a coward and remembers too late [[DragonInChief who the most powerful man in Westeros actually is.]]
** Lysa when Littlefinger tells her that the only woman he ever loved is Catelyn, [[spoiler:shortly before he pushes her out of the Moon Door to her death.]]
** In "The Mountain and the Viper", [[spoiler:Tywin has one when Oberyn tries to get Ser Gregor to confess who gave the order to murder Elia. Tyrion and Jaime join in after Gregor crushes Oberyn's head.]]
** The Night's Watch get very pale and Alliser stops being so sure of himself when Jon declares that the Wildlings have got Giants on their side.
** Many characters react in shock and fear when when the Stark direwolves make their presence known. Several Starks deliberately use their wolves to intimidate others.
** The two Night's Watch brothers who try to rape Gilly get a two parter. First, after giving a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating to Sam]], Sam stands up and [[TheSoCalledCoward warns them to back off, without even raising his voice]]. Just as it sinks in they are in for more trouble than they bargained for, a VERY angry [[NobleWolf Dire Wolf]] stalks from the shadows. Cue looks of absolute terror.
** Melisandre, [[spoiler:when she realizes that while Shireen's sacrifice has cleared the blizzard, most of Stannis' army has [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere deserted in disgust]], and Stannis is therefore doomed. She follows up with her own ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]
** Brother Lancel and The Faith Militant, when they try to take Cersei into custody, and The Mountain steps in. When he [[NoSell doesn't even react]] to a war pick to the chest, and the decapitates the attacker, the others flee in terror.
** Cersei, when she hears that her trial will not permit trial by combat. She lost her trump and knows all too well [[KangarooCourt there's no way she'll be acquitted]].
** Lancel, with a deep stab wound, cannot even stand. And he suddenly realizes [[spoiler: he's in a room lined with casks of wildfire. Then he notices a puddle of the stuff at the end of the room, with three candles standing in it, all burnt nearly completely down. The look on his face is self-explanatory.]]
** Bran [[spoiler: witnessing his aunt Lyanna's DeathByChildbirth and his father promising her he would hide her son. Bran stares astonished as he realizes who the baby is.]]

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* OhCrap:
** Varys' reaction when Littlefinger reveals he is aware of Varys' secret meeting with Illyrio.
** Jaime and Cersei's reactions to learning Bran may live [[spoiler:Bran witnessed Jaime and Cersei's {{Twincest}} make-out session before Jaime pushed him out a window.]]
** Tyrion's reaction to Catelyn talking a whole tavern into arresting him.
** Loras when he realizes that the Mountain is about to attack him with a sword at the Tourney of the Hand. Loras doesn't have a weapon at this point, only a shield to protect himself.
** Viserys once he realizes what is meant by giving him a "golden crown."
** Jaime when he realizes Ned Stark just rope-a-doped him.
** Bronn when Tyrion tells him that Lord Tywin is placing them in the vanguard in the next day's battle.
** Tyrion upon seeing Stannis' charging forces at the Battle of Blackwater.
** [[NobleFugitive Arya]] in disguise as Tywin Lannister's cupbearer at Harrenhal when they announced that Littlefinger has arrived. A similar scene occurs when [[spoiler:the Hound is found by "The Brotherhood Without Banners" and she does get recognized as a Stark.]]
** Davos realising the Blackwater has been filled with [[GreekFire wildfire]].
** [[MassOhCrap The Season 2 finale.]]
--->'''Grenn:''' [[spoiler: Three blasts?]]\\
'''Edd:''' ''[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere RUN!]]''
** Kraznys, when he learns that [[spoiler:Dany can speak Valyrian. Doubly so when he hears her order the Unsullied to kill him.]] Missandei is a bit quicker on the uptake, getting her OhCrap shot the moment Dany addresses her new troops.
** The Hound's expression when Beric lights his sword on [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes fire]].
** Catelyn when [[spoiler:the Frey musicians start playing "The Rains of Castamere". And again when she realizes that Roose Bolton is wearing armor to a wedding.]]
** Joffrey gets this in "Mhysa" when he calls Tywin a coward and remembers too late [[DragonInChief who the most powerful man in Westeros actually is.]]
** Lysa when Littlefinger tells her that the only woman he ever loved is Catelyn, [[spoiler:shortly before he pushes her out of the Moon Door to her death.]]
** In "The Mountain and the Viper", [[spoiler:Tywin has one when Oberyn tries to get Ser Gregor to confess who gave the order to murder Elia. Tyrion and Jaime join in after Gregor crushes Oberyn's head.]]
** The Night's Watch get very pale and Alliser stops being so sure of himself when Jon declares that the Wildlings have got Giants on their side.
** Many characters react in shock and fear when when the Stark direwolves make their presence known. Several Starks deliberately use their wolves to intimidate others.
** The two Night's Watch brothers who try to rape Gilly get a two parter. First, after giving a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating to Sam]], Sam stands up and [[TheSoCalledCoward warns them to back off, without even raising his voice]]. Just as it sinks in they are in for more trouble than they bargained for, a VERY angry [[NobleWolf Dire Wolf]] stalks from the shadows. Cue looks of absolute terror.
** Melisandre, [[spoiler:when she realizes that while Shireen's sacrifice has cleared the blizzard, most of Stannis' army has [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere deserted in disgust]], and Stannis is therefore doomed. She follows up with her
OhCrap: Has [[OhCrap/GameOfThrones its own ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment.]]
** Brother Lancel and The Faith Militant, when they try to take Cersei into custody, and The Mountain steps in. When he [[NoSell doesn't even react]] to a war pick to the chest, and the decapitates the attacker, the others flee in terror.
** Cersei, when she hears that her trial will not permit trial by combat. She lost her trump and knows all too well [[KangarooCourt there's no way she'll be acquitted]].
** Lancel, with a deep stab wound, cannot even stand. And he suddenly realizes [[spoiler: he's in a room lined with casks of wildfire. Then he notices a puddle of the stuff at the end of the room, with three candles standing in it, all burnt nearly completely down. The look on his face is self-explanatory.]]
** Bran [[spoiler: witnessing his aunt Lyanna's DeathByChildbirth and his father promising her he would hide her son. Bran stares astonished as he realizes who the baby is.]]
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26th Feb '17 12:38:38 PM R3GARnator
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** In the backstory, the love affair between Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, [[spoiler: who conceived Jon Snow]], produced a mass-scale war that killed thousands of people and ended the Targaryen dynasty.

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** In the backstory, [[spoiler: the love affair between Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, [[spoiler: who conceived Jon Snow]], produced a mass-scale war that killed thousands of people and ended the Targaryen a dynasty.
26th Feb '17 3:22:04 AM eroock
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* MistakenFromBehind: In an episode Arya is shown looking for her friend [[HitmanWithAHeart Jaqen]] among the Lannister soldiers at Harrenhal, so that she can request that he assassinate someone for her. Jaqen has [[MulticoloredHair red hair with some black and white streaks in front]], and Arya initially grabs the wrong person, a random Lannister with red hair that he wore at the same length as Jaqen.
20th Feb '17 11:37:32 PM JulianLapostat
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* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her [[{{TrueCompanions}} closest/only friend]] is naturally the son of her ''Dad's'' best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, travelling with her sister's former protector and hanging out her mother's knight).

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* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Normally justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other.
**
Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell, her [[{{TrueCompanions}} closest/only friend]] is naturally the son of her ''Dad's'' best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, travelling with her sister's former protector and hanging out her mother's knight). knight).
** Tyrion Lannister is the only main character (as of Season 6) to have visited almost every theater of action in Westeros (North, The Wall, Riverlands, King's Landing, Meereen) and met the largest pool of characters (Jon Snow, Ser Alliser, Maester Aemon, Jeor Mormont, Robb Stark, Theon Greyjoy, Bran Stark, Catelyn Stark, Lysa Tully, the Royal Court of King's Landing, Sansa Stark, Oberyn Martell, Ellaria Sand, the Tyrell family, Jorah Mormont) and he's the first major political figure in Westeros to personally visit and pay court to Daenerys Targaryen. This becomes relevant in the plot when Tyrion breaks the news of Lord Commander Jeor Mormont's passing to his son Jorah, and when [[spoiler:Theon and Yara Greyjoy visit Meereen at the end of S6, and he dresses down Theon by bringing up their one and only meeting in Season 1]].
18th Feb '17 2:06:14 AM BB8ForPresident
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* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Normally justified as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell her [[{{TrueCompanions}} closest/only friend]] is naturally the son of her Dad's best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, travel with her sister's former protector and meet her mother's former knight).

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* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Normally justified justified, as the relatively small size of the noble class in Westeros means most families will have met or at least heard of each other. Played straight with Arya's experiences wandering among the much more populous small folk - out of all the people she could have bonded with between Kings Landing and Winterfell Winterfell, her [[{{TrueCompanions}} closest/only friend]] is naturally the son of her Dad's ''Dad's'' best friend. (On other occasions she ends up serving her family's ArchEnemy, travel travelling with her sister's former protector and meet hanging out her mother's former knight).
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