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Memes: Game of Thrones
The King Westeros deserves.

  • "Robert Baratheon: Murdered by a pig."
  • "Brace yourselves. Winter is coming." A still image of Ned with his hands on the pommel of "Ice", pointing downward with "Brace yourself, the (noun) is (verb)ing"
  • "Just so."
  • "It is known."
  • "Renly is not right!"
  • "Fuck The Kingsguard, Fuck The City, Fuck The King" in the eyes of the fans is the new house words for House Clegane thanks largely to Sandor for putting Joffrey squarely in his place with said words. The look on Joffrey's face afterwards is utterly priceless.
  • Cleganebowl. Get Hype. Based on the fan-theory from the books that Ser Robert Strong is Gregore Clegane and the monastery grave digger is Sandor Clegane. It's a common theory that the two will end up fighting a trial by combat against each other in one of the next books.
  • This exchange between Arya and Syrio Forel: "What do we say to the god of death?" "Not today." A newly rising variant of the phrase is "What do we say to the god of death?" "Take Sean Bean!" or "Sean Bean is over there!"
  • "I always hated crossbows. Take too long to load!"
  • Youtube has given us a new variation on the words of the Red God: "The comments are dark and full of spoilers."
  • The apparent lack of Rickon Stark. It's become a running joke amongst the fanbase to wager guesses where the heck the kid runs off to or what the hell he's doing when he's not around. The meme died off when Rickon had a larger role in Season 3.
  • "The war for Cersei's cunt" has become one on /tv/, and for whatever reason is usually accompanied by a picture of Saoirse Ronan.
  • Puns involving "imp/pimp" are popular with Tyrion. Tyrion slapping Joffrey is referred to as an "imp slap," and there are various pictures of Tyrion with the caption, "Impin' ain't easy." In Series 2, jokes about Tyrion now being the "(P)Imp-Hand of the King".
  • Hodor! The new fragrance for men.
    • Hodor hodor? (It's basically gotten to the point that on any GOT related thread, somebody will post something along these lines, occasionally taking it to the logical extreme by having a post entirely consisting of "Hodor".)
  • Ned's obsession with honor and the lack of Rickon in the show (especially joke theories about where he is instead of Westeros) have both been pretty big around Tumblr.
  • The show's tendency to set exposition heavy dialogue during sex scenes has become infamous, and "sexposition"; a neologism, was created to describe it.
  • Robb Stark is a boss, though after his decisions in "Valar Morghulis", it's "Robb Stark is an idiot."
  • In some Spanish speaking online communities, Sansa Stark is called "Sonsa" Stark. Sonsa means dumb or naive in Spanish.
  • "Play with her arse!"
  • "Joffrey likes to watch".
  • Referring to oneself as "a man," like how Jaqen H'ghar speaks.
  • Whenever someone lists the entire Stark family line, they make sure to add Tony at the end. In addition, Jon Snow sometimes gets the My Friends... and Zoidberg treatment in these lists.
  • Stannis the Mannis, with the common phrase of admiration being some variant of "First off the boats/on the beach, first on the ladders/walls, slaughtering Lannister bitches like a boss and last to leave."
  • "Where are my dragons?!?"
  • Fish pie has became an Unusual Euphemism for female genitalia after a certain conversation between Shae and Varys.
  • Jon Snow not knowing where to put it.
  • "You Know Nothing, Jon Snow".
    • After giving the Lord's Kiss to Ygritte, "You Know ONE Thing, Jon Snow."
  • Barristan is strong because he's Obi Wan Kenobi.
  • There are users named Eddard Stark on Youtube and they react as if they are him. Has expanded to other characters such as Jon Snow and Jaime Lannister, to name a couple of the more popular ones.
  • Images of the Iron Throne with another character photoshopped to be sitting on it.
  • "You're/you must be Ned Stark's bastard."
  • Jon Snow is a hipster.
  • Catelyn's monologue in 3.02 has given rise to "If Catelyn had loved Jon Snow, [[insert bad thing]] would not have happened".
  • Jokes about Jaime's severed hand.
  • Due to a faulty recording of a popular download of episode 3 with dissonant audio kicking in at a tense, dramatic moment, people sometimes interru- A BEAR THERE WAS, A BEAR A BEAR!
  • Having become an in-universe Memetic Sex God, Podrick Payne has quickly earned the Fan Nickname, "Tri-Pod".
  • "A Lannister always pays his debts."
  • Slow Loras Tyrellnote .
  • Jorah Mormont being "King of the Friendzone".
    • And naturally, after his exile in Season 4 by Dany who furiously rebukes him and cuts all ties with him, many smartasses are now piping up with "At least hes not in the Friendzone anymore" type comments.
  • "Lord Twatbeard" being a far better nickname than Littlefinger.
  • Hi this is [insert character name] and this is Jackassnote .
  • "I immediately regret this decision".
  • On forums people who make speculations based purely on the show without knowledge of the book events are often affectionately called "Unsullied". If they make a particularly optimistic prediction, the response is usually along the lines of "Oh sweet Summer child..."
  • Posters in the spoilers-free Game of Thrones thread on Something Awful refer to Theon's still-unnamed torturer as Barry.
  • "Doesn't Matter Had Sex" note 
  • The line "If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention" is slowly gaining momentum as fans are applying it to the entire show.
  • "Actually, in the book..." said by know-it-alls to those who only watch the TV show.
  • Theon is Kunta Kinte note .
  • Jokes about Theon having a "Dick in a Box".
    • This was also used for Joffrey in a different way.note 
  • Comments to the effect that Westeros has "only two songs" (in reference to the show's emphasis on/multiple versions played of "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" and "The Rains of Castamere", including the fact that both songs supply episode titles).
    • As of "The Mountain and the Viper", where those are the only two songs mentioned in the brothel's belching contest, it's bordering on Ascended Meme.
  • Substituting "shift" for "shit" in various expressions, after Sansa mistook the latter word for the former.
    • Sansa literally doesn't know shit.
  • This image of Ramsay Snow has become pretty popular.
  • "Classic Roose". Whenever Roose Bolton trolls someone.
  • The creepy smile Stannis has when he decides to go fight the White Walkers.
  • The trollface Tyrion Lannister makes in one of his first scenes in Season 1.
  • When most people heard Roose Bolton call Robb Stark "Forever Young" this no doubt was what most people thought of.
  • This picture of Richard Madden which gained popularity after The Red Wedding with captions about how disappointed he looks now that his character has been killed off. May as well call him "The King Who Is Out of a Job.
  • "I can be your family." The battle cry of Arya/Gendry shippers everywhere.
    • Arya totally got m'lady-zoned.
  • Daario is Zevran from Dragon Age.
  • A favorite comment about Ygritte is "Kissed by fire, fucked by Snow".
  • Arya is Badass. note 
  • After The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, people started making edits about Daenerys nagging Smaug.note 
  • Joffrey is the Fantasy Counterpart to Justin Bieber.
  • As of Season 4's very first episode, the community exploded with jokes about Sandor's love for chicken. It's gone so far some fans have even shipped the two!
    • Fans have also jokingly called him "Colonel Sandor". note 
  • "I was good. I was very, very good." captioning a picture of young Diana Rigg in a fanservice-y outfit. note 
  • Davos Seaworth's comment "Well if you're a famous smuggler, you're not doing it right" has become this, often clashed with a image of Han Solo(a very famous smuggler) taking offense or wishing to challenge that remark. What's hilarious is that Davos is right — Han's only known smuggling run ended up with him attracting an Imperial patrol, jettisoning some very valuable cargo, and then getting a bounty placed on his head by his irate employer.
  • After his Season 4 appearance, Ser Pounce has risen to such Memetic Badass levels that many believe he is simply biding his time to rule on the Iron Throne. Fear the great Ser Pounce!
  • "Things Jaime Lannister has thrown out a window. 1: Young children. 2: His character development." note 
  • Stannis' name being followed by the phrase ("His semen made a demon"), due to Screen Junkies' popular recaps of the series.
  • Karl "the fooking legend of Gin Alley" Tanner.
  • After his complete and utter failure at cooking a rabbit, plenty of internet users have started captioning kitchen disasters with "Podrick!".
  • Applying Chris Brown's "These Hoes Ain't Loyal" lyrics to Shae, a prostitute, after she falsely testified against Tyrion and Sansa during the trial over Joffrey's death, despite being their lover and friend, respectively.
  • After Ser Davos' successful negotiations in securing a loan from the Iron Bank, a lot of commentors have called him "The Onion of Wall Street".
  • "Shut up Bran, this isn't in the books!" (and similar phrases): A joke claiming that Jojen only knows the future because he reads the books. Unfortunately for him, season four is a bit Off the Rails in that regard.
  • "I demand a trial by combat." (and the overall "The Reason You Suck" Speech Tyrion gives) has become a very popular image macro (and video parody). Recurring jokes about it include references to Mortal Kombat and demanding a trial by combat to settle any matter.
  • "I will be your champion" is picking up steam as a declaration of aid to someone else, usually in a forum debate.
  • "This! Is! Westeros!" when Petyr hurls Lysa out of the Moon Door! which come compare to the famous scene in 300.
  • "You've just been Littlefingered!" is another one for the all the times when Lord Baelish stabs someone in the back.
  • A lot of reactions to episode 8 of season 4 can be summed up in two words: "Audible crunch.''
  • After Sansa's Evil Costume Switch, comparisons between her and Black Swan's Nina Sayers, Grease's Sandy Olsen, Angelina Jolie in Maleficent or Star Wars' Anakin Skywalker ("Darth Sansa").
  • Brienne of Darth (Gwendoline Christie has been cast in Star Wars Episode VII.)
  • George RR Martin as a stand-in for cousin Orson Lannister, smashing beloved characters while making "Khun Khun Khun" noises.
  • Ramsay and Roose Bolton's scene discussing their territory in the North, which is often compared to the scene in The Lion King where Mufasa tells Simba that "everything that the sun touches is our kingdom".
  • Once you go black, you never go back.
  • Olly's subtle bro-nod after shooting Ygritte with an arrow has been remixed countless times.
  • "Happy Father's Day" jokes following Tyrion murdering his father in an episode that aired on Father's Day.
  • During the 2014 football World Cup, the Netherlands bounced back from an impending 0-1 loss against Mexico, going on to score two goals and win the game within the final fifteen minutes. Comparisons with Gregor Clegane brutally killing Oberyn Martell after being apparently defeated appeared within minutes of the match's end.
  • After Queen Elizabeth II visited the set in Belfast, pictures of her eyeing the Iron Throne have become very popular.
    "7 Kingdoms. How Quaint. I have 53".
  • Anything having to do with Stannis and kneeling.
    • "Bend the knee!" Stannis's catchphrase has become memetic among his fans, especially after he completely wrecks the Wildlings and demands that Mance kneel before him.
    • "We do not kneel." Mance Rayder's response
  • According to the Three-Eyed Raven, Bran shall walk... nevermore.
  • It's become popular to draw comparisons between Jamie Lannister and Luke Skywalker. Both are long-haired knights with a missing hand and serious daddy issues, as well as performing varying levels of sexual or romantic acts with their respective sisters.
  • Thanks to the ALS ice bucket challenge, Viserys keeps getting nominated to do the gold bucket challenge.

The Rains of Castamere memes:

Season 3 episode "The Rains of Castamere" was very unforgettable. No matter how hard we want to.
  • "Killed by a fucking Hogwarts janitor." After Lord Frey's complicity in the Red Wedding.
  • It's a nice day for a Red Wedding.
  • Technically speaking, Eddard Stark died twice. note 
  • The Roose is Loose! note 
  • "Crows before hoes!" note 
  • Red Wedding reactions, particularly reaction videos and the Red Wedding Tears twitter.
  • "OMG! They're killing everyone!"
  • "Perhaps I've made a terrible mistake", is Robb's entire storyline in a nutshell.
  • Blackfish excusing himself to go behind a tree and take the world's luckiest piss.note .
  • There's a picture circulating around of Edmure Tully with the caption, "I heard the party really died after I left."
  • Although the incident being referred is technically shown in the next episode, there is a Crosses the Line Twice meme which pictures Robb or Robb with Greywind's head with a caption quoting or paraphrasing from the Macklemore song "Thrift Shop", " What you know �[a]bout rockin� a/the wolf on your noggin".
  • It's also becoming increasingly popular for commenters on unrelated things to write something to the effect of "the Rains of Castamere starts playing" when referring to something ominous/bad that one knows is coming.
  • People have made up ads for "Frey Wedding Planners". Some of them are blood-splattered.
  • "They stabbed her in the baby!"
  • The line from Season 1 "A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair" is now used to refer to the Red Wedding in various manners, including Walder Frey laughing at the remark and Khal Drogo declaring the Freys throw great weddings.
  • "The Lannisters send their regards."note 

The Lion and the Rose memes:

  • Season 4's second episode features the long awaited death of Joffrey Baratheon and oh boy, is it sweet.
  • Joffrey gets all choked up at weddings. And choking puns in general.
  • Although the Rains of Castamere popularized "The Rains of Castamere" being the song that plays when bad stuff is about to go down, this episode solidified the song as the song signalling that someone's about to die with Sigur Ros's appearance in the episode and singing the song.
  • Memes about pigeon pie.
  • Memes about wine.
  • Olenna Redwyne becoming known as the "Cuntslayer"; as it was she who poisoned Joffrey.
  • As of this episode there is a cure for being a cunt.
  • Jokes about Stannis Baratheon's usurpers to his throne dropping off one by one followed hilariously enough by Balon Greyjoy being the last one left.
  • A still of the Jaime running into the scene when Joffrey is choking has birthed several memes. One of the more popular examples being with Margaery announcing the pigeon pie is being brought in and Jaime rushing for some ("Fuck yeah, pie!"). Alternatively when Bronn informs him the area they're practicing sword fighting in is so secret that he has sex with a screamer here and no one hears it, it has Jaime rushing to Cersei to inform her of a new spot for them to have sex.
  • Memes regarding how as of this episode, Tommen Baratheon has just been "promoted" to king along with stills of him smiling smugly.
  • Ponderings on just how George R.R. Martin's own wedding experiences have been...
  • Similar to the Red Wedding reaction videos mentioned above, there now exist reaction videos for this episode's Purple Wedding. Naturally, the latter videos are pretty much the exact opposite of the former.
  • "Eddard Stark sends his regards."
  • This episode, as well as the previous and next, are summed up by the following quote.
    Episode 1, fuck the king. Episode 2, the king's fucked. Episode 3, fuck next to the king.

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