Memes: Game of Thrones

The King Westeros deserves.

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    Season 1 
1 — Winter is Coming
  • "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"

2 — The Kingsroad
  • "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."

4 — Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things
  • Image macros with a variant on one of Robert Baratheon's more entertaining one-liners, "Start the damn season before I piss meself!" - usually in the several-month wait between the end of one season and the beginning of the next.
  • Jon Snow not knowing where to put it.

6 — A Golden Crown
  • Viserys Targaryen keeps getting nominated to do the ALS gold bucket challenge.note 

7 — You Win or You Die
  • The show's tendency to set exposition heavy dialogue during sex scenes has become infamous, and "sexposition"; a neologism, was created to describe it.

8 — The Pointy End
  • 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!"

9 — Baelor

    Season 2 
1 — The North Remembers
  • Jokes about Tyrion now being the "(P)Imp-Hand of the King".

2 — The Night Lands
  • Referring to oneself as "a man," like how Jaqen H'ghar speaks.
  • Fish pie has became an Unusual Euphemism for female genitalia after a certain conversation between Shae and Varys.

4 — Garden of Bones

9 — Blackwater
  • "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.
  • Stannis the Mannis, the Chuck Norris of Westeros, 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."

10 — Valar Morghulis
  • Robb Stark is a boss, though after his decisions in this episode, it's "Robb Stark is an idiot."

    Season 3 
2 — Dark Wings, Dark Words
  • Catelyn's monologue has given rise to "If Catelyn had loved Jon Snow, [insert bad thing] would not have happened".

3 — Walk of Punishment
  • 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!
  • "Lord Twatbeard" being a far better nickname than Littlefinger.
  • Having become a Sex God, Podrick Payne has quickly earned the Fan Nickname, "Tri-Pod".

5 — Kissed by Fire
  • A favorite comment about Ygritte is "Kissed by fire, fucked by Snow". note 
  • "You know nothing, Jon Snow" became "You know one thing, Jon Snow", referring to Ygritte's Immodest Orgasm.

6 — The Climb
  • 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.
  • Arya confronting Melisandre in has spawned a few small memes, the most popular being Arya asking Melisandre if she is a witch.
    "Bitch I might be."

7 — The Bear and the Maiden Fair
  • Posters in the spoilers-free Game of Thrones thread on Something Awful refer to Theon's still-unnamed torturer as Barry.

9 — The Rains of Castamere
  • "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 
  • Hush, Hodor! No more Hodoring!note 
  • Red Wedding reactions, particularly reaction videos and the Red Wedding Tears twitter.
  • "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's desecrated corpse with a caption quoting or paraphrasing from the Macklemore song "Thrift Shop", " What you know 'bout rockin' a 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.
  • 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 Book Readers send their regards."note 
  • Jokes about playing "The Rains of Castamere" at weddings to see if people would freak out.
    • And on that note, shutting the doors of any establishment.
  • 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.

10 — Mhysa
  • Substituting "shift" for "shit" in various expressions, after Sansa mistook the latter word for the former.
    • Sansa literally doesn't know shit.
  • When most people heard Roose Bolton call Robb Stark "Forever Young" this no doubt was what most people thought of.
  • The creepy smile Stannis has when he decides to go fight the White Walkers.
  • This image of Ramsay Snow has become pretty popular.
  • Theon is Kunta Kinte note .
  • Jokes about Theon having a "Dick in a Box".

    Season 4 
1 — Two Swords
  • 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 

2 — The Lion and the Rose
  • 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.
  • Several memes based on Bronn's earlier comment, "There's not cure for being a cunt.", about Joffrey:
    • 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.
  • Melisandre's non-reaction while chewing food during Stannis and Selyse's fight at the dinner table.
  • 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."note 

3 — Breaker of Chains
  • "Things Jaime Lannister has thrown out a window. 1: Young children. 2: His character development." note 
  • The first three episodes 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.
  • Joffrey is a Dick in a Box.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.

4 — Oathkeeper
  • After his 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!
  • "I was good. I was very, very good." captioning a picture of young Diana Rigg in a fanservice-y outfit. note 

5 — First of His Name
  • After his complete and utter failure at cooking a rabbit, plenty of internet users have started captioning kitchen disasters with "Podrick!". Brienne's irritated look captioned with the quote "Bro, you you even squire?!" has also become popular.

6 — The Laws of Gods and Men
  • "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.
    • "You can do that?" note 
  • After Ser Davos' successful negotiations in securing a loan from the Iron Bank, a lot of commenters have called him "The Onion of Wall Street".
  • 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.

7 — Mockingbird
  • "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 can be compared to the famous scene in 300.
    • "She didn't fly so good!" note 

8 — The Mountain and the Viper
  • A lot of reactions to episode 8 of season 4 can be summed up in two words: "Audible crunch.''
  • Oberyn's death was mind-blowing, and other similar puns.
  • 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.
    • Similar comparisons were made after Superbowl XLIX when a last second interception in the end zone secured the victory for the Patriots. GRRM, a football fan, hates the Pats and their coach Bill Belichick.
  • George R.R. 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".
  • 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").

9 — The Watchers on the Wall
  • Olly's subtle bro-nod after shooting Ygritte with an arrow has been remixed countless times.

10 — The Children
  • Quoth the Three-Eyed Raven, Bran shall walk... nevermore.
  • "Happy Father's Day" jokes following Tyrion murdering his father in an episode that aired on Father's Day.

    Season 5 
4 — The Sons of the Harpy
  • Nobody expects the Sparrow Inquisition!note 
  • The Faith Militant has the nickname of the Faith Taliban and the Westeros Baptist Church mostly for bringing current political issues to the series instead of the more accurate-to-medieval-history post-war religious revival from which it derives.

6 — Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
  • The Sand Snakes have become the epicenter of a lot of memes, centered around their Stupid Evil characterization, the cheesiness of their dialogue, and the poorly choreographed fight scene in "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken."
    • Obara shouting "I am OBARA SAND!" apropos to nothing.
  • Due to her obsession with other women being pretty, comparisons between Myranda and Regina George.
    Myranda: You're like, really pretty.
    Sansa: Thank you.
    Myranda: So you agree, you think you're really pretty?

7 — The Gift
  • The slave auction for Jorah and Tyrion quickly inspired fans to humorous comparisons with C3PO and R2D2 and their acquisition scene.
  • David Benioff's defense of Tyrion meeting Dany : "Creatively it made sense to us because we wanted it to happen" has reached this among fans as the showrunners credo for their increasing and often unpopular deviations from the books.

8 — Hardhome
  • Arya's "Oysters, clams and Cockleeeees!" market cry has among others inspired various techno remixes.
  • Come At Me, Crownote 

9 — The Dance of Dragons
  • Ramsay's twenty good men has become the new Chuck Norris, with people noting that they can singlehandedly defeat Dany, the White Walkers, conquer Westeros and so on it has a Facebook page. Some fans even claim that Ramsay's only accomplice was in fact Ser Twenty, of House Goodmen.
  • Stannis is no longer the Mannisnote Instead, he is Stannis the Anus, Stannis the Menace, or Satannis, the last one usually in reference to Stannis in the show as compared to the books. Fans who still like him call him Stanamegmon, lampshading his connection to the myth of Iphigenia.
    • Stannis: Father of the Year note 
  • Ever since the reveal of his, erm, "predilections," Meryn Trant's been showing up everywhere stating that a female is "too old" for his tastes. Up to and including fetuses...

10 — Mother's Mercy
  • Shame! Shame! Shame! *dingdingding* Shame! Shame! Shame! *dingdingding* Shame! Shame! Shame! *dingdingding* note 
  • Ceasared note 
  • "Et tu, Olly?
  • Varys and Tyrion's final scene has been compared to "Pinky and the Brain".
  • Balon Greyjoy won the War of Five Kings note 
  • "These Crows Aren't Loyal" once the Night's Watch stabbed their leader, Jon Snow.
  • Get Reekt! A variation of get rekt inspired by the scene where Theon/Reek kills Myranda and escapes with Sansa.
  • "Bad pussy" note 

  • Don't get too attached. note 
  • 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.
  • 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 has been pretty big around Tumblr.
  • In some Spanish speaking online communities, Sansa Stark is called "Sonsa" Stark. Sonsa means dumb or naive in Spanish.
    • Similarly, on at least one Chinese forum, Sansa is sometimes referred to as "San Sha" (San being "three/thrice", Sha being "silly").
  • 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.
  • 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 or drawings of such. Heroes, villains, celebrities, politicians, you name it; it's been done.
  • Jon Snow is a hipster.
  • "A Lannister always pays his debts."
  • Slow Loras Tyrellnote .
  • Jorah Mormont being "King of the Friendzone".
    • Season 3 had a number of compilations in response to Danaerys hopefully asking about Daario Naharis' fate during the midnight raid of the city, with the most notable coupling it with Bart telling Lisa that "you can actually pinpoint the second his heart rips in half".
    • 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.
  • Hi this is [insert character name] and this is Jackassnote .
  • 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..."
  • "Doesn't Matter Had Sex" note 
  • "Classic Roose". Whenever Roose Bolton trolls someone.
  • "Actually, in the book..." said by know-it-alls to those who only watch the TV show.
  • 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.
  • Arya is Badass. note 
  • After The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, people started making edits about Daenerys nagging Smaug.note 
  • "These Hoes Ain't Loyal" applies to Ellaria and the Sand Snakes in Season 5, where they constantly disobey Prince Doran.
  • Brienne of Darth (Gwendoline Christie has been cast in Star Wars Episode VII.)
  • Once you go black, you never go back.
  • "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.
  • "You've just been Littlefingered!" is another one for the all the times when Lord Baelish stabs someone in the back.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • This infographic on the Circle of Trust perfectly encapsulates Littlefinger's reliability.
  • Littlefinger who travels around Westeros via teleporter/faster-than-light/portal network/jetpack in reference to the show's insistence on overusing him in the series simply to give the actor something to do. It strains credibility that he could travel so quickly.
  • The continuous growing of Bran's hair means that the next time he appears, he'll be played by John Oliver.
  • The fact that Balon and Yara Greyjoy are rarely mentioned and have appeared in only two scenes since Season 2 has given rise to "We Do Not Show", a play on their House words.
  • Grey Worm's more-than-passing resemblance to Barack Obama is taking hold.
  • As a result of the high degree of Composite Character in season 5, you have such nicknames as Ser Jonah Mormontington (a cross of Jorah Mormont and Jon Connington whose story he takes in Season 5), Ellariane (Ellaria taking Arianne Martell's storyline) and S.I.N.O (Sansa In Name Only, for the merging of Sansa and Jeyne Poole's story in Season 5). Fans note that Sansa has taken the role of Jeyne who was disguised as a Fake Arya Stark, and so call it Fake-Sansa or Jeynsa.
  • Stannis the Grammar Nazi. Gets played for very dark humor sometimes (spoilers for 5.09). note 
  • George R.R. Martin's stock non-answer whenever anyone asks what he thinks about a change made to his story, "The show is the show, the books are the books."

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