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A Ton Of Characters Finally Reunited On ‘Game Of Thrones’

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Over the past four seasons of “Game of Thrones,” a majority of the characters hardly, if ever, crossed paths, but Season 5 is already shaking that up.

We know Tyrion is on his way to meet Daenerys, but Sunday night’s episode, “The House of Black and White,” featured three major reunions between eight characters across the Seven Kingdoms. The episode also took us to Braavos and Dorne, introducing us to a few new faces.

Spoiler alert for Season 5, Episode 2, “The House of Black and White”

Brienne and Sansa reunite
Who knew that out of all of the pubs in Westeros, Brienne would be sitting in the same one as Sansa and Littlefinger. The two haven’t been in the same place since Joffrey’s wedding and it’s clear Sansa has grown up a lot since.

Brienne continues to kick major ass
Gwendoline Christie said it herself: Brienne is a total badass. This episode proved it further when she took on the Vale guards single-handedly.

Welcome to Dorne!
Finally, the beautiful, sunbaked kingdom is revealed! “GoT” took us south to Dorne on Sunday, introducing us to Oberyn’s brother, Doran Martell. Ellaria Sand is back (with a shorter haircut) and upset with Doran for not seeking vengeance for Oberyn’s death. We also briefly caught up with Myrcella Baratheon (who was recast) as she strolled the gardens with Doran’s son Trystane, whom she’s expected to marry. But will it happen? Jaime is on his way to Dorne with Bronn to get his niece daughter back.

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Arya and Jaqen reunite
All men must die, or all men must learn how to slice off a pigeon’s head in a flash? Both, if you’re Arya Stark. After wandering the streets of Braavos, the mysterious older black man from the House of Black and White re-emerges to reveal himself as Jaqen H’ghar. And now her training begins!

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Jon Snow becomes Lord Commander
Ladies and gentleman of the realm, meet the 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Jon Snow turned down Stannis’ offer to become a legitimate Stark because he’s a man of his word — but really he just knows nothing. Sam then nominated Jon for Lord Commander and he won by one vote.

Dany seriously pisses off Meereen
It’s hard to blame Dany — she tries her best to carry out justice, but she forgets she’s living in an unjust world that thrives on bloodshed. Mossador, whom we met last week, stood up for his queen by killing one of the rebel Harpies when she instead wanted to give him a fair trial. She responded by having Mossador killed in front of all of Meereen, which was clearly a very bad call.

Dany and Drogon reunite
But Dany was quickly cheered up when one of her babies dropped in for a quick hello. Drogon is practically just a big, cuddly cat that happens to breathe fire.

Cersei takes charge
Cersei likes abusing power as much as Tyrion likes wine, and she certainly takes full advantage of Tommen’s naïveté this episode when she begins ordering around the small council. But can that last long?

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Your 9th Favorite Character Is Coming Back to Game of Thrones

Tom Wlaschiha in Game of Thrones.Photo: HBO

By  and published in Vulture

(Warning: Minor Game of Thrones spoilers within.) According to savvy spotters at Watchers on the Wall, German actor Tom Wlaschiha, who played mysterious assassin Jaqen H’ghar in Thrones‘ second season, will appear in at least one episode of season five. On many shows, it would be easy to assume that a returning actor will come back in the same role, but since Jaqen was a magical face-shifter last seen doing this, it’s unclear whether that’s the case with Wlaschiha. Some book fans have speculated about Jaqen’s possible return to the narrative, while others suspect Wlaschiha will be playing an altered version of another one of Arya Stark’s mentors. Either way, the next season of GOT just got slightly hunkier.

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Faceless Man Tom Wlaschiha

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By Jennifer Vineyard of Vulture

Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of Game of Thrones.

When Arya crossed the Narrow Sea, she hoped to find her old assassin pal Jaqen H’ghar, he who gave her an iron coin and the magic words for a passage to Braavos. But knocking on the House of Black and White’s doors got her nowhere. (“No one here by that name,” she’s told.) Now we know that Jaqen was just messing with her — or was he? “A man is not Jaqen H’ghar,” he tells her, after swapping his previous face for the one we recognize. Actor Tom Wlaschiha chatted with Vulture about his not-so-secret return, whom Arya should have killed in season two, and what he thinks about that master-swordfighter Syrio Forel theory.

What was it like coming back to the show after all these years away?
It’s amazing! I hadn’t expected it. I mean, I always had a little bit of hope, but I didn’t know. I read the books — the first two books at least — and I started to read some fan theories, and then it got too complicated too quickly. But even though it’s a big change [from the books], the story isn’t going to change. Jaqen is going to be a teacher to Arya, and he’s obviously always had some secret. He’s a bit of a magician, and there’s some stuff that he does that Arya can’t quite grasp in the beginning. So we will see some nice little surprises.

What can you tell us about fan theories, such as the one about Jaqen H’ghar and Syrio Forel, Arya’s former teacher, being the same person?
I haven’t been online researching the theories lately, but three years ago, when I was first on the show, I did. But then you spend hours and hours on the internet, and there’s no end to it! [Laughs.] You want to know if I believe Jaqen is Syrio? I have no idea! I don’t think so, but I couldn’t give you any good reasons why not. They both certainly have a different function in the story for Arya. They both teach her important things, over a certain period of time. I think it would be too easy. I don’t think they’re the same. But who knows? Syrio’s face could be underneath Jaqen’s face. We don’t know. Jaqen is no one.

So in your mind, who is Jaqen H’ghar? And what does it mean to be “no one,” then?
That’s a very interesting question, because we don’t know who or what he is. Jaqen H’ghar has my face, and this is also something we’re finding out this season, he’s trying to teach Arya to become “no one.” So it’s basically, [laughs] we don’t know who or what is behind my face, or the other faces that the Faceless Men can put on. He has motives that he doesn’t always show. With Arya, he wants something of her, but he doesn’t tell her what that is, and she has to figure it out. But the ultimate question — who is Jaqen? — has yet to answered.

And what does it mean to be no one? I don’t know. [Laughs.] To me, in a practical sense, it is like Jaqen is saying to Arya, “Become the perfect actor.” To leave her identity behind. For her to be able to take on a whole different persona, and not be recognizable, in order to get ahead with what she wants. That’s what actors try to do.

When you last worked with Maisie Williams, she was a child …
It’s a real pleasure acting with her.  When I walked into the green room on our very first day, Maisie was sitting there playing my favorite game at the time on her phone, and we then had an ongoing competition all season long. Thankfully, we were called to set once in a while, otherwise we’d probably still be sitting there, trying to beat each other’s records! But she’s an absolute pro, three years ago as much as now. It’s really amazing how she pulls it off. It’s really hard to find someone that age who can move so comfortably in front of a camera, and it seems so easy for her. I would have been shell-shocked in front of a camera when I was her age. The gift her role gives her is that it allows her to grow with it. Arya learns a lot this season, but she also makes conscious choices, when three years ago, she was all impulsive. She could have ended the series right there by naming the right three names for Jaqen to kill!

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What would have been the right three names? Who would you have suggested?
I think HBO would have been very unhappy if she picked the right names! The show would have ended right there.  [Laughs.] Back in season two, to start with, she could have named Tywin. She could have named Joffrey. And Cersei, for instance. Killing the Lannisters would have turned the story in a whole different direction! But me, I’m very peaceful. I don’t think murder is the right means of getting what you want. It always catches up with you, one way or the other.

Well, you look peaceful. Your new costume makes you look like Jesus.
And talk like Jesus sometimes! The only thing I haven’t done is walk on water, but who knows? My Roman sandals need to be featured at some point.

 

This article was originally published in Vulture.

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The Prophesy of Azor Ahai

There are so many things to like about A Song of Fire and Ice. I swear that there will be PhDs done on the books when they are finished. There are so many twists, turns, levels, and interesting prophesies. I love a good prophesy.

I also think it’s fantastic that there is an enticing blend of life as we know it today, mythology, and the supernatural.

Speaking of prophesy and mythology, who do you think is the great Azor Ahai that is alluded to throughout the books and tv series? Here is a breakdown of the most promising fan theories.

 

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Speaking of Dr Who…

The most astute fans may have noticed that some of the actors from Game of Thrones have also been in Dr Who.  Only the MOST astute, however, will have picked up that there are ELEVEN of them!  There may be more if CULTBOX have missed any.   Thank you to Martin William from CULTBOX for compiling this list.  The original article can be found here.

Here we take a look at some of the actors who’ve appeared in both Game of Thrones and Doctor Who

Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen and as Baines in ‘Human Nature’ and ‘The Family of Blood’

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Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris and as Professor Richard Lazarus in ‘The Lazarus Experiment’

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David Bradley as Walder Frey and as Solomon in ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’

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Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont and as Father Octavian in ‘The Time of Angels’ and ‘Flesh and Stone’

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Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed and as Tim Latimer in ‘Human Nature’ and ‘The Family of Blood’

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Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully and as Lieutenant Stepashin in ‘Cold War’

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Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell and as Mrs. Gillyflower in ‘The Crimson Horror’

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Ian Hanmore as Pyat Pree and as Father Angelo in ‘Tooth and Claw’

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Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth and as Captain Zhukov in ‘Cold War’

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Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle and as Scaroth in ‘City of Death’

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Joe Dempsie as Gendry and as Cline in ‘The Doctor’s Daughter’

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Also…

Finn Jones as Loras Tyrell and as Santiago Jones in The Sarah Jane Adventures

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Burn Gorman as Karl Tanner and as Owen Harper in Torchwood

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Game of Thrones Star Features in Dr Who

Who likes Dr Who? I do!!

Imagine being a 17 year old actor and having roles in such popular shows as Game of Thrones and Dr Who.  It would be an incredible dream come true!  I would be beside myself with excitement!!

The BBC reports:

Having landed back in the UK fresh from touring the US, today Maisie Williams sets foot on the Doctor Who TARDIS to take up a guest role in the hit BBC One show that returns to our screens this Autumn.

Maisie has already found global fame and is renowned for her role as Arya Stark in the international fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. She also starred in the one-off docu-dramaCyberbully and was cast as one of the leads of Carol Morley’s drama The Falling. As well as beinga three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee, in February of this year she was awarded with a Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

On her first day on set Maisie Williams said, “I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British Culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added, “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”

Bursting with drama, wit and heart, the show continues filming with two period adventures – ‘The Girl Who Died’ written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat, and ‘The Woman Who Lived’ by Catherine Tregenna. Starring Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), the duo continue to time travel through epic adventures Directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC One’s 18th Century drama Poldark).

Comedian and actor Rufus Hound who recently appeared in the series Cucumber also joins the guest cast alongside BBC Three’s Siblings and CBBC’s Horrible Histories star Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.

Doctor Who has had a decade of success since its re-launch and is one of BBC One’s most highly regarded dramas. The much-loved brand is already a phenomenon delivering on a global scale, with the last series’ (series 8) consolidated average at 7.4 million.

The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One this Autumn with further casting to be announced in due course.

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George R. R. Martin’s Original Plan for ‘Game of Thrones’ Revealed

A lot can change in 20 years. While fans eagerly await the HBO premiere of “Game of Thrones” season five on April 12, UK book retailer Waterstones has posted author George R. R. Martin’s original outline for “A Song of Ice and Fire” — the epic fantasy series of novels on which “GOT” is based — on Twitter (UPDATE: the tweet has since been deleted), courtesy of Harper Collins UK. The breakdown not only offers a look at what might have been, it may give us some hints about the characters that could make it through the novels (and hopefully, the TV adaptation) alive.

While there are plenty of differences between Martin’s initial pitch and the books we know and love (especially his optimistic belief that the series could be completed as a trilogy), there are also a number of notable similarities in terms of the characters’ trajectories. Here’s what we’ve learned from Martin’s 1993 outline:

(Spoiler warning for the “Game of Thrones” TV series and Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels.)

Ned and Catelyn Stark were always doomed. In Martin’s pitch, Ned’s death is conceived almost exactly as it plays out in the book and TV show; he discovers the truth about Jon Arryn’s murder, and after his friend King Robert Baratheon dies, is accused of treason and sentenced to death by Robert’s sadistic heir, Joffrey. The main difference in Martin’s original plan is that before Ned’s death, he helps Catelyn and Arya escape King’s Landing and return to Winterfell. In the book and show, Catelyn is already out of the city at the time of Ned’s execution, although his quick thinking does save Arya — but neither surviving Stark is able to find safety at Winterfell following Ned’s murder.

Sansa Stark was going to marry Joffrey — and have his son and heir. Martin writes that when push comes to shove, Sansa “will choose her husband and child over her parents and siblings, a choice she will later bitterly rue.” Thankfully, she ends up dodging that bullet in the show and novels when Margaery Tyrell enters the picture and becomes the boy-king’s bride, and Joffrey subsequently dies childless after being poisoned at their wedding.

Joffrey was supposed to fight Robb Stark. Martin held true to his plan for Ned’s death to incite a war between the houses, but in his original pitch, Joffrey actually faces Robb on the battlefield (and ends up maimed for his trouble). Robb is then defeated by Joffrey’s uncles, Jaime and Tyrion Lannister, and dies in battle, allowing Tyrion to “besiege and burn down Winterfell.” There’s not a hint of the Red Wedding to be found in Martin’s letter, for better or worse.

Jon Snow and Arya fell in love. It seems especially disturbing given the age difference of the actors on the show, but Martin originally intended for the half-siblings to fall for each other, ending up “tormented” by their passion throughout the trilogy because of Jon’s vows of celibacy to the Night’s Watch — at least “until the secret of Jon’s true parentage is finally revealed in the last book.” Jon is also forced to turn away Catelyn, Arya and brother Bran when they arrive at The Wall following the destruction of Winterfell, prompting them to flee further North, beyond the Wall, where they’re captured by Mance Rayder and encounter the supernatural Others. “Bran’s magic, Arya’s Needle and the savagery of their Direwolves will help them survive,” writes Martin, “but their mother Catelyn will die at the hands of the Others.” Somehow, that still sounds less traumatic than how her death played out on-screen. Bran’s trajectory seems to stick fairly closely to Martin’s pitch, since he loses his ability to walk and turns to magic at first to try and heal himself, “but later for its own sake.” He also has prophetic dreams, but is unable to prevent any of the catastrophes that befall his family.

Tyrion also fell for Arya. After “removing” Joffrey from the throne out of disgust for his nephew’s antics (thereby clearing the way for Jaime to succeed Joffrey on the throne, after Jaime kills everyone else who has a claim and blames Tyrion for their murders) the Imp is exiled and switches sides, aligning himself with the Starks to “bring his brother down, and falling helplessly in love with Arya Stark while he’s at it,” Martin writes. This leads him into a rivalry with Jon, although Arya doesn’t return Tyrion’s affections. In “A Song of Ice and Fire” and the show, it’s Sansa that Tyrion grows closer to, and after being accused of killing Joffrey and murdering his father, Tywin, Tyrion escapes King’s Landing and seems to be set to cross paths with Daenerys Targaryen instead of the Starks.

Daenerys invaded Westeros a lot sooner — after killing her husband. Khal Drogo does dispatch Dany’s brother, Viserys, but in Martin’s original plan, she resents him for it, and bides her time until she can kill Drogo in vengeance. Then she flees into the wilderness, where she discovers three dragon eggs that will allow her to invade the Seven Kingdoms. Her return to Westeros was intended to be the focus of the second volume in Martin’s trilogy, “A Dance with Dragons,” while the war against the Others and a climactic final battle at the Wall would’ve form the basis for Martin’s last novel, “The Winds of Winter.”

Five characters were designed to survive all three books. It should come as no surprise given these breakdowns and the perspectives of Martin’s published books, but Daenerys, Arya, Jon, Bran and Tyrion are the five POV characters that Martin initially intended to follow all the way through the story, “growing from children to adults and changing themselves and the world in the process. In a sense, my trilogy is almost a generational saga, telling the life stories of these five characters,” he writes in his 1993 letter. Whether “A Song of Ice and Fire” will follow this original outline remains to be seen (and could be called into question by the events of what became Martin’s fifth book, “A Dance with Dragons.”) Ultimately, the only way to find out is to keep reading — or watching.

“Game of Thrones” season five premieres Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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How Many Seasons of GOT Will We Be Treated With?

Well, who knows? Apparently not even George R.R. Martin! “I don’t know. No one knows.”

According to the big guy himself, in his blog, while there might be up to ten series, HBO is planning for 7.

“I do know that David & Dan have stated in interviews that they see the show winding up in seven seasons. People send me emails about that every time I say “I don’t know” in response to the question, as if I were somehow unaware of what D&D have said. I’m not.

I also know that HBO wants the series to run longer than that. I have known that since the very beginning… well, actually, since the day after the second episode of season one aired, when I had lunch with one of HBO’s top execs, who told me, “We want this to run ten years.” I allowed that ten years sounded fine to me. I continue to hear similar sentiments from HBO every time I have meeting with them, be it in LA or New York. “

By contract, HBO has only thus far committed to 6 seasons. Television and film, being the industries they are, have funny things happen, so whether we will have Game of Thrones gracing our screens longer than that is pure speculation but I, for one, am waiting for the next two guaranteed seasons with baited breath.

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Crazy Fan Theories That Just Might Be True

Bill Bradey from the Huffington Post reported on the 28th Feb:

Warning! This post is dark and full of spoilers!

You know nothing about crazy, Jon Snow.

By now most “Game of Thrones” fans have heard about “R + L = J,” a theory about Jon Snow’s true parentage. Many fans are also aware of various other theories, like how Tyrion may not really be a Lannister. These have been widely accepted, but they’re just a few of the many theories out there. Yeah, a lot of theories are easy to dismiss right away. But the craziest thing of all is that some of the wildest actually make a lot of sense.
Here are seven “Game of Thrones” theories that are so crazy they have to be true:

1. Robb Stark is alive

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What we’re supposed to believe:

The King in the North was betrayed by the Freys and the Boltons at the Red Wedding, which led to his death, his mom’s death and freakouts across the Internet.

The theory:

Robb Stark is about to send his regards to the Lannisters. The Starks clearly have an uncanny ability to warg into animals. The theory, which can be found on various fan message boards, states that before Robb’s death he warged into his direwolf, and later into some other kind of animal when the wolf was killed. There’s actually evidence that this is possible, as shown by the wildling Orell, who wargs into an eagle as he dies.

2. The true identity of Jon Snow’s parents is not R + L = J

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What we’re supposed to believe:

“R + L = J” argues that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are Jon Snow’s real parents. It’s believed that it was Lyanna’s dying wish for Eddard to claim Snow as his own to protect him. Plus, Eddard is pretty much the most honorable dude around. Could he really cheat on Catelyn?

The theory:

Hells yeah he cheated on Catelyn. George R.R. Martin has said he doesn’t think there are characters in the story who are “wholly good or wholly evil.” Well, except for Eddard Stark, right? Unless, of course, he is actually Snow’s father. If so, Snow’s real mother could be Lady Ashara Dayne or even the wet nurse Wylla, who is actually mentioned in the show.

3. Jon Snow will become a White Walker

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What we’re supposed to believe:

Jon Snow is pretty much running the show at the Wall at this point. New clips show him seemingly trying to get Mance Rayder on his side in the fight against the White Walkers. The guy just doesn’t like them.

The theory:

The book series is called A Song of Ice and Fire. If Daenerys and her dragons are the fire, what’s the ice? As noted above, Martin has said his characters aren’t all good or all evil. Considering some events that occur in Martin’s novel A Dance with Dragons, it’s theorized that Snow will join up with the White Walkers in the fight against House Targaryen.

4. Jamie and Cersei are Targaryens

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What we’re supposed to believe:

Jamie and Cersei are a couple of twins who have carried on a seriously disturbing incestuous relationship for years, and their father either didn’t know or never acknowledged it. This relationship results in three kids who should clearly not be sitting on the Iron Throne.

The theory:

In the books, it’s stated that the Mad King Aerys took some liberties with Tywin Lannister’s wife, Joanna, on Tywin’s wedding night. Also, as Reddit user tuna_HP points out, there are hints in the books that seem to support the idea that Cersei and Jaime might not be Tywin’s. This can be seen in a statement said to Jaime by his aunt:
Tyrion is Tywin’s son, not you. I said so once to your father’s face, and he would not speak to me for half a year. Men are such thundering great fools. Even the sort who come along once in a thousand years.

This, along with the fact that incest was a pretty common thing with the Targaryens, has led many to believe that perhaps Jaime and Cersei aren’t Lannisters after all. If that’s true, Cersei’s children might actually have a claim on the kingdom, and Jaime would be a kinslayer, not just a Kingslayer.

5. Syrio Forel is Jaqen H’ghar
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What we’re supposed to believe:

Syrio Forel, the former First Sword of Braavos, becomes Arya’s (swordfighting) “dancing” instructor and dies offscreen while defending her from Lannister guards following Eddard Stark’s arrest. He must be dead, because Ser Meryn Trant, one of his adversaries, continues to appear in the series, and that dude seems fine.

The theory:

Syrio Forel is actually one of the Faceless Men from Braavos — i.e., an assassin who can change his appearance. If that’s the case, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to suppose that Forel is also Jaqen H’ghar, the Faceless man who killed three people for Arya. It makes sense. As this Dorkly video points out, both Forel and H’ghar are from Braavos, they both offer Arya their help and they both call her “boy.”

6. Eddard Stark is alive

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What we’re supposed to believe:

Eddard Stark is accused of treason. Then, after Joffrey decides to be the gracious king he is, the Stark patriarch loses his head and the world goes nuts.

The theory:

What if it wasn’t Eddard who was killed that day? If Forel was in fact a Faceless man, he could’ve changed his appearance and taken Stark’s place, and there’s always that whole Stark warging thing.

Could Ned do it too?

Users on A Forum of Ice and Fire have marshaled what they claim is evidence from the book series that Eddard is alive, including Sansa not necessarily recognizing his face after his death and Catelyn’s comments about his bones not appearing how she expected. Though if Joffrey did have the real Eddard killed, it offers a good excuse to watch this:

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7. “Hodor” has a secret meaning that could change everything
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What we’re supposed to believe:

Hodor is a simpleton who is loyal to the Starks. He’s just this awesome guy who carries Bran around and can only say “Hodor,” which can pretty much mean anything.

The theory:

Hold on to your Hodors. Hodor’s real name is actually Walder. In the books, Old Nan explains that “Hodor” is just what he says. But what if there’s actually more meaning to it?

Martin hasn’t really revealed how Hodor came to say “Hodor.” Fan forums claim thatHodor’s name was inspired by the Norse god Hod, and that the character has a connection to darkness and winter, perhaps being an agent for the Great Other who is the enemy of Melisandre’s Red God. Others even claim the word could have something to do with controlling dragons.

So what do you think about that, Hodor?

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Well said.
The fifth season of “Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday, April 12, on HBO.

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Season 4 Sex Scene Compilation

The following video must have been quite the labour of love for someone 😉

Reported by Oliver Noble of the Huffington Post on the 16th June, 2014:

Last night, “Game of Thrones” completed its fourth season and showed its (roughly) 30th minute of sex and nudity. This means it’s time for what has become a tradition at The Huffington Post: the season end video compilation of all the “Game of Thrones” erotica (for science!).

Clocking in at just under six minutes, Season 4 had less “adult” material than any of previous seasons. Still, that didn’t keep the acclaimed fantasy series from showing what were alternately some of the most titillating and controversial scenes of any installment. Lusty, bi-sexual, swinger Prince Oberyn provided many of the best trouser-straining/bodice-ripping moments while Jamie Lannister’s rape of his twin sister and lover, Cersei, easily became the most contentious element in a show already famous for the polarizing nature of its sex and violence.

Watch the video compendium below to get caught up with your water-cooled buddies on the steamiest bits of the season, without having to sit through all those tedious dragons, sword fights and zombies.

Warning: The following video contains strong language, sexual content and many “Game of Thrones” spoilers. It should not be viewed by those under 18. Thank you.

 

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