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Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones – many have misunderstood this

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

The fantasy saga “The Song of Ice and Fire” by American author George RR Martin takes the reader into a breathtaking and vast world, but not only the world itself, but also the characters and creatures in it, have been lovingly crafted in detail While many other fantasy novels have a classical division of good and evil, George RR Martin’s epic portrays much more the dark and cruel sides of the humans and this universe as it tells of the fierce battle for the Iron Throne.

Since 2011, the adaptation of the novel to the series under the title “Game of Thrones” has also been on television and has quickly become a worldwide phenomenon, increasing not only the fanbase but also the popularity of this saga, especially for viewers who are not However, the story with some things certainly causes confusion and misunderstandings, which are now cleared up.

The Targaryens and the fire

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

At the end of season one as well as in season 6, Daenerys Targaryen escapes unscathed from a fire. While the series implies that the Targaryens are immune to fire, the author denies this fact. Although they have a higher tolerance to heat, there are examples in which members of this family died by fire.

The White Wanderers

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

In the books they are called “The Others”, and often the threat beyond the Wall is equated with the White Wanderers, but there is a difference between these and the Revenants, while the White Wanderers are beings from another world Revenge around humans revived by them.

The deceptive size of Westeros

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

In Season 7, some people get the impression that traveling to Westeros is fast and short. A fallacy, which results from the fact that they currently play a rather minor importance. For comparison, the Lennisters take about three months to get to Winterfell, and between the Wall in the north and Dorne is about 5000 km.

Long or short trips?

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

As mentioned earlier, in Season 7, travel seems short and fast. What many do not realize is that within the series no relations are presented that could tell the viewer how long the characters are actually traveling. There may be months between having a character stay in different locations in a row.

Many deaths are not without reason

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

If you know “Game of Thrones,” you’re familiar with the much higher death rate this series has compared to some others, but they certainly have their reasons, for example, Ned Stark must die to resign the War of the Five Kings in turn triggered further actions that drive the story steadily.

Dead main characters are rather rare

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

The assumption that one of the main characters is constantly dying is wrong. This impression is aroused by the fact that so many people are dying. Among these, however, are rather rare important characters, but many more minor characters. So the most important people are still alive: Jon Schnee, Daenerys Targaryen and the Lennister siblings Cersei, Jaime and Tyrion.

The motto of the Lennisters

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

Every fan knows him, saying, “A Lennister always pays his debt.” Because of its frequent use in the series, many consider it the Lennister family’s motto, but this too is a fallacy, but House Lennister’s motto is much less spectacular or exciting: “hear me roar!”

Royal Guard and gold skirts

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

The royal guard and the gold skirts are often confused in the series because of their golden armor. While the gold skirts are the city guard of Königsmund, the king’s guard is the bodyguard of the king. The latter also carry a white cape in the books, which the makers optically did not consider appealing.

Nine regions, instead of seven kingdoms

Confusion and misunderstandings in Game of Thrones - many have misunderstood this

Especially at the beginning of the series is often talked about the Seven Kinglands. From this follows the error that Westeros consists only of these seven realms. However, there are now nine regions: the North, the Iron Islands, the Riverlands, the Westland, the Stormlands, the Valley of Arryn, the Crownlands, the expanse and thorns.

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