Both in the show and in the books, Daenerys survives Drogo's funeral pyre. Many fans mistakenly believe this is because she, as a "dragon"/Targaryen is fireproof. The TV series re-enforces this view by adding a scene in Season 1 where she handles a red-hot dragon egg without getting burned, which didn't happen in the books.
Targaryens, however, are not fireproof. They are not literally "dragons". They are HUMANS.
"You Westerosi' are all the same. You sew some beast upon a scrap of silk, and suddenly you are all lions or dragons or eagles. Such folly." Illyrio, (A Dance with Dragons)
In the history of Westeros, many Targaryens died because of fire. Rhaenyra Targaryen was roasted and then eaten by her brother Aegon II's dragon. Aerion Brightflam…Read more >
I post this because I remember a lot of people asking "Is Ned really dead?" in season 1, so here's the truth for those who haven't read the books: yes, Robb is dead. Just like his father before him learned, honor earns you nothing in the Game of Thrones. Robb and Catelyn are dead and his rebellion at an end. Obviously, since he's dead.
Not sure about Talisa, though, since the character she's based on wasn't at the Red Wedding in the books. One of Robb's very rare good ideas was to leave her at Riverrun.
So the Lannisters have finally defeated the Starks. Then again I'm a Targaryen fan, so it's all the same to me.
My reaction is: Good ridance. Robb was an idiot and brought his death on himself. The only sad thing is that so many others had …Read more >
As I may have mentioned before in other comments, I am really looking forward to seeing Edmure's wedding in the show. For many reasons I can't explain due to spoilers, but will be able to after the episode airs, it's one of my favorite events in the books. So while watching the preview for "The Rains of Castamere" I was on the lookout for anything that might reveal a hint as to whether or not the wedding would occur. Now, the title of the episode looked promising, but the preview seemed to focus mostly on Bran, Arya and Jon, but if you pause it at 28 seconds, you get a split-second shot: Edmure being carried away by women while laughing. The bedding ceremony. Meaning that the wedding will be in two weeks, and I am really excited.
And what…Read more >
Now before all you Dany fans leap up and demand my head on a spike, let me clarify: I don't mean it'd be a problem because she'd be a bad ruler, I think she'd make an above average ruler. The problem is quite simple: Daenerys is sterile. The whole fiasco with Rhaegal and Mirri Maz Dur means that she will never again have children. If she is to win the Iron Throne, she would likely rule for several decades, then die without an heir. The likely result would then be a war of succession and the end of House Targaryen, since she's the last member of House Targaryen, so far as the TV series is concerned.
So what do you think, Game of Thrones wiki users? Could this problem be solved?Read more >
Obviously, the series can't be identical to the books. Actors chosen won't always be similar (though makeup can make them close enough) to the characters they're based on, locations are impossible to replicate in perfect detail, certain plot points or motivations need to be explained out loud, battles or events are too costly to make as they are in the books, etc. However, my problem with the series is that many differences aren't necessary.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the series. My problem is, having read the books to death, I always get annoyed when I notice differences. Little things that could easily be fixed with makeup or dye, i.e, most of the Lannisters not having the golden blonde hair from the books, instead brown or dirty-blond ha…Read more >