Facts You Did Not Know About Game Of Thrones

Of course you must know what I'm talking about, but in case you live under a rock, Game of thrones is a hugely recognized and award winning TV Show created by HBO, but it is actually based on the Books from the saga called A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R R Martin.

He created a mysteries and fantastic world called Westeros that is filled with white walkers, dragons, direwolfs and plenty of magic. It is definitely one of my favorite shows, and that is why I made this list of unknown facts from the show. For example, did you know that George R. R Martin attended to Daenerys wedding during season 1, but didn't make the cut? Enjoy these facts, with some random pictures of the show!

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NAMES

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In 2012, there were more than 150 babies named Khaleesi and Arya is another name growing in popularity. In fact, is the fastest growing name in the United States.

BRIENNE OF TARTH

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Gwendoline Christie, the actress that portrays the role of Brienne of Tarth, dent know her birth date. Apparently nobody in her family kept track of that date. And then you think your family is weird..

DIREWOLF

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Sophie Turner, the actress that portrays the role of Sansa Stark, fell in love with the dog they used to make her direwolf, Lady, so she adopted it. His name is Zunni

YUMMY HORSE?

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There's a scene where Daenerys Targaryen eats a horse heart, being part of a Dothraki ritual. That was actually a substance made of a three pound mass of gummy bear.

VEGGIE

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Tyrion Lannister is vegetarian. Actually, Peter Dinklage is. All the meat he must eat for his scenes isn't meat at all, in reality is made of tofu. Thank god he drinks wine, otherwise how would he portray that character

POP GOES MY HEART

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Jerome Flynn, the actor who plays the character of Bronn, was part of a duo called Robson and Jerome in the nineties. They became pretty popular, they hay three singles that were number one in the UK

JEROME AND LENA

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Speaking of Jerome, he and Lena Headey used to date before the show, but they ended in such bad terms, they had to specify in the contract to never cross paths with each other while filming

FAMOUS FAMILY

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Oona Chaplin, the actress that portrays the role of Robb Stark's wife, is the granddaughter of Charles Chaplin. Also, Daenery's brother, Viserys is the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens

LILLY ALLEN

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Alfie Allen is the brother of the pop singer Lilly Allen. She had a song called Alfie about a little kid that does nothing during the day and likes to smoke..Stuff. This song is dedicated to him

TOO YOUNG TO BE TRUE

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The actor that portrays the character of Jojen Reed is supposed to be 13, but he is in reality 23. Not only that, he's the little kid that appeared in Love Actually, and the voice of Ferb in Phineas and Ferb

REAL LANGUAGES

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They were several languages created just for the sake of the show, like High Valyrian or the Dothraki language, and it contains more than 3,000 words. It must be so difficult to learn

THE OFFICE

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Part of this language is named in honor and based on lines from The Office character Dwight Shrute. It's called the Shrutean Compound. The office and Game of Thrones, my two true passions

HARRY POTTER

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Many actors have a connection to other shows of movies, like Harry Potter. One of them Is Stephen Dillane, aka Stannis the Mannis, whose son portrays the character of Tom Marvolo Riddle

TYRION ALL THE WAY

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Peter Dinklage was George R R Martin's first choice to play Tyrion Lannister. In fact, he's the one who suggested they should call Lena Headey for the part of Cersei, since they are close friends in real life

BLONDIE

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Emilia Clarke is a brunette in real life. But she doesn't dye her hair blond for the part, she just uses a wig. Although, for the final season she actually dyed it, we don't know why yet. We'll just have to wait and see

THE END

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The only two people who know the fate of all the characters besides George R R Martin are David Weiss and David Benioff, in case something happens to him, so they can finish the show

NOT FANS OF THE BOOKS

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Some of the actors stated they never read the books, because they didn't want the fate of the character they are portraying to affect their acting or performance. Of course, imagine if Kit Harrington found out certain things about his death..

JOFFREY

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Jack Gleeson, the actor who plays Joffrey Baratheon, made such a good performance during his entire participation in the show, that after the first episode aired, he received a letter from George RR Martin that said "Congrats! Everyone hates you!"

PUPPIES

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The direwolves I the first scene had to look like cute and tiny puppies, that's why they used Northern Inuit Dogs, then, they used real wolves that have been inserted by CGI

PILOT

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The first pilot, directed by Tom McCarthy, was so badly written, it had to be reshot entirely. None of the people who watched it understood that Jaime and Cersei were siblings, for example

CATE STARK

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Other of the changes made were Michelle Fairley replacing Jennifer Ehle as Catelyn Stark. And a particularly theatrical rendition of the death of Jon Arryn as well, that didn't make the cut. Thank god.

PENTOS GUEST

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George R. R Martin is another one that did not survive through the reshot of the pilot episode. How? Well, he did a cameo as a noble of Pentos who was a guest at Daenery's wedding.

BLESSING

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Before permitting anybody to make the TV adaptation of the books, George R R Martin asked a huge and very important question: "Who is Jon Snow's real mother?". It was a test, of course, and they answered correctly, because Martin gave them his blessing

FANS

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Weiss and Benioff were such a huge die-hard fans of the show, they stated they couldn't stop reading the books for a minute and "We had already discussed the plot. We'd had longs conversations about it. It's well-trammeled territory for us."

FOUR

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Ian Whyte has played a grand total of four characters on Game of Thrones. He was a White Walker; he played Gregor Clegane, an unnamed giant; and the Wildling giant Wun Wun.

DOWNLOADS

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Game of Thrones is the most illegally downloaded show of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In fact, the last year, the show was pirated as twice as the illegal downloads of The Walking Dead

RAP

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HBO launched an official Game of Thrones rap album called "Catch the Throne". They also did it in 2015, but they album contained a couple of heavy metal songs. The bands and singers from this album include Snoop Dogg and Anthrax

YOUNGER THAN THEY SEEM

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Then the stories started in the books, the kids from the Stark clan are supposed to be much younger than how they are portrayed in the TV Show. For example, Arya is supposed to be 9, when she is 13.

YOUNG

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The other changes they made in the age of the characters are Bran, who is supposed to be seven, while the actor Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sansa went from eleven to 15 and Rickon went from three to six.

ROB AND JON

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But the most striking age gap or different between the characters from the books and the show are in the eldest of the Stark brothers: Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) were only 15 and 14 years old

DYING IS FUN

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Sean Bean took the death of his character in the most fun and relaxed way possible. That must be because he is used to portray characters that die (Boromir I'm looking at you and crying)

HEAR ME ROAR

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Tyrion Lannister is the character that had more appearances in the show that any other one, he appears in 58 out of 64 episodes, including the ones from season 7 so far

CASTAMERE

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David Benioff wanted the creepy and deathly song called "the Rains of Castamere" to be the main tune of the show, but the other creator of the show, David Weiss, convinced him not to.

SIGUR ROS

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Even tho the song wasn't finally chosen as the opening for the show, "The Rains of Castamere" can be heard through the series at least a dozen times. Even Sigur Ros made an appearance in one of the episodes and played it

NOBODY DIES

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There are only five episodes of Game of Thrones so far where nobody dies on screen, but only two of them are the ones where there are no deaths, on and off screen: "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" and "Blood of My Blood"

CALIGULA

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Joffrey Baratheon is supposedly based on the Roman Emperor Caligula, who was a terrible and cruel ruler and got killed only after a few years. And Joffrey looks a lot like him, appearance-wise, too.

EXPENSIVE BUDGET

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There's a huge budget for every episode of Game of Thrones. The first season cost between $50 million and $60 million, and the sixth season cost more than $100 million. I want HBO's wallet

TOMMEN

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Tommen Baratheon was played Callum Wharry in seasons 1 and 2. In season 3, Dean-Charles Chapman played Martyn Lannister, but only for a couple scenes. Then, in Season 4, Chapman portrayed the character of Tommen, replacing Wharry.

WALK OF SHAME

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Remember Cersei's Walk of Shame in the final episode of Season 5? That's something hard to forget. That wasn't actually Lena's body tho, because back then she was pregnant, so they used a body double

DRAGON EGGS

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There's a scene in the first episode, where Illyrio Mopatis gave Daenerys three dragon eggs. The props were given in real life to George RR Martin by the prop maker who made them.

THE MOUNTAIN

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Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain, has been recast a few times on the show. In Season 1 he was played by Conan Stevens, then he was played by Ian Whyte. Currently, the role belongs to Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

STAR WARS

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Eight actors of the show also appeared in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens": Gwendoline Christie, Max von Sydow, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Miltos Yerolemou, Jessica Henwick, Emun Elliott, Mark Stanley and Hannah John-Kamen.

HARRY POTTER

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There are also 10 actors who played a role in The Harry Potter movies, like Natalia Tena (Osha); David Bradley (Lord Walder Frey); Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle); and Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark)

THE ANDAL

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Many characters of the show referred to Jorah Mormont as "Jorah the Andal." But he is not a descendant from the Andals, he descends from the First Men, actually. That nickname was given by the Dothraki out of ignorance.

MUSIC

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Lots of idols from the music industry have appeared on "Game of Thrones" as extras. In "The Rains of Castamere," Will Champion from Coldplay played one of the musicians at the Red Wedding.

CAMEOS

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Other of the cameos made by music idols are in "Hardhome," where Mastodon appeared being killed by the White Walkers and Ed Sheeran in Season 7 as a musically inclined Lannister soldier.

FROM ABOVE

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The "Battle of the Bastards", unlike any other battle filmed for the show, used several aerial shots. Sapochnik said this was because HBO kept him from using camera drones over horses and people.

FAKE SCENES

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Kit Harington stated during an interview that in order to confuse people who likes to leak scenes of the show on the Internet, a few fake scenes were filmed during the production of "Game of Thrones" Season 7.

HARVARD

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You can take a "Game of Thrones" class at Harvard. The whole line from the class digs into real Medieval history that George R.R. Martin used as an inspiration for various events, elements and people along the way.

FAN THEORIES

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According to George RR Martin, some fans have successfully guessed the end of the show and the story. Of course, there are dozens of theories on the internet, so that's not exactly a clue

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