Total Nerd The Biggest Revelations George R.R. Martin Has Made About Game of Thrones  

Tricia Psarreas-Murray
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List Rules Vote up the most interesting facts George R.R. Martin has revealed about the A Song of Ice and Fire universe.

Week after week, A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones fans bide their time rereading books, rewatching episodes, and reevaluating their fan theories in search of Game of Thrones reveals they may have missed. They frantically scour the Internet for the latest George RR Martin Game of Thrones reveals in hopes of finding some new shred of evidence or even just cool new things George RR Martin said about Game of Thrones. As any GoT fan knows, there is no detail too small or quote too vague to analyze to death.

In the real life Game of Unknowns, fans want to learn as much as they possibly can and they want to hear it from the horse’s mouth. So when George RR Martin reveals something about his fanciful world, fans place another small piece of the Westerosi puzzle on the board - and with this list of puzzle pieces, those horizons are about to expand through Essos, North of the Wall, and beyond!

Which GRRM revelation about the world of Ice and Fire do you find most interesting? Which totally changed your opinion of the Seven Kingdoms? Vote up the most fascinating things the man himself has said, even if you wish he would stop chatting with the press and get back to writing already!
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Tyrion Lannister Is Martin’s Favorite Character

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After years of insisting that he loves all his characters equally, Martin had enough of people asking him about his absolute favorite ASoIaF personality. He responded to the relentless questioning by unleashing an epic rant on Live Journal, settling the question once and for all. 

Martin revealed, “Tyrion is my favorite character. Okay?  OKAY?  Can we PLEASE put that one to rest??  I love all my viewpoint characters, Arya and Sansa and Bran, Jon Snow and Brienne, Arianne and Cersei and Jaime, Theon, even Victarion and the Damphair, ALL of them, but I love Tyrion the bestest.  Tyrion son of Tywin, the Imp, second son of Casterly Rock.”
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Brienne of Tarth Is Related to Ser Duncan the Tall

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While speaking at the Balticon Convention, Martin told the audience that Ser Duncan the Tall is Brienne of Tarth’s ancestor. The badass Westerosi knight is one of Martin’s favorite characters – there’s even a series of novellas based on him – so Brienne apparently has some exciting times ahead.

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Fans Aren’t the Only Ones Who Want More Episodes

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Martin would love to see more Game of Thrones episodes too. As Martin said, “I wish they had more hours – every time I see another HBO show I wonder why we only have 10 and they have 13.” He believes extra episodes would allow room for “scenes that make the story deeper and richer,” because there is only so much room in each episode. 

Martin has been saying the same thing for years now and HBO hasn’t increased the number of episodes per season. However, the network has allowed a few episodes to run over their normal length, so maybe Martin (and his fans) will eventually get what he’s been requesting all along.
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All Men Must Die

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Fans often complain about Martin’s willingness to kill off his characters in such horrific ways. According to Martin, “I think a writer, even a fantasy writer, has an obligation to tell the truth and the truth is, as we say in Game of Thrones, all men must die.”

Death is a part of life – especially during times of war – and ignoring that truth would be more unrealistic than believing in dragons, resurrections, or any of the other fantastical elements of Martin’s universe.
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