Fans Share The Most Overlooked Lore From 'Game Of Thrones'
George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is as dense as fantasy series get so even when a lot of it made it into the HBO series Game of Thrones a lot of it was either buried or passed over. These are the most overlooked lore details that add a lot of extra flavor to the books and show alike.
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There Were Different Types Of Dragons
From Redditor u/Marty_McFrat:
I find it interesting that at this point we are aware of three different species/types of dragons: flying dragons that Targs owned, Wyrms, and Water Dragons. Everyone says that the "last dragon died hundreds of years ago," but Wyrms and Water Dragons could easily still be living deep under the Valyrian ruins or the Sunset Sea, respectfully.
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Dany Could Have Claimed Dragonstone Peacefully
From Redditor u/Dear_Occupant:
If Stannis and Shireen both die, then House Baratheon comes to an end and Dragonstone automatically passes to the nearest heir, who just happens to be Daenerys Targaryen. It is entirely possible that she could claim her ancestral home legally and peacefully without having to lift a finger.
What I find most enticing about this possibility is that it sets the stage for Aegon's Conquest 2.0: a Targaryen from Essos with three dragons leading a conquest of Westeros from Dragonstone.
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Maggy The Frog Was Related To Robb's Wife
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The People Don't Really Know Their History
From Redditor u/Lampmaster1:
The fact that their history is so clearly botched and half made up. They think the long night was eight thousand years ago, but there's tons of evidence that it wasn't that long ago. The histories have knights running around before there were any such things. Even the Night's Watch clearly has a really bad understanding of their own history. I love that realism as a society that never gets beyond the feudal age would have terrible record keeping.
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The Past Hints At The Present
From Redditor u/PlumbTheDerps:
The obvious-but-not-silly parallels between lore and current events in the books. My favorite is Urron Greyiron's Kingsmoot (where he murdered everybody) being mentioned as early as ACOK, if I remember correctly. One of the first hints of the Red Wedding.
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The Family Trees Get Crazy
From Redditor u/JohnnyBhoy:
I always enjoy some of the family relationships that occur when you look back through family trees.
Most people consider Shireen Baratheon and Edric Storm to be cousins through their father's, but it's worth pointing out that they would also have been second cousins of each other through their mother's sides had their fathers not been related.
Interestingly, both being grandchildren of brothers of Alester Florent, both are also second cousins of Sam Tarly.