It's pretty hard to impress Game of Thrones fans with anything grotesque, graphic, or just plain morally repugnant. But there are still plenty of things you should never Google about the show. There's a shocking amount of cringe-worthy fan fiction out there; pairing Ramsay Bolton and Theon Greyjoy definitely numbers among upsetting Game of Thrones things. And then there are the stories that feature animals. Just because warging is a thing in Westeros doesn't make it okay.
Upsetting Game of Thrones fandom facts go beyond the explicit. Some stuff actually ruins the experience of watching the show. For example, there is a whole subreddit dedicated to making "friend-zoned" jokes about Jorah Mormont. So no matter what happens to him, or how serious the scene is, anyone who has seen one of those memes will smile whenever he is on screen. Taking something sincere and making it into a punchline is uniquely brutal.
There are so many things you didn't want to know about Game of Thrones fandom, from the uncomfortable fantasies to the dumb jokes. You've been warned: you can un-see (or un-read) anything here.
The Mare That Mounts The WorldPhoto: HBO
"The Stallion That Mounts The World" is a Dothraki myth about a man who will rule the world. In the books/show, Daenerys Targaryen's son was supposedly the Stallion – but in the fan fiction "The Mare That Mounts The World," the story is, uh, a little different. It imagines Daenerys getting intimate with an actual horse, due to a Dothraki ritual that requires the khaleesi mating with the khal's stallion. Spoiler: it doesn't end well for the horse.Is this disturbing?
Dreams Of NymeriaPhoto: HBO
To understand "Dreams of Nymeria," you need to know what warging is. A "warg" is a person with the ability to enter the minds of an animal (or multiple animals) in order to see what they see.
"Dreams of Nymeria" takes the idea of warging and adds a liberal dose of bestiality. In the fan fiction, Robb Stark wargs into his direwolf and has sex with Arya Stark's direwolf while she is warging into her direwolf too. For those keeping track, that's incest on two levels.Is this disturbing?
Thramsay Fan FicPhoto: HBO
"Thramsay" refers to the coupling of Ramsay Bolton and Theon Greyjoy. If you're a Game of Thrones fan you can imagine why this would be in poor taste. But, naturally, there's a Tumblr revolving around the idea of their romantic and sexual relationship, complete with art. Slash fiction is nothing new, but there's something particularly troubling about portraying an abusive relationship as sweet.Is this disturbing?
Everyone Has A SummerPhoto: HBO
A surprising number of people seem to ship Jon Snow and Arya Stark, despite the fact that they're related (how closely they're related is a question for the fans to debate). Hence, the existence of fan fictions like "Everyone Has a Summer," a story in which Jon and Arya touch each other's bathing suit areas. It's made especially creepy by the touches of familial affection scattered throughout:
"The memory of her laughter, of her love, warmed him more than his furs on the way North."Is this disturbing?