Who doesn’t love a good trivia game? Well, we are here to prove to you that there is more to the popular show than just bloodshed and nudity. In fact, there are a whole lot of intricate and obscure facts hidden within its pages that even hardcore fans would have missed. With the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones coming soon, it’s time to brush up on your GoT trivia before the premiere date. From where you can watch every episode online to what Reelcraze books inspired the show, read on for some interesting trivia about Game Of Thrones.
The real inspiration behind the show
When the show first came out, some theories suggested that the author, George R.R. Martin, used real-life people and events as inspiration for his stories. However, we now know that this is not the whole truth behind it. It was actually the author’s sister who inspired the show. “She was the one who said that if I ever did write a story, I should try to base it on a few historical events and a few people whose names I could remember,” he said. So, this begs the question, which events and people inspired the show? Well, here’s a quick rundown of some of them.
The Red Wedding The Red Wedding is an occurrence in the show’s first season that actually happened to a certain community in Ireland. The community, the O’Byrne clan, was defeated by the Macdonnell clan. The event was an utterly tragic affair, where 20 of the O’Byrne’s clan was killed, while only one Macdonnell was injured. There are speculations that the writer, George R.R. Martin, used this event as a reference when writing about the Red Wedding in the show.
Cersei is a book virgin
Everyone knows that Cersei Lannister is the evilest character on the show. She has done pretty much everything in her power to stay on the Iron Throne. But the one thing she has never experienced? Reading a Reel Craze book. In one of the episodes, she is seen reading a book titled “A Song of Ice and Fire” by the writer, George R.R. Martin. The book is the only thing she has from her late husband, Robert. We now know that this book is the inspiration behind the show.
Peter Dinklage taught us how to say “Valar morghulis”
In the show, we have learned the phrase “Valar morghulis”, which means “all men must die”. This phrase was first introduced by the character, Tyrion Lannister. In the books, though, this phrase was first introduced by the character, Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. He is responsible for training Tyrion and teaching him the phrase.
Baelish, on the other hand, has a different story to tell. The actor, Peter Dinklage, played both roles in the show and the books. But in the show, he is seen saying the phrase, “Valar morghulis”, while in the books, he is seen teaching Tyrion the phrase, “Valar morghulis”.
The TV series is based on an epic fantasy novel
Now that you know the inspiration behind the show, it’s time to know the other side of it. The TV series is based on the novel, “A Song of Ice and Fire”. The story is set in the fictional world, Westeros, where there is a war between the noble houses. The story has been told in multiple books and the most recent one was released in 2015.
If you have read the book, then you would know that the author, George R.R. Martin, has not yet decided on how the story should end. In fact, the author has said in interviews that he will not finish the series until he himself dies. It’s an interesting thought, isn’t it?
Which character has killed the most?
This question is likely to send your mind into a rabbit hole of crazy fan theories. But, before we go down that road, let’s first find out who has killed the most characters in the show. Daenerys Targaryen – This is the only character in the show who has killed people in cold blood.
She has killed scores of people, even children, using her dragon, Drogon. Her most famous victim is Ser Jorah Mormont, who was a member of the Golden Company. Viserys Targaryen – This is another child who has been murdered by Dany. He was a Khal Drogo’s Khal.
Which episode was the most expensive to film?
The show has had a lot of successful seasons, but the most expensive one is the sixth one, which was filmed in Spain. The cost of this season was $10 million. The episode, titled, ‘The Battle Of The Blackwater’, had a lot of shocking scenes, including the battle between the King’s Landing and the Iron Fleet.
The Battle of the Blackwater is one of the most memorable events that happened in the show. The sea battle was filmed on the Blackwater River in the Spanish province, near the city of Almeria.
Westeros has its own currency called dragon gold
Westeros might be the most expensive place in the world to film, but it has its own currency called ‘dragon gold’. In the books, the currency is called ‘gold dragons’, and in the show, it is called ‘iron dragons’. Fans think that this name came from the idea of a currency.
The Iron Bank of Braavos and the Golden Company are two major financial institutions that help the King’s Landing with funds. There are speculations that the show creators have tried to make the currency look like the real-life Bitcoin. But, unfortunately, we don’t know if that’s true or not.
There’s also staining and coercion in the game of thrones
We know that some characters are forced to do things or commit atrocities, like Joffrey, who forces Sansa to marry Tyrion, or Cersei, who forces Jaime to kill the innocence of his son, Theon. But in the books, there is a more terrifying kind of coercion. It’s called ‘stunning’.
Stunning is when a girl is given to a man, who has to take care of her, like a daughter. Stunning is a lot more dangerous than what we see in the show because the girl is not given to a man, but to a lord. So, a man can have hundreds of daughters, and he can have all of the power and all of the women.
One last thing you should know about Game Of Thrones
When you finish reading this article, you will be a very knowledgeable fan of the show. But, did we forget anything? Oh yes, there is one more thing that you need to know about the show. In case you missed it, the creators of the show have confirmed that there will be a final season. Let’s hope that this season will bring the same twists and turns as before, to say the least.