Game of Thrones is pretty well known for all the violence, and explicit content that it bears, which also has contributed to the popularity of the show.
Today we will show you some of the most brutal Game of Thrones backstories that will leave you dumbstruck.
However, these backstories that we’re going to go through, are extremely brutal, even more than what you’ve seen on the show.
So let’s start
1. With the help of Giant Spiders, The White Walkers have already won once.
If you’ve watched the first season of the show properly, there may be a fair chance that you’d remember this. In the first season, Old Nan tells Bran a tale of a winter filled with so much brutality that the mothers smothered their infant babies in their sleep. The era, dubbed as the Long Night lead to the killing of more than tens of thousands of people.
During the Long Night, ferocious wights walked across the woods killing mercilessly. They swooped through Westeros with ease, and almost every enemy that they killed became a part of them. Nobody could stop them at that time.
What they haven’t given a clue about in any way on the show are the deadly ice spiders. The Gargantuan spiders were huge, gnarly and they were being weaponized by malevolent ice zombies.
Though those who fought the War of the Dawn managed to beat back the forces of evil and build The Wall to keep the Others out, Westeros has grown complacent in the centuries since. The White Walkers have become a figment of myth, a scary bedtime story. We know that anyone who says that the Others don’t exist is sorely misguided; anyone who believes that giant ice spiders are similarly imaginary might be making the same mistake.
2. Young Tywin Lannister was so brutal that they even made a song about it
Most of you may have heard of “The Rains of Castemare”. If you’re having a hard time remembering then all we gotta say is, Red wedding.
House Reyne was obliterated after they rebelled against Tytos Lannister. In an attempt to restore the Lannister dominance Tytos’ son Tywin Lannister march against the Lord of Castamere, Lord Roger Reyne. Roger was dubbed as the “Red Lion of Castamere.” As the rebellion reached its end, Castamere was burnt down, and all the members of House Reyne were executed. Young Tywin was able to cause all that.
The title of the songs is basically a play on words as “rains” fall over the empty halls of “Reynes”, who were killed to the last man and there was no soul to hear.
3. The King who died on the Iron Throne
Maegor I Targaryen, dubbed as Maegor The Cruel was as his name suggests, pretty damn cruel. The king lost the loyalty of all his allies and found himself more and more isolated.
Maegor was left alone to brood in the throne room during the hour of the wolf. Next morning, Maegor was found dead, while being seated on the Iron Throne. His wrists were slashed, and his robes were covered with blood. There were a lot of theories regarding his death even saying that Maegor was killed by the throne itself.
But the most probable explanation is that Maegor killed himself, taking assistance from the blades of the Iron Throne to open up his wrists.
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4. The Curse of Harrenhal
The curse of Harrenhal is pretty much justified. Numerous houses and individuals that have held have eventually faced tragic ends. Like House Qoherys wiped out by Harren The Red.
Last of the line of House Strong was also executed by Lord Cregan Stark. In the individuals Tywin Lannister being killed by his own son. Amory Lorch being fed to a bear are enough to justify why the curse is legit, and to be clear, there are many other tragic happenings that various other houses, and individuals that held Harrenhal have faced.
Harrenhal is definitely a living ghost town. It is currently held by House Baelish.
5. Robert’s Rebellion
Coming to final one of these Game of Thrones backstories. Robert’s Rebellion also dubbed as the War of the Userpur was a rebellion instigated by Robert Baratheon, Eddard Stark, and Jon Arryn. It lasted for almost a year and resulted in the Targaryen Dynasty coming to an end and the beginning of Robert Baratheon’s reign.
It started off after Richard Stark, head of House Stark, and his son Brandon were executed by The Mad King, Aerys II.
The end of this Rebellion saw the deaths of The Mad King, and his son Prince Rhaegar.
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7 Questions that Game Of Thrones Is Never Going To Answer
Game of Thrones is set to return on July 16 and many questions will be answered in the upcoming Season. But still, there are many questions that Game of Thrones is never going to answer.
These aren’t the big mysteries but these points are left unanswered in the series. Let’s take a look at these questions:
1) Why was Sam ignored by White Walkers?
In Game of Thrones Season 2, Sam was engulfed by a group of White Walkers and wights. He was not carrying any weapons with him. He hides behind a tiny rock but he had an eye contact with the White Walker leading the troops. There is no reason explained that why they didn’t attack Sam.
I read a few theories about it but none of them seems convincing. One theory says that it was a photography trick and White Walker didn’t saw Sam but he looked at the rock. That might be true, but that means none of the wights saw him either, now that seems impossible.
Other theories say that White Walker wants to leave a witness to spread the word of their arrival. And same happened in the opening scene of Game of Thrones. But given that they’d attacked a huge group of Night’s Watchmen, at least a few of which must have managed to escape, I don’t think one man by himself in the middle of an open wintry field would be all that valuable to them.
2) Tyrion never retaliated against Littlefinger for framing him for the attack on Bran. Why?
Many characters in Game of Thrones are playing the long game(like Varys and Littlefinger) but Tyrion is not one of them. Though he is intelligent and clever he never thought of playing the long game. In fact, his weakness has been restlessness.
Back in Season 1 when an assassin tries to kill Bran, Littlefinger framed Tyrion for Bran’s murder attempt which leads Catelyn Stark to kidnap Tyrion and put him on Trail. This leads to Stark and Lannister conflict. Eventually, Tyrion finds out that he was framed by Littlefinger.
But when Tyrion returns to King’s Landing, he never talks about this with anyone. He just forgets about it like it never happened. There is a possibility that Tyrion is looking for the right time to take revenge.
3) How did Arya survive that stabbing?
It’s really hard to believe that Arya survived that stabbing. In the world where warriors like Robert Baratheon and Khal Drogo died due to injuries, so how would Arya survived that Stabbing by Waif. Her injuries looked so severe that many fans assumed that it wasn’t actually Arya and she had traded her face for someone else’s face.
But it turns out be not true as it was Arya who crawled out of the water. It’s still not clear how she survived that brutal stabbing.
4) Why did Warlocks give up on getting revenge on Dany?
At the House of Undying Daenerys and her Dragons burned Pyat Pree to death, which indeed destroys the Warlocks. But in the beginning of season three, Dany Dany is nearly killed by a young assassin — her blue lips and magical tendencies serving as a clear indication she’s allied with the warlocks. Then, she escapes.
This means that warlocks are still around in some capacity and they want to harm Dany. But after that, they have never seen again. Are they still lying in wait? Will they attempt to take revenge during Daenerys’ assault on Westeros — or maybe even after?
5) How did Melisandre stay young the first time her necklace came off?
That shocking season six premiere in which we came to know that “The Red Women” a.k.a Melisandre is an old woman and she is using magic to keep herself young. Now it looks like the magic is present in her Necklace. As when she removes the necklace she becomes old.
But in a season 4 episode, she takes bath with her necklace off. This question is not answered in the series but there is a theory related to that. During the scene, we get lingering shots of the potions that Melisandre is pouring into the bath, indicating that the magic may not be in the necklace itself, but rather that the necklace is her metaphorical “armour” keeping everything together.
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6) Why Jon Snow’s Body wasn’t burned by Night’s Watch?
After Alliser Thorne and other mutineers murdered Jon Snow they just left Jon’s body out in the snow to bleed, this gives Davos an opportunity to pull him inside and wait till Melisandre arrives. The standard procedure for a death in the Night’s Watch is that they put the dead body on the pyre to burn. But didn’t put the body of Jon Snow on the pyre.
7) Why the hell did that one episode ends with a punk song?
Game of Thrones Season 3 episode “Walk of Punishment” ended with a rock cover of “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” by the Hold Steady. It was the only time the show ever did something like this in the entire series. I think it was a major misstep because that episode ends with Jaime losing his hand. It was a powerful and tragic moment as that set his entire story in motion. A rock song at the end of the episode completely ruined the moment and its intensity.