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Redditor creates spreadsheet compiling 1599 characters from A Song of Ice and Fire

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Redditor creates spreadsheet compiling 1599 characters from A Song of Ice and Fire

Game of Thrones fans go to a lot of extents when it comes to proving how dedicated we are to the books and the show. George R.R Martin‘s book series A Song of Ice and Fire gave birth to the television phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, and since then it has been gaining immense popularity with time. Fans of the books are familiar with characters and concepts that many show fans aren’t aware of, since the book universe is far too extensive to be incorporated entirely onto the show.

There’s a ridiculous amount of characters on the show, and more than those appear in the books, which means that keeping track of all of them is nearly impossible. But we’re fans, and we go to great lengths ensuring our knowledge of the books. A Redditor, after two and a half years of effort, compiled the list of a total of 1599 characters from the book series, and created a spreadsheet that explains their family, sigil, what house they serve, who killed them etc. Though it might seem to be intimidating when you hear about it, it’s quite simple to read when you take a closer look.

Redditor creates spreadsheet compiling 1599 characters from A Song of Ice and Fire

 

To all those who have difficulty remembering characters on the show and books, this spreadsheet is pretty informative. Though the Redditor says that not all characters have been incorporated, since there are a lot of nameless ones as well but sometimes they serve an important purpose. Here’s what the Redditor Confused-Shelf had to say about it:

“I only add named characters. For example “Lord Somebody and his wife came to dinner.” That is only one character as far as the spreadsheet is concerned. His wife is descriptive text about him (he has a wife). “Lord and Lady Somebody came to dinner.” That is now two characters. My reasoning for this is that there are so many “and they had two daughters” or “his brothers” that it would be impossible to keep track of who’s who. Additionally, characters known only by their occupation are not on the list for similar reasons. For example “the captain of Boaty McBoatface came aboard” does not count as a character, even if he has dialogue. That means there are a couple prominent people missing (namely, the High Septons) from the list. Characters known only by their nicknames are added too. I see no reason to omit them. For that reason the High Sparrow is the only High Septon that makes the list. Gods are not included, are they the same god with different names? Who knows? Named animals (like the dragons and direwolves) are on the list.”

With the large number of named characters, there’s still a lot of nameless ones to be taken in, but the spreadsheet gives a very good idea of it. You can check it out here.






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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

Game of Thrones has had a lot of strong female characters, but it would be inaccurate to say that it celebrates femininity. One example is Arya Stark, who is seen as a boyish character for most of the show, and as an extension, we all ended up seeing Maisie Williams the same way. In a recent interview, she discussed what it was like to have to hide her feminine side for the role, calling the experience “horrible.” Read on!

In a recent interview with Vogue, Maisie discussed coming of age in the spotlight, and more. Starting off, she talked about “maturing” about two seasons into the production of the show:

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy and I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look like, really manly.”

She continued:

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year.”

The only glimpse we got of Arya Stark’s femininity came in the last season of the show, with her and Gendry sharing what was the first and only romantic moment for Arya throughout the show. Maisie also said that she felt ashamed to be a girl for a while, and is enjoying her feminine side a lot more now.

Well, it’s safe to say that the fans love this side of Maisie as well. What do you feel? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn’t on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn't on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were recently held, and while Game of Thrones didn’t do as well as usual, it was the last Emmy appearance for the show. The show walked away with the Outstanding Drama Emmy, and also had a heartfelt tribute with some of the cast members.

What was surprising, however, was that the winner of the Game of Thrones (or the closest we got to it), Issac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran Stark, was surprisingly absent from the tribute, but rather in the audience. This perplexed many of the fans:

Well, the logic seems to be that only the nominated actors were on the stage for the tribute, which isn’t a bad thing. However, being that it was the show’s last year at the site, it would’ve been better to have the entire cast on the stage.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, blow down below!






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