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Common Misconceptions About Game of Thrones

17 May 2016 | By Levis Ryan

1. The Khaleesi is actually called Khaleesi

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Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen has many titles: Queen of the Andals, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, the Unburnt, etc. So referring to her as Khaleesi would technically be incorrect seeing as how Khaleesi only means ‘Queen’ in Dothraki and is not a unique name for Daenerys.

For most of the episodes in the series, the people surrounding Daenerys simply referred to her as "Khaleesi," because the Dothraki were the first people she ever ruled over, leading many viewers to believe that this was actually her name. 

So next time you hear a friend refer to Daenerys Targaryen solely as Khaleesi, maybe remind them that it's not technically her name.

2. Sansa Stark is weak

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Many viewers of the show don’t have the kindest comments to share when it comes to Sansa Stark. Many could actually care less for her well being, but let’s cut Sansa some slack. When we first met her, she was a naïve, high born, teenage girl whose only aspiration in life was to marry a prince (Joffrey) and become Queen. We have seen her go through immense loss in the series and was probably one of the unluckiest characters in the show up until recently. 

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Season 6 has been treating Sansa kindly (as of the fourth episode, at least). She escaped Ramsey Bolton’s ‘marriage’, got her own sworn knight (Brienne of Tarth), and reunited with her long lost brother, Jon Snow. She’s angry at the hand life has dealt her and is out for blood. She wants to take back Winterfell and I can bet you that she and her brother will manage to do so.

3. Wights & White Walkers are the same

Whitewalker / Image via HBO

Some viewers, especially those that are new to the show probably can’t tell the difference between these two supernatural entities. Yes they have common characteristics, like the strikingly blue eyes and the white/pale skin, but this doesn’t mean they’re the same. 

   Wights / Image via HBO

White Walkers are basically a race of creatures with flesh made of ice and piercing blue eyes. They use their magic to bring corpses back to life hence creating Wights. So Wights are basically Zombies created from White Walker magic, while White Walkers are sentient, magical beings that bring distraction and chaos to humans.


4. Melisandre is evil

When the ‘red woman’ first appeared in the series, many viewers hated her. Maybe because she formed an alliance with Stannis Baratheon or maybe because she gave birth to an evil shadow demon baby that she used to assassinate Renly  Baratheon. This doesn’t necessarily make her evil though.

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We have seen Melisandre do many questionable things, like sacrifice Shireen, Stannis’ young daughter, to the ‘Lord of the Light’. This seemed evil and cruel and instantly made Melisandre the most hated character on the show, up until she brought Jon Snow back from the dead. Everyone then forgot every ‘evil’ thing she ever did. If you really look into her actions, she always does what she thinks is right, and what is preached by her religion. Now I’m not calling her a saint, but she’s no Joffrey Baratheon either.

5. Key characters are safe from death

Game of Thrones has been notorious for killing beloved characters. They make you fall in love with a character, get you attached to them and then suddenly they get hanged, or beheaded or attacked by a demon. A word to the wise viewer, no one is safe in the Game of Thrones. And to quote the ever wise Cersei Lannister, “In the game of thrones, you win or you die! There is no middle ground”.

But I swear to the 7 gods if they kill off Daenerys, I’m done with the show. Forever! 

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