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11 of the Biggest 'Game of Thrones' Plot Holes in the Seven Kingdoms


Slipping off her magic necklace at the close of last year’s ‘The Red Woman‘ revealed Melisandre’s true form – pale, wizened and almost impossibly ancient.

But wait, didn’t she take her necklace off once before, while taking a bath in season four’s ‘Mockingbird‘? With no ill effect? (Carice van Houten has, however, explained this one away as an ‘oops moment‘.)

5. How did the Sand Snakes teleport to King’s Landing?

The women of Dorne seized control in season six, executing both Doran Martell and his heir Prince Trystane.

Except… Trystane was on a boat moored at King’s Landing. How exactly did the Sand Snakes make their way to the capital, board Jaime’s ship, murder the prince and escape back to Dorne, totally undetected?

6. Why didn’t Tywin figure out who Arya was?

Tywin Lannister was a wily old sod, as cunning as he was cruel.

So why, when Arya posed as a servant boy and fell into the King’s service at Harrenhal, didn’t he suss who she was?

He knew that she was a girl from the off, but even when he learned that his new cupbearer was noble-born, from the North, and in hiding… He didn’t figure her for Arya Stark? Nah.

7. How did Will survive his encounter with the White Walkers?

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We’ll forgive you for not remembering Will, who appeared only in the GoT series premiere. A ranger of the Night’s Watch, Will not only escaped a pack of Wights but somehow made it from the Wall to Winterfell – hundreds of miles – without food, water or any supplies.

Ned Stark didn’t believe his story either and executed Will as a deserter. Can’t say we blame him for being suspicious. We might accept that the White Walkers let him go because they wanted the living to know that the dead were coming – but if so, why?

8. Why didn’t Tyrion seek revenge on Littlefinger?

Cast your mind all the way back to season one. An assassin bearing a dagger made of Valyrian steel tried and failed to kill the crippled Bran Stark. Littlefinger did what he does best and lied, placing the blame at Tyrion’s door.

Tyrion was freed after Bronn won a trial by combat on his behalf, but why has he never attempted to get even with Petyr Baelish since? We guess he’s been kept pretty busy.

9. How did Khal Drogo melt that gold so fast?

Yes, it was super bad-ass – but unless the rules of physics are entirely different in Westeros, Khal Drogo’s method of murdering Viserys Targaryen makes bugger-all sense.

The melting point of gold is nearly 2,000 degrees fahrenheit. The average cooking fire, at most, would reach approximately 700 degrees. Yet Drogo melts five gold medallions into a bucketful of molten liquid in a matter of seconds. Balderdash.

10. Do Euron’s shipwrights have magical powers?

Opinions are divided over whether Euron Greyjoy brings a welcome dash of irreverence or an annoying splash of irrelevance, but there’s no explaining his mighty fleet. Yara and Theon stole his best ships while he was revelling in inheriting the Driftwood Crown. Maybe they’re really fast runners. Fine.

Euron told the Iron Islanders – all 20 or so who had assembled on the cliffs – to build him a fleet of 1,000 ships. And hey presto, by the next season it’s done. And not just any ships – awesome ships that destroyed the (other) Greyjoy and Dornish combined forces.

In the 16th century – just for comparison – it took shipyards up to a year to build one ship. Just how many shipwrights does Euron have back on those poxy little islands? And where’s he getting the wood from?

11. Where the hell is Gendry?

Still rowin’.



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