Have You Noticed These 'Game Of Thrones' Plot Holes?
For a world that’s so extensive, and filled with so many different locations and characters, Game Of Thrones does a remarkable job of keeping everything consistent and avoiding any glaringly obvious plot holes.
Having said that, there’s so much going on – and only so many episodes per season to tell it in – that there are some questionable threads that do still exist over the course of seven seasons.
Like how come the White Walkers have taken so damn long to make their way to the Wall, when in the same amount of time, Littlefinger has been around the world and back again? And how come Arya is a complete novice when it comes to sword fighting at the beginning of the show, and just a couple of years later she’s more than an equal match for a skilled warrior like Brienne?
As close to TV perfection as Game Of Thrones is, there are some unanswered questions that have us scratching our heads.
Here’s just a few of them.
People travelling around/teleporting
Westeros is fecking huge, but you wouldn’t have thought it from the way that certain characters skip from place to place in almost no time at all.
In 2015, Tech Insider created a map that shows the ridiculous distances that Daenerys, Littlefinger, Yara Greyjoy, and Tyrion have travelled across over the course of the show, and it’s a little far-fetched to say the least.
Also, in episode one of season six – during all that boring Dorne business – Ellaria Sand assassinated Doran Martell, while at the same time, her daughters Nymeria and Obara, killed Dornish heir Trystane in King’s Landing. Considering they were standing next to their mum as the ship carrying Trystane sailed away, this seems like a bit of a stretch.
To be fair, producer Bryan Cogman has said before that “the timelines of the various story threads don’t match up all the time… this is to avoid things like, say, Arya spending four episodes on a boat.”
We get it, we’re just being pedantic, that’s all.
Tywin Lannister not recognising Arya
Although loathed by many, you can’t deny that Tywin Lannister, played by the supremely talented Charles Dance, was a charming and brilliantly cunning master puppeteer.
Why then, could he not put two and two together and work out who Arya Stark was when the two characters came face to face way back in season 2?
Tywin was at Harrenhal, and Arya was serving as his cupbearer whilst pretending to be a boy. It didn’t take long for the Lannister-in-chief to figure out she was a girl, educated, noble-born, from the North, and in hiding – so who did he think it was?
Come on, Tywin, it had to be a Stark!
Viserys Targaryen’s death
Ok, so it might be one of the best on screen deaths in the entire history of Game Of Thrones, but Viserys Targaryen’s death went completely against the laws of physics.
The arsehole brother of Daenerys was killed when a pot of molten gold was poured over him, but everyone knows that the melting point of gold is 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. A normal cooking fire would only reach around 700 degrees, yet Khal Drogo makes the golden liquid in just a couple of seconds.
Still, I’m not mad about it, it was fucking epic.
Tyrion’s revenge on Littlefinger
In season one, an assassin with a dagger made of Valyrian steel tried to kill off Bran Stark. Littlefinger told Ned and Catelyn Stark that the dagger belonged to Tyrion Lannister, who was then captured and taken to the Eyrie, only escaping when Bronn won a trial by combat on his behalf.
So how come Tyrion seemingly forgot all about this double-cross and never tried to get revenge against Littlefinger? Maybe he was busy, but it seems a little odd he would have just forgotten all about being royally screwed over by him.
Remember when sexy red-head priestess Melisandre turned out to be a super-gross, ancient woman? That was weird, wasn’t it? Anyway when she revealed her true self, she took off a ruby necklace, which many people believed was enchanted and made her look eternally youthful. But there’s a scene in season four when she’s in a bath and hasn’t got the necklace on and she’s still her normal self.
Explain that one.
Melisandre took off her necklace here and she didn't got old!? what is this? Explain? pic.twitter.com/iPmyy911An
— natasha🐷 (@vikandher) April 25, 2016
Still, none of these can take away from the fact that Game Of Thrones is the best damn show on TV.
Do you know of any other inconsistencies? Let us know in the comments below!
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