20 Facts About 'Game of Thrones' to Prep for 'House of the Dragon' (or Not, Whatever You Prefer)

20 Facts About 'Game of Thrones' to Prep for 'House of the Dragon' (or Not, Whatever You Prefer)

Just when you thought it was safe to break up with your significant other that’s letting you borrow their HBO Max login, a new prequel series from the world of Game of Thrones is coming out titled House of the Dragon. While the original series asks the question, “In the end, who sits on the Iron Throne?,” this series asks the question, “In the end, which Targaryen sits on the Iron Throne?” Completely unique stakes.

All snark aside, Game of Thrones had a lot more good than bad, even if the final season of the show left a bad taste in most of our mouths. While we are still waiting for the true ending of A Song of Ice and Fire (if it ever comes), we can still think about the good stuff. And that good stuff wasn’t easy to make behind the scenes.

Here are some facts about Game of Thrones that’ll remind you about how much work went into the show and to help prepare you for the (hopefully good) prequel series.

Lefty Arya

CRACKED.COM GAME OF THRONES MAISIE WILLIAMS INSISTED ON PLAYING ARYA AS A LEFTY. 12-year-old Williams was very concerned about annoying book fans who get really upset about the most trivial things, so she put in the extra effort of training with her left hand to make Arya faithful to the books, even though she is right-handed.


Ian Whyte

GAME OF THRONES IAN WHYTE PLAYED FIVE DIFFERENT CHARACTERS. The 7'1 Welsh actor is credited as a White Walker, Gregor Clegane (before the character was recast), Dongo the Giant, Wun Wun, and a Giant Wight. CRACKED.COM


Jon Snow's Parentage

GAME OF THRONES SEAN BEAN NEVER KNEW JON SNOW'S TRUE PARENTAGE. You would think they'd clue him in, as his character did know, but no. Bean preferred it that way, so he could revel in the magic and the reveal himself. CRACKED.COM

Mental Floss


GAME OF THRONES IT'S THE MOST PIRATED SHOW OF ALL TIME. According to TorrentFreak, Game of Thrones was the most pirated show from 2012 to 2016. The premiere of the final season was pirated 55 million times in just 24 hours. CRACKED.COM

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