8 Incredible Facts About Game of Thrones

  • April 08, 2014
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Game of Thrones is an absolute juggernaut. There’s no denying it. Along with Walking Dead, you’d be hard pressed to find a television show that gets more online chatter that George R.R. Martin’s epic saga. Heck, just look at YouTube at all of the incredible reactions to the Red Wedding last season to get an idea of how devoted its fan base really is. But there are plenty of really cool facts about the show that you may not know, which is why we’re happy to enlighten you.

8.

The Mysterious Jojen Reed is the Voice of Ferb on Phineas and Ferb

The Mysterious Jojen Reed is the Voice of Ferb on Phineas and Ferb

Last season, we were introduced to the mysterious character Jojen Reed, a teenage boy who shows up with his sister and seemingly has answers for Bran Stark about what’s happening to him (he’s becoming a warg) and where they need to go to fulfill his destiny (north of the Wall). Well, there are worse people to trust, we suppose, considering Jojen Reed is also Ferb, the taller, quieter half of Phineas and Ferb, the hilarious Disney cartoon about two stepbrothers and their secret agent pet platypus, Perry. Next time Jojen pops up on screen, we dare you not to imagine Phineas popping up and saying, “Jojen, I know what we’re going to do today!”

7.

Bronn was One Half of an 80’s British Pop Duo

Bronn was One Half of an 80’s British Pop Duo

You know the character of Bronn, the awesomely sarcastic sell sword who has become the most trusted friend of Tyrion Lannister? Of course you do. Everyone who watches the show absolutely adores the pairing of Bronn and Tyrion, who love to drink, bang prostitutes, and basically just throw out vulgar yet witty insults at anyone they don’t like. Well, you probably never could have guessed it, but the actor who plays Bronn was actually a pop star in the 1980’s, as one half of the duo Robson & Jerome. The Jerome part of that is Jerome Flynn, as in the guy who plays Bronn. Seriously, this would be like if one of guys from Hanson popped up in an adaptation of Dark Tower as Eddie Dean, or something.

6.

Jon Snow May Actually be a Targaryen

Jon Snow May Actually be a Targaryen

Now this is getting into some potentially spoiler-y speculation, but fans of the show have no doubt been wondering just what the hell is up with Jon Snow’s parentage since the show debuted. After all, early on in season one, Jon Snow questioned Ned Stark about who his mother was, and Ned hesitated and told Jon that, eventually, he would tell him everything about the facts of his lineage. Unfortunately, Ned got his head chopped off and the secret seems to have died with him. However, there is rampant speculation among fans of the books that the secret is that Jon Snow is not Ned’s son, but the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen, the son of the Mad King. This makes some sense, too, considering how noble and devoted Ned Stark was to his wife and family, and the love for his sister makes it very apparent that he would no doubt be willing to both hide this secret Targaryen from his friend Robert while raising him as his own bastard son. Okay, enough actual story speculation, back to cool facts about the cast!

5.

Theon Greyjoy’s Sister is Lily Allen, and She Wrote a Song About Him

Theon Greyjoy’s Sister is Lily Allen, and She Wrote a Song About Him

Last season was a rough one for Theon Greyjoy and actor Alfie Allen, since pretty much every scene in which he appeared was focused on Theon getting brutally tortured by the maniacal Ramsay Snow, also known as Ramsay Bolton. The brutal torture culminated in Ramsay severing Theon’s most famous, er, “member” and turning him into a beaten down slave named Reek. But that may not be the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to Alfie Allen on screen, considering his famous singer sister Lily Allen once wrote an entire song about her little brother that, on the surface at least, seemed to be mocking him incessantly. The two have a good relationship, but still, that seems like a very Lannister move on Lily’s part, doesn’t it?

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