10 Biggest Differences Between the Game of Thrones Show and the Books

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    The Game of Thrones TV show very closely follows George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, but there are still tons of differences between the show and the books, especially in recent seasons. Since there’s not enough time in this video for every change they’ve made, I’ve gone and found the 10 craziest differences between the Game of Thrones tv show and books.
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    1. 0shawhat

      4:47 that's not even aegon that's Dante dmc lol

    2. Argentina Jacuzzi

      I feel the show all the way through was perfect. I dont understand why people insist the book be the only path the show proceeds. Imagine knowing exactly what is to happen all the way through an 8 season show. I like the way they wrote their own stories and storylines. The books are the original material and are great but tbh I wouldn’t really want to see Lady Stoneheart. It takes away the effect that the show has . Daario had blue hair for fuck sake . I like the more realistic route the show took. Less fantasy and brute evil and more realistic harshness. I see how people are frustrated but if it was scene for scene based off the book where would the originality be ? The attachment that Jaime and Tyrion shares on screen was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. They truly cared for each other. In the books although they are close early on they learn to hate each other and want to see the other dead. If you want the books go read em .

    3. Stephen Hill

      i guess the fact that these characters start of around the age of 14 and their are portrayed as around 20+ is missed lol XD

    4. Snake Pliskin

      Ramsay book version is gonna give me nightmares

    5. Clara Ziva

      sansa got of real easy? what the fuck is wrong with this dude?

    6. DWN-024 Shadow Man

      So, John was never Aegon? 😱

    7. HAMMER

      @4:21 "THREE EYED CROW"???

    8. Noogey Roadrocks

      damn..the book got a lot more goin on

    9. Maria Rebelo

      Yes, read the books. A pity that they deviated from them.....

    10. Michael Hawkins

      I hate the way you butcher some of their names.

    11. Jonathan Rebanal

      the show is shit

    12. Gaius Caligula

      You know the narrator of this video is a kneeler when he calls Jorah Mormont a "Spy for the Lannisters"

    13. RPG Is Life

      When I watched the first few minutes of this video, I wasn't caught up with the books at all, rather I had just started them, but I thought to myself, "Meh, they can't be THAT different from the show" *Hears about Lady Stoneheart and Mance Rayder being alive in the books* Okay, I will leave this for another time. (this is the other time)

    14. l Z I

      I love how the narrator just became casually vulgar halfway through the video

    15. Bobby Fletcher

      Have you never watched this show dude? You don't know how to pronounce names that end in "ys". Just saying.

    16. keeganshigh

      Sansa never said no, so that's no rape.

      1. Tsukiko Furude

        Just because she didn't say no, it doesn't mean she wanted it. If she'd said no, Ramsay surely would have mutilated her worse as he "doesn't like to be bored"

    17. Jack Vaughn

      The show was trying to blatantly different to the books, only taking influence.

    18. Vikram Singh

      Why was bronn number one? He should’ve been 10. Number 1 was definitely Raeagar Targaryen

    19. Robert Loughrey

      The books were good, the show sucks. There shortened it for you.

      1. Wendillon

        Now if only we could get the rest of the books.....

    20. hotshot

      Following the books they would definately go bankrupt.


      "Sansa got off pretty fucking easy" lmao classic

    22. ĐęŁßąřřįø S.SxHþŁ

      Yessss make a Pt.2 !!

    23. احمد الريس

      The aegon one you was wrong

    24. Brady Olsen

      You need to learn how to pronounce the names

    25. Bomb Shop

      Also, Cat apologized about being mean to Jon Snow. In the books she stayed a cold hearted bitch to him even after death. This HBO series has taken too many liberties with the characters.

    26. Alexis Thomasi

      Wow... "Sansa got off really *** easy" Is this guy for real??

    27. Francis Thompson

      Ramsay being so much shorter than Sansa makes it kind of hard to believe for me. Him raping and who knows how many horrors on a 12 years-old was why it was so frightening.

    28. Jordan Stewart

      I don’t understand the first one...so all Brienne had to do to not be executed was to say the word “sword?” Can’t tell if this is a grammatical error

    29. edwardmashberg1

      Martin is a co-executive producer! He OKd all the changes. It's just childishly fanboy to absolve him of the rewrites.

    30. edwardmashberg1

      There's a lot of very sick and depraved material in the books that never shows up on tv. Cersei screwing her uncle until he is killed by Varys -- that whole thread was important.

    31. Hanieh Salehi

      And number 11, show's Euron Greyjoy is just a dumbass while Book's Euron is very interesting, a bad guy equal to Ramsay Bolton maybe, and wants to marry Dany to get hold of her Dragons, and He's got the Dragonbinder horn, which's function is not clear yet.

    32. sukruoosten

      what did it for me was jon did not become king en the night king killed so easily by teleporting arya !!!!!!! en many other spots but these 2 made go WTF en im glad its over i will never re-watch it again !!!!!

    33. Alex Demian

      that lady stoneheart thing sounds fucking stupid and unoriginal, yeah just keep bringing people back to life wtf, booring

    34. No Faux Pho

      I liked this vid but I don't want dickless men to kill themselves.

    35. CoasterCrazy

      That is a great picture at the end! :P

    36. Riccardo Robinson

      Do part 2

    37. Alex L.

      And in the series they made Jon Snow Aegon... a completely different character.This was one of the worst shit they wrote on the show which was not even needed cause it was never even used as anything.They were like oh Jon is Aegon ..hes banging his hot aunt and thats it.I mean come on motherfuckers.Jon is a Stark.Over.

    38. Donald Lord

      Part 2 .....please!

    39. Sean Morris

      UMMMMMMM what about Euron??? Euron Greyjoy in the show is a fuckboy while Euron in the books is an EVIL MASTERMIND who drinks shade of the evening and is almost supernatural.

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    41. Umakant Stark

      I only knew about lady stoneheart

    42. Marc Tunstall

      She shouts sword saving their lives ?? Please explain

    43. BionAvastar3000

      this vid didn't age well

    44. Connor Gavin

      Still Ramsey death was very rewarding

    45. Connor Gavin

      I can agree but they had to cut back on some of the things Ramsey did so it wouldn’t be that bad, he still did a lot of bad stuff but they couldn’t put the really bad stuff

    46. MR. Nobody

      If Tyrion met Rhaegars son, Aeogon. That means that Jon isnt a Targaryen in the books...

    47. Richard Miller

      Wish that big fat nerd had written faster

    48. Nicolass Hawks

      the difference is the books are acutally good.

    49. karrie wojciechowski

      I'd like a part 2 for sure

    50. Sicko Aims

      is this artwork in these books?

    51. Joel Santos

      And no mention of Sir Barristan? lol

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      4:42 Why make him look so attractive as an Anime dude 😂

    53. Nenya Biznuss

      Wait whaaaa? She shouts sword to save her life? How does that work or make sense

    54. Brendan Parr

      Euron’s story is the greatest atrocity to me. He would’ve been a more sadistic, and arguably more brutal villain than Ramsay, instead of some Jack Sparrow wannabe.

    55. ღ 권주님 ღ

      so jon as a targaryen wasn't in the book?

      1. Ibrahim Abdullah

        No he is a targaryen in the books as well. R+L=J still applies but wether or not he is a bastard in the books is yet to be seen. The Young Griff however is an imposter claiming to be Rhaegar's son.

    56. Voldy356

      How is it possible for ramsey to be even worse!?

    57. simos zairis

      so jhon snow is not aegon?

    58. MrSalameh1

      How Can aegon targaryan be alive and in the Show Jon Snow ends up being aegon targaryan???? so in the book is Jon snow really a Bastard? @thewhy

    59. Colonel Cider

      Time to buy the books Then fund a patreon to get GOT remade

    60. Ian Genuine

      I thought Dany wasn't fireproof also

    61. Ian Genuine

      Oh shit... I'd rather have mance die to Jon. More powerful... But being a prisoner of Ramsey.. That's some twisted shit lol.

    62. Skreamie

      Wait she shouts sword and saves their lives? What am I missing here?

    63. Joshua Harris

      Soo how can she speak if she cant speak...

    64. CongoLapis

      The biggest difference for me was that Rob's Stark wife survived the Red wedding, pregnant ...so she carries the Stark legit heir.

    65. Abdullah Aziz Khan

      Aegon targyrayan?? He means jon snow right???

    66. Brenda Gabriela Herrera Manjarrez

      Robb starks wife isn't killed in the show?

      1. Ellen Steigman

        Nope. She’s also a different person - Jeyne Westerling, and it’s definitely intimated that her mother put her up to seducing Robb.

    67. The Commenter

      The Starks won the Game of Thrones Bran - King of the Seven Kingdoms Sansa - Queen of the North Jon - King outside the Wall Arya - Queen of the new world

      1. Colonel Cider

        Or Jon king of all

    68. Miki Vicki

      Fucked up finale 😭😭😭

    69. Billy S

      The books sound way better

    70. Apo Pancakes

      I'd like to read the books they seem much more interesting.

    71. gpan62

      Sounds like the tv writers made some good choices.

    72. Jory G

      She shouts out sword? What does that mean?

    73. Kaitlynn K

      “Sansa got off real fuckin’ easy” um.....no??? That’s disgusting to say ????

    74. A2Z TV

      Who else ready for a disappointing ending this Sunday

      1. P. S.

        It was very disappointing.

      2. misbahuddin athar

        Not disappointed at all. The episode gave me hell of a laughter ( & cringe)

    75. Sneeqi

      4:40 the first born son of rhaegar? i'm still in the first book

    76. Albert Panagopoulos

      01:32 she shouts out sword thereby saving their lives? I dont get it. help anyone?

      1. Iguana Dalai Lama

        she's told to choose "sword or noose," meaning: kill Jaime or hang. she doesn't choose either at first but eventually chooses "sword."

    77. Agram

      This is why The Wire is best tv show I have ever watch

    78. Matt M

      So pretty much 9 out of 10 things are better in the tv show

    79. Edi Amin222

      Books sound lit

    80. Launchpad McQuack

      Dude, are you mispronouncing all their names on purpose or something? Holy shit. Sonsa, Denaries, Qyburn?????

      1. Splinterz

        Varies was the one that annoyed me most

    81. Skytyme

      It does not closely follow the books. The series is terrible

    82. TDL-AceLee

      I can see why these were pulled from the show it sounds like bad fanfic ill stick with the show

    83. Gemini Empress

      Ramsey makes Joffery look innocent

    84. rude reviewer r

      Since the show went straight south, time to read the book.

      1. Lightning Farron

        @idont knowlol Dude, take a chill pill. You need to relax.

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        Shane Eckler Wait until u get to Storm that one is amazing best by far

      3. Shane Eckler

        That’s exactly what I’m doing lol on clash rn

      4. Movie Analysis And Review

        Yah the books are great u should read them

      5. idont knowlol

        @Kazoushi She didnt get arrested? She got murdered

    85. Sachin Pandey

      4:43 That's Dante

    86. Priest Morrison

      ....ramsey...is....worse?!? whoa

      1. Bomb Shop

        Everything is more detailed and well thought out in the book. Even the Red Wedding.

    87. Haitam Chouiekh

      I'm so confused. So Jon Snow isn't Aegon Targaryen in the books, it's someone else?

      1. Hugo Ortiz

        Remember that Rhaegar was married with Elia Martell and he had two children with her, one of them was Aegon, but he also got involved with Lyanna, leaving her pregnant with Jon, so both are kind of step brothers.

    88. Michelle Streater

      How sad is it I’ve never read the books?

    89. Little Jackie

      this amazing song fits Game of Thrones almost nearly just about perfectly cz-news.net/online/video-fxu2XXmlC0Y.html

    90. Peggy Spiewak

      The character I missed most of all was patchface. He was so cryptic and mysterious such an intriguing character. The books are so much better than the show and I loved the show until season 6 when it sold its soul for special effects.

    91. vaibhav rathi

      now we have season 8 which is jist average at best, just haste and impulsive decisions

    92. Kevin Garcia

      Wait is aegon a separate character in the books and not Jon?

      1. Tillman  Menendez

        Kevin Garcia yes

    93. Smoke of Spades

      Who lost track after stoneheart?

    94. DankiusWankius

      Just me or does the way that this guy pronounces some names annoys tf out of me

    95. Viktoriya Matviyenko

      I'm just finishing to watch the series again and then I'm starting with the books. I can't wait!

    96. TwinKikz718

      Part 2

    97. moon light

      The thing about Ramsay snow is a beauty 😙👍💕❤💓💗💖💞💞💞💞💞

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    99. Andrej Nikolov

      They also changed Euron COMPLETELY!

    100. Mick Mickymick

      "She shouts out sword" What the fuck is that supposed to mean? Why would that save anyone?