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Game of Thrones: A quick character guide

Game of Thrones: Jon Snow

Jon Snow is the mysterious bastard child of Ned Stark. The highly-honorable Stark brought Snow home with him to Winterfell after returning from the war to overthrown the Targaryens. Ned never reveals much about Snow's mother or why he brought him home after the war. Snow is a capable fighter and leader who is forced to follow a different lifepath than the rest of the Stark clan because of his ignoble birth.

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8 comments
Wayne B
Wayne B

Great series by George R.R. Martin. Well worth the read for any high fantasy fans. Since I don't subscribe to HBO, I'll deffinately watch when each season becomes available on Blu-Ray. However, I don't know what this has to do with Tech Republic.

joshua.buhr
joshua.buhr

This article is linked in my TechRepublic newsletter? To quote the editor, "The Tech Sanity Check newsletter is my daily update on the world of technology." If I cared about this geek TV SHOW, I'd go to a more appropriate site. This has nothing to do with tech, and I can't think of a less relevant topic.

SmartAceW0LF
SmartAceW0LF

setting on the throne? There is a link next to it that says

artlife
artlife

What's up with not giving the cast due credit? I'm up to #9 of 12 and have only seen Sean Bean credited.

realvarezm
realvarezm

Looks like a master work of art in progress by the photos you can guess the producers are trying to build a powerfull and longlasting iconic work. I think it could be at the high of LOTR or even better. Can wait to see start!

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

The OP doesn't know about the water cooler. Like many of us, doesn't think the water cooler was a good idea, and so refused to use it. TR wanted you enrage you to the point where you'd make your first comment in two years. :p

seanferd
seanferd

I mean, yeah, I'm asking a stupid question, but the above article is one of those gallery thingumies. Maybe TR was barfing a bit - seems to do it a lot of late, as they keep taking it out back to tune it up a little.