In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea.
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The main title sequence was designed by the company Elastic, and was conceived as a three-dimensional map of the show's world, created by "a mad monk, in a tower somewhere" who is keeping track of all the action. As a rule, four locations are always shown in the main title sequence, regardless of whether the episode has scenes set there: King's Landing, Winterfell, the Wall, and wherever Daenerys is. King's Landing is always shown first, with the crowned stag of House Baratheon. Winterfell is shown first in the hands of House Stark, then sacked and torched, and later with the House Bolton sigil. The Wall is the last main shot before the camera pans to Essos. Furthermore, no specific animation is used for locations that are only seen a few times in the series, so the capital of that region is shown instead: e.g. the Eyrie represents most actions occurring in the Vale. Due to time constraints, the sequence can only shows up to six locations, with certain animations sped up to allow the camera time to pan around the map. See more
Any fool with a bit of luck can find himself born into power. But earning it for yourself, that takes work.
The opening pictures on the revolving metal rings show part of the history of Westeros. It begins with the conquest of Westeros by Aegon the Conqueror of House Targaryen, followed by Robert's Rebellion (where the Targaryens are deposed), and ending with the crowning of Robert Baratheon as King of the Seven Kingdoms. See more
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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi See more