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Only Book-Readers Would've Caught This "Game Of Thrones" Detail

About those pirates...

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So Euron made a big entrance on last night's Game of Thrones...and if you haven't seen it yet, this would be a good spot to stop reading to avoid spoilers.

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The scene was intensely gory, including that moment when Theon was looking around at some of his remaining crew being tortured.

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Fans of the books know that all of that tongue-cutting wasn't just random torture, though; it was a book detail that made it into the show.

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You see, Euron's ship is named "Silence," and there's a very literal reason for it: Euron spares some captives from his raids and offers them a role on his crew, but cuts out their tongues so they can't speak.

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That detail was evident in this moment, too, as Ellaria's captors were pretty much completely silent.

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But that's not all! Readers were also treated to a little easter egg in the form of Euron's axe, which may have been a nod to his older brother, Victarion.

Victarion hasn't made any appearances in the show, but in the book he's known for wielding a huge axe in battle. So either Euron picked up Victarion's axe, or the show is giving Euron some of Victarion's traits to combine the characters a little.
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Victarion hasn't made any appearances in the show, but in the book he's known for wielding a huge axe in battle. So either Euron picked up Victarion's axe, or the show is giving Euron some of Victarion's traits to combine the characters a little.

All in all, a pretty good episode for book-readers.

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