Game of Thrones title sequence

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The title sequence of the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, which first aired in 2011, depicts a three-dimensional map of the series' fictional world, projected onto the inside of a Dyson-like sphere,[1] and lit by a small sun contained within an armilla at the sphere's center. As the camera swoops across the map and focuses on the locations in which the episode's events take place, complicated clockwork mechanisms let buildings and other structures emerge from the map and unfold. Meanwhile, accompanied by Ramin Djawadi's title music, the names of the principal cast (with the symbols of the characters' families next to the names) and creative staff are displayed. The sequence concludes after about one-and-a-half minutes with the title card and brief opening credits indicating the episode's writer(s) and director(s).

The title sequence was created by Elastic for HBO. Creative director Angus Wall, art director Robert Feng, animator Kirk Shintani and designer Hameed Shaukat received the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design for their work on the sequence.[2]

List of elements[edit]

The following tables list the locations and cast names shown in each episode's title sequence, in the order of their appearance in the sequence as determined by the first episode in which they are shown. With a few exceptions, a cast member's name only appears if he or she appears in the episode. The locations King's Landing, Winterfell, and The Wall are featured in every title sequence, as well as the most recent location in Essos, even if they are not present in that particular episode.

Season 1[edit]

Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Total Count
Locations
King's Landing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Winterfell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
The Wall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Vaes Dothrak Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
The Eyrie Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
The Twins Yes
1
Pentos Yes
1
Cast members
Sean Bean Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Lena Headey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Jack Gleeson Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Michelle Fairley Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Emilia Clarke Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Iain Glen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Sophie Turner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Maisie Williams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Alfie Allen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Peter Dinklage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Aiden Gillen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Richard Madden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Kit Harington Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Isaac Hempstead-Wright Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Rory McCann Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Mark Addy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Harry Lloyd Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5

Season 2[edit]

Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Total Count
Locations
King's Landing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Dragonstone Yes Yes Yes
3
Harrenhal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Pyke Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Winterfell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
The Wall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Vaes Dothrak Yes Yes Yes
3
Qarth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Cast members
Peter Dinklage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Lena Headey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Michelle Fairley Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Emilia Clarke Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Aidan Gillen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Iain Glen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Kit Harington Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Charles Dance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Liam Cunningham Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Isaac Hempstead-Wright Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Richard Madden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Sophie Turner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Maisie Williams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Alfie Allen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
John Bradley Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Jack Gleeson Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Rory McCann Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
Stephen Dillane Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Natalie Dormer Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Carice van Houten Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
James Cosmo Yes Yes Yes
3
Jerome Flynn Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Conleth Hill Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Sibel Kekilli Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8

Season 3[edit]

Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Total Count
Locations
King's Landing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Dragonstone Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Harrenhal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Riverrun Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
The Twins Yes Yes
2
Winterfell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
The Wall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Astapor Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Yunkai Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Cast members
Peter Dinklage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Lena Headey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Emilia Clarke Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Kit Harington Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Richard Madden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Iain Glen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Michelle Fairley Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Aidan Gillen Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Charles Dance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Liam Cunningham Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Stephen Dillane Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
Carice van Houten Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Natalie Dormer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Isaac Hempstead-Wright Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
John Bradley Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Jack Gleeson Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Sophie Turner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Maisie Williams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Alfie Allen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Oona Chaplin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Joe Dempsie Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Sibel Kekilli Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Rose Leslie Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
James Cosmo Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Conleth Hill Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
Rory McCann Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Jerome Flynn Yes Yes Yes Yes
4

Season 4[edit]

Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Total Count
Locations
King's Landing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Dragonstone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
The Dreadfort Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Moat Cailin Yes Yes Yes
3
Winterfell Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
The Wall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Braavos Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
Meereen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10
Cast members
Peter Dinklage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Lena Headey Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9
Emilia Clarke Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Kit Harington Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8
Aidan Gillen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
Charles Dance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Natalie Dormer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Liam Cunningham Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Stephen Dillane Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Carice van Houten Yes Yes Yes
3
Alfie Allen Yes Yes Yes
3
Jack Gleeson Yes Yes Yes
3
Isaac Hempstead-Wright Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Sophie Turner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Maisie Williams Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
John Bradley Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Rose Leslie Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
Kristofer Hivju Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
Hannah Murray Yes Yes Yes
3
Rory McCann Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Gwendoline Christie Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7
Jerome Flynn Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5
Sibel Kekilli Yes Yes Yes Yes
4
Iwan Rheon Yes Yes Yes
3
Conleth Hill Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
6
Iain Glen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
7

Summary[edit]

S. 1 S. 2 S. 3 S. 4 S. 5 S. 6 Total Count
Locations
King's Landing
10
10
10
10
40
Winterfell
10
10
10
10
40
The Wall
10
10
10
10
40
Harrenhal N/A
7
8
N/A
15
Dragonstone N/A
3
4
5
12
Vaes Dothrak
9
3
N/A N/A
12
Meereen N/A N/A N/A
10
10
Pyke N/A
9
N/A N/A
9
The Dreadfort N/A N/A N/A
7
7
Qarth N/A
7
N/A N/A
7
Riverrun N/A N/A
6
N/A
6
Yunkai N/A N/A
6
N/A
6
Braavos N/A N/A N/A
5
5
Astapor N/A N/A
4
N/A
4
The Eyrie
4
N/A N/A N/A
4
The Twins
1
N/A
2
N/A
3
Moat Cailin N/A N/A N/A
3
3
Pentos
1
N/A N/A N/A
1
Cast members
Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)
9
10
9
8
36
Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)
10
9
8
9
36
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)
9
9
9
6
33
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)
9
8
8
8
33
Kit Harington (Jon Snow)
8
8
8
8
32
Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)
9
7
8
7
31
Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)
9
7
8
7
31
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
8
4
7
9
28
Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane)
8
5
8
6
27
Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon)
10
6
7
3
26
Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy)
9
8
6
3
26
Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark)
9
8
8
N/A
25
Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark)
8
7
6
4
25
Aiden Gillen (Petyr Baelish)
8
7
4
5
24
Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) N/A
7
8
7
22
Richard Madden (Robb Stark)
8
6
7
N/A
21
John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) N/A
6
8
7
21
Sibel Kekilli (Shae) N/A
8
6
4
18
Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) N/A
4
6
6
16
Jerome Flynn (Bronn) N/A
7
4
5
16
Conleth Hill (Varys) N/A
6
5
5
16
Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon) N/A
6
5
4
15
Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) N/A
6
4
4
14
Carice van Houten (Melisandre) N/A
4
6
3
13
Rose Leslie (Ygritte) N/A N/A
8
5
13
Sean Bean (Eddard Stark)
10
N/A N/A N/A
10
Joe Dempsie (Gendry) N/A N/A
8
N/A
8
Mark Addy (Robert Baratheon)
7
N/A N/A N/A
7
James Cosmo (Jeor Mormont) N/A
3
4
N/A
7
Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) N/A N/A N/A
7
7
Oona Chaplin (Talisa Maegyr) N/A N/A
6
N/A
6
Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen)
5
N/A N/A N/A
5
Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) N/A N/A N/A
5
5
Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow) N/A N/A N/A
3
3
Hannah Murray (Gilly) N/A N/A N/A
3
3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perkins, Will (11 May 2011). "Game of Thrones (2011)". Art of the Title. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Fernandez, Sofia M. (10 September 2011). "Emmys 2011: 'Game of Thrones' Title Sequence Gives Series Its First Emmy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 June 2013.