Game of Thrones is the name of the massively popular HBO TV show created after the Song of Fire and Ice book series. Written by George R.R. Marten, he has become an icon for fantasy novelists and the concept that no-one is safe. Known for its incredibly story, brutality and plot twisting events, this series gained massive popularity seemingly overnight after being adapted to a live-action platform. With stunning locations the show has been filmed in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland, Morocco, Spain, Malta, Scotland, and the United States. Premiering on April 17, 2011, it has continued to gain fans for its five seasons, with at least two more planned. Set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, the game of thrones depicts several ruling families from the seven kingdoms and their back-stabbing, manipulative and brutal efforts to secure the iron throne for themselves. These families include members from House Lannister, Stark, Baratheon, Greyjoy, Targaryen, Tyrell, Tully, Bolton and more to come. Awards granted to this show include several Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons, Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series in the category of Drama, Peabody Award, and a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in both Long Form and Short Form.
The Hound is a formidable knight that serves the ruling King of Westeros. His background story is tragic, as follows the general trend of his life. Disfigured by his brother as a child, he is a fearsome sight and a gruesome fighter. Introduced early in the story, he served King Robert Baratheon, then his son Joffrey Baratheon. During the fight of blackwater bay, his intense fear of fire leads him to flea the battlefield and thus become a deserter. It is at this point that he meets Arya Stark and they journey together to find the remaining members of the Stark family. He remains with Arya until being killed in battle against Brienne of Tarth.
The Hound Costume: The Basics
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