Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
- The sequence opens with a picture of a city in flames on the slopes of an erupting volcano, next to a watching dragon and a boat full of people. This represents the Doom of Valyria, a series of massive volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that destroyed the Valyrian civilization on Essos; the dragon and people represent the Targaryen family and their dragons fleeing the disaster, and invading Westeros almost a century later.
- The second time the bands are seen, they depict Robert's Rebellion, represented by a dragon (the Mad King Aerys Targaryen) battling a stag (the Baratheons), a lion (the Lannisters) and a direwolf (the Starks).
- The final picture shows all sorts of animals bowing to the triumphant stag, symbolizing Robert Baratheon winning the rebellion and usurping the throne.
- each sequence always shows King's Landing, Winterfell, the Wall, and wherever Daenerys Targaryen is at that moment (even if she is not in that episode)
- there are additional animations for other locations visited in a given episode or season (though some may be omitted due to time/budget constraints)
- sometimes the principal location of a region is used instead of an actual location (e.g. Riverrun stands in for scenes set elsewhere in the Riverlands), due to time/budget constraints.
In the eighth season, the opening titles went through a major redesign: the astrolabe shows murals depicting three crucial events that took place during the run of the show and led to its current moment in history: (in reversed order) the breach of the Wall, the Red Wedding, and the birth of Daenerys' dragons.