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[Book Spoilers] Mountain Out Of A Mole Hill


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#1 Craven Mummer

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

I have to go back and rewatch the scenes at Harenhall because I was trying to wrap my head around the pseudo-mountain. Conan was perfect last season, it's going to be distracting the rest of the way.

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#2 teemo

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:04 AM

He was....very small.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:07 AM

Even with the armor on, you could tell how slender he was underneath. Whereas last season, even with the armor on, you could tell how friggin' massive he was underneath.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:10 AM

not really, when Tywin gets off his horse he is really short compared to Sandor. I'm not disappointed with the new cast for the mountain, although casting the same person for every role every season would be choice-worthy

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:10 AM

Meh, it's not like the Mountain is a very layered character anyway. As long as they get an imposing guy who can scowl/growl a lot we'll be fine

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:12 AM

I can't understand why they wouldn't put him in Conan's armor from last season.
He'd be the right height for it and so long as he kept that helmet on you wouldn't have been able to tell he had a pencil neck and was a 100 pounds lighter than Conan.
The only thing good about him was his voice.
My father who looked forward to seeing the Mountain again this season didn't even recall seeing him this episode when I called and we discussed the show.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:20 AM

not really, when Tywin gets off his horse he is really short compared to Sandor. I'm not disappointed with the new cast for the mountain, although casting the same person for every role every season would be choice-worthy


I do hope that sick f**k was Gregor, not Sandor.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:30 AM

It is Gregor.
I should hope Tywin would look short beside a man 7'1

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:40 AM

Tywin looked pretty awesome though.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:46 AM

I can't understand why they wouldn't put him in Conan's armor from last season.
He'd be the right height for it and so long as he kept that helmet on you wouldn't have been able to tell he had a pencil neck and was a 100 pounds lighter than Conan.


This. Did not get why the Lannister armor. And the guy had the posture of the Prince in Blackadder. Just wtf /ack.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ack:' />

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:48 AM

Yeah, Conan was a HUGE guy, this guy might have the height, but he didn't look at all like the Mountain like Conan did. I didn't even realize he was supposed to be the Mountain, I just thought he was a random tall guard.

Too bad Peter Jackson pays so well.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:03 AM

I am hoping that Conan Steven comes back for next season for his fight with the Red Viper.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:03 AM

The Mountain doesn't have much speaking lines in the books so what difference does it really make who plays him? He's just a thug in armor.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:11 AM

He was too skinny. Oh well. The show is amazing I won't nitpick.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:14 AM

I'll nitpick...the Mountain is supposed to be impressively huge - I think about 300 pounds. I kept telling my friend, "Wait until you see this Mountain guy, he is crazy huge!" Then I wasn't even sure which one he was at first.... /crying.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':crying:' /> He was like, "That's the huge guy you were telling me about? Okay..."

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:27 AM

They had him with the first guy but this new guy...I though he was amery not the mountain.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:34 AM

the mountain made tywin look small, than tywin made polliver look like a midget, i thought he was taller htan he was

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:51 AM

What is this bullshit http://www.conanstev...-season-02.html
He says he was willing and ready to come back for season 2 and HBO decided to go in a different direction, a shitty one apparently.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:23 AM

Meh, I thought the new guy was ok. Really though, to me Gregor is one of the most boring villains in the entire series, so as long as they cast a really tall guy for him, I'm happy. Curious as to why they didn't condense Gregor with Amory Lorch; seems weird to keep both of them, since they basically serve the same function.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:49 AM

What is this bullshit http://www.conanstev...-season-02.html
He says he was willing and ready to come back for season 2 and HBO decided to go in a different direction, a shitty one apparently.


Wow! I had thought he had other commitments and that is why he couldn't do it. Well, they dropped the ball on that one..for this season atleast!

I love Conan Stevens from what I have seen of him. He was great as the Mountain in the first season! I Loved the scene at the tournament where he loses to Loras and fights Sandor. He was huge and imposing, had great facial expressions, and looked good with Rory Mccann.

Plus, he was great on Spartacus! I don't want to ruin anything, but his character is definitely memorable!

Ian Whyte is obviously very tall, and has a great voice, which I did appreciate in his scenes this episode. But he just didn't look right in that armor at all! He seemed waaay too skinny, and it just looked kind of awkward. As previous posters have said, if they are going to use him, just put him in the Mountain's armor from the first season, which will make him look bigger. The Mountain is supposed to be a TANK.

I know most people don't care, but I do! I hope Conan can make a return for next season.