[Book Spoilers][Show Spoilers] I HAVE DRAGONS!
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:41 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:45 PM
In the book, she is invited to the HotU (IIRC) goes through it and then is "rescued" by drogon as the visions get too intense (Again IIRC), in the meantime destroying the HotU.
In the series, clearly the Undying (assuming they are behind the abduction of the dragons) are bad guys
One of the interesting aspects of Dany is her regular stampeding of people in her way, her almost casual indifference to the destruction in her wake as evident by
the House of the Undying
Turning on the slavers immediately after taking all of the Unsullied, by using her dragon (which she sold to the slaver)-clearly did not trade honorably
Abandoning the Yunkai to the slaver army abdicating responsibility for the chaos she left behind her
abandoning the slaves outside of Mereene
I thought that the Undying tried to kill her in the book?
Did not trade honourably? I've heard many criticisms of this moment, but never this one. The point of it was that it was a way to win an army, by devious means.
The slaves who would have brought a fatal contagious disease into her city, nice to see you'd have all of Meereen killed.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:59 PM
and Drogon was saved away by Jorah and Doreah
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:14 PM
I still hope im right
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:26 AM
Personally, I think this change has potential. If it was committed by the Warlocks, it gives Dany a reason to go to the HotU. In the books, I thought it was a desperate, stupid decision for Dany to enter the temple. But she was only 15 or 16 by this point in the books, and pretty pig-headed so it made sense. I think that the writers of the show believe that a 20 yr old Dany might be more reluctant to put herself and Drogon at risk, so she needed a stronger motivation to go the the HotU.
This is also the same reason, I believe, for the slightly contrived subplot of Arya needing to waste her second wish on Lorch. It is not believable that this 14 yr old street smart, quick thinking girl would be dumb enough to waste a death wish on a very childish personal vendetta like killing her book tormentor Wease. Only after Tywin left did she realize that she wasted her 2nd wish. I think TV show Arya would have used wishes 2 and 3 on The Mountain and Tywin. The writers needed a believable way to force her hand.
All these child characters are older than the book counterparts by significant amounts. That makes their motivations and subsequent actions much different than they were in the book. Rob needs more than just puppy love to break his vows. He needs a strong, confident woman not a virginal, demure young girl who nurses his boo-boo. Sansa needs to lose her delusions faster. Jon needs...dry rubbing? (Sorry for the long post!)
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:09 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:54 AM
But wow, TV Dany is such a little bitch. Why does she keep shooting her mouth off... what a shithead. She really needs to be taken down a peg or two.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:18 AM
Edited by Iszlai Ádám, 08 May 2012 - 05:20 AM.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:22 AM
Edited by PrinceRhaegar, 08 May 2012 - 05:57 AM.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:02 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:04 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:01 AM
That being said, I hope that tantrum Dany threw at the Spice King's is the last empty threat we'll see from her. Dany is compotent, and while young, in the books she seemed to have some grasp on how to play the game in Qarth.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:14 AM
We'll see how it plays out, but I do think that making the "realistic" change of someone killing most of her Kallisar and taking the dragons, opens the extremely unrealistic idea that she could recover the dragons from this person and his or her minions. Certainly there is no logical reason to think anyone from Qarth would help her recover them, and it is highly likely that who ever took them would kill Dany the first time she tried. Xaro would probably boot her from his home, rather than help since the dragons are all he wanted anyway (at least in the books, and he admits on the show that he already married once for love implying that he doesn't love her). If Xaro was to be involved in the recovery the "realistic" scenario would be for him to take them back for himself. It also opens the door for wondering why someone isn't trying to steal the dragons every single place she goes from here on out. Or why they didn't just have her and her party killed and take the dragons when she was trying to get in the city.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:55 PM
I hate Dany in the TV series. In the books her story was interesting, and you felt like she was at least trying to be a good leader/queen in training. All she does in the show is throw tantrums. All changes to this point were small and had no real effect on the main story, until now. Dany never lost her dragons until ADWD and it was a huge blow to her then. This is just going to lead to more stupidity and her running into thotu because she has to, not because she was destined to.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:41 PM
So yeah she throws tantrums when one refuses her. It is her right. I personally liked the way Clarke's acting showed the barely contained rage. I felt like she was going to breathe fire herself. The show is attempting to portray that mystical otherworldlyness that Dany seems to posses in the GOT, COK, SOS, in those books she was almost like a demigod. The others,eh not so much. I loved Dany untill she got bogged down in Meereen. She should have swept across essos like a marauding mongol horde sacking cities, burning them to the ground, spreading Valyrias doom untill it encompassed the whole continent. Oh well.
I want to see Dany enter HOTU, hopefully with a Drogon saved by Jorah/Doreah and just wreck house. She can see her vissions in the fire, smoke, and blood of the Warlocks.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:04 PM
Edited by The Shadow Fox, 08 May 2012 - 08:04 PM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:42 AM
As same as dolorous edd depresion and Cersei hysteria
Probably Tyrion has a inferiority complex and Arya PTSD, Sansa a stokolm syndrome and Danny a borderline personality disorder
And drogon a paranoia
So they only need medication and therapy and maybe some group therapy and the show will and with everybody cured
Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:28 AM
Dany will regain her awesomeness when she takes back the dragons and burns down the House of the Undying. And now it makes sense that she's been made fireproof because I really couldn't understand how on earth she escaped unburned in the books.
Hadn't noticed the dragon tails dangling, will have to rewatch this. But I definitely thought there were three dragons screeching, so I'm assuming all three were stolen.