Satoshi Takeda

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  1. "line of succession" is all about who has the right to inherit the throne according to the established laws of the land. Aegon conquered small, independent kingdoms and made them one. He established the Targaryens as the rulers of his new kingdom. This is important because it means that only those who descended from him have the right to rule the kingdom that he built. All rebellion against the Targaryen's chosen heir is treason, therefore illegal. The kingdom belongs to Aegon and his heirs. Robert won his rebellion but he had to cite his Targaryen ancestry to make his rule acceptable. My argument is that it was still illegal and Robert was not legally the king. Yes he has Targaryen blood but King Aerys chose his son Prince Viserys to be his heir. The term "king's law" proves that the king can make laws, change laws, etc. For example, only the king can remove the legal status of bastardry because the king is the law maker. Robert did not change the law. He used the law to support his right to sit on the iron throne. It's really easy to see why he didn't. The very law that protected the Targaryens' right to rule also protected all of the ruling houses and guaranteed their right to rule their lands by virtue of their blood. And what blood is more noble than that of a Targaryen. Robert did not support his right to rule by claiming the Baratheons are now the legal rulers because that would weaken every other lord's and lady's right to rule over their peasants and lands. Every house has a cadet or offshoot relatives that could threaten their right to their lands. Robert may have Targaryen blood but he was a Baratheon. Amount and purity of blood are important considerations because the heir normally is very closely related by blood to the current ruler, which is usually a parent. Viserys is much closer by blood to Aerys than Robert. What I am getting at is this. Viserys was legally the king of Westeros even though he did not have possession of his property. Robert's rule was illegal because (1) Aerys chose Viserys, (2) Robert is not a Targaryen, (3) Robert failed to eliminate Viserys and Daenerys, (4) Viserys never surrendered and never bent his knee. The Baratheons never attained the legal right to rule the kingdom. Right of conquest does not apply and does not have any legal support. Aegon conquered the lands before there was a seven kingdoms. He built the seven kingdoms and then he made the laws. According to these new laws, any rebellion against his chosen heirs is illegal and even if the rebels win they still cannot claim right of conquest. King Viserys-the third of his name and his sister heir, Princess Daenerys, can correctly view the Baratheons as an occupying force that are illegally camped on their lands and they were looking for assistance in order to evict the Baratheons from Targaryen lands. King Aerys had the right and the legal authority to pass the crown to Viserys and he did just that. He disinherited Rhaegar's line and they are no longer in the line of succession. Queen Rhaella officially crowned Viserys on Dragonstone and now the line of succession is Viserys and then Daenerys.
  2. Little Finger. Petyr Baelish. Too bad because he's starting to become interesting again. I hope he takes down Sansa with him when he goes. Sansa. This is more of a desire on my part to see her finally out of the plot but unfortunately she is not likely to die. What a pity. We have not had a Stark death since episode 9 last year. It's high time for another Stark to bite the dust.
  3. I am sure many of you have noticed the inconsistency in how the characters think and behave from one episode to the next. Is it due to excessive fan service again? I think it is one of the reasons or causes. One other reason: the show is not written by one person so there will be inconsistency. The books have no inconsistencies in the characters because it is written by one man. Let me give you some examples of what I mean by fickle characters, Arya. She goes from full on psycho at the twins. Not too long after she lets the Lannister soldiers live. She goes from psycho killer to reasonable traveler. Then she goes to question Sansa's loyalty and her character. Which is a reasonable thing to do. Let's face it. Sansa has a lot to answer for. This is reasonable sister asking the tough questions. Then we find out she's collecting souvenirs from her victims. She collects their faces!!! Now, if that's not full on insane then nothing is. Theon. He is one of the few well written characters on the show. And it's because the writers don't have to worry what Theon's fans will think so they have kept his character consistent. It's consistent with Theon's character to lose it and revert to the broken man that he is when he jumped overboard instead of helping Yara. Theon fighting Euron would have been inconsistent and a joke. I will argue with anyone who was disappointed with Theon's cowardice. That is consistent with a broken man. Varys. Why in hell is Varys so concerned about the execution of the Tarlys when it was him who brought Elaria Sand and her girls into Dany's camp. The Sands are the most violent people on the show outside of Slaver's Bay. He didn't seem bothered then. So why the sudden weakness now. He was the one who advised Aerys of Rhaegar's possible plot to usurp the throne. He's not Mr. Nice Guy and so it is uncharacteristic of him to have reservations about a completely just execution. Sandor. This dude is afraid of fire. So afraid he froze at the burning bear wight. This same dude jumps on the back of a dragon and flies away.
  4. The show is a popular but it is a fad. Just like fashion it will be forgotten as soon as the last episode airs because there is no depth to the story. The only way to get it back to a good story, one that will be remembered, is to follow George Martin's story instead of trying to create their own. Excessive fan service ruined a good story. I have held my opinions of the season so far to see if the writing will improve, but so far, it has not. It seems to me that the Producers and the Writers of the show have sacrificed a good story and the potential for this show to become a landmark classic in favor of popularity. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss have decided that fleeting popularity is way more important than preserving the story for posterity. Brienne vs. Arya. This was an awful scene that violated not only the logic within the show's plot but common sense in general. Let me take you back to the previous seasons and remind you of the Waif and her superiority over Arya. Arya had no chance against the Waif. Are we to believe that one of the best warriors in Westeros can't fight as good as the Waif! So now Brienne is no longer as good a fighter as the Waif! That illogical scene was put there to bring delight to Arya's fans and it did just that, but it made for a very poor story. Worse than last season when Arya got stabbed and miraculously survived. She survived and ran a marathon through an obstacle course! Dany vs. Jon. How stupid is it to sail all the way to Dragonstone and expect a total stranger to buy your story that the dead are coming? Very stupid. Any person with a little bit of sense would have brought more than words. Dany is right up there with Jon. A little cave painting that may have been the doodlings of bored primitive people on a rainy day was enough to convince a very rational person. It doesn't make sense. For that matter, a logical man like Tyrion gives a silly reason for believing Jon. Too much fan service again to make Jon look good. Sansa is a leader now! Common HBO. There is nothing in Sansa's past to prepare her for leadership. Nothing. Too much fan service just to appease those who were complaining when Sansa got raped two seasons ago. HBO is too scared of complexity. Which is the reason why they have dumbed down the story. That is a shame. Westworld had a complex plot that people did not understand until the end. Yet, people still watched and enjoyed. HBO, please do not shy away from complexity. It's ok for the viewer to get confused once in a while. i Tyrion hatched a plan to fish for wights! And he did this to convince his sister to do, what exactly? Anybody who knows Cersei, the woman who blew up a sept full of people, would think this plan is crazy. What's even crazier are the fools who bought into that plan. What's the dwarf trying to do, kill everybody! And this is the smartest guy on the show! Bronn and Jaime makes it back to King's Landing in one piece. That plain was covered with Dothraki riders. Those two had less chance of getting away than a fat chicken in a village of starving people. At least one of those men should have died and one badly burned. A Song of Ice and Fire is a masterpiece of story telling. People a hundred years from now will read those books and feel the same way about the story as we do today. Many future generations will enjoy those books as we have enjoyed them today. While a show can never equal the books in terms of future enjoyment and posterity, it can at least strive to show a story that will have more value than quick, cheap, fan service. It looks to me like the show has taken sides in the many Dany vs. Jon debates that fans have been had on many forums. George himself does not do that. Fans should not write the story because it then becomes "fan fiction" and no longer ASOIAF. So much of what we're seeing on TV is just that, fan fiction. It's not too late. There is one more season to go. There is time to get this story back on track. The best way to do that is to stay faithful to George R.R. Martin's story. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss, please do not let the fans write the story on the show. You are both excellent authors in your own right. I have read City of Thieves and it is very good work. I am sure Mr. Benioff did not poll reddit just to see what his readers would like to see before writing his novel. George RR Martin doesn't either. Participating in the fan discussions and arguing back using the show is not good for the story. Please, get back on track and stay as close as possible to Mr. Martin's vision. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss, put yourself in the author's place. Would you want a show based on your books to change your story or would you rather the show creator stay faithful to your vision?
  5. Excessive fan service ruined a good story. I have held my opinions of the season so far to see if the writing will improve, but so far, it has not. It seems to me that the Producers and the Writers of the show have sacrificed a good story and the potential for this show to become a landmark classic in favor of popularity. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss have decided that fleeting popularity is way more important than preserving the story for posterity. Brienne vs. Arya. This was an awful scene that violated not only the logic within the show's plot but common sense in general. Let me take you back to the previous seasons and remind you of the Waif and her superiority over Arya. Arya had no chance against the Waif. Are we to believe that one of the best warriors in Westeros can't fight as good as the Waif! So now Brienne is no longer as good a fighter as the Waif! That illogical scene was put there to bring delight to Arya's fans and it did just that, but it made for a very poor story. Worse than last season when Arya got stabbed and miraculously survived. She survived and ran a marathon through an obstacle course! Dany vs. Jon. How stupid is it to sail all the way to Dragonstone and expect a total stranger to buy your story that the dead are coming? Very stupid. Any person with a little bit of sense would have brought more than words. Dany is right up there with Jon. A little cave painting that may have been the doodlings of bored primitive people was enough to convince a very rational person. It doesn't make sense. For that matter, a logical man like Tyrion gives a silly reason for believing Jon. Too much fan service again. Sansa is a leader. Common HBO. There is nothing in Sansa's past to prepare her for leadership. Nothing. Too much fan service just to appease those who were complaining when Sansa got raped two seasons ago. HBO is too scared of complexity. Which is the reason why they have dumbed down the story. That is a shame. Westworld had a complex plot that people did not understand until the end. Yet, people still watched and enjoyed. HBO, please do not shy away from complexity. It's ok for the viewer to get confused once in a while. A Song of Ice and Fire is a masterpiece of story telling. People a hundred years from now will read those books and feel the same way about the story as we do today. Many future generations will enjoy those books as we have enjoyed them today. While a show can never equal the books in terms of future enjoyment and posterity, it can at least strive to show a story that will have more value than quick, cheap, fan service. It looks to me like the show has taken sides in the many Dany vs. Jon debates that fans have been had on many forums. George himself does not do that. Fans should not write the story because it then becomes "fan fiction" and no longer ASOIAF. So much of what we're seeing on TV is just that, fan fiction. It's not too late. There is one more season to go. There is time to get this story back on track. The best way to do that is to stay faithful to George R.R. Martin's story. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss, please do not let the fans write the story on the show. You are both excellent authors in your own right. I have read City of Thieves and it is very good work. I am sure Mr. Benioff did not poll reddit just to see what his readers would like to see before writing his novel. George RR Martin doesn't either. Participating in the fan discussions and arguing back using the show is not good for the story. Please, get back on track and stay as close as possible to Mr. Martin's vision. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss, put yourself in the author's place. Would you want a show based on your books to change your story or would you rather the show creator stay faithful to your vision?
  6. Willas is not physically whole but he does bring a lot to the table. His disability will keep him from fighting but Dany already has people to do that. It is actually the perfect match up.
  7. Walder. He was the only one who was wronged by the party that he killed. I can understand why he killed Robb. While it is true that Robert wronged Cersei it is equally true that she was having an affair behind his back. Both parties were violating their marriage vows.
  8. The north is part of Westeros. Robb can't be king in the north until he wins the rebellion. We know he lost. His will has no legal value.
  9. Missandei is a good choice. It is said in book 1 that Myrcella Baratheon is accomplished at cyvasse.