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    Casterly Rock Why?

    There are several reasons to attack Casterly Rock. One it is seen as the Lannister base of power and could significantly kill moral if it is lost. It's a strategically advantageous location as keep that is difficult to siege and it's a spot where with the right number of troops and a steady stream of supplies it could be a region where Dany could hold it for a long time without too much trouble, especially if the idea is that Lannister's would dedicate a tremendous amount of resources to reclaim it. It's like Storms End in Robert's Rebellion. The army of the Reach which was massive spent almost the entire war stuck trying to claim it and it tied up considerable Targaryen banners that could have been used elsewhere. Having the Westerlands, DragonStone, Reach, and Dorne strategically make Cersei's job a lot harder. Even if you grant Cersei Storms End, it's basically the Stormlands/Crownlands/Riverlands (the latter of which is a complete disaster) all locked on one side against the Westerlands and Reach to the West, DragonStone to the East, Dorne to the South. Then to the North the Northerners and the Vale pretty much create a box to attack Cersei. From there it would be very easy to take the Riverlands and cost the Lannisters all the forces it took too hold Riverrun. Now Cersei only has King's Landing and if you grant it Storms End to defend. Which means you are pretty much forcing Euron's Iron Fleet to defend King's Landing from Blackwater Bay, boxing them in even more (or Shipbreaker Bay, which could end up being more trouble than it's worth). Also the other advantage is the idea that you cut off the Lannister's from their gold supply. However, the only counter is what Jamie did. Flagarantly abandon Casterly Rock so there is no moral loss over ceding it. Use the Iron Fleet to trap a good portion of Dany's troops in a now useless area, go over to the Reach with your trump card in Tarly and whichever banners follow him, take that and have a huge resource of supplies and land. From there you have all of central Westeros and you trapped Dany in two strongholds on the other side of the continent where she would have to risk it. Also losing Dorne makes that more appealing because a southern assault is taken off the table.
  2. Not really. He already did that. He joined the Night's Watch, he became Lord Commander, he saved the Wildlings, he retook Winterfell, he became King of the North, he is in a relationship with a Queen vying for the Iton Throne and likely impregnated her meaning his heir is a potential heir to the IT if Dany wins. At this point, he's already proven himself. It doesn't matter if he gains the other half of the country because of birthright. The story is Jon Snow's parents love set off a chain reaction that led to a two massive wars in Westeros and ultimately he rose up to be the savior of the continent and king.
  3. Does Sam count as a main character? Let's assume he does. He's the only main character who you could put near Jon in terms of any type of ranking
  4. Robert would have never rebelled. Yes Lyanna was bethrothed to Robert, but Aery's was king and Rheagar was the crown prince. Robert and Ned still didn't rebel until after there was nothing left to lose because they were marked for death.
  5. Because it makes Jon king. The lowest main character in the series who couldn't even take the name of a main House was actually the byproduct of the catalyst that began the most important war in Westeros in 300 years and ousted the longstanding dynsasty and that same character arose from nothing to being the rightful king of the whole country.
  6. lancerman

    Stephen King's IT

    Not being afraid of IT is one thing. Hurting it requires a child like belief that what you are doing can hurt IT. You have to believe a silver bullet can hurt IT. You have to believe a Ritual of Chud is the only way to kill it. IT never intended for its ability to manifest fear through the power of people believing what they are seeing could be used against IT. That last what horrified IT. Not only were these kids not a afraid. They actually worked out a way to hurt IT. And there were 7 people who could do it and gang up on him so it couldn't just pick them off one by one. IT realized there was a possibility that IT's food might be able to kill it and that threatened IT's entire existence. To the point where IT went back in hiding after nearly getting killed and gave the kids perfect lives far away from Derry, and made sure they couldn't have children. It was a one in a million scenario where the right 7 kids were guided by Gan and the Turtle and worked out how to use their friendship and belief into killing it..
  7. lancerman

    Stephen King's IT

    So part of the thing is that IT is actually two individual things. It's true form is the deadlights which is the cosmic destroyer entity opposite the creator turtle. That form still exists. It's corporeal form is essentially the Spider, but the Spider is really just a physical manifestation of the deadlights that is morphed into whatever humans can as closely conceive to it. The deadlights themselves drive people insane. It came to Derry in prehistoric times. There's literally a chapter where IT explains that by creating its corporeal form that is powered by belief, that he created an unforeseen weakness that made its physical form vulnerable. And if it's physical form can be destroyed, the entire entity is. Think of it like this. In the Christian faith, God is immortal and can't be killed, but he created himself on Earth in Jesus. Because Jesus took on all the characteristics of humans he could still be killed (albeit he could be ressurected). That's what IT did.
  8. lancerman

    Stephen King's IT

    That was the point though. It was basically a cosmic Galactus that eats universes in a multiverse created by the turtle. Then one day it realized it could get the same nourishment and satisfaction by eating a few humans and by harvesting their emotion of fear they would be as delicious too him. He basically got lazy. So he created a corporeal form and set up a haunt in one town where he could sleep and only get up once every summer every three decades to scare up a few kids and eat. The downside was he created a physical form that a) had to follow some set of rules and not be completely omnipotent (IE yes he can use the children's fear and beliefs to create forms and scenarios they fear, but they can believe something can hurt IT and it will) b ) It now has a form thatbin the correct circumstances can be killed. It just correctly gambled that it was so far above humanity that they would never defeat him because he could manipulate things however he saw fit. He just happened to run into seven kids who were guided by fate and essentially god to figure out his flaws. And they didn't even kill it then. They had to go back much weaker as adults to finish It.
  9. lancerman

    Stephen King's IT

    I actually like IT as a big time cosmic force. It accomplishes two things. One it makes the force they are facing truly insurmountable which takes the adversity to a fever pitch. Second it sneakily establishes its one weakness. If you were an omnipotent universe destroyer, but you could satisfy your hunger by creating a corporeal form to terrify and eat the weakest members of the dominant species of a single planet in a single small town for a few months and then sleep for 3 decades, why wouldn't you use your power to take the much easier existence. It just so happens, by doing so, he lessened himself just enough to create the vulnerabilities necessary to destroy him. It's the ultimate evil showing the ultimate hubris. Otherwise he's just Freddy Kruger without the dream clause.
  10. Yeah sorry I edited the post to make it more clear that I thought it was stupid and was saying it in jest.
  11. It was colder then.... idk, it's stupid and inconsistent
  12. It is forshadowed. It's just that in those instances that foreshadow it, you can easily explain it away as a heat tolerance. Surviving the pyre burning is so far beyond that, that it borders on a deus ex machina. Granted not all deus ex machina' are poor story telling if they are implemented into the story the correct way. Either way, there has to be zero reason to think that the plot device that resolved the conflict was possible
  13. Which again doesn't matter because it was resolved via a magical plot device that was not present at any point earlier. She could have walked out of the fire. Jon could have went on Drogon and left. Jon could have run and hid somewhere. The difference is in one case the character of Benjen did exist and in another Dany being able to solve fire didn't. They were both used to resolve the plot. Stop your embarrassing passive aggressive attitude because you misunderstood a trope and are triggered that you got called out on it. You were wrong, you misapplied the trope, you double downed on it, and now you are rushing to explain why based off your really incorrect and broad misuse of the trope that other instances arent. I get it, you have a compulsion to criticize the show. I thought the sequence was stupid too. I'm just not as happily as you to make myself look ill informed by misapplying tropes (that you clearly don't understand) to instances they don't apply to. It's beyond tired at this point and you are never going to admit that you didn't understand the trope. So there is no reason to continue with this.
  14. It was a hot stone and hot none boiling water. I go in scalding hot water when I take a shower. It doesn't bother me. It's hinted that she has some sort of resistance. Flat out coming out unscathed in a fire that killed a person is completely different level and implies a super hero like immunity. It's like calling a puddle the ocean. If you want to say there is enough foreshadowing, fine, that's an opinion I can respect. However, there is no way you can say anything that happened in this past episode is deus ex machina in comparison to that instance