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  1. Legitimacy and line of succession mean almost nothing in Westeros. Anyone with an army has a claim to the throne through right of conquest (ironic that they named Jon 'Aegon' after one such conqueror). It's therefore laughable that mystical beings such as the 3ER are so fixated on Jon's parentage. I view it as a really contrived and forced way of making Jon even more of a Chosen One character than he already is, while also tapping into the same kind of human drama that makes shows like Jerry Springer so popular.
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    The younger, more beautiful queen . . .

    I'm almost certain of two things: 1. The White Walkers will make it far enough south to destroy King's Landing. 2. Daenerys won't survive the final battle against the dead. This means that if she's really the one who's going to overthrow Cersei, it'll happen before the final battle.
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    What is the role of Gendry?

    He was obviously brought back to become Jon's new BFF, drawing parallels with Ned and Robert. Besides, who else would have ran back to Eastwatch to send the ravens? Tormund? Nobody is going to buy into that. Huge chains materializing out of thin air? Fine. A slightly heavier guy going to send the ravens? Too much suspension of disbelief.
  4. The decline started far earlier than season 6. Season 3 was an abomination of bad writing and deviations from the books.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    I agree that the story is very much about Jon, which is why I doubt that he will be killed off permanently. GRRM could do it though if he really wanted to. Ok, so Jon is a Targ. That doesn't make him an invincible superhero and the only person (besides Dany) who's capable of defeating the Others and ruling the realm peacefully. And the whole AAR thing could turn out to be nothing more than legend and superstition. Personally, I think ASoIaF would be a hell of a lot better off without going down the cliche "Chosen One" route.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    This isn't Disney. At the start of the series, many would have considered Ned to be the main protagonist and would have rejected the idea of him dying. The story can evolve when a seemingly indispensable character is killed off.
  7. - Emilia Clarke's acting. - In the books, Dany rushes into the arena to save Drogon, not the other way around. The way he appeared to rescue her right as she was about to die seemed kind of cheesy to me. - Emilia Clarke flying off on a CGI dragon looked utterly ridiculous (though in fairness to the producers, i'm not sure it's possible for them to do it in a way that doesn't look stupid).