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The Baelish Mockingbird

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  1. The Baelish Mockingbird

    My defense of Bran as King.

    Perhaps King's Landing was actually meant to be destroyed and Bran was meant to become King in the North. I could totally see D&D wanting Sansa to become Queen and so relegating Bran's role of King to being that of King's Landing.
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    Ranking the commanders (TV show only)

    Ah, we're going with the show version... should have been more apparent seeing as we're on the show forum... Ignore my stupidity.
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    So what was the third "oh shit" moment?

    Ah true. Although could it just be that he gave them the show because they gave a popular theory and thus showed some understanding of the show?
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    Ranking the commanders (TV show only)

    You're skipping my boy Barristan Selmy. Why?
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    The Iron Bank of Braavos

    Yet I'm not talking about Bran paying back the Iron Bank. The Seven Kingdoms are very week and the Iron Bank could just as easily invest in anyone else who may want to take over.
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    Conleth Hill table read reaction to Varys death (Last Watch video clip)

    Varys has nothing on Selmy in that department. Man had his entire story arc cut out just to hurry Tyrion's role in Dany's story.
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    So what was the third "oh shit" moment?

    Is Shireen being burnt really one of the big "oh shit" moments? I mean, it was always coming. Maybe one of them is the reveal of Jon's lineage. I mean sure, everyone also saw that coming. However mostly just because of the countless years people have had to theorise on it.
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    The Iron Bank of Braavos

    That's not my point. My point is that they can always take a gamble with any new invading force which would like to try their hands at Westeros should they ever crop up. The Dothraki point, sure but I thought I saw them getting back on ships. Probably to go back to Essos and start pillaging all over again. Also is slavery over in Braavos? Sure Dany burned down all of the Masters and decided to change the name of Slaver's Bay to Dragon's Bay but does that really mean slavery is just going to die out in Essos?
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    Rank the seasons!

    The Bran storyline was a huge improvement on series 3. Series 3 Bran was painful to sit through. Sure, Leaf and Bloodraven were pretty underwhelming but it's somewhat better now that season 6 retroactively fixed it. You could say it ruined Jaime's arc but I enjoyed his time with Tyrion in King's Landing helping Tyrion through his ordeal. The rape was a misfire but that's the only Jaime misfire I can think off in the season.The Arya and Sansa story as well was pretty fun. It was a semi-pointless piece of filler but The Hound is an incredibly entertaining character and elevates any scene he is in. I didn't mind the Sansa being at the Eyrie plot. It made for a refreshing break from seeing her in constant misery at King's Landing. The whole Shae situation was pretty weird, I can't degend that. Dany's storyline I actually enjoyed more in season 4, it might even be my favourite Dany storyline. Also Olly wasn't even really that bad in this season. He doesn't really become grating until season 5. Season 4 Olly is just kind of there. He's taken in by the Night's Watch and kills Ygritte. About it really. And I don't mind the Karl Tanner subplot. At least it's better than Jon sitting around in Castle Black waiting to be stabbed to death.
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    Alternative ending: Jorah wasn't supposed to die!

    Oh I agree it would have been better, in fact I prefer the idea of Jorah doing the deed and Jon taking over as King. Then he would start up a new system and give Tyrion leadership or something and take Jorah North of the wall with him. I'm fine with that.
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    What ever happened to Faceless Man?

    I suppose you mean the Faceless Men. Really it's a story that doesn't need wrapping up The Faceless Men will carry on existing in Braavos the same way that Pirates will carry on existing near Sothoryos .
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    What was the point of the White Walkers sign?

    I mean I suppose the only meaning we need is that the Children of the Forrest used the same symbols and they created the Night King. Maybe it's a form of mockery against the old gods.
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    Rank the seasons!

    Season 4 - Perhaps the greatest series of any television show ever. This season defined Game of Thrones for me. Oberyn's death. Tyrion's trial. Tywin's death. The Hound vs Brienne. Joffrey's death. Lysa's death. The season was Game of Thrones at it's peak, every character's previous ideals were seemingly clashing with one another at once with some of the best philosophical head to heads in fiction (Tywin vs Tyrion for example). This season belonged to the Lannisters and as a Lannister fanboy, I loved it. Season 6 - As the shows departed from the books, there was a definite drop in quality with the writing. However I really didn't feel it as much with season 6. While there were a ton of weird decisions, the great outweighed the bad in my opinion. This season gave us three of the best episodes of the show (The Door, The Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter). This was when Game of Thrones was at it's most eventful, almost every episode had a big moment or a well executed character death and some of the best twists in the show yet. After Hardhome and the Dance of Dragons, season 6 capitalised on the White Walkers and the dragons and really made them show stoppers. It just falls short of season 4 however because there are many contrivances and the character relationships aren't explored as well. Season 2 - The Clash of the Kings is such a fascinating event in the history of the show and the books and this season captures the scale of the war pretty well in my opinion. The politics behind the different factions was incredibly entertaining to watch and the Battle of Blackwater Bay was a brilliant break from the many political arcs. Also aside from season 4, this is the best we have ever seen from Tyrion. His interactions as Hand of the King are always scene stealers "I am not questioning you honour, I am merely denying it's existence." Season 3 - Honestly, while it's a good season it kind of just felt like a less interesting rendition of things which happened in season 2. It's still excellent and well told however. Jaime's arc in this season is absolutely fantastic and this is probably where the story at the wall as well as Dany's story get more interesting. I wouldn't be remiss without mentioning the Red Wedding however. I heard a really tragic wedding was coming this season and was still incredibly shocked (I honestly expected it to be one of the Lannister weddings, either Tyrion's or Cersei's). Season 1 - Season 1 did a fantastic job at introducing the series and me putting it this low is absolutely not a disservice to the season. It did it's job better than any other pilot season I've ever seen and set up an array of interesting story arcs which lead to the other seasons above being as great as they are. The reason why the season is ranked lower is because for the most part, the season is setting up for the events to come in future seasons. Watching Eddard Stark as Hand of the King is always a thrill though. A really good first season, I just believe they one upped themselves with the future seasons. Season 7 - Season 7 had some really great potential to be the best season of the show. There weren't any inherently frustrating character choices in the season, just some really choppy execution and rushed writing. Even the major plot inconveniences (Beyond the Wall) were entertaining to watch even if they were impractical. Many big moments the show had been leading up to (seeing a dragon attack Westeros, seeing Jon and Dany meet, The Night King tearing the wall down) were all executed really well but there were also many bigger moments which were just incredibly choppy and rushed for the sake of wrapping up plot threads (the Sandsnakes and Yara). Season 5 - Again it's not really a bad season, however this season felt burdened by needing to follow the remaining storylines left over in both a Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons (something I think season 6 handled better). The season just kind of felt obligatory as a means to set up the future seasons. It's probably the least eventful season of the show and a lot of it if not set-up are just random subplots which end up being quite inconsequential (Jon dying for example). Many of the deaths in this season which should have been impactful just felt very underwhelming. Stannis and Barristan should have been given much better send-offs than what they ended up getting. Season 8 - OK so I'm not going to hate on this season as much as other people will. There were some genuinely great things in this season. The battles were on a whole new scale of epic and the series felt more like a big budget movie as opposed to a TV show. Many of the plot points weren't bad just how they were reached were questionable. The season was rushed, badly rushed. You can tell since the start of season 7 that the show runners have been on a mad dash to finish the show. Case in point. Episode 1: Arrive in Winterfell to fight the Night King. Episode 3: Kill the Night King. Episode 4: Begin planning to defeat Cersei. Episode 5: Defeat Cersei, show Dany go mad. Episode 6: Kill Dany for going mad. It was epic but damn were there a lot of plot holes and odd character choices. I did enjoy watching the season but we could have gotten much better.
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    A Game of Thrones movie?

    To be honest, I would just watch a 3 hour Revenant style movie of Tormund in the Wilderness killing bears and giants. Love that guy.
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    Varys motives to return a Targarian to the Throne

    Could you provide me the sources which make you believe Varys was driving Aerys mad?
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