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  1. Super Mario

    sansa, arya, and dany

    To what end? As Jon is so fond of saying... the REAL enemy is here. That trumps all. Any dissension will be swept aside quite quickly by the White Walker news Bran brings and the size of Dany's army & her dragons.
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    Season 8 Predictions?

    Feels like the whole incest thing gets a bit overblown. Aside from possible reproductive issues it just doesn't seem like that big a deal. In real life the biggest taboo about incest is that it usually involves some type of abuse, but clearly that isn't the case with Jon & Dany. They are just two people that fell in love. Granted, aunt/nephew is not an ideal arrangement, but in the context of ASOIF, it shouldn't be a deal breaker either.
  3. Super Mario

    The younger, more beautiful queen . . .

    In the book one of Arya's nicknames is 'Horseface', that doesn't sound much like Lyanna.
  4. As Queen (assuming she sits the Iron Throne at some point), Dany can attach whatever conditions or prerequisites (or lack thereof) to the title of Warden of the North that she sees fit. If he needs a castle, she can grant him one, the Dreadfort has been mentioned and makes sense. Basically the whole thing is in the hands of the monarch, she can do what she wants.
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    The younger, more beautiful queen . . .

    Not sure how anyone could deny Emilia's beauty, it's rather obvious. She may not be everybody's "type", some prefer tall thin model types for instance, but being attracted to someone is different than recognizing beauty. There are women I detest but still recognize they are physically beautiful. As for Sansa, Sophie is clearly a very lovely young lady which fits since Sansa in the story is supposed to be quite pretty indeed, I think. If memory serves she was often compared to her aunt Lyanna who was of course considered beautiful enough for Robert and Rhaegar to war over. Whether that makes Sansa more beautiful than this one or that one is, as you say, subjective, but I believe the character herself is supposed to be beautiful in her own right.
  6. Super Mario

    sansa, arya, and dany

    Daario certainly wasn't soulmate, true love, kind of love, but that doesn't mean there wasn't love there.
  7. Super Mario

    sansa, arya, and dany

    Never really viewed that as a curse per se, but rather just a colorful way of saying "he ain't comin' back sweetcheeks". The sun rises in the west and the mountains blow away etc is just a list of impossible stuff. As for her womb quickening, again i just took it very literally... that giving birth to the little monster Rhaego ruined her internal lady bits. Also, Dany already did find love again... Daario. She couldn't marry him of course, being a queen, marrying just for love isn't usually in the cards but she did love him. So how can Dany have children now? Who knows. This girl is impervious to fire, obviously her body chemistry isn't quite "normal" so perhaps she healed internally where a normal woman wouldn't. Miri Maaz Duur wouldn't have allowed for this when declaring Dany barren since Dany had yet to emerge from the flames at that point. Dany never lost the ability to love so there is no curse there and even if all that other stuff were to happen, Drogo isn't coming back, unless he's in the Night King's army. Just my take...
  8. Super Mario

    Season 8 Predictions?

    Dany reveals she is pregnant no later than Ep 2. Jaquen H'Ghar & Melisandre both make appearances Cersei blows up King's Landing Theon dies fighting Euron, but injures him badly and sees Yara finish him off then dies in her arms Jon smiles (this one is iffy) Tormund & Beric survive Eastwatch by running along the top of the Wall only to later die defending Winterfell Jon gets grossed out by the thought of banging his aunt, but takes another look at that kickin' booty and keeps on doing it Jaime dies a heroic death, perhaps saving Bran Bronn goes North with Jaime Arya & Gendry do what young folks do (no, not get high & eat Doritos)
  9. They're not trying to convince a jury, just one woman. The diary is long, the whole thing certainly isn't forged. A quick examination would show the handwriting recording the annulment matches the handwriting recording the bowel movements. And as Sam said to Bran, why would they Septon lie? I find it tough to believe Dany will offer much resistance as far as accepting the claim. It's what happens next that will be the potentially contested part.
  10. Super Mario

    Can we talk about Jon?

    To be fair, they didn't know the Night King had a resurrected dragon. The Wall had held the Army of the Dead back for 1000's of years, they clearly expected it would hold for longer than 10 minutes this time around
  11. Super Mario

    Can we talk about Jon?

    The hate towards the Jon/Dany coupling baffles me. I get the incest part but both characters are unaware so we have to look past that, plus we've seen worse (twins? Eww). But what gets me is how many folks complain about the lack of chemistry then in the next sentence complain about the lack of realism. The physical attraction should be obvious and doesn't require explanation. But it's the awkwardness between the two that makes it so real. In relationships Dany has always been chased (Daario, Duck Sauce from Qarth) or taken (Drogo). She has zero experience with the cat and mouse game that real people play in a burgeoning romance. Jon has even less experience. He's only had one girlfriend his whole life, and that literally a lifetime ago! Add into that his shyness and the way he broods, his seriousness and sense of duty... this guy has no clue how to romance an ordinary woman nevermind a breathtakingly beautiful, dragon riding queen. Together they're like a couple middle school kids trying to get together at a school dance. Realistically, based on their shared lack of experience, they should act like they're clueless, because they are! If the writers had these two engage in a smooth, well conducted courtship culminating with them running towards each other on the beach with arms outstretched would be ludicrous. Think of your own early relationships, given their lack of experience, that's where Dany & Jon are. If the show portrayed this union as anything other than awkward, that would be where the lack of realism would lie.
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    Can we talk about Jon?

    Geez, not a lot of love for Jon in this thread. Personally I love the character. He's honorable & brave yet stays humble. I like that he screws things up sometimes by trying to do the right thing. He gets put out of his comfort zone constantly yet still does the best he can for those around him. What's not to like? And for what its worth, I think Kit has done a fine job as well. He's grown quite a bit as an actor over the 7 years he's played Jon and this past season in particular he brought much more emotion and nuance to a character that could be rather wooden in the early years.
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    The Great Debate: Should Jon Have Lied?

    Absolutely 100% no he should not have lied. A man has to be true to himself. Look at what a lack of honor did to Theon. Just because honor is a forgotten concept in today's world doesn't mean it is without value. My favorite trait of Ned and Jon is their sense of honor. Westeros and our world today would be a much better place with more honorable people in it.
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    [Spoilers] EP707 Discussion

    As I recall (could be wrong) didn't Jon ask straight up why she thought she was barren and her response was the Maegi said so. She didn't imply there was any medical or monthly proof of this condition. In Dany's defense, she prob'ly assumed Mirri Maz Duur was correct since Dario never knocked her up.
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    [Spoilers] EP707 Discussion

    Well they are already in love so that's a moot point. She's also pregnant. The conversation in the Dragon Pit about Mirri Maz Duur being an unreliable source wasn't exactly subtle foreshadowing. So as long as Aejon enjoyed his romp on the boat, the best option for both at this point would be to marry. First, Aejon gets a smokin' hot wife. Second, Altho' Jon would have to sit the Iron Throne as King, Dany as Queen would be able to do what she does best, rule. Both would likely be happy with that setup. And third, the yet to be born Eddard Targaryan could be the start of a new kinder, gentler dynasty. It's a win-win.
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    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    Well at least we understand each other now.. but I disagree. While I see the merit in that plan, I don't think it offsets the advantage of having Arya's Faceless Manliness remain a secret. Secrecy and stealth is the whole beauty of the Faceless Men, it what makes a good one virtually unstoppable.
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    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    Agreed that would be an advantage for Littlefinger, which only backs up my original point which I'm not sure I made clear enough... If the girls believe Littlefinger is listening somehow, and they are play acting to lead him on, then they would only speak of the things that they want LF to hear in order to give themselves an advantage. There is no advantage for the Stark girls to LF knowing that Arya is a Faceless Man, With Petyr unaware of Arya's Faceless Man skills, Arya can literally kill him at her leisure with Petyr completely ignorant of his danger until it's too late. No amount of scheming can out weigh that advantage. Therefore, since they openly discussed Arya being a Faceless Man, it would follow that they didn't think LF was listening and thus were not play acting. So by that logic, the scene in the bedroom was exactly what it appeared to be, the two Stark girls confronting one another.
  18. Super Mario

    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    Agreed. And if the girls are just playacting for Petyr, why in the world would Arya out herself as a Faceless Man? Surely any act they might be staging could survive without Arya laying her 3 aces on the table. Playacting implies they are giving Petyr the info they want him to have, yet there is zero advantage to Petyr knowing just how powerful Arya truly is.
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    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    Couldn't agree more with Bran. Baelish is out of his element with the 3 Eyed Raven powers. When Bran quoted the 'chaos is a ladder' line, i'm pretty sure Littlefinger pooped a little.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 706?

    I have recently decided to give up getting worked up over some of the silliness in the series (ie: time travel etc), and just enjoy it for the spectacle that it is. I may still point out some goofy stuff, I'm just not going to allow it to spoil the good parts for me. Although this episode certainly had it's share of ridiculousness, it also had some fantastic stuff. The banter between the Magnificent 7 was excellent, especially Sandor, he never disappoints. The dragons were amazing as usual and Viserion's death was absolutely breathtaking. There was no Cersei which was much appreciated since I hate that douche. Emilia Clarke broke thru her habit of being rather wooden and for the first time, when Jon was waking on the ship, you could actually see some admiration, love and maybe a bit of awe she felt for Jon. Speaking of Dany, her whole look in the battle scene was pure brilliance. With the white skin and hair, the super cool fur outfit contrasted against the dark greys and browns of the men made her look like some sort of ice queen out of a fairy tale, very striking. But my favorite part was definitely when Tormund was battling for his life on the rock. he fought for so long, all the while inching closer to the water, i had expected a bigger death than Thoros and thought "oh crap, this is it" I was actually outwardly upset when I thought he was going to die only to have the Hound swoop in and save him. That little bit was moving. All in all, there was a ton of great stuff, i ignored the things that made no sense (i'm looking at you Usain "Gendry" Bolt) so I gave it a 9
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 706?

    4 or 5 days? Ummm, no. A. They would have frozen to death in that time B. The lake was freezing that first night. It was already beyond believability that it wasn't frozen solid to start, in the forever winter of the true north with the Night King nearby no less. It's inconceivable that it wouldn't freeze that first night, at which point, the battle is on.
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    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    There is definitely something different about Arya and frankly I don't like it. D&D seem to want to take Arya Stark out of the character. I can't tell if it's the writing, directing or Maisie's acting but it just isn't working for me. If they are trying to make her nothing more than a Faceless Man it seems to be failing. While Jaquen H'ghar is cool calm and collected, Arya is just cold. Never was that more clear than in the Arya/Hot Pie scene. This may fit with reason #1, Faceless Men (outside of the House of Black & White) act like hired assassins, vengeance doesn't play into it on their side of things. Meanwhile Arya's wet work at the Twins was nothing but vengeance. Sure she used faces, but the motive and method was pure vengeful psychopath. One thing Arya killing the Freys does make perfectly clear however is that she is most certainly not the Waif. There's absolutely no reason whatsoever the Waif would have bothered with the Freys in any way.
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    [Spoilers] EP704 Discussion

    Haven't had time to read this entire thread so forgive me if I'm being repetitive.. but how the f**k can Jaime be riding along the shoreline, the get knocked 10 feet off shore and still manage to fall into a bottomless abyss? HE'S 10 FEET OFF SHORE!!!! It feels insulting that we're supposed to treat this like a cliffhanger when all he has to do is stand up! I half expect the next episode to start with Jaime thrashing about in 8" of water like the Black Knight in Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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    [Spoilers] EP703 Discussion

    Haha.. clearly. I mean honestly, after 7 years playing Jon Snow did Kit not read the source material? Being raised in a noble house, Jon would know history and should know the story of Dany's birth. Even if he didn't, upon getting the summons wouldn't he ask his advisors what they knew of her? Certainly some Manderley or Royce, his Hand or Sansa would know the story so her age should be no mystery. As for her beauty? She's a Targ. They are famous for their striking looks. The beauty, the silver hair and often violet eyes. For Kit to assert that Jon is surprised that Dany is young and beautiful is idiotic.
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