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  1. Techmaester

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    You see plenty of people desperate to find who their real parents are after being put up for adoption. In Jons case he wasn't put up for adoption - half of his family was killed and his moms identity hidden. That you don't think he would care is kind of mind boggling to me and reflects your own ideality. In Jons case it was even more extreme - he was never considered a "Stark" by anyone. Lets take your position to an even greater extreme, if a person found out their perceived parents killed their actual parents and then adopted them, would they keep viewing them the same way?
  2. Techmaester

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    I will provide a more accurate scenario: You get treated like a second class citizen by your supposed half family and then find out your actual father was killed in a rebellion which included this family when your aunt is offering an opportunity to avenge his death and reconquer the continent. Pretty sure you're going to be flipping your loyalty pretty darn fast(I certainly would). I mean I wouldn't disregard them completely but it's obvious my allegiance would shift. This is exactly how the world would work - only in a fantasy novel would someone disregard their fathers death or their real lineage.
  3. Techmaester

    The Ending Was very conventional

    The Lannisters did that, Gregor and company went on plenty of scorched earth policies towards their enemies. Why is the person who used their population as shields and then attempted to escape better? Or what about wanting death to kill their enemies first and let their population die if the opportunity to stay as ruler existed? Jamie was happy to have everyone else die for Cersei. Dany pulled the trigger but the sequence of events leading up to it was one of consistent disregard for civilian populations life and the rest of the leaders are equally culpable/no better than Dany. Danys campaign was violent and would continue to be towards those who resisted her but she's not different than Cersei or the other rulers - she's just more powerful. Pretty sure Jon lost what ever honor he had, Jamie was constantly looked down upon for his actions and it wasn't nearly as bad as what Jon did lol. Jon took the cowards path...not something Ned would have done.
  4. Techmaester

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    That was after Sansa started shit and was generally being a shitty person to a group who was saving you. At that point I'd have just left and let the savages get turned but I don't feel any moral obligation to anyone - another lesson in Danys fall I suppose. I mean the entire sequence is of events is pretty absurd and could only be explained by Dany being completely love struck. Red keep should have fallen in season 7. Jons not a Stark, Sansa was never his sister(even when he thought he was Neds bastard). He's at best a pathetic suckup to a group of people who didn't even give him their last name LOL. Truly a story of failure and Stockholm Syndrome!
  5. You don't really get to threaten the king and demand his son give back his girlfriend which wasn't yours to own lol. What ever their supposed reason it was completely disrespectful, ungrateful and honestly....completely unrealistic. After the battle Dany would be the most popular person in town, people would be worshiping her. I think it's funny we're ignoring the fact there are hordes of literal savages(wildlings) with an extensive history of actually attacking the northern communities and they got treated better in spite of being completely worthless during the battle.
  6. No, they should love and follow her because she brought an army to help them fight dead people. Or at least try to be friendly.
  7. Techmaester

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    I'm talking post Aegon reveal, IIRC this was episode one.
  8. Techmaester

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    I'm talking from the start of episode 1 onwards, but sure even if she threatened to kill his cousin for betrayal. I think it could have been worked out in a reasonable way.
  9. I don't think her reaction was unreasonable, risk your life and subjects lives dying fighting dead people which you didn't need to do and at the end you get met with hostility from the most backwards and least powerful kingdom in Westeros? Where was the thankyou?
  10. Techmaester

    Daenerys the Terrible?

    Another good point.
  11. Techmaester

    The Ending Was very conventional

    No, she acted with purpose even if it was not ideal action. If we saw her attack an uninvolved party for entertainment or one which submitted to her from the beginning who wasn't part of an ongoing a war, you might have a point(if you're part of an enemies city regardless of if you physically fight you're still an enemy, see how the US dropped bombs on Japanese cities). The only questionable decision was continuing destruction of kings landing but it wasn't a random act of unmotivated sadism. I don't see anything wrong with the other acts, arguably she was too tolerant. The idea of being nice to people who betray you either individually or collectively is baffling to me and no leader would accept it. Making spectacles of their deaths is fine. We don't know how she would have ruled because we didn't get to see it. We saw her burn a bunch of people during an ongoing war and a future desire to force the other kingdoms to submit to her rule. The competitors had already shown a willingness to do the same thing so it's hardly unique to Dany(she is just better at it). Ultimately I don't really care about the people in the city she razed, sad but globally kind of irrelevant - definitely not enough of a reason for Jon to assassinate her given her contributions and both their backgrounds(I would even argue the most Jon could reasonably do was not support her). Obviously we aren't going to agree.
  12. Techmaester

    How would you have ended it?

    Looks like somebody else had the same idea. It's now my official ending.
  13. Techmaester

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    This is another obvious point, Jon could have exerted more influence if he wanted to or at least pretended to care enough to bang her and try to make her feel Westeros wasn't completely antagonistic (honestly who wouldn't, aunt or not?). Heros find a way...he seemed determined to fail at every step.
  14. Right of conquest is right in of itself, it's how the throne was forged. Dany arguably had the most "right" in the spirit of how the Iron Throne was created to begin with and Aegon(the original) would obviously have supported her.
  15. Techmaester

    What was the purpose of Jon Snow?

    To bait dany into saving the North so he could then reject and kill her afterwards. Nothing else he did mattered or had any real effect on the story. Pretty terrible "hero".
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