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  1. Are we talking about the same Sansa who enjoyed watching Ramsey being eaten alive by his own hounds?
  2. And that's where the writing fails. You want to make Dany into Hitler with dragons, sure, go ahead, but lets see the decent. Slowly and methodically; they had 8 seasons to do it! Instead they gave her slavers and rapist slaving khals to deal with and guess what? The audience cheered because buying and selling human beings and forcing physical and sexual labor out them on pain of death is EVIL. Its one of the most evil things humanity has ever come up with, and Dany was morally right to violently put an end to it. I would argue she didn't go far enough. Also Dany's actions are not happening in a vacuum, almost every major character has committed violence, usually in service of themselves or their families, because that is the world they live in. Dany is unusual because she's the only one using her power against the powerful to protect the powerless.
  3. Ending slavery through violence is bad because slavers would what give up their power and human livestock peacefully? Glad you weren't around during the Civil War.
  4. There were enough changes in the original show to establish that showworld is its own universe. Nothing is ruined. And I bet there will be POC Valyrians in this show as well, and the protestations will be muted since HOTD will be on for a couple years by the time this one airs.
  5. More mystery characters. I wonder how many of them are just extras? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0OuutAXoAAzFEl?format=jpg&name=small
  6. Now the question is will Rhaenyra's boys look mixed race, but lacking the silver hair, or white and lacking the silver hair?
  7. Is it retconning Dany and Viserys had blue eyes and other Targaryens had purple? In the books didn't some Targs have blue eyes?
  8. You're not sure because you don't like the look, or you don't know who they are?
  9. I wonder who this lady is? https://i.redd.it/rho7i8aut4w61.jpg
  10. Laena died around 120 AC, that means Alicent's older children were teens, and Rhaenyra's brood are very young children. Looks like Aegon II, Aemond, Heleana, at least Jace and Luke will be in season 1.
  11. I agree. I get people being concerned that Cooke looks way to young to be the mother of adult men, but D'Arcy is the perfect age for Rhaenyra as the mother of teen, pre-teen and young boys.
  12. I see Westerosi menswear has not changed in 2 centuries.
  13. They can fudge a year and keep her alive. She was the most prominent voice for Rhaenys right to the IT. If they do have the old king in the early episodes, may as well have Alysane and show what a contentious and explosive issue female succession is if its driving a rift between an ancient royal couple.
  14. That Deadline article from back in December which reported the rumor that Danny Sapani would play Corlys stated there are 5 leads in the show Viserys, Daemon, Alicent, Rhaenyra and Corlys. Deadline was wrong it would be Sapani (probably due to conflicting schedules with the Halo tv series currently in production) but they were right with the direction writers were going with Corlys being black. Add to that the Sea Snake spin off is one of the prequels announced, and I remember reading somewhere further along in development than the others, suggests that Coryls is a major player in HOTD. His character is compelling enough that they are creating a show around him.
  15. This is Hollywood, show Rhaenyra will never be fat. Ever.
  16. That's a lot of time to go from teenage Alicent marrying Viserys to late 30s early 40s Alicent as grandmother. They would be wise to let the story breathe a little and maybe have Viserys' death be end of S2 and have Dance proper begin in late S2 to early S3. Otherwise they should've hired a somewhat older actress to play Alicent and even Rhaenyra.
  17. The light skinned black man on the left side could be Laenor? He looks familiar somehow, or he could be part of the production team. https://deadline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Ez6lVAJXMAEMBu8.jpeg
  18. They're trolling at this point. A big countdown to announce filming? At least show some promotional images of the actors in costume.
  19. You're absolutely right, Westerosi racism is expressed in suspicion and fear of anything different, not the hierarchical racial pyramid of modern racism, which has elements of the former. The experiences of the very white Lara Rogare who left Westeros because she couldn't handle the reaction to her, or Lady Darklyn who was blamed for every bad decision her husband made speak to that. Being foreign, or worse looking foreign opens up you up to fear, suspicion and hostility even if you're a noble/royalty and breathing that rarefied air.
  20. Or it could be a question throughout the series that works as rorschach test for the audience depending on who you support. They could show Rhaenyra having sex with both men. Both Laenor and Harwin Strong can be played by biracial black men, Laenor with the silver valyrian hair and Harwin brown/black hair. If the boys are all visibly biracial, but with brown/black hair its still a question because Rhaenys, their official grandmother has black hair. Who is to say either way? I think they would be smart to never really answer it.
  21. I agree Lord Varys, Westeros does have a primitive form of racism, not our modern day version of it, and manifests itself differently as you laid out. Its a complex issue in universe, but the example of Baelor Breakspear leads me to believe that if Rhaenyra's sons are visibly non-white, it will be something that the Greens can possibly exploit. We'll have some idea the once Velaryon siblings and The Strongs specifically are cast.
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