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Jamie Lannister

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    The Lion of Lannister
  • Birthday 11/19/1990

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  1. Jamie Lannister

    Who got the most screwed over

    Stannis. D&D certainly bungled a lot of character arcs, and some characters were translated horribly from book to screen, but Stannis was a character they had a very low opinion of to begin with and coloured his depiction in the show with their clear bias against him. The showrunners having such an extreme interpretation of a very grey character -- boiling him down, to quote Benioff, to an "unquestionably terrible king" without empathy or humanity -- did him an enormous disservice, essentially making him an outright villain long before they had cause to. His more humane qualities in the books are either downplayed or absent entirely, while his negative ones are jacked up all the way. It's like they tried really hard to make viewers hate this guy, and it pleased me to see how that didn't take. I went from apathetic on the character to rooting for him purely out of spite for the contempt D&D had for him.
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    GRRM's (Brief) Thoughts on the Final Episode

    I think this one could go either way. Jaime turning back into Cersei's loyal pet was so abrupt in the show that it wouldn't surprise me if all D&D knew is that "Jaime and Cersei die together". I mean, Jaime already abandoned Cersei to her fate in the books, and that was with her literally begging him to come back and save her.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 806 Discussion

    Her closure seemed the most directionless of all the main characters. Her clich├ęd "hero strikes off alone to go see the world" ending felt like such an afterthought, like they had no idea what to really do with her.
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    Praise without Repercussion, Final Edition

    Sansa's new outfit was gorgeous. And uh, the effects were decent...
  5. Lord Commander Brienne writing Jaime a flattering eulogy in the White Book would've been a great ending to his story... if only the two preceding episodes hadn't voided his entire character arc in the show. For fuck's sake D&D. For fuck's sake.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    I'm not huge on Euron to begin with, but he was genuinely one of the worst characters ever translated to screen. Horrible casting, abysmal dialogue, a woeful lack of presence. The high-water point of what passed as his character arc was when he was killing off even worse characters than himself. What a joke.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 805 Discussion

    Was the valonqar even on the table here? I thought the Maggy vision omitted it in the show. You're right though. Jaime ultimately had no character development, he didn't change or grow as a person at all. It was just a character examination. We see that he's not quite as bad as he first seems, but is ultimately the exact same man he was in S1E1. I'm so torn. It's awful, but I kind of buy it for the show. They made Jaime so much more detestable and Cersei so much nicer that it almost makes sense for these two characters. But it's not at all what I want or expect from the books.
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    Have people given up all hope?

    I have't had any hope for a satisfying ending since season 4.
  9. Cersei being pregnant gives her a peculiar bit of plot armour as far as Jaime is concerned IMO. If they're going for a big redeeming moment for Jaime, him killing a pregnant woman might miss the mark, even if she is the big bad. I don't know. The twins leaving the world together is the fate I've always wanted for them, but not with this complication.
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    Discussing Sansa XXXVI: Long Night

    I keep thinking back to Blackwater, that great contrast between Cersei and Sansa entertaining the civilians while a battle that could end with all of them dead raged on outside. I remember it more vividly in the books, but even in the show we saw Sansa make an honest attempt to do her lordly duty and keep the people sane. If I am ever a queen, I'll make them love me. Why didn't we see any of that here? Sansa moaning that she's useless felt like such a disservice to the character, so petulant and apathetic. It would've been so much better to see her keep order and calm her people down in those crypts.
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    [Spoilers] Episode 803 Discussion

    I'm confused at these people happy with NK dying like a chump because "the real meat of GoT is political intrigue, grey morality, not good vs evil." Are you joking? Cersei and Euron are about as shallowly evil as he was. This show has been neatly divided between TEAM GOOD and TEAM BAD for a while now.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 803?

    You remember that Avatar: TLA episode, where the gang hides out in the Fire Nation and watches a parody of their adventure so far that's just rife with mischaracterisation, terrible dialogue, and absurd plot, but "at least the effects were decent"? The effects were really fucking decent. So was the music, the cinematography, the atmosphere. Dragons savaging each other above the clouds in a blizzard, the Lich King swooping down to blow everyone the fuck out while his pet sears the castle with its ice beams? The cannon fodder army with their flaming swords, a 5'0 ninja mowing down hordes of zombies? Good God that shit was enjoyable. Stupid as all fuck, but so very enjoyable. Just a shame the story sucked except for Mel's stuff.
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    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    Those longing looks Sansa shot Theon during their little outside dinner are making me very, very worried.
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    Rant and Rave Thread

    Ayup. S4 was the point of no return for me too, and it's just been morbid curiosity/a love for the world/a way to kill an hour every Sunday for me ever since. I think the tail end of S2 is when I first started worrying. Sure, Blackwater was fantastic, but the rot was starting to show even then IMO.
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    [Spoilers] E801 Discussion

    Not gonna lie, the six or so seconds of silence between Jaime and Bran alone made this entire episode worth watching to me. Those were six or so seconds of wordless excellence. A great call back to S1E1.