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Gala

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  1. Oh, come on! It has always stared (even screamed) you in the face! Both in the books and in the series. She was going this road, always. You choose to justify your favourite character with "bad writing" and "insulting the viewers' intelligence", it is understandable. For example, I always defend Ned. They say he is stupid and naive, and of course he is, but I still defend him. Dany is ignorant both in the books and in the series sometimes (but in the series she is less ignorant). She sympathized the slaves because she was one herself (well, sort of, at least). In Essos she is a liberator. In Westeros she is a conqueror. Do you know the difference? And yes, Tyrion is telling the obvious truth: her journey is "the rise to power of an evil tyrant", while she was fighting the bad guys and liberating people (If we set aside what has happened to those liberated cities after her liberation, of course) we cheered, we all did (I cheered, too, be no mistaken), but when she came to conquer...we finally see what she really is. I really laughed aloud when she was giving the speech about "breaking the wheel" back then in earlier seasons when she was still a liberator, because even when she was giving it she was already a part of that wheel. Do you know how I knew that? It all is in our history...have you ever heard of French revolution or Russian revolution of 1917?! Ring any bells? You cannot defeat tyranny when you are a tyrant yourself. Since my country suffered Russian revolution and 70ty years of idiotic ruling of those who came after, I actually know what I am talking about. And it is exactly how Tyrion said: we cheered and she grew more powerful (first the Unsullied, then the Dothraki horde...dragons are another thing, they are a miracle after all, nevertheless, they are the most powerful thing in that world) and more sure that she is right. Mix that with unstable state of mind (loss, grief, betrayals, absence of love and another pretender, who is actually a better person than she is and she knows that because she loves that person exactly because of what he is - a better man, honourable and good to the bone) and history of madness in her genes, we got the combo. And yes this is a story of how tyrants come to power! It happens exactly like that, when the masses are cheering and with rivers of blood pouring.
  2. Need to rewatch for details, didn't pay that much attention.
  3. Are you sure?! I must rewatch, because I have seen it absolutely differently, probably, was affected, but I still think that it was the other way around. I will not be surprised if they discussed it with Grey Worm beforehand.
  4. I think he has and it is, probably, Sansa.
  5. Well, I think that valonquar is only in books and they didn't add this part of the prophecy in the series, unfortunately.
  6. Maybe because GRRM has said this himself, no? Although, I understand that you do not want Dany be bad in the books (I presume, she is your favourite), but in the books she is going this way too. I wasn't even surprised by what she did in this episode. I hope somebody kills Grey Worm too. From Dany's behaviour in the episode, I presume Jon won't be in favour anymore. I think that she has already decided what to do with him, Sansa and all of them and she didn't tell Tyrion a thing.
  7. or maybe she was referring to Arya))) I agree that Sansa was talking about Dany burning King's Landing, but maybe, just maybe she was referring to Arya executing Cersei...she even said "execute" rather than "burn"
  8. Those that I have emphasized in bold are exactly the thing I didn't like in the episode. By the way, Dany didn't slid off Drogon intentionally, she fell (I have watched the episode twice already) and she was completely terrified and helpless without her dragon (which is fine, since she has no fighting skills at all). And I actually wanted to slap Missandei at that moment, she irritates me since last season and her smug pompous manner. Sansa and Tyrion have long history and they were having their conversation, when she decided to put in her two cents in other people's conversation. I am disappointed she still lives (meaningless and dull character, despite the beauty of the actress and great and meaningful book character).
  9. Re-read: I said MY PERSONAL OPINION few times... let's wait and see who will love or not who Last time I checked they were not even in the room at all, but I get what you are saying...He just happened to be looking at and talking to Dany particularly because it was she who had to hear him.
  10. I bet they would, since they are not used to question her decision. That's what I was trying to say: it is easy to free the slaves, who are just becoming free people with free will, and rule them, the other thing is to rule those who were free and whom you are not freeing, but rather otherwise- conquering. She does not understand that...I mean at all.
  11. So...it was you who brought up Jaime to this discussion. I still do not understand what Jaime and his history with Bran have anything to do with this discussion. Yes, I am speculating and that's why I wrote "personally" at least few time, if you haven't noticed. Let's just wait and see who is right. I am not discussing Jaime's heinous crimes (among them one which is actually heroic - slaying the Mad King) and certainly not comparing them to Dany's, that's absurd. One thing Jaime lacks - hunger to power, which both Dany and Cersei have, so comparing them would be more logical and appropriate. Additionally, Dany has no history with Bran at all. I definitely didn't use words like "condemn" when I talked about Bran and Dany. Once again...Sansa was not obliged to do more than curtesy requires and she wasn't obliged "to fell blindly in love" with Dany on the spot, while Dany was actually expecting her to. Yes, after Dany's reaction - sort of "wtf" look on Dany's face after Sansa's cold curtesy- he broke the conversation and addressed directly Dany, because that was she who should have heard about dead dragon. And by the way, it was you who "said something about Sansa" and I just addressed your post, go and re-read.
  12. No, because it has nothing to do with current discussion and it is absolutely different story. Whether Bran is going to forgive Jamie or not (personally, I hope that he does) does not say anything about Bran's attitude to Dany. Where is weakness in my argument? I told you before...let's just see, Time will tell what Bran thinks of Dany...for now I, personally, think he not that fond of her. As for Sansa...Sansa actually did everything by the rules. "Winterfell is yours, your grace" - is not just a curtesy, but it's both submission and acknowledging Dany as a queen. Sansa is not obliged to kiss her ass right away and love her blindly, she is not that stupid little girl she was in season 1 anymore. Trust must be earned. Dany came to the North as much for the North survival as for her own (since she wants to sit the Iron Throne and rule the Seven Kingdoms, which would surely be swept away by the NK and his army and then she would be "ruling over the graveyard" as Jon said). As for "You can say that about most every character in GOT" - try to say something controversial about the likes of Davos or Brianne, or Meera Reed, Dolorous Edd, Lady Mormont etc. Despite the fact that I actually like Dany, I have always been a strong believer that she is not fit to rule...at all. That is because she wants it too badly and I doubt (after this episode even more) that she would be able to give any power away, which is sadly be the end of her (I personally think so), let's say it will be a lesson for all: a girl that came all that way, survived all that she had suffered, but thinks that she is some kind of undoubted messiah, will in the end become bitter powerhungry...queen (just like Cersei). Power corrupts.
  13. I understand what he was trying to say. But he told that to her directly, by the way, Lady Mormont wasn't near (well she was obviously, but she wasn't taking part in that conversation). Bran interrupted the conversation directly after Dany reacted on Sansa's coldness and told that line her particularly. I agree, of course, that Bran one of few who sees the big picture (even more than anyone else, I would say). Time will tell what he thinks of Dany. There is a reason why he insists on Jon knowing the truth and I doubt it is because of incest. Of course, Bran does not see the future, I think in some cases with Dany - the past and the present is quite enough to understand what kind of person she is (mind you, I like Dany to some extent, but I do not appreciate some decisions she does and attitudes she has - demanding blind loyalty for one) Let's not involve Jamie - Bran story and dynamics in discussion of Dany and Bran's attitude. Jamie is much more redeeming and complicated character despite his frankly simple desires. Dany has no history with Bran.
  14. In the end that Dickon's dumb decision is Dany's dumb decision. Randyll is one thing, but as Varys said "not burn him alive along side his son", which basically means "leave at least one of them alive" - Dickon. I bet that Dickon's death will blow her in the face later, because no one should ever underestimate Sam (especially in combination with Bran). I am guessing Bran is not fond of Dany at all - he actually expressed his attitude by only one phase said almost with contempt "We don't have time for this..." I presume that he knows that Dany would never abandon her crown even to save her people, she lacks that kind of self-sacrifice features (her lame attempt to be a good queen by marring a man she despises does not count, she didn't have to put her crown aside, it was done more to establish her as a queen rather than otherwise) Randyll Tarly is not a lovable character, but he is consistent at least. He chose Cersei over Olenna because of Dany's Unsullied and Dothraki, which is understandable. Racist or not...they are foreign invaders...I would like to see you making that decision when a foreign army is invading your country, mind you, there is war going on in my country right now (invaders are not of another race and that does not matter for me, invader is an invader). Janos Slynt is absolutely different story since Janos was SWORN brother of the Night's Watch and disobeyed a direct order of his commander, while Randyll Tarly has no allegiance to Dany and her cause, he swore no oaths to her, he was her PRISONER. Let's not theorize about who would do what... why don't you compare what other characters would do then, characters like Rhaegar, Ned, Davos, Tyrion...It was Dany who made that idiotic decision. Additionally, her attitude to Westeros and Westerosi is sheer hypocrisy: one thing is to free slaves and expect blind loyalty (even Messandei does not question her decisions and just serves her blindly), the other thing is to inspire loyalty among non-slaves who are actually used to criticize and question decision...thus, she chose "free the slaves, but enslave the free" approach. So much for breaking the wheel and inspiring loyalty.
  15. Agree. Maybe that's why she wants both her brothers dead? I do not understand why she would order to kill them. I am confused.
  16. I would argue with that. Throughout the Fire and Blood book and the Dance with Dragons story (the real history, not the last book) it was almost explained that the dragonrider should have Valyrian blood and the dragon should "accept" the rider. It is not exactly necessary to have an egg placed in your crib (that tradition was established way later than dragonriders have existed). The bond between the dragon and the rider seems to be based on the "dared-accepted" concept. For example, Balerion the Black Dread had at least 3 other riders apart from Aegon and we don't know whether Aegon was the first, since Balerion was one of the dragons that were born in Valyria and it was brought to Dragonstone by Aenar (it seems by a dragonrider). Aegon rode Balerion when it was already more than 100 years old. There are countless examples of such bonding, when the dragon used to be somebody else's and then another Targ came and claimed it. It seems that a dragon without living dragonrider should "accept" the rider, who dared to claim it, or the would-be-rider dies. As far as we know, Valyrians (Targs, for instance) just went to the dragon "pits" at Dragonstone and chose the dragon, they never put eggs into the cribs until Rhaena did it for the fist time and sometime later it became a tradition.
  17. Do not remember anything in the show about her period, but in the books she had her periods, I suppose, since she had miscarriage in the end of Dance and thought it was her period, which she was missing for some time.
  18. Actually, the official version of the events is that she was kidnapped and raped - the event that lead to Brandon and Rickard's deaths and their deaths lead to other events in turn - and Bran has just discovered that she actually ran off and even married the prince on her own will. That's why he said "based on lie". It all has started with her "kidnapping and raping". Aerys, being the biggest idiot and a madman, just put some oil on small fire and it burst out.
  19. Read the Dunk and Egg stories- Aegon V (Dany's great-grandfather) has the same (I mean literally the same - hot bath, sun, hot stones) heat resistance, but, unfortunately, he died in the fire while trying to hatch dragons. It seems that Dany survived because of blood magic and not because of her fireproof abilities.
  20. Richon is even younger than Bran, so no. Arya could just assume that Jon has taken up Stark name and got married. That is a possibility, but anyway, I personally think that she just didn't know that Sansa was alive and in Winterfell that's why she asked "which Lady Stark". Or else it is absolutely meaningless scene - bad writing
  21. Well, I do not know whether he speaks it or not. He is a smart man, he could have learnt some Dothraki. Anyway, Tyrion acted as if he understood what that man said. "Once the throne is secured" you said, so you presume that Dany won't use any soldiers against WW? I doubt that she will get IT before the Long Night and the Army of the Dead comes.
  22. Am I the only one who felt sorry for Tyrion. And since I despise Dothraki as a culture, I didn't like the comment that smug idiot said to Tyrion. I really hope they find out very soon what winter means. I hope the wildlings could be able to show them what fighting means. I'm not completely fond of the wildlings either, but in comparison... At least among wildling we had real personalities, not just stupid superstitious flock. All those people who keep saying that Dany would defeat WW and thier army alone...just imagine completely unprepared southern army like Dothraki and Unsullied during winter storms. Even 3 dragons won't help. As Old Nan said "oh, my sweet summer child...what do you know of..."
  23. To be fair, it was Jojen who insisted over and over again on Bran going to Three eyed crow, North of the Wall, in the first place. She went to help her feeble brother, not Bran. And when her own brother sacrificed himself - it was his desicion and Bran wasn't glad about that as well - she didn't want even to help Bran. And now she is complaining, as if everything was Bran's fault. Really, what could he tell her to make her feel better about herself - she is depressed since her brother was killed by the wight. Although, yes Bran became creepy emotionless, considering how emotional he always was. Yes, the scene is painful, but it was necessary to show us that Bran "died" in that cave. I suspect Hodor incident changed him completely. I think he made a huge mistake there and then, which was neccessary for him to learn the main thing about being the Great Greenseer - do not mess with the past and do not intervene. Do you remember how pitifully Bloodraven looked at him when they "visited" Winterfall and he learnt about Hodor being called Walder, as if he knew that something like that would happen. I liked Max von Sydow in this role, by the way.
  24. On this I totally agree. Cersei is the Mad Queen. She will show us that once again in the end, I think
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