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Ser Lepus

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  1. Jon is a blind fool.
  2. It's not a matter of Sansa being terrible or not... it's a matter of who holds what tittle... Sansa may be popular, but she was not the queen of the North, she was not Edmure's liege, and she was not ahead of Bran in the line of sucession... I guess the North has become like Dorne, where some bastard mistress of a brother of the king seized the throne after committing regicide. Sansa just pretended that Jon was dead and that Bran wasn't his heir, everybody ran with it...
  3. Nope. The North is a different country now... why would the Greater Lords of the Six Kingdoms pick the son of a foreign monarch over one of their own? And then they saw him riding a dragon and burning wights and they were all drooling over him again...
  4. By the way... does somebody remember Meera Reed? The girl who protected, guided and dragged king Bran's ass through snow, mountains, woods, beasts, psychotic pseudo-vikings, undead and shit? The girl whose brother died for Bran's sake? You would think she would have received some form or recognition or reward, don't you...?
  5. Nope. Either Jon was still Edmure's liege, or Daenerys became Edmure's liege. Jon never abdicated in favour of Sansa, and Edmure never bent the knee to Sansa. Sansa and Edmure were equals to each other, during the council, vassals to Jon. So all that talk about Jon being super popular among his men, and being a better king candidate than Dany because of that was all bullshit? Somebody should have told Dany...
  6. Yeah, it makes no sense... Jon, the current king was still alive, and Bran was his heir... Jon, the King of the North is his liege lord. Sansa was still the Lady of Winterfell, not the Queen of the North...
  7. The fact that Jon survived more than two seconds after the Unsullied and Dothraki caught him is utter bullshit... Jon should have told them "the queen is flying with her dragon" and escape... or he should have been killed immediately...
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    West of Westeros: The Voyages of A. Stark

    We know what is west of Westeros, kinda. There is a small uninhabited archipielago, and then lots and lots and lots and lots of water... and then you circumnavigate the planet and arrive to Ulthos. There are clues about it in the Fire and Blood book...
  9. What I want to know is, if Sansa "wanted to free Jon" (liar, liar, pants on fire! she wants to get rid of Jon and to become queen!) why does she take upon herself to decide the fate of the North? Jon is the f*cking KING OF THE NORTH, and if he were to be released, he would be the one to choose to either bend the knee to Bran or to declare independence! And anyways, why is Bran chosen king of the Six Kingdoms, if the North declares independence? Without the North, he has no backing, no vassals, no support! When Sansa declared independence during the election, she was undermining Bran! I still can't understand how he was crowned after that! Bran should have told Sansa: "Don't be in such a hurry to bury our brother Jon Stark, KING OF THE NORTH, dear sister..."
  10. Show Sansa isn't the same as Book Sansa, and Show Sansa is what the writers made of her... She foolishly, unnecessarily antagonized a woman with two freaking dragons and a huge army who could both save the North or burn them to cinders. She has kept ridiculing or opposing all her relatives in positions of power during councils, weakening their position. And why the hell has she taken upon herself to decide the fate of the North before the destiny of Jon was even decided? Jon was still the King of the North, and Bran was his heir by the laws of the Seven Kingdoms! Sansa becomin queen feels undeserved... all she has done was to survive horrible situations and to undermine her allies... Yeah, that was stupid... Without the North, Bran should have never been king... when Sansa declared independence she was effectively vetoing Bran... He still became king because... I don't know why...
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    Do you see any way dany lives through all this?

    You know, Gandalf killed lots of orcs, burned goblins and wargs alive, turned trolls to stone, planned the death of Smaug and convinced the Ents to slaughter the orcish army at Helm's Deep...
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    Do you see any way dany lives through all this?

    The worst part, Dany's struggle against madness and her final defeat could have been an awesome story if they had bothered to, you know, tell it... but we had no clue. Nothing. Zero. Nada. They just made her snap... Yeah, she liked to talk shit, but in the end she only ever killed her foes, people who deserved it... the Slavers, the Dothraki Khals... Hell, even the killing of the Tarlys was kinda justified... she was asking the Lannister army to surrender and bend the knee, and they refused in front of the troops, and then they refused the one way out keeping their life and honor, going to the Wall... what was Daenerys supposed to do? If she didn't kill them, nobody would ever take her threats seriously and surrender to her again... But what happened in episode 5 was awful... she had Cersei in the Red Keep in front of her, but she chose to kill the commoners instead, giving Cersei time enough to escape (she couldn't escape due to her own stupidity, and to Sandor and Euron interference, but she could have escaped alive...). Daenerys may have been presented as self-centered, self-obsessed, narcissistic, authoritarian... but she was never mad. She was always logical, save that one time she tried to commit suicide by funeral pyre after losing her husband, her son and her future in season 1. She sometimes made bad calls, but she listened to reason. Hell, if she hadn't listened to Tyrion "smart" plans and had followed her own intuition, attacking KL upon arriving to Westeros, much pain would have been avoided... Again, they could have told an awesome, great, bittersweet story about her struggle against madness, her fight to be a good, rational person. They could have shown her losing it bit by bit... but they chose to go "SURPRISE! LOL!"
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    Do you see any way dany lives through all this?

    I used to wish for her to leave Westeros and return to rule Slaver's Bay, where she is loved by the freedmen... but after episode 5, I think she has to die... If she lives and keeps the Iron Throne... well, that sucks... that means that every other character, Jon, Sansa, Arya, Tyrion, Davos... etc., is screwed... she will go Mad Queen on their asses, then she will terrorize the rest of Westeros into abject submission while she brags about how she has freed them from tyrants, completely oblivious to her own tyranny... It would be an awful ending, the only ray of hope being the knowledge that she will be dead before a century, so life may one day return to normal...
  14. Except the Carta Magna only protected the rights of nobles. It was the first step of the 700 years-long process that finally produced a modern Parliamentary Democracy like UK has now...
  15. Why would the end of the Iron Throne mean the end of feudalism? Will all the nobles suddenly decide they no longer want to rule their lands? If the lords still keep their castles and rule their lands, it is still feudalism, no matter how the head of state is chosen.. And there is no way they will create Democracy out of thin air. The only ones who choose their leader that way were the Night Watch, and they were a few hundred guys, while Westeros is a huge continent... And voting who is king won't bring more stability. Historically speaking, elective monarchies were less stable than inherited ones. If you assassinate the king, you get another chance to be voted for the job. And if you seize control by force, you can bribe or force the electors to vote for you (or you just kill everybody who won't support you) in order to justify your coup... Our own world's Democracy was the product of a long, slow, hard and hazardous evolution, of revolutions and wars... It was easier in USA because: 1.-There was no noble class. 2.-There was plenty of land for everybody, so there was plenty of wealth and growth potential, which reduced social tensions. 3.-The Americans benefited from the long evolution of the British towards Parliamentarism, from the Magna Carta Libertatum in 1215 to the English Civil Wars (1642-1651), Cromwell's dictatorship, the execution of king Charles I, the Restoration of 1660, the Glorious Revolution and the Bill of Rights of 1689, not to mention all the political and philosophical theories that developed in parallel... In short, the Americans had all the heavy lifting done by the time they become independent, and had the ripe fruit of Parliamentarism and the political-philosophical theories of Montesquieu and John Locke laid ready on their lap... You can't do the same in Westeros...
  16. The problem is, Cersei was right there. The Red Keep was right there, waiting to be burnt, and Dany chose to burn the commoners instead. That wasn't like burning or crucifying the slavers, that was like ignoring the slavers and burning the slaves...
  17. Well, if GRRM ever completes the saga ( ) HBO or some other company may want to make a new version... But we will be old grey-haired folk ay that point... or maybe deas...
  18. She didn't need to burn anybody save the Lannister soldiers who would die durin battle anyway... burn the gates and the soldiers on top of the wall, maybe a couple towers of the Red Keep in order to scare the defenders, and done...
  19. Relevant information...
  20. The subversion of tropes is like the death of important characters... a few times is good, but you can't rely only on killing characters and concious, purposeful subversion of tropes alone in order to create a good story... you need, you know, to build and tell a good story with a coherent plot... I mean, they could make Jon kill Arya and rape Sansa. They could make Sam become the new Night King. They could make Davos a secret Targaryen and the next king. They could have Tyrion lay an egg and hatch a dragon... all that would be unexpected an surprising... but, would that make a good story?
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    Tyrion's Face was Priceless

    He has made his own bed, and he has to sleep on it now... He has made too many bad, foolish choices... If he is lucky the Unsullied who he told to leave so he could release Jamie died during the battle and he can buy some time until Dany is killed by somebody else...
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    [Spoilers] Episode 805 Discussion

    Dany gains NOTHING from burning the commoners. The freaking Red Keep was in front of her like a sitting duck, waiting to be attacked, and she chose to slaughter the commoners instead! These aren't "normal" medieval atrocities, that are "I am gonna burn my subjects for no reason, so TV watchers will know that I am mad and evil durr durr!"
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    [Spoilers] Episode 805 Discussion

    Uh... nope. No it wasn't rational at all. The Red Keep was in front of her. She could have attacked it and killed Cersei, or at least scared the shit out of all the witnesses... but she chose to attack the commoners while Cersei watched from the window... if Cersei had half a brain cell, she could have escaped on time with Qyburn through the tunnels while Dany ruined her reputation on her own volition... And "control the narrative..." the northeners were there. There are survivors escaping the city, and Lannister soldiers have probably escaped too. They will tell the truth, the tale of the Mad Queen... and there is a city down to cinders to prove it. What is Dany going to do, hunt the fleeing survivors across Westeros? She won't get them all. There is no way the tale of the Mad Queen won't spread around. Or maybe she will invent the radio, TV and newspapers so her propaganda can drown the rumors? Westerosi lords were already swearing loyalty to her. The King of the North was in her palm and in her bed. She could have taken power seamlessly. Now everybody will think she is mad. She will have to keep guard constantly, using terror as her only weapon to keep everybody in line... and is some day Drogon isn't there, she is dead... Not to mention Drogon can't protect her inside castles... she can be assassinated or poisoned... I used to wish for her to return to Slaver's Bay and rule there, but now I think death would be a more merciful end... the character is ruined...
  24. Okay... why didn't Dany burn the Ironborn fleet last time, saving his own fleet and Missandei... why the hell have the laser-guided autocannon rocket magical ballistas become normal ballistas now...? And why does the flame of Drogon make stuff explode now? If he like, spitting bombs? Also, Dany's descend into madness makes Anakin's turn to the Dark Side look like a masterpiece of writing by comparison... This girl has gone through horrible shit all her life, she has lost lots of stuff many time before... why does she go Mad Queen now? Why did she kill Varys? Did Tyrion tell her that Varys was going to assassinate her? And why the hell did she start burning commoners when THE RED KEEP WAS RIGHT IN FRONT IF HER?! WTF?!! How do they explain that? Without GRRM's books, this TV series is shit... GRRM should try to complete his saga... if he manages to make a half-decent story, it would look like the greatest work of the XX and XXI centuries by comparison...
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    [Beware- SPOILERS] Regarding Jon Snow

    Problem is, almost all the Lords Paramount families are quite battered too... They would probably be unable to guarantee peace in their own territories... I mean: -Who the hell is ruling Dorne? And who is going to stop the lover of the bastard daughter of his uncle's brother-in-law from killing him and claiming the throne, since apparently that is how things are run in Dorne? -The Tyrells have been wiped, apparently... Sam is staying in the North, and he wouldn't be able to control anything, so the Tarlys a out too... Maybe the Hightowers could try to seize control? -Without Dany's support, Gendry would be crushed like a bug by the Stormlords... -Tyrion is a kinslaying kingslayer who killed Tyrwin, Jamie a kingslaying oathbreaker, and both betrayed the family and sided with Dany... the Western lords will hate them... -The Tullies are out... I guess the Riverlords could accept Sansa? Anyway, the Riverlands have been thoroughly ravaged... Sansa would need external help, and Jon already has enough in his plate managing the mauled North... -I doubt Sweetrobin will ever be anything but a puppet... The Valelords will probably fight among themselves to decide who will be his puppetmaster. Sansa could be the one, but I doubt she will be able to manage to control both the Riverlands and the Vale... Somebody will try to wrestle control from her... -The Iron Islands may be controlled by Yara... or not... The Ironborn aren't the most feminist dudes around... -Jon or Sansa can rule the North, but I don't think they have the strength to project their power out of the North... In short, the Lords Paramount barely exist as now...
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