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  1. Rhaegar Targaryen's Ghost

    Season 8 Predictions?

    I'd imagine that almost everyone will die. Perhaps Samwell, Daenerys, Sandor, and Sansa will live? I think Jon, Jaime, Cersei, and Arya are as good as dead already.
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    The Bittersweet Ending That Must Be

    I agree with this. Ambiguity doesn't seem like George's style for an ending and I can't imagine this playing well for television either.
  3. Rhaegar Targaryen's Ghost

    The Bittersweet Ending That Must Be

    So I was reading a Vox article [https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/9/1/16225980/game-of-thrones-finale-ending-impossible] that talked about the potential ending of the show. I was impressed with the author's knowledge of the show, but frustrated by the assertion that a satisfying ending is impossible. While the three tropes that the author focused on certainly are accurate, any true fan of Game of Thrones knows that simple will not be GRRM's ending. It discussed how no matter what the ending will be disappointing because the show could not possibly achieve a heroic, subversive, and history based ending, and laid out the three possible ways that it could end: 1. Jon and Dany win and live happily ever after. (heroic) 2. Someone else is on the throne. (subversive) 3. Gendry, Phillip Plumm, or some other person of in-universe historical legitimacy ascending to the throne. (historical) But I thought that these were all far too simple. (Plus, if D&D were searching for a subversive ending, wouldn't they just have the Night King wipe out all of humanity?) Why can't all three of these goals be achieved? The author made some valid points about how the universe building of ASOIAF is one of the reasons that people have become so obsessed with it. Why can't that history be tied in together with a heroic yet genre-subverting ending? I've long thought that the ending would be quite straightforward, and nothing that happened this season has changed my view on that. The Night King must be defeated, and Dany must ascend to power and eventually "break the wheel". This is like the heroic ending that wouldn't be subversive at all, except the show has been spoon feeding us the Jon-Dany happily ever after ending. By continuing to push this, anything other than these two on the throne together will be seen as something subversive. For the heroic part, that could be Jon sacrificing himself for Dany and the realm to kill the NK. And historical? The rules of succession that Tyrion pointed out in episode 6 and the tomes of information on Targ lineages and family history that GRRM has created would come into play as Dany re-institutes a Targaryen dynasty on the throne. I don't think the "breaking the wheel" will lead to a democracy, I think it will be restoring the Targaryen wheel. So after all this rambling, I guess what I'm asking: Wouldn't Jon jumping off Rhaegal and killing the Viserion-riding-Night King in a last minute way to save Dany (who is carrying his heir) but Jon actually dying in the process be an ending that successfully satisfies all three of the different types of endings? And, isn't this the type of bittersweet ending that GRRM wants? I'm imagining a dramatic scene where Dany/Drogon dive in a last minute attempt to catch Jon, but they'll be unsuccessful. Seems right up his alley, and it's an ending that won't be cheesy or too unpredictable.
  4. Rhaegar Targaryen's Ghost

    [Spoilers] EP605

    Wow. What an episode. Bran's revelations are monumental.
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    Errors in the WOIAF

    I thought the exact same thing. I think that you are correct, and World is wrong
  6. Rhaegar Targaryen's Ghost

    [Book Spoilers] EP409 Discussion

    Well. That episode was awesome. It featured 3 of the best kills in the series (hammer to the skull, chain turning wildlings to mist on the wall, and my favorite, the giant's arrow launching a nights watch member from the top of the wall and pinning him to castle black on the south side). All in all i thought it was a great episode. i totally understand having Jon and Ygritte come face to face for the show. No complaints at all, other than only one episode left.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP408 Discussion

    Oberyn died first. During the trial.
  8. Rhaegar Targaryen's Ghost

    [Book Spoilers] EP405 Discussion

    I thought of that too, and i'm hoping so. I also liked the foreshadowing that Jojen will end in fire. The only question now is, is it Dragonfire or Melisandre sacrifice?
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    [Book Spoilers] EP403 Discussion

    Agreed. Making Jaime out to be a rapist is really going to change how people view him in the show compared to the books. Not happy about the change.
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    How to indicate "spoilers"?

  11. Rhaegar Targaryen's Ghost

    How would you rate episode 210?

    it happens to be one of the top 5 most important scenes in any of the books. its a glimpse into the future, and it pretty much shows what will happen in the future! shows the RW, hints at R+L=J, and shows a ton more!
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    How Would You Rate Episode 109?

    People were really upset with the lack of battles in all of season one, but i'm imagining they are watching their budget to make sure that the battle of the blackwater in ACOK is incredible. I would much rather them show the big fights and let us hear about the small ones.
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    Hey everyone, I'm Hayden. 21. from New York. I'm new to the ASoIaF world, i got the first 5 books for Christmas and have read them twice through each already. I've been hanging out on this website for a few weeks trying to figure out whether or not to sign up, but i'm glad i did. Not sure what else to put here. I'm amazed at how in depth some people on here have read the books, and i hope that someday maybe i will be that way.