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    What is the role of Gendry?

    Yes, he would! 1) Being a blacksmith is an easy way to mirror Robert's strength and use of hammer 2) if you read between the lines, there's more indication that he's destined to be a fighter than develop his smithin' 3) He had to do something, blacksmith is very obvious low born occupation 4) I can think of a few other medieval films where the hero in waiting was a blacksmith (without ever crafting a magic weapon) 5) This isn't Gendry's story and it's OK if he doesn't contribute to the narrative in such an integral way. There's not much time left to introduce this concept of him mastering Valeryan steel. I'm not saying it won't happen but if you consider they might be developing his relationship to Arya, adding this function would mean a lot of screen time for a secondary character. I don't mind if it happens, I just don't think there has been any evidence/hints thus far to suggest it (and in the books, he hadn't even made a sword yet).
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    What is the role of Gendry?

    I think this is reaching. Tywin's statement makes it sound like it wasn't Mott. And given how heavy handed D&D are with giving out information - I think this is the case. Thus I also think its fair to say the Mott Valaryen Steel Gendry connection will not be part of the show (pretty sure he didn't know in the books either). Forging Dragon Glass, Arya and fighting is a lot in the final season for a recently popped up Gendry. He doesn't need to also make a magic weopn with 5 eps to go. Could be wrong though
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    What kind of weapon will Gendry make for Arya?

    Phew thanks for the reassurance. I have no doubts they'll stay strong (they're the opposite of the Lannisters). To me all those scenes are there to build tension for a future Dany/Jon conflict, not a Stark conflict
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    What kind of weapon will Gendry make for Arya?

    Eh? WHAT?! These boards! Which crack pot theory has this come from? Actually, never mind! Arya does not want to kill Jon.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Thrones has the foundation of great characters and great overall story, the development of which hasn't since been so spectacular in more recent years. The thing about critics is they watch and review so many programmes every week that they perhaps don't follow all the many individual storyline's, arcs and nuances Thrones has to offer the way dedicated fans do (how could they?!). BUT one thing that has remained and improved with every season though is the specticle of Thrones, which has reached a level the like of which has never been seen on TV before. This is why I think it still garners such praise from critics, because it's an incredible achievement and a one off.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I agree the show has got flaws but this I completely disagree with. Those things you mentioned don't get BIG audiences, certainly not GOT biggest show in the world big. Sex, nudity gets old fast - and people can get that fix much easier online. Thrones has cut down on this too and the audiences have only grown. Things like dragons are ordinarily a turn off in terms of mass appeal, and so many ultra violent shows get no where. There are many reasons why GOT is as big as it, but these aren't any of them. Not really
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Mystical did really well with this answer. Don't agree with all of it, but certainly there are a tonne of flaws in the way D&D go about things. The first 2 eps of s6 they never once bothered to explain Davos plan/motivations pre Jon's resurrection. They just hoped the audience wouldn't ask questions. Then also, ep3 Davos is back to his old self for no reason turning on Mel again
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I think they plan in broad strokes but a teasery easter egg montage from Bran probably wasn't top of their agenda. They likely had time and money constraints too. I know it's Game of Thrones but they achive a lot on their budget It will be interesting to see how both Avengers and GOT, two huuuuge things with already too much going on, play out the potential time travel aspects of their stories. Both could undermine the tension and plot being laid out. I'm trying not think about Bran interacting with past too much - one rule I believe they'll stick to is that as the Raven said 'the ink is dry' nothing can be changed. So even if it looks like Bran is changing something the end result will be the same as we've always known. Ie. Hodor was always 'a simpleton'
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    What is the role of Gendry?

    Was he? Not watched it for ages, but I thought Tywin said he got people from abroad on the case. Could be wrong
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    What is the role of Gendry?

    I don't know about this whole Gendry forging a Valarian super sword thing. I take it since so few know how it's quite a tricky thing to do, and in the book Gendry hadn't even made his first long sword before he left Tobo Mott's shop. And in the series, has Tobo Mott and Valaryian steel ever been mentioned? I think his purpose in Winterfel will be one of the many smiths forging dragon glass weapons and then being a soldier. His purpose in the story will be Arya's arc .
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I thought you made a good point, and the true price for what she's done, despite having safety and power, could be not having true happiness - and it's not about 'deserve'. Also, I can't believe I've never really crystallised that thought before that she was the one Stark desperate to move on. It seems like its always Sansa being discussed for one reason or another - she wasn't even close to being one of the fan faves five or six years ago. Seems like her stock has really risen thanks to the last few seasons. People romanticise characters away from any reality, maybe that's healthier it is done with fictional people But I agree shipping can ruin things. New thought. The potential spoiler about Tyrion being executed by burning - is it too much of a tin foil theory to think IF he is also a Targ there is a chance his "true" heritage could save him? Has he ever been burnt before? It would need a random scene where Bran see's the Mad King raping his mutha prior to prop it up. I am leaning toward Bran seeing the rest of that 'your pregnant' convo with Cersi to show Tyrion's betrayal (if that is what indeed has happened). I also think Arya, disguised as Jamie will kill Cersi. And probably the hound either to put him out of his misery after being mortally wounded by the Mountain ('you know where the heart is' call back) or after he's been turned. On that note. I'm worried every reunion is gonna be cheapened with fan serviced with 'call backs' during character interactions rather than developing relationships with the story. I think looking back that's why some of the season 7 meet ups were so underwhelming. Compared to Jon an Sansa who had no callbacks to fall back on - the show gave us a genuine moment/development and it worked beautifully.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I'm done and backing away from it now. It's exhausting. A none issue that's eaten up a fair amount of chat. If people genuinely believe there are signs or sexual tension between them from what they've seen in the show that's up to them. Yeah like when Sansa said 'you are to me' about Jon being a Stark it would be really disappointing if she was just playing Cersi style. Uhh I'm not sure. There was a photo of what was said to be GRR s original outline with a Jon Arya Tyrion love triangle released a few years ago. That's all I know.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    My point was it's about it's about storytelling - whether I or anyone else is grossed out or not, it would be a huuuge plot development putting those characters together that would have had some seeds planted by now and would deserve a lot aftermath/ramifications too. Sadly a lot of the season probably will be taken with the relationship of Jon and Daenery's there is simply no time to then work Jon with well... anyone else, particularity his sister. And I don't really care to be grossed out, and I totally understand this is principally about people finding the actors attractive (to put it shortly/crudely). At this point though it would be easier, certainly make more sense politically, to pair Sansa off with Tyrion or Theon in 6 eps but no one really seems to have the wish fulfilment for it. *well maybe not Theon since he can't breed
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Yes, a triangle that was supposed to be the main focus of his 'trilogy' and a story he would have spent a lot of time on (as would the TV series) had he gone through with it. The point still stands - they're not just going to suddenly pair two hero siblings together.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I agree. But I would say we can be pretty sure about point number 1. If only for similar storytelling reasons you've mentioned. They spent all season 7 forcing the Jon and Daenery's coupling - they're not suddenly at the last minute going to go 'but Jon will now marry Sansa'. Whether political or romantic (not going to get into the dumbness of either) audiences couldn't stomach a Stark brother/sister relationship without significant build up - bad storytelling!! And just because the Targaryens did, and Jamie and Cersi did (the villains!) and now Jon and Dany (without knowing) - incest is generally not considered a positive in Westeros or among audiences. Something people tend to over look when pushing this agenda.
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