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  1. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    The Ending Was very conventional

    I don’t think it was ever intended to be revolutionary, really. Sure there are some aspects that would be unusual for any society of that type (like a female knight), but GRRM has mentioned many times that aside from the fantasy elements, it’s heavily based on historical events. We want it to be revolutionary because they’ve been building it up for years to end that way.
  2. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    That probably depended on the magic of the children of the forest, so bran presumably won’t be any more long lived than a normal human. Bloodraven couldn’t survive without the tree, I think they mentioned
  3. Totally agreed. I’ve always thought that Jon and Dany are meant to be foils of each other. Jon raised as nothing but within a (relatively) loving and stable family, taught that honor is the most important aspect of his life. He spends most of his time surrounded by people who cultivate their own kinds of honor, however inconsequential for the story Dany, abused her whole life and taught that she’s part of a line of superheroes meant to rule by divine right and completely secure in her right to reign. Surrounded by people who worship and idolize her and praise her every move, for literally years.
  4. The normans also ruined the existing class system and made it much more rigid, introduced forest law and barbarous punishments for breaking it, and murdered thousands of innocent northerners when a few nobles decided to change their minds about supporting William the Conqueror. Like dany and others, very gray.
  5. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Did Bran know all the time he is the future king?

    We can call it whatever we want; visions, prophecy, seeing the future, whatever. The point is that relying on it is a stupid idea, as we’ve seen played out several times. Maybe Bran is the great exception to the rule. I hope so, since apparently he’s in charge now.
  6. We’re supposed to like Dany, because she’s a young girl who was abused and now we all want to see her succeed in liberating all the people of Planetos. Then she doesn’t, because she’s not equipped to do that and this isn’t a fairytale. Worth mentioning too that her most devoted follower, Jorah, is an UNREPENTANT slaver himself.
  7. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Did Bran know all the time he is the future king?

    He has had some visions, which other characters have also had and were misinterpreted completely (dany,Melisandre). Thats not the same as “seeing the future” especially in a story that tossed all magic and prophecy in the shitter this season after spending literally seasons convincing us it was super important and relevant.
  8. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Did Bran know all the time he is the future king?

    I’ve been wondering if we’re all supposed to have seen this as a plot by Bran to actually have Tyrion rule, with Bran as figurehead only. To what end, who knows. I cant think of any other reason (besides just crappy writing, which is probably the real reason)that the episode was so pointedly and obviously Tyrion-heavy. He dominates nearly the entire episode.
  9. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Did Bran warg into Drogon?

    Agreed, or a solid minute of Tyrion obsessively lining up chairs, or laying on the floor while imprisoned, or the Unsullied threatening Jon when he tries to get them to stop executing prisoners, etc. they’ve done an absolutely miserable job of justifying Bran as King, or even explaining his goals or abilities.
  10. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    Dany believed she knew how things must be, too. The show has done an absolute shit job of explaining the situation with Bran and his powers. The whole point of electing someone was so it never again came down to one person saying they knew best.
  11. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Bittersweet?

    Totally agree. Otherwise he’d have stuck around castle black and not immediately left with tormund.
  12. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Bittersweet?

    Everyone knew Aerys was mad too, but that didn’t stop them from reviling Jaime for stabbing him in the back.
  13. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Bittersweet?

    Yeah, I mean otherwise why exile him in the first place now that Grey Worm is gone? They can’t have a king/queen murderer running around with no punishment, considering how badly it went with the Lannister version.
  14. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Bittersweet?

    Jon leaving to return to the true north, where he was always happiest, but only because he’s been exiled for a crime that will always be misunderstood and will stain him as a traitor and murderer for all time is pretty bittersweet.
  15. The_Spanish_Inquisition

    Bran Truly Was The Best Possible Choice To Rule

    I think Tyrion simply wants to keep him close at hand so he can watch him closely and monitor his behavior. Friends close, enemies closer kind of thing.
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