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Mikkel

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  1. Seeing as I've been saying Dany will be a force for evil in the end since basically before the show, and I still think the books will do the same, no. They're just confirmation of what I already "knew". Ideally I would've not seen seasons 5+ when they started going beyond the books, but there was no helping it, and the nature of the internet (unfortunately) does not allow one to avoid spoilers for as long as it'll take Martin to finish the books.
  2. Not to mention dangerous reminders that any child of Robert's has jet-black Baratheon hair, no matter who their mother is, but not Cersei's (for obvious reasons).
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    A season of Jons betrayal

    LOL as I said in my episode review "shittily written fan-fiction authors everywhere are having orgasms over Drogon flying off with her body". Dumbest thing in the entire episode, and yes I would have preferred Drogon incinerate Jon, then fly off leaving Dany's body and a pile of ashes over that.
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    What was the point of r+l=j

    In the show, it mostly only mattered to drive a wedge between Dany and Jon: Dany got jealous of Jon's better claim even if he had no desire to press it. Whether it'll matter more in the books (if they're ever finished) only GRRM can tell.
  5. Ygritte was not likely to destroy the world in an explosion fuelled by equal parts Messiah Complex and ambition, though.
  6. It sure is, and well-deserved, too. Too bad for the kids though, but lots of kids have parents that do way worse by them than a silly name, so in the grand scheme of things, they'll be okay.
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    A season of Jons betrayal

    No he didn't, he didn't promise to keep it a secret towards his family, in fact he told her flat-out that he was going to tell them. It wasn't couched as a command, Dany tried to manipulate him instead, fearing that an outright command might spark rebellion. Which I found rather pathetic on her part incidentally. But it was driven by that potent mixture of Messiah Complex and ruthless ambition that she had developed.
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    A season of Jons betrayal

    The mind boggles at the mental gymnastics some people go through to make Jon the bad guy. And Jon was loyal to Dany, loyal to the point of idiocy, right up until he stabbed her. Dany raving about betrayals left and right doesn't make it so (though Varys did of course betray her).
  9. Ned had just helped put Robert on the throne, subsequent falling-out/reconciliation notwithstanding. He couldn't very well turn around and declare independence immediately afterward - nor would he, they were friends after all. Nor does anything suggest that sentiment for a "free North" was particularly rife at the time, that only came later, when "the crown" started making power plays (imprisoning Ned, etc).
  10. I see no reason why he wouldn't be able to go back. The "exile" was a political compromise to get Grey Worm and the Unsullied to bugger off (don't get me started...), so I doubt he'd have much of a problem getting a royal pardon or whatnot to "legally" go wherever he pleases. But I do think he'll be happy enough with the so-called Free Folk, Jon looking miserable is just his natural state after all.
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    Edmure Should Have Got It

    Kings have to explain their orders in detail if they want them followed in detail. It's pretty simple, really. "Protect Riverrun" does not necessarily mean "sit inside the walls and do nothing". Edmure won a great victory over Tywin fuckin' Lannister. That that turned out to be a good thing for Tywin and a bad thing for Robb doesn't change that fact, since no-one could've known it at that point except maybe Robb. Yeah that's clearly the only reason I can have for saying what I'm saying. I hate Robb Stark. That was sarcasm, in case you're too thick to detect it, which your posting history suggests you are.
  12. Probably, but I wholeheartedly agree. The signs were there all along. Substitute Dany's early enemies for someone who isn't essentially a cartoon villain and she's looking very problematic nearly from the beginning. The genocides in the Slaver cities being a prime example, but even her willingness to make use of the Dothraki to power her planned conquest, or the use of slaves herself, and then later on brutally punish slavers younger than she was when she had slaves shows she is either brutally ruthless or getting swept up in her own bullshit quite early on. As it turns out, it's probably the latter one.
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    Loose ends

    What I meant with "great Northern coalition" was Dany+her dragons/armies AND the North+their allies, and Jon was the one who brought them all together to fight the NK. Sansa couldn't have done that, she wouldn't have bent the knee (which was required to get Batshit Lady on board).
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    Edmure Should Have Got It

    Irrelevant. No-one is saying Edmure wouldn't or shouldn't follow his orders. But those orders were neither exhaustive nor explicit. Of course he does, if he wants his bannermen to be able to react to changing circumstances, he needs to explain his strategies to some level of detail. But of course it's easier (not to mention more convenient) to make stupid Edmure the scapegoat rather than the brilliant Young Wolf.
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    Edmure Should Have Got It

    Yes, but Robb forgot to tell Edmure any of that. The mistake is Robb's more than anyone else's.
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