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  1. jcmontea

    What Daenerys are we going to see in Season 8?

    Of course there is no harm. I am just asking why you want to see her move away from these “conqueror” tendencies or why even you see it as this inexplicable contradiction when one of George’s key points is that his characters are grey. As for what I would like to see for an ending to that character, I am not entirely sure. I don’t think I can say that in isolation. She is a big enough character where the climax to her story is going to be tied up with the climax of the story overall so her ending will be a big function of what thematically the story as a whole is trying to say. If I had to guess, I would say that her arc will end by her accepting that she is not the heir and being willing to fight for something other than her own claim and wrestling with the fact that her ambition for the throne led to the white walkers getting past the wall. I see the culmination to her arc as more about accepting that she was not born to rule the seven kingdoms vs moving away from certain personality traits.
  2. jcmontea

    What Daenerys are we going to see in Season 8?

    Why are you trying to purge Daenerys of the key parts of her that make her interesting? Not sure I really get it. She is an interesting character and not just generic boring good guy previsely because she is a conqueror. She feels like a historical figure like the conquerors in our own history because she has those many layers. The story on multiple occassions suggests you need those ruthless elements if you are going to govern effectively since you must be feared. “The right kind of terrible”.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    That is a somewhat simplistic view of things. Cersei is an evil queen. So? Until she decides to turn her back on the threat of the white walkers, there is nothing she has done that would make a member of the small folk think it would be worth dying to get rid of this person in exchange for that other person. Cersei may be evil, but not sure she is so evil that it warrants the greater evil that is war. And it is that greater evil - war - that ultimstley paves the way for the walkers. Without Dany coming to Westeros and waging her war against Cersei, the NK does not get through that wall.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    He seems to be a pawn of monsters, particularly if he is not Aegon Targaryen Martell as seems all but likely.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    What makes Aegon a hero? He is not a point of view character and he is more pawn than player.
  6. jcmontea

    What Daenerys are we going to see in Season 8?

    In the Inside the Episode to 101 they talk about how she looks out into the ocean and imagines Westeros the home she never knew. In the Inside the Episode to 104 D&D say that Dany begins to think of herself as the heir as she realizes that Viserys will never get the job done. In 106 she demonstrates a remarkable capacity for ruthlessness as she writes off her brother as dead to her and watches him die. And in 107 she was trying to get Drogo to cross the narrow sea to win back the throne. So what exactly do you mean when you say her khalissi beliefs begin manifesting themselves after she loses Drogo and her child? I do agree that she is searching for home and that could end up being a family. But what you are suggesting feels very romanticezed and just not clear that is the type of thing this story would provide or is even realistic for the world.
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    What Daenerys are we going to see in Season 8?

    I would bet you are going to see the same Daenerys we have seen throughout the story. She is always someone who takes her responsibilities seriously, who cares about the greater good, has a wide circle of empathy but is also very ruthless and capable of extreme cruelty to those she deems her enemies. If anything, you could argue the events of Season 7 argue for even greater ruthlessness as the decision to not depose Cersei quickly is going to bite them in the ass. As for how her story will end, tough to say. But it is worth bearing in mind that Westeros is not like our world. You don’t get to create a home someplace for yourself with your family when you have such a politically dangerous last name. Also, people don’t really have careers where they can make good money and support themselves. People generally speaking are either landed aristocrats or peasants. There is some trade you can get into, but what does Daenerys really know about that? Part of the reason why Daenerys had to take the throne is because she did not have the option of going back to Westeros the place where she was born any other way. And there was always the chance had she decided to just live her life in Essos she would be the target of assasination attempts because of her last name. So while the idea of her deciding home is not a place but rather something you create with someone you love is a nice one that is pleasing to modern sensibilities, not sure that is really an option when your name is Daenerys Targaryen, you live in Planetos and you already have lots of enemies and lots of people who would always see you as a threat and the best source of income is to be a lord.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Would they? Rogar and Alicent were certain the faith was going to revolt at J&A’s marriage and they did not. Not sure the character has fullfilled her story. She had a great story in season 6 and another good one in season 7. And I am sure her story in 8 will also be good.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I understand that is your opinion and respect it. But the sense I get from reading reviews and just overall discussion of the show is that Cersei is actually seen as one of the shows strengths due to the actresss and character arc. Also, this idea that she would have a problem because of burning the sept I don’t think is really supported by the source material. Maegor burns down the sept in his day and no one in KL does anything or rises up in revolt. The people of Kl kill the dragons during the dance and then a year later are cheering Rhaena Targaryen as she flies over the city with her dragons. Revolts seem fundamentally random and the small folk completley fickle in both show and books.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I agree and I don’t. I think the Dornish plot was not good. But it did not need Aegon for it to be good. Personally the ending to the Dornish plot on the show I thought was good. Cersei eliminating Dorne and taking her revenge on Ellaria and the whole plot being about the folly of vengeance. I think the problem was just execution. The Sand Snakes sucked. The fight scene in the water gardnes was abysmal. And the whole structure of the plot in Season 5 was just seriously flawed.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Biggest mistake the show ever made was introducing so many new Dornish characters in Season 5
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    https://ew.com/tv/2018/12/12/game-of-thrones-2018-on-demand/amp/?__twitter_impression=true yup.... the show really took a wrong turn somewhere. Think people at HBO are really obsessing about where the show went wrong
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    According to tv tropes one of the more common bittersweet endings is just to have a victory that is not final. So the Others will rise again. For what that is worth. But I think people are reading way too much into that teaser.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Agreed
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I don’t think this is true at all. According to Watchers on the Wall, WF will fall which means the walkers win that battle. This article assumes for some reason that the living win at WF when that does not seem to be the case if we can believe WOTW. Friki and Javi have also said many times they think the living lose at WF. So it may be the greatest battle in tv history and last an hour, but does not seem like it will be decisive.
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