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  1. The Golden Wolf

    Reserves/reinforcement in north

    this...literally. The North is constantly preparing for Winter. taking more men would mean that even more of the harvest would be ruined which is something the North cannot afford. When Robb marches it is not to wage a lengthy campaign against the Lannisters but to show force, win a few battles, help the Riverlands, and rescue his father and sisters. If his family had been returned unharmed The North would have went back home and prepared for winter. Joffery killing Ned ruined any hope of a quick campaign
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    [Book spoilers] Plot holes that aren't in the books

    you are doing a great job of defending some poor choices on the writing of the show. D$D would be happy they have fans like you
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    [Book spoilers] Plot holes that aren't in the books

    that is not any kind of valid reasoning though. Sansa's value is as a Stark, the Boltons are her families most infamous enemies. even if he did not know of Ramsay's behavior he still sent her to the Boltons, the family who were just as complicit in the murder of her family as the Freys without any kind of support. There was no reason for him to think that they wouldn't isolate her and just use the fact they have her as leverage over the other families and once she was wedded, bedded, and impregnated by a Bolton that would ensure that Bolton blood has a legitimate claim to Winterfell. It could have made more sense if the Northern Lords were actually utilized. That the North actually freakin' Remembered the Starks and did not want to see the Ned's lil' girl married to a monster. That behind the scenes Sansa and Littlefinger were turning the lords to her side and getting ready to oust the Boltons. Instead we got Winterhell and Sansa as robbed of any sense of agency she gained in the previous season because D$D could not plot out something compelling to do with the North besides Hardhome. Oh and don't forget the fuckery that was done to Stannis and poor lil Shireen.
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    [Book spoilers] Plot holes that aren't in the books

    true, the Show only material Plot holes would be Why would Littlefinger trade Sansa to the Boltons without ensuring that she would have a powerbase to aid her?
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    [Book spoilers] Plot holes that aren't in the books

    a good list of plot holes. a few on the list are things which have really caused things to be to simplistic as the show wraps up, mainly the Tyrell and Martells, and others cause big contradictions to the narrative within the show, why kill jon after you have definitive proof that Ice Zombies are on the way, and of course there is the massacre of the Stark legacy in the North and the glory that is The North Remembers just so we could get The Battle of the Bastards.
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    Why burn the supplies?

    ^this...always this. S7 was the season of bad logistics in order to make cool scenes possible.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    I wouldn't call the books convoluted messes.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    I do not thnk he will survive the entire series but I do think that when he does finally fall it will be defending a ruler who he finds worthy of his allegiance not gutted in some street. There is also the fact that D$D simplified both Jaime's and Barristan's stories on the show. For Jaime it is about reshaping and bringing honor to the Kingsguard despite being considered the worst of the order. For Barristan it was about rediscovering his purpose and to what lengths he should go to protect his ruler. Both are trying to make themselves and their orders mean more than just glorified bodyguards/generals. They do not wish to become Ser Cristan Cole but they want to be able to counsel the rulers, to protect them from their own vices, and to ensure that their rulers are worthy of not only their allegiance but the throne as well. A Kingsguard gives up everything in choosing to serve the throne and are seen as the highest of Knighthood but as we have seen throughout ASoIaF, a bad ruler can taint the honor and legacy of the Kingsguard through their actions. All a Kingsguard has is their honor and their legacy and both Jaime and Barristan realize how easy it is to have them both corrupted when the ruler they are sworn to is not worthy. also at the very least...I wanted to see Barristan training Dany's Queensguard, fight the pit fighters, and offer her sound advice on warfare. Barristan's presence plus the Queensguard would have actually given Dany a boost and not made the decision of whether or not to ally with her so cut and dried as it is with the show as she only has The Dothraki, a known kinslayer and kingslayer, a group of usurping bastards, the Iron Born, and an Army of Eunuchs. With Ser Barristan she would have the most honorable and reknowned night of the seven kingdoms.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    @Katerine459 those were two great posts that further highlight the greater psychology at work in ASoIaF. The biggest beef i have with D$D is that they seem to forget that the characters have a history that informs their decision making process. They work backwards from the big moment they want and bend rules to get there instead of allowing the characters to organically get there. The Tysha Reveal is a very big reason Tyrion climbs up that secret passage to the Tower of the Hand. He is working off of pure murderous hate when he does so. Tyrion's legs are constantly cramping from walking to much and he chooses to make that climb because he is so filled with hate he must confront Tywin. D$D are happy to fuck over the Starks at every chance but they absolve Tywin and Jaime of their biggest sin and robs Tyrion of his motivation for destroying his brother and sister. The absence of the "reveal" plus Winterhell, Porne, and Ser Barriston "The Muthafuggin' Bold" Selmy dying is when i gave up on this show being anything
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    Also one cannot forget that the whole thing is used to show just how much control he has over his entire family. He gets Jaime to lie to the brother who loves him and views him as his hero, therefore destroying Tyrion's first true love and when the lie is revealed destroying their relationship as well. He gets Tyrion to add to the defilement and shame of the one woman who truly loved him (not counting his Aunt) and makes him forever doubt whether he can ever be truly loved. This is a deep held trauma for Tyrion added on to all the other abuse he has suffered throughout his life just because he wasn't a perfect Lannister Lion like Jaime and Cersie and to find out it is all a lie...well if it was me, I too would want to kill the muthafugga who put me through it even if he was my own father. Book!Tywin is not Show!Tywin who came off as a firm but kind grandfather just looking after his family. Book!Tywin is a monster who murpillapes other regions just for slighting his family's name.
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    What did Eddard want to do with Rhaegar's children?

    I cannot agree with any of this as even GRRM himself has basically said prophecy is bunk and those who see them coming true basically caused them to come true through their own actions. Lyanna ran off with the married crown prince of the Seven Kingdoms seemingly without even leaving a note and had his love child, no matter what her actions were those that started the march to war. Sure Brandon and Aerys may have lit the match but Lyanna and Rhaegar built the bonfire. It also wasn't just House Stark that loss people to Aerys, it was everyone who rode with Brandon plus their family members that rode with Rickard that got murdered by Aerys.
  12. that is a false equivalency. Just because a massive wall of ice is held together by ancient magic does not equal the feat of of Gendry running hundreds of miles back to the wall in winter time without keeling over dead then a raven traveling thousands of miles and then Dany receiving said raven's message and then flying to the lake where Jon and the Losers were hanging out at all within 24-36 hours without Jon and his company freezing to death.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    Oh...My bad...I am still upset they took the Tysha is not a whore reveal out of the show. Yeah in the books it was perfect.
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    What did Eddard want to do with Rhaegar's children?

    Well right after the Sack of Kingslanding Ned was very angry with Robert and very close to completely ending their friendship. Also Ned did care about the Sack of Kingslanding as he felt it was a despicable act carried out by the Lannisters only to ensure that they were on the winning team after all the real fighting had been carried out. Ned was a "if you ain't been down in the trenches with me and my bois from jump then how the fuck you go try to roll with us now?" kinda guy. He wanted Tywin punished for the sacking as he felt it was over the top and it dishonored the rebellion. Add on to that that he wanted Jaime, Gregor, and Lorch all punished as well but Robert and the others decided against it and Ned was basically pissed off. He never got true justice fro his family or the Northerners who were murdered by Aerys. The North had strong beef with the Targs but never actually got to settle their beef. I think that by that time Ned was just like f' it. Let's go lift this siege then find Lyanna and bounce from the south cause they are clearly nothing but a bunch of fuck bois. If not for Lyanna dying Ned would have probably went straight back to Winterfell with her and Jon and sealed his borders.
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    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    Thing is though, by taking out the reveal of Tysha not being a whore as Tyrion was made to believe they missed the added weight of Tyrion finding Shae, a known whore, in Tywin's bed showcasing his father's hypocrisy and further enraging him. Plus it is the reveal of Tysha that brings about such a deep murderous rage within Tyrion that causes him to ascend the passegeway up to the Hand's Tower to confront his father. Taking the Tysha reveal out simultaneously whitewashes the Lannisters (Jaime and Tywin) involved in her brutal gangraping and also deprives Tyrion of any meaningful motivation for wanting to destroy his family. which leads to the Tyrion who basically gives the Lannisters their early victories in S7
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