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  1. Rhaegar Frey and Lyanna Mormont probably wouldn't have a much brighter future then their namesakes if you ask me.
  2. Denam_Pavel

    Would you let Samwell inherit Hornhill?

    In latter books it's clear, there was an earnest, honorable and in his own way brave person hidden under the abuse. Married to a strongwilled Lady Tarly and with the right maester advising him, Sam could've been a perfectly good Lord. He just wouldn't be the next Randyl Tarly, best soldier in the Realm.
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    Jon Snow - First of his Name....

    In the books the Field of Fire was the biggest gathering of armies in Westeros to date, and they all died, all of them, which is nothing like real medieval rout. Then you got the First Dornish war, where their dragons reduced just about every castle and town to smouldering rocks, not nothing even for Westeros' inflated history, the war between Maegor and the Faith Militant was the biggest religious conflict, the Dance of Dragons the bloodiest war, then there's the Second Dornish war, again tens of thousands died, the Blackfyre Rebellion likewise a big war (and likewise a civil war between Targs), saw Casterly Rock and Lannisport threatened like it hadn't ever been before. Now sure, the Game of Thrones had been going on long before the Targaryans arrived, but they could never match the Targaryan wars for scope, or their dragons for carnage. And for the North especially, all the Targaryans ever meant was taxes, calls to sourthern wars and reduction of territory northwards in the New Gift. As far as we know Stannis is first sourthern King that send armies north to assist them out rather then the other way around.
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    Jon Snow - First of his Name....

    Even Viserys had at least laid eyes on Westeros before deciding he'd trample over thousands of bodies in order to own it. Her utter ignorance of all things Westeros (as evidenced by her claim that the Targaryans brought centuries of peace and prosperity prior to the Mad King), combined with her claim to it makes her quite unique.
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    [Spoilers] EP703 Discussion

    She could, I dunno, conduct a trail? Sentence them to death? Convict Tyene for her own crimes rather use her as a human prop to torture someone else?
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    [Spoilers] EP703 Discussion

    Aemon had already sworn away his last name as a maester at the time, then he took additional vows as a member of the Night's Watch for good measure to make absolutely sure he couldn't be used. Bran STARK just hanging out at Winterfell while Jon Snow won' t even take the name of the House he claims to lead should be a big problem.
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    [Spoilers] EP702 Discussion

    Bran can do the reading and writing part himself.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    Let's not forget that the Pink Letter stipulated that Mance Raydar, an oathbreaker, was alive and set free south of the Wall, thanks to Jon as well. the Night's Watch was given no context for that.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Cersei's Walk of Shame deserves points. The Benjen thing was original both in universe and from meta point of view. I'll give them a 4 out of 10 for that.
  10. Denam_Pavel

    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    Welp, i didn't like this episode very much -Really beat us over the head with the "Tyrion in Meereen is gonna be like Tyrion in KL" thing -Probably waited too long with sending Sam away, there was no reason to wait till literally the last scene before Jon gets killed -Stannis got screwed over and over and over again -Stannis lets himself by killed in the same of Renly, the one true king -Ramsay's cruelty once again translates to invincibility in D & D's eyes -Additionally, Boltons being the bad guys means they suddenly have many thousands of horses. -Sansa can't seem to find her way around Winterfell -Depending on the circumstances Myranda's motivations change completely, just to make her the cruel obstactle that thus, automatically holds all the power -Only people in the North that matter in Sansa's escape are a Stormlander, a Westerlander and an Ironborn -Daenerys' time among the Dothraki seems like it will be one of captivity to be rescued from -Meryn Trant has to be as evil as physically possible -every character in the City of Dorne was a waste this season, save maybe Jaime -Alliser has no more reason to kill Jon now then he did when he decided to let Jon and hundreds of wildlings through the Wall
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    [Book Spoilers] EP507 Discussion

    Yeah, father no children. It doesn't offer the attendum, "bastards don't count, go have fun". Whores at Moletown probably drink moontea and stuff, but having Gilly as a girlfriend for a months long voyage is wholly different story.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    What did you think Karl Tanner and Yara successfully besieging Dreadfort, entering their dungeons with a dozen armed and armoured men, then shrugged and ran away, back across the width of the Westerosi continent because a naked guy and two barking dogs were in the way their objective two metres away?
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    This is not about book nitpicking. Bran is put on hold because there isn't anything for him to do yet, and before then crappy filler plot. The Greyjoys are put on hold because there isn't anything for them to do yet and before then crappy filler plot. Stannis had to mope around on Dragonstone for a long time until the time was right. Barristan took a randomly long time before he decided to out Jorah. The Sons of Harpy took a while to show up. Arya was taken all the way to the Gates of The Moon before going back to her canon story. Tullys got ditched. What did we gain in this time? Not a lot of Tormund, not a lot of Mance. We still had to streamline the traitors as you pointed out, no time bought there. The elections still had to be done in a hurry. But if you look at King's Landing it's crystal clear. A whole wealth of episodes for Tyrion, Tywin, Joffrey and later Oberyn bumming around the city before the **** hits the fan. Yeah, they're great actors and characters but the entire rest of the show has to adapt or go away entirely depending on what is convenient for the KL plotline. I have serious problem with that.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    I wouldn't turn it down completely. And I wouldn't be entirely motivated by awareness of the long game. But Blackfish and Edmure could've been around since S2, so could Ramsay and Manderly. Stannis' introduction was succesful, didn't even need a familiar character to help sell it. the Greyjoys were introduced through Theon. Who was made more important in the show for that purpose. Maybe they could've done the same with Myrcella. Or maybe just have the same faith they did in Stannis and Davos as POV character in their own right. Or use Jaime to introduce us too scene. Instead they trusted in Ellaria doing this in itty bitty two minute scenes and other then that let the Alcázar of Seville speak for itself. Says you. Give me the Northern politics plotline in S2 before Theon tortureporn any day of the week. The trip to Braavos was fun. But he spent most of S3 and S4 moping around on Dragonstone. They completely lost momentum with the character. Same with Bran. Let's say I follow that logic. Why isn't the North invaded anymore if Balon is still alive? We have Ramsay, Yara, Roose, Balon. Instead of acknowledging an ongoing war between the two, let's take it easy and let the Greyjoys fade into the obscurity. What about the Wall? Our betrayers have been reduced too Alliser (whose work was done in their relatively faithful adaptation of Book 1) and Olly. I feel they rather failed to build up the correct characters there as well. If they were gonna shorten it this much, they might as well have the boat take them all the way too Volantis instead of Pentos for indirect Illyrio fanservice we know won't get any pay off. And then actually show Volantis instead of the inside of a box or a tiny fishing boat. Given the lack deserts, lack of screentime for Doran or Nymeria, the darth of extras, the absence of Sunspear and so on, I'd say they didn't bother to really try is more accurate then saying their earnest effort simply failed to work.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 507?

    The books, whatever other faults they have, are told from many different perspectives, in many different locations. The show decide to captilise on KL as the central location. And then even more in S2. and then even more in S3 and then even more in S4. That this couldn't last has been pointed out in this forum for years. They knowingly resigned to shooting themselves in the foot the moment Tyrion kills Tywin and leaves KL.