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  1. storm.131

    Definitive List of Plot Holes [SPOILERS]

    I agree wholeheartedly.
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    Definitive List of Plot Holes [SPOILERS]

    Great link. Thanks.
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    Definitive List of Plot Holes [SPOILERS]

    Yup, same as everyone accepting Cersei (a person with no claim to the throne) having herself crowned.
  4. storm.131

    Definitive List of Plot Holes [SPOILERS]

    I agree with all the points you've made but would add this too: in the lead up to the Battle of Blackwater Bay (season 2, episode 5), Tyrion met with the pyromancer and found out they were making and stockpiling wildfire for Cersei, and the meeting ended with him saying something like "from now on you'll be making wildfire for me." There was no scene in which Cersei found out about Tyrion having gone behind her back and usurped her pet project. Yeah right, as if Cersei would pass up the opportunity to confront Tyrion and get back at him. Then, in the lead up to the Sept being blown up, it was implied that Cersei didn't know for sure that there were stockpiles of wildfire under King's Landing because we saw Qyburn telling her that it wasn't just a rumour and was "much more". So, it went from Cersei having the pyromancers working for her, to her not knowing for sure what the deal with wildfire is??? Adding to the poor writing was the fact that Tyrion said Jaime told him that the Mad King had a plan in place to burn King's Landing to the ground by having wildfire positioned under all the major buildings BUT he didn't tell Cersei, the sibling he was closer to? While the episode in which the Sept was blown up was spectacular, it was (like much of the last two seasons) all special effects and style over substance. The writers were too focused on wowing the audience regardless of whether this created plot holes or made sense. The North remembers (and so do some viewers). It was indeed as you said, a lazy cop out of an outcome.
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    Little Questions That Don't Fit Anywhere Else Part 3

    There were plenty of scenes on Dragonstone in which they could have shown the women...
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    Little Questions That Don't Fit Anywhere Else Part 3

    I assumed that too but I think it's really weird that we didn't see any Dothraki women at all this season. It wouldn't have cost much to have had a few in the background in some scenes.
  7. storm.131

    Little Questions That Don't Fit Anywhere Else Part 3

    And a related question, who are the highly sexed Dothraki men having sex with on Dragonstone? ;-)
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    Little Questions That Don't Fit Anywhere Else Part 3

    Where are the Dothraki women and children? Did Daenerys leave them behind in Essos?
  9. And in terms of ASOIAF, I think Daenerys and Jon/Aegon being co-rulers, is consistent with their respective character development and it fits into the theme of building a better world.
  10. I agree with most of what you've said but I think that Jon being the man of honour he is and recognizing that Daenerys has earned her place in the world, will say that he already bent the knee and will not go back on his word. She might then insist they become co-rulers (that's assuming they win the game).
  11. Yep, that's genealogy 101. Cersei wasn't a blood relative of king Robert's so she wasn't in line to the throne by virtue of having been his wife. They really should have included something to show that the people didn't just accept it without question to make it more believable. It's also pretty illogical how she's just dropped her dead husband's name. Widows normally retained their married names, just as Lysa, Catelyn and Olenna did. Kind of related, did you notice that even way back at Joffrey's wedding among the decorations there were only "L-s" for Lannister, there were no "B-s" for Baratheon? I'm sure it was an oversight but it came across to me like a subtle way of thumbing their noses at all the talk of "Joffrey is a Lannister without an ounce of Baratheon blood".
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    [Spoilers] Rant and Rave Without Repercussion

    My biggest complaint about the finale was Jon's infomercial-esque presentation of how to kill a Wight. That was one of the worst things I've seen on Game of Thrones since the show began.
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    So why are the dead such a threat?

    To clarify, I meant that in the books the Wights were recently dead when reanimated. It's been ages since I read the books but I don't remember GRRM ever having described a Wight as just a skeleton with bits of decayed flesh hanging off him here and there as we have seen in the show. I disagree that we saw the Wights catch fire pretty easily. Yes, the ones who were stabbed with or ran into Beric's sword caught fire, but when one caught fire we didn't see the fire spread to all the others near him or in contact with him (most notably, one burning Wight tried to save the captured one, was on top of him, but the flames didn't set the tied up Wight on fire). If a creature is highly flammable, it follows that fire would spread quickly from one to the others if they are crowded together as they were in this scene. It seems that D&D have deliberately decided to make the Wights less flammable in order for them to be harder to kill.
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    Rant and Rave without Repercussions [S7 Leaks Edition]

    Well put. I wrote something similar on another site recently: it's still a visual feast but there is very little substance. Speaking of visual feasts, I think the costume design, make up, and all things design related are excellent, but the creative staff really fall short with Cersei's wig and crown. I don't know why they can't get her wig right. It looks so cheap and worn out. Meanwhile the crown (technically just a tiara) is way too modest and half arsed for such a power mad and egotistical character. Also, the Lannisters are supposed to be renowned for their gold and it's even one of their house colours, but the crown looks like it's made of steel or pewter. They didn't even have to make a new crown for her, she could have worn Tommen's. The high level of design in the show makes these little mistakes stand out like sore thumbs to me.
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    So why are the dead such a threat?

    I'm expecting that unViserion will not be as easy to kill. My guess is that instead of fire, his breath will be so cold it freezes the living. Yes, in the books the Wights were stronger because they were recently dead and therefore not half decayed skeletons BUT they were highly flammable, which made them very vulnerable. Seeing the Wights not catch fire easily in Beyond the Wall makes me wonder how Benjen survived for so long with just that fireball on a chain weapon of his.