The writers decided to create the Night King. The writers decided to have Arya kill the Night King. The writers decided to have multiple major characters live through the battle when they should have died. The writers decided to have the second Long Night last literally… one night. The writers decided to completely butcher characters … Read more[Spoilers EXTENDED] Stop saying that the show is GRRM’s ending
By which I mean, the alliance between Jon’s and Dany’s forces. To my understanding, the alliance was under the assumption they both needed each other’s armies for their goals – Jon needed a united Westerosi army to fight the Night King and Dany needed support to take King’s Landing. But in an alternative timeline where … Read moreSo what difference did the alliance even make?
There is one way for the Azor Ahai prophecy to still make sense while also following GRRM’s theme of prophecies not being what we expect. What if the long night the prophecy speaks of was not the threat of the White Walkers, but instead a metaphorical long night symbolizing the rule of Daenerys Targaryen – … Read moreHow the Azor Ahai Prophecy Might Be Fulfilled in the Show’s Final Episode
When Ned Stark, our honorable protagonist, gets his head chopped off, we gasped. But we also understood. Honor and other traditional protagonist qualities will get you killed in the world of Asoiaf. Expectations subverted. When Jaime Lannister, our arrogant villain, reveals his true motivations behind killing King Aerys, we gasped. Even a selfish, sinister piece … Read morePSA: Martin’s history of “subverting expectations” is not the same as throwing out every convention of storytelling for a cheap dramatic surprise
So Bronn threatens to kill Tyrion if he doesn’t promise him something better than Riverrun to inherit. Tyrion offers him Highgarden instead. This is super contrived and nonsensical. Tyrion has the favor of Dany, and could easily betray him after the war is won. The only power Bronn holds over him is coming back and … Read moreBronn’s subplot this season disregards the power differences between him and Tyrion
As you may know, we have a policy against silly posts/memes/etc. Moonboy’s Motley Monday is the grand exception: bring me your memes, your puns, your blatant shitposts. You can find the MMM vaults here. This is still /r/asoiaf, so do keep it as civil as possible. If you have any clever ideas for weekly themes, … Read moreMoonboy’s Motley Monday
I’m talking about Rhaegal. Instead of having him die in S8E4, have him die during the siege of KL. Have the bells ring (signalling that the city surrenders), then have someone go rogue on Cersei’s side to take a shot at Rhaegal and kill him, sending Dany into a rampage that destroys the city. (The … Read moreMove one death in S8E4 to S8E5 and there’s a big improvement in the story.
We ain’t seen nothing. Dany goes from fighting to save the world in episode 3 to being the Mad Queen in episode 5. The injustice done to Stannis’s character suddenly doesn’t seem so bad in comparrison. submitted by /u/BaelBard [link] [comments]
Hi folks, I’m not much of a reddit poster, but I get the sense that the prevailing opinion around these parts is that Season 8 has not been a success. At the risk of seeming contrary, I wanted to explain why I think Season 8 has been the most genius piece of tv I have … Read moreWhy Season 8 is a work of true genius.
Why the hell does dragons fire come with such a huge kinetic impact? Is it the same in the books? It can literally blow apart castle walls? I know it destroyed THE Wall, but that was just some magic vs magic business that is hand waveable. Blowing apart castle walls is nuts. That is an … Read moreThe strength of Dragon fire in the show