History Narm / GameOfThrones

10th Jun '17 8:44:09 AM dustyham
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** Also, Thorne besieges and intends to murder all of Jon's surviving friends as well, which not only contradicts the NothingPersonal IDidWhatIHadToDo justification he just used on the rest of the Watch (which nobody seems to notice), but is apparently motivated by Jon's friends merely skipping breakfast to observe DueToTheDead since if ThePurge had been part Thorne's original plan [[DidntThinkThisThrough you'd think he'd have planned it better]].
7th Jun '17 9:04:35 PM TheFlash
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* Daenerys' BadassBoast "I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to ''break'' the wheel!" is laughably vague grandstanding to some. To elaborate, Tyrion just gave a detailed assessment of why the powerful lords of Westeros will not support her and how her current troubles in Meereen prove the common people (a power base it's "generous" to presume she has in Westeros) are not enough. She responds by dismissing the powerful as "just spokes on a wheel" she intends to "break", totally disregarding everything Tyrion just explained. Then the scene ends, relieving her from having to explain what she means or how she intends to achieve it.

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* Daenerys' BadassBoast "I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to ''break'' the wheel!" is in regards to the millennia-old social structure of the entire ''continent'' of Westeros. While very in character and in line with her other speeches, it's laughably vague grandstanding to some.some, especially when you remember that the main focus of her story for much of the last two seasons has been her inability to successfully root out resistance and establish a totally new social structure within a ''single city''. To elaborate, Tyrion just gave a detailed assessment of why the powerful lords of Westeros will not support her and how her current troubles in Meereen prove the common people (a power base it's "generous" to presume she has in Westeros) are not enough. She responds by dismissing the powerful as "just spokes on a wheel" she intends to "break", totally disregarding everything Tyrion just explained. Then the scene ends, relieving her from having to explain what she means or how she intends to achieve it.
7th Jun '17 9:01:21 PM TheFlash
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* Although the climactic battle at Hardhome was extremely well received by most fans and critics, it does have one unintentionally goofy scene at the very end of the episode. After Jon and the others get to the boat and cast off, we keep cutting to them and back to the Night King on the jetty as he does his thing and turns the dead into wights. Enough time passes that you'd expect the boat to have gotten ''far'' away from the shore, yet at the very end they're still only about ''five'' meters away from the jetty at most.
3rd Jun '17 8:13:48 AM dustyham
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** To cap it off, the episode ends on that note, with Daenerys's allies staring bleakly as she flies away...[[BolivianArmyEnding still surrounded by enemies,]] but heedless of that fact. Astoundingly, the next episode opens with them all back in her throne room unharmed, with no explanation as to what happened after Daenerys took off. Presumably once she flew away, the Harpies all shrugged at each other and walked out, leaving her allies alone for some reason.
* Ellaria empathizing with Jaime over his relationship with Cersei struck many people as being downright weird for equating Dorne's EternalSexualFreedom with incest, and the scene itself serves no purpose beyond reminding us how much of an OpenSecret Jaime and Cersei's love affair is and how "liberal" Dorne is.

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** To cap it off, the episode ends on that note, with Daenerys's allies staring bleakly as she flies away...[[BolivianArmyEnding still surrounded by enemies,]] but heedless of that fact. Astoundingly, the next episode opens with them all back in her throne room unharmed, with [[CliffhangerCopout no explanation as to what happened after Daenerys took off.off]]. Presumably once she flew away, the Harpies all shrugged at each other and walked out, leaving her allies alone for some reason.
* Ellaria empathizing with Jaime over his relationship with Cersei struck many people as being downright weird for equating Dorne's EternalSexualFreedom with incest, and the scene itself serves [[{{Padding}} no purpose purpose]] beyond reminding us how much of an OpenSecret Jaime and Cersei's love affair is and how "liberal" Dorne is.



* In the season premiere, the entire Night's Watch outside TheConspiracy is exactly as outraged by their actions as you'd expectů until ''everyone'' is completely talked around on it by Thorne's brisk MotiveRant. Not helping the scene is how it keeps cutting to Olly despite him contributing nothing but the same smug expression of righteousness in any of the focus shots, like we might otherwise forget he exists.

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* In the season premiere, the entire Night's Watch outside TheConspiracy is exactly as outraged by their actions as you'd expectů until ''everyone'' is completely talked around on it by Thorne's brisk MotiveRant.MotiveRant, as if he somehow had a previously unmentioned CompellingVoice. Not helping the scene is how it keeps cutting to Olly despite him contributing nothing but the same smug expression of righteousness in any of the focus shots, like we might otherwise forget he exists.
29th May '17 4:17:12 AM EmmaHarrow
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** Well, Jon was the Lord Commander had let thousands of wildings through the wall, while the Smalljon had gotten Jon's little brother killed.


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* While Ramsay's plot armor finally runs out, his VillainSue ramps up exponentially until that point. He repeatedly fires on his own troops and those of allied houses, who fight on for him to the bitter end. He does so in order to form a wall of corpses to trap them, which forms well higher than is reasonable, as if troops were climbing on existing piles to die there. And none of the Stark/wilding troops, including Davos' archers who were the last to join the fray, manage to notice the the approaching Bolton spears. Finally, the Umbers go over the corpse wall to be hemmed in with the Stark forces, even though that spells their own doom.
28th May '17 1:43:33 PM dustyham
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* Not only is Karl's monologue about his backstory a blatant InfoDump with no real purpose, but the profanity is so absurdly gratuitous compared to the rest of the show that it feels like it was written by a teenager trying way too hard to be edgy.
* The shamelessly-blatant PlotArmor that Ramsay Snow is wearing in "The Laws of Gods And Men", turning his shirtless back on a heavily-armed squad of the "best killers in the Iron Islands", while they all just wait patiently for him to sic the dogs on them.

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* Not only is Karl's monologue about his backstory a blatant InfoDump with [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters no real purpose, purpose]], but the profanity is so absurdly gratuitous compared to the rest of the show that it feels like it was written by a teenager trying way too hard to be edgy.
* The shamelessly-blatant PlotArmor that Ramsay Snow is wearing in "The Laws of Gods And Men", turning his shirtless back on a heavily-armed squad of the "best killers in the Iron Islands", while they all just [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim wait patiently for him to sic the dogs on them.them]].



* It's hard to remain serious during Dany's attempts to get back to Meereen in "Mother's Mercy", where the whole scene with Drogon plays out like the classic scene in [[TheWestern Western]] or HistoricalFiction parodies (it's even in ''Literature/DonQuixote'') where TheHero can't get his mount to do what he wants. Then, when she strikes out on foot, hundreds of riders [[BehindTheBlack come out of nowhere]] and start ''orbiting'' around her.

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* It's hard to remain serious during Dany's attempts to get back to Meereen in "Mother's Mercy", where the whole scene with Drogon plays out like the classic scene in [[TheWestern Western]] or HistoricalFiction parodies (it's even in ''Literature/DonQuixote'') where TheHero [[MoodyMount can't get his mount to do what he wants.wants]]. Then, when she strikes out on foot, hundreds of riders [[BehindTheBlack come out of nowhere]] and start ''orbiting'' around her.



* After leaving the Faceless Men, Arya clearly knows that they plan to kill her and spends a LockAndLoadMontage preparing for it, but then she just strolls around nonchalantly until she's accosted by an old woman who immediately shivs her multiple times before stopping to reveal she's actually the Waif and [[VillainBall give Arya time to escape]], which begs the question of what Arya thought she was doing and why the Waif wore a disguise at all if it only got in the way of her gloating.

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* After leaving the Faceless Men, Arya clearly knows that they plan to kill her and spends a LockAndLoadMontage preparing for it, but then she just strolls around nonchalantly until she's accosted by an old woman who immediately shivs her multiple times before stopping to reveal [[DramaticUnmask reveal]] she's actually the Waif and [[VillainBall give Arya time to escape]], which begs the question of what Arya thought she was doing and why the Waif wore a disguise at all if it only got in the way of her gloating.



* Jon's race into every single arrow Ramsay's army can fire, with ''none'' of them [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy coming anywhere close]] to him (along with several hitting [[spoiler:Rickon]]'s body like they were actually aiming for it). It's rather fitting that after three seasons of increasingly ridiculous PlotArmor, Ramsay could only be defeated by someone whose own plot armor was even more absurd.

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* Jon's race into [[RainOfArrows every single arrow arrow]] Ramsay's army can fire, with ''none'' of them [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy coming anywhere close]] to him (along with despite several hitting [[spoiler:Rickon]]'s body like they were actually aiming for it).it. It's rather fitting that after three seasons of increasingly ridiculous PlotArmor, Ramsay could only be defeated by someone whose own plot armor was even more absurd.
27th May '17 5:29:22 PM jenmic
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* The tragedy (or catharsis) of Stannis' HumiliationConga in "Mhysa" can cross right over into farce via it's UpToEleven nature: his army deserts him, his wife hangs herself, his guru abandons him, etc. Most of it happens off-screen and in such a ludicrously short time that the second he finishes hearing awful news, even worse news arrives until it feels like an infomercial ("But wait, there's more!") and you could be forgiven for expecting [[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights Blinkin]] to appear and comment, "Oh, it's good to be home, ain't it, Master Stannis?"

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* The tragedy (or catharsis) of Stannis' HumiliationConga in "Mhysa" "Mother's Mercy" can cross right over into farce via it's UpToEleven nature: his army deserts him, his wife hangs herself, his guru abandons him, etc. Most of it happens off-screen and in such a ludicrously short time that the second he finishes hearing awful news, even worse news arrives until it feels like an infomercial ("But wait, there's more!") and you could be forgiven for expecting [[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights Blinkin]] to appear and comment, "Oh, it's good to be home, ain't it, Master Stannis?"
17th May '17 10:30:35 PM CapDac
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** To cap it off, the episode ends on that note, with Daenerys's allies staring bleakly as she flies away...[[BolivianArmyEnding still surrounded by enemies,]] but heedless of that fact. Astoundingly, the next episode opens with them all back in her throne room unharmed, with no explanation as to what happened after Daenerys took off. Presumably once she flew away, the Harpies all shrugged at each other and walked out, leaving her allies alone for some reason.
4th May '17 8:13:19 AM dustyham
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* Despite not being fed for seven days, [[spoiler:Ramsay's]] hounds seem to be patient enough for Sansa to start telling him off before they conveniently and dramatically reveal themselves, as opposed to simply devouring [[spoiler:Ramsay]] as soon as he was thrown in the kennels with them; he had to have been there for several hours at least.

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* Despite not being fed for seven days, [[spoiler:Ramsay's]] [[spoiler:Ramsay]]'s hounds seem to be patient enough for Sansa to start telling him off before they conveniently and dramatically reveal themselves, as opposed to simply devouring [[spoiler:Ramsay]] as soon as he was thrown in the kennels with them; he had to have been there for several hours at least.least.
** The intended IronicEcho of Sansa noting that the hounds haven't been fed in seven days is also undermined by the FridgeLogic that Sansa left the parlay ''before'' the threat it's echoing was made and no-one had any particular reason to tell her about it after since it was just a petty jab at Jon.



* In the season finale, Varys puts any of Littlefinger's infamous teleportations to shame as he goes to Dorne to meet Olenna, then zips all the way ''back'' across the Narrow Sea in time to join Dany's fleet as it sets sail.

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* In the season finale, Varys puts any of Littlefinger's [[TravellingAtTheSpeedOfPlot infamous teleportations teleportations]] to shame as he goes to Dorne to meet Olenna, then zips all the way ''back'' across the Narrow Sea most of Essos in time to join Dany's fleet as it sets sail.sail for Westeros.
13th Apr '17 1:23:51 AM NightShade96
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* Despite not being fed for seven days, [[spoiler:Ramsay's]] hounds seem to be patient enough for Sansa to start telling him off before they conveniently and dramatically reveal themselves, as opposed to simply devouring [[spoiler:Ramsay]] as soon as he was thrown in the kennels with them; he had to have been there for several hours at least.
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