History TearJerker / GameOfThrones

20th Mar '18 6:50:49 AM 309216364
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** [[spoiler:Just the way Dany's voice ''shakes'' with pure pain, especially when she asks Jon to understand that the dragons are the only children she will ever have. She is trying so hard to hold herself together and she can barely even speak. She sounds much younger and far more vulnerable than we've heard her in years. '''Massive''' props to Creator/EmiliaClarke for her acting in this scene.]]

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** [[spoiler:Just the way Dany's voice ''shakes'' with pure pain, especially when she asks Jon to understand that the dragons are the only children she will ever have. She is trying so hard to hold herself together and she can barely even speak. She sounds much younger and far more vulnerable than we've heard her in years. '''Massive''' [[note]]'''Massive''' props to Creator/EmiliaClarke for her acting in this scene.]]]][[/note]]
20th Mar '18 6:50:10 AM 309216364
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*** Props to Lena Headey's amazing acting here -- even as her feet begin to bleed, she has spit, garbage, and who knows what else on her and has all kinds of verbal abusive thrown her way, Cersei keeps looking up at the Red Keep and you can almost ''see'' her thinking, "Tommen." Tyrion was right -- for all her faults, Cersei [[MamaBear really does love her kids.]] Which is going to make it ''even worse'' when she hears about [[KillTheCutie Myrcella's fate...]]

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*** [[note]]*** Props to Lena Headey's amazing acting here -- even as her feet begin to bleed, she has spit, garbage, and who knows what else on her and has all kinds of verbal abusive thrown her way, Cersei keeps looking up at the Red Keep and you can almost ''see'' her thinking, "Tommen." Tyrion was right -- for all her faults, Cersei [[MamaBear really does love her kids.]] Which is going to make it ''even worse'' when she hears about [[KillTheCutie Myrcella's fate...]]]][[/note]]
2nd Feb '18 9:35:17 PM costanton11
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* When Arya tries to gain entrance to Winterfel, she mentions Ser Rodrick and Maester Luwen to the guards. They have never even heard of them. It really drives home how much has been lost in just a few years.

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* When Arya tries to gain entrance to Winterfel, she mentions Ser Rodrick Rodrik and Maester Luwen Luwin to the guards. They have never even heard of them. It really drives home how much has been lost in just a few years.
22nd Jan '18 3:29:42 PM costanton11
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** Jaime also has to face the hard truth that [[spoiler:Tyrion ''didn't'' kill Joffrey, which means the numerous consequences of Cersei's crusade against Tyrion were completely avoidable. What consequences, specifically? The deaths of Oberyn, Tywin, Myrcella, Doran, Trystane, Areo Hotah, Margaery, Loras, Mace, Kevan, Lancel and Tommen to name a few, plus Cersei's public shaming, the destruction of the Sept of Baelor, the rebirth of Gregor Clegane into a half-dead abomination and the completely hopeless war they currently find themselves embroiled in.]]

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** Jaime also has to face the hard truth that [[spoiler:Tyrion ''didn't'' kill Joffrey, which means the numerous consequences of Cersei's crusade against Tyrion were completely avoidable. What consequences, specifically? The deaths of Oberyn, Shae, Tywin, Myrcella, Doran, Trystane, Areo Hotah, Margaery, Loras, Mace, Kevan, Lancel and Tommen to name a few, plus Cersei's public shaming, the destruction of the Sept of Baelor, the rebirth of Gregor Clegane into a half-dead abomination and the completely hopeless war they currently find themselves embroiled in.]]
20th Jan '18 11:30:37 AM karategal
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* The situation that [[FallenPrincess Daenerys]] '[[AffectionateNickname Dany]]' [[TheRemnant Targaryen]] is in, at the start of the series - living with her once doting brother, who is now quite clearly insane, who creeps on her and cares more about regaining his throne than her happiness. Then she's engaged to the [[TheBrute king]] of a warrior people with an [[FishOutOfWater alien culture]]. And the consummation of her wedding night does ''[[MaritalRapeLicense not]]'' seem to be heading towards the unexpectedly tender and more importantly, ''reciprocal'' affair that it was in the books... But we're spared that sight in case it is, thank the gods.

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* The situation that [[FallenPrincess Daenerys]] '[[AffectionateNickname Dany]]' [[TheRemnant Targaryen]] is in, at the start of the series - -- living with her once doting brother, who is now quite clearly insane, who creeps on her and cares more about regaining his throne than her happiness. Then she's engaged to the [[TheBrute king]] of a warrior people with an [[FishOutOfWater alien culture]]. And the consummation of her wedding night does ''[[MaritalRapeLicense not]]'' seem to be heading towards the unexpectedly tender and more importantly, ''reciprocal'' affair that it was in the books... But we're spared that sight in case it is, thank the gods.



* The Riverland peasant describing the destruction of his homeland by the Mountain that Rides and how their children were tarred and feathered before being set alight. He sounds utterly broken as Ned, Baelish and Pycelle all listen to the account of the atrocities. It's telling when even ''Littlefinger'' is disgusted by such acts.

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* The Riverland peasant describing the destruction of his homeland by the Mountain that Rides and how their children were tarred and feathered before being set alight. He sounds utterly broken as Ned, Baelish Baelish, and Pycelle all listen to the account of the atrocities. It's telling when even ''Littlefinger'' is disgusted by such acts.



* Danaerys being uncomfortable with being called 'Dany' (which is meant to be an endearing nickname) because it reminds her of Viserys, whom she loathed for his abuse. And yet she did have some affection for him, because she did name one of her dragons after him [[spoiler:- Viserion. Which makes Jon's usage of that nickname, after the events at Eastwatch, even more traumatic and upsetting for her]].

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* Danaerys being uncomfortable with being called 'Dany' (which is meant to be an endearing nickname) because it reminds her of Viserys, whom she loathed for his abuse. And yet she did have some affection for him, because she did name one of her dragons after him [[spoiler:- [[spoiler:-- Viserion. Which makes Jon's usage of that nickname, after the events at Eastwatch, even more traumatic and upsetting for her]].



** Sansa's TranquilFury and DeathGlare as she does a KirkSummation of how [[spoiler:Littlefinger's treason tore apart and killed her family. It's not clear when she realized that the man she trusted attempted to assassinate Bran, but ThisIsUnforgivable. As she puts it, Littlefinger used the assassination attempt to start the feud between the Lannisters and the Starks, causing a TraumaCongaLine for all the surviving children. Petyr claimed to love her mother but betrayed Cat and Ned, and sold Sansa, whom he claimed to love, to Ramsay. One wonders what could have happened if Littlefinger approached things peacefully...]].

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** Sansa's TranquilFury and DeathGlare as she does a KirkSummation of how [[spoiler:Littlefinger's treason tore apart and killed her family. It's not clear when she realized that the man she trusted attempted to assassinate Bran, but ThisIsUnforgivable. As she puts it, Littlefinger used the assassination attempt to start the feud between the Lannisters and the Starks, causing a TraumaCongaLine for all the surviving children. Petyr claimed to love her mother but betrayed Cat and Ned, and sold Sansa, whom he claimed to love, to Ramsay. One wonders what could have happened if Littlefinger approached things peacefully...]].]]



* In a weird way, [[spoiler:Littlefinger's death]] has more than a few shades of this if only because [[AintTooProudToBeg he gets so pathetic]] during it that [[spoiler:while you may be glad the man he became is dead, you could at least feel sadness for what he once was - [[UsedToBeASweetKid a kind little boy]] who just wanted to win the hand of the girl he loved [[StartOfDarkness and only ended up getting his ass kicked and nearly killed.]]]]
* During the conversation after [[spoiler:Littlefinger's death]], Sansa says that Arya is the strongest women she has known. Arya replies that this is the nicest thing Sansa '''ever''' said to her. The two sisters really were on bad terms before - and now each other ([[AndZoidberg and Jon and Bran]]) is all they have.
* Brienne trying to talk some sense into Jaime and get him to reason with his sister, so that Cersei will agree to support Daenerys and Jon in the North. With a counter that's half flippancy, half despair -- "And tell her what?" -- Jaime stalks away, leaving Brienne looking crushed with the knowledge that she's failed at what Sansa charged her to do, and also that she hasn't managed to get through to the man she respects, admires and possibly even loves. [[spoiler:She has no idea that, in the end, he chooses to help the North.]]

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* In a weird way, [[spoiler:Littlefinger's death]] has more than a few shades of this if only because [[AintTooProudToBeg he gets so pathetic]] during it that [[spoiler:while you may be glad the man he became is dead, you could at least feel sadness for what he once was - -- [[UsedToBeASweetKid a kind little boy]] who just wanted to win the hand of the girl he loved [[StartOfDarkness and only ended up getting his ass kicked and nearly killed.]]]]
* During the conversation after [[spoiler:Littlefinger's death]], Sansa says that Arya is the strongest women she has known. Arya replies that this is the nicest thing Sansa '''ever''' said to her. The two sisters really were on bad terms before - -- and now each other ([[AndZoidberg and Jon and Bran]]) is all they have.
* Brienne trying to talk some sense into Jaime and get him to reason with his sister, so that Cersei will agree to support Daenerys and Jon in the North. With a counter that's half flippancy, half despair -- "And tell her what?" -- Jaime stalks away, leaving Brienne looking crushed with the knowledge that she's failed at what Sansa charged her to do, and also that she hasn't managed to get through to the man she respects, admires admires, and possibly even loves. [[spoiler:She has no idea that, in the end, he chooses to help the North.]]



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* After season 5 finale, the whole ordeal of [[FanNickname Team Dragonstone]] has become this. Despite the constant AdaptationalVillainy and limited screen-time, the show's Stannis managed to gain a huge popularity and Season 5 included scenes that cast a better light on him... But then, [[spoiler:the whole family gets killed off]] in a way that many felt was rushed and badly written -- not tragic-but-still-grandiose like [[spoiler:Catelyn and Robb Stark in the Red Wedding]]. Not to mention that, like the examples listed above, [[spoiler:Stephen Dillane (assuming that Stannis is actually dead) and Kerry Ingram's performances]] will surely be missed.
** The show's S7 return to a now abandoned Dragonstone rubs salt in old wounds. The last extant vestiges of the One True King--a banner bearing the flaming stag--is taken down by Daenerys as she reassumes control of her ancestral home. Upon the Painted Table lie Stannis' tactical board game pieces, just the way he left them. Truly, the stag grazes here no longer. The fact that the same episode hangs a giant {{Lampshade}} on Stannis knowing about the Dragonlass beneath Dragonstone [[spoiler:highlights the tragedy, of how better prepared and better-off the defense would have been had he gotten more support and help, either from Jon Snow who refused to allow him to draft Wildlings, which the latter did anyway, or from the Northern Lords like Lyanna Mormont, who ended up backing Jon Snow anyway]]. Fortunately, [[spoiler:Gendry]] still lives, and is a huge supporter of Jon Snow.
* Creator/PeterVaughan (Maester Aemon Targaryen) passed away at the age of 93 on 6 December 2016, one year after Season 5, where his "character's Watch ended". The public tributes - especially on social media - has all quoted Sam's eulogy for Maester Aemon that, "Now his Watch is ended." Maester Aemon's funeral can be particularly eerie to watch now.

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* After season Season 5 finale, the whole ordeal of [[FanNickname Team Dragonstone]] has become this. Despite the constant AdaptationalVillainy and limited screen-time, the show's Stannis managed to gain a huge popularity and Season 5 included scenes that cast a better light on him... But then, [[spoiler:the whole family gets killed off]] in a way that many felt was rushed and badly written -- not tragic-but-still-grandiose like [[spoiler:Catelyn and Robb Stark in the Red Wedding]]. Not to mention that, like the examples listed above, [[spoiler:Stephen Dillane (assuming that Stannis is actually dead) and Kerry Ingram's performances]] will surely be missed.
** The show's S7 Season 7 return to a now abandoned Dragonstone rubs salt in old wounds. The last extant vestiges of the One True King--a King -- a banner bearing the flaming stag--is stag -- is taken down by Daenerys as she reassumes control of her ancestral home. Upon the Painted Table lie Stannis' tactical board game pieces, just the way he left them. Truly, the stag grazes here no longer. The fact that the same episode hangs a giant {{Lampshade}} on Stannis knowing about the Dragonlass beneath Dragonstone [[spoiler:highlights the tragedy, of how better prepared and better-off the defense would have been had he gotten more support and help, either from Jon Snow who refused to allow him to draft Wildlings, which the latter did anyway, or from the Northern Lords like Lyanna Mormont, who ended up backing Jon Snow anyway]]. Fortunately, [[spoiler:Gendry]] still lives, and is a huge supporter of Jon Snow.
* Creator/PeterVaughan (Maester Aemon Targaryen) passed away at the age of 93 on 6 December 2016, one year after Season 5, where his "character's Watch ended". The public tributes - -- especially on social media - -- has all quoted Sam's eulogy for Maester Aemon that, "Now his Watch is ended." Maester Aemon's funeral can be particularly eerie to watch now.



* The HBO/Time Warner Cable ad with Drogon wandering around a large city - NYC, maybe? - looking for his mother. It can bring tears to viewers with pets or children, [[AdultFear especially those who had gone missing or died.]] It's hard to apply the words "helpless" to a freaking ''dragon'', however small, but this case definitely counts. What if he had been run over by a vehicle unawares? Captured, tortured, ''butchered'', by humans? His reunion with Daenerys can be a MoodWhiplash due to her low-key expression, but sighs of relief or TearsOfJoy wouldn't be out of place for said viewers.

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* The HBO/Time Warner Cable ad with Drogon wandering around a large city - -- NYC, maybe? - -- looking for his mother. It can bring tears to viewers with pets or children, [[AdultFear especially those who had gone missing or died.]] It's hard to apply the words "helpless" to a freaking ''dragon'', however small, but this case definitely counts. What if he had been run over by a vehicle unawares? Captured, tortured, ''butchered'', by humans? His reunion with Daenerys can be a MoodWhiplash due to her low-key expression, but sighs of relief or TearsOfJoy wouldn't be out of place for said viewers.
31st Dec '17 9:37:26 PM kaninefat
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* When Arya tries to gain entrance to Winterfel, she mentions Ser Rodrick and Maester Luwen to the guards. They have never even heard of them. It really drives home how much has been lost in just a few years.
29th Dec '17 5:33:54 AM kaninefat
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** Saddest of all, she has a point. What they did to Gendry was absolutely appalling and these are the ``good guys''. Talk about a crapsack world when even the good guys can be justifiably sentenced to death.
29th Dec '17 5:13:58 AM kaninefat
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** Finaly, the sad truth is that a lot of it was her fault. [[She persuaded Ned to go South and become the King's Hand, which put him and her daughters at risk. She seized Tyrion on the word of one man (Littlefinger), setting off the war before Ned was ready. Finally, she set Jaime free, which caused massive discontent amongst Robb's bannermen.]]

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** Finaly, the sad truth is that a lot of it was her fault. [[She [[spoiler: She persuaded Ned to go South and become the King's Hand, which put him and her daughters at risk. She seized Tyrion on the word of one man (Littlefinger), setting off the war before Ned was ready. Finally, she set Jaime free, which caused massive discontent amongst Robb's bannermen.]]
29th Dec '17 5:13:11 AM kaninefat
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** Finaly, the sad truth is that a lot of it was her fault. [[She persuaded Ned to go South and become the King's Hand, which put him and her daughters at risk. She seized Tyrion on the word of one man (Littlefinger), setting off the war before Ned was ready. Finally, she set Jaime free, which caused massive discontent amongst Robb's bannermen.]]
22nd Dec '17 2:29:19 AM Crackalacking
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-->[[spoiler: '''Rodrick''']]: Gods help you, Theon Greyjoy. Now you are truly lost.

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-->[[spoiler: '''Rodrick''']]: Gods help you, Theon Greyjoy. [[MoralEventHorizon Now you are truly lost.]]
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