History YMMV / GameOfThrones

28th Jun '16 8:59:35 PM sayaleviathan
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** [[spoiler:Doran Martell]] was given plenty of build up in Season 5 and was widely seen as one of the few good things about the Dorne story arc of that season, played by Star Trek alumnus Creator/AlexanderSiddig probably helped. Come the Season 6 premiere and he is [[spoiler:brutally killed without much fanfare, along with his bodyguard and son, having accomplished nothing of importance at all. Especially jarring considering that, as he lies dying, Ellaria snaps at how he did nothing after Elia and Oberyn's deaths, while in the books he was revealed to be even more vengeful than Oberyn about such things and had plans to avenge Elia by forging an alliance with the Targaryens, but that entire plot was dropped.]]

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** [[spoiler:Doran Martell]] was given plenty of build up in Season 5 and was widely seen as one of the few good things about the Dorne story arc of that season, played by Star Trek alumnus Creator/AlexanderSiddig probably helped. Come the Season 6 premiere and he is [[spoiler:brutally killed without much fanfare, along with his bodyguard and son, having accomplished nothing of importance at all. Especially jarring considering that, as he lies dying, Ellaria snaps at how he did nothing after Elia and Oberyn's deaths, while in the books he was revealed to be even more vengeful than Oberyn about such things and had plans to avenge Elia by forging an alliance with the Targaryens, but that entire plot was dropped. It's even worse that Ellaria is now the one forging an alliance with Targaryens only [[OpportunisticBastard because Varys came to Dorne and needed ships]] which makes you wonder if it would make more sense if Doran should be the one making the alliance since he's more personally affected by the deaths of his relatives like Olenna than Ellaria, who only did for selfish reasons.]]
28th Jun '16 6:36:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CharacterdDroppingLikeFlies: Season 6 as a whole basically embodies this trope. By the end of the season, the show has killed all (or almost all) member of four major houses (Martell, Baratheon, Bolton, and Tyrell); two ancient race (giants and children of the forest); all original leader of the great houses of Westeros (Mace Tyrell being the last); and all leader of the war of the five kings (Balon Greyjoy being the last, was killed by his brother)
28th Jun '16 6:34:01 PM Warrior13
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* CharacterdDroppingLikeFlies: Season 6 as a whole basically embodies this trope. By the end of the season, the show has killed all (or almost all) member of four major houses (Martell, Baratheon, Bolton, and Tyrell); two ancient race (giants and children of the forest); all original leader of the great houses of Westeros (Mace Tyrell being the last); and all leader of the war of the five kings (Balon Greyjoy being the last, was killed by his brother)
28th Jun '16 11:17:18 AM Keeyla
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** After Dany's story in SEason 5 had so much focus on finding the leader of the Harpies, the end of the storyline in Season 6 indicates that they never had an actual leader and were just a general bunch of malcontents. Thanks for the wasted screentime.

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** After Dany's story in SEason Season 5 had so much focus on finding the leader of the Harpies, the end of the storyline in Season 6 indicates that they never had an actual leader and were just a general bunch of malcontents. Thanks for the wasted screentime.
28th Jun '16 10:42:09 AM TrollBrutal
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** The end of "Mhysa". [[spoiler:Considering that Daenerys is currently on a conquering spree across Essos and has just taken their city, do the newly liberated slaves really worship her as their savior, or are they merely smart enough to realize that free or not, this [[BenevolentAlienInvasion benevolent conquering]] woman with the large army and dragons at her command, is ''still'' going to be the new "master" at the end of the day? Considering what she did to their old masters, isn't it better to get in good with the new boss by sucking up to her as soon as possible?]]

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** The end of "Mhysa". [[spoiler:Considering that Daenerys is currently on a conquering spree across Essos and has just taken their city, do the newly liberated slaves really worship her as their savior, or are they merely smart enough to realize that free or not, this [[BenevolentAlienInvasion benevolent conquering]] woman with the large army and dragons at her command, is ''still'' going to be the new "master" at the end of the day? Considering what she did to their old masters, isn't it better to get in good with the new boss by sucking up to her as soon as possible?]]



** This is taken UpToEleven with the final two episodes of Season 6: Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter, both of which currently sit as the two highest rated episodes in all of Thrones with solid 10.0s on IMDB. In fact, Battle of the Bastards is even more popular than Hardhome or Rains of Castamere.

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** This is taken UpToEleven with the final two episodes of Season 6: Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter, both of which currently sit as became the two highest rated episodes in all of Thrones with solid 10.0s on IMDB. In fact, Battle of the Bastards is even more popular than Hardhome or The Rains of Castamere.
28th Jun '16 9:42:05 AM Repo
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** This is taken UpToEleven with the final two episodes of Season 6: Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter, both of which currently sit as the two highest rated episodes in all of Thrones with solid 10.0s on IMDB. In fact, Battle of the Bastards is even more popular than Hardhome or Rains of Castamere.
28th Jun '16 8:36:33 AM Repo
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** Season 5: [[spoiler:Stannis was defeated by the Boltons and Jon Snow was condemned and stabbed by his Night's Watch brothers]].
** Season 6: [[spoiler: Cersei blows up Queen Margaery, the High Sparrow, and basically everyone else in King's Landing during the Green Trial. Jon Snow is brought back from the dead and is confirmed to be Lyanna Stark's son not Ned's. Benjen Stark and Sandor Clegane are actually alive. Daenarys is finally heading to Westeros]].

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** Season 5: [[spoiler:Stannis [[spoiler:Cersei Lannister is forced to make her walk of atonement. Stannis was defeated by the Boltons and Jon Snow was condemned and stabbed by his Night's Watch brothers]].
** Season 6: [[spoiler: Cersei [[spoiler:Cersei blows up Queen Margaery, the High Sparrow, and basically everyone else in King's Landing during the Green Trial. Jon Snow is brought back from the dead and is confirmed to be Lyanna Stark's son not Ned's. Benjen Stark and Sandor Clegane are actually alive. Daenarys is finally heading to Westeros]].
28th Jun '16 7:19:25 AM Haleryst45
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*** Arguably a SubvertedTrope. While Cersei is enjoying immense short term success, it came out a high immediate cost ([[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide the death of her son Tommen]]), and, in the long term, the finale greatly implied that Cersei's machinations would be her undoing as [[spoiler: any allies that she possessed are now dead or driven away, and everyone she has ever wronged is now teaming up to take her down for good. Even Jaime is disgusted by her actions, implying that, at beast, he won't be there to help her when she needs him and, at worst, that Jaime will kill her with his own two hands.]] In general, Cersei's schemes and machinations make her appear to be a SmugSnake who ''thinks'' she is a MagnificentBastard, but is ultimately just StupidEvil, as all of them hurt her far more than they help her. Of course, a major thing to debate is [[DespairEventHorizon if she cares anymore]].
28th Jun '16 1:02:39 AM JulianLapostat
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* DorkAge: Season Five is still good but it hit a low stride. Asides from the controversial changes in Sansa’s and Stannis’ storylines, the Dorne arc is considered to be the lowest point in the show due to its low production values (such as the bad fight scene in the Water Gardens), the poor characterization of [[TheScrappy Ellaria and the Sand Snakes]] and the IdiotPlot about getting Myrcella back home which ended moot [[spoiler:when she was poisoned by Ellaria]]. Fortunately, Season 6 reintroduced several characters and storylines that had been absent such as Bran Stark, the Greyjoys, the Freys and the Tullys [[spoiler:and Sandor "The Hound" Clegane]].


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* SeasonalRot: As mentioned above under "Broken Base," Season 5 is not as well-regarded as the preceding four seasons due to a slower pace, the condensing of major storylines from the books, some controversial plot points (Barristan Selmy's DeathByAdaptation, Sansa's storyline, Stannis' denouement which is basically the opposite of his Northern storyline in the books, the entire Dorne subplot), that come across as cheap shocks, and unlikable new characters such as the Sand Snakes. "Hardhome" changed a lot of minds, but many were unconvinced, believing it to be empty action, which would have no repercussion, especially as it goes unacknowledged by the Night's Watch.
28th Jun '16 1:00:33 AM LogoP
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* DorkAge: Season Five is still good but it hit a low stride. Asides from the controversial changes in Sansa’s and Stannis’ storylines, the Dorne arc is considered to be the lowest point in the show due to its low production values (such as the bad fight scene in the Water Gardens), the poor characterization of [[TheScrappy Ellaria and the Sand Snakes]] and the IdiotPlot about getting Myrcella back home which ended moot [[spoiler:when she was poisoned by Ellaria]]. Fortunately, Season 6 reintroduced several characters and storylines that had been absent such as Bran Stark, the Greyjoys, the Freys and the Tullys [[spoiler:and Sandor "The Hound" Clegane]].



* SeasonalRot: As mentioned above under "Broken Base," Season 5 is not as well-regarded as the preceding four seasons due to a slower pace, the condensing of major storylines from the books, some controversial plot points (Barristan Selmy's DeathByAdaptation, Sansa's storyline, Stannis' denouement which is basically the opposite of his Northern storyline in the books, the entire Dorne subplot), that come across as cheap shocks, and unlikable new characters such as the Sand Snakes. "Hardhome" changed a lot of minds, but many were unconvinced, believing it to be empty action, which would have no repercussion, especially as it goes unacknowledged by the Night's Watch.
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