Narm / Game of Thrones

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Yes, she looks like that every time she gives a Rousing Speech...
"You want a good girl, but you need the bad pussy."
Tyene Sand

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     Season 1 
  • In an otherwise chilling and well-acted scene where Viserys is bellowing insanely just before his death, it can end up causing some chuckles if you realise his insistence that he is the dragon is awfully reminiscent of the phrase "Fuck you! I'm a dragon!"
  • The dogs that play the direwolves are not very well trained at acting. It's very hard not to laugh when a happy puppy jumps on top of a chew toy and gnaws on it with glee as the CGI blood flies everywhere.
    • A particular instance is when Ghost (who is completely silent in the books) is trying to warn Jon Snow that the wights are up and about. The "wolf's" whining and scratching at the door was so dog-like that it seems like Jon should be asking, "What is it, girl? Did Rickon fall down the well again??"
  • In Season 1, Littlefinger has an awesome, well-written speech that defines his character extremely well and goes into great detail in explaining his motivations and justifications... Which is completely undercut by the fact that there's hot lesbian sex going on right in front of him that he's supervising while telling his story, which proves to be rather distracting for the audience. Not to forget the infamous command towards one of the prostitutes to another ("Play with her arse."), delivered in a completely deadpan and detached tone of voice considering the situation.
  • Daenerys softly weeping whilst Drogo smashes repeatedly and enthusiastically into her quivering arse whilst doing her doggy-style was definitely a mildly amusing "Oh for God's sake" moment....
  • King Robert's reaction to news of Daenerys' pregnancy during his discussion with Ned Stark is "The WHOOOOOAAAAARRRRR is pregnant!"
  • In one Fanservice scene, Theon is having sex with Ros. Alfie Allen puts a lot of effort into his Immodest Orgasm... but it looks like he has had twelve-thousands volts put through him from the way he jerks around in ecstasy, and he bites his lower lip, which, combined with his little beard, makes him look like an electrocuted rat.
    • And since Allen isn't shy at all about doing full frontal himself, we get to see that Theon's penis apparently instantly deflated once he was done. WTF?!

     Season 2 
  • Daenerys's arc in the second season has several moments of this, because it consists mostly of her wandering around Qarth yelling at other people ("WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?") and not being taken seriously, all while several people around her turn inexplicably evil and betray her for no reason, especially jarring given that none of them did so in the book.
    • On this note, a Deleted Scene shows handmaiden Doreah strangling Irri to death while reciting "sexy" dialogue about erotic asphyxiation. The logic seems to be that because she's a courtesan, she has to do everything sexily. Including cold-blooded murder. It's worth a few eye-rolls.
      • Indeed, before the DVD came out it was the most anticipated of the four deleted scenes included. After the DVD came out, everyone agreed that it was the worst of the four — if not the whole series — and it was a good decision to leave it out. Most people point out to the absurdity of the monologue, that Doreah's motives to betray Dany are even less evident after watching this scene, and Roxanne McKee's poor acting through it.
  • At the end of his Rousing Speech, Theon Greyjoy makes a war face as he screams to battle. Unfortunately, it looks like this. Of course, given the fact that he was knocked out immediately after he was finished speaking, it's likely this was an Intended Audience Reaction.
  • Loras Tyrell talking about jewelry and how he dreamed of his wedding day as a little boy. Because apparently the numerous saucy bedroom scenes with other men weren't enough to convince us he's gay.

     Season 3 
  • Everything about season 3's Daario Naharis. The man looks like he fell through a time portal from the set of Xena: Warrior Princess, and his lines sound like something out of bad fanfiction.
    • This is as good an explanation as any for why he was recast after season three.
    • And while Michiel Huisman's performance is a good deal less silly, there's still the matter of the number of times Daario's name is said in the season 4 premiere to make sure we know it's the same guy.
  • It's hard to take the Unsullied seriously when you notice that their shields look like nipples.
  • In "Mhysa", a very distraught Ygritte has Jon Snow at arrowpoint. Jon tries to plead his way out and tells her that he needs to go home. He sounds extremely whiny and petulant especially when earlier in the episode, Joffrey shrieks at his grandfather that he is not tired. One of these performances was intentional. The other? Not so much.
  • In "Walk of Punishment," specifically the end when Jamie gets his hand sliced off. He screams in terror and it abruptly cuts to the credits, with an upbeat and completely out of place rock song, to the raucous laughter of you and everyone else watching.
  • Daenerys crowdsurfing in the final scene of season 3. The scene is going great, but then it suddenly turns into a rock concert... to say nothing of other problems.
  • Chaosh isn't a pit... Chaosh ish a LADDAH.
    • Littlefinger's accent in this episode and onward. It's really had to take all his Magnificent Bastard scheming seriously when he's pretending to be Irish Batman. It get's even worse in Season 4, especially during the scenes between he and Sansa on the ship — "Oy'm teeking you... to The Veeeeel".
  • Rose Leslie's accent as Ygritte starts to verge on the narmy after a while in Season 3, and evokes the kind of stereotypically gobby northern bint encountered on a night out in Wigan, as opposed to a hardened warrior woman from beyond the wall — "I'm Jyon Snuuuuur — raaaaght fut, lyeft fut!".

     Season 4 
  • Tyrion telling Shae they can no longer be together and that she has to leave King's Landing at once. It's supposed to be dramatic and sad, but it comes off like a very cheap soap opera.
  • OK, the reveal of the Night King and his method of creating new White Walkers was indeed pants-shittingly scary. This however was slightly tarnished by how the baby reacted to the most terrifying monster in the entire Game Of Thrones mythos by grinning and giggling for a few moments.
    • The fact he looks a bit like an albino Darth Maul has made him a little less terrifying to some.
  • Karl's monologue about his backstory. Not only is it a blatant Info Dump with no real purpose, but even for this series the profanity in it is absurdly gratuitous, feeling like it was written by a teenager trying way too hard to be shocking.
  • The shamelessly blatant Plot Armor that Ramsay Snow is wearing in episode 6, turning his back on several armored soldiers while not even wearing a shirt, while they all just stand around and wait for him to sic the dogs on them.
  • Arya trying to sound deep with her "nothing is just... nothing" line is more cringeworthy than profound.
  • Sansa's black outfit in "The Mountain and the Viper," complete with dyed black hair and a black dress adorned with feathers. It's supposed to represent her becoming morally darker, but the fact it's so over the top just ruins the drama of the reveal. The comparisons to other dark-robed pop culture figures are endless. The actress lampshaded this in an interview, describing the look as "Sansa's gothic phase".
  • Tyrion's "beetle monologue" is already notorious for this, especially when it goes on for about five minutes and is painfully obviously just there for Padding.
    • Which is in itself an insult to the fans who had waited all season for Oberyn's dramatic, climactic fight, assumed to be the high point of the season, only for it to last a few minutes at the end of the episode. If viewers weren't hating the scene before, they're hating it now!
  • In "The Watchers on the Wall" when the giant shoots a man with its giant bow and arrow, the man practically gets launched into space.
    Gilly: Promise me you won't die.
    Sam: I promise I won't die.
    • Ygritte's death scene is undercut by a couple things: Olly's "I have your back" nod to Jon after he spent the majority of the episode hugging his knees in abject terror at worst, and operating the elevator at most was quite distracting. Then you have her last words being her Catch Phrase, which is narmy thanks to the amount of Memetic Mutation it's undergone.
    • The nod isn't helped by being soundtracked to Bon Jovi.
      • It's also not helped by featuring a rare use in the show of slow motion as the battle rages on, making them look stuck in their own narrative bubble given how they're not interrupted at all.
  • While Tyrion killing Shae was a sad, sad scene, the moment is slightly ruined by the camera slowly panning to Shae's corpse wearing a big, happy smile while Tyrion sobs his apologies for killing her.
    • Also, there is a close up on Tyrion's face, and the gravitas is somewhat ruined by the snot visible on his upper lip.
  • In the last episode, Qyburn talking about how he will heal the Mountain and beginning the work on him comes across like something out of a Frankenstein movie.
  • "I love my lover." Yes, very insightful there, Cersei.
    • (To Jaime) "I choose you". Did anyone else think that Cersei was talking about Pokémon there, when she said that?

     Season 5 
  • Daenerys' Arc Words in the Season 5 trailers "I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel." are either a Badass Boast or... this.
  • The Westerosi have a custom of putting stones with painted eyes onto the closed eyelids of the recently deceased. At certain angles it can look pretty goofy, which is certainly the case with Jon Arryn and Tywin's funerals.
  • The deafening silence after Daenerys orders Mossador's execution is fairly creepy, yes, but all the slaves hissing at her kind of destroys the moment. Then the riot Daenerys causes takes it back to Nightmare Fuel levels.
  • Ellaria Sand's anger at the death of Oberyn, and her subsequent speech to Doran, are quite passionate, but somewhat undercut by this line:
    "... this Lannister girl skips about the gardens, eating our food, breathing OUR air!
    • Apparently, Myrcella should have stopped breathing in Dorne after Oberyn died. Then she'd be much less offensive.
  • Just like Karl above, they seem to have panicked a bit about how to get Obara Sand's backstory across, so out of nowhere she launches into a monologue about her past, to people who already know the whole thing. It's actually pretty reminiscent of Zuko's backstory in The Last Airbender.
  • The Sand Snakes' introduction scene is overall too Narmy with many comparing them to B-Movie "Bad Girls" of the kind parodied in Pulp Fiction (Fox Force Five). From the aforementioned Info Dump, the needlessly cruel and convoluted torture of the captain (who willingly brought them information), to the youngest Snake behaving like a little girl with her Establishing Character Moment being calling out "mama!" and running to Ellaria, it is a somewhat painful scene to watch.
  • A mix-up in the costuming department resulted in the Sand Snakes' breastplates having nipples. The Joel Schumacher jokes pretty much write themselves.
    • Even funnier when you remember a line commonly used in the series is "as useless as nipples on a breastplate."
  • The fight between the Sand Snakes and Jaime/Bronn is appallingly cheesy and looks like it was made for an action B-movie. None of the Snakes' actions look fast enough, Obara of the Badass Boast can't even beat a crippled Jaime Lannister and Nym's whipping just seems to be a mild annoyance at worst, and oh good grief Tyene! The conclusion of the fight has the leader of the Snakes essentially give a Badass Boast... then simply throw down her spear when her opponents don't immediately surrender to her.
  • ANY time it cuts to Olly Chekov to see his reaction to Jon doing something. Foreshadowing is not subtle in Season 5.
  • Ramsay's Villain Sue-ness really goes overboard this season; he sabotages and derails Stannis's entire war effort and storyline with 20 unspotted men in an offscreen moment, somehow destroying the food supplies of an army of thousands, their siege weapons, setting fire to tents, and killing and running off hundreds of horses, and not only do they not face any resistance when carrying out this act, they somehow avoid being spotted at all. This ninja attack is so outlandish that many don't take it seriously and view it as surreal comedy.
    • The fact that Davos and Stannis were able to somehow glean that it was twenty men was also distracting and ridiculous. No one saw them, but they managed to figure out their numbers to a man? Even their footprints would be impossible to sort out after all the chaos and continued snowfall. It just screams Forced Meme.
  • The Sons of the Harpy attack scene in Meereen involves several stages of this.
    • The scene devolves into narm before Drogon even shows up. The tension and drama are high right up until the Sons of the Harpy get them surrounded in the middle of the arena, at which point it comes to a screeching halt as the Sons, who had been slaughtering their way through the crowd, immediately degenerate to poking and prodding at Dany's group one at a time only to be cut down by Daario or Jorah in a manner that suggests that had Drogon not shown up, they would have just slowly whittled down the Harpies' numbers.
    • When the Sons of the Harpy reveal themselves at the fighting pits, there is an unholy and completely ridiculous piece of chanting music that plays, as if we needed even more indication that these Malevolent Masked Men are evil. It also brings to mind the sacrifice song from South Park, making it even more unintentionally hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv5NI54QlvI
    • Not to mention how ridiculously suddenly they appear all around the stadium. It's hard to imagine dozens of people simultaneously beginning to put on those huge masks, and neither the other spectators nor the guards notice anything and raise alarm until one of the rebels runs up to the queen and tries to kill her.
    • Dany's Face Death with Dignity moment was a bit awkwardly directed to time with Drogon's arrival, with the close-up on her closing her eyes coming off to many like we'd fallen into Interstellar and she was instead summoning Drogon with The Power of Love.
    • Daenerys riding Drogon. Despite the best job the special effects can do, Daenerys actually riding a flying dragon nonetheless becomes this. The books were Low Fantasy as it is but the show's even less focused on magic, making this turn to High Fantasy look really weird. Also, the numerous large, sharp spines on Drogon's back made some viewers laugh at just how obviously, *ahem*, uncomfortable riding this particular dragon must be. Not to mention how slow Daenerys was with actually mounting Drogon coupled with the Sons of Harpy not actually doing anything to stop her. Add to that the fact that she's pretty much abandoning her court while their enemies are around. In the books there was no Sons of the Harpy attack, just a mob trying to escape Drogon.
  • Ellaria's conversation with Jaime where she empathizes with his romance with Cersei struck many people as downright weird for equating Dorne's Eternal Sexual Freedom with incest and the scene itself serves no purpose other than to remind us how much of an Open Secret Jaime's relationship with Cersei is and how "liberal" Dorne is. There's quite a difference between free love outside marriage, homosexuality, and incest, and also comes across as Character Exaggeration of the Dornish.
    • In a similar vein, when Jaime finally reveals to Myrcella that he is her father, one can't help but roll their eyes at Myrcella's declaration that she's glad to be a bastard born of incest against all the laws of gods and men, meaning her family has effectively usurped the Iron Throne. Then she dies, which is an "Oh, for the love of God..." moment all on its own, as it reveals the scene to be a clumsy attempt to yank at the heartstrings.
      • The fuzzy music that plays when Myrcella tells Jaime she's known all along he's her father, and hugs him. It's only narmy if the fact that a girl going beyond acceptance into actually being grateful that she is the product of incest doesn't make you crave some Brain Bleach.
      • Myrcella's death itself. In a show that frequently goes out of its way to avoid happy endings, her being Too Happy to Live by having a Perfectly Arranged Marriage and accepting who her father is makes it laughably easy to predict her death. It doesn't help that Ellaria and the Sand Snakes act all smug afterwards as if they got away with something, even though the ship is still in sight of the shore and could turn around for medical attention, making their actions hair-pullingly obvious, and it's ridiculous that they believe they could get away with it for more than a day.
  • "You want a good girl, but you need a bad pussy." A strong candidate for the worst line ever written for the show, and so a fair representation of the entire Dorne storyline. It's so bad that one would be excused for thinking it's a shout-out to a masterpiece by the name of Shark Attack 3: Megalodon.
  • The face-peeling scene would've been a very disturbing bit of Mind Screw, IF they limited it to 2 or 3 faces. With half a dozen it starts to look like a parody. In fact, one of the Scary Movies did it, except with actual masks. It looked only slightly sillier than what we saw here. Plus, Arya getting more and more freaked out by every face she pulls off, like she hadn't done the same thing herself earlier in this very episode. It's pretty tempting to shout "Yeah, try it eight more times, maybe it'll work!"
    • Scary Movie nothing, that's something straight out of Scooby-Doo!
  • It's hard to take Septa Unella's threatening demeanor seriously when she sounds like a clerical Sheldon Cooper.
    • "Shame!... Shame!... Shame!... Shame!... Shame!... Shame!..." She's saying that because it's a walk of shame, you see. (as well as literal Slut-Shaming)
    • dingalingaling!
  • The Humiliation Conga that Stannis has to suffer in just one episode: his wife hangs himself, Melisandre flees, his knights desert and so on. Most of it happens offscreen and in a ridiculously short amount of time. You would be forgiven for expecting Blinkin to appear and comment "Oh, it's good to be home, ain't it, Master Stannis?"
    • The tragedy of Stannis' From Bad to Worse situation can be undercut (or even cross over into farce) by its Up to Eleven nature: the second he finishes hearing awful news, even worse news arrives. It feels like an infomercial... "But wait, there's more!"
  • The end of Stannis' Humiliation Conga has an added layer, as Brienne declares that she's killing Stannis for his murder of Renly, the rightful king. It's too solemn and untruthful for some to take seriously, as if Stannis needed yet another humiliation before being written off. Although likely in-character given her devotion, it's very jarring and silly because no one, not even Renly or Loras considered Renly the rightful king. And despite the writers trying to make it seem like a dramatic conclusion to Brienne's revenge quest it makes her come across as a massive Hypocrite, as she is killing someone who clearly had a better claim to the Iron Throne than Renly. Renly was many things, but not the rightful king by any law of the Seven Kingdoms.
  • The battle of Winterfell is too ridiculous to be taken seriously. An entire season of build-up to this very moment. Stannis' theme comes up, Bolton's army approaches, Stannis draws his sword and the armies clash... and 5 seconds later we see Stannis' decimated army and Ramsay once again completely unscathed and basically saying "Okay boys, we're done here, I need to head home so I can get laid".
  • The location scouts did a very good job with Dorne... but the Alcazar of Seville is such a well known landmark, and its architecture and decor are so stereotypical Moorish Andalusian, that some locals find their suspension of disbelief shattered to pieces whenever Dorne appears.
  • Some people find the purple make-up for "Ser Robert Strong's" face a bit over-the-top.
  • In "The Gift", the prison scene between the Sand Snakes and Bronn looked like Tyene is acting like a stripper during her little poison game because she’s holding the prison bars while flirting with Bronn, likewise for flashing her boobs at him. Now all we need is for her to do some pole dancing. Between the gratuitous nudity, Fridge Logic (why would she use slow-acting poison on a mission where she'd fight her fellow Dornishmen? Why is her nudity apparently enough to trigger the poison when fighting wasn't?), and her shift to a completely different personality from what audiences have seen, it's very tough to take it seriously.
  • In the finale, Dany trying to go back to Meereen. First, on Drogon. The whole scene looks like a classic comedy scene in Western or Historical Fiction parodies, when The Hero can't get his horse/donkey/camel to bring him where he wants to go (it's even in Don Quixote). Then, on foot. Hundreds of riders, who came out of nowhere, start orbiting around her. Hard to remain serious watching this piece.
  • The season finale on the wall is regarded to be very silly for the sheer number of Dashed Plot Line and Cliffhanger piled one after the other, to a point that momentous events (such as Stannis' defeat, Sansa's escape, Myrcella's poisoning, Jon's stabbing) register with Dull Surprise by the end.
  • Lena Headey was pregnant during filming of the season finale (and has yet to do a nude scene for the show), so (much like Scarlett Johansson in Avengers: Age of Ultron's action scenes) Cersei's walk of shame is achieved with a combination of close-ups, body double shots where her face is clearly not visible, and occasionally CG-ing her head onto the double. Once you notice, it's impossible to unsee.
    • This also applies to the scene of Cersei being prepared for the walk, where you can clearly see the double struggling to keep her hair in front of her face.
    • The fact that the walk itself, not counting the preceding and subsequent Cersei scenes, took over 6 minutes puts it somewhere between Filler and Overly Long Gag.
  • Taking Jon's stabbing seriously is made challenging by the fact that he was first tricked into looking at a sign with "TRAITOR" painted on it, and therefore, as part of the conspiracy to kill their Lord Commander, one of the Night's Watch was given the job of painting a sign. Not to mention imagining the conversation that led to this decision. "Hmm, how can we make it clear that we're upset with him, other than repeatedly stabbing him to death? I know! We'll make him look at a sign." Alternatively, they couldn't agree which Pre-Mortem One-Liner to use and this was their compromise.
    • It gets even sillier in the Season 6 premiere. They didn't take the sign down, and left Jon's corpse in the snow lying under it. It takes Davos about two seconds to put two and two together and realize what happened. Way to go, guys.

     Season 6 
  • In the Season 6 premiere, the entire Night's Watch outside the conspiracy to kill Jon is exactly as outraged as you'd expect... until the vast majority are completely talked around on it after just a couple minutes of Thorne speechifying. Also not helping is how the camera keeps cutting to Olly despite him contributing nothing at all to the scene, like we might just forget about his existence.
    • Olly's smug expression of righteousness. Compounded by the fact that the camera repeatedly turns to him during Thorne's Motive Rant, despite him doing nothing but that one expression in any of the focus shots.
  • Dorne continues to deliver with its solid storyline about those Xena rejects avenging Oberyn by murdering his remaining relatives.
    • We start with an out-of-nowhere coup justified by Insane Troll Logic and accompanied by gratuitous gloating.
    • Tyene "the Bad Pussy" effortlessly killing the elite bodyguard Areo Hotah, who is three times her size with one stab of a dagger. Even the crippled Prince Doran gave much more of a fight when being killed by her mother.
    • Obara and Nymeria seemingly perform Offscreen Teleportation to get on Trystane's ship so soon after they were seen at the shore. Then we're treated to Nymeria trying one-on-one combat in closed quarters with a whip, only to get cockblocked by her older sister. At least she got to say another chirpy, cheesy B-movie one-liner after killing their own cousin to boot: "You're a greedy bitch, you know that?" So passes Trystane, son of Doran. It's made even more hilarious with a laugh track.
  • The entire fact that the remaining Jon loyalists in Season 6 consist of Davos, Edd... and a few other random guys. You can just imagine the writing team's Mass "Oh, Crap!" upon realizing that maybe they shouldn't have killed off Pyp and Grenn when they did.
  • Ramsay's grief for Myranda almost makes you feel sorry for his loss, if mourner and mournee weren't such despicable characters. What happens next can only be summarized as "Ok, that's enough humanizing for today, back to business!" when Ramsay orders her body to be butchered for meat.
  • It's hard to take Khal Moro seriously as a new antagonist when his first attempt to be intimidating turns into a Monty Python sketch.
  • The messages scrawled on the walls of Meereen that say, "KILL THE MASTERS" and "MHYSA IS A MASTER" not only look like terribly out-of-place graffiti penned by a modern hand, but Fridge Logic makes them even more nonsensical. They're written in Westerosi (i.e. English) in a place where the dominant language is Valyrian and the majority of the population is illiterate. However, it seems Translation Convention may be in play regarding what language the writing's supposed to be (i.e. it could be Valyrian rather than Westerosi).
  • The rather insane case of Playing Gertrude with the actor playing Euron Greyjoy, who's forty years younger than Balon's actor, and actually also younger than Yara's actress. Between his on-screen brothers Balon and Aeron, Euron looks like he could be their grandson.
  • Melisandre's attempt to resurrect Jon Snow amounts to giving him a haircut and a light shave, then washing his hair. It looks less like a resurrection ritual and more like she's his barber. Plus, it's uncannily like all those Arya the Mortician scenes in Season 5, making it almost seem that if Arya had just inadvertently mumbled some Valryian about not being dead the same thing might have happened.
    • And given how her usual magic required burning people or making shadow-babies, this scene is downright anti-climatic. One can't help but think that she is cutting Jon Snow's hair, caressing his abs and mumbling some nonsense just to get Davos off her case.
    • It's also hard to take seriously due to its similarity to the ending of Crank 2: High Voltage, with Melisandre being seemingly unsuccessful and Davos leading her away, only for Jon to revive just before the end credits.
  • The High Sparrow and Jaime's encounter in the sept. Jaime confesses to his face more sins than all the imprisoned named characters combined are accused of (heck, The High Sparrow arrested Margaery for allegedly covering for her brother's homosexuality and thinks that her not being without sin is a good reason to keep her imprisoned), and they are surrounded by armed Sparrows. The High Sparrow keeps babbling about gods-fearing and overthrowing empires... and then just leaves, without any interest in arresting Jaime.
  • In Episode 3, young Ned's supposedly grim expression is really angsty. His eyebrows don't help either, making him look like he's related to Daenerys.
  • By Season 6, Ramsay Bolton (nee Snow)'s life of endless dog-kicking just gets more and more laughable. The writers go out of their way to have him be so very evil and aim for cheap shocks that it loses all meaning and each subsequent kick just winds up hilarious. It basically amounts to a game for viewers to see what he's going to do next.
  • Dany's final confrontation with the Khals is spoken entirely in Dothraki, which dilutes the last couple lines a bit when the fire behind the subtitles makes them almost illegible.
  • The exclamation "Hodor!" has become such a meme that his death scene where his younger self shouts "Hold the Door! Hold Door! Hodor!" repeatedly plays out exactly like the classic "Numb arm! Numb arm! Narm!", only about ten times longer.
    • A few found The Reveal of Hodor to be trite and melodramatic, especially the rather aggressive cross-cutting at the end for a rather obvious setup. For non-English localizations, the reveal is challenging to translate fluidly since "hold the door" sounds different than Hodor in other languages. Attempts to make it work have been mixed to say the least for example: in Italian, the line was changed to "Trova un modo!" ("Find a way!"). In French and Portuguese, the original line is preserved to its literal translation ("Pas-au dehors" and "Segure a porta") and trying to gradually change it to Hodor placed this trope in full effect. A few of them are detailed here, some are creative, some don't even try. Germanic languages had an easier time of it, with the words being very common roots, so for instance "Halt das Tor" (German) and "Håll dörren" (Swedish).
  • The whole Kingsmoot feels rather ridiculous, as the Ironborn easily get swayed to each side after each speech. Then there is the fact that none of them noticed Yara and Theon stealing the entire Iron Fleet.
    • The fact that Euron openly admits to murdering his brother and then delivers the line "Where are my niece and nephew? Let's go murder them!" Isn't kinslaying meant to be a taboo in Westeros?
  • Daenerys gets yet another rousing speech in "Blood of My Blood", and while being a visually impressive scene, it barely makes any sense to exist. Aside from the glaring Ass Pull that is Drogon suddenly appearing and tamed, it comes at a time when she is marching with an already-loyal army of Dothraki with no apparent morale problems to speak of. It feels like Dany got bored more than anything.
  • After leaving the Faceless Men, Arya clearly knows they'll try to kill her for it, yet is quite unbelievably naive in letting a strange woman approach her. And then the Waif just immediately stabs her, bringing up the question of why she even needed a disguise.
  • Though it's thankfully never actually said in the show, Septon Ray's name is quite jarringly modern. And then there's his shameless As You Know where he seems to think Sandor needs to be caught up about how he almost died.
    • Not helping matters is that "Brother" Ray is another name used for this character. This is liable to make people think more of a table-smashing pro wrestler than a repentant religious pacifist...
  • While better than the above-mentioned scene, Arya's final showdown with the Waif still has some eye-rolling bits as the Waif casually strolls after her like the Terminator yet is always right behind her like a slasher villain, and after Arya takes the candle out, the show actually tries to drag out the suspense of who won, like anyone could have any doubt even on this show.
    • The sheer degree of Hollywood Healing Arya manages throughout the sequence also deserves mention. Between episodes 7 and 8, Arya is stabbed multiple times in the stomach, jumps into an undoubtedly polluted river, staggers through the streets of Braavos, receives treatment from an amateur and one night of rest, manages a high-speed chase on foot, takes several falls from significant heights, rolls down a stone staircase, and reopens her hastily-bandaged stomach wounds, yet at the end of the episode she is able to walk confidently out of the House of Black and White. It's difficult to believe the Waif ever could have killed her, as apparently nothing can.
    • Made worst by the amount of Apathetic Citizens during the whole pursuit (bonus point for the men's spa), as if nobody cared about two children fighting, parkouring and pushing stuff around.
    • The staircase scene. Arya rolls down a ridiculous number of steps, and hits every single fruit basket on the way down. Not only does it feel like something out of a cartoon (with cries of "My basket!" from the distraught townspeople likely reminding Avatar: The Last Airbender fans of a certain cabbage merchant), but it honestly looks like Arya did it on purpose.
  • The death of Lady Crane, with Arya discovering her body with a pair of blunt stool legs stuck through her shoulders. Even if you buy that the Waif could have somehow done it, it still clearly wouldn't have killed her.
  • The blatant change of wording from "trebuchet" to its kinda-sorta-maybe synonym "catapult" in the show's version of Jaime's much-loved threat to Edmure Tully reeks of Viewers Are Morons.
  • The Hound remarking that he survived by The Power of Hate. Apparently The Power of Hate is strong enough to prevent infection and set bones properly enough to prevent a bad limp.
  • Jon's race into every single arrow Ramsay's army can fire, none of them coming anywhere close (along with several hitting Rickon's body, like they were actually aiming for it). It's rather fitting that after three seasons of increasingly ridiculous Plot Armor, Ramsay could only be defeated by someone whose own Plot Armor was even more absurd.
  • Jon meeting Smalljon Umber during the battle is quite bizarrely played like these two have been lifelong mortal enemies, when they actually have nothing to do with each other as far as we've seen.
  • Dany freeing her two other dragons is played as a brilliant piece of Take a Third Option, despite being the blindingly obvious best thing to do. And the Masters' reactions come off as them somehow having forgotten the dragons existed.
  • The forces of the Vale coming out of nowhere to save the Stark alliance out of nowhere at exactly the moment things are at their most hopeless. You almost expect Aidan Gillen to chime in with some narration about "looking to the east"... dodgy accent being optional.
  • Jon Snow and his army must be made up of the fastest sprinters in Westeros, as not even a minute passes after Ramsay arrives in Winterfell on horseback, before Jon's army starts breaking down the gate. It looks even more strange that the none of the Vale knights participate in the final siege, in spite of actually possessing horses.
  • Keeping up with the show's tradition concerning most of the scenes involving dogs, the moments before Ramsay's death are hilarious to anyone familiar with dog expressions - the supposed "beast" gives off tremendous Puppy-Dog Eyes that are clearly full of love, not bloodthirst.
  • 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.
    • Possibly justified in that the final scene is probably a mildly Distant Finale, given that the same episode also contained an earlier time skip long enough for Olenna to go through several of the stages of mourning and then travel to Dorne, and also for Jaime to get home from The Twins.
  • After Ellaria made such a big deal about how she was killing Doran because of his refusal to take any action against the Lannisters, it's quite weird that she proceeds to disappear for the rest of the season, not doing anything herself until Varys arrives to get her ass in gear.
    • How does Ellaria call out Varys? By ringing a bell. A bell which made it looked like she's calling the waiter to bring in some pizza. Since when is Varys, the Spider and former Master of Whisperers, treated like Ellaria’s personal butler?
  • The final scene of Book 5 in which Varys has his Little Birds murder Kevan Lannister is changed to Qyburn killing Pycelle. Fair enough, except that for some reason they decided to also transplant Varys' lines about how Kevan doesn't deserve this and he regrets having to do it to further his plans, which don't fit the new situation well at all.
    • Also, it's kind of weird that Qyburn bothers doing this at all since Pycelle was presumably on his way to the Great Sept anyway, which had been marked for demolition-via-wildfire by Cersei (Qyburn's boss). Maybe It's Personal between Qyburn and Pycelle?
    • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot - Pycelle is the Grand Maester, and so likely had some say in stripping Qyburn of his Maester's chain. Why didn't they expound on this instead of just copypasting the Varys/Kevan scene over these two?
  • Tommen's suicide is less disturbing and sad and more hilarious with how abruptly the kid just steps out the window and how still the camera is during all of it. Not to mention Tommen's calm and rather bored demeanor humorously turns the scene from "Driven to Suicide after losing everything I love" to "Fuck this, I'm out".

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