Nah! I wouldn't send White Walkers after anybody...
...for having an opinion.
Heck, there's plenty of characters I don't care for that seem to be "fan favorites"... Danerys and Jon, for example. I liked them both well enough in the early seasons but, as the show progressed, they started being more irritating than entertaining (same in the books). Tyrion and Arya, though, I've enjoyed since the beginning... Arya because her journey was NEVER the standard for a Westerosi "lady" and Tyrion because... well... he's hysterical!
I forget if you said no spoilers, and I can change this if that's the case. But to be safe:
The Starks are the most interesting family--though I agree with Eol about Jon Snow. I started to like him in the later seasons a little more becausense of his bad assness in a fight, but he's such a tropey character, I just don't care.
Arya is interesting. I like her as continuing on as the Stark assassin haha-after she kills Cersei, of course.
I will just come out and say this though: I doubt she'd take it because she loves the North so much, but I want Sansa on the Iron throne. She has been through so much and to me, her character has grown more than any of the others-especially in terms of ruling and seeing straght through peoples' bulls***. I hated her for most of the show, and was juuuuust starting to let myself like her before it seemed like she was going to let herself be manipulated by Little Finger again. I was SO mad, until that reveal of the Stark wolf pack, her and Arya and Bran, working together to take him out unfolded. So good.
Dany is pretty much the opposite of Sansa. She started out SO COOL. Kahleesi of a wild Dothraki clan, a meek girl transforming into a kiiiiller woman, immune to fire, DRAGONS. But the last couple seasons have, to me, really started to show her Mad King blood come out, and now I can't help but root against her--at least after the White Walkers, Cersei, and the rockstar pirate are taken out. At least if she's gone, Jon can still manage the dragons.
I could go on, but my thumbs are tired.
Who do you all think deserves to be on the Iron throne at the end?
Who do you think will actually take it?
Posted on 2019-04-17 at 10:58:10.
Edited on 2019-04-17 at 10:59:41 by breebles
I think Jon and Danearys both deserve it. They're both fair, just people who believe in treating everyone fairly. Like how Danearys freed all those innocent people from slavery and how Jon befriended the Wildlings.
If Dany didn't have her dragons, she'd be nuthin', a nobody. She's not incredibly strategic (which is generally fine because you have advisors for that), and while sticking to your guns is usually a decent trait, showing mercy is also cool at times. Dany, however, is really just a one-note character: "BURN BURN BURN MY DAD WAS ON THE THRONE, IT'S MINE. Oh, you don't agree with everything I think and say? TELL IT TO MAH BIG BOIS."
It is just my opinion, I think she's become really cocky because she has her dragons to back her, and too ruthless a ruler for me. I do think some of my opinion is based on some of the writing. Like when (I think it was) Sansa asked Dany in the first episode of this season what her dragons eat, and Dany turns to her and just goes, "Whatever they want."
Okay Dany, yeah, we know, are they going to eat the good guys are not? You know that's what we mean, stop trying to be cool. You have dragons and are immune to fire, we get it, you're a bad ass.
Obviously, again, this is heavily just my opinion of how her character has progressed, and it's really just with the last couple seasons. She freed Meereen, but didn't prove herself to be a very good ruler. She burned Sam's pops and bro--they didn't bend the knee, but even Tyrion tries to persuade her to at least send them to the wall (which is why I wouldn't really mind Tyrion on the throne, though he is a Lannister). Dany just leans on her dragons for everything. Can't really blame her, because that's cool, but the dragons in Jon's control (since he's a Targaryan) I think would be put to better use with his calmer head, than in Dany's control.
Again, I think she has a bit too much of that mad king blood, and is too hot-headed (lulz) to be a good ruler. I used to be fully in her camp, but I'd even prefer Jon than her.
Posted on 2019-04-17 at 18:48:30.
Edited on 2019-04-17 at 19:03:06 by breebles
I'd like to see both Jon and Daenerys share the throne however GoT being GoT and with this the last season my guess is Cersi wins it in the end. However she pays the cost of Jaime dead, her unborn dead, the Imp dead, and her alone, no family left, on the Iron Throne.
Tann, there's been so much build up for Arya wanting to kill Cersei. If Cersei kills Arya, I don't know what I'll do. Everything will burn! *goes super saiyan Dany*
But that IS an interesting take. I haven't given any thought to Cersei winning. But, "when you play the game of thrones, you either win, or you die", and Cersei has certainly played it hard.
Man, there was so much on that first episode, I'm not sure we've even discussed how creepy super sneaky Bran was the entire episode, or how-holy damn yes-Theon rescued his sister and they team up (), or if we think Cersei is playing the weirdo pirate rockstar, or if she's actually into this gross "imma put a baybeh in ya" dude.
I'm going to try not to just recap the episode because despite the relative lack of action, I truly enjoyed most of it.
The dragons staring at Jon while he made out with their mom was pretty hilarious.
I really liked the Arya/Jon reunion, for a couple reasons: one, Arya's been trying to find Jon for so long. He meant so much to her when they were growing up, and she had gotten so close before, that it was a really great moment; and two, I like the tension that came out of that moment--Arya sticking up for her family (which on another level is so wonderful because she and Sansa had been at such odds in the beginning) and basically letting Jon know that he should evaluate where his alliances are. And now that I'm thinking about it, Sansa and Arya both sort of had a Family > Everything chat with Jon, but now he knows he's a Targaryon. So will that further solidify his standing with Auntie Girlfriend Danaerys? Will his being the "true" Targaryon heir put him in contention with Dany? Will it affect his ties with the Starks (he's half Stark, so I'm not too worried about his feelings toward them?).
That scene brought up a lot of things I cared about so I really liked it.
Theon rescuing his sister and them teaming up? Top!
Sam's scenes. Excellent.
I was going to bring up Sansa's interaction with Tyrion and how it showed her growth as a person even more, but really I liked most of the scenes with her a lot. It could be because I used to despise her and now I'm just, ya know, so proud and happy about who she's become lol
Bran just popping up everywhere and scaring the s*** out of people was priceless--and yeah that includes the end with Jaime.
Ginger Viking shouting, "MY EYES ARE ALWAYS BLUE"
I don't know, I think I'm just excited the show is back haha, but those are the bits that really stood out to me.
Posted on 2019-04-18 at 20:15:19.
Edited on 2019-04-19 at 13:12:25 by breebles