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Game of Thrones - Season 8

one month ago
So, GOT 8 is coming April 14 and being a big fan (of the series, the books not so much) I was wondering if anyone else was? Who do you think is going to sit on the Iron Throne? Who will live? Who will die? I'm pretty certain Cersei, Qyburn et al will bite the dust and probably Jamie too to finish his whole redemption thing. Jon Snow and Daenerys will probably become King and Queen but I have a feeling one of them, probably Jon, might not make it. As Grey Worm, Varys, Jorah etc are a bit expendable they might not either. Also Bran is a bit too all-powerful now so he might be cut up too.

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Game of Thrones - Season 8

one month ago

All the Lannisters save for Tyrion are going to die.

I imagine the remaining Starks will all live. Unfortunately that will include Sansa. I don't see Bran dying, he'll probably just go back to beyond what's left of the wall and meld back into a tree or something.

The Greyjoys, all of them could die for all I care, though I figure the sister will at least live.

Danny will probably live to be queen, not sure about Jon being king though. They'll probably have him die or not take the throne for some reason. It'll be a real lame move though if he doesn't just because Danny's his aunt.

Guessing Brianne will live, though I wouldn't mind if she died.

The Hound will finally kill the Mountain. Who knows if he'll survive to the end though.

Going to guess the Red Woman is going to die, same for that guy who's already died several times. Grey Worm, don't care either way, but it wouldn't be a loss. Same for Jorah I suppose. He's just there to be perpetually friendzoned by Danny. The merc that Danny was fucking in Essos is probably going to come to Westeros as reinforcements, and will probably get killed.

Vayrs I assume will live. Not like he's going to be around the heavy fighting. The Onion Knight will probably survive, same for Sam.

I'd like to see Qyburn get away somehow though he's probably going to get killed.

I really want Bron survive the series and get his castle. That's a 50/50 chance though.

Ideally the Night King just kills everyone and covers Westeros in eternal winter, but I doubt that's going to happen.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

11 days ago
These are my guesses about GOT character fates:

Tyron Lannister: Will survive.
Jaime Lannister: Will die in some heroically redeeming way.
Cersei Lannister: Going to die in some horrible way or spend her life in some horrible way.
Daenerys Targaryen: Definitely going to survive.
Jon Snow: Hard to say, my guess is survive to complete his character arc of bastard to winner.
Davos Seaworth: Will probably die of old age or fighting as he has kind of outlived his usefulness.
Sansa Stark: Will survive, unfortunately.
Arya Stark: Will survive, hopefully.
Theon Greyjoy: Will hopefully die in some redeeming character sort of way.
Missander: Will survive.
Brienne of Tarth: Probably will survive.
Samwell Tarly: Will survive otherwise GOT fans everywhere will go mental.
Bran Stark: Will survive, otherwise the whole becoming the three eyed raven thing was a waste of time.
Sandor Clegane: Will probably die killing the mountain.
Varys: Going to die as his death was already predicted by Melisandre.
Melisandre: Going to die as she already predicted her own death.
Tormund Giantsbane: To badass to die.
Gilly: Will survive
Bronn: Too cool to die.
Gendry: Probably disposable, not sure what the point to his survival would be.
Jorah Mormont: Will probably die for Daenerys.
Euron Greyjoy: Definitely going to die.
Beric Dondarrion: Going to die in some meaningful way.
Eddison Tollett: Going to survive as they’ve run out of people to be Night Watchman Number One.
Gregor Clegane: Definitely going to die (again).
Grey Worm: Will probably die just to give his girlfriend a dramatic sad scene.
Podrick Payne: Probably going to survive.
Qyburn: Going to die.
Edmure Tully: Worthless but will probably survive.
Lyanna Mormont: Will survive.
Robin Arynn: Too insignificant to die.
Yohn Royce: Will probably die as, along with Davos, he is one of the last of the old timers.
Yara Greyjoy: Will probably survive to be Queen of the Iron Islands.
The Night King: Inevitably going to be destroyed.
Harry Strickland: New guy and leader of the Golden Company, will probably be killed.

Interested to see how many of the 35 I guessed right :D

Game of Thrones - Season 8

11 days ago

Ser Pounce: Takes Iron Throne and lives

Littlefinger: Is actually alive and stays alive to climb that ladda

Ned Stark: Comes back to life as a whitewalker

Catelyn Stark: Comes back to life as a whitewalker

Ellaria Sand: Rots in dungeon as she should for being a bad character

Game of Thrones - Season 8

one month ago

Who cares about Incest of Thrones? Re; Zero Season 2 was announced. Now I can eat popcorn watching Subaru suffer and die over and over again to save his loved ones without powers because he's literally a time looper without offensive powers, on a high fantasy world, that has to die and return to an earlier save point basically every episode to defeat witch edgelords and the occasional monster/serial killer.

On a more serious note, I still can't bring myself to catch up on GoT after S2 so I'm sticking up to the books and random YouTube spoilers.

EDIT: Just remembered I still have a GoT ebook on Amazon from a promotion on a chocolate box while reading this thread. This might be the most wholesome day on my life, thank you all.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago

Kind of disillusioned with the show since it went off-book. The characters, dialogue, and plot elements are becoming increasingly generic High Fantasy cliche's. The show started off somewhat promisingly (getting past the fact that everyone in Westeros speaks English instead of a made-up Fantasy language... never mind that their ancestors from the lost continent of Valeria spoke their own language and that everyone else in that world speaks a Fantasy language) and the first four seasons contained some strong writing with great character development and a lot of interesting world-building and background history. But the further the show strays from the books, the more this whole thing just resembles another second-rate Tolkien knockoff. The show's complex political machinations and dynamic character arcs impressed me greatly. But that was mostly what George R. R. Martin had written in the novels. Now it's all Good Vs. Evil in an "ultimate showdown" and I'm afraid the ending will be too damned predictable... unless of course the White Walkers turn everybody into the the living dead, which is sort of what the producers are doing anyway. 

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago
I don't watch the show and haven't read the books, so perhaps I shouldn't be joining the debate. But is it ever specifically specified that they truly do speak English? After all, even if they didn't, the author would still write the dialog in English because we can't read it otherwise.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago
Not really specifically stated in the show, but they do speak english. Although there are different languages that are spoken, that I can only presume are made up.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago

They hired a linguist to create some of the languages for the show.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_J._Peterson

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago

Pretty sure they speak English. Would explain why they refer to the Western continent as Westeros and the Eastern one as Essos. Rather unimaginative names for continents.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago
It is possible that those are just translations, too. Those continents might just have the words west and east in their language. Unless it's specified, it doesn't always make sense to assume that the characters are truly speaking English. For example, imagine you're writing a story about some aliens. They obviously wouldn't speak English, but their dialog would be in English regardless.
But I guess it doesn't matter either way. I don't care enough about the book to go defending such a pointless little thing.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago

I think in the books, the people of Westeros speak "Common," which sounds like the language everyone speaks in Dungeons & Dragons. I read somewhere that they are basically speaking English. Martin didn't want to do the kind of homework Tolkien did. I don't even want to touch the books, though. The longest novel I ever tried to read was Austin Tappen Wright's "Islandia" (which, incidentally, has its own detailed language) and I STILL didn't finish it... I think I have just 40 pages to go. I generally find fantasy novels that can act as doorstops to be daunting and time-consuming. 

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago
'basically English' is what the common language is in every fantasy or science fiction thing. Little difficult to tell a story if the audience can't understand what the POV characters are saying.

Just curious, what do you think of every major character in LOTR speaking Westron aka English?

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago

Tolkien sets LOTR in Europe in some pre-historic antediluvian mythical age, similar to the Hyborean Age of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories. In no way does he intend his readers to think the characters are really speaking English, but instead expects people to understand it's some dead language from out of the mists of pre-history. 

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago
Can't it be the same in Game of Thrones, then? It's set in a different world, so it's just as likely the author expects us to just use our brains to realize that they're probably not actually speaking English there, either. What's the difference? Just the fact that the names of the continents were translated, too?

Game of Thrones - Season 8

28 days ago
'You read something somewhere' is what you're basing this on though. I've never seen an episode of GoT and have zero interest aside from the pop culture impact being difficult to ignore, I'm just not quite following what the difference is between having your characters speak English instead of the common language of their setting, vs having your characters speak English instead of the common language of their setting. Is it because one is just called Common instead of Western with a typo?

Game of Thrones - Season 8

27 days ago

I have here what in Mystery novels would be called the smoking gun. Yes, they speak English in Westeros. Hodor! https://www.vulture.com/2016/05/game-of-thrones-hodor-what-happened.html

Game of Thrones - Season 8

10 days ago

Well the first episode was alright, though I didn't really expect anything major to happen anyway.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

10 days ago

Not a lot happened this episode, but the preview for the second looked action packed. Also, that kid's scream was terrifying. 

Game of Thrones - Season 8

10 days ago

Lol. When I saw that kid climbing trees at the beginning of the episode, my reaction was, "Awh! He's so cute! ... He's totally going to die." cheeky

Game of Thrones - Season 8

10 days ago

Just finished watching the first episode and... What the fuck? What the actual fuck? Jon and Danny flying around on a romantic dragon ride? It feels like I'm watching somebody's terrible fanfiction. cheeky

That said, I did enjoy when Cersai randomly turned into Bart Simpson ^_^

Game of Thrones - Season 8

10 days ago

I watched the newest episode earlier and it seems it had done what it set out on what it had to do, the pieces are mostly set in motion with some more in episode 2, I also liked the callbacks to season 1 with the opening scene which shows a young boy watching as royalty visits Winterfell, and the scene in the crypt were two best friends discuss something which has potential to backfire in a big way. The comedy wasn't too bad either and was much needed as this is basically the calm before the storm, I just hope that they don't overdo it in the upcoming episodes and aren't afraid of making it dark as it needs to be, which seems likely if the scene at Last Hearth is any indication. This brings me to my first complaint the lighting was a major pain in the ass as I could barely see anything and had to adjust my brightness accordingly. Another complaint I would say is how unimportant they treated Jon and his ability to fly Rhaegal, in the fighting pits of Meeren is was seen as an important event which it was as no one has ridden a dragon in hundreds of years, but in this episode it was a minute of struggling to get on and that was that basically, then they went on their romantic ride. I should probably quit writing now...

Game of Thrones - Season 8

3 days ago

Well that episode is over, should be getting to the fighting proper next episode.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

3 days ago

Yeah, two episodes in a row of watching various people have five minute long conversations does make you think, "Fucking hell, somebody die already!" cheeky

I did like watching Brianne get knighted though. ^_^

Game of Thrones - Season 8

3 days ago

Meh, I'm ready for Brianne to get killed in battle along with several others at this point. Lol.

If this is going the way it looks like its going, I feel like they did this backwards. Really they should have set it up so the Night King was the last enemy to take down rather than Cersei. If they kill the Night King first, it's sort of anti-climatic since he's obviously the greater threat.

It'll be like "Yay! The living managed to beat back the undead horde! Oh, and here's some stuff about taking care of Cersei afterwards."

Then again, its not over yet, so maybe that won't happen.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

3 days ago

So long as Podrick's alright! cheeky

... I do wonder though, if they're going to be REALLY anti-climatic and just have Bronn kill Cersei, because he doesn't feel like killing Jamie and Tyrion. 

Game of Thrones - Season 8

3 days ago
That was a lot of talking, with two episodes with no one dying I'm literally expecting half the male cast to perish in the big battle next episode :D Also can't get over Arya's sex scene, I still think of her as basically being the twelve year old girl she was when she started :S Yeah, I think Cersei's thing might be a bit anti-climactic (dies in childbirth or something would probably be the lamest way to go) but hopefully the series might still have a few surprises left :)

Game of Thrones - Season 8

3 days ago

Lol! Yeah, I said the exact same thing... Probably because Arya still looks like she's 12 years old. cheeky

Game of Thrones - Season 8

3 days ago

I'm sure Arya's tasteful sex scene was the highlight of that episode for loli-lovers everywhere.

Sort of figured they were going to do that with her and Gendry though.

I thought the Hound and Brienne were going to get a talking scene together as well, but guess not.

Game of Thrones - Season 8

yesterday

No idea who will have the throne. I just don't want it to be Sansa, Cersei or any Lannister and I'm conflicted about it being Dany.

I feel like Jaimie dies (if he survives the battle), perhaps doing something to save Cersei and her baby. The whole "things we do for love" crap even though she wants him dead. Grey Worm will likely die based on what we've seen of him and Missandei in Ep 1 and 2. She is a possibility too I guess. They can't cure Jorah just to kill him. That would suck. Gilly or Sam is dead or both. Melisandre dies. Bronn may die. Maybe after refusing to kill Tyrion and Jaimie. I would hate if Bran died just because they killed all the other Stark boys. And Jon and Sansa are boring without Arya and Bran.

Jon or Dany might die. Likely Dany because Jon has already. I think the are too heavy handed with Dany. The whole "who said anything about a HIM?" and "It means prince or princess that was promised". They want us to believe she is the prophesied so bad, I think that means she definitely isn't. They do the same with Jon I guess too, but Jon doesn't go on and on about how special and different he is.

As long as Brienne, Arya, Tormund and the Hound don't die, I'll be OK. I kind of want Cersei to live, but as a prisoner under whoever is ruling. I want her to lose everything, but her life. 

If Bran wargs into a dragon or a person (*ahem* The Night King *ahem*) and the Night King raises past characters from the crypt, I will be satisfied. I hope they reveal more info about the Night King, his ancestry and motivations. I want more raven flashbacks.