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New ‘Game of Thrones’ fan theory adds a delicious twist to this Season 7 death

It’s been so long since we got a new book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (six years and counting), it’s sometimes easy to forget that anything exists outside of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ adaptation has deviated pretty dramatically from its source material at this point — some major characters who are dead on the show but still alive in Martin’s novels include Stannis, Shireen, Selyse, Myrcella and Tommen Baratheon; Ramsay and Roose Bolton; Rickon Stark; Walder Frey; Mance Rayder; the Tyrells; Hodor; Shaggydog; Summer; pretty much everyone in Dorne, and the show’s most recent fatality, Petyr Baelish. Read more…

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The most mind-blowing White Walker theories from ‘Game of Thrones’

Despite the extensive lore, history, theories, prophecies, books, and shows about the Game of Thrones universe, we know next to nothing about its central antagonists.

Honestly, can you even definitively answer basic questions about the White Walkers? Like: Who are they? What do they want? Why have they returned now? What are their abilities? Who the hell is the Night King?

Some might think the answer is simple: the White Walkers are evil. But that’s the opposite of how creator George R. R. Martin sees this fantasy story. 

“We don’t need any more, ‘Here are the good guys, they’re in white, there are the bad guys, they’re in black. And also, they’re really ugly,” he said in an AssignmentX interview about the usual good vs. evil dichotomy of every other Lord of the Rings knock-off. For Martin, “a villain is a hero of the other side.” Read more…

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A guide to coping with the latest death on ‘Game of Thrones’

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 6, titled “Beyond the Wall.”

So tonight I learned that my worst nightmare was watching a dragon spiral to his death while spewing fire (and a boatload of blood) like a falling star before sinking down into his icy grave.

Oh, only to then have his carcass dragged out and touched inappropriately by a White Walker.

To those still in shock and horror at the death from Game of Thrones‘ “Beyond the Wall,” we’re here to help. Because we suffered much more than just the death of a CGI reptile. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, we lost a (literal) beacon of hope in the otherwise hopeless war to come. Read more…

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You probably missed this tiny clue that could be key to Dany’s ‘Game of Thrones’ victory

While Daenerys basked in the smell of burnt Lannister flesh, you might’ve missed a sly hint about a new army poised to enter the Game of Thrones arena. And they could throw everything into chaos.

Before the battle in “The Spoils of War,” during a seemingly innocuous conversation with Iron Banker Tycho Nestoris, Cersei offhandedly mentioned her desire to beef up her armies and navies, including making “overtures” to the Golden Company.

And looking at the damage her army took in the Field of Fire 2.0 (we REFUSE to call that epic scene the “Loot Train Attack,” because the Game of Thrones showrunners should clearly leave names to George R. R. Martin), she’s definitely going to need to re-up her man power.  Read more…

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Here’s why Sansa will definitely kill Littlefinger – and it will be awesome

If you’ve been wondering what the hell is going on with Littlefinger, you’re not alone.

Viewers have been scratching their heads at his inexplicably useless presence in every single scene he’s disgraced in Season 7. Meanwhile, theorists have been hard at work trying to figure out why showrunners who are happy to cut the throats of characters with dwindling relevance are bothering to keep Baelish around.

Until last season, Littlefinger was characterized as a scheming puppet master. But over the past two seasons, he’s become more like the Westerosi version of Lolita‘s Humbert Humbert.

There’s ample evidence that Petyr’s days are numbered, and we already smell blood in the water (or snow, rather). Read more…

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