• People are furious at who 'won' the throne on the shocking series finale of 'Game of Thrones'

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO's "Game of Thrones" season eight finale.
    HBO's epic fantasy series has come to an end.
    One of the biggest questions going into the finale was who would sit on the Iron Throne, the seat of power in Westeros.
    By the end of the episode, the Iron Throne had been destroyed.
    Bran Stark was declared King of the Six Kingdoms after Queen Sansa left to rule the North as an independent realm.
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    After eight epic seasons, HBO's "Game of Thrones" has officially come to an end.
    While the last episode was filled with shocking deaths...
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  • The Game of Thrones Finale Divided Fans But These Memes Will Please Everyone

    The Game of Thrones Finale Divided Fans But These Memes Will Please Everyone

    1 month ago - By Time

    Warning : This story contains spoilers for Game of Thrones .
    It's been one hell of a dragon ride , but we're finally done: After eight seasons, Game of Thrones aired its final episode.
    Fans have journeyed to the most epic reaches of the Seven Kingdoms - from Cersei's plotting and wine-drinking section of the realm to the godswood where Arya showed the Night King what a real warrior is.
    We've witnessed some intense stuff throughout the series. We've said farewell to some fan favorites. We've seen revenge exacted. We've seen clues paid off. And the way it all concluded was bound to be a...
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  • Daenerys Targaryen's downfall on 'Game of Thrones' aligns brilliantly with George R.R. Martin's beliefs about the troubling morals of war

    Daenerys Targaryen's downfall on 'Game of Thrones' aligns brilliantly with George R.R. Martin's beliefs about the troubling morals of war

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Warning: Spoilers ahead for the series finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones."
    With Daenerys Targaryen's rise to power and fall into violent destruction, George R.R. Martin crafted one of the most brilliant fantasy characters of all time.
    Her arc is about the inherent immorality and violence of warfare, no matter how "good" a ruler's intentions are.
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    The final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" brought Daenerys Targaryen, one of the show's long-admired protagonists, into unprecedented horrific territory when she burned hundreds of thousands of innocent...
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  • Game of Thrones Had an Opportunity With Daenerys Targaryen. The Show Squandered It

    Game of Thrones Had an Opportunity With Daenerys Targaryen. The Show Squandered It

    1 month ago - By Time

    Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 .
    Game of Thrones is a rare example of mass entertainment that took the time to build compelling character arcs over the course of several seasons. The redemption of Jaime or the Hound were slow, carefully plotted evolutions - until they weren't .
    So Daenerys' turn from hero to villain should have been a triumph of plot development. If the showrunners wanted to argue that power corrupts everyone, carefully tracing Daenerys' descent from Breaker of Chains to Mad Queen killed by her lover could have been a smart, honest...
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  • How that devastating 'Game of Thrones' finale death was an imperfect fulfillment of the show's biggest prophecy

    How that devastating 'Game of Thrones' finale death was an imperfect fulfillment of the show's biggest prophecy

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Warning: Major spoilers head for the series finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones."
    On its series finale episode, "Game of Thrones" brought one final prophecy from George R.R. Martin's books to life.
    The show never directly mentioned Azor Ahai or the sacrifice of Nissa Nissa , but the finale wound up bringing about the devastating murder of a major character anyways.
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    The series finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones" concluded with one last upsetting death, and it comes very close to matching with legends found in George R.R. Martin's book series. The tales...
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  • Why this shocking moment from the 'Game of Thrones' finale might have been the last major surprise George R.R. Martin revealed to the writers

    Why this shocking moment from the 'Game of Thrones' finale might have been the last major surprise George R.R. Martin revealed to the writers

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO's "Game of Thrones" season eight finale.
    HBO's showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss once said they were told three shocking moments George R.R. Martin that haven't happened in the books yet.
    The first two were the burning of Shireen Baratheon and the revelation of how Hodor got his name.
    The third and final shocking moment likely just unfolded on the series finale.
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    HBO's "Game of Thrones" came to an end on Sunday night, and with it one of the show's most devastating deaths in the eight-season run. We believe...
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  • Emilia Clarke tried to warn fans last year about Daenerys' final season arc on 'Game of Thrones'

    Emilia Clarke tried to warn fans last year about Daenerys' final season arc on 'Game of Thrones'

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Warning: Major spoilers head for the series finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones."
    The last episodes of "Game of Thrones" showed Daenerys Targaryen taking a dark turn.
    In a 2018 interview with Vanity Fair , a red carpet video with Entertainment Tonight , and a German press event , Emilia Clarke had worrying reactions when asked about the final season of "Game of Thrones."
    Knowing now how her story ended, these anguished responses make a lot of sense.
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    "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke knew about Daenerys Targaryen's fate for two years before millions...
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