Originally Posted by wojt
because he is a leader of likely strongest house in the north atm
most weren't there to witness it, they only know he won
and those he fought with hold him in very high esteem like you saw in his chat with Ramsay
true, but she did not want to do it when both Littlefinger and Jon suggested she should
Why would they not follow him? He won, he has support of the vale. Might makes right, occasionally bastards became kings in European history.
These were like 10 black sails for each blue or orange, so they might have sent 100ships tops
I don't think atm Lannisters have enough troops to hold KL, Casterly Rock and mount offensive on two houses at the same time.
Nothing wrong with them some of their troops with Danerys.
I agree to some extent but last 2 episodes were great imo and they need to speed it up compared to former seasons since they have like 15 episodes to wrap it up. So sure it will have to be dumbed down a bit.
After the extended war, red wedding, torching of Winterfell and a year or so of Bolton rule, Stark forces are probably zero. A powerful name, but just a name and one that Snow doesn't share. Pretty sure everyone knows that the only reason they're standing is because of the Vale knights. Who are there due to Sansa. Littlefinger seems like the guy who would let people know.
Whether Sansa wants it or not is irrelevant. The whole thing went down rather neatly and as Ata pointed out was a pale repeat of Rob's crowning. Snow looks whipped and hardly the stuff of leadership. And I'm not sure where he gets this fearsome rep. No one cares about the wall. Hell, even the maesters had no idea Mormont was dead.
One sail or 1000, it seems bizarre that one of the top schemers in the land would do something so obviously amateurish. Now the Lannisters have the opportunity to marshall their forces and possibly turn some of Highgarden's lesser houses. The whole series has been about people lying, houses turning and never trusting anyone. It also throws the scale off balance. On one side you have what's left of Lannisters, Freys and a few lesser houses; on the other there's the Unsullied, Dothraki, Iron Islanders, Highgarden, Dorne and three fucking dragons. The north and vale holding pat for now. Gee, who's going to win?
So they'll have Dany run roughshod over Cersei in two or three episodes then turn north to combine forces with Jon to fight the WW. Kind of takes the tension away.
After the dopey Tommen death, it's not possible to dumb it down any more.
Originally Posted by Ataturk
What irritates me is that all these big developments are clumsy, forced rehashes of things that've already happened in the series. Dany murders her opponents and steals their forces! (twice before, twice again). An army rides in to save the day at the last minute when all seems lost (twice before). A Lannister orchestrates the mass murder of his or her opponents. A reluctant Stark is named king with ominous overtones. Arya murders someone!
It's like Jar Jar Abrams ghost-wrote the season.