View Poll Results: Favourite GoT great house

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  • Stark

    5 27.78%
  • Targaryen

    5 27.78%
  • Lannister

    4 22.22%
  • Baratheon

    0 0%
  • Tyrell

    2 11.11%
  • Greyjoy

    1 5.56%
  • Arryn

    0 0%
  • Martell

    1 5.56%
  • Tully

    0 0%
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Thread: Which original great house is your favourite?

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    After 5 seasons, Cersei's family is still on the Iron Throne....

    Also it helps that Charles Dance, Peter Dinklege, and Lena Headey are some of the best actors on the show!
    Last edited by Night Fury; 05-12-2016 at 11:40 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Fury View Post
    After 5 seasons, Cersei's family is still on the Iron Throne....
    ... barely. Tommen is basically a puppet, swayed by either the faith militant or Margaery. They've done well, the Lannisters, but they're in no means in a comfortable position.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Carnelian View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Fury View Post
    She's doing a fabulous job of taking over Westeros.

    From inside her widow tent, in her widow rags.

    Shots fired!

    Good point, though, Dany really hasn't been doing well recently. So far, she's demonstrated that she's great at conquering but pretty trouty at ruling and maintaining control. ALL of the cities she conquered have now risen up against her. Hopefully, she can turn that all around this season.
    This has book stuff, but it's a VERY well written 5? part essay about why what you said is actually very, very untrue. Quite an interesting read, if you don't mind spoiling yourself on book stuff (you're up to date in the show, but if you ever plan on reading the books, stuff that happened in them but not the show will be revealed to you).

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    Stark. My hopes rise and fall with Arya.

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    whoever pays the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post

    This has book stuff, but it's a VERY well written 5? part essay about why what you said is actually very, very untrue. Quite an interesting read, if you don't mind spoiling yourself on book stuff (you're up to date in the show, but if you ever plan on reading the books, stuff that happened in them but not the show will be revealed to you).

    https://meereeneseblot.wordpress.com...d-the-locusts/
    This essay is very interesting, but it doesn't invalidate my point. Based on what we see in the show - which is all I have to go on, seeing as I don't read the books due to finding Martin's writing style unbearable - Dany is doing a BAD job at the moment. Her biggest mistake was assuming that everyone would thank her for upending the status quo, when in fact much of the population was heavily invested in the way things were, even some of the slaves. She also failed to keep any occupying force in the cities she took before Meereen. Or at least, not ones big enough to stop the cities from being retaken. The essay doesn't even address these key points. I like Dany, and I'm sure she can do better, but so far she's done a BAD job of ruling Slaver's Bay.
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    The Tyrells like to hedge their bets and go which ever way the wind is blowing. Seems like the smartest thing to do in this world. Also Queen of Thorns is awesome.

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    The Starks, cos theyre the good guys

    I include the gorgeous Jon Snow in this (Swoons)

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    The only thing I have to go on with the Tully's is Sam who I love as Jons bestie. However he speaks very ill of his father. I'd go with the Lannister's

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    Sam isn't a Tully, he's a Tarly. They are not a major house. And then there's Brienne of Tarth. Tully, Tarly, Tarth. Confusing a smurf. Know what's an easy name to remember? House Redwyne. Guess what they make.

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    Ships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Fury View Post
    She's doing a fabulous job of taking over Westeros.

    From inside her widow tent, in her widow rags.

    Rescinded.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I take no family name.

    Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honour to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.

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    Stark.

    Though I also always had a thing for House Baratheon. Something about that stag, and black hair, and blue eyes.

    And the abs.

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    "the Targaryens answered to neither gods nor men."

    "House Targaryen had ruled Dragonstone for more than two hundred years, since Lord Aenar Targaryen first arrived from Valyria with his dragons. Though it had always been their custom to wed brother to sister and cousin to cousin, young blood runs hot, and it was not unknown for men of the House to seek their pleasures amongst the daughters (and even the wives) of their subjects, the smallfolk who lived in the villages below the Dragonmont, tillers of the land and fishers of the sea. Indeed, until the reign of King Jaehaerys and Good Queen Alysanne, the ancient law of the first night had prevailed on Dragonstone, as it did throughout Westeros, whereby it was the right of a lord to bed any maiden in his domain upon her wedding night.

    Though this custom was greatly resented elsewhere in the Seven Kingdoms, by men of a jealous temperament who did not grasp the honor being conferred upon them, such feelings were muted upon Dragonstone, where Targaryens were rightly regarded as being closer to gods than the common run of men. Here, brides thus blessed upon their wedding nights were envied, and the children born of such union s were esteemed above all others, for the Lords of Dragonstone oft celebrated the birth of such with lavish gifts of gold and silk and land to the mother. These happy bastards were said to have been “born of dragonseed,” and in time became known simply as “seeds.” Even after the end of the right of the first night, certain Targaryens continued to dally with the daughters of innkeeps and the wives of fishermen, so seeds and the sons of seeds were plentiful on Dragonstone."

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