Now that the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, is coming this August 21, many fans will be revisiting the original series for a burst of hype. It is no secret that the controversial conclusion of the epic fantasy series in 2019 ignited debate among fans.
House of the Dragon will bring a familiar feeling yet new story to follow as the House Targaryen builds and rips itself apart, leading to the devastating civil war known as Dance of the Dragons. Here are some unpopular opinions about Game of Throne’s final season from Reddit fans:
Arya Should Have Her Own Story
Arya Stark is one of the most likable characters in Game of Thrones. Her fighting skill is unmatched and one of her best moments in the show is certainly when she killed the Night King. However, fans are not satisfied with the kind of story she was given.
LordRahl9 from Reddit said, “Not anything to do with her character, but I also don’t like that Arya spends the last 2 seasons going around finishing other characters’ storylines.” It’s true that she just became an instrument of revenge and not a character with personal struggle.
Gendry Should Have Been The King
Gendry is still a Baratheon despite his status as a bastard. Bran Stark’s ascension to the throne caused so much debate among fans, and the natural reaction would be to look for another suitable heir.
Reddit fan DanceWithMeJonSNow said, “I can’t believe that none of the characters (not even Arya) advocated for Gendry due to his royal blood.” The fact that Gendry also possesses Targaryen blood only strengthens his claim to the throne.
Jamie’s Ending Was Right
Fans would judge Jamie Lannister for his poor choice of going back to Cersei Lannister, but Redditor CaroleBaskinBurner argues, “It made sense for Jaime to go back to Cersei.”
There is no one else Jamie fights for than his sister. If the world is ending, one would rather die hugging their loved ones. The Kingslayer had all the chance to make things right, but his loyalty to his queen matters most to him.
Tyrion Was Annoying
Tyrion Lannister is called Hand of the Queen for a reason – his brilliant pieces of advice and guidance helped Daenerys in many ways. But some fans think Tyrion was ruined in the final season of Game of Thrones.
Vivid-Explanation431 of Reddit comments, “Tyrion became borderline annoying in season 8, he had no moments as charismatic or engaging as before.” It seemed like he lost the charm that made him appealing in the earlier seasons.
Rewatching Makes It Better
Understandably, some fans were enraged with how the final season of Game of Thrones turned out. Sometimes, a second look makes a little difference, at least for Redditor verbleabuse97.
“I think one of the big issues was the long waits between seasons, and having to wait a whole week for the next episode during the seasons, just for the last 2 seasons to be shorter than the rest of the series, making it feel like a super rushed ending.”