GoT's Abandoned Plot Lines

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A Critique/video Essay on Game of Thrones looking at all the abandoned plotlines/threads that never came back up.
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Some other points so far that I've seen are:
Jaime's character Arc
It snowing at Kingslanding at the end of S7
Dany being able to have kids
The Horn Sam Finds at the fist of the first men
The Iron Bank post-war
What happened after bringing a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel
Oberyn having more children
The Iron Islands wanting their independence
Tyrion's disapproving look made towards Dany and Jon having sex
Is winter an actual season or is it just controlled by the night king? Because it ends right after he dies apparently

Author — Supercuts Delight

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The worst abandoned plot lone was Jon Snow being a Targaryen.

Author — Kyle

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Also, Stark children remembering Ned and talking about him frequently completely ignoring Catelyn Stark.

Author — Snivellus

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Glad I binged the entire show in two weeks. It's not as disappointing when you only invest a couple weeks, vs 8 years😂

Author — po1980

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*Bran being the 3-eyed raven*
I mean he literally had no contribution in the long night except for getting Theon killed.

Author — Snivellus

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When Aria forgets that she’s an assassin, and screams with her knife behind the night king...it’s like a C-tier anime

Author — Owen

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It's quite incredible really - for 7 years everyone was absolutely obsessed with this show and they fucked up the ending so badly that NO ONE talks about it anymore. I don't remember a show that so universally united everyone with disappointment haha.

Edit: to everyone who's responding saying eUgH wHaT aBoUt LoSt --- shut up. Lost was DIVISIVE with its ending - yes I understand you didn't like it, but I and a lot of fans genuinely did, and we still talk about it all the time. I still see video essays on Lost, it's referenced in pop culture in a way that GoT just isn't anymore, even already.
tl;dr: You not liking the Lost finale doesn't mean it vanished from pop culture for everyone.

Author — Jess Porter

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The biggest plot line they fucked up is Jon Snow being groomed to be the "Chosen One" of the show. They slowly built him up to be this huge and important guy. He dies and is brought back by the Lord of Light which makes him the "Prince that was Promised". He gets named the "White Wolf" and the new "King in the North" just to have him randomly decide to bend the knee to Danny for....reasons...We later find out that he's Aeogon Targaryen and TECHNICALLY the true heir to the Iron Throne. So many wasted storylines and potential.

Author — BlackDragon0712

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And finally: What happened to Ed Sheeran?

Author — kidgforce1

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Bran accidentally creating the mad king would have been the best usage of his abilities affecting the past. There was so much potential there to blow our minds.

Author — MrSpeedyAce

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I'll never forgive or forget how dirty they did Jon. They literally ruined the perfect character.

Author — Mythonite

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The reason why Arya didn’t mentioned Ilyn Payn anymore is because the actor, Wilko Johnson, had cancer. At this time he had to leave the set and got hospitalized.
They didn’t wanted to wish his death because he could have really died.

Author — 91-91

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I mean, to be fair about Dany not remembering Jaime's face, she kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet, too...

Author — TheTmTslave

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The worst part of the whole series was when they sent the Dathraki into battle by themselves to be killed... ??? Why? Who would defend a castle like that?

Author — nicholasaurus

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God imagine if they had a huge budget, and a cinematic format with hour long episodes and ten episodes to a season so they could have really explored these plot threads.

Author — AtlasAesthetics Trainer

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The biggest plot hole is how the writers didn't watch the first 7 seasons.

Author — Alefunzo Uzzle

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C'mon, an Unsullied having junk in a background shot isn't an abandoned plot line, it's a production mistake.

Author — Louis Rovegno

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The bells wasnt even an abandoned plotline, it was just straight contradiction

Author — Kitty Underwood

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It is hard to believe that D&D didn't screw up so much on purpose. What makes me upset is seeing the main cast defending the series finale saying they worked hard for it as we are saying they didnt do a good job. All the crew and cast did a great job, we blame D&D for not respecting it.

Author — xmanRPGBH

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Why did I watch this, I was finally getting over my anger

Author — Jon Schlosser