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Re: So uhh.. Game of Thrones comes back this week.
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2019, 03:03:05 am »
Most prophesies in fantasies are written down in old books with cryptic wording open to multiple interpretations. In GoT the prophesy was in Melissandre's visions but there is no reason to believe it was anymore precise. You also can't assume the God of Death did not have a plan with redundancy built in. i.e. have multiple potentials but random chance determines which one actually fulfills the prophesy. I kind of like that interpretation because it disposes of the "chosen one" trope that drives so many fantasy stories.

I do generally dislike the "chosen one" trope, so I'm not too broken up over Jon not being the one to end the Night King.  But it does kind of make some of the preceding story involving Jon and Melissandre kind of irrelevant.  Maybe the explanation is "She was just plain wrong... she thought Jon was the guy, so she had to bring him back. But she was wrong."   Then again the defense of Winterfell would have failed without Jon, because he was key in unifying the armies that fought the Night King, so bringing him back was a vital part of defeating the Night King even if he didn't deliver the final blow himself.  I'll have to see what the book nerds are saying about the prophecy and Arya delivering the final blow.

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