Striking Down the Queen Won’t Save You From the Swarm

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If you’ve watched any science fiction or fantasy movies in the last few decades, you’ve probably seen the following scenario play out enough times that the next paragraph shouldn’t count as a spoiler.

An endless horde overwhelms our heroes. Defeat looks inevitable. But wait! There’s a central ‘hive queen’ pulling the puppet strings, and if the good guys can just disable that boss, the evil army will collapse.

For up-to-date ‘Game of Thrones’ viewers, this might sound familiar. Similar story lines play out with the ‘brain bugs’ in ‘Starship Troopers’ or the ‘Mind Flayer’ in ‘Stranger Things.’ For writers, it’s an easy way to flip the bleakest moment of a story into a happy one.

Date: 2019-05-14T19:02:29.000Z
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Will Daenerys or Cersei Destroy King’s Landing with Wildfire?

Daenerys wants to bring fire and blood to King’s Landing and all of her enemies. Cersei would rather burn cities to the ground than submit to hers. Now the two stand against each other for the right to rule over King’s Landing’a city sitting on a cache of wildfire. With each queen willing to do anything and everything to stop the other, the Mad King’s dream to ‘burn them all’ might finally come true.

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If you want to sneak into King’s Landing, you turn to Davos. But if you want to sneak around King’s Landing you turn to Varys. He knows the secret passageways around the city better than anyone. If Daenerys plans to keep Drogon away but still burn the city, she’ll ask the Spider about the hidden wildfire.

Publisher: Nerdist
Twitter: @nerdist
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How Game of Thrones Delivered an Unexpected Twist on the Popular Valonqar Theory

Full spoilers for Game of Thrones continue below. For more on Game of Thrones, read our review of “The Bells”‘and check out our ranking of the top 100 Game of Thrones characters.

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Game of Thrones may not adhere to all of the usual fantasy storytelling tropes, but this series does love its prophecies. From the Azor Ahai to Melisandre’s final warning to Arya, prophecies are Game of Thrones’ bread and butter — even if those prophecies generally don’t work out as planned.’That was very much the case with one of the (book) series’ most notable prophecies, the’Valonqar, which involves a young Cersei Lannister being told how she would die.

Publisher: IGN
Date: 2019-05-12
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Party allegiances now becoming ‘irrelevant’ compared to views on Brexit, says Farage ‘ as it happened

Martina Anderson [the Sinn Fein candidate] is the strongest advocate of the pro-remain position, I think it’s important that a pro-remain candidate tops the poll, but I also think it’s very important that, in the round, the pro-remain argument wins the day.

So I would say to everybody, whether they come from unionism or from nationalism, or they are somewhere in between, think long and think hard, and be sure in this European election that we send the right, the accurate and the progressive signal to Brussels, to London, and beyond, that people here are united in a desire for progress to protect our peace process, our peace agreements, to protect our economy, our livelihoods, our agriculture, that’s what a vote for a pro-remain candidate amounts to.

Publisher: the Guardian
Date: 2019-05-13T16:40:51.000Z
Author: Andrew Sparrow
Twitter: @guardian
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