The Long Night prequel series

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  1. Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    The whole thing with Jamie and Cersei...I think what probably should have happened given what they were doing with them for the last few seasons, I think ultimately they should have leaned more into the Euron thread they set up.

    When he was first introduced it became clear he was going to replace Ramsay as the tormentor figure in Theon’s arc that they had given to Sansa for season 5/6, but at the same that slowly became less of a thing as they inserted Euron as the third party in the otherwise intertwined Jamie/Cersei arc. The antagonism he threw at Jamie was refreshing because he was essentially that same kind of arrogant dick that Jamie was in season 1...someone that Cersei could have reasonably been attracted to. The show even had seeds of Cersei relying more and more on the amoral Euron while Jamie’s fundamental decency pushed him further away from her.

    Obviously this culminated in Cersei sleeping with Euron and the whole beach fight, but what should have happened is that they should have played up how much Euron was essentially a toxic influence on Cersei now that she no longer had Jamie to keep her in check, and that ultimately have Euron be the one who turns on the twins at the very end, perhaps mortally wounding Cersei and Jamie as they try to escape KL, before being killed by the latter. The twins dying in each other’s arms. The Lannister twins are self destructive by nature, and Euron in the books is a character who is all about enabling the worst in others and ushering in the worst possible end for everyone.

    I feel like there were seeds of this in the final few seasons, but it was all so horribly underdeveloped and half-assed that what we ultimately got was a regression for Jamie, a non existent Cersei and a Euron who was essentially a Pirate caricature.
     
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    Euron should have been an agent of the NK. He maneuvers Cersei into relying on him more and more and hes weakening the South. He has her send her soldiers to Winterfell where they are wiped out.

    Then when the dead reach King's Landing, Euron's reavers kill the city guard and throw all the gates wide open. Euron kills Cersei and waits on the throne for the NK. The NK arrives and turns Euron into a White Walker and his reavers into wights. Later have Jaime manage to sneak into the Red Keep, and reach the throne. Cersei is slumped on the throne. Jaime approaches telling her they have to go. She looks up and her throat is slit and her eyes are ice blue. She rushes Jaime and while using one hand around her neck to hold her back he drives a glass dagger into her heart. Then Euron and his men step out of the shadows. Fight ensues. Jaime kills Euron, which kills his wights, but Jaime is mortally wounded. He crawls to Cersei's body, pulls her into his arms, and breathes his last.

    Or something along those lines.
     
  3. Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    Instead D&D opted to downplay the fantasy elements as much as they could...in a fantasy series.
     
  4. CaptainWagner I'm A Worrier, It's What I Do (P) (he/him)

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    That part of the prophecy was never mentioned in the show. Jaime may yet do it in the books, but it's worth establishing that the prophecy doesn't specify that it's HER brother. My money is still on Euron being the one to finally do it. Prove her years of paranoia and cruelty to Tyrion all wrong.
     
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  5. TheVileOne Registered

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    You could never do a show with White Walkers and the Long Night after Benioff and Weiss ruined them.
     
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  6. Legendver2 Registered

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    Can't do a whole series about The Long Night when the Long Night that we saw lasted half a night/one episode.
     
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    Also what Cheat Code did Dany use to respawn her dead army ?
     
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  8. Marvolo Registered

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    Her Dothraki kind of uh forget they were dead.:o
     
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