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Old 05-28-2019, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Omniscient View Post
I just don't see how that magically fixes the problems with the story here. Adding more complexity would have required like 2-3 more seasons which simply weren't in the cards.
Two or three more seasons and more complexity are what it needed. And it does "magically" fix the problems with the story because it gives the story a chance to arrive at the ending we got logically. Daenerys fall into Mad Queen status would make a lot more sense if you stretch her isolation and paranoia over several seasons instead of two or three scenes in a couple episodes. The burning of King's Landing would make more sense if King's Landing was ruled by Aegon and loved by the people, while Dany who lost almost everything and everyone she cared about saving the world is despised and rejected. Dorne, Varys' betrayal, Dany's heel turn... all this things make SO much more sense with Aegon in the picture.

The Golden Company could have been omitted entirely without really changing the ending at all. Just make them Lannisters and conscripted soldiers of the Reach/Stormlands.
Another plot point that would have made a lot more sense with Aegon around.

Hell, even Euron could have been cut out without really changing anything, that screen time could have given Dany and Jon and Tyrion and Jamie and Cersei the room to actually progress naturally to the choices they made.

To me, all the problems stem from the characters not having enough time to build up to their eventual actions organically. fAegon would have only muddied the waters more not less.
If anyone needed to be cut or toned down it was Cersei, not Euron. People love Cersei but her rule makes no sense.