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Old July 9 2013, 06:23 PM   #1737
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
^^^ Ah, yes - dragons
Barely appear on-screen.

visions
Have been dramatically sliced down. Not just Arya and Jon's warging either, or Jon's communication with weirwood Bran. Every single one of Dany's visions in the House of the Undying in the books was removed from the show.

pyromancers
The actual line of dialogue from the books establishing that wildfire's potency and production rate has improved because of the dragons' return to the world wasn't in the show at all.

red comets
These.... exist?

and white walkers
The most significant appearance of The Others/wights in any of the books, namely the battle at the First of the First Men, was cut from the show, to make room for more Tyrell blathering. We got one wight instead.

definitely scream "historical drama".
The show keeps the absolute bare minimum of fantasy/magic elements, while dramatically extending the King's Landing plotline at every chance.

137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
Coldhands hasn't been "lost" yet, as Bran's last scene was walking through the passage Sam showed them to the other side of the wall. They weren't shown walking out the other side, where they should meet up with Coldhands shortly thereafter.
In the books, Coldhands saved Sam from a ton of wights. We should have seen him.
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