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Drax the Legend

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Subj: Oberyn was introduced...
Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 at 04:23:44 pm CDT (Viewed 223 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The leader of the Golden Company...
Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 at 02:04:45 pm CDT (Viewed 203 times)

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I think it's way too late to introduce another very important character. Probably too late to introduce even a slightly important character. There are only 6 episodes left.

And most people who watch the show do not read the books and have a hard enough time keeping track of the characters as it is. This would seem VERY out of nowhere for them.

...and killed in just one season (if you count runtimes, I believe he had as much time in the spotlight as the new guy can potentially have in this season). He remains my favorite character of the entire show, proving that quality >>> quantity.

And Oberyn is not an outlier. There are a lot of other notable characters that did not last long and have been interesting, like Ned, Robert, Drogo, etc. Or even literal nobodies that have left me with lasting impressions, such as Dickon or the fookin' Legend of Gin Alley (for another scene of whose, zvelf, I'd sacrifice all of Olenna's \(fear\) )! And you can say that for all the seasons the NK has been a part of the show, he has been in precious few scenes and due to his nature is basically a non-character, yet I still am very interested in him because of his status and the menace he personifies. Heck, Arthur Dayne had just one friggin' flashback fight! Was it not better than a billion of the scenes the show's stars have been in and worthy of inclusion?

There absolutely is plenty of time to introduce new and interesting characters, be they major or minor. It's been done time and again. Not to mention, someone correct me if I'm wrong, didn't Davos point at the Golden Company as a possible mercenary army for Stannis way back? So they're not new guys, technically... \(teehee\)

Drax the Legend, Captain of the Fist, The Starwalker, The Jade Slayer

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