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House of the Dragon S1E10 Explained

  • čas přidán 12. 07. 2024
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  • @AltShiftX
    @AltShiftX  Před rokem +883

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  • @nickc3657
    @nickc3657 Před rokem +9242

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    • @dubudubudan
      @dubudubudan Před rokem +74


    • @Ghostsurge64
      @Ghostsurge64 Před rokem +251

      Try waiting for a Glidus upload, he’s only halfway through the season :’)

    • @liliman-moli615
      @liliman-moli615 Před rokem +9


    • @lindsay9838
      @lindsay9838 Před rokem +70

      @@Ghostsurge64 Sometimes I think he enjoys torturing us😩 Glidus the Cruel (also The Hilarious)

    • @Markone99
      @Markone99 Před rokem +39

      @@Ghostsurge64 He probably died and there's a war over his channel

  • @Nick-rs5if
    @Nick-rs5if Před rokem +1844

    "Vhagar is a 180-year old, battle hardened nuclear dinosaur" is a phrase I didn't know I needed in my life 😂

    • @sniffsniffmmm8873
      @sniffsniffmmm8873 Před rokem +28

      So you haven't heard of Godzilla

    • @cautarepvp2079
      @cautarepvp2079 Před rokem


    • @izuela7677
      @izuela7677 Před rokem +25

      Also probably most of the other dragons mother, grandmother or great grandmother. Cranky old lady with all the seniority!

    • @joannehanna2590
      @joannehanna2590 Před rokem +1

      Yeah! I sat up and took notice at that description 😃! LoL!

  • @fannyalexander5906
    @fannyalexander5906 Před rokem +1980

    I love the change at the end, with it not intending to actually kill Luke. It adds more tragedy to the coming war and the characters depth.

    • @KeltonTitan
      @KeltonTitan Před rokem +171

      It makes them seem less like crazy psychopaths.

    • @edddddie8972
      @edddddie8972 Před rokem +46


    • @thefoe76
      @thefoe76 Před rokem +1

      he showed emotions like "i f**ed up, but i would have to pretend i kill him because i could kill him, bastard"

    • @themorganrileyshow5520
      @themorganrileyshow5520 Před rokem +55

      I so hope it haunts Aemond the entire dance.

    • @harrystyles7466
      @harrystyles7466 Před rokem +48

      its crazy how incredible irresponsible these characters act almost all of the time. sending their teenage kids on diplomatic missions... trying to "scare" someone just for fun by using an uncontrollable animal while being in a conflict so thick that a wrong look could make everyone explode

  • @Methus3lah
    @Methus3lah Před rokem +1883

    The dragons disobeying resulting in Luke’s death makes sense. Aemond was trying to scare Luke with his big dragon, but didn’t consider that he’d also be scaring Arrax.
    Despite being giant magical weapons, dragons are also animals. Aemond’s use of Vhagar to scare Luke made Arrax feel cornered, and when an animal feels cornered, it lashes out to try and escape.
    Vhagar was just doing what her best buddy Aemond was asking her to do, and now this Arrax is attacking her. She’s probably like “oh you wanna be like that, huh? Fuck you, you little shit. I’m bigger than you and you can’t do that shit to me” and then eats him.
    Of course, the emotions of the riders could factor into this too, and it could’ve heightened what the dragons were feeling. But to me, this is completely within the realm of animal behavior.

    • @nickc3657
      @nickc3657 Před rokem +179

      I think it’s also a great demonstration of one of the oddities of humans, that our actions and desires are frequently not in alignment. It’s one of the main reasons we shouldn’t be allowed to control magical (or regular) nukes.

    • @lytherael2309
      @lytherael2309 Před rokem +134

      Yeah, I thought Vhagar's disobedience was kind of like a bestial power/ego trip.
      She was fine and chill letting the kids play around and scare each other and went along with it.
      Fire in her face though? Nuh-uh, she ain't taking any of Arrax's shit. Gotta show who's boss, so *CHOMP*

    • @kimberlytennison6970
      @kimberlytennison6970 Před rokem

      It also puts it into perspective that we think we are in control as humans, but we are nothing compared to a force of nature such as the instinct of an apex predator or a nuclear blast. In the end human hubris will lead to total destruction.

    • @EngelsLawliet
      @EngelsLawliet Před rokem +101

      Also shows what an inexperienced dragon rider Aemond is to not have known that.

    • @allykaman9340
      @allykaman9340 Před rokem +114

      that's exactly how I see it, too! Especially with Arrax being so much younger/smaller/weaker than Vhagar. Vhagar is seasoned and can tell that Aemond wants her to pull her punches. But lil Arrax thinks he's being hunted for real, so he doesn't wait for the order, he acts instinctually, like any frightened child, or wild animal, would.

  • @harriethurricane8617
    @harriethurricane8617 Před rokem +2057

    Sending Luke on this mission makes sense for Rhaenyra as her suggestion of sending dragon riders in early episode as a demonstration of power got rejected/ignored by King Viserys, and she wanted her kids to know she trusted them and recognized them as true allies. Luke's death is the 'kill the girl' moment for Rhaenyra and becomes her pivotal lesson of ruling as a Queen.

    • @lircox
      @lircox Před rokem +86

      It demonstrated how bad of an idea it was back then, and almost equally as bad when she sent Luc. At least she has more heirs..

    • @kikima258
      @kikima258 Před rokem +88

      It only shows how Rhaenyra is a bad politician sending a teenager with zero diplomatic skills on his tiny dragon to a place called storm's end is an awful idea to bigin with and then assuming that proud lord borros will honor his father's oath and insulting him by commanding him to obey you without giving him anything in return but again such decision is totaly in character for Rhaenyra

    • @spoons250
      @spoons250 Před rokem +238

      @@kikima258 You understand this is traditionally how its done, right. Like, not in fantasy land, but in real life. Royalty send the princes (Charles, William, Harry) on diplomacy missions since as long as royalty has been royal. You never treat with the King/Queen. You treat with the prince. Charles went on his first diplomatic mission at 14 with Wales. And Borro's father is the one that hosted Rhaenyras marrige parade in episode 4. You understand that right? They arnt distant allys, they are direct allys. This is as out of pocket for the Baratheons as when Small Jon killed the Stark boy and joined the Boltons. I dont think youre able to grasp this.

    • @kikima258
      @kikima258 Před rokem +13

      @@spoons250 that is not the issue here but the fact that Rhaenyra send luce alone he is still to far inexperienced for such important mission Rhaenyra as a mother and a queen should have knowen that being the right age doesn't mean anything in politics and war it's your abilities and experience that matters luce literaly had no answer when borros asked him a very simple question she should have at least send him with a guarison that includes experienced diplomats even Robb stark despite his military geniouse and being surounded by older people helping and guiding him was a victim to his own young age and lack of political skills same goes for danny in the books.bottom line Rhaenyra messed up and theire are no justifications for it

    • @Ashbrash1998
      @Ashbrash1998 Před rokem +135

      @@kikima258 Many other houses honored their oaths, and the reason for the trip was to see who would support Rhaenyra, she had no idea that Aemond would draw first blood and become a kinslayer.

  • @inkarnator7717
    @inkarnator7717 Před rokem +1029

    I am probably not the only one to notice this: There is a layer to the chess analogy, beyond just chess being another game of thrones: Black is always the side that moves after white and is therefore in a more reactive position rather than white's proactive one. Considering that the Greens made the first move and forced the Blacks' hand by proactively crowning Aegon, the title "Black Queen" is quite fitting.

    • @michaelmerriam1979
      @michaelmerriam1979 Před rokem +20

      Underrated comment

    • @melleen629
      @melleen629 Před rokem +49

      If you watch the first episode, the entrants for the tourney all have helmets that slightly resemble chess pieces. And those on the balcony are seated in front of a large mesh which looks like the squares on a board. The manner in which characters are positioned helps achieve this aesthichic. I believe there is even a deeper meaning to each knight representing a piece.
      Gwayne Hightower is a rook, who can only attack in cardinal directions. He loses to Daemon, who resembles a knight, a piece which can easily outmanouver and take the rook. Otto Hightower is the other rook, a piece which is famously known for being able to replace the Kings position - a move called "Towers".
      Ser Cryston's helm resembles a pawn, which is one of the few pieces that can threaten and defeat the knight, which he does.

    • @micheleadennis2339
      @micheleadennis2339 Před rokem +3

      Well I’m a big fan of house Targaryen 🐉 the blacks 🐉🔥🐉Down with the Greens

    • @oakleykim2885
      @oakleykim2885 Před rokem +10

      @@melleen629 ​ Wow, really neat analysis. Building on to that, it’s fitting then how frail and weak Visetys is, just as the king is the most vulnerable piece-especially after the death/sacrifice of his queen (Aemma).

    • @Roosterwbass
      @Roosterwbass Před rokem +5

      ​@@melleen629 "Towers"? Ya mean castling don't you?

  • @evannesbitt7852
    @evannesbitt7852 Před rokem +665

    Im surprised Luke could even mount Arrax with the valyrian steel balls he must have to see Vhagar in Storms Ends driveway and still continue his mission

    • @shorey66
      @shorey66 Před rokem +101

      Yup, definite oh fuck moment right there. I think the showrunners have done a really good job of illustrating the size difference between the dragons. That shot looking up as Vhagar flies over Luke was spine tingling.

    • @dianabandicoot
      @dianabandicoot Před 11 měsíci


    • @crasnicul3371
      @crasnicul3371 Před 10 měsíci +9

      he was a bastard and he got owned royally by aemond

    • @godiswatchingyee2633
      @godiswatchingyee2633 Před 10 měsíci +19

      @@crasnicul3371not really

    • @crasnicul3371
      @crasnicul3371 Před 10 měsíci

      @@godiswatchingyee2633 yes really that nigga dead lol

  • @jackschreiber8922
    @jackschreiber8922 Před rokem +675

    “Ultimately it may have been a bad idea to give dragons to children in a polical crisis” seems like it could be the title of the entire show lol

    • @CJLOVE23
      @CJLOVE23 Před rokem +15

      “Hey guys what are you doing tomorrow night?”
      “”Ordering a pizza and watching Ultimately It May Have Been a Bad Idea to Give Dragons to Children in a Political Crisis” Hmm.. nah. Doesn’t roll off the tongue the same

    • @theintrovert_227
      @theintrovert_227 Před rokem +15

      UIMHBABITGDTCIAPC is a bit long, I think it should be
      House of the Dragons: Ultimately, it may have been a bad idea to give dragons to children in a political crisis

  • @biff_hooper6918
    @biff_hooper6918 Před rokem +2761

    A 44 minute Alt video is all I wanted for Christmas ❤

  • @QuinnTheGM
    @QuinnTheGM Před rokem +1746

    While I was initlally hesitant about it, I really like the decision to make Luke's death an accident. It makes a lot of sense that the bickering of these children would result in death when they're each given an atomic bomb with wings. Plus it'll likely add some interesting dimension to Aemond in season 2, given that he will forever be known as a kinslayer.
    These videos have been great all season! I look forward to seeing them again during season 2, and I look forward to further ASOIAF content in the future.

    • @zypalitra8080
      @zypalitra8080 Před rokem +22

      I'm honestly not that bothered that it's an accident, it's the way that the accident comes across in the final episode that annoys me. IMO it comes across as contrived and I'm not a fan of Aemond's delivery with the "NO VHAGAR NOOO!!!!" dialogue. I think it also takes away a bit of Aemond's agency but I'm more than likely just seeing this as more of a book fan than a show fan. At the end of the day, it is what it is.

    • @Sophie-vq1xw
      @Sophie-vq1xw Před rokem +134

      I’m fine with the change too! The main argument against it was that Aemond would be absolved from guilt by the narrative and I don’t think that’s true at all. It’s still very much Aemond’s fault, he didn’t intend on letting it get that out of hand, but he’s responsible for the situation. It’s just more nuanced now

    • @KabbalahSherry
      @KabbalahSherry Před rokem +36

      Nah, I'm NOT feeling it. 😒 Because they threw a lot of dirt on Daemon, showing him doing things like killing his 1st wife or choking Rhaenyra out... only to turn around, and give passes to characters like Alicent or Aemond.
      All of us book readers know what a psychopath Aemond One Eye is. He not only kills Luc on purpose.... he then goes back home & BRAGS about it, ffs. But the writers obviously didn't want the audience knowing that.
      So they place all of the blame on.... his highly trained, and battle tested dragon?? 🙄 Vhagar is the veteran of over 100 battles, and has NEVER been known to disobey her rider. Ever. So I wasn't buying that nonsense at all.
      And when you examine behind the scenes interviews of the writers... it's pretty obvious that they are #TeamGreen. Which means we can expect to see more dirt getting thrown on a lot of Team Black characters that we love, for no f*cking reason at all.
      I mean, what was that spectacle of Rhaenys bursting up through the Dragon Pit, and killing hundreds of peasants?! 🤨🐉 The audience might have thought it was cool... but now all that death is being held against the character. And it's especially stupid when you consider that she could have ended the war right then.
      These writers are just doing a bunch of fan fiction, instead of properly adapting the written work as they should. I can't believe George was okay w/some of these changes. It's really unfortunate, tbh. But oh well.

    • @altxogershavelayers5166
      @altxogershavelayers5166 Před rokem +14

      Vhgara knew exactly what she was doing, maybe the young Prince shouldn't have a flying nuke 🤔

    • @flavman9710
      @flavman9710 Před rokem +29

      shit he's got -10 close family opinion now

  • @gmsherry1953
    @gmsherry1953 Před rokem +628

    Regarding the misshapen baby, I heard a theory (sorry I don't have a source) that Targaryen fetuses normally have dragonlike features during pregnancy and only lose them and become fully human late in the term. (Reminds me of recapitulation theory in biology -- Targaryens are descended from dragons, and thus their fetuses go through a dragon phase.) Thus, any premature Targaryen birth is likely to be deformed. Dany's baby may have been premature; the baby in this episode certainly was. I don't know if all the babies described as being born with dragon features were also premature. But it would make this a consistent result and not an occasional bad-luck birth defect.

    • @matthewcarroll2533
      @matthewcarroll2533 Před rokem +106

      Good point and it's very likely they were all premature, as this most often occurs in highly stressed mothers. Given what we've seen on how these people live their lives - I'd say it's almost certain they experience a lot higher than average stress levels.

    • @yay-cat
      @yay-cat Před rokem +42

      Yeah don’t human foetus’s like have a tail that eventually becomes a spine? Also like some babies are born covered in hair that falls out later

    • @gmsherry1953
      @gmsherry1953 Před rokem +46

      @@yay-cat Exactly. To be clear, recapitulation is discredited as a theory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recapitulation_theory but the evidence that caused people to devise the theory -- such as your examples -- made it seem plausible, and plausible is all we need for a fantasy story.

    • @HighRevolver
      @HighRevolver Před rokem +28

      definitely has something to do with the blood magic performed in old valyria

    • @only_fair23
      @only_fair23 Před rokem +18

      @@HighRevolver Then, isn't it likely that Targaryens would lose their connection to dragons over time due to marrying out but also just time. That's if the dragons had survived. Maybe Targaryens really do need to keep committing incest

  • @yaasinmulohwe4061
    @yaasinmulohwe4061 Před rokem +607

    I appreciate what the show runners have done with the Alicent Hightower character. Not just the one dimensional “Evil Step-Mom” character from the Book. Now you actually feel some sympathy for both sides

    • @patryklewandowski2099
      @patryklewandowski2099 Před rokem +52

      Yeah, for Alicent perhaps, however that could also be interpreted as naive. Hightowers and the council however have been plotting this since the birth of Aegon.
      BUT, that kinds of prooves your point that it's more tragic for Alicent, how she is being neglected in all the scheming, apparently because of her 'woman', 'soft' nature and her willingness to make up with Rhaenyra when Viserys "demanded" it. Yet, she's also plotting with Larys so all that stuff is layered so much I just can't stop but love all of it.

    • @TheSherlockHomez
      @TheSherlockHomez Před rokem +3

      Always amazing to see GRRM at work, especially when he's tearing apart all the "bullshit" from past GRRM :D

    • @arutlit62
      @arutlit62 Před rokem +18

      The young character is great, but after the time skip she’s rather inconsistent, the episode 6 Alicent is pretty bitchy and almost straight up evil towards Rhaenyra but episode 9 Alicent is suddenly almost a saint who doesn’t want bad things for Rhaenyra

    • @hypershadow6997
      @hypershadow6997 Před rokem +31

      @@arutlit62 nah i think its fine. cause its one thing to try and screw over someone you dont like and even to try and hurt them in an emotional rage if you feel they are responsible for hurting your child. but its another thing completely to order said person''s death (especially if you used to be close)

    • @fucksleepordie
      @fucksleepordie Před rokem +5

      @@arutlit62 ikr?? i love how they made her not want to kill her in the council scene when she has already tried to stab rhaenyra 😭

  • @Stivonim
    @Stivonim Před rokem +162

    "No Vhagar no you obey to me!!!"
    "we did it Visenya, we beat the Dornish!"

  • @DurvalLacerda
    @DurvalLacerda Před rokem +207

    The Prophecy is exactly the type of thing Daemon always wanted to know, protect and to be part of. Since the beggining of his life (and the show) he was after the thrill, the magic and the glory of being a Targaryan, but he lived in a time of relative peace and his brother Viserys was too indecisive and too peaceful. So when Rhaenyra told him about The Prophecy, it was almost as if he was robbed of his dream glory life, as if he was robbed of his real Targaryan purpose.

  • @elliehedges4306
    @elliehedges4306 Před rokem +101

    I actually think daemon was in the right to think Viserys was murdered. They’ve only just got back to dragonstone and Viserys has suddenly died and within not even a whole day, Aegon is on the throne and the entirety of kings landing is sided with the greens. He’s right to think that there must’ve been some conspiring to put aegon on the throne instead of Rhaenyra (because there was) which makes it seem actually quite reasonable that Viserys was murdered. Murdered by allicent though is a stretch and that’s where it’s obvious that Daemon is flawed in his thinking. But the actual thought that Viserys was murdered is not actually that wild. From his perspective I can’t say I’d think different

  • @KeltonTitan
    @KeltonTitan Před rokem +488

    You know, I watched episode 10 on a flight one night. It made the dragon battle with Luke and Aemond so much more intense 😳 🐉 ✈️

  • @CraigKostelecky
    @CraigKostelecky Před rokem +400

    This has been well worth the wait. You have done an exceptional job summarizing the show without giving anything away from the books that will happen in future seasons.

  • @Dzan500
    @Dzan500 Před rokem +229

    This feels almost like getting to watch one final episode of the season
    Ty Alt for all of this since got to now

  • @izzyxblades
    @izzyxblades Před rokem +749

    Hey this is a side topic, but I have a theory about Daemon's attraction to Rhaenyra. This wasn't pointed out on the show, but the sound designers said this in an interview, that in episode 2, before we see Syrax in the clouds, Caraxes sensed that she was coming and he started making mating calls, like a dragon love song.
    We know how the dragon riders have a mental connection with their dragons, seen in how Caraxes flinched in pain when an arrow hit Daemon.
    What if, Caraxes attraction to Syrax predates Daemon's attraction to Rhaenyra, and that this is the reason they are attracted to each other, is because their dragons are in love?

    • @kaiden247
      @kaiden247 Před rokem +164

      strange fan fiction

    • @WarKrieg
      @WarKrieg Před rokem +83

      @@kaiden247 lol seriously. This is Westeros, not some teen paranormal romance.

    • @2guysinahorsecostume32
      @2guysinahorsecostume32 Před rokem +104

      That actually makes a lot of sense. Empathic connections work both ways, and incest should produce much more deformation in the offspring. Especially brother and sister. It makes sense.

    • @BhlackBishop
      @BhlackBishop Před rokem +92

      I really don't like their relationship cause he kinda groomed her if you think about at 2am. I mean it looks consensual but because of the power dynamic we will never know for sure.

    • @kaiden247
      @kaiden247 Před rokem +4

      @@BhlackBishop yes

  • @dippy8053
    @dippy8053 Před rokem +251

    Before I was upset about Rhaenyra not having the opportunity to choose what crown she wanted to take up. But now I am so relieved that she got her father’s crown instead because it is a form of political legitimacy for her as she is the true heir of Viserys. It was very smart of Erryk to steal Viserys’ crown instead of Aegon the Conquerer’s. This video made me see that point of view, great insight!

    • @cecit6524
      @cecit6524 Před rokem +17

      I agree! Although, I don't think the Greens would've allowed Erryk to take Aegon the Conquerer's crown anyways since it was also a form of legitimacy for Aegon II (the name, the crown, and the blade) during his coronation. Rhaenyra looks beautiful with her father's crown.

    • @ednis32
      @ednis32 Před rokem +10

      Looks beautiful on her too

    • @rahimrahimi15
      @rahimrahimi15 Před 7 měsíci

      @@cecit6524 Well، the Aegon crown was made by King Miguor Targaryen، so it is also valid.

  • @allieabg
    @allieabg Před rokem +262

    You cited the symbolism of Rhaenyra getting Viserys’s crown, but not the symbolism of Aegon getting Maegor’s crown. Maegor got the throne because his mother usurped the throne for him, just like Aegon II. They also have the same number of descendants to this day. 😊

    • @azzor4134
      @azzor4134 Před rokem +7

      i thought that was aegon''s

    • @allieabg
      @allieabg Před rokem +73

      @@azzor4134 Aegon was the first wearer. Maegor was the most recent. Jaehaerys didn’t want to continue use of that crown because of the bad things associated with that crown.

    • @ironvicho20
      @ironvicho20 Před rokem +19

      Fuck me! nice catch! Its like poetry, it rhymes

    • @justt1984
      @justt1984 Před rokem +1

      He’s’ biased towards the black faction

    • @KabbalahSherry
      @KabbalahSherry Před rokem +1

      @Justt - Why shouldn't he be? The true heir is Rhaenyra & the whole realm f*cking knows that. So did the Greens. They are blatantly stealing something that does NOT belong to them. And for what?! To give it to an unfit, drunk, rapey psycho?! 🫣 Are you serious?! Oh but I forgot... Rhae doesn't have a penis. lmao

  • @dr0g_Oakblood
    @dr0g_Oakblood Před rokem +214

    24:50 - Also, the fact that Aegon and Viserys specifically were granted spots at court is another slight to Rhaenyra's eldest 3 sons, at least that's how I interpret it. Aegon and Viserys are not just her youngest sons and easy hostages, but are also Targaryen on both sides, they are not just Rhaenyra's kids and her father's grandsons, but also Daemon's sons, Viserys's nephews in the male line, with no question of their legitimacy; the Greens are essentially implying which of her kids are truly worthy of being at court in King's Landing, and which ones are really the only threat to Aegon in terms of legitimacy.

    • @obuw1
      @obuw1 Před rokem +12

      But they did mention that Jace would remain heir to Dragonstone, and Luke would remain heir to Driftmark (IIRC). So I think it was a fair proposition that did not undermine their legitimacy, at least on paper.

    • @CoRLex-jh5vx
      @CoRLex-jh5vx Před rokem +10

      @@obuw1 still, if the older boys were legitimate, it seems way more likely it would've been Joffrey as the cup bearer/squire, since he's older. Jace & Luke being allowed to keep their inheritance was just a very mild appeasement because those are the ones people are going to get mad about. Joffrey being overlooked in favour of Aegon & Viserys is still significant.

  • @AntoineBandele
    @AntoineBandele Před rokem +77

    14:18 - Also a cool title because in chess, Black moves second instead of first. Rhae is reacting and making second moves the whole episode.

  • @thewayfarer8849
    @thewayfarer8849 Před rokem +145

    I like the intentional dimensions being given to the characters, Daemon and Aemond are fan favorites, so scenes like singing in Valyrian really work, and I was legitimately shocked when Aemond lost control. It's actually delivering the idea the TV show alone made and just isn't in the books: that the dragons are power they cannot control. Even GOT's badly delivered ideas make more sense here; that without control passion and desire warps people.
    Daemon and Aemond, much like Rhaenyra and Alicent are written and acted as characters with sympathetic moments, intelligence, and ability. They are all political actors denied agency in different ways, and the tragedy is that they cannot simply blame society entirely for their ills and evils. I felt the last two episodes especially were what we were actually waiting for; I feel the show will be MORE engaging the less it's like the source material, I dislike the Dance heavily and find all the characters repellant or poorly developed. The show's second half won me over

    • @kimberlytennison6970
      @kimberlytennison6970 Před rokem

      Idk, I think George is a pretty good writer. The themes you discussed are absolutely a big part of the source material, it’s just that in the book nobody says implicitly “The idea that we control the dragons is a lie “. I think the more they stray from George’s work and into the realm of dick jokes and foot fetishes, the more it will all feel like Netflix with very little weight to the story.

  • @thisguy8106
    @thisguy8106 Před rokem +517

    I love the symbolism of Vizzy T's dream of his son being born with Aegons Iron Crown and it being him that crowned him since it was Vizzy T's actions, or lack thereof, that directly led to Aegon being crowned.

    • @IAmE37
      @IAmE37 Před rokem +1


    • @thisguy8106
      @thisguy8106 Před rokem +21

      @@IAmE37 alright.

    • @wyattrota9070
      @wyattrota9070 Před rokem +51

      I love the idea that dreams and prophecy destroyed the Targaryen dynasty

    • @thisguy8106
      @thisguy8106 Před rokem +26

      @@wyattrota9070 Amen. "Prophecy will bite your prick off, every time."

    • @tuckernutter
      @tuckernutter Před rokem +17

      Vizzy T lmao

  • @hmg9194
    @hmg9194 Před rokem +230

    Surprised you missed how Arrax went after Vhaegar's left eye, similar to how Luke took out Aemond's

    • @Wolfeson28
      @Wolfeson28 Před rokem +44

      Which is actually kind of funny, because the book explicitly states it's the *right* eye that Aemond loses. Maybe just a preference by the actor of which eye he could show more expression with.

    • @Gigipretty64
      @Gigipretty64 Před 2 měsíci

      I think they both went right eye.

  • @bryanadkins6776
    @bryanadkins6776 Před 11 měsíci +19

    I do love the look on Aemond's face as his dragon munches on Luke, it says "oh, fuck, nobody is going to believe this was an accident."

  • @PixieMermaid-fz9rt
    @PixieMermaid-fz9rt Před rokem +82

    I've never read the books but its sad that I knew Luke was going to die as soon as Rhaenyra said she was sending them alone on these missions. The kid was too innocent, loyal and kindhearted that I knew he was going to die to be the catalyst for all out war. Pretty bummed we have to wait 2 years for the next season 😞

    • @biggiecheez6879
      @biggiecheez6879 Před rokem +7

      The production times are only gonna get longer, just like the books

    • @CallOfPoop1
      @CallOfPoop1 Před rokem +4

      ​@@biggiecheez6879 season 2 is gonna be a banger, a roberts rebellion tv show would also bang

    • @mohdshahariar5833
      @mohdshahariar5833 Před rokem +1

      @@CallOfPoop1 I look more forward to the Blackfyre rebellions, it's probably the bigggest of events in westeros, almost rivaling Aegon's conquest.

    • @CallOfPoop1
      @CallOfPoop1 Před rokem +1

      @@mohdshahariar5833 yes that would be crazy, but seeing a young robert holding his war hammer into war would be crazyyy.

    • @mohdshahariar5833
      @mohdshahariar5833 Před rokem +1

      @@CallOfPoop1 not as much as brynden rivers vs aegor rivers, that rivalry was huge

  • @vinc584
    @vinc584 Před rokem +90

    Great video. I liked the chess reference.
    "If war's first stroke is to fall, it will not be by my hand" Rhaenyra says to Corlys. Just like in chess Black waits for the first move from their opponent.

  • @sean5558
    @sean5558 Před rokem +69

    The heart to heart talk Corlys had with Luc about inheritance of the name Velarion would have made Dominic Torretto proud

  • @hobbesthegoblin
    @hobbesthegoblin Před rokem +94

    Might have been worth pointing out that Boros's maester could be manipulating him into helping the Hightowers, assuming the maesters are all on the same side as Oldtown.

    • @collincaperton6718
      @collincaperton6718 Před 9 měsíci +3

      He did point it out he said maesters have been known to twist words for their own advantage

  • @JamesMiller69
    @JamesMiller69 Před rokem +21

    Man, I've never felt "phobia" before, and I don't think I really have one for 'giant things' but something about that shot of Vhagar when Luke arrives at Storm's End is geniunely terrifying every time I see it. It almost feels like they got the sense of scale wrong, he seems larger than the entire keep, incredible visual storytelling.

    • @shorey66
      @shorey66 Před rokem +4

      Then the shot looking up as Vhagar overshoots Luke takes your breath away. Great way to emphasise the size difference. Makes Drogon from GOT look a little pathetic now.

  • @EchoZippy
    @EchoZippy Před rokem +211

    Been watching you since freshman year in college (2015). As a fully grown adult, I still tune in like a child to Saturday morning cartoons at the sight of any Alt-Shift video. Thanks Alt, we appreciate your mastery in giving us new insights to the fictional universes we all love.

    • @nicholasglowka7285
      @nicholasglowka7285 Před rokem +3

      Right? It’s insane how much this channel has grown. I remember when there wasn’t even half the subs he has now.

    • @kreterakete
      @kreterakete Před rokem +1

      Hugs from bohemian forest.

  • @Poopenheiner
    @Poopenheiner Před rokem +112

    I think the scene with Jace and Luke training stems from the scene last episode where Aemon was showing off with Cole. Jace is scared but he’s also intelligent and dutiful. He knows that a day may come when he has to face Aemon or Cole and he has to be ready.

  • @tokivikerness8863
    @tokivikerness8863 Před rokem +15

    Daemon says he would not use the dragons against dragons unless he had no choice. There are far better ways to use them he says. He's also the most accomplished military leader in the seven kingdoms and its not bullshit. I hope the show doesn't dumb him down.

  • @Elementroar
    @Elementroar Před rokem +57

    It’s interesting that Matt during a comic con panel mentioned both him and Emma actually didn’t understand where the choking came from and both struggled to work through the scene. Which is like, I’m just concerned when actors and writers aren’t aligned cos I get flashbacks to GoT season 8’s depressing table read sessions of Kit and everyone else.

    • @cecit6524
      @cecit6524 Před rokem +29

      Daemon is an inherently violent person. I don't understand everyone's shock at him choking Rhaenyra. He doesn't know how to handle his emotions in a healthy way e.g. him beating up the messenger, the confrontation with Craghas, his inability to be a good father. Especially considering the fact that Viserys was the person he wanted the love and acceptance from the most and then discovering that the one thing that would've, in a way, solidifed Viserys' acceptance as Daemon as his heir wasn't told to him? Yeah... That's definitely gotta hurt Daemon. Also, Emma has stated that they understand the meaning behind the choking in later interviews.

    • @dirtyprancing5930
      @dirtyprancing5930 Před rokem +5

      You'd think of all people, the actors would be the most realistic about the relationship between Daemon and Rhaenerys. It's not pure, the evidence is there, they just gave such great chemistry that people forget

  • @generalgrievous92
    @generalgrievous92 Před rokem +115

    Just wanna say, thank you Schwifty for all the hard work and passion you put into these videos and for all you've given to ASOIAF and the fandom

  • @kridk3502
    @kridk3502 Před rokem +101

    I really enjoyed watching all of your videos for House of the Dragon this season. Thank you.

    • @paulhui3282
      @paulhui3282 Před rokem +11

      hold up, you gave what?

    • @treyk49
      @treyk49 Před rokem +7

      @@paulhui3282 28 US Dollars...lol

    • @starfyre59
      @starfyre59 Před rokem +11

      @@paulhui3282 that's Thai currency, about 30 dollars

    • @kareningram6093
      @kareningram6093 Před rokem +16

      That's a very generous contribution. I'm sure he will appreciate it.

    • @nm841
      @nm841 Před rokem +1

      You actually gave money for content which is free?🤣🤣🤡🤡

  • @themorganrileyshow5520
    @themorganrileyshow5520 Před rokem +7

    That shot of Vhagar killing Lucerys and Arrax was pure horror. I knew it was coming as I'd read the books but I still jumped. It is a gorgeous shot, the calm after the storm followed by a jump scare.

  • @thelasonj
    @thelasonj Před rokem +150

    I love how much work you put into the visual explanations in your GoT/HOTD videos. Thanks for bringing to light additional important context to this show. I really appreciate it. 😊🖤

  • @stephenmoney4722
    @stephenmoney4722 Před rokem +146

    I think Daemon blamed Alicent for giving viserys the milk of the poppy. Like Alicent made him into that brittle state.
    So it makes sense that daemon would blame alicent for poisoning and dulling his mind with opium.

    • @godemperorofmankind3.091
      @godemperorofmankind3.091 Před rokem +17

      except it doesnt make sense, considering poppy milk is the only way to alleviate pain in Westeros, especially for already old and dying people. daemon is just being a spiteful idiot

    • @n1c3s43
      @n1c3s43 Před rokem +5

      @@godemperorofmankind3.091 wasn't it also stated in the books that Rhaenyra sent her Maester to treat the King and it was better for him or something? not really sure about this anymore

    • @scorpioj3
      @scorpioj3 Před rokem +12

      Bruh Viserys is literally crippling. He had one eye, one arm, difficulty in walking and moving, his other face rotten, and a dream. I was surprised he was alive for that long. I think he blamed Alicent midst his rage and tried to find any reasoning and because of his hatred against Otto and Alicent for pushing him down inheritance even further, he came to that conclusion.

    • @notyourdaddude1957
      @notyourdaddude1957 Před rokem +2

      Bruh Daemon didn't gave a flying crap about Viserys and he suddenly blames Alicent for giving him milk of the poppy? did you saw how he looks like? i mean she literally took care of him all this years, standing by his side.

    • @stephenmoney4722
      @stephenmoney4722 Před rokem +1

      you have to be very dense and miss the entire point of HOTD to get to that shallow opinion lol.
      otto and the maesters worked together to make the king more weakminded and susceptible to sickness.
      Hell, there was even a maester apprentice who said that the current treatment wouldn't work and recommended newer methods than maggots. (but he was turned down by the archmaester)
      So, Alicent Hightower just listened to the maesters and "took care" of viserys. And Daemon saw right through it all.
      do you understand now?

  • @tgovani
    @tgovani Před rokem +154

    Can’t wait to see more GoT/ASOIAF content from you! I’ve read all the books since the end of the show, and I’d love to hear more analysis/speculation about winds of winter and dream of spring from you too! 💙💛🧡

    • @AltShiftX
      @AltShiftX  Před rokem +167

      Big Jon Snow video coming in future!

    • @joffntoffaloff2947
      @joffntoffaloff2947 Před rokem +73

      @@AltShiftX I dont want it

    • @serarthurdayne5880
      @serarthurdayne5880 Před rokem +2

      @@AltShiftX Do you think a sequel series 'Snow' is possible ?

    • @tanvir254
      @tanvir254 Před rokem +1

      @@serarthurdayne5880 its already in development

    • @vincenzusgaming
      @vincenzusgaming Před rokem +5

      @@AltShiftX hopefully this is similar to your previous vid about tyrion in the books. Jon snow in the books maybe?

  • @devonfletcher4729
    @devonfletcher4729 Před rokem +17

    Thank you for being the VaatiVidya of Game of Thrones, and Vaati for being the AltShiftX of Dark Souls/Elden Ring. The similarities in speaking voice, narration style and quality content are great to see and hear. True juggernauts of lore.

  • @childrenoftheabzu
    @childrenoftheabzu Před rokem +5

    Love how this show doesnt spoon feed you anything. Some complain and say it sucks because they need the after show segments to get it. I like how its ambiguous and interpretive like events are in real life. Makes the story and characters feel more life like. Like I said, it gives the viewers a lot of credit and doesnt feel the need to spoon feed them. It just shows what went down and its on you to decide where you stand based on how you experienced the events.

    • @anwynoakenshield
      @anwynoakenshield Před rokem

      They point out her kids aren't legitimate every five minutes. If that's not spoon feeding I don't know what is. It's way dumbed-down from the books and pretty big mess overall.

    • @childrenoftheabzu
      @childrenoftheabzu Před rokem

      @@anwynoakenshield mentioning something and having to put two and two together are not the same things. No ballpark either. they're not even the same sport and wouldn't require everyone asking questions and analyzing. The books, are not the real deal as has been said OVER AND OVER OVER. The books are very basic sentences of the events which required that the show is the exact opposite of being dumbed down. Your comment makes sense not and reeks of argument for arguments sake without merit.

    • @anwynoakenshield
      @anwynoakenshield Před rokem

      @@childrenoftheabzu lol..."your comment makes sense not".
      You were *really* trying to be super condescending, but just sound foolish.
      The show is tripe. But enjoy.

    • @childrenoftheabzu
      @childrenoftheabzu Před rokem

      @@anwynoakenshield If your reading comprehension is above an elementary school level it makes sense. Im not dumbing myself down for you. Im tired of being people teachers.

    • @anwynoakenshield
      @anwynoakenshield Před rokem

      @@childrenoftheabzu * I'm
      You're looking pretty dumb already. I doubt you could go much lower.

  • @DolanDarker
    @DolanDarker Před rokem +52

    Must've been nice not to have to crunch and rush to get this out in a week, thanks for the vids

    • @derekli8757
      @derekli8757 Před 10 měsíci +1

      My guy Dolan darker supporting a fellow Australian creator

  • @SunScourge
    @SunScourge Před rokem +20

    Incredible job on this whole series. You went into so much detail not just on the show but everything surrounding it, making connections even book readers might've missed. My SO doesn't really do the intensity and gore of the show, but does want to know how things play out, so we've been watching your breakdowns to get the scoop together :D Thanks so much. Rock on!

  • @Abhi-wh3ik
    @Abhi-wh3ik Před rokem +29

    As the season ended. It was a thrill ride. I started as Rhaenyra supporter from Ep 1, then my loyalty shifted towards Alicent from Ep 4. This is the beauty of the show. Creating compelling characters with moral complexity.

    • @alexissimpson5819
      @alexissimpson5819 Před rokem +18

      I preferred Alicent before the time jump and I preferred Rhaenyra after the time jump. Older Rhaenyra(despite her faults) and Younger Alicent are kinder than their other versions.

    • @kareningram6093
      @kareningram6093 Před rokem +4

      Interesting! Are you still on team Alicent? Personally, I find myself very conflicted. I understand where both are coming from and that makes it hard for me to decide.

    • @fagelhd
      @fagelhd Před rokem +13

      I don't understand how one can be team Alicent. Do you want Aegon on the throne?

    • @MissRedZelda
      @MissRedZelda Před rokem +7

      @@fagelhd I'm Team Alicent because I think she's a more interesting character.

  • @germtw
    @germtw Před rokem +34

    I appreciate this channel so much. The World of Ice and Fire is such a well-built, interesting world but so many details go over my head. The way you look at these details, break them down and explain how they represent the bigger themes of HOTD and GOT makes me enjoy that world so much more. Great job on the final season 1 video, can't wait for season 2!!!

  • @andromidius
    @andromidius Před rokem +13

    No wonder it took so long to get this video out - there's SO MUCH to unpack. Episode 10 was dense in the best way imaginable.

  • @drearysam
    @drearysam Před rokem +12

    We had to wait awhile, but it was worth it. What strikes me about your videos is that you can tell how much thought/time/research you out into them. A small detail that I enjoy is even though I know you know how this story plays out, you still manage to have a POV that’s very in the moment and situational to what is actually happening on the show. I really appreciate the depth that you have achieved with these videos, & thank you for doing what you do because I’m lazy af & this is so palatable it’s insane.

  • @lightt1161
    @lightt1161 Před rokem +18

    The Greens are still figuring out their new logo had me cracked up 😂

  • @coopernoble6139
    @coopernoble6139 Před rokem +28

    It is also funny to me that Daemon threw the line “mummer’s farce” back in otto’s face in the same spot on dragonstone as their previous confrontation

    • @amelieb1013
      @amelieb1013 Před rokem +7

      Daemon is so petty, he remembered it all those years lol

    • @thehumanity0
      @thehumanity0 Před rokem

      @@amelieb1013 Definitely when it comes to Otto cause he hates Otto with a fiery passion. I'm starting to see his point of view with Otto though, the guy is such a massive cunt.
      Also good catch @Cooper Noble

  • @Starkiller2725
    @Starkiller2725 Před rokem +12

    Luke was so stubborn when it came to Driftmark, that he actually died just to avoid it.

  • @joshuabarr9262
    @joshuabarr9262 Před rokem +9

    Mr. Alt shift X, thank you for these years of good thorough analysis, all the while not spoiling big events to come. During the wait between the last hotd vid and this one I’ve been just floating through and revisiting your older content from before. Your hard work is evident, and it’s much appreciated from us all!

  • @devincooper7821
    @devincooper7821 Před 14 dny +1

    You probably hear this all the time, but thank you for putting together these recaps. Your insight has made this series so much more enjoyable for me.

  • @andrewhager1147
    @andrewhager1147 Před rokem +26

    Finally!! ive been looking forward to this almost as much as the season finale. Love you alt shift x

  • @chrisscott8875
    @chrisscott8875 Před rokem +25

    Thought you were doing a "winds of winter" on us with this release! Great to see your content as ever!

  • @AngieAllen73
    @AngieAllen73 Před rokem +7

    @AltShiftX thank you for the intentional thoughtfulness you consistently put into your videos (especially after the livestream Q&A’s) - this S1E10 video was totally worth the wait! You & your team’s contributions make this series so enjoyable!

  • @peezyorpj
    @peezyorpj Před rokem +82

    I think this episode makes it safe to say that Daemon married Rhaenyra to be closer to the Iron Throne and not out of love. Which means that he’s been grooming her for DECADES like the book suggests…

    • @sitcomchristian6886
      @sitcomchristian6886 Před rokem +9

      I believe that in marriage, you must realize: the person you're marrying will see you as you hoped they never would. That includes vices, insecurities, embarrassing habits, and so on. I don't necessarily believe he never loved her. Perhaps, though, it was more of a narcissistic love. Even if that's the case, it's pretty well established in the older episodes that there was something between them. Cliche, but a "spark" :p

    • @peezyorpj
      @peezyorpj Před rokem +24

      @@sitcomchristian6886 Fully agreed. Daemon is an opportunist. Even if he truly loves his family, he’ll always do what is best for him.
      People seem to forget that he’s a second son. Him and many second sons like Otto, Larys, & Vaemond always have to fight for what they want since they stand to inherit nothing.

    • @Lilianamarie999
      @Lilianamarie999 Před rokem +11

      Word. He's fond of her darker, rebellious tendencies but it hardly seems like love. He knows her being heir brings him closer to the throne and center of the conflict. He knows violence is inevitable. He seems happier with his second wife but also bored by the conventional family life. Her death is sad but convenient. Rhaenyra's also using him to strengthen her claim by resorting to traditional Targaryen inbreeding. She knows if there's violence, he's a fearsome asset as well. He didn't hesitate to decapitate Vaemond.

    • @notyourdaddude1957
      @notyourdaddude1957 Před rokem

      ​@@sitcomchristian6886 From his side was definitely not love though, the dude killed his first wife and the second one literally provoked her death.
      And he didn't gave a crap about either of them, i don't know if this kind of person can actually love someone but rather see opportunity and clearly being besides Rhaenyra was his best ticket to reach Iron Throne.
      Maybe he becomes a better person with time? for now, he is still a cunt lol

  • @kamo808
    @kamo808 Před rokem +29

    I still dont understand how Rhaenyra found out so quickly? The dragon and her son fell into the see around storms end, it would take days for the remains of Lucerys and his dragon to wash up on the shore and weeks for Rhaenyra to find out.

    • @slaireawesome2824
      @slaireawesome2824 Před rokem +40

      In the books people see him fall, that’s why they assumed Aemond did it on purpose

    • @lestercheng1454
      @lestercheng1454 Před rokem +22

      probably took weeks, the next scene was done after a timeskip

    • @kamo808
      @kamo808 Před rokem +5

      @@slaireawesome2824 Well in the movies no one would have been able to see through that fog right?

    • @koory0uz904
      @koory0uz904 Před rokem +13

      @@kamo808 read the book. Arrax head and other body parts was found on the seashore of Dragonstone 3 days later after Luce's departure to Stormsend

    • @koory0uz904
      @koory0uz904 Před rokem +15

      @@frfras7 it's more detailed in the book. People on the ground saw Vhagar was chasing Arrax in the clouds. Who else can ride Vhagar if not Aemond? But in the book it's stated that Aemond killed Luce on purpose

  • @TheJoshSouthy
    @TheJoshSouthy Před rokem +45

    Been waiting for this for ages! Thanks Alt, this was incredible!

  • @abadie90
    @abadie90 Před rokem +12

    I just want to say, I purchased Fire and Blood and read the whole book last month. Before reading I watched all of your explanation videos and live discussions. Thank you for how well you protect spoilers. I'm amazed how you put these together knowing the story and still manage to explain it in a way in which the future is a total mystery. Well done!

  • @sydnitheromantictaylor112

    Rhaenyra sending her son's out as messengers during a time like this was a very poor decision. I actually don't get why Daemon and Rhaenyra weren't prepared for this when the whole reason Rhaenyra married Daemon is because she felt like she couldn't face the Greens by herself so she knew damned well the Greens wanted Aegon on the throne once Viserys died and yet neither Daemon and Rhaenyra did nothing to prepare in the last 6 years they've been married.

    • @901stinababy
      @901stinababy Před rokem +16

      The thing is according to the books it worked well for Jace tho, he gained the northern loyal allies. The Starks probably wouldn’t have appreciated a regular messenger. I still think she should have sent Rhaenys to storms end tho, Borros is her first cousin and he wouldn’t have disrespected her like he did Luke. Aemond wouldn’t have attacked her either and I doubt Vhagar would have chased or tried to harm Meleys

    • @sydnitheromantictaylor112
      @sydnitheromantictaylor112 Před rokem +1

      @@901stinababy I agree that Rhaenyra should've sent Rhaenys instead of Lucerys to storms end because Aemond doesn't have a reason to go after her. But sending Lucerys was very dumb, the boy can't even defend himself

    • @notyourdaddude1957
      @notyourdaddude1957 Před rokem

      @@sydnitheromantictaylor112 Yeah he was just a kid after all lmao, was a very stupid decision

    • @a.a677
      @a.a677 Před rokem

      @@notyourdaddude1957 no it wasnt dumbass. in westerosi society 14 isnt a kid. luke was under protection as a diplomat and aemond broke vows and oaths by killing him as well as becoming a kinslayer.

  • @MEL-wm3bq
    @MEL-wm3bq Před rokem +32

    Thank you so much for working so hard in this video ❤ we really appreciate it!! To us this is just as valuable as the series 😊

  • @NvardQueen
    @NvardQueen Před rokem +9

    baby Visenya did not have geyscale, that's just ridiculous. She was a deformed lizard baby with dragon scales. It happens to Targaryen babies all the time, especially if the parent has a strong dragon nature (Maegor, Daenerys, Daemon twice).
    Also, comparing Daemon's marriage with Rhea Royce to his marriage with Rhaenyra is just wrong. He was forced to marry rhea and they absolutely hated each other. In the books he begged Viserys multiple times to annul the marriage, but the king refused
    Daemon is an ultimate Targaryen, basically a dragon in human form and he thinks and acts like one. Nothing about him can shock or even surprise Rhaenyra,she knows it all too well. In essence they are very similar

    • @diskeyes
      @diskeyes Před rokem +3

      He said it “looked” like grey scale

  • @megpaul8076
    @megpaul8076 Před rokem +2

    Just an incredible ending and an equally awesome companion video, as always! Thank you for your dedication throughout this series - I can't imagine how taxing it must be to create content under such immense pressure. We all appreciate you and no matter when a release comes, we'll be here to watch and support!

  • @WatashiMachineFullCycle
    @WatashiMachineFullCycle Před rokem +1

    Thank you so much shifty, I know this series front to back 10x over and really have no need for recaps but I thoroughly loved and looked forward to these recap videos every single week. They're so incredibly well done. Looking forward to season two!

  • @SopieMunky
    @SopieMunky Před rokem +6

    Ah yes, that's the good stuff. What a great way to bring in the holidays, a gift of Alt Shift X commentary. Thanks for your work breaking this season down! It's been a fun ride!

  • @Jack_Simpson
    @Jack_Simpson Před rokem +3

    The season is never over until Alt Shift drops the ‘episode 10 explained’ video

  • @DefiantNX74205
    @DefiantNX74205 Před rokem +7

    man this guy kinda just up and walked off lol. He'll probably be back for Dune part 2 though.

  • @SoBeDragon0
    @SoBeDragon0 Před rokem +3

    I love the quote "I'm not here to be queen of the ashes" over the clip of Drogon destroying King's Landing.

  • @Fabi_87
    @Fabi_87 Před rokem +17

    Loved this show so much more than I thought I would they really did a great job. The only thing that sucks about it is the 2 year wait for the next season :(

    • @I_am_a_cat_
      @I_am_a_cat_ Před rokem +2

      I hate the wait so much, but at least that means they're actually putting real effort into it. No more mistakes like GoT season 6-8

  • @Clitjohnson
    @Clitjohnson Před rokem +11

    Love the bit about The Cannibal being on Dragonstone before the Targaryen's. Symbolizes the cannibalization of the Targaryens themselves. Awesome!!

  • @Spmccoy13
    @Spmccoy13 Před rokem +1

    This channel is amazing. Love how he ties book and show together. Not a book reader so this is the best! Thank you

  • @alanhervert2702
    @alanhervert2702 Před rokem +12

    This video took a while, but they never disappoint. I loved your explanation of the series, hope you continue to do it with season 2

  • @jackjackson4851
    @jackjackson4851 Před rokem +4

    Your channel made me go read the books. This was 2012. I was on my way to kuwait for a combat tour. I watched your video on GoT S01E01 in the Airport. I purchase yhe 1st 3 books right there in the airport and finished them on my tour of duty. Thank you!

  • @TheNick3001
    @TheNick3001 Před rokem +11

    While the wait was tough, this video was so worth it. Such a great video to end the season on. This has been better than even the show itself ❤️

  • @grimaldus1523
    @grimaldus1523 Před rokem +75

    What if Targaryens are dragons in the womb but over the pregnancy development they become human which is why Visneya who was still born and 2 months early still looked mostly human but also had dragon features?

  • @TheWindsofFandom
    @TheWindsofFandom Před rokem +11

    Been waiting for this since Episode 10 aired. And boy was it worth it.
    Great job Alt Shift X.

  • @Primecassette
    @Primecassette Před rokem +9

    Definitely worth the wait because I knew the longer you take to make the video the better quality it's gonna turn out 👍🏼👍🏼

  • @PadChords
    @PadChords Před rokem +4

    30:06 "And because of these ambitions, Corlys' family was destroyed."
    He should have put these foolish ambitions to rest.

  • @Innomenatus
    @Innomenatus Před rokem +11

    It should also be noted that Luke's supposed tale of "survival" is extremely similar to that of the fool, Patchface, in which he became simple-minded and lost all memories of his life after their drowning after three dBay..
    And they both "drowned" on Shipbreaker's bay.

    • @El_.5794
      @El_.5794 Před rokem

      Yeah, and Luke became an ordinary fisherman. Don’t know if it’s true ‘cause that’s just a rumor from the book. Supposedly, the show has the truth

    • @Steve_McMillen
      @Steve_McMillen Před rokem +7

      In the book Luke's survival could have been portrayed as a possibility. I think the show decided to instead give us a definitive ending, one that doesn't leave room for "what if's", they showed Arrax being chomped and bits of him falling down to the sea. They took away the ambiguity that the books left and showed us there was no way Luke would have survived, either the chomp, or the long fall back down to the sea, either of which would have been fatal.

    • @elcummo6109
      @elcummo6109 Před rokem

      Maybe daemon or aemon will suffer patchface's fate instead

    • @notyourdaddude1957
      @notyourdaddude1957 Před rokem

      @@Steve_McMillen That was because his body was never found which is why it was theorized that he somehow survived, which is extremely unlikely to impossible.

  • @dris007
    @dris007 Před rokem +1

    Getting Alt shift X week by week really makes you miss it when he goes away for almost a month, so glad you're back and Great Video as Usual.

  • @iliamkaor9835
    @iliamkaor9835 Před rokem +75

    Been waiting this since the season ends, thank you Alt the wait was worth, amazing job as always

    • @revjones4965
      @revjones4965 Před rokem +8

      brother you haven’t even watched the video yet 😂

    • @globglogabgalabburner7421
      @globglogabgalabburner7421 Před rokem +2

      not sure how you know it was worth the wait since it came out 5 mins ago. unless youre watching on 100x lol

    • @temoork-0197
      @temoork-0197 Před rokem +2

      the video went live 1 min ago, lmao you really want those likes

    • @AWoody87
      @AWoody87 Před rokem +2

      Probably Farming likes.

    • @iliamkaor9835
      @iliamkaor9835 Před rokem

      they dont know im a seer

  • @Takahashi_Takeda
    @Takahashi_Takeda Před rokem +5

    Just finished watching. A 44 min video from you is all I needed for today 🦀

  • @KlaraL-_-
    @KlaraL-_- Před rokem +6

    Amazing analysis as always! Informative, thought-provoking and fun! I would wait a million years for one of your videos, Alt!

  • @bernadetteP9999
    @bernadetteP9999 Před rokem +2

    Most anticipated CZcams video ever in my time on YT.. Your breakdowns are so good

  • @temoork-0197
    @temoork-0197 Před rokem +7

    Cant wait to watch this video atleast twice, been checking every day if you had uploaded or not! Thanks man! i know its a shit ton of work and i appreciate the hell out of you.

  • @TheApplecyder
    @TheApplecyder Před rokem +7

    why is this just as good, if not better than the show? you should be a writer for HBO my guy

    • @I_am_a_cat_
      @I_am_a_cat_ Před rokem +1

      I mean he's just going off what the books say and what we see in the show... just putting it all together for us in video format. It's so good because George R.R Martin's writing is so damn good

  • @NeoDarkling
    @NeoDarkling Před rokem

    Was re-watching your Euron and Tyrion videos last night and now THIS is waiting for me just as I get off work!?! Today is a good day.

  • @Thebuird
    @Thebuird Před rokem +6

    It felt really good to have a show to look forward to and get excited about again. Actually sat down to watch it as soon as it released. Wish there were more amazing content like this put out there nowadays

  • @ronnelreese940
    @ronnelreese940 Před rokem +12

    “A battle hardened nuclear dinosaur” a badass description

  • @will420high4
    @will420high4 Před rokem +4

    Amazing review!! I hope we get S2 as soon as possible!!!!
    *Loved the Always Sunny meme at the end! Merging both of the shows I like the most!

  • @kalladragoone5847
    @kalladragoone5847 Před rokem +2

    I’ve been looking forward to this video! Absolutely love how you break down everything and make it easier to understand for those of us who haven’t the heart to read the books lol 😂

  • @marcushahn3483
    @marcushahn3483 Před rokem +2

    I really get giddy at how much some of the cast really take seriously their roles. It translates.

  • @poenpotzu2865
    @poenpotzu2865 Před rokem +79

    As much I enjoyed this season my biggest gripes were the big moment in each episode. Whether if it is ser Joffrey death or Rhaneys Dragon moment. They felt unnecessary or didn't convey consequences.

    • @zypalitra8080
      @zypalitra8080 Před rokem +28

      Joffrey's death would've had ramifications if there'd been another episode between the two timejumps. With this, you could solve the problem of no real buildup of Rhaenyra/Harwin at the same time.

    • @rodrikforrester6989
      @rodrikforrester6989 Před rokem +23

      Rhaenys's dramatic exit foreshadows the events at the Dragonpit later, serving as a reminder of how dangerous dragons are the common folk and how little Targaryens care about that. Rhaenys would not roast her political enemies to save the realm from war, but has no problem crushing a handful of peasants.

    • @Steve_McMillen
      @Steve_McMillen Před rokem +17

      May I add Lord Beesbury's death being an "accident". Just Criston pressing an old man to sit back down and slams his face into those eyeball things, killing him. His death felt cheap especially for a character of his grandeur, and just there for a sudden shock.

    • @BhlackBishop
      @BhlackBishop Před rokem +9

      I mean we can't know the consequences of "Rhaneys Dragon moment" until next season but yeah how does Criston cole still have a job. He and Alicent are such hypocrites.

    • @frenchguitarguy1091
      @frenchguitarguy1091 Před rokem +1

      @@rodrikforrester6989 whilst j agree to a degree, the way the show is shot does not convey this- and if you watch behind the scenes no one mentions this point. We can maybe interpret onto this scene but I don't think the intention was to show the commoners hatred of dragons. Maybe it was even written as such however the director decisions has castrated this meaning

  • @Ko_onstantin
    @Ko_onstantin Před rokem +5

    totally forgot that last episode didn't get your "Explained" Treatment yet - Perfect as always! Appreciate the details! see ya all in 2024 :D

  • @Zharn_
    @Zharn_ Před rokem +1

    Love your videos! Keep them up!! 🖤
    Thanks for the audible code.

  • @etoinedevries7583
    @etoinedevries7583 Před rokem +2

    I love how ASX talks about philosophy and deeper meanings, and then sometimes says something so fucking funny as in 13:45