House Stark and Direwolves relevance
Something that bothered me this last season of Game of Thrones, and even something that was starting to show in the two previous, was that I noticed D&D slowly pushing out the relevance of the direwolves and the Starks in favor of the targaryens and the dragons.
I just find it odd that even though Rickon died last season, we never got a scene of Jon and Sansa talking about him after. We never got a scene of Sansa having to deliver the bad news to Arya and Bran. It’s like he never existed. It’s just weird because of how Osha, Rickon and and Bran parted. Speaking of bran why did they turn him into an emotionless Westeros human Wikipedia? He literally has no screen time and when he does he’s just creepy or turning out expositions.
I thought it was weird that even though Robb Stark was the last king in the North, went through hell and back, and was actually pretty loved by the North and his family, the only person to mention him in the entire season was Jaime in passing and Sansa. In fact Daenerys throws a jab at Robb by not even acknowledging him as the last king of the North even though she damn well knows of the war of the five kings. Something that Jon never corrected. In fact the only relevance Robb Stark was given this season was he was only being mentioned as a dead brother of John snow so him and Daenerys Targaryen can be more relatable to each other. Not even Theon talked about Robb even though they were best friends and he didn’t betrayed Ned Stark, he betrayed Robb. Jon Snow’s speech should have been how Robb Stark will always be a part of him.
The biggest thing that I thought was weird, was that there was no mention at all to Catelyn Stark, even when Sansa and Arya were talking about their father. I love that Ned still gets brought up Seven Seasons later, but Catelyn Stark was the one who was making sacrifices and getting thrown in prison just for the hopes of getting her daughters back. They don’t even talk about the riverlands even though getting them back would be important since it is Tully land. The only person who mentioned Catelyn Stark was Littlefinger. Which was only a ploy in his creepy obsession.
This one is weird, mostly because he appears in the fucking season! Benjen Stark. This Frozen bad ass mother fucker pops out of the Wind, saves Jon Snow, then apparently dies and is never mentioned again. Even though this is the man who inspired Jon Snow to join the watch. The fuck? It was like watching Rickon death seeing all over again. Does anyone try to console Jon on the fact of losing his uncle? Nope. The next scene is about Daenerys and Jon holding hands and Her Dragons. Off topic side note, she calls the dragons her children, yet never refers to the dead one by name. Example of bad writing.
Speaking of dragons over wolves, not even a mention to Ghost, and no matter the reason a direwolf never breaks from her master. Nymeria would have gone with Arya because that is her partner. The bond between Direwolf and Human is unbreakable. I know the budget only allows them to choose between dragons and direwolves. But the dragons don’t even have a personality. They just breath fire.
The Producers have been choosing the dragons over wolves a lot this season that has just passed, and it feels like they are doing their best to make the Starks irrelevant or just a B plot. Now everyone is calling Jon Snow Egg Sandwich Targaryen and overlooking the fact that Ned Stark raised him.
Let’s get something straight….
Jon Snow is Jon Stark, if anything
Jon Snow was raised by the Starks, ate with the Starks, and has spent his entire life wanting to be a Stark. I don’t care that the silver-haired deadbeat daddy was Jon Snow’s sperm donor. D&D can keep trying to push this Targaryen propaganda down my throat, but Jon Snow is a stark and always will be. He was adopted by them and it’s an insult to Jon and the Starks to disregard that.