The most touted battle ever in the Game of Thrones universe was an anti-climax.

Nothing soured what was supposed to be an epic moment more than the comical tactical mistakes that the two Targaryens in charge made. Like setting up barriers then having men stand in front of the barriers.

Or having the Dothraki horde charge into the night against an advancing enemy. After their swords had been touched by a witch’s magic. Which is literally rule No. 2 in the two rule Dothraki rulebook.

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons and his nephew-lover Aegon of Houses Targaryen and Stark, Sixth of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm, for all their titular grandeur are no millitary geniuses.

Benioff and Weiss might be good, but they are definitely not good enough for Game of Thrones-like epic storytelling.

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