Game of Thrones has finally ended, with a finale that’s left fans all over divided. Very few could have seen that last episode coming, and very few would have guessed that it would go out the way it did.
Many expected the series to go out with a bang, but it settled for more of a soft, moist plop. Some are happy with the outcome, many wish that it had gone differently. But the original author, George R. R. Martin, says that it’s not even close to the ending he’d envisioned.
“Why do you think it’s even called Westeros? Why do you think the primary antagonist was the Walkers? The Night King was the spirit of Waluigi, the true protagonist of the story. All of Westeros were the villains, the corrupt and greedy humans that had stolen his land away from him. His destiny was to reclaim what was his. All of Waaahsteros.”
George R. R. Martin went on to insist that the books hinted at it from the very beginning. Bran Stark was the true villain all along, capable of seeing the future, and aiming to topple the kingdoms and bring them under his rule. The Night King, Waluigi, was attempting to save his people and reclaim his throne by taking him out. The Waaahkers, his loyal followers that gave their lives for him, were never the villains.
Sure, killing and eating people might be wrong. But what’s more wrong, killing and eating people, or fucking and impregnating your sister? What\’s more wrong, killing and eating people, or burning your child alive? What’s more wrong, killing and eating people, or being a feminist? Game of Thrones has always been about which character one hates the least, not lovable characters. Waluigi and his followers are flawed, but they are the best fit for the throne.
Martin, while disappointed over the ending, is not losing sleep. He’s got several other projects underway at HBO, and is confident in his newest series, A Dance Of Fire And Crash Bandicoot.
HBO has confirmed, Crash Bandicoot will not be appearing in the TV adaptation, despite being on the cover of the novel.