game of thrones Fans React To King Tommen's Terrible Decision

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The hype has been building for years - Cleganebowl, the final battle royale between Sandor Clegane (The Hound) and his big brother Gregor (The Mountain). Both suffered seemingly fatal defeats (The Hound against Brienne, The Mountain against Oberyn Martell), both miraculously returned (albeit The Mountain as a zombified Robert Strong), and both were in ideal positions to face off during Cersei's trial-by-combat with the Faith of Westeros. But more importantly, it would be a poetic end to the brothers' long feud, started in childhood when Gregor burned Sandor's face for (basically) no reason.



game of thrones Fans React To King Tommen's Terrible Decision

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With Sandor's return to the show recently, the stage was finally set for the Cleganebowl that had long been promised - everyone's hype was at maximum capacity (including ours!). Until King Tommen, who can't stop making terrible decisions, declared an end to trials-by-combat, saying they were "barbaric."

The fandom around Game of Thrones was not happy with his decision to effectively cancel the Cleganebowl:












Hell, there was even a sizable subreddit set up dedicated to the Cleganebowl, r/cleganebowl, that has been thoroughly devastated by the developments:

game of thrones Fans React To King Tommen's Terrible Decision

It's hard not to feel disappointed - we were so close to finally seeing the Hound get vengeance for his brother's cruelty through the years, and damning Cersei to execution as a bonus. It was all so perfect - something that was worthy of the hype, but it all looks like it was never meant to be.

For now, the only bowl we have to look forward to on Game of Thrones is the upcoming Bastardbowl (aka "The Snowdown") of Ramsay vs. Jon:



What is hype may never die.