SPOILER WARNING!

We're not the first people to understand how George R.R. and J.R.R. relate to one another as they contribute to the popular understanding of fantasy tropes, but it WAS weird how many times The Lord of The Rings trilogy was evoked during Season 6's blockbuster episode "The Battle of the Bastards"...




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I know, I know - "fellbeasts" - but c'mon.



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Of course, Aragorn was being brave and noble, Jon was just being stupid (and doing the one exact thing that Sansa told himĀ not to do).



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The main difference being, at least Gandalf TOLD Aragorn that he was going off to find the Rohirrim and to look for them at first light, whereas Sansa DIDN'T EVEN MENTION TO JON THAT SHE WAS GETTIN' LITTLEFINGER TO BRING THE KNIGHTS OF THE VALE (the only full Westerosi army that had not been decimated by the War of the Five Kings) INTO THE FRAY.



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Somewhere, Eddard Stark is looking down fondly on Wun Wun's death and not really knowing why this all seems so familiar.



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In both cases, it's hard not to smile and feel nothing but pure warmth and joy in your heart, finally seeing everyone finally get exactly what they deserve.