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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Just a scared boy who's old enough to fight in battles in a medieval world? Again, as a little lord basic things, like evasion, for staying alive would be taught to you at a young age. He knows arrows fly straight and that hitting moving targets is harder than hitting stationary targets.

    As for the unpredictable part, it's harder to maintain an exactly precise zigzag when you're terrified than it is to be erratic. When you're scared you aren't counting number of steps or turning at specific angles.

    Really it's all a pointless conversation as all we'd have gotten if he'd been zigzagging is Ramsey getting bored and calling for a full volley. Rickon dies and that's that.



    Meh, we've seen people make some pretty impressive shots with arrows in the show before. And since he wasn't actually in a battle and was just calmly shooting at a single person running away(probably something he's done before letting his dogs loose for a meal) I don't find it implausible. No more so than a dead man coming back to life after lying on a slab for an extended period or dragons flying around.
    was it ever mentioned Rickon actually had any significant amount of training if any at all? I mean in the first book he was 3 years old, while Bran was 7. and they've been on the run since Ramsay took Winterfell in season 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elim Garak View Post
    All lords wear armor. You don't evade arrows, you block them. Because in a real combat situation there will be many enemy archers shooting at you, you cannot evade every arrow.
    Unless your Jon Snow.

    Jon Snow popped Evasion that fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    Unless your Jon Snow.

    Jon Snow popped Evasion that fight.
    Jon Snow is one of the Lord of Light's chosen ones, he has supernatural luck. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    Unless your Jon Snow.

    Jon Snow popped Evasion that fight.
    The only time he was shot directly - he had a shield
    All right, gentlemen, let's review. The year is 2020 - that's two-zero-two-zero, as in the 21st Century's perfect vision - and I am sorry to say the world has become a pussy-whipped, Brady Bunch version of itself, run by a bunch of robed sissies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elim Garak View Post
    The only time he was shot directly - he had a shield
    I was talking about how Jon somehow survived volley after volley of arrow from Ramsay's armies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    I was talking about how Jon somehow survived volley after volley of arrow from Ramsay's armies.
    A volley is a blind shot, he just got lucky.
    All right, gentlemen, let's review. The year is 2020 - that's two-zero-two-zero, as in the 21st Century's perfect vision - and I am sorry to say the world has become a pussy-whipped, Brady Bunch version of itself, run by a bunch of robed sissies.

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    I can't believe such a dumb scene has inspired so many posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    I can't believe such a dumb scene has inspired so many posts.
    Are you one of those "i cant believe this show has so much hype. I dont see whats so good with it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    I can't believe such a dumb scene has inspired so many posts.

    I can't believe it's not butter...









    ...spray

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    It's not like jon alone survived the volleys so omg stop complaining.

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    5 more pages of this ridiculousness...

    gonna be a boring 10 months after the last episode, without those quality discussions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keymil View Post
    5 more pages of this ridiculousness...

    gonna be a boring 10 months after the last episode, without those quality discussions...
    Increasing quality of show inspires increasing quality of discussion... oh wait. >.>

    And rather than whining about discussion, perhaps introduce some quality?

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    Here's S6E09 explained by Alt Shift X, if anyone is interested:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    Unless your Jon Snow.

    Jon Snow popped Evasion that fight.
    What happened to the Bolten's 3000/6000 cavalry as well? They would have won the battle in an open field alone.

    Oh wait... that's only for characters that the show creators hate with a vengeance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garian View Post
    What happened to the Bolten's 3000/6000 cavalry as well? They would have won the battle in an open field alone.

    Oh wait... that's only for characters that the show creators hate with a vengeance.
    Simple. That was not the same army. You cannot keep a large army at one place for very long. It's too taxing on ressources. When Robb called his bannermen, he had to leave Winterfell as fast as possible for that reason. When Ramsey won his battle against Stannis, most of his men returned to their own lands. The army we saw last episode was probably composed of the garrison of Winterfell, plus men sworn to the Karstarks and the Umbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontenac View Post
    Simple. That was not the same army. You cannot keep a large army at one place for very long. It's too taxing on ressources. When Robb called his bannermen, he had to leave Winterfell as fast as possible for that reason. When Ramsey won his battle against Stannis, most of his men returned to their own lands. The army we saw last episode was probably composed of the garrison of Winterfell, plus men sworn to the Karstarks and the Umbers.
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    The Boltens never had that many horses.

    Oh and Stannis is still alive. His army retook Deepwood Motte. Guess who the remaining Umbers sided with?

    You go ahead and enjoy your fan fiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Here's S6E09 explained by Alt Shift X, if anyone is interested:

    He has become sooo late...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garian View Post
    What happened to the Bolten's 3000/6000 cavalry as well? They would have won the battle in an open field alone.

    Oh wait... that's only for characters that the show creators hate with a vengeance.
    Those were hired swords that abandoned Stannis. Probably went home to Essos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garian View Post
    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    The Boltens never had that many horses.

    Oh and Stannis is still alive. His army retook Deepwood Motte. Guess who the remaining Umbers sided with?

    You go ahead and enjoy your fan fiction.

    It's not fan fiction, it's just common sense! Yes, he had a big cavalry attacking Stannis. But they would not remain at Winterfell. Imagine feeding a few thousand men, even for a few days. Most of them just returned to their own lands. This is the Middle Ages (sort of). There is no real professional and permanent army. And as ArthurDayne said, some of Stannis' mercenaries may have switched side to Ramsey. Those are certainly gone right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooba View Post
    Increasing quality of show inspires increasing quality of discussion... oh wait. >.>

    And rather than whining about discussion, perhaps introduce some quality?
    HAHAHA this is rich.
    maybe in your own bubble world you think that all the viewers stared at their screen in anger screaming at the writers and cursing rickon for not zig zaging. the truth is most of the viewers, like, really, a strong majority, didnt even care about the way rickon run because its a tv show meant to provide entertainment, not some university project you have to analyze

    its one thing to say 'well, its kinda weird rickon run in a straight line instead of trying to zig zag' and another beating a dead horse for tens of pages, bringing absolutely nothing to the discussion since most of you act like some specialists and have no idea how you'd behave in the same situation

    there are so many things we can focus on and share our opinions, but ofc the bunch of endless whiners picked the most non-sense, no factor thing to complain about. for me it's rather the opposite: since you all focus on such miniscule thing to cry about, that means the show is doing great.


    imo you wont find the quality you seek in tv. the shit is produced for masses.

    i cant wait to see what are we going to complain about the next week. i look forward to d&d disappointing us yet again herpa derpa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontenac View Post
    It's not fan fiction...
    It's fan fiction because it's not a faithful adaptation of the books.

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