Disclaimer: Major spoilers ahead. Read this after catching up on all of ‘Game of Thrones. And do it quick, before your Facebook feed spoils it for you!
Yet again, the time is upon us. The weapons are sharpened. The horses are fed. The sigils can be seen and the chants can be heard at a distance. The countdowns have begun. The memes have begun pouring at their earnest. Now the watch for ‘Game Of Thrones’ begins again. And the excitement is palpable. After all, ‘The Winds Of Winter’ was quite a ‘killer’ finale (pun intended!) It was the biggest mass slaughter of major character since the heartbreaking ‘Red Wedding’; thankfully most of them were evil. Cersei, the perpetrator of said slaughter, sits atop the Iron Throne, oblivious to the actual imminent danger approaching her – Ice from the north and Fire from the east. The new seasons spells infinite possibilities (and thus a deluge of fan theories).
We Cinemaholics aren’t ones to lag behind. So we decided to partake in the fanfare the best way we know how to – by making a list! GoT, the delectable carnage that it is, has had more than its fair share of impressive battles, with a promise of many more to come. We’ve seen everything from a little girl poking a hole in a grown man’s heart with a needle to an Imp annihilating a fleet of ships with green flames. The sheer scale and grandeur of some of these combats would make mammoth Hollywood production houses blush. To pick the most epochal battles of them all, we must look at three things – the motive of the combatants, the actual battle and the consequences of the battle and its place in the bigger picture.
Enough chatter. Here’s a recap of the 5 greatest battles of the seven kingdoms and beyond so far!