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Tyrion Lannister is the main character on Game of Thrones according to Mathematicians

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Tyrion Lannister is the main character on Game of Thrones according to Mathematicians

With most of the shows, its very obvious to figure out the protagonist. With the not so obvious shows also, you can always figure out the who the main character is going to be after a couple of episodes. But that happens in the general world. And there is nothing that’s general or regular about George R.R. Martin. That makes Game of Thrones an exception. I am arriving to this conclusion because we are already on season 6 and we are still trying to figure out what is happening because nothing is obvious in the world of Game of Thrones.

But this also brings us to another conclusion that since there is nothing that happens as a matter of fact on the show, there are people around the world who keeps speculating, calculating, arriving on theories, making it easier for us common folk to understand the series better.

So, there is one long debated question (amongst other questions) about Game of thrones that has been driving people crazy. The question is that “who the hell is the main character in Game of Thrones?”

Andrew J. Beveridge, who’s an associate professor of mathematics at Macalester College, and Jie Shan, an intrepid undergraduate decided to find out the answer using a branch of applied graph theory called Network Science. Network Science studies complex networks by using several disciplines, which includes economics, sociology, and computer science to understand how information flows from one thing to another.

Their research which was titled Network of Thrones used the A Storm of Swords, which is the 3rd book in A Song of Ice and Fire book series and they started linking characters whenever they appeared within 15 words of one another. Beveridge spoke with Quartz about the methods that were adopted for making the calculations. The characters are ranked taking into consideration multiple measures like the number of characters they are connected with and and the importance of the characters with whom they share a connection. Based on these criteria, the scientists created communities of characters having various types of ties with each other.

Tyrion Lannister is the main character on Game of Thrones according to Mathematicians

The character that came first might not come as a surprise to most of the fans. According to Beveridge and Shan, Tyrion Lannister is mathematically the most important character in Game of Thrones. Tyrion is followed by the fan favourite Jon Snow, who is currently dead but most of the fans are firm in their belief that he will be resurrected in the 6th season.

What might surprise many people is the character that is third in the list of powerful characters and it is Sansa Stark. Most of the people might not even consider Sansa Stark in the top 5 characters when you have Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Arya Stark as competition but who’s going to argue with maths.

We are not complaining.







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Game of Thrones’ Digital Board Game Has A New DLC That Makes You Wanna Play As A Bolton

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Game of Thrones’ Digital Board Game Has A New DLC That Makes You Wanna Play As A Bolton

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game has successfully incorporated the elements of the fantasy show into a video game. The game launched its mobile version recently. Last month, it released a new DLC that makes you want to play as a Bolton.

The DLC is called A Dance With Dragons, named after the fifth novel in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. Just like in the books (and later seasons of the show) this new mode of play reflects a change of power in Westeros. Lannister players begin with control of King’s Landing, Baratheons are on the Wall and have Jon Snow on their team, and the Boltons control House Stark. The flow of gameplay itself is also dramatically changed, giving players only six rounds to conquer the most territories or lose the Game of Thrones.

You can still choose House Stark in the Dance With Dragons expansion, but their deck is now stacked with characters from House Bolton. Fans will remember that dark period when the Boltons took over Winterfell, where Ramsay Bolton tortured Sansa Stark and broke Theon until he turned into Reek. Ramsay and Reek feature as playable cards, and together they make a deadly combo.

Ramsey comes at a solid three power and can have four power if Reek is in your hand. Having Reek around also lets him kill three enemy units. That’s a brutal move that pretty much ensures you’ll rip a territory from enemy hands without fear of reprisal. Reek, who has zero attack, lets you return Ramsey from the discard to your hand. Furthermore, if you lose that battle (which you will because of zero power), you get to return Reek to your hand instead of discarding him. So if you play it well, you can keep cycling Ramsay and Reek for several rounds in a row.

So, watch out for this deadly combo! And tell us what you think about the game in the comments below!







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‘Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon’ is now available in Paperback Edition

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Game of Thrones was one of the biggest hits of the 21st century. The fantasy epic that went on for almost a decade still has a massive fan following. No wonder HBO has opted to expand the Game of Thrones universe with the help of prequel shows such as House of The Dragon. However, there were many behind-the-screen secrets from the show that still remain a mystery. Entertainment Weekly Editor James Hibberd attempted to bring them to public eyes with his book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon. The book is now available in the paperback edition.

'Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon' is now available in Paperback Edition

Last October, Dutton released Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Official Untold Story of the Epic Series, an excellent tell-all book all about HBO’s landmark fantasy drama. The book is filled with hundreds of great interviews with cast and crew, studio executives and others associated with the show. A paperback version of the book went on sale Tuesday, June 8.

The book is a wonderful resource for any Game of Thrones fans. It traces the history of the show from the early days when creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss tried to sell HBO on a story that was supposed to be unfilmable. Through the initial stumbles of the original, unseen pilot episode. It provides many perspectives on the show’s biggest episode. And a look at the show’s divisive final season; and finally a preview of the TV shows to come.

Have you read the book? Tell us what you think about it in the comments below!







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Maisie Williams says People who aren’t Feminists should be called Sexist

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Maisie Williams says People who aren’t Feminists should be called Sexist

The showrunners of Game of Thrones used it as a platform to project atrocities against women that even occur to this day. Game of Thrones showcased some of the most powerful and strong female characters on-screen. From Daenerys, Cersei to Arya and Sansa, they are an inspiration to feminists all around the world. However, there’s not a single notion of feminism, for different people it means different things. Recently, The Female Lead, a feminist front, released a quote from Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. And it has caused quite a stir on the internet.

The statement reads as follows: “I feel like we should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’. You’re either a normal person or a sexist.”

Her Game of Thrones co-star Carice van Houten posted the quote on her Facebook story in support of her. Carice played Melisandre on Game of Thrones. However, the reactions generated on the internet were quite dissimilar.

Maisie Williams says People who aren’t Feminists should be called Sexist

One follower on Twitter wrote, “No. This assumes that all liberties sought by feminist efforts are now achieved & are “common sense” This assumes that feminist & sexist are understood terms. It assumes the conversation about societal morality is over EVERYwhere, cos it’s been won SOMEwhere. The work is not done.”

Another said, “Yes!!!! I’ve been saying this! We shouldn’t need to identify as being a feminist. By doing so we are simply saying “I’m not a dick by the way.”

What do you think of Maisie Williams’ statement? Do you agree with her? What are your ideas about Feminism? Talk to us in the comments below!







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