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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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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

Game of Thrones has had a lot of strong female characters, but it would be inaccurate to say that it celebrates femininity. One example is Arya Stark, who is seen as a boyish character for most of the show, and as an extension, we all ended up seeing Maisie Williams the same way. In a recent interview, she discussed what it was like to have to hide her feminine side for the role, calling the experience “horrible.” Read on!

In a recent interview with Vogue, Maisie discussed coming of age in the spotlight, and more. Starting off, she talked about “maturing” about two seasons into the production of the show:

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy and I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look like, really manly.”

She continued:

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year.”

The only glimpse we got of Arya Stark’s femininity came in the last season of the show, with her and Gendry sharing what was the first and only romantic moment for Arya throughout the show. Maisie also said that she felt ashamed to be a girl for a while, and is enjoying her feminine side a lot more now.

Well, it’s safe to say that the fans love this side of Maisie as well. What do you feel? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn’t on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn't on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were recently held, and while Game of Thrones didn’t do as well as usual, it was the last Emmy appearance for the show. The show walked away with the Outstanding Drama Emmy, and also had a heartfelt tribute with some of the cast members.

What was surprising, however, was that the winner of the Game of Thrones (or the closest we got to it), Issac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran Stark, was surprisingly absent from the tribute, but rather in the audience. This perplexed many of the fans:

Well, the logic seems to be that only the nominated actors were on the stage for the tribute, which isn’t a bad thing. However, being that it was the show’s last year at the site, it would’ve been better to have the entire cast on the stage.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, blow down below!






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