Game of Thrones fans have been casting their minds back to some of the older seasons, after the final instalment came to a rather controversial conclusion back in May. Now, one fan has spotted a major plot hole with raises a long of questions about the way Joffrey Baratheon (played by Jack Gleeson) ruled the Kingdom.
After reading George R.R Martin’s novel Fire and Blood, one fan has noticed a major difference of how Joffrey was allowed to rule compared to previous young Kings.
Why did Joffrey have so much power at just 12 years old?
Reddit user wghof said: “After having read F&B I’m asking myself, how does Joffrey have the power to execute great lords, assign people to the small council and decide who should be in the kings guard?
“In F&B Jahaerys and Ageon III both become kings while under 16 and they have basically no rights.
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“Their regents decide who they marry, where they are and they certainly can’t assign people to the small council or have nobles executed.”
What made Joffrey so different?
Some fans speculated that Cersei (Lena Headey) struggled to control him, hence why Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) was brought in a hand.
One user commented: “Because Joffrey’s regent was Cersei. She had trouble controlling him as a son, much less as a King.
Meanwhile, other viewers have began to cultivate theories about what happened to Jon Snow after he was exiled, including his reputation in Westeros.
Reddit user Calhalen began: “I was thinking about Jon being a queen slayer now and his new reputation.
“Is he now hated across Westeros the same way that Jamie was?
“He is a legend among the Wildlings, and I figured he’d be a legendary figure in Westeros with his revival, winning back Winterfell, being named King in the North, and him being the primary person preventing The Long Night (unifying the lands).
“He’s one of the greatest heroes in Westeros history, bums me out to think he’s hated for killing a tyrant queen.”
Will Jon always have a bad reputation?
Or will he be seen as a hero due to his family’s status as rulers?
Another fan added: “I suspect with Bran as king and Tyrion as the hand, they’ll release subtle rumours of what really happened. He’ll definitely be hailed as a hero in the North, for sure.”