If you are a diehard fan of Game of Thrones, you must have thought at least once if you could survive the war between the living and the dead. Of course, you won’t do anything but die, yet imagine, what if you survive? You managed to live but how are you going to make it through. Let’s have a look at how the characters of Game of Thrones help us in understanding the idea of Prepping and Surviving.
Arya Stark was already preparing for the winter by learning survival skills that helped her live for many years. She took an internship with “a man”, she got stabbed and her eyes were grudged out but she lived. You can call her “the girl who lived” – good news for the feminists.
Sansa Stark who has seen it all; the poor gal fell in love with King Joffrey thinking that he is a gallant and honourable prince but Joffrey proved to be as painful as period cramps. Later on, Sansa grew to be a woman from a child as she saw her father beheaded, was held hostage, and then married off to Imp. Unfortunately, she got manipulated by Baelish to marry Ramsay Bolton who loves feeding his dogs the flesh of the humans Ewww! Sucks! Well, whatever! Ramsay continued to torture her and she only kept observing each situation and soaking up the knowledge that turned her into a great strategist to prepare herself for prepping or surviving.
Game of Thrones shows a true depiction of how your relatives don’t let you live in peace. With so many betrayals, twists and turns that are perpetrated by family members of the victims show us that no one will be there for you when things get desperate and you will have to defend yourself from your blood sucking relatives in the time of need.
“Two is one and one is none” prepper strategy worked best for Tormund during the battle of the Bastards, win out over the Bolton army leader because he had a hidden spare knife he used after losing his main weapon in the battle. Having a spare knife saved Tormund’s life so that he could continue his love life which is 1000 times better than twilight. Keeping a spared item such as knives, firearms, fire starting materials, ways to filter water, etc. applies to the need for survival.
Learning the correct skills
Jon Snow found himself alone facing Bolton’s army because he was cut off from his comrades and was buried into the pile of dead bodies but kudos to Sansa; she came just on time to the rescue and hurray! They won the war. A lesson for Jon Snow – never
What to do when life serves you lemons? Obviously, squirt someone in the eye. Lord Baelish killed his wife in order to help Sansa stay alive; he is the perfect example of when wife bothers you; throw that bitch out of the moon door. The survival theory is that you don’t need to rely on the people in the difficult times but you just have to look after yourself. In an unpleasant situation, there will be many people with ulterior motives to show you kindness but with a goal that involves finding out what supplies and resources you have so they can take them.
Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay Bolton, and Oberyn Martell became too cocky and sure of themselves which got them killed; you can call it karma. Joffrey and Ramsay took great pleasure in seeing the torments of others and in the end, they die at the hands of those they have wronged. In the time of disaster or emergency, some people will have to take up the lead and if you are a leader possessing qualities like Joffrey and Ramsay, you are going to get killed. LITERALLY!
So, who do we think is going to survive the winter?
Daenerys Targaryen – the girl with many names and Jon Snow who doesn’t always know things but when he does, he knows nothing. Daenerys is going to survive along with Jon Snow as aunt and nephew. Oops! As husband and wife actually. Jon knows nothing but he has
Sansa stark with the worst taste in men EVER; she has survived through the worst and if that didn’t killer her, the white walkers aren’t going to either.
Bran stark who started it all. He was told not to climb the wall but he did. Kids! They don’t listen to anyone. He may not live this season or maybe he transcends into a mortal plane by embracing his destiny as Three-Eyed Raven.
Arya Stark who doesn’t always cook dinner but when she does, it’s Family Style. IYKWIM. She is likely to survive because she has amazing survival skills that let her reach her destination alone.
Tyrion Lannister, we say, f*ck the Lannister’s except Tyrion. He’s cool. Jaime and Cersei are going to die as Cersei has a prophecy and half of that has already come true. Jaime is a tragic character who doesn’t have much left. But if any Lannister is going to survive, it’s Tyrion because he is clever enough to keep himself alive.
Brienne of Tarth has been a rock for the show since her introduction and she is one of the characters with a strong backbone, she might survive. Doesn’t the purest character deserve to live? Have mercy just this once, writers……… please give us one good thing.
The night king you must be surprised but oh yea! The night king has a high probability to live. He isn’t that bad actually; he created thousands of jobs, isn’t racist, adopts unwanted babies, gave out cool ice weapons, and owns really badass horses.
Euron Greyjoy is going to survive because he’s going to sail off to Essos while everyone else is busy fighting. Well played.
Melisandre said Stannis was the one she saw in the fire, now she’s saying Jon Snow is? I know, should have gone to spec savers. She has so much power and mysterious knowledge that she may survive to the end of the series.