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Ranking Pop Culture's Best Dragons – from Toothless to Drogon | How To Train Your Dragon, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Game of Thrones

UpdatePosted 06/15/2014 04:15PM

From Toothless to Drogon: The Best Pop-Culture Dragons, Ranked

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:45PM

Dangerous, otherworldly – dragons are majestic creatures. They're also – considering Game of Thrones and How to Train Your Dragon 2 – having something of "a Hollywood moment." Thus, following in the grand tradition of nuts and pies, we've taken this opportunity to rank them. Below, find the 24 most famous dragons in popular culture (worst to best, in our humble opinion).

We'd better get to it – we don't want to be "dragon" our feet!

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George R.R. Martin Will Kill Off a Facebook Employee in the Next Game of Thrones Book | Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin

UpdatePosted 06/10/2014 05:30PM

George R.R. Martin Will Kill Off a Facebook Employee in the Next Game of Thrones Book

Originally posted 06/10/2014 02:20PM

The master of literary misery, the killer of your favorite characters, George R.R. Martin has offered up his services as a hired hit man.

As part of a campaign to raise money for Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe, the Game of Thrones author has come up with an interesting incentive. The first two donors to give $20,000 were guaranteed to have a character, who meets a grisly death, named after them in an upcoming Song of Fire and Ice novel.

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Game of Thrones Recap: All in All You're Just Another Crow on the Wall

Game of Thrones Recap: All in All You're Just Another Crow on the Wall

Originally posted 06/09/2014 06:30AM

In a recent essay on the Marvel series of superhero films, Grantland's Mark Harris zeroes in on the frustrating way the billion-dollar blockbusters have borrowed the worst traits of their predecessors. "Comic books exist in a permanent state of implication," Harris writes. "Something really big is always about to happen, apocalypse is just around the corner, staggering ramifications are always impending, never quite here ... In the Marvel movies, anticipation is the orgasm."

I couldn't help thinking of Harris's words towards the end of "The Watchers on the Wall," and not just because of the Avengers-style tracking shot that formed the high-water mark of the wildling assault on Castle Black. Game of Thrones has spent two seasons hyping up Mance Rayder's attack on the Night's Watch, and as the episode's running time ran down and it became clear the battle would stretch into next Sunday's season finale, it was hard not to feel like a comic book fan flipping through the final pages of an issue, only to find that the real climax was going to come next week.

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Game of Thrones's Rose Leslie on Her 'Weird' Sex Scene

Rose Leslie: Filming My Game of Thrones Sex Scene with Kit Harington Was 'Weird'

Originally posted 06/08/2014 10:15PM

Game of Thrones fans have come to learn that only one thing is constant in the world of the seven kingdoms: Anyone could die at any moment.

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead

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Bear Witness to Peter Dinklage's Magnificent High School Mullet

Originally posted 06/05/2014 07:45AM

"A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and then you will see this picture of Peter Dinklage in high school."

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An Obituary for the Game of Thrones Character Who Died Sunday Night | Game of Thrones, Pedro Pascal

UpdatePosted 06/02/2014 03:30PM

An Obituary for the Game of Thrones Character Who Died Sunday Night

Originally posted 06/02/2014 10:30AM

Major Game of Thrones spoilers below.

Oberyn Nymeros Martell, the mercurial Prince of Dorne known as "The Red Viper," died Sunday night in King's Landing. He was 42 years old.

Martell had traveled to the capital to avenge the death of his sister, Crown Princess Elia Martell, at the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane during the sack of King's Landing 17 years prior. After serving as a judge at the murder trial of Tyrion Lannister, Martell volunteered as Lannister's champion during a trial by combat against Clegane.

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Lupita Nyong'o Cast in Star Wars

Lupita Nyong'o Joins Star Wars Cast

Originally posted 06/02/2014 01:20PM

The World's Most Beautiful woman is heading to a galaxy far, far away.

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Hafthór Björnsson: Five Things to Know About Game of Thrones's Mountain

Hafthór Björnsson: Five Things to Know About Game of Thrones's Mountain

Originally posted 06/02/2014 12:15PM

Few minor characters on Game of Thrones have made as much of an impact (sorry) as Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane, the villainous Lannister henchman who, in Sunday night's memorable trial by combat, showed exactly why everyone's been whispering his name in fear for four seasons.

Here are a few things to know about Hafthór Björnsson, the Icelandic strongman who brought the Mountain to life.

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Game of Thrones Recap: All Men Must Die, but Some Men Must Die More Than Others | Game of Thrones, Pedro Pascal

Game of Thrones Recap: All Men Must Die, but Some Men Must Die More Than Others

Originally posted 06/02/2014 07:45AM

We should have seen it coming.

From the moment he sauntered onto the screen, Oberyn Martell, the dashing, bisexual man-about-Dorne, was destined to capture our hearts – which, on Game of Thrones, also means his inevitable death was destined to break our hearts. Oberyn was one of the few characters on this show operating under any sort of value system, and in the trial by combat that ended this week's episode, that's what killed him. Truth and reconciliation delivered at spearpoint turned out to be no match for the raw strength of the Mountain's hands. Or, as Cersei put it in the second season, "Power is power."

Farewell, sweet prince. You will be missed.

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Game of Thrones Recap: Fly Me to the Moon Door

Game of Thrones Recap: Fly Me to the Moon Door

Originally posted 05/19/2014 06:30AM

It's hard to come into any episode of Game of Thrones cold, but Sunday night's installment was practically a Community episode in its labyrinthine references and callbacks.

Whether it was another trial by combat or one more exit through the Moon Door, this week's Game of Thrones was all about recontextualizing classic moments from earlier seasons of the show.

Major spoilers below. Proceed at your own risk!

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