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Brienne Filling In Her Burn Book Has Become A Major ‘Game Of Thrones’ Meme

"... and I, Brienne of Tarth, am the first woman to write on 'Game of Thrones' since season three ..."

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Much of the (very long) finale of Game of Thrones last night was spent tying up ten years worth of loose ends.

Spoilers for the Game of Thrones finale follow.

Following the shock ascendency of Bran to the (symbolic, non-melted) Iron Throne, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss gave every one of the main characters a little send off. Arya went exploring, Sansa became Queen of the North, Bronn became Master of Coin for some reason, Sam took credit for George R. R. Martin’s book A Song Of Ice And Fire and Brienne of Tarth, a fan favourite character, settled down to finish writing the story of Jaime Lannister, Kingslayer, who was mostly a good guy but also decided the best thing for him to do was abandon the woman who loved him and go die with his murderous and incestuous sister underneath a mountain of rubble.

Out of all of the endings, none have attracted quite as much conversation as the one afforded to Brienne. After all, Brienne was the only hero who didn’t really conclude her character’s arc on her own terms, a criticism that could probably be lobbed at her story over the last few seasons in general. Evolving from a resolute badass into a lovesick puppy defined solely by her relationship with Jaime, Brienne was probably the most obvious representation of the show’s wasted potential.

Anyway, on the upside, Brienne filling in a book with a big old quill has become one of the standout memes of the final season, producing a wave of exploitables.

So there you have it. We might not have got a fitting resolution for one of the most beloved characters on one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. But at least we gotta lotta memes. What more could anyone possibly ask for?