Two Live Polls: Best/Worst Match "Game of Thrones" Couples

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Best Match "Game of Thrones" Couples
Which "Game of Thrones" depicted or speculative couple is the best match?

See the partial list of "Game of Thrones" present or speculative best match relationships here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls060610128/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/4ibEk0OM0ts/

Worst Match "Game of Thrones" Couples
Which "Game of Thrones" present, past, proposed or one-sided couple is the worst match for each other?

See the partial list of current, former and potential unsuitable "Game of Thrones" couples here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls060996824/
https://www.imdb.com/poll/QtM8KGjoP-U/

SPOILER ALERT: Intended for viewers current through the 2017 season as poll reveals depicted or discussed Game of Thrones couples through March 2019.
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Maybe you could remove some of the speculative ones from the first list, especially Jaime & Brienne, Arya & Gendry, Jon & Sansa and Varys & Olenna, as it's highly unlikely they will become couples.
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I am not sure I agree, it isn't about them becoming couples. It is about whether they are good fits for each other (or would have been in Olenna's case) and make sense in the scheme of the story. Marriage isn't always about the romance, but is always about the alliance in Westeros. Plus, a large part of the series is the moves and end games by characters and houses. The fan speculation is a driving factor in the appeal of the show, so I think these couplings makes sense. If season eight is a blood bath as rumored, it is unlikely 90% of these will never become couples anyways. Finally, the reason I use the SPECULATIVE label, as everyone may not  have picked up on the comments or events that foreshadow a coupling or made the connections as to why these couples might be a good fit.

The poll suggestion was made three years ago, so I will explain the logic behind some of the pairs.

Jaime & Brienne (chemistry, Lannister-Tarth alliance)
Early on Jaime & Brienne was looking more like  it was going to happen, than it does now, but we have been repeatedly been given reminders of their connection. However, I don't think you find a fan who doesn't think they would be good match, whether or not it comes it to fruition.

Arya & Gendry, (close friends, only age appropriate person we have seen either interact with, lack of alternative matches, Stark-Baratheon alliance)
Arya was promised to one of the Frey sons. But, I don't see that happening now that she killed Walder Frey, I like Arya & Gendry match, both are outsiders and are good fit for both as they don't seem to match with anyone else.

Jon & Sansa (cousins, resolves conflicting claims and Sansa's hunger for power, Targaryen-Stark alliance)
Jon & Sansa
makes sense once you remove Daenerys from the equation (spoiler???). Although, I do like the Sansa & Tyrion match better. Thier reunion seems possible based on the foreshadowing in the series and maturation of both characters. Plus, the fact they are technically married to each other, albeit it wasn't consummated.

Varys-Olenna (great fit, like two peas in a pod, but more platonic than romantic, lack of alternative matches)
Varys-Olenna would have been a good fit for both. As they don't seem to match with anyone else, especially with romantic relations being off the table.They even look and dress alike.

I don't think any of these combinations is really out there as a possibility.
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Okay, I misunderstood your intention.  
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It looks like your image for Rhaegar Targaryen & Lyanna Stark went missing. Please either add that option back or just edit and save the list so we don't risk an error.
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I dont understand why some couples are in the two list.

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Without knowing which couples you are specifically referring too, the best answer I can give is that most relationships have many facets. Therefore, couples can be both well-suited and ill-suited for each other at the same time, depending on the measure, your perspective or personal opinion. The two perspectives, despite being opposites, best and worst are not exclusive of each other. For example, a bar owner and alcoholic pairing might seem like a match made in heaven and the worst coupling ever at the same time.

Jaime Lannister & Cersei Lannister is good example on a relationship that could be made for both. Although, I think most people would come down on one side over the other. Also, some couples are so bad, they actually are perfect for each other, or alternatively deserve each other.
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This should have been a poll 18 months ago. It really needs a refresher to cover 2018, and at the rate of approval for a poll, maybe a wait until it is all over would be better so as to cover the entire run.

Then it could be a "Who Were the Worst/Best Matches Ever on GOT"
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There were no GoT episodes in 2018. Plus, I don't think we will see many (if any) new couples formed in the final five episodes. The final season I think will be dedicated to wrapping up loose ends, rather than creating new couplings. To ensure completeness, which couples are missing from each list, in your opinion?
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Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen
Since this poll is live and the first episode aired they really should be on the worst list too.
What do you think?
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I am not sure what the reasoning would be for including them on the worst list. I can see characters, like Sansa,The Night King or Cersei being opposed to them for their own reasons.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/game-of-thrones-jon-snow-parents-daenerys-r...

Throughout the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow believed himself to be the son of the honourable Ned Stark and an unknown mistress. How wrong the former Night’s Watch leader was.

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington, is actually a Targaryen prince and the nephew of Daenerys Targaryen.

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I can also see that Jon Snow/Targaryen who was once dead himself, may take the once dead Dragon that was lost by Daenerys in battle may recognize Jon as a kindred spirit. Jon may end up controlling all three Dragons in the end and this will in turn pit the two Targaryens against each other for the throne.
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Thanks, for the explanation and I get it now. I can understand the logic behind the Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen inclusion.

It is probably not on the same taboo level as siblings, Jaime Lannister & Cersei Lannister, but equal to aunt/nephew Lancel Lannister & Cersei Lannister.  I would put it on the same taboo level as first cousins.

According to Westeros marriage customs, as well as, royal customs here on earth marrying your first cousin is acceptable. Both, Tywin Lannister & Joanna Lannister, as well as, Queen Victoria & Prince Albert were first cousin couples. In Westeros, noble families, marriages are almost always arranged by the heads of the Houses and often are driven by cementing political alliances.

I have provisionally added Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen to the worst couples list. I have less of an issue with them as a couple, due to the nature of the relationship and similarity in ages. Also, the  fact they were oblivious to the relationship plays a part. In contrast, Lancel Lannister & Cersei Lannister cannot make those same three claims.

If the taboo issue is the primary reason for a poll taker's vote, i really can't see how someone could not vote for the other two first before getting to Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen. Especially, whereas, it is a commonTargaryen  practice for brothers and sisters to marry


David Rintoul Game of Thrones, Blood of My Blood
Aerys II Targaryen & Rhaella Targaryen brother/sister (common Targaryen practice)
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Jamie Lannister & Brienne of Tarth
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'Worst' list: your image for Jon/Daenarys seems to be missing, and there is no description for option 2.
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Typo in #12 (Arya Stark), and #23 should say cousins, not nephew/aunt.
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'Good poll. Should the title be Worst Matched? (Worst Matched... Couple)
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Corrected
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Maisie Williams
Elmar Frey & Arya Stark
#23

Eugene Simon, Lena Headey
Lancel Lannister & Cersei Lannister first cousin/first cousin

I think Worst Match is proper, because it goes beyond actual couples and includes speculative couples (present, past, proposed or one-sided).

Plus, I fixed a missing image and missing caption error.
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Thanks for making the edits. "Matched" is definitely correct, regardless of the status of the relationships, including merely speculative couples. What matters is the relationship of the word "match" to the word "couples." "Match" is correct in the question because a noun is needed there; in the title, "couples" is the noun, "matched" is the adjective modifying the noun, and "worst" is the adverb modifying the adjective. "Match," though, can only be a noun or a verb.
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Wow, that sounds a whole lot more annoying than I intended. Sorry. I need to leave my instructor hat in the closet and only wear it when I mean to instruct, lol. 
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Corrected, Worst Matched "Game of Thrones" Couple

I will have to re-push Best Match "Game of Thrones" Couples for the same reason.

Thanks, I prefer the long explanation to understand the reasoning behind it. I have a question though. I assume that titles can sentence fragments, then do the same rules apply always?
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