Patchface: the strangest Game of Thrones character?

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  • Patchface is one of the weirdest characters in the Game of Thrones books - a creepy jester who lives with Shireen on Dragonstone. What do Patchface’s songs mean? Is Patchface a prophet of the Drowned God? How is Patchface connected to white walkers, Deep Ones, and greyscale?
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  • johnnycamine
    johnnycamine 7 giờ trước

    awesome video. great work

  • Duke
    Duke 8 giờ trước +1

    As someone who watches only the show this is fucking deep. There is so much untouched lore.

  • tuxandashotty
    tuxandashotty 11 giờ trước

    The Mannis himself better execute Patches' punk ass.

  • Royal Frog
    Royal Frog Ngày trước

    So patchface is GOT version of peeves, thank god both these annoying cunts weren't in the films/show...maybe a little bit more important

  • Samotny Meister
    Samotny Meister Ngày trước

    7:30 he caused the wreckage somehow?

  • Colden Honner
    Colden Honner Ngày trước

    Alright I’m gonna go to bed early for once.
    *watches Game of Thrones Patchface theory on VN-plus at 3:00 am*

  • Rachel Ryan
    Rachel Ryan Ngày trước

    It's a awful pity patchface was not in the series he would added a creepy element to it

  • Turretsymdrome 1
    Turretsymdrome 1 Ngày trước

    God the books make Game of thrones look like a Disney movie

  • Supreme Banshee
    Supreme Banshee 2 ngày trước

    FINE I'LL WATCH IT

  • Shon Sneaux
    Shon Sneaux 2 ngày trước

    From my knowledge, Melisandre implies that bran is the champion of the great other

  • King Jon I of the Houses Stark and Targaryen

    Patchface is GRRM while Tom Bombadil is Tolkien.

  • Sunkemo Kiyar
    Sunkemo Kiyar 2 ngày trước

    Patches lol

  • black man
    black man 3 ngày trước

    What about patchface and uglygod??

  • Sebat Hadah
    Sebat Hadah 3 ngày trước

    Know what's fucked? None of this shit matters anymore. Sorry, the books are unfinished and the show is over. Where none of this mattered.

  • hilyfe01
    hilyfe01 3 ngày trước

    Patch face character is blended into the Red Woman.

  • Bad Person
    Bad Person 3 ngày trước

    Winter is coming

  • Young Man
    Young Man 3 ngày trước

    And this character was never introduced into the show... why?

  • squeegee egg
    squeegee egg 3 ngày trước

    I suppose now I'm supposed to believe in Grumpkins and Snarks too LOL

  • Zefiris
    Zefiris 4 ngày trước +1

    I forgot just how dark the world of the books is. Everything is bleak and there are all of these different powerful forces in competition with each other and all of them are essentially terrifying Eldrige horrors (Rhllor, The Others, The Drowned God, the tree dude, etc.)

  • JirenManoBlanco
    JirenManoBlanco 4 ngày trước +2

    But hey that's just a theory, a Game Theory, thanks for watching.

  • Gunnar Giil
    Gunnar Giil 4 ngày trước

    The show is over. The loose ends are still there. I hope they will be collected in the books to come.

  • Fuzzy Dunlop
    Fuzzy Dunlop 4 ngày trước +1

    "This is no 'swish and flick' sit." Too right.

  • David M
    David M 5 ngày trước

    My GOD, if someone could portray the books as they are written in a series, then GOT would go on forever and would be so much more interesting,.....

  • It's Just Milk I Swear
    It's Just Milk I Swear 5 ngày trước +1

    seems like the drowned god was definitely inspired by HP lovecraft. i guess we can add it to the long list of media that technically takes place in the lovecraft universe.

  • MonoLeo
    MonoLeo 5 ngày trước

    Patchface = Fjord of Critical Role
    Change my mind.

  • Gorillars
    Gorillars 6 ngày trước

    I know this is 1 year old already but since no more books have been released so far it is still viable. I love these Videos of yours, there is almost never a time i would say "gey, he left out a detail/character" . It is just great .

  • Diogo Pendão
    Diogo Pendão 6 ngày trước

    Under the sea
    Darling it's better
    Down where it's wetter
    Take it from me

  • Cody Patton
    Cody Patton 6 ngày trước

    Coldhands in the book IS NOT Benjen Stark. George said that himself.

  • Niall Bradshaw
    Niall Bradshaw 6 ngày trước

    In the quote, "We will march into the see and out again", I inferred that Patchface was having delusions of grandeur about being the saviour of the Wildlings stuck at Hardhome; they don't have enough boats to escape so his addled mind wants to merely lead them under the sea to escape.

    In the books there is a little fear of the Others walking under the sea and thus circumventing the wall, but in the show they seemed to have an aversion to entering it at Hardhome. Is this the show hinting that the Drowned god resents the Great Other? (In contrast to that quote from Mojorro)

  • El Magnifico
    El Magnifico 6 ngày trước +8

    Wait a minute how does Stannis let this weird picnic cloth face guy hang with his daughter ?!

    • Tripleblade 82
      Tripleblade 82 Ngày trước

      +Rayetta Adams what a douche bag.

    • Rayetta Adams
      Rayetta Adams 4 ngày trước +2

      Stannis doesnt really care for anyone but himself in the books, he cares least of all about poor shireen who with her gray scale is seen as an embarrassment to him.

  • carpury
    carpury 6 ngày trước

    plot twist - patchface was meant to be a chessboard all along

  • Is live Worth it
    Is live Worth it 6 ngày trước

    Plus In the side animation things for house reed they say how in the people from the neck have “something else” in there bloodlines

  • Freek Sho
    Freek Sho 7 ngày trước +2

    Better than Cicero

  • Paulo Khayat
    Paulo Khayat 7 ngày trước

    All tremble before fat pikachu, the true drowned god prophet

  • Ricardo Costa Santos
    Ricardo Costa Santos 7 ngày trước

    " It's all *fucked* "

  • Zack Thoreson
    Zack Thoreson 7 ngày trước

    I don’t think any gods as we would define them actually exist. I think that under the sea is under the green see of the werewood network. The death or near death experience of patchface probably awakened his greenseer powers, but damaging him beyond his ability to be useful. Shoutout to lml. Once you get to the sea stuff he talks about being an illusion to the werewood network, the. You get to see things a bit clearer and simpler.

  • Flying bacon37Ayeee
    Flying bacon37Ayeee 7 ngày trước

    13:00 your straight up ness is so ducking great lmao

  • MR. Jones
    MR. Jones 8 ngày trước +2

    Patch face is gonna be in the surprise season 9 of GOT

  • Bless Lifestyle
    Bless Lifestyle 8 ngày trước

    “20 years ago” like this is set in 1990

  • Peanut Butter Pikachu
    Peanut Butter Pikachu 8 ngày trước +1

    When you realize the Baratheon emblem looks like a deer crossing sign. I honestly don't know what to do with that information but I noticed it on a bus trip when I saw a deer crossing sign.

  • Nina
    Nina 8 ngày trước

    Videos like these really make me want to read the books but idk if I want to start something that can't be finished. But we also have no idea when George is gunna finish the series. uuuuuuugh cmon George just finish it!

  • Ram Kitten
    Ram Kitten 9 ngày trước +5

    You know, to all people say that show was always about politics: no. I mean, look at that shit! Magic and fantasy in GRRM's books is amazing and he barely spent time exploring it. Like, come on, give us high fantasy spinoff already.

    • Young Man
      Young Man 3 ngày trước

      Game of Thrones isn’t about magic, it’s about people and war. Magic was just meant to be a plot device, this ain’t Harry Potter where magic is the main focus. If you want a regular high fantasy, go read/watch Lord of the Rings

  • The Chariot
    The Chariot 9 ngày trước +3

    No, he takes the iron throne

  • Lu C
    Lu C 9 ngày trước

    ''Under the sea the mermen feast on starfish soup, and all the serving men are crabs..'' Sounds like a prediction about Wun Wun killing Patrek of King's Mountain(pretty much turns him into soup) whose sigil is a five pointed star(is this a Sponge Bob reference?), crabs could be a reference to knights who sent Patrek.
    ''I will lead it! We will march into the sea and out again. Under the waves we will ride seahorses, and mermaids will blow seashells to announce our coming, oh, oh, oh.'' In relation to the first theory Merman/maids are mythological creatures as are giants. So I'm guessing he predicted that Giants will announce the coming of wildlings from Hardhome with horns, or it's an inversion of that prophecy and Others will come with wights who will sound the Joramun's horn. Since a giant's horn was burned in the fire (fake Joramun's horn), this time it would be a real Joramun's horn and it will tare down the wall.

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Obi-Wan Kenobi 9 ngày trước +129

    I don't know man. It sounds to me like Patchface just saw the Little Mermaid and took it a bit too seriously.

  • danielowenhelms
    danielowenhelms 9 ngày trước +20

    When I read the books years ago I always found Patchface to be the creepiest character. I thought I was the only one, but apparently not. Great video and I hope GRRM does use him in big ways in the story's future!

  • The Roach Den
    The Roach Den 10 ngày trước +117

    See, Varys was right, don't trust anyone who uses magic.

    • Oletram Ekaf
      Oletram Ekaf 6 ngày trước +1

      Varys was right so many times!

  • mediiskit
    mediiskit 10 ngày trước +1

    There is nothing to digging about Patchface. You morons just creates silly theories about cheesy fantasy book. GRR Martin surely created a world but it never get close to the The Lord of The Rings or Dune. He just randomly put some details on his story. Also some silly feminist crap and psychologic stuff. There is no between Patchface's mind and Theon or Ramsay. There is nothing under the sea.

  • puza 79
    puza 79 10 ngày trước +2

    The books are called A song of ice& fire. Not the 'Game of thrones books. That's just the title of the first book

  • it's me
    it's me 10 ngày trước

    I hope not, i dont want to legitimize aeron

  • Nathan Rogers
    Nathan Rogers 10 ngày trước +182

    Season 8 would have made more sense if patch face assassinated the Night King and started riding dragons.

  • Enceladus
    Enceladus 10 ngày trước +381

    Goddamn the Books are so much more intense than the show. I love it.

    • Creep vids
      Creep vids 2 ngày trước

      +No No Well I never started with them yet, all I know is that George took longer than expected but I'm not following it day by day. All I'm saying is that I'll start reading the first book once and if he releases a new one

    • No No
      No No 2 ngày trước

      ​+2299905 He did not only gave the month, he gave the exact fucking date. How hard is it to read between the lines? I'll copy what he said down here for you:
      "“If I don’t have THE WINDS OF WINTER in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin ...."
      WHEN I ARRIVE IN NEW ZEALAND FOR WORLDCON.
      There is a fucking date for Worldcon in New Zealand. 2020, 29 July. So.. euh, yeah he did give a fucking months.. and the exact day. Not sure what you are on about.
      __
      The last 2 books will indeed be around the 3000 pages each. However, let's say Winds will be 1500 of that. Still a lot, but equally good writers as GRRM put that kind of pages out within 2 years. GRRM has done a ton of sideprojects over the past couple years, even putting out large books himself. That's his right.
      However, writing 1500 over 8 years is nothing to praise. To me it seems he either is a perfectionist and the success of the show made him doubt himself or he just made such a big mess that he has a hard time wrapping it up.

      Anyway, these 1500 pages are gonna take him at least 9 years - that is if he makes his deadline. Will the other 1500 take another 9 years as well? Yeah, I'm having doubts on whether the series will be finished. I'm definitely waiting, but I've been honest with myself too and accepted the series to not be finished. If it is: great I've got 2 books to finished in 2 decades from now, it it isn't I didn't set myself up for disappointment.

    • Jack
      Jack 2 ngày trước

      +No No "You are a damn fool if you still have high hopes for the series to be finished"
      Oh... so you must have some high wisdom or secret evidence that conclusively shows it won't be finished?

    • 2299905
      2299905 2 ngày trước +2

      +No No he never said any month, he just said that the saga will be concluded, and if he needs to add more scenes and chapters, he will. The man talked about two books that together will have around 3000 pages, thats insane! And that takes time, we can only patiently wait, this isn't the only books around!

    • No No
      No No 2 ngày trước

      +Creep vids You are a damn fool if you still have high hopes for the series to be finished. GRRM actually said today that he is confident he will have Winds finished next year July (and otherwise people should luck him up)... but I don't trust him with that. He said the same shit many, many years ago.

      And even if we get Winds in the next ~2 years.... the series will at least need A Dream of Spring to be finished, if GRRM manages to get it all in 2 books. I dont have high hopes for A Dream.

  • Igor calixto da silva
    Igor calixto da silva 10 ngày trước +29

    Baratheons sigil Is just an ancient Ferrari

    • HoseTheBeast
      HoseTheBeast 6 ngày trước +1

      Actually thats the Volvo moose logo.

    • Montblanc
      Montblanc 9 ngày trước +4

      lmao, imagine a hip, red carriage with the Baratheon sigil, pushed by 2 pairs of the strongest dothraki stallions.

  • David Diaz
    David Diaz 10 ngày trước

    I thought that was pikachu

  • Flynn Ryan
    Flynn Ryan 10 ngày trước +3

    I should read these books

  • shanewald
    shanewald 10 ngày trước +1

    this was great up until "He'll get mad and start.. biting people!" I hope that was a joke lol but othewise this was a very cool video

  • Steven Tyson
    Steven Tyson 11 ngày trước +2

    Fuck it, Patchface is going to be on the throne in S8E6

  • Hey There
    Hey There 11 ngày trước +21

    The idea about patchface biting people seemed to make sense, but it'd make more sense if a plague of grey scale was started by Patchface (or someone else) kissing Shireen's cheek. Since Patches had bloody lips in Mel's vision, and Garin is supposed to rise from the sea to spread greyscale with "a grey kiss." And there was even that part in ADWD where Selyse made sure to kiss Shireen on her non-grey cheek.

    P.S. Is it a coincidence that Asshai, home of the "fire god" is the city furthest to the East, and the Iron Islands, home of the "water god" is the furthest to the west?

  • Mr Banana
    Mr Banana 11 ngày trước

    But who was pepe silvia?

  • Misha
    Misha 11 ngày trước +143

    "Come with me beneath the sea, away away away." He took the little princess by one hand and drew her from the room skipping
    - Sounds a lot like - "Ocean man, take me by the hand, lead me to the land that you understand "

  • Sabrina
    Sabrina 11 ngày trước

    Don't know if anyone has said, but if the sea is death, does that make mermaids/men those bound to die? Like dead men walking, the nightwatch members were doomed.

  • Habsel Keiten
    Habsel Keiten 11 ngày trước

    why was jon resurrected

  • Ashu
    Ashu 11 ngày trước

    People are making so many videos about GOT,they make predictions and other possibilities such as it is real.I am wondering if the author of the book had even though all those writings so deeply that these analysts are making videos on?

    • Raju Ramlall
      Raju Ramlall 10 ngày trước +1

      +Michael Johnson hoestly. reading his other works mazes me to how much detail and subplots there are

    • Michael Johnson
      Michael Johnson 11 ngày trước

      Ashu Others probably not, but when it comes to GRRM he definitely has.

  • samuel O'Conner
    samuel O'Conner 12 ngày trước

    Honestly it’s crazy how many people have been inspired by Lovecraft, I ended up putting him in some of my writing without realizing it. He really has obtained a fascinating degree of influence.

  • Stavi_Deluxe
    Stavi_Deluxe 12 ngày trước +1

    Man had forgotten the name of the 'Goat dude' from Harrenhal, Vargo Hoat, i really liked him and i didn't like that composite character 'Locke'(?) they replaced him with. Locke also began the magic teleportation that seems to have become a trend in the show.

  • Dr. Tamara Worley
    Dr. Tamara Worley 12 ngày trước

    This game Sssssuuuucccckkkked!!! What is wrong with our Tyrion, his entire character has changed! He is witless, lacks intellect, is stupid, and can't learn from past mistakes. The writers need to be eaten by the one dragon left they gave us. What a crock of shit! Thanks for ending 8 years of bliss by STUPIDITY! Its offical we are mounting up and coming for the writers! Dr. Tamara worley

  • Larkin Hancock
    Larkin Hancock 12 ngày trước

    Patchface=Pennywise Confirmed

  • Snaggle Toothed
    Snaggle Toothed 12 ngày trước

    In the Roy Dotrice narrated audiobooks Patchface is _easily_ the most annoying character.
    Decades ago, whilst reading Lord of the Rings, the songs and poems irritated me quite a bit
    and the years have clearly not prepared me for more of the same type stuff.

  • IsRick IV
    IsRick IV 12 ngày trước +2

    So what if R’hllor/Lord of Light, the Great Other, the Old Gods, and the Drowned God are all part of one pantheon?

    • Montblanc
      Montblanc 9 ngày trước

      It's possible, could be a great reference to how the indo-european peoples started out with a pantheon that then evolved to fit each culture as they grew apart and then the pantheons of each people eventually started to merge as monotheism and the belief of a singular, all mighty god rose.

  • Jacob
    Jacob 13 ngày trước

    I thought that was a Pikachu in the thumbnail I'm done bye

  • whitney e
    whitney e 13 ngày trước

    Great video .

  • glitch
    glitch 13 ngày trước +4

    D&D: Good writing needs good sacrifice
    * proceed to kill 99% of the characters *

    D&D: It didn't work
    * proceed to blame Alt Shift X *

  • doobiesmoke15
    doobiesmoke15 14 ngày trước

    Creepy jesters/clowns are awesome

  • Jeison Regert
    Jeison Regert 14 ngày trước

    1:28 Queue Kefka's theme.

  • Reginald Cockwomble
    Reginald Cockwomble 14 ngày trước

    I always found Patchface unsettling when he appeared in the books. From his bizarre outward appearance, to his obsessive wittering about the things he knows he knows that go on under the sea. I never stopped to think he might be relaying useful hints - a prophet, for want of a better word. And that would seem to be the point: he's GoT's version of Cassandra - the character from Greek mythology whom the Gods gave the gift of prophecy, together with the curse that none would believe her, until, of course, it was too late. He is too far removed from humanity to be taken seriously. Only an innocent and lonely child, pays any attention to him. The reader might even be more inclined to look for meaning in his aquatic ramblings if he were Shireen's imaginary friend, rather than the worst.jester.ever whom everyone can see (and presumably avoid, whenever possible). So, as always, it's refreshing to stumble across a cogent fan theory such as this one which not only makes perfect sense, but perhaps reveals even more layers and nuance to Martin's staggering craft

  • Tony smith
    Tony smith 15 ngày trước

    1.1 million subscribers = 1.1 million books sold.

  • Christina Kamouzis
    Christina Kamouzis 15 ngày trước

    I really wish GRRM named him sebastian

  • Colum O'Dwyer
    Colum O'Dwyer 15 ngày trước

    So... why does he have patches on his face again?

  • Jake Thomas
    Jake Thomas 16 ngày trước

    tfw he's literally just diet tom bombadil

  • Nichola Temple
    Nichola Temple 16 ngày trước +17

    Never trust a man named patches.

  • Mad Mango
    Mad Mango 16 ngày trước

    i mean, you can find meaning in anything as long as it's vague/ambiguous enough.

    • Rage Bubbles
      Rage Bubbles 6 ngày trước

      That's how religious people live life

  • Abe Banerman
    Abe Banerman 17 ngày trước +1

    🎶Under the sea
    Under the sea 🎶

  • Danny Kriegbaum Laursen
    Danny Kriegbaum Laursen 17 ngày trước

    I wonder if, Patchface is Lodos - The Son of the drown god

  • Emmanuel Nuño Arambula
    Emmanuel Nuño Arambula 18 ngày trước

    It makes me so angry that the jester charter is not in the tv series

  • SBakerNYC
    SBakerNYC 18 ngày trước

    Vargo Hoat is in the books tho

  • Mm Cc
    Mm Cc 18 ngày trước

    Feast on starfish soup 😲

  • Gabriel Fonseca
    Gabriel Fonseca 18 ngày trước +2

    Now that the show is ending in a disappointing note, I'm more excited about WW than ever before.

  • D C
    D C 18 ngày trước +13

    Ahh trusty Patches, what could go wrong ?
    *inspects for treasure*

  • legand262
    legand262 18 ngày trước

    You are the listener, You are the listener!

  • Conner  Mccord
    Conner Mccord 18 ngày trước

    Also the most annoying character

  • mgk2020
    mgk2020 19 ngày trước

    Some of these are a real stretch, but it's fun to speculate sometimes.

    • Einomar
      Einomar 18 ngày trước

      Not really that much of a stretch, Martin fills his books with clues. Some are red herrings some are foreshadowing, and for the most part you don't pick up on all during the first read through.

  • Tremain
    Tremain 20 ngày trước

    I'm gonna have to go with Shit-Mouth

  • Phylippe Zimmermann Paquin
    Phylippe Zimmermann Paquin 21 ngày trước +1

    i find your editing style very interesting

  • rick swordfire
    rick swordfire 21 ngày trước +1

    what if melissandra sacrificed shireen because she was like pregnant or something with patchface's weird fish baby

  • Trilink2
    Trilink2 21 ngày trước

    I misread this as strongest, he looked pretty powerful.

  • Rpkiller
    Rpkiller 21 ngày trước +1

    2:56 That picture of Aegon Frey is creepy af

  • Sunny
    Sunny 21 ngày trước

    And the movies gave us "falcon crest" in fantasy medieval environment

  • TaeDae
    TaeDae 22 ngày trước +6

    thought the title said “strongest” and i just accepted it

  • Christopher Gehrich
    Christopher Gehrich 22 ngày trước

    "That's what magic's like in Game of Thrones. This is no 'swish and flick' shit. The gods only give at great, terrible cost."
    *Laugh-out-fucking-loud!*

  • TheColdOne
    TheColdOne 22 ngày trước

    I will have what ever the fuck this guy is smoking.