Patchface: the strangest Game of Thrones character?

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  • Xuất bản 08 Th04, 2018
  • 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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  • Davos of Oakheart
    Davos of Oakheart Ngày trước

    If you’re doing a book character video, why the hell do you have the show only character of the night king on his right hand side.

  • fernando
    fernando 8 ngày trước

    Patchface was definitely revived from the ship wreck .
    He lost a big part of himself but gained a gift from the god

  • SydSal 98
    SydSal 98 11 ngày trước

    “Its all fucked” damn lol

  • Niidea1986
    Niidea1986 11 ngày trước

    Remember that Melissandre's predictions are as reliable as politician promises. The stone dragons predictions was long fulfilled, they are the ones which belong to Danaerys, she is the one with real King's blood and woke them up back in book one from eggs that had been turned into stones.

  • Julie Walker
    Julie Walker 14 ngày trước +1

    Sounds like patch saw something no mortal should ever see, witch drove him mad.

  • Gordon rass kwasi
    Gordon rass kwasi 19 ngày trước

    so in the book a character do spoiler ? hum ok

  • Francesca Patti
    Francesca Patti 21 ngày trước

    Water Zombie, Earth Zombie, Air Zombie, Fire Zombie, long ago the four zombies were human, but then everything changed when the Gods attacked.

  • Ethereal Rose
    Ethereal Rose 25 ngày trước

    I wish the video maker taught yoga because his stretching abilities is epic.

  • lord kate of house stark
    lord kate of house stark 25 ngày trước

    if melisandre is scared of him, don’t talk to him

  • Cesar Rodriguez
    Cesar Rodriguez 25 ngày trước

    Patchface is s fool that no takes seriously.

  • Tom McDermott
    Tom McDermott Tháng trước

    Those are some really interesting theories for sure. It might be a bit of a reach, but when you mentioned Patchface as a potential prophet of the Drowned God it got me thinking; the points of his fool's cap and bells (or coxcomb) could be interpreted as an allusion to the tentacles of the kraken as the Greyjoys in service to their Drowned God. Just a thought.

  • lilSnowflake
    lilSnowflake Tháng trước

    кто сделал русские субтитры - красавчик, отличный перевод

  • Jaxxy Apple
    Jaxxy Apple Tháng trước +2

    In the season 3 soundtrack one of his songs "It's always Summer, under the sea" is on there

    This song has the "The shadows come to dance, the shadows come to stay" in the song

  • Activision & EA, Twin Pairs of Destruction

    IMO, Patchface has greensight.
    As you said and from observation, it seems for one to gain great power, they have to lose something.
    Bran was pushed off a tower and lot the use of his legs forever
    Patchface drowned and was resurrected
    Benjen Stark survived death but is now part zombie
    Anyone revived by the Lord of Light loses part of themselves
    Patchface received greensight from drowning and being brought back
    But due to his limited sanity now, while he can clearly see the visions of the future, he has no way of understanding them himself or explaining it to others.
    It is like a little kid watching a complicated movie but not knowing what is going on nor able to explain it to others beyond their limited mentality.

  • schmelly beans
    schmelly beans Tháng trước

    2:17 So that’s where she got her damn song-

  • The Real Viper
    The Real Viper Tháng trước

    13:08 sounds a lot like Gaunter Odimm, gives you what you wish for at expense of everything you hold dear

  • Heir of Slytherin
    Heir of Slytherin Tháng trước +1

    So patch face is like those russian memes?

  • eamonn clarke
    eamonn clarke Tháng trước +3

    being a zombie is no excuse for poor grammar. It's fish not fishes patchface.

    • Aharkhan
      Aharkhan 7 ngày trước

      It can be fishes if you're talking about many different species I believe.

  • Ser Willians El grito
    Ser Willians El grito Tháng trước +1

    Lo gracioso es que no se me ocurre ni una sola forma en la que los hombres del hierro puedan darse cuenta de las visiones de cara manchada.

  • Victória Rodrigues
    Victória Rodrigues Tháng trước +4

    Absolutely nobody:
    Patchface: UNDER THE SEA... UNDER THE SEA 🦀🎵🎶🎶

  • Pom Mom
    Pom Mom Tháng trước

    Right here, is exactly the reason why the books are so much better than the HBO series.

  • Vito Pešut
    Vito Pešut Tháng trước

    Patchface? More like bitchface! *dabs

  • quietrioter
    quietrioter Tháng trước

    D&D: Martin, who forgot about Patchface.

  • Heatwave619
    Heatwave619 Tháng trước

    I remember reading “Dragons of Ice and Fire”, a damn good AU fanfic that made some of its own predictions of what “Winds of Winter” could bring. It mentioned that with all of the chaos spreading in Westeros, what we are likely to see is instead of the War of the Five Kings, it would be the War of the Five Monsters:
    The Others on the North
    The Drowned God of the Ironborn
    The Red God with Stannis
    The Dragons with Dany
    And likely the rise of the Mad Queen, Cersei

  • Heatwave619
    Heatwave619 Tháng trước

    So Patchface to Shireen is what Holdor is to Bran?

    • Jordan S
      Jordan S Tháng trước

      Heatwave619 Patchface is protecting Shireen by absorbing all of Melisandre insaneness

  • dookie shoes
    dookie shoes Tháng trước

    So if the drowned god is associated with the dark god then I wonder what that means for Victarion and his voyage to Slavers Bay. With the drowned god and R'hllor "combining forces" wouldn't they be at odds with each other or am I just misunderstanding what these two forces are all about?
    I've only read through the books once so a lot of the different lore from the show corrupts the actual lore from the books in my head. I thought the lord of light was against the Great Other or whatever its name is. If the drowned god is like a disciple of the Great Other then wouldn't Victarion and the red priest be at odds? Instead though their fortunes have, so far at least, greatly improved after working together. Idk that's all I was saying I guess, it is an interesting thing to think about and no one ever seems to talk about Victarion or his role in the books.

  • nightsage217
    nightsage217 Tháng trước

    So Shireen might either be burnt alive to win no war or be eaten alive to spread disease?
    Cant Stannis just put aside his "duty" for a moment, and promptly revise his organisation chart. I expect "Huh" is the first expression he made.

  • Liam Cockcroft
    Liam Cockcroft 2 tháng trước

    shadows dancing and staying is talking about the price of using blood magic to make guilt free kills. and do it in the roy dorrice voice pls :)

  • Liam Cockcroft
    Liam Cockcroft 2 tháng trước

    Him or that chook with 3 eyes clearly are the good bets.

    • Liam Cockcroft
      Liam Cockcroft 2 tháng trước

      the key point is the switch from genius to mad clown after meeting the drowned god... "dead things in the sea" probs too

  • Melissa Magnus
    Melissa Magnus 2 tháng trước +1

    I got chills watching this video...the way GRRM flips the use of magic in ASOIAF from what most audiences are used to is incredible. Its like there is no good use of magic...Varys was right

  • Trustworthy McLegitimate
    Trustworthy McLegitimate 2 tháng trước +1

    The Gods have their prophets. huh. cool.
    The Three Eyed Raven is for the Old Gods.
    Patchface for the Drowned God.
    Azor Ahai for Rhollor.
    The High Sparrow? for the Seven.
    The Stallion that mounts the world unfortunately wasnt given a chance to even be born...
    And Death... Death's prophet is gonna be whatevers left of Arya. Thats why the House of Black and White was very freakin suspiciously WEIRD when it came to Arya. argh... her damn list is her prayer, her sacrifice. If she finishes it, thats gonna be the end of her. Her freakin corpse is gonna be a vessel for Death.
    ... Or Deaths prophet or champion or puppet could just be Lady Stoneheart, i dunno

  • Alno Highking
    Alno Highking 2 tháng trước

    This is so cool.

  • Georgi Cholev
    Georgi Cholev 2 tháng trước

    3:48 He could've been referring to the shadows that Mirri Maz Duur dances with in the tent where she saved Khal Drogo.

  • TheCreaterKeygen
    TheCreaterKeygen 2 tháng trước +4

    Patchface be like: "Oh, but under the sea..."
    *Little Mermaid music starts to play*

  • Rize Tundra
    Rize Tundra 2 tháng trước

    Maybe patchface has those tattoos to hide his greyscale

  • Willy Bingrove
    Willy Bingrove 2 tháng trước

    I think the stone dragon one defo

  • Student 1
    Student 1 2 tháng trước

    Now why would Stannis allow this creature live with his house at Dragonstone? I know he isn't aware of Patchface's connection to magic but still, we know Stannis is a stern man that doesn't really laugh (so he isn't fond of fools). Furthermore, the fact that Patchface is the sole survivor of the shipwreck that killed his parents shouldn't make Stannis any more fond of this guy?
    And who in their right mind let this creepy and wierd individual near his daughter?

  • Austin Downing
    Austin Downing 2 tháng trước

    I caught a fish and it was so cute I fucked it in the mouth. Poor little guy died before I threw it back so I cooked it and fed it to my neighbor.

  • Pumblechook 1
    Pumblechook 1 2 tháng trước

    8:20 In the books the Wights swim after the ships and start climbing out of the sea onto them

  • mer kikima
    mer kikima 2 tháng trước

    I love the way you say walkers

  • Willy Skallz
    Willy Skallz 2 tháng trước

    just pure excellence this video is

  • Lutteo Forever
    Lutteo Forever 2 tháng trước

    Red and green face always talking about under the sea take out the green in his face and you got yourself Sebastian

  • Semka7a
    Semka7a 2 tháng trước +1

    2:09 Proof that Patchface is a Soviet

  • Kody Tiffany
    Kody Tiffany 2 tháng trước

    fishes have scales; not silvery but pale; They do, they do, they do.
    What if its all three; first he takes her to the sea; Then we learn that gray scale is connected to mermaids; patches then spreads the scales and marching plague victims he with them arise as the gray horde not black as night, nor fiery as the day. Just gray, just gray, just gray. Down with the forces of night and day; all that remains is the plague thats gray.

  • Pandas are great717 Wright
    Pandas are great717 Wright 2 tháng trước +1

    The greyscale ties in with the white walkers and how there numbers will grow once a plague hits Westeros

  • mohammad azad
    mohammad azad 2 tháng trước

    Thank you

  • TenebraeXVII
    TenebraeXVII 2 tháng trước +1

    The shadows come to dance could also refer to the blood magic of Mirri Maaz Duur which would have been at a similar time, with the shadows of the dead dancing in the tent

  • Cane Wilkerson
    Cane Wilkerson 2 tháng trước

    Who is the undead prophet of the 7, though?

  • Liam Hollands
    Liam Hollands 2 tháng trước

    "This is no flick and swish shit"

  • Sagittarix
    Sagittarix 2 tháng trước +1

    9:17 which edgelord on planet earth isn't?

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 2 tháng trước +2

    The Shadows come to Dance My Lord, Dance My Lord, Dance My Lord.
    The Shadows come to Stay My Lord, Stay My Lord, Stay My Lord.

  • Saul Gonzales
    Saul Gonzales 2 tháng trước

    Patchface looks like a gross pikachu.

  • Nicky Lindley
    Nicky Lindley 2 tháng trước

    what I learned from this video is that GRRM is not good at writing song lyrics

  • freely124
    freely124 2 tháng trước +1

    The drowned god, Patchface, and Damphair all make for some of the most somber and terrifying characters I know of, and they are just chilling in the background of a huge and wonderful world, GoT is so good damn.

  • Nick Gomez
    Nick Gomez 2 tháng trước

    The “stone dragon” reference here makes me think about that Azor Ahai prophecy again- particularly the part about Lightbringer. The first false savior, Stannis, is the sword tempered in water (something having to do with greyscale?), Daenerys is the one tempered in the heart of a lion (in the show, she goes crazy and burns King’s Landing out of her hatred for Cersei, not to mention that Tyrion may still get his in the books). Jon is the sword tempered in the heart of his lover (in the show, he has to kill Dany for the good of the realm)

  • Killer Queen
    Killer Queen 2 tháng trước

    Thank gods I don't live in Westeros. Like HOLY FUCK

  • Sparsh Bhatia
    Sparsh Bhatia 2 tháng trước +2

    Patchface should have been in the show

    • Aharkhan
      Aharkhan 7 ngày trước

      Many things should have been in the show tbh

  • camgan1
    camgan1 2 tháng trước +2

    Wasn't Vargo Hoat the one who chopped off Jaime's hand?

  • Ιωάννης Μωραΐτης
    Ιωάννης Μωραΐτης 2 tháng trước +4

    Also the name Shireen is very similar with the word Siren, the mythological creatures that enchanted sailors with their songs. Show Shireen likes singing (I can;t remember if she also likes it in the books) and Patchface is also related with singing. A bit far fetched but still :P

  • film analytics
    film analytics 2 tháng trước

    Damn. You right. This is definitely no "swish or flick" shit.

  • Tyler Montgomery
    Tyler Montgomery 2 tháng trước

    Just a thought but what if somehow the white walkers brought him back and hes singing of their plans

  • Bryan Aaron
    Bryan Aaron 2 tháng trước

  • CrozzoLostForever
    CrozzoLostForever 2 tháng trước

    You forgot bran too bran is not really human anymore

  • Silkroadgermany2
    Silkroadgermany2 2 tháng trước


  • Ali Abbas
    Ali Abbas 2 tháng trước

    Awayyy, Away Away Down South in Dixie

  • Ali Abbas
    Ali Abbas 2 tháng trước

    Too much magic will become very boring.... Books would be very boring 👎

  • facetiousbadger
    facetiousbadger 2 tháng trước

    Sorry, but who decided it was a good idea to let a child be besties with a deranged Lovecraftian zombie clown?

  • Gabriel Karapondo
    Gabriel Karapondo 2 tháng trước


  • ROnan Mckenzie II
    ROnan Mckenzie II 2 tháng trước +47

    it amazes me that there a hundreds, if not thousands of channels theorizing about possibilities and outcomes of these books, that were all written by one man. and people wonder why it is taking him so long to finish it; to make a satisfying conclusion to all these characters and side characters, plots and sub-plots would be a nightmare of a task.

    • Gavo Morg
      Gavo Morg 7 ngày trước

      Completely agree with you the guys is a genius

    • G. S Alencar
      G. S Alencar 2 tháng trước +3

      I could only imagine how is it inside Martin's mind

  • Eager Cadet
    Eager Cadet 2 tháng trước +2

    i would absolutely listen to you read the Song of Ice and Fire books in an audiobook

  • MagicalHatStudios
    MagicalHatStudios 2 tháng trước

    Shireen is a time bomb, Patchface the fuse and Stannis a sentimental fool who keeps these dangerous things near to him.

  • Lucas Leadbetter
    Lucas Leadbetter 2 tháng trước +3

    A theory: patch face actually dies and this person is a three eyed raven/faceless man.

  • no name
    no name 2 tháng trước +71

    "Underwater the fish eats us"
    "The afterlife is a feast under the sea"
    The afterlife dosen't sounds fun

  • Fancy Ninja
    Fancy Ninja 3 tháng trước +1

    I've not read the books, but by the references you gave, I'm pretty sure there's a kind of easter egg to Patchface in the show. The first scene (or one of them) with Shereen Baratheon in it, she's singing a song that goes "The birds have scales and the fish take wing, I know, I know, oh oh oh" which sounds very similar to what Patchface sings about the whole under the sea kinda thing.

  • dirt man
    dirt man 3 tháng trước

    so excited for WOW! ^^

  • dirt man
    dirt man 3 tháng trước

    that's one scary pic of jinglebells

  • LionMaster55
    LionMaster55 3 tháng trước +6

    Basically Robin Hobb's "The Fool" character but like 50X creepier

  • Mr Niemand
    Mr Niemand 3 tháng trước

    All religions have something to do with magic except the most popular religion in westeros, the seven, why?

  • Suncho
    Suncho 3 tháng trước +2

    the books are really disturbing at places...
    i should resume reading them

  • Nick Kurtz
    Nick Kurtz 3 tháng trước

    I have a feeling towards the end of the books, Patchface is going to start a black plague like scare with Greyscale and a crusade like scenario with the inbreeding of merpeople from the Drowned God. Westeros in full panic mode with the dead, merpeople, the falling out with religion and a plague. It's like a dark disaster movie. R.R. Martin, get on that!

  • seraby
    seraby 3 tháng trước

    so you're saying shireen is fucked either way

  • seraby
    seraby 3 tháng trước

    Patchface is just foreshadow in human form in asoiaf, other than that, i don't really find the character relevant.

  • johnnycamine
    johnnycamine 3 tháng trước

    awesome video. great work

  • Duke
    Duke 3 tháng trước +1

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

  • tuxandashotty
    tuxandashotty 3 tháng trước

    The Mannis himself better execute Patches' punk ass.

  • Royal Frog
    Royal Frog 3 tháng 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 3 tháng trước

    7:30 he caused the wreckage somehow?

  • Colden Honner
    Colden Honner 3 tháng trước +1

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

    • LionMaster55
      LionMaster55 3 tháng trước +1

      Colden Honner literally me rn lmaoooo

  • Rachel Ryan
    Rachel Ryan 3 tháng trước +8

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

  • Kawaiientitydesu 1
    Kawaiientitydesu 1 3 tháng trước +1

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

  • Brendan Duncan
    Brendan Duncan 3 tháng trước


  • Shon Sneaux
    Shon Sneaux 3 tháng 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 3 tháng trước

    Patches lol

  • black man
    black man 3 tháng trước

    What about patchface and uglygod??

  • Sebat Hadah
    Sebat Hadah 3 tháng 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.

    • Winged Scapula
      Winged Scapula 3 tháng trước +2

      it still matters in the books. The books are completely different, and way better

  • hilyfe01
    hilyfe01 3 tháng trước

    Patch face character is blended into the Red Woman.

  • Bad Person
    Bad Person 3 tháng trước

    Winter is coming

  • Young Man
    Young Man 3 tháng trước +1

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

    • Matt
      Matt 2 tháng trước +1

      Cause we would've needed to call Matthew McConaughey to reprise his True Detective role alongside this creepy ass jester thing.

  • squeegee egg
    squeegee egg 3 tháng trước

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