Am I allowed to ask a question about narrative in the main site? Like if X character was a Deus Ex Machina or simillar. I'm asking this because it may be a question for a writing techniques or simillar page (I don't remember the name now).

The question is: "Was Arya a Deus Ex Machina act in the third episode from the last season of GoT?"

  • From your description, I'd be doubtful. Writers.SE might be a better fit but it will depend on the question.
    – Paulie_D
    May 7 '19 at 20:20
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    It's still a little unclear to me specifically what kind of question you're describing, so I wouldn't downright deny it. But if it leans too much into the creative direction as opposed to the analytical direction, it might indeed be off-topic. Maybe you can flesh out the meta question a little more, though?
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    May 7 '19 at 20:23
  • @Paulie_D It would be off-topic on Writing SE, since the question's about an existing work.
    – Laurel
    May 7 '19 at 20:50
  • By "narrative/writing techniques", I guess you meant like some tropes?
    – Andrew T.
    May 8 '19 at 7:11
  • @NapoleonWilson I added the main question now.
    – spund3
    May 8 '19 at 8:02
  • @Paulie_D now updated.
    – spund3
    May 8 '19 at 8:02

The question is: "Was Arya a Deus Ex Machina act in the third episode from the last season of GoT?"

In it's current form, the question is on-topic but there's a slight possibility of it being considered by some members of the community as requiring "Opinion Based" answers which would drive it off-topic.

The issue is (it seems to me) "what is the user's interpretation of a "Deus Ex Machina".

Here's one definition:

a plot device where an unexpected power or event resolves a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel.[


Frankly, I'd err on the side posting the question and seeing what happens. I wouldn't vote to close it.

  • It's in the gray area this question. I'll post it see what happens.
    – spund3
    May 8 '19 at 12:14

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