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  • When I first watched the episode it got me thinking. First off, I never really, fully understood the meaning of the title. Then it hit me, When I was watching the Lion King, Scar said that phrase before he threw Mufasa into the stampede and blamed Simba that it was his fault, not knowing the real truth. For what I believe was that it meant that someone's reign is about to come to an end and a new one in the family must take the deceased place. But in this one, the queen only had her great nephew left but that didn't go to plan when Kuvira declared that she's the great uniter and such. Feedback if you think this is something wrong.

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    • Title of what exactly?

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    • The Tile i talking about is "Long Live the Queen.".

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    • I think that was an ironic but equally creepy title choice, all intentional.

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    • I'm with SS21. The title "Long Live the Queen" was meant to be ironic, since the episode in question, IIRC, is the one in which Hou Ting gets killed off. Simple as that.

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    • Actually, it's often said in monarchies, when the monarch dies, EG "The king is dead, long live the king". It means that the monarch's legacy will live on, even though he or she has passed away, at least, that's how it was taught me. I've also heard versions that it's a less blunt version of "out with the old, in with the new," kind of thing, where the 'long live the king' is to celebrate the new king.

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    • AvatarAang7 wrote:
      Actually, it's often said in monarchies, when the monarch dies, EG "The king is dead, long live the king". It means that the monarch's legacy will live on, even though he or she has passed away, at least, that's how it was taught me. I've also heard versions that it's a less blunt version of "out with the old, in with the new," kind of thing, where the 'long live the king' is to celebrate the new king.

      The second explanation is more correct. The rules of succession were uncompromising. The heir becomes king the instant the old king's last breath leaves his body. So, to comment on one king's passing, you have to announce the new king's accession in literally the same breath. There's really no celebration of any kind: you're just stating fact.

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