Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:14 PM
If my theory about the Vale is correct I think he shows up and is a foil to Littlefinger, and hopefully uncovers Sansa.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:24 AM
It would be awesome if he showed up to the Vale to try and get them to smash into the Riverlands and found Sansa though.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:06 AM
But I dont thin k he'll show up in the Westerlands, I'm sure GRRM's saving Casterly Rock for a special occasion !
Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:56 AM
The Vale theory is a strong one. I wouldn't be surprised if he turned up there seeing as he has history in the Vale. But does he know Sansa is there? And does he dislike Littlefinger as much as the Freys and Lannisters?
Personally, my hunch is that he's still in the Riverlands and probably with the BwB. He's a martial man who, after some victories, has suffered defeat and betrayal so I can see him wanting to restore his pride and continue fighting the Freys and Lannisters guerilla style.
The Brotherhood could certainly use some experienced, strong (and not crazy / un-dead) leadership and the Blackfish fits the bill perfectly.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:24 PM
Maybe if he was somehow revealed as the Blackfish, Sansa would go to him. But how would he be able to move around openly enough for Sansa to even find him if he was revealed? He is well respected in the Vale, he could possibly take shelter with some of the houses not bought out by Littlefinger, but who's to say there's any of those left by TWoW?
Edited by Proposition, 10 February 2012 - 02:30 PM.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:46 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:50 PM
My best bet is that he is underground with the BWOB planning guerilla style warfare and to free Edmure. If he finds out that Stark heirs are alive then and only then will he rouse the Vale.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:46 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:56 PM
There is no chance LF exposed Sansa's true identity to anyone other than Lysa (only because it was necessary). The BF is more of a threat to his plans than a benefit at this point. However that could change when Dany lands or if LF decides to support Aegon (likely if the Tyrell army is defeated). In such a case I can see LF bringing the BF into the fold.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:30 PM
He could certainly be the hooded man in Winterfell, but wouldn't Theon know him? I know he's shattered and all, but something would click on the back of his mind at hearing his voice. (besides, I'd rather believe the hooded man is Theon himself, much more interesting - and I don't think the BF would have had time to get to Winterfell after his escape anyway)
He could be at Greywater Watch, but too many people are there already, so that's not a likely possibility. And what business would he have with Reed anyway?
He doesn't know about Bran and Rickon, so he's probably not hunting them. Therefore, the most likely is that he'll run into the Brotherhood and UnCat very shortly, if he hasn't already. I'd be very interested in seeing how he'll react to what his niece became - would he become allies with her even though he'll probably realize there's nothing of his niece in that walking corpse? And yes, I do believe he'll have an importance in what happens to Jaime (and, consequently, Briene) next.
An unusual theory that I don't find impossible would be his joining YG. He said he'd keep fighting for Robb, but if no other Stark is alive or within reach (Bran, Rickon and Arya believed dead; Sansa now a Lannister; and Jon not someone a Tully would support), and considering Jeyne is not pregnant (I strongly believe she isn't, since it wouldn't add anything to the plot, but a rather useless storyline), the only way he can keep fighting for Robb is to fight against his enemies. And who's fighting against the Lannisters? YG and Stannis. Stannis is up North, and, as I said, it's unlikely he had the time to reach them, but he could be on his way. YG, however, is much closer, and much likelier to gather the necessary strength to eliminate the Lannisters.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:05 PM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:51 AM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:34 PM
It is more likely he is headed North, maybe to raise some hell at the Twins? Maybe a prologue with Walder Frey getting his, since someone always dies in a prologue, and the Blackfish releases the Prisoners at the Twins. He gets in through the River, the same way he escaped Riverrun.
Another crackpot theory is that he is with Jeyne Westerling and Robb's heir. If Robb and Jeyne did have a baby/is pregnant it is likely that he is going North with them.
But Brynden turned his back on the Vale when he left with Cat, so I don't think it is likely that he goes there. The Vale lords want nothing to do with this War.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:45 PM
But why would the Vale join the fight now? They are most prepared for Winter. Why do they care about anything that took place in the Riverlands? They have enough problems of their own in the fact that their Liege Lord is a sickly, bratty, runt and is being used by Littlefinger. As far as they know the Starks are pretty much all dead, even though their is one right under their nose.
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