How does Tommen die?
Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:27 AM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:46 PM
I do still think possessing Royal blood counts (as Robert did), you see in English history the effort made by new dynasties to emphasise there bloodlines (I'm thinking Tudors and King Cnut in particular). This became important in Europe after the Crisis of the third century in the Roman Empire where every general with an army decided to declare themselves emperor and you got a different emperor a year with all the civil wars.
I think Apple Martini's point about all the Nobles agreeing is on the mark. Without their agreement, probably nothing matters. The hook of royal blood or right of conquest is just a tool to getting Noble agreement.
To wit, why Robert Baratheon and not Jaime Lannister? Because nobody was gonna go for the latter, because it was perceived that he killed Aerys in an unhonorable fashion, so they wouldn't agree to have Jaime as king. On the other hand, they could agree on Robert because he and his sizable army would freaking kill anyone who wouldn't agree.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:55 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:52 PM
Of all the silliness that folks talk about in this thread, this one was the most painful one so thefore knowing GRRM it is the most logical one.
Queen Dany will need to unseat Aegon if he is a pretender or join him if he is legitimate. The children suffer so much . .. .
Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:44 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:26 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:55 PM
Myrcella was promised to Trystane Martell wasn't she?
Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:17 PM
But seriously I think it will be Cersei
I bet most if not all who rubbed tyroins head get it. An ironic twist since they did it for luck
Edited by Rohed, 08 July 2012 - 10:18 PM.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:46 PM
3. Cersei herself kills him in a moment of supreme mental instability.
Well if the HBO producers do know the ending, and have been dropping subtle spoilers than this may be an actual possibility.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:56 PM
Edited by Liar, 08 July 2012 - 11:57 PM.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:59 PM
Yes, she's still in Dorne. I don't think Doran would let any (further) harm come to her, even if her family were to fall out of power.
Maybe they'll send him to the wall where he'll become the next Varamyr sixskins with his mixed pack of shadowcats and domesticated castle felines.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:40 AM
I think it's more about those made by Starks and those made by Lannisters. Cause you know, Ned was honorable and Cat was a caring mother; but Robert was abusive and distant (at best) and Cersei is an evil bitch.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:18 AM
This. From Boots.
Or maybe Cersei does go mad and try to kill him, but in that case I blame diretoxoplasmosis.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:26 AM