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Which mysteries would you rather REMAIN unsolved?


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#1 georgiatargaryen

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

There are a lot of threads analysing the various mysteries that as of yet have no firm explanation in the books.

I'd like to know which of these mysteries (or even unseen places) you would like to remain in the shadows?

I'll start:

1) The Knight Of The Laughing Tree. I have my own opinion as to the knight's identity but I hope that this is one mystery the reader is left to decide upon.

2) Asshai. I think it's been confirmed that we won't get to see Asshai and I for one am happy! This way it remains mysterious and far-off, as it does to many of the series' characters.

ETA (08/02/13): Friendly warning. There are lots of you who are only posting with "I want everything solved" and variants. That's not the point of this thread so please post your opinions elsewhere so this doesn't stray too far off topic.

Edited by georgiatargaryen, 08 February 2013 - 05:37 PM.


#2 Apple Martini

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

I agree with you on Asshai. Part of its allure is the mystery; take that out and meh.

And at this point, I hope we don't ever get a Hooded Man reveal. I don't think we will, but I also don't want us to.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

I third the Asshai opinion. And this kind of goes with the rest of the world that hasn't been explored much.

I don't really care who Coldhands is, so I wouldn't mind either way if he's revealed to be someone we already have knowledge on (the NK, for example).

I have a feeling that I will be disappointed by Howland Reed when he's introduced, so I half hope he's not in the next couple books all that much. But I feel like he has to be.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

Darkstar's origin and fate.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

I could do without knowing what caused the dragons to hatch, they hatched and thats all i care about.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

I would love if R+L=J would remain unconfirmed but I think GRRM mentioned in an interview that we will learn about Jon's parentage D:

I don't wanna know who valonqar is. But I would like to know who Coldhands is.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

I'm actually okay with not finding out the specifics of what happened regarding the Doom of Valyria.

I do want to hear more about Asshai though even though we won't actually go there.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

I'm actually okay with not finding out the specifics of what happened regarding the Doom of Valyria.


Agreed. Another example of a place being a mystery to the characters and therefore is all the better for remaining a mystery to the reader.

Also I think unless GRRM has a big, plot-affecting return planned for the Hound, I'd quite like it if we were never sure what actually happened to him.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

I'm actually okay with not finding out the specifics of what happened regarding the Doom of Valyria.

I do want to hear more about Asshai though even though we won't actually go there.


Seconded.

I also wouldn't mind not knowing why every ship that visits the Smoking Sea and the ruins of Valyria never returns.

Some things are better left unsolved to add the magic and mystery of things.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

Who paid for Gendry's apprenticeship.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

Who paid for Gendry's apprenticeship.


Varys; it's better if you heard it from me.

Edited by Fire Eater, 05 December 2012 - 10:43 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

I agree with you on Asshai. Part of its allure is the mystery; take that out and meh.

And at this point, I hope we don't ever get a Hooded Man reveal. I don't think we will, but I also don't want us to.

hooded man?

#13 TheZone

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

Varys; it's better if you heard it from me.


Really where was that written I cant believe I missed it

Edited by Princess Anna, 05 December 2012 - 10:45 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

Also I think unless GRRM has a big, plot-affecting return planned for the Hound, I'd quite like it if we were never sure what actually happened to him.


Blasphemy! ;-)

I want all of the mysteries revealed, but I do hope Maggy the Frog's prophesy is nothing more than a figment of Cersei's paranoid mind. Mainly because I don't want harm to come to Tommen and Myrcella. Though, a valonqar would be pretty cool.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

Who the father of Ashara Dayne's child was.

Also agree with who was the KotLT.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

Agree about Coldhands and the Hooded Man. I'm also starting not to care so much about Aegon's true identity. But since his role in the overall plotline is uncertain, I suppose I have to care at least a little /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' />

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

none. They must ALL BE SOLVED

#18 Apple Martini

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

hooded man?


The Hooded Men whom Theon encounters in Winterfell.

Really where was that written I cant believe I missed it


Gendry Mott describes a man coming to pay for his apprenticeship who fits the description of Varys in one of his disguises.

Edited by Apple Martini, 05 December 2012 - 11:12 PM.


#19 Fire Eater

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

Really where was that written I cant believe I missed it


Gendry describes a man coming to pay for his apprenticeship who fits the description of Varys in one of his disguises.


Varys also stated in ACoK that he was looking after all of Robert's bastards.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

Asshai

The Doom of Valyria -- Conflicted: I want to know more about Valyria but not the Doom. But then again I DO want to know about the Doom.

The Great Other's name -- the Man in Black of the story (The Stand's version, NOT Lost).

The Others -- give us something but not everything. Perhaps their motives but not their origins or maybe their origins but not their motives.

Patchface -- all I want is to know how he dies and to see it happen.