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  1. There has been no evidence or even a hint to suggest that Rhaego survived. At a very large stretch, the whole Aegon swap might be a precursor. But Rhaego being kidnapped and surviving does not work with Dany's story about being the last dragon (if R+L=J is true then adding another surprise Targaryen AFTER the supposed reveal of Aegon is way too much), nor do any of the prophecies/visions about Dany imply this. In a world where magic, dragons, ice zombies, warging, etc exist, it's quite plausible that a blood magic ritual (not to mention any possible medical conditions Dany might have) could have resulted in the baby being born deformed. If this was the case, it's very likely that Dothraki who very much hate blood magic and have learnt about Dany's Targ/dragon heritage would see the deformed baby and transfer the dragon imagery to it.
  2. I think this fits well with the story we are given in the novels. I don't have my books with me at the moment to give a direct quote, but I believe one of Dany's Dothraki "handmaids" (Jiqui? Irri?) gives her the story of the moon exploding and dragons pouring into the world. If a moon were hit by an asteroid/meteor, the debris flying down and hitting Westeros would be described like dragons flying down because the Dothraki have no other reference point. All the pieces hitting the atmosphere would burn up and look like lines of fire, similar to a flying dragons. I think the red comet that we see in CoK is GRRM setting this up, even if it doesn't necessarily affect the characters/world. I also agree that an event like this (if not this event) is the cause of the unbalanced systems. Everything we hear about long nights and summers of different lengths just sounds so much like an environment that is out of balance. Is it possible that White Walkers attacking Westeros in a mini sort of Ice Age could reset the balance?
  3. You are entitled to your theories, but please don't state them as facts. As to you the quote you are referring to: I believe this is recognised by most people as referring to the 3 Eyed Raven trying to awaken Bran's abilities and allowing him to learn control of them. I don't think this is meant to mean any more than that, although I will admit that most prophecies and dreams are hard to decipher and can mean multiple things. I feel like if Bran were to warg a dragon, it would be because the dragon is riderless. I don't think we'll ever see all 3 dragons with a rider at the same time. I do agree with you that it is highly unlikely to warg a dragon because of the idea of "fire consumes, and ice preserves." Based on this, I would postulate that if ever Bran does warg a dragon, he'd only be successful if it was an ice/Other dragon. I am 50/50 on whether this would be a sacrificial move on Bran's part though, hence why I believe Bran warging a dragon is a last ditch effort.
  4. I didn't watch the entire interview sorry, but I did check out the part you spoke of around 30 minutes in. I don't think what he says really rules out Bran warging a dragon, but regardless I would only like to see that scenario play out if things are pretty bad and it's the only way to get some control during the probably Battle for the Dawn 2.0. IMO, Bran has always been set up to be an important character (he's the first proper POV chapter IIRC), but it seems like his main purpose from what we've seen is to act as a source of information/knowledge - the whole weirnet thing. Then again, why give him the ability of warging if that's not the end game? Warging a wolf or Hodor has been useful sure, but not really gamechanging, so warging definitely has a purpose going forward.
  5. Thanks for the replies everyone. It just seemed a weird tradition to have for their culture, but it's a minor issue. Exactly. Seems like a physical fight to determine the winner is more Iron Born style or something more hardcore, not shouting loudly for who you want elected haha.
  6. Curious to know exactly what Tywin would gain from going against Rob and Ned? We know that he had a falling out with Aerys as the madness took over - Tywin is an exceptionally logical person so no surprise there. I'm sure he clearly saw an advantage with having Aerys off the throne, but I'm not sure who Tywin's choice of replacement would be? Based on his order for Clegane to kill Elia Martell it's probably safe to assume he didn't want Rhaegar or any other Targs in charge. Jaime is on the Kingsguard so can't marry/hold titles and we know he hates Tyrion, so his best bet for the family is to marry Cersei to whoever wins via conquest (she was quite a catch back then), which is what he did. What does Tywin get out of holding himself up in KL? Sure they probably have the resources, but it doesn't seem like Tywin's style to cut himself off from the rest of Westeros and purposely put the Lannisters at war with an army that is winning, is much larger and has Robert as a leader who is much loved by the common folk. I agree that he definitely knew about the wildfire, but again I can't see Tywin using this against his enemies. Seems like he'd see this as a trick or gimmick rather than a strategic move. Added: another note - using wildfire on his enemies is exactly what Aerys did, and Tywin would probably want to distance himself from that as much as possible if he's trying to bring back a semblance of peace/sanity to KL.
  7. I personally find the Kingsmoot to be quite an odd tradition for the Iron Born - especially odd considering this is an OLD tradition. The candidates give their speeches and try to persuade everyone who to vote for, but with this they also give out treasure and gifts to everyone to sway them. I know that these gifts are "plunder" and items taken from enemies during battles, but they're still given out "freely" as gifts to the rest of the Iron Born. Does anyone else think this is odd? Balon chastises Theon for wearing a chain around his neck because it was bought with gold, not taken off the corpse of an enemy (though maybe we should take this as an extreme example because of Balons attitude towards Theon). Perhaps it's ok because they aren't purchasing the gifts given, and they were taken from Iron Born enemies? Curious to see what everyone else thinks.
  8. I agree to some extent, but what I see D&D are going for with the Lannister siblings is a new form of the Mad King storyline with elements of Tywin thrown in. Jaime is conflicted about Cersei because he can see she is slowly turning into the mad king (queen). His whole adult life he's been spat upon for killing the mad king, even though his decision to kill him saved thousands of lives and helped end a war. That's the reason why he's so bitter at the start of the series. This time around he's headed towards facing the same decision (a realisation he's been struggling with all season) but he's trying hard to choose to stick with Cersei instead (which by Westerosi "rules" is the honourable thing, otherwise you're abandoning your family). Cersie is headed towards becoming the mad king (queen) but she has too much Tywin in her. Tyrion can anticipate the Tywin aspects of her (which he does by correctly assuming she'll turn the lords against Dany for using Dothraki and Unsullied) however he can't anticipate the mad king parts of her reasoning - the move to abandon Casterly Rock is something that Tywin would NEVER let happen, which is why it doesn't cross Tyrions mind. I imagine with Jaime gone, Cersei might turn slightly paranoid next season as her whole family are her enemies now. I agree that the Sansa/Littlefinger plot line was handled very awkwardly during the last few episodes however.
  9. This is based off of speculation from the perspective of a maester of the citadel. The same book also states that white walkers are most likely myths (when we know they are not). So it's likely that a lot of the information put forth is factually inaccurate.
  10. I think this quote really relies on the context of the conversation. Varys is trying to persuade Ned to plead guilty to protect his daughters who are both in KL (specifically Sansa as Arya got away). It makes more sense for him to bring up Rhaenys rather than both she and Aegon because it's another situation where a highborn daughter was killed by the Lannisters.
  11. Oh I see what you mean. Well, I think it really speaks to his desperation at that moment. His whole life has been about pleasing women that he loves. Linesse (I think her name was?) ruined him because he spent all his money trying to make her happy. He then resulted to selling slavers (which was a crime under Ned's authority) to keep making her happy. Eventually he meets Dany and falls in love: he becomes especially devoted and infatuated after seeing her walk away from the pyre when her dragons hatch. I think it's in character that he reacts quite irrationally when it comes to trying to win Dany back - none of his past actions have been all that logical on this account. That being said, he still functions as a plot device to get Tyrion there - there's not really anyone else in that area (outside of new characters).
  12. Jorah isn't really that up to date with the political situation in Westeros outside of the fact that the Lannisters hold the throne. When a Lannister shows up in front of him, he doesn't stop to ask questions, he grabs him before anyone else can recognise him and use him for their benefits. Being drunk and obviously emotional over Dany is a pretty logical explanation of why he is so hasty to do something to win back her affections. I get the sense that after Tyrion tells him that he's on the run, Jorah's plan switches from using him as a hostage to using him and his knowledge against Dany's enemies. At least, I imagine that's what Jorah's plans were going to be.
  13. Wow I like this theory! I never really believed they were in hibernation to be honest. We never actually see any large group of White Walkers in the books, the bulk of their army is wights. Therefore, it's perfectly believable that their group/the few of them could all be hanging out in the Lands of Always Winter not causing any trouble for a long time. I don't recall Bran seeing any "evil" in his dream - this is the quote I found: Is it possible that there is some sort of Ice Age or big event on it's way that the WW are fleeing from? Perhaps it was the WW that Bran saw, and he was scared because he's only heard of them in Old Nans stories - he is only a young boy. It's possible that he also saw what they are running from and naturally thought of them as one combined threat. All hypothetical of course. But this might not work - why would Bran be needed north of the wall if it's some sort of natural event?
  14. I was just re-reading this section of the books. It's interesting to note that we actually never get the account of what happened to Loras from Aurane Waters - it just says that he told the story of what happened twice to Cersei because she wanted to be the one to tell Margaery, which means its possible that Cersei took some liberties with the specifics. I believe he's hurt, but not exactly how Cersei says. Also, I'm not sure how this plays into it but this is the quote from Cersei when Loras begs to go to Dragonstone (with Aurane Waters present): And then when Cersie is telling Margaery about his Loras's injuries: Just seems pretty coincidental, that everything just happened to play out as Cersei stated at court. If there are chapters later on that detail other sources reporting what happened to KL, please share!
  15. From the online Wiki: "Lady Barbrey Dustin tells Theon Greyjoy that should Ned Stark's bones emerge from the Neck, the escorts will be prevented from going north of Barrowton." Sounds like Hallis Mollen is a good fit. Makes sense that he would be super sneaky, considering that some people in the north would stop Ned's bones from being returned. The timeline allows for it to be him, and it makes sense that he would be in the crypts, and that's where Walder saw him.