Kytheros

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  1. To be fair, at least in the case of the Brandon Starks, who's more likely to be remembered or mentioned often by posterity? The Brandons that lived quietly/happily and died of old age or went out hunting one winter and didn't come back, or the Brandons who had a particularly tragic end that made for a good story?
  2. My point is that I think Mance only started his digging - and possibly only started trying to unify the Free Folk - after the Walkers started stirring enough that it became noticeable and a concern to the Free Folk. The real question is which happened first - the Walkers stirring or Mance digging. Me, I think the Walkers were stirring first. That Mance is motivated to dig by the activities of the Walkers. I very much doubt that many of the Free Folk - far less the giants - would have approved of digging up ancient graves of giants and men, without the threat of the Walkers. Mance's army could've gotten past/around/over the Wall at pretty much any point, and most of it is entirely undefended. He could have had a quarter of his force and done the same. Therefore, I conclude that if getting south of the Wall was the goal, digging for the Horn of Joramun (which they didn't find in the end) would have been a waste of time. Besides, if Mance digging released entombed/imprisoned Others, the Others probably would have wiped out those who dug them up/out and were right there, not let the despoilers get away, and start picking off people years and miles away, IMO.
  3. Nah. Bran and Sam will probably tell Jon in private shortly after he gets back to Winterfell. When Daenerys (or anyone else) gets told is an open question. But Daenerys probably won't find out at the same time.
  4. Arya's the one who gets compared to Lyanna. Sansa looks like her mother Catelyn did at her age.
  5. Slaves are not, or should not be, a valid argument. The Iron Bank is a Braavosi institution. Braavos is famously anti-slavery - they've gone to war to force other Free Cities to give up slavery.
  6. Tyrion's betrayal is in him trying to save his relatives. To bring an end to things such that they're in a position where Daenerys is willing not to kill them, and is willing to accept them remaining around. It's a subtler and less blatant betrayal than outright turning around and stabbing Daenerys ... hmm. Possibly too subtle for Benioff and Weiss. Cersei's hold over Tyrion is that he loves Jaime, and he loved Cersei's children - his niece and nephews - and that Cersei's pregnant. IIRC, Tyrion said that Cersei's one virtue/thing he liked about her is that she loves/loved her children. But yeah, Jorah ... he's absurdly loyal to Daenerys, and the only possibility for someone else for him to love is Lyanna Mormont, who should hate him. Jon ... even if the Aunt/Nephew reveal goes poorly, that's still not betraying her for love. I don't believe AJT. I believe Tyrion really is Tywin's son.
  7. Do we actually know that Jaime definitely isn't on her list? And just isn't in a section that she hasn't repeated? I mean, it's not like she's ever gone through the entire list in such a way that we know everyone on it.
  8. Mithraic? I'm unfamiliar with the relevant details. I was leaning a bit towards Odin. At any rate, the wound is implied to be minor - "It's only blood, Jon Snow. He missed the eye, just ripped your skin up some." Head wounds, no matter how minor, tend to bleed a lot. Given that the wound is not mentioned after Mance tells Jon to get it seen to, I expect the actual damage was minor. Especially since for the blood to be getting into Jon's eye, it has to be his eyebrow/forehead that got hit, not the cheek. Given a bit of medical attention, maybe a few stitches, a poultice and some sort of bandage/wrapping, it likely wouldn't bother him much while healing or even after. I mean, it's the forehead/eyebrow - sure, it moves some, but not all that much. The only place a facial injury of the flesh would have lasting/persistent and noticeable effects on your daily life would be cheeks, around the mouth, and nose - ie, places that move around, or affect breathing. By comparison, the forehead/eyebrow isn't doesn't have much muscle to get messed up or bothered by injury/scarring. Also, I'm not sure Jon actually has scars. Not every injury results in scars, after all.
  9. Cersei will blame Tyrion in a conspiracy with the Tyrells. The Tyrells will blame Cersei. I am unsure who the Faith will blame. Sure, on the one hand, Pycelle not being able to be present and testify will probably help Margaery's defense. On the other, Kevan is the one standing between Cersei and power.
  10. That's Geodawnian imagery - the Great Empire of the Dawn and the Gemstone Emperors. Way before the Valyrians.
  11. In the books, most of the khalasar has gone, but there's still some of it left - more than enough to take Daenerys to Vaes Dothrak. Indeed, one those who would become her bloodriders were planning to take her to Vaes Dothrak for her to become one of the crones of the Dosh Khaleen after giving Drogo the pyre, and it's likely that the rest of them would have assisted. Indeed, Daenerys didn't even ask them to become her bloodriders until after MMD had given the prophecy in Daenery's last chapter.
  12. Hang on, now. While GRRM's ending (if/when he ever gets there) might not hold up to the promise of the early books, I'm absolutely certain it'll be better than the the show's.
  13. It was "Betrayal for Love", not betrayal by someone who loves her. In the books, anyways. However, I'm not sure they kept that in on the show. But if they did, yeah, Tyrion is by far the likeliest candidate for the betrayal for love (of his family). Most likely either love of his brother, or love of his unborn niece/nephew.
  14. Don't try to bring logic/reason into this. Logic and reason have no place on the show. Nor does internal consistency nor continuity. If, however, we insist on trying to bring logic/reason into things, and keeping internal consistency and continuity, Warden of the North is a purely military position, and has no relevance to one's titles/lands. As far as whether or not Jon has a lordship/lands of his own, it's questionable as to the disposition of Winterfell, but as King of the North, he would (presumably) have taken possession of the Dreadfort, and all lands formerly held by the Boltons. Those probably are still technically in Jon's hands, since it's unlikely he gave them to someone in the interim, even after kneeling to Daenerys, whatever happens with/to Winterfell and the lands held directly by the Starks. And, as jcmontea notes, it is likely to be irrelevant and one of the details we never know.
  15. The writers are idiots. And probably got King <Name> confused with Lord <Name>, and associated practices.