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  1. Sansas ending

    It is Arya that misremembers Lion's paw, I stand corrected. I assumed it was Sansa because I was going by this interview: But since it actually is Arya's quote, It would actually seem like it is the interviewer and GRRM who is misremembering here He has also said this about her memory btw:
  2. Sansas ending

    But GRRM never did have her learn these qualities though, while having other characters experience and learn them. If he's setting up someone as endgame ruler, then he wouldn't give that character a bunch of new skills at the last minute. He would start to set it up from the first book. Great at reading and writing she is, but a good memory? On the contrary actually, she has the worst memory of all POVs. GRRM have purpousely made her misremembering several things. She misremembered the Hound's Unkiss, the incident at the Trident, the name of Joffrey's sword. There's probably more that I couldn't think of right now. GRRM has said her "memory lapses" (as he called them) are intentional and that it says something about her, psychologically, as well as it's building up to something. He has also called her a unreliable narrator in relation to this. There's no telling if Margaery genuinely cared for the common people, or did it to win their favour.
  3. Is Val Important

    Yeah. And in order for this theory to even work, we have go on the assumption that Dayne, Whent, Hightower = Qorin, Mance, Tormund. Thats a huge leap to take to make a theory believable.
  4. Is Val Important

    Forgot to add this in my last respons. This is the quote: They also talk about Stannis and Melisandre. Doesn't OotGH also think Melisandre is Shiera Seastar? Then the "blood" comment would make just as much sense if BR is skinchanging the Raven. It could also refer to the baby swap Jon does with Gilly.
  5. Is Val Important

    Because they were following orders. If Rhaegar ordered them to not let anyone in, then they wouldn't let anyone in. The kingsguard might have known Ned wasn't a threat, but they still didn't know him personally. There was no guarantee. Imagine what someone like Tywin or Randyll Tarly would have done in Ned's place. And let's say they did know Ned wouldn't hurt the baby and would keep the secret. What about Ned's 6 companions then? There's no way the Kingsguard would let 6 men they did not know or trusted come close to the baby. That's why they fought, because of Ned's companions. That is logical. And why they would stand in the open: Becasuse that's how they have learned to fight all their lifes. Why would the choose to fight where they can't swing their sword properly? What proof is there even that fighting in a narrow tower would be an easier way to defeit your opponents? Even if there was, you already answered your own question. They were "the most honourable dudes in all off asoiaf" as you put it. It would be illogical if they didn't fight honourably then.
  6. Is Val Important

    I'm sorry, but what exactly is narrow minded about R+L=J? And circlejerk, really? Because we find that theory much more likely and logical than the others? Instead of getting mad at everyone that disagree with you about the Val video, post some textual proof here why you think it's convincing. You keep tellig people to point out what they got wrong. Post the qoutes that could count as evidence instead, then we can have a discussion about them. Simply posting a video is not going to start a deep discussion. We need physical book qoutes to work with.
  7. I still don't see how this proves what's going happen or not going to happen. Hypothetically, If he has been building up Jon/Arya, and then that plotline was leaked in the outline, I doubt he would simply anwer something like "Wait and see" to a question like this. Yes, he has said he doesn't outrigh lie to fans, but nowere above does he say "No that isn't foreshadowing for Jon and Arya". Asking about Ygitte and Arya comparision in realtion to the outline, makes him answer specifiaclly about Jon's Arya comparisions. It says nothing about the rest of the considered hints in books. His answer to the question is vauge. He says "I don't think it's a reference for that", not "no it isn't a reference for that". If he really wanted to shut down that theory, he could have been more direct. Either way, using GRRM's qoutes and answers to plot questions as evidence is vauge imo, since he has said things that are contradictory. Like this for example: And this is were he says he has planned the same ending since 1991 (at about 12.00): So in my opinion, all things GRRM says, both at Balticon and in these interviews, should be taken with a grain of salt.
  8. I agree with you. If there isn't going to be some kind of payoff, I think it's really strange how Grrm have chosen to emphizise their relationship in almoast every Jon and Arya POV. Yes, they have a strong sibling bond, but so does Jon with Robb and Arya with Bran. Why does Grrm think it's that much more important to remind us of Jon and Arya's closeness than the other siblings? And Jon being ressurected and "changing" increases the chances for Jon/Arya in my opinion, because I could not see pre-dead Jon having sexual feelings for his "little sister". But a changed, more "wolfish" Jon on the other hand, I can see it. I think most of the original outline has made into the books, but not in the same way as the outline stated (Ramsey/fArya/Jon = Tyrion/Arya/Jon, Jaime = Cersei etc.). I think it is glaring obvious that Grrm still planned Jon/Arya in AGOT in my opinion. There's less "obvious" things that could be considered foreshadowing in ACOK and ASOS (minus the Ygritte-Arya comparisons), but I think the foreshadowing became heavier again in AFFC/ADWD.
  9. Did Brandon Stark rape Ashara Dayne?

    I've always got the impression that Barristan meant Ashara went to "Stark" as comfort after someone dishonoured her.
  10. The Child of Rheagar and Lyanna

    Wait, Illyrio knew about her as well? So basically everyone around her knew, even people that wasn't involved in her upbringing? The people who were supposed to keep it a secret weren't doing a very good job at it then. No, Cersei are not the same at all. Ned hates her. In that conversation he accuse her of murdering Jon Arryn, and Cersei admits it was her and Jaime who pushed Bran. He has no emotional interest in her safety. As for the bitter cup/cup of ice parallel, yeah I guess that parallel could work. But there are other bitter/sweet "cups" references: I've never reflected on all the sweet/bitter "cups" references before actually, but now you made me discover a new theory, which made me consider Dany as Lyanna's as a possibility. Ned's, Dany's and Arya's qoutes seem to be matching "bitter cup" with hardships and bad experiences. But the biggest theme these qoutes actually seem to be referencing are lies/truths. Stannis not being the real Azor Ahai/PtwP, Tyrion's Sansa quote, Theon feasting with alive people at first (but they're really dead), Arya not really loosing her identity to become a faceless man, Mirri's betrayal to Dany (or Dany's "choice" to sacrife Rhaego, blaming Mirri and lying to herself). Ned's quote could then be connected to his "mask" he has presented all these years, while holding his deep secret close to him (Jon and maybe Dany then). I must say, with these lies/truths connections, Cersei's "bitter cup" qoute about exile becomes even more interesting. Especially when in the next sentence there's a "sweet cup" reference to Rhaegar's murdered children. Did GRRM foreshadow fAegon/Aegon here? And Jon (and possibly Dany)? If this has a connection to Dany's "drink from the cup of ice...drink from the cup of fire", it would translate "Drink from the cup of lies, drink from the cup of truths". Will she discover lies and truths? About herself? This would actually support the idea that her childhood is a lie. Very interesting. I do definitely still believe without a doubt that Jon is Rhaegar and Lyanna's child. But now R+L=J&D became more likely in my mind. What do you make of all this?
  11. The Child of Rheagar and Lyanna

    Ned could have taken her to the neck. He could also have passed her for his and Ashara's bastard. The other Daynes in the story have silver or blonde hair. I have a much lighter hair color than my parents. But the color runs in my father's side of the family. You don't have to look like a copy of your parents. So did he trust Dany to people he knew? If he would make that decision, he would have to know them well. Who were those people and how did he get to know them? So someone else than Darry decided to pose her as "Daenerys, daughter of Rhaella and Aerys". For what reason exactly? What's the point? Illyrio has a lot of personal interest in getting Aegon/fAegon on the throne. They wanted to make sure it would be Aegon who reqonqured the throne, not Viserys. That's why Dany and Viserys didn't get the same treatment. And if Aegon is fake, then they would have a even stronger reason to do this against Viserys and Daenerys. In Dany's memory maybe. There isn't any holes in Dany's official story. It makes sense. Cersei and her children isn't equal to his beloved sister's child in Ned's mind. Ned didn't care what happened to Cersei. Why would he send a child half a world away, were he had no way of knowing if it was safe or no way of protecting it if needed? He did promise Lyanna something, and I doubt it was to send her child away as far as he could. If he promised her to protect the child, sending her away would make him a lousy brother.
  12. The Child of Rheagar and Lyanna

    Yes, this! This is the main problem with the theory. It could work if we only take Dany's memories into account and nothing else. But people believeing R+L=D forget to take into account the character's motivations and the logic in their actions. Like you brought up, most of it comes to Ned's motivations and the logic of his actions. Taking that into account, R+L=D does not make sense. Why in the world would Ned send away Lyanna's child to people he barely knew? Why would Darry pose her as another Targaryan? That is stupid and completely illogical. It makes no sense.
  13. The Child of Rheagar and Lyanna

    Haha sorry, I didn't read your other posts before
  14. The Child of Rheagar and Lyanna

    The child would still be at great risk because of the Targaryen name. Of all the things they did to keep the child safe from Robert, why would they name her Targaryen? Why not pretend she's a Dayne bastard? Or any other option than pretending she's a Targaryen?
  15. The Child of Rheagar and Lyanna

    So Rhaegar and Lyanna married? Any answers on the other points?