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  1. Pycelle knew too much. I refer to the conversation, or interrogation between him and Tyrion in season 2. That and Pycell was loyal to Tywin not to Cercei.
  2. Very interesting. I believe you are right DutchArya. I went with my theory because I attempt to simplify problems. Great read and theory.
  3. Actually his death was the final nail in the coffin for House Lannister in my opinion. He would have been able to save the House. Now...well Cersei just killed her House to show how much like Tywin she really is.
  4. Ok Mandzipop, gonna have to disagree with you. In the show Cersei does not want Jon Snow dead, he isn't even on her radar. As for Sansa Cersei definitely wants her dead. Cersei will most likely make a stupid decision like sending the Lannister army north once she learns Jon has been declared King in the North. After what happened to Robb I doubt the northern lords are going to let their new liege go anywhere without some constantly armed protection or RSVP to any weddings in the near future.
  5. My favorite moment of the Season was Arya's reemergence into Westerosi high society. You know by embracing the new tradition of throat slitting at the dinner table.
  6. I think the three heads of the dragon is book only. Unless I missed something in the show. As much as the show has combined, omitted and utterly changed beyond recognition I think theorizing about who will ride dragons will require a massive shift in the paradigm of the fans. So here are my three dragon riders: Dany Dolorous Edd Meera Reed
  7. I do not think it will be Littlefinger giving the reveal. If what people are basing this on is the look he gave Sansa after she said Rhaegar kidnapped and raped Lyanna, and that he called Jon a motherless bastard born in the south then you are reaching. From the books and the show the only one who had any antagonism towards Rhaegar was Robert Baratheon. Everyone else spoke highly of Rhaegar. I think the look Littlefinger gives Sansa is "Oh you actually believe the propaganda as well?". The Lyanna and Rhaegar situation was the pebble that started the avalanche that led to Robert's Rebellion. The motherless bastard born in the south line. That is common knowledge. Ned never hid that fact. So whatever dots you think Littlefinger can use to connect are imaginary at best and wishful moronic thinking at worst. Jon looks like a Stark, not a Targaryan. As for finding an heirloom of sorts in the crypts? Who on impulse decides to suddenly vandalize, desecrate and rob the graves of relatives (outside of a D&D campaign when you just have to get the ancestral +5 sword of ass kicking)? If anything is in the crypt I suspect it is a document at the base of Ned's crypt hidden behind a loose stone. Said document will have the seals of Jon Arryn, Ned Stark and Howland Reed and explain Jon's heritage. I do think Jon Arryn knew about Jon Snow, why else would you name your bastard after a man who was like a second father to you instead of one of your legitimate children?
  8. It has been my understanding that not even the northerners give credence to the threat of White Walkers anymore. They do not deny they existed once, but completely disbelieve they have returned. That and the word comes from the Night's Watch. While the north may give some credence to it, as they still see it as a decent institution for the most part, the south sees the Wall as a place to get rid of their trash. Why would Varys know anyway? He and the other schemers are more concerned with mundane matters. None of them are looking for supernatural/magical threats. In the end denial of their existence is what will be their undoing. As Littlefinger said "What we do not know is what usually gets us killed". The northerners are now taking it seriously. Because it comes from a man whose deeds are considered legendary, and that man they just made King in the North.
  9. Actually, it has been theorized that magic is returning to the world and the rebirth of the dragons was a catalyst, being how it allegedly took magic to hatch them. The wargs, faceless men and warlocks have always been able to use their abilities, even after the last dragons died. So right now you need to think of magic being behind a dam, and the return of dragons has caused the dam to crack. Thus causing the more traditional uses of magic to begin to happen. This is also true. In the books when Tyrion is talking to the pyromancers, they state they used magic formulae to create wildfire in the days of the Mad King. After the Mad King's death they stopped making it. Once they started to produce wildfire again the alchemists guild did say that it took a few tries but after they were successful it became easier each time. In essence magic in Martin's world was atrophied for the most part.
  10. I hope she suffers some set backs.While I admit Jon is my favorite character I am not going to go on a PR Campaign for him. I have posted a few times about logistics and the size of Dany's army. Yes the numbers look great, but I doubt people will just roll over.I do agree with Lord Friendzone it may be a partnership with no kneeling required.
  11. While I suppose it is a bit arrogant to use my own quote I have decided to modify my response to the question. I will stand by my statement that both were very powerful scenes in their own right. However, after watching both of the scenes over I noticed subtle differences that make both unique in their own way. Robb being declared King after a failure of the Northern lords to come to a consensus on which Baratheon to support. I believe this took place after a victory in which Robb had the support of all the northern lords. After Great Jon Umber begins the declaration all the lords kneel to Robb and make him their King. In essence Robb was crowned because of his last name, and the reputation of his ancestors. The lords kneeling is a very important distinction. It shows they are willing to go back to the old ways of the North and follow a Stark. When Robb stood to accept his crown, such as it was, he stood over them. This shows he was willing to lead and rule over them. Up to this point Robb had not yet done anything of notice. Though as the war raged on he received a deserved reputation as a strategist. Robb's cause was to free his father and his sisters. Unfortunately his goals changed after he became King in the North. So he waged his war with no plan on what to do afterwards. Robb becoming King was more of a classical type of coronation, the whole divine right and what not. Jon's coronation came after he and Sansa defeated the Umbers, Karstarks, and Boltons with almost no support from the north. Yes Jon messed up the battle of Winterfell, and he should have given more credit to Sansa. Anyway, Jon was not crowned because of his name, but because of his deeds. After Jon is declared King, the lords all stand calling him King in the North. If you will notice Jon is the last to stand. This is very telling because it shows that while the assembled lords have acknowledged his as their King they are not going to kneel before him, but stand with him. It is also the same for Jon. Jon also has a plan and a goal. The White Walkers are coming with their army of the dead. He isn't leaving the North to defend or liberate it as Robb did. He is staying in the North to defend the all the Realms. While as of this point he has no plan for what happens after, it will not matter if they fail. In essence Jon is more like the Stark Kings of Winter of Old. He offers single combat to Ramsay to save lives. He believes in the Old Gods of the North. More importantly he fights. When Robb came back from his battles he had a little dirt on him, when Jon came back from battles he was covered from head to toe is mud, shit, blood and sweat. Jon is not so much the King in the North as he is the resurgence of the King of Winter. After a careful analysis I am of the opinion that while both were great for their own reasons, Jon's was better because after all his trials it felt like he earned it more.
  12. I was shocked at this scene because in the books all the build up about Howland Reed made me suspect he was a total badass in combat. Then when I go back to the books and the passages I realize it is more to the way he and the crannogmen fight that has people on edge wondering where they are, and specifically where he is. So what I got from this episode was not what I wanted, but a better understanding. Howland Reed does not give a shit about honor in combat. He fights to win, and in war the winner is the one left alive. The look he gave Ned after he shanked Arthur was "You gonna finish this mother fucker or am I?".
  13. Actually in one of Cat's POV chapters in GoT there is a line where Ned did claim Jon as his son for all the North to hear. Other than that, it was never mentioned again.
  14. As I said just a theory. As I am not a subject matter expert on how nobility behaves, I just assume it is different in Bravoos and Westeros. Subtle nuances that anyone in the nobility social rank would take notice of, such as Cercei pointing out Shae's poor curtsy(sp?) during Stannis' siege of King's Landing. So the pragmatic approach would be teach a socialite how to be a killer. After all is it not their eventual goal to become No One? No One does not draw attention to themselves.
  15. I am glad I am not the only one who remembers that. Thank you thi4f.