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  1. Several people have looked at the idea that Tyrion might be a secret Targ, based on the idea that Johanna Lannister was raped by Aerys. I've also seen videos theorizing that both Cersei and Jaime are the secret Targs for the same reason, but I've recently read about a situation where twins were born from two separate fathers. Supposedly it's called heteropaternal superfecundation, and though its very rare in humans, it can happen. How would this impact things, or would it? Which twin would belong to Tywin and which to Aerys, and how would the truth be revealed in a drama that has no DNA testing technology?
  2. Just because you don't know something exists, doesn't mean it doesn't happen. What's more, they do have magic and apparently certain seers and gods that hold the ability to know things we need science to tell us. If it were true, there are ways for it to be discovered, but how the characters would find out and what they'd do with the information is the question.
  3. Not necessarily. The higher ranking officers in the Lannister army would know what Jaime looks like, even without his lion armor, especially with his golden hand. still attached. His choice of not wearing Lannister armor is an attempt to not draw too much attention to himself on the road. Remember, Cersei is likely going to send someone after him, or put out a bounty or something. Heading to the remains of the Lannister forces in his armor would bring too much unnecessary trouble. As for the succession, Cersei comes after Jaime and Tyrion, but before any other Lannister men who aren't Tywin's legitimate progeny. Remember, Westeros works slightly differently than it did in RL history. Women inherit after their brothers, yes, but are not passed over for every other male relative.
  4. I was rewatching 'The Lion and the Wolf' and it occurred to me that while Cersei might wear the crown, Jaime has always commanded the Lannister Army since his father's death. As terrifying as the Mountain is, I doubt the entire army fears him, so why exactly would the remaining forces follow Cersei? Jaime has been with them on the battlefield from Day 1. He's one of them. Cersei is a semi-legal queen, and technically, Jaime is now the head of House Lannister since he's no longer a kingsguard/queensguard and he's the first born male. It just doesn't make sense that they'd follow her. Am I missing something?
  5. I was rewatching some of Season 6, and it occurred to me that back in Season 2, when Jaqen H'ghar is confronted with his own name from Arya as to the third life owed to the Red God, he freaks out and asks her to change her choice. If that wasn't his real name, if he were really 'No One' why would it upset him to hear the name? From what I can tell, that is his real name when he's not being 'No One', so it appears that a Faceless Man doesn't completely abandon his or her name after all. Meanwhile, the Waif seemed perfectly content to have no name beyond 'No One' and doesn't really cling to anyone or anything. This could be why Arya went through her training much faster than the Waif and why she defeated her, even though she appeared a stronger fighter in general and Arya was wounded when they had their final duel. Arya had an identity to live for. The Waif didn't. Putting this all together, I'm thinking that Arya did not, in fact, leave training. She believes she did so, but that might be a necessary part of the training, to reconnect with her identity, while still retaining and utilizing her skills (face-changing, fighting, poison creation, killing, etc) that she learned at the Temple of Black and White. If so, then Arya would still be in the process of becoming a Faceless Man, even if she doesn't know it. It could be some sort of internship/student-teaching phase, where she completes her own unfinished business, allowing her to better serve the Many-Faced God and be 'No One' when she reaches the end of her list.
  6. We know the Night King can raise the dead, but we don't know his range. I was rewatching a Season 5 episode where Cersei and Jaime are discussing Myrcella's death and Cersei can't get the idea of her decomposition out of her head. Once the Night King gets beyond the wall, doesn't that mean he can just raise the dead all over Westeros, even if he is physically in the North? Has there been any book mention of the range of his powers or whether they grow stronger the more he uses them, etc?
  7. I remember taking a classics course in college for a humanities requirement where the professor mentioned that bladed weapons were often used metaphorically in mythology to represent masculinity and traditionally male attributes. If the Azor Ahai prophesy were looked at as such, the act of tempering the sword could be metaphor for three sexual relationships, two that fail and one that succeeds but at great cost. Lightbringer, could then be a son (since it's a sword) brought forth from that sexual union. Remember, the long night is a LONG night. It could take decades to end, allowing a child to grow up and fulfill their destiny, thus bringing the dawn. What do you guys think? Am I wondering too far into the weeds on this?
  8. I think it was there to create ambiguity. Tyrion gives this big speech in the prior scene about dragon nature and how they know their friends from their enemies, which allows the writer to set up the scene where Tyrion frees the dragons. However, fans have been speculating on Tyrion's paternity forever, so the writers were tweaking that debate, giving us no answer one way or the other. The dragons might have smelled Targ lineage or they merely sensed that Tyrion had good intentions towards them. Tweak.
  9. Actually, Edmere refused that deal. Jaime offered him and his small family comfort at Casterly Rock and a keep for his son when the boy grew up, but Edmere refused the carrot. Jaime then used the stick of threatening to send the baby over in a catapult, and only then did Edmere comply with his demands. Jaime was under no obligation to provide the life of a noble to Edmere or his little family once Edmere rejected it. However, the fact that he had no internal desire to make things right with the man he just threatened shows more than anything the distance Jaime still has to go before he is redeemed, assuming he will be.
  10. Rewatching the siege at Riverrun in 'No One' and it occurred to me that Jaime's claim that Edmere had a son conceived on his wedding night with Roslyn Frey might just have been a ploy to make him more malleable. I asked a friend who'd read the books and she says that the baby was real there, but she can't remember if it was independently confirmed or whether we have to trust Jaime's word there as well. Considering how long sieges take, and the pressure Jaime was under to get back to King's Landing, it would have been a stroke of genius. If the baby is real, it's still clever.
  11. Under normal circumstances that is true. However, Westeros is involved in a war with the dead. Any time there's a major war out of wedlock births skyrocket. Think about it this way. Say the assumption is that both will die in battle in the next few days. They do the deed and head off to fight and die long before any pregnancy could become an issue. The Night King is stopped, and all of a sudden the consequences of what they did the night before the battle suddenly matter. It's human nature and an old story. In WWII they called them 'victory girls', but considering you have women warriors in Westeros, particularly in the North, I guess 'victory persons' is the the more accurate expression, although I'm sure the GoT universe has a unique word for the situation.
  12. Yeah. I see the same although I think to make the point that he's completely committed to her and not Cersei, Jamie will die in Brienne's arms. My hope is that she has a little lion cub in the oven by then, so it's not a total loss for her.
  13. At the end of the final episode of Season 7 'The Dragon and the Wolf', Jamie is leaving the Red Keep and looks skyward. The camera looks down on him and we don't get his POV of what he's looking at. Now, it might just be that the choice was meant to signify that Jamie was now alone in the world and to make him look smaller and isolated as the evening set in and a light snow began to fall, but considering there are several outstanding prophesies that contain certain astrological signs such as 'bleeding stars' and 'a crack on the face of the moon', perhaps he was looking at something in the sky. Perhaps he saw Dany's dragons and decided to follow them to catch up with her and her crew. Perhaps he saw nothing but was looking for some sign to give him direction? Seriously, what do you guys think? Was this just a dramatic visual to convey a feeling of on-man-lost-in-the-world, or did Jamie see something?
  14. I see this too. Kingsguard doesn't look that exciting and Arya is too much of a adventurer. She needs to build her own, self-determining life, not slot herself into the system, especially in Kings Landing where all the horrors of her past originated.
  15. Yes, but both claims come from the same House, Targaryen. Anyone who prospered under Robert, Goffrey, Tommen, or even Cersei's reigns can rise up in the name of the Baratheons, particularly if Gendry is legitimized (a noble but stupid move for either Jon or Dany). Who should rule never matters. Jon and/or Dany would make good rulers, but those with an interest in either maintaining chaos (Baelish can't be the only noble with his perspective) or profiting from a sea change will rekindle the wars, generation after generation, massacre after massacre. Talk about a long winter.
  16. From a political POV, legitimizing Gendry would be a VERY dumb move. Anyone who doesn't like House Targaryen could use the Baratheon claim to the Iron Throne to mount a rebellion somewhere down the line, even if Gendry refutes he has any right to it. Dany is far too politically savy to do that, unless, as I suspect, she marries Gendry to unify the only two remaining, legitimate claims. She may love Jon Snow, but if he doesn't survive, as a queen she'll need a consort, and I believe she and Gendry would get along, even if there was no love there. If GoT is based on the War of the Roses, that would be how things go. Henry Tudor's claim was weak; Elizabeth of York's was much stronger, but she was a woman. They started the Tudor dynasty, and England didn't have another civil war for centuries. It was a political move, but they grew to love each other, much the same way that Ned and Catelyn Stark fell in love.
  17. Actually the point of the Tudor/York union was to unite the two competing claims, as there was nobody else alive with a better claim on either side. As Jon is a Targaryen and a Stark, he doesn't represent the opposing claim to Daenerys'. This is why I see Gendry and Danny ending up together. They would merge House Targaryen with House Baratheon, leaving nobody else with a claim to the Iron Throne. Tudor and York weren't a love match either, but they respected each other and grew to love one another. The purpose was to stop the bloodshed, and since nobody seriously believes House Lannister has any legitimate claim to the throne, that would do it. John Snow's days are numbered. He's been brought back from the dead, and once he's fulfilled some great destiny, he'll return to death forever. Valar Morghulis. As for Tyrion and Sansa, that would make a nice secondary pairing, as the war between the Lannisters and the Starks would be put to rest, even though it's not a war for an uncomfortable, metal chair. It still destroys far too many lives, so the two unions, after the army of the dead and the Night King have been dealt with, will bring peace to a war weary Westeros,
  18. 1. Jon Snow will die in the Great War, and Dany will legitimize Gendry and marry him in order to secure the Iron Throne, thus merging the two legit claims, Targaryen and Baratheon, into one like Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York did in the War of the Roses. It won't be a love match, but they will get along and respect each other. Dany will do most of the ruling, as she was raised to rule. 2. Nymeria will move her large wolf pack from the Riverlands to fight the Night King with the human and dragon warriors in the Great War against the Whitewalkers and the army of the undead. 3. Jamie Lannister will be the one to strike the fatal blow to the Night King, thus reforming his title of Kingslayer into a positive. Like Hodor's renaming from Willis, the name's true meaning is a foreshadowing of Jamie's destiny, not his past. This is not to say he's the Prince that is Promised or anything, only that the last blow that kills the Night King will be his. 4. Once Arya finishes her list, she will claim that she is finally 'no one'. She won't go back to the Faceless Men, but she'll feel empty and purposeless. 5. Cersei will carry her new baby to term, but be killed before she can deliver. The baby will be cut out of her body and survive, thus fulfilling the prophesy that she would have three children, as she didn't live to give birth to the forth. The baby will be a sign of a new age and new hope for the Lannister family and Tyrion will raise him or her to be better than their forebearers.