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  1. Never directly indicated, but some readers think this based on Lady Barbrey Dustin's comment about Lord Rickard Stark's "Southron ambitions". He said to Jaime that things might change after the war was won, indicating that he regretted having not done anything about his father's misrule for so long and would quietly have Aerys removed from power. Yeah, it was a vast oversimplification for the sake of the audience, whom they apparently think need things simplified.
  2. Because Rhaegar believed he needed three children to fulfill the prophecy, and he would logically want them all to be legitimate. But since there's a history of Targaryen polygamy, I think that, rather than the show's neat annulment, in the books he will have married Lyanna while still remaining married to Elia. Which makes Jon's legitimacy easy to contest, since the tradition of polygamy hadn't been practiced in generations. And it's less likely in the books that someone will neatly stumble upon the information that shows Jon is the hidden prince or that he'll neatly become king.
  3. And "The Sons of the Dragons" is what, chopped liver?
  4. Well, remember, they were never officially acknowledged to be the product of incest despite Stannis sending public declarations of it, and he was one of only a few people who knew for certain that they were, so any ridicule they faced was from Stannis and rumor-mongers. The Targaryens have mostly practiced sibling incest as well. Like Dany's parents Mad King Aerys and Queen Rhaella (Jon's grandparents). If Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen's true parentage had been revealed, it would have been scandalous and "abomination" because Jaime and Cersei didn't have the Targaryen get-out-jail free card for sibling incest, and moreover because it makes Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen not Robert's children and therefore not rightful claimants to the throne. Plus the treason of Cersei and Jaime deceiving their husband/king that way. Robert would have been able to have all five of them executed.
  5. Other way around, really. Bastardy is serious business when it comes to inheritance in the Seven Kingdoms, but incest was tolerated for generations under Dany's ancestors. Targaryen incest would be nothing new or surprising to the people. Besides which, aunt/nephew or uncle/niece isn't necessarily even considered incest. The Starks have done it, too. Jon has a stated fear of fathering a bastard, so even if he didn't stay with Dany physically, he would surely marry her before going anywhere. Married people don't have to live together, especially in a society where many marriages are of convenience anyway. Dany's not going to be queen of the known world whatever happens. There are many countries in Essos known to the people in Westeros who trade with them, and Essos is a larger continent.
  6. Thank you!
  7. Thanks, but does it say if he lives?
  8. Does it say what happens to Jon?
  9. No, Cersei's only suspected Margaery of being the younger, more beautiful queen.
  10. But the Unsullied were trained to be warriors since infancy, and warriors so good that 3000 of them defeated a khalasar of 50,000 Dothraki. Why no hope of surrender?
  11. I think either replacing the elder Aegon or honoring him is more likely than that the writers forgot. Else, why call him Aegon? Not only has it been mentioned in the show, it's been in the lore featurettes and the family trees given online and printed with the DVD/Blu-Ray sets. Also, they may want to invoke the "Aegon" that's shown up in the books.
  12. Well yeah, that's the point. Someone's gotta destroy him at the climax.
  13. Sorry, I haven't quite been able to follow the back-and-forth. Why would he destroy King's Landing? Because the White Walkers overran it? Cersei being there wouldn't be bad enough. But I tend to think she'll try to burn it down and Jaime will stop her. What she did to the Sept was foreshadowing. And Dany's living dragons wouldn't need Bran to warg them to destroy King's Landing, just an order from Dany (unless she's dead or incapacitated in this scenario). It would be neat if Bran could warg Viserion at a critical moment and use him against the Night King.
  14. Aerys was crazy. Even if Bran blew up King's Landing, he wouldn't become a dragon.
  15. I doubt it. He seemed to let her go with approval. The first two are rather likely.
  16. No, it's explicit in the books. Tywin planned for Tyrion to inherit Winterfell through his marriage to Sansa, and to convince Jaime to leave the Kingsguard and inherit Casterly Rock.
  17. To be fair, with Ellaria and the elder Sand Snakes captured/dead, the rest of Dorne might have lost their gumption.
  18. Were you intentionally referencing Neil Gaiman's picture book The Wolves in the Walls with this thread title?
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  20. I don't think Daenerys is too obvious. It just seems that way because we've had so much time to analyze. A good plot twist can't be so un-obvious that it makes no sense. Besides, the fact that we're pretty sure it's Daenerys but Cersei barely knows Dany exists and focuses on the wrong targets is what creates dramatic irony; in the books, at least.
  21. No, it wasn't. I would know, since I was the one speaking.
  22. I doubt it, but the Tyrells would claim she was a maiden to the Lannisters either way. But back in realfact, it would have been silly of Renly not to get to producing an heir as soon as possible, starting on his wedding night. Being gay is no barrier; tons of gay men have fathered children to keep up appearances and/or continue their family line.
  23. She went to Cersei with information that let her set up his capture, which led to his execution. That said, I don't hate Sansa because it wouldn't be reasonable not to expect her to be that naïve back then.
  24. She looked him in the eyes while it was happening, which fulfills the spirit.
  25. Did I say that? It can't be *that* hard to estimate the force needed to decapitate someone if you're already a competent swordsman, the inevitable funny stories about those who got it wrong aside.