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  1. A Roose Bolton Appreciation Thread

  2. Stannis Baratheons next move.

    Stannis will be killed by his own men and his naked body will be dragged on a horse along the streets of King's Landing a la Richard III because it's been over a decade since Martin last tasted some fresh fan tears.
  3. Stannis Baratheons next move.

    I don't think it's simply to do with convenience to the plot. It's something which is very narratively plausible in regards to Stannis' arc. He's the king that's linked closest to magic, especially dark magic. He's also in the North right now, which not only seems to contain some otherworldly qualities, but will be the first place to be affected should the Others attack. Not only that, but he's the only king that's even seriously addressed the threat beyond the wall, and the only one that looks to fight and vanquish this threat. Not to mention the whole fire imagery that is continually present throughout his arc, and the parallels between Melisandre and the Night's Queen. Therefore, it's really not a stretch to assume that he'll be inextricably linked to the Others. What would Stannis winning KL really achieve from a literary perspective? It would advance the plot, but would it really reveal anything new or advance his character development? There's been a second Dance of the Dragons foreshadowed throughout the entire series, and it doesn't really need any involvement from Stannis. Daenerys vs Aegon is interesting enough as it is. I don't support the NK theory because I don't want Stannis to win(in fact, he's the only King that I'm rooting for). It's just that given the foreshadowing and style of Martin, I just consider it a definite possibility. Maybe not in the same way that the OP of that theory stated, but something similar. I always considered Stannis to be a bit of a Faustian figure, and him going over to the dark side definitely plays up on this. Besides, it would be a hell of a twist. He seems too old to be Coldhands. I'm thinking with all the speculation about his identity, the reveal could probably be pretty anti-climactic: he could simply just be a nameless NW member that's being controlled by Bloodraven. But that's a discussion for another thread.
  4. Stannis Baratheons next move.

    I get what you're saying, but I don't think it's a stretch to assume that the Northerners would contemplate the idea if they have the strength and the Stark to do so. After all, Wyman is just using Stannis as a means to an end, since there are no viable alternatives. The North wouldn't take too kindly to Stannis' religion, and might still remember that he refused to ally with Robb. Not saying it's a certainty, but it's possible. And as for fighting with the Others, the Stannis is the Night's King theory has me sold on the idea. The great thing with Stannis is that right now, he's poised for his arc to end either as a good guy or a bad guy, and still be satisfying. This doesn't have to mean that he willingly turns to the dark side, it could be forced upon him. But if anybody is going to turn into the NK reborn, Stannis is my top choice and the one that makes the most narrative sense. How fitting would it be that the man who Melisandre considered to be the champion of light turned out to be the exact antithesis of what she believed all along? :agree:
  5. Stannis Baratheons next move.

    I think he's going to become Ramsay's new pair of boots. If the GNC theory is true, and it's very likely it is, I suspect the northmen will turn on Stannis when Rickon is found and returned to the North. Otherwise, I think he'll have an integral part to play in the war with the Others, where he'll either die fighting for the Watch, or against it. I don't expect him to move anywhere near KL or the South now that Aegon and Euron are around. That's Targaryen territory for the rest of the series, sadly. Stannis's endgame will probably be linked to the North. TL;DR - My predictions: -Stannis will win at the Battle of Winterfell -Ramsay kills Roose and flees to the Dreadfort -Stannis hears about Jon's assassination -The Others make their move -Stannis marches back up to the Wall to deal with both issues -Engages in battle with the Others -Ends up missing -Is resurrected at the end of TWOW as the Night's King reborn
  6. For the love of god, why can't I change my profile pic???

  7. Drawing Blood From a Bolton

    Great post, really well written. BUT I think you're looking too much into some offhand comments like "King of the North". It could very well be a slip-up from Martin, given that Dustin only says it once. And maybe I'm too conventional, but I think if Bolton was linked to the Others and perhaps working for them, or something similar, the books would have focused on him a bit more. As for the Bolton matings ritual, there's really no evidence that suggests that necrophilia is the norm for the Boltons. Ramsay is the only one that possibly(POSSIBLY - the books are a bit vague) practices it. And hypothetically speaking, if Ramsay's mating rituals were just like that of the Night's King, shouldn't that reanimate the girl's corpse? Dunno about the leeches. I feel it works better as a way to show Bolton trying to rid himself of his sins and inner darkness, rather than some ritual to do with the Others. The thing with Roose is that he's such a great villain that we want him to have a bigger role and be more important to the story. But it's just as likely that he's just a really well-written side villain - no more, no less. If I'm wrong, I would enjoy the twist, and will be more than happy to admit my mistake. But I just don't see it happening, unless Bolton becomes somehow linked to the Night's Watch, which is possible.
  8. Your Top 10 aSoIaF Moments (Spoilers)

    Birth of the dragons Red Wedding Ned's death The reveal of LF starting the war and "Only Cat" Battle of the Blackwater STANNIS! STANNIS! STANNIS! Oberyn vs Gregor Harrenhal bath scene Tyrion killing Tywin Dracarys Runners up: Purple Wedding, KING IN THE NORTH, "My name is Theon, you have to know your name", Arya killing the Tickler, Battle for the Wall, anything related to the Others
  9. Should tipping be banned?

    Automatic tipping is ridiculous. I shouldn't have to pay extra for you to do your job properly. If you're not being paid adequately, that's your employer's fault. The customer shouldn't have to pay more to compensate for the employer's inability to pay. However, if a waiter/waitress provides exceptional service, I would be more than happy to tip.
  10. [Book Spoilers] EP310 Discussion

    To be honest, if Yara frees Theon and then they get captured by Stannis, it absolutely destroys Theon's amazing ADWD arc. I hope this isn't the case, especially since D and D named Theon their favourite character. So it makes no sense as to why they would exclude his best arc in the series.
  11. How would you rate episode 310?

    Comment of the week. I wish there was a 'like' button that I could spam for this post.
  12. [Book Spoilers] EP310 Discussion

    That he did know, to his relief. “Yes, my … m’lord. You met his mother whilst out riding and were smitten by her beauty.” “Smitten?” Bolton laughed. Roose Bolton laughing would seem like an extremely detached sort of laugh, devoid of all happiness and pleasantness.
  13. [No Spoilers] EP310 Discussion

    This is about 2/3s of A Storm of Swords. Bran's ASOS arc ends with this episode, and his chapters from the following books will feature next season.
  14. [Book Spoilers] EP310 Discussion could just be that because the scenes were shot in Morocco, it's probably easier to get Moroccans for extras, who are coincidentally brown. As soon as I saw the scene, I knew that people would complain about racism and colonialism. I don't think it was the intention at all. It's the same thing as the show using a George W Bush head on a spike in season 1.
  15. [Book Spoilers] EP310 Discussion

    Gendry asking Davos if his son's life was better now was even more soul-crushing than Robbwind for me, personally. Liam Cunningham has taken a likable character and made him into one of the most realistic and genuine characters in the show. Davos feels like a real, living, breathing person, and hats off to Liam for that.