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  1. A lot of people feel this way, but Pale Fire is a common fantasy trope to elude to magic. Jon sees Melisandre bathed in Pale Fire. She's a person bursting with magic. Cersei doesn't have magic powers. But she uses magic via wildfire and Qyburn. So her hands being pale fire make a lot of sense as imagery.
  2. Heresy 188

    I think there's definitely a problem of "theorizing fatigue." The books weren't supposed to take this long. The Starks, who you view as the good guys, think Lyanna was kidnapped. The plot twist is that she ran away for love. The problem is that the books are taking so long people are starting to over analyze things, coming up with more and more convoluted theories because the plot twist is so obvious at this point, we start to say "No, its too obvious. It must be something more complicated." But if the books had come out on schedule, it would have been fine.
  3. The Mummer's Dragon

    Dany was warned to not trust the "mummer's dragon" which we take to refer to Aegon. Now I agree it refers to Aegon, but I see a lot of people use it as evidence that Aegon is fake. A mummer is an actor, so they translate "mummer's Dragon" to mean someone pretending to be a Targ. But that isn't right is it? The dragon is Aegon yes, but the Mummer is Varys. He's a trained actor. So Mummer's Dragon translates to "Targaryen who is owned by an actor." It doesn't state one way or the other whether Aegon is real or not. Just something I see a lot, and thought it needed to be corrected.
  4. As far as I know, his only comment has been that a few different people will sit it before the story is over. But I do like the idea. If the story ends with an irrelevant nameless side character taking the throne, it would really drive home GRRM's point about how pointless the Game of Thrones is.
  5. Arya's Big Hit

    Here's the end of the sample: “Valar morghulis,” Arya whispered, but Raff was dead and did not hear. She sniffed. I should have helped him down the steps before I killed him. Now I’ll need to drag him all the way to the canal and roll him in. The eels would do the rest. “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” she sang sadly. A foolish, giddy girl she’d been, but good hearted. She would miss her, and she would miss Daena and the Snapper and the rest, even Izembaro and Bobono. This would make trouble for the Sealord and the envoy with the chicken on his chest, she did not doubt. She would think about that later, though. Just now, there was no time. I had best run. Mercy still had some lines to say, her first lines and her last, and Izembaro would have her pretty little empty head if she were late for her own rape.
  6. Could Quaithe be the "Shadowy Woman" from Aeron's vision?

    Well he said its probably fire resistant, not that its a fact.
  7. Who are the 3 heads of the dragon?

    I think Tyrion is one of the riders, but not a Targ. Being a Targaryen is not a requirement. I also think either Euron or Victarion will be the other.
  8. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

    Well the show generally sticks to the major plot points. It's the details that are different.
  9. Yeah if it happens, it might be Mel and Sylese doing it on their own, and not even telling him. If after the dust settles from Jon's death, they end up in charge, who would stand up to them? They'd be free to do it if they thought it was the right call.
  10. I just wanted to add, that it seemed clear to me that Brienne didn't kill him. People are assuming she did, but I think it's a fake out. Which would make sense if Stannis is supposed to lead the fight against the Others, because back to the wall might be his only option.
  11. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

    Just to clarify. He didn't say Stannis would burn Shireen in the books, he simply suggested it for the show as a cool idea.
  12. The Blackfyre

    Woah there. We don't know that. Firstly we don't know he is Rhaegar's son, we could be wrong. But you're also assuming Rhaegar and Lyanna got married, and so far we don't know that. If Aegon is a legit Targ, than he comes before Jon.
  13. Yeah I think Jon is described as being the most "Stark" looking children of all of them with Arya being a close second.
  14. The Starks will Rise

    Well there's the whole Northern conspiracy theory, which has some evidence, and would allow Roose to be defeated without needing help from Stannis. Also there are at least two people who know about Robb's will that not only legitimized Jon but made him heir.
  15. 1. They may just need something to rally around and for now Jon Snow is the best they have. Especially if he's been legitimized by Robb and is now a Stark, oldest son of Lord Eddard. 2. Whether he is or isn't, these people don't know that, and Jon doesn't know that.