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  1. I don't understand the point of spreading about a false story that Brandon threatened the Prince. Why is Jaime told a lie? Does Aerys think that's going to justify his subsequent torture and murder of the Starks? If you're going to burn someone alive in their armour while choking his son to death, you're obviously not playing by the rules so it's not really important to have a backup story. If Aerys was going to try to justify his horrific method of execution, he's going to blame Brandon for a much more treasonous act than what he's accused of. And why wouldn't Brandon go to KL instead of Dragonstone? He doesn't know where Rhaegar is, but the last place I'd expect a man to take the girl he abducted is back to the home he shares with his wife and children. And logistically, it's a lot easier to go to KL and find out where they are (if they're not hiding inside Maegor's) than it is to get a boat to take them to Dragonstone only to discover they were never there, and then kick himself for not stopping at the Red Keep first.
  2. I was replying to a claim that Lyanna wasn't described as being beautiful in the books, which she obviously was. Not sure whether you're trying to tell me I'm wrong? Quotes directly from the books don't lie.
  3. It looks like one of the ravens has white eyes, and the next shot is Bran with white warg eyes, so I think the Night King looks up and sees the ravens flying over and maybe even senses that Bran is watching him. And I think it's Davos standing next to him in the Winterfell godswood, although it might be the ghost of the 3ER.
  4. I was on board with Jaeherys being the name, but on a recent re-watch I saw Aegon. Maybe it's my new TV but now I'm Team Aegon - not because I particularly like it as his name, but I really think that's what she's saying.
  5. There's a thread for little questions (called "Little Questions") which might be a better place for all your little questions, rather than starting a new thread every time you want to ask a... little question.
  6. I don't think the Riverlands are as gung ho about the king as the northerners. They may not follow Jon as King in the North the way they did half-Tully Robb, but that's not to say they wouldn't remain allies or even a vassal territory, at least until the war was over. The scene where Robb was named King in the North doesn't say that the Riverlanders named him King of the Trident. It just says they drew their blades and bent their knees and shouted the old words "the King in the North" along with everyone else.
  7. True, which would be odd for the bastard of a Stark daughter, unless they sent her away to have the baby and afterwards brought it to live somewhere near Winterfell. But then it would be strange to have Nan become a servant in the household and nurse her potential siblings/cousins/nephews. It just seems odd that we are told specifically that she has brown hair. She could have been described any other way, without even mentioning hair colour. Or like I said, make her a blonde or a redhead or anything but Stark-brown.
  8. Maybe Nan is the result of the skinny girl and Duncan hooking up? I'd need to look at dates.
  9. No, I agree, the brown hair makes her sound like a Stark. If it was Old Nan she could have had any colour hair - blonde, redhead, black, silver with gold streaks - because she's old now, and what little hair she has is white. Why give her brown hair if she's just Young Nan? Which of course leads to the question of "is Old Nan a secret Stark?" which, please no.
  10. The evidence that Robb named Cat his heir is that Robb doesn't care about his bloodline, and the evidence for Robb not caring about his bloodline is partly because he named Cat his heir. For which there is no evidence, only a belief that Robb doesn't care about bloodlines, because he named Cat his heir. I'm getting dizzy. Funnily enough, this is the only part that does have evidence. That would be the words on the page, coming out of Robb's mouth: I feel like I'm in an episode of Twilight Zone.
  11. Lyanna was jousting as the Knight of the Laughing Tree with a lance, not fighting with swords, so those sounds wouldn't remind him of her at all. Unless it was when she beat up the squires, but that was just her and a tourney sword, not an actual sword fight. If it's bringing back a specific memory for Ned it's more likely to be the ToJ, or just battle sounds in general.
  12. Ned's thoughts when he takes Robert down into the Winterfell crypts: Ned to Robert: Kevan Lannister: Ned tells Arya she looks like Lyanna:
  13. How much more articulate do you want?
  14. Another misconception is that people say she "turned to" Stark when the text says "looked to", which are not the same thing. "Turned to" implies for help or comfort, whereas "looked to" has a wider meaning, in that she also could have looked to Stark for sex/romance (which is what Barry was lamenting as he ruminates on not winning the tourney and crowning Ashara QOLAB himself). If Barry had said "might she have turned to me instead of Stark?" it would take on a different meaning entirely, for both him and Ashara (and "Stark"). Re Lyanna being "Stark" - if Barristan had won the tourney and crowned Ashara Queen of Love and Beauty, might she have looked to him instead of Lyanna? Doesn't make sense. Why would Barristan not winning preclude him from being Ashara's confidant? Somehow giving her the rose crown would have made him worthy of hearing all about her being "dishonoured" - not buying it.
  15. He's barely alive, and seems bloodless and desiccated. Maybe he's using "quick" to mean when blood pumped through his veins and he lived and breathed in the world. He's become the tree, which is probably what's keeping him "alive".
  16. I agree that it reads that way, the double wedding took place after the Battle of the Bells because Jon Arryn was without an heir. But it's possible that he decided to hastily marry even before his last heir died, because he was fast running out of them. I'll admit it's unlikely though, and it certainly doesn't mean the wedding took place any earlier.
  17. Why only one? There is no one piece of solid evidence, otherwise it wouldn't be a theory, it would be confirmed. All the evidence has to be taken as a collective to see the entire picture.
  18. He's not ugly but he doesn't have Rhaegar's supposed beauty. His face is a bit hobbit-like. Even with a silver wig he's going to look like an extra from LOTR.
  19. Not according to the World Book: Aegon was still alive when Aerys named Viserys his heir.
  20. I can't quote it but the part where Aerys names Viserys as his heir is in the World of Ice and Fire. Need to check but I'm not sure if it was before or after the Trident, so at the very least he put Viserys ahead of Baby Aegon in the line of succession, and possibly Rhaegar too depending on the timing.
  21. We don't even know if it was daylight or moonlight, which kind of indicates that nobody in the books WAS looking or witnessed the actual event. We only have hearsay, which is biased depending on whose version it is, and none of those accounts came from people who encountered them on the road. And if nobody recognised Rhaegar, why would he need to hide his hair? Or maybe he did! There are no eyewitness accounts in the books, which means they either planned it so that they wouldn't need to disguise themselves, or they DID disguise themselves so cleverly that nobody saw them. I think you've proved the exact opposite of whatever it is you're trying to say
  22. Sorry, I'm not following. What does the SSM have to do with Dany and the TOJ? In the books I mean, not in your imagination.
  23. No, the king still has to legitimise the bastard. Ramsay became a Bolton only when Tommen decreed it. Aegon IV legitimised his own bastards, but regular lords can't do it themselves.
  24. How do you explain Alicent Hightower's dragon-riding children?
  25. "A love-struck prince". Rhaegar may have been working behind the scenes, cooking up schemes or whatever, but those are GRRM's own words. He says that Rhaegar being "love-struck" was one of the catalysts for all the chaos.