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  1. I would expect that someone would concede their inheritance to another heir (most likely a woman), or their children would inherit different Houses. Houses in Westeros don't merge.
  2. According to TWOIAF, the Andals didn't really shape the Westeros as much, the only real thing they brought in was religion. So I expect Westeros would be similar to what it is, except the Old Gods being the dominant religion everywhere, not just in the North.
  3. Don't see it happening. Once Cersei is taken out of the picture, there is no one from the Lannisters left who is interested in IT.
  4. It can only be beneficial if the parents don't have any bad recessive genes which is not realistic.
  5. In Westeros a house name is carried by sons and heirs. By Westerosi customs a land or a castle cannot change it's ruling family naturally through inheritance, only through usurpation or by a decision of a king/higher lord. So anyone who inherits, say, the North, is retaining or gaining a Stark surname no matter what. If a heir is a daughter, her husband gets her surname and not other way around, like what happened during a Lannister history; if a heir is a bastard, he gets legitimised and gets the surname like what was discussed about the Hornwood issue; if a heir is a member of another house, he changes his surname, like we know would happens if Harry Hardyng inherits the Vale. So if the story of Bael the Bard was true, his son was as true Stark as any others because he legitimately inherited the North as a Stark through his mother.
  6. Arya fighting on equal terms with Brienne? Yeah, right. "There are always lessons in failures", bragged Jaime in the last episode referring to being ambushed by Robb, and then gets ambushed in the very next episode. I facepalmed hard after Jaime and Bronn decided to take out their anti-dragon ballista only after a dragon burned half of their army. Shouldn't that be your very first action when you are facing a dragon?
  7. Bran describes the First Keep as a squat round fortress, from which you can reach the broken tower: "That brought you up to the blind side of the First Keep, the oldest part of the castle, a squat round fortress that was taller than it looked. Only rats and spiders lived there now but the old stones still made for good climbing. You could go straight up to where the gargoyles leaned out blindly over empty space, and swing from gargoyle to gargoyle, hand over hand, around to the north side. From there, if you really stretched, you could reach out and pull yourself over to the broken tower where it leaned close. " So no, they are not one and the same.
  8. It's in the books that Casterly Rock is the strongest castle in Westeros that you can't take even with dragons. In the show it's a regular castle, so Jaime could have expected that with enough force and with not enough people defending it the castle would fall. And yes, Tyrion did hype the castle as one that has never fallen but considering that it was his father that built it, I am not sure if anyone even tried.
  9. You should reread the scene again, Cersei and Jaime were not in the tower they were in the First Keep: "Bran was moving from gargoyle to gargoyle with the ease of long practice when he heard the voices. He was so startled he almost lost his grip. The First Keep had been empty all his life."
  10. Cersei was accused of regicide and deicide and I am sure it was mentioned in the letter. The punishment for such crimes is undoubtedly death and Jaime definitely understood that.
  11. Sure. "He would have to face her, he supposed. Assuming the High Septon had not put her to death by the time he got back to the city."
  12. Jaime later wonders if High Septon haven't killed Cersei already so he definitely understood in what kind of danger Cersei was. Regarding Jaime in the show overail, I think it is really overthinking when you try to explain why in the show he acts differently than in the books - that he is different because Cersei is different, because he doesn't know as much as in the books, because his circumstances are different and so an on. While this is all true, it is all irrelevant in front of one main simple reason - Show Jaime and Book Jaime are simply different people. Show one doesn't act like book Jaime, he doesn't think like one, he doesn't even talk like one, they just have different personalities and hence behave differently and that's all there is. And while subjectively I am very upset of the change, objectively it is fine as long as show Jaime is consistent within the series. Although I don't think he is. I just don't believe that the one we see in current episodes is the same person from seasons 1 to 3. The writers have made him way too different.
  13. Cersei has to be strong enough to be a challenge to Dany so the potential repercussions of blowing up the sept had been ignored. Dany coming to Westeros and conquering it with no difficulty is not a good TV, according to the show writers. That's all there is,really.
  14. I didn't really have an impression that Cersei had any personal hatred towards Starks, to me it was just Cersei being Cersei who is extremely mean to almost everyone overall. For example, she didn't hate Sansa before Joffrey's death and her escape, she actually thought she was being nice to her. In reality she wasn't, of course, but Cersei genuinely believed she was.
  15. Well, your bias is too strong to explain anything to you. I mean, this is an example of your bias: You claim here that Cersei saying that she never felt good with anyone but Jaime somehow proves the point that she she slept with Lancel for comfort. How, I don't know, but you still say it does. Well it's not about feeling guilty what is I am talking about. I talk about feeling craven. 'Craven' and 'guilty' are not synonyms and I absolutely disagree that from what you've described you can feel craven. I don't see what's confusing here. Thinking that confessing about all Kettleblacks is too much means that she didn't sleep with all of them no matter how you look at it. So, is it it? Is this the point that would prove you that Cersei is that stupid? Really, I am kinda tired of arguing about all that so I'll stop. You should really reread the books, the amount of mistakes you make is simply too big. Yes, Cersei flat out thinks in the books that Taena is in love with her.