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    Time to show your true colours

    A) Who is the "Hodded Man" in Winterfell? 3) Don't know. Someone waiting for the end of the mummer's show. Name doesn't matter. B ) Who wrote the Pink Letter 3 Someone else: Mance C) Rickon Stark, Shaggydog and Davos return alive from Skagos and Rickon is presented to Stannis and/or House Manderly 1 Yes. Expect to find Benjen there too. D) Jon Snow after the mutiny at the Night Watch 1 is dead and needs resurrection. But not by Melissandre E) Arya's killing of Raff the Sweetling (or someone from the entourage of Harys Swyft) was done on the orders of the Faceless Men 2 No F) Arya hears of or meets fArya (Jeyne Poole) 1 Yes. I expect at some point fArya dies and Arya uses her face. To kill someone. Ramsay for example. G) Jamie/Brienne Lady Stoneheart 1 Brienne and Jamie meet Lady Stoneheart and Jamie survives the meeting H) The boy with Jon Connington landing in Westeros in ADWD is Aegon Targaryen, the second child and only son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Princess Elia Martell 2 False, he is the son of Illrio and Serra, sister of Varys Blackfyre. I) Jon Snow’s true parentage 1 Rhaegar+Lyanna = Jon Snow J) Grey Scale will be transmitted by Jon Connington and/or Shireen Baratheon to other people 1 Yes. Both I believe Val was right. K) The outcome of the Battle of Ice (at the Crofters Village), the capture of Winterfell is not included 1 Stannis wins and survives. The Freys are all dead or prisoners. The Manderlys return with Stannis men disguised as Freys. When inside Winterfell, the mummer's show end. The Bolton, surprised and without allies are slaughtered. Ramsey escape, but not before killing his father. L) Who is the Harpy in Mereen? 2 Galazza Galare. Not that everyone else is not conspiring against or playing Dany. M) Robb’s will disinherits Sansa 1 Yes. But who care? Rickon is the heir. N) If Victarion orders the dragon horn (“dragonbinder”) to be blown, Victarion himself gains control over at least one dragon 2 False. Would have. But it will be Moqorro.
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    The Myth of the Self-made Person

    Jon has been raised by Ned. Has the reputation of honor of the Starks. I not the name. Is the prince promised. Some way has the backup of the Old Gods. who gave him Ghost There is no one more "gifted" than him. A bit of the same for Daenerys. Her dragons came from her magic. Not something everyone has. Some who did great starting from low: Davos and Mance.
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    Which are worse, Wildling, Ironborn or Dothraki?

    Dothrakis are the worst. They prey just because they can. They contribute nothing, care nothing. Ironborns (but not all) are just as much parasites. IIRC the children of their slaves are free and they have some laws. A step better. Some wildlings are as bad as the dothrakis. But otherwise they only aim to live free. The problem is how to be free and grant others their freedom too. Or accept others thinking differently. My feeling is the wildlings, the Free Folk, are at least seeking a better society. They need just the right rules to achieve better than the 7K feudal system.
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    Rugen is Varys

    I'm afraid it's only that. But I would prefer there was some logic behind. Or GRRM used another way, without such flaw, to grant Arya with 3 deaths from Jaqen.
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    Rugen is Varys

    I don't think Varys knows BR is still alive. Or would know enough of his plans to feel threatened. My understanding is Yoren customarily visit the castles and ask for recruiting the prisoners. For Jaquen and his pals, it was probably a death sentence or the NW. So not much of a choice. The prisoners are granted, unless special cases. Like Tywin wanting an example. Or Ned, unless he confesses his betrayal. In both cases the decision was taken by the Small Coucil. This case is narrated by Sansa GOT, Sansa III: So I don't think Varys has anything to do with it. IMO, an interesting question is what Jaquen was doing in KL. Was he caught trying to kill someone? Who? And surprising given the skills he demonstrated at Harrendal, and the FM in general. Or did he went to the Black Cells all by himself? For example, taking the face of the Lorathi criminal. Ned was the only important person in the BC. To kill him, or to have him evade? Anyway, it must have something to do with stealing something in the Citadel.
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    Dany's three betrayals

    I believe one treason will be Daario. Should be for gold. The last one, maybe Jorah (or someone else loving her). Killing or betraying her because she went mad in her path of Fire and Blood. Or Euron or the Red Priests did something to her and she must be stopped.
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    What if elia and children survive

    Illyrio and Varys Blackfyre / Brightfyre is not just a theory of mine. And how to explain Illyrio strategy with crazy Viserys and dothrakis savages, while he has fAegon in reserve? And the greatest care for the plight of Westeros commoners?
  8. There are plenty of things we don't know. And it is GRRM way of telling his story. We know however he believed in the prophecy of the PtwP and something about Ice and Fire. And we know by Melisandre that the PtwP is linked to the return of the LN. And therefore the Others. Given the current state of the NW, or if his prophecies included its failure (even Old Nan refers to this eventuality), or its inadequacy to deal with the LN, then Rhaegar would no more try to support it than the rule of his family. But we know next to nothing about Rhaegar's plans. So we can't say "we would know".
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    Did Ramsay actually geld Theon?

    This was exactly what I thought. But there is also this (Moat Cailin) : That other thing could be Theon's toy. But it is said as if it was no more important than toes and fingers? Maybe he is refering is his name, Theon? IDK.
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    GRRM WoW Twist

    I believe it was this quote. He was talking about his way of writing in general. Since this time, it's possible he changed a lot of things. But maybe not the twist. I still believe it's Barristan going to fAegon, the "true king". Dismayed by Daenerys' dothrakis, red priests and sellswords companies.
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    What would Barristan have done about the wildfire?

    Daenerys is his queen. Not Hizdahr. He believes he attempted to kill her and the dragons. Maybe Jaime could have played mummer with Aerys. But he is obviously not for subtleties. Without Pycelle, the city would have stood longer and Aerys got his orders. He killed one man to improve the chances of the others. But I agree, it pleased him to kill the mad king.
  12. The Long Night and the Others return prophecy was given 1000's of years before. So it's not one recent mistake which brought it. I believe Rhaegar did something he thought was necessary to survive the Others. For example, having the PtwP. Maybe the first mistake was First Men coming to Westeros. Or the Andals and their gods.
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    What would Barristan have done about the wildfire?

    I believe Barristan loves his oaths too much to interfere with orders. Even the KG at the TOJ named Jaime, their false brother, who would burn in seven hells. And Jaime had no choice. Had he not killed Aerys, the king would have ordered the first soldier, guard, servant to arrest or kill Jaime. And the order would have been followed. No one was going against the king, ever.
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    Events you are most looking forward to see in TWOW

    Val doesn't' want Shireen dead by cruelty. She seems absolutely sure and wants to protect everyone else. In absolute she is as major a character as Tormund. I believe she has not much screen time because GRRM is hiding her place in the end game. I believe she is one of the keys to the Old Gods and the Others. She knows much about them apparently. IMO, she is the White Melissandre, an Old God priestess.
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    Events you are most looking forward to see in TWOW

    No problem The line seems sometimes fuzzy to me too.