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  1. Except that the Targaryens were a ruling dynasty rather than a civilization. There are dynasties that are over a thousand years old in the real world. It might be more accurate to say the Valyrian freehold was going to eventually fall rather than choose one specific family. The Targaryens are special in this multi-volume tale. They are the light in this world of darkness.
  2. Yup I agree. I will even say some of Jon's decisions point towards insanity. The mission to hardhome is one such. We don't even need to mention the execution of Janos Slynt. That was crazy.
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    Robert Screwed Up After The Greyjoy Rebellion

    Robert had a big problem. He won his seat through rebellion. He can't very well say rebellion is illegal and punishable by death when he himself did it. I have a problem with Robert but at least he was not a hypocrite. I can give him that much credit. Balon rebelled and Robert had some sympathy because he too rebelled. Robert's administration had to be forgiving because there were still a lot of people who were loyal to the Targaryens. Jon Arryn the politician had to smooth things over. Jon was a political animal.
  4. Well-crafted storytelling. Ned, Robert, Jon Arryn, and Hoster were the old establishment who took down an even older establishment because they thought they could rule better. And they failed. These stooges destroyed Westeros and the blame for the Wot5Ks can partly be blamed on Robert, Ned, and Jon. Ned is our first view point into the sorry state of Robert's administration. He was also the conscience of this reign. He was one of the usurper's dogs. The usurper went and his dogs followed him to the grave. Hoster and Arryn were dogs too. It seems to me that the ones who want to break up Westeros are punished. They are divisive and the plot as written gets rid of them. Rhaegar, Rickard, Balon, Renly, Jon Snow, and Robb Stark were all in some shape or form trying to pull the land apart. Unintentionally on the parts of Rhaegar and Renly but their decisions would have caused the breaking of the land. In the case of Rhaegar it did. Their selfish actions caused their deaths.
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    The danger of Gerold Dayne

    Meaning what. He meant to annoy the Lannisters?
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    Why was Harrenhal built?

    Harren didn't build a fortress for a threat that won't come until 300 years. His ego made him do it.
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    Would a family therapist help the Greyjoys out?

    He beat his wife to death. For getting raped. That's Friday 13th bad.
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    Renly winning would have been a disaster.

    Indeed this is what happened. Westeros broke apart under the rule of the Baratheons.
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    Belief is not enough. The prince who was promised is a Targaryen and therefore the term is without gender. Maester Aemon is very well-educated. He now believes the promised one is Daenerys. I too believe she is the promised prince, Azor Ahai in other words. What Mellissandre believes is unimportant. Her lies will be slain. Daenerys Targaryen will slay those lies. How? She is Azor Ahai, not Stannis. The real heir to the iron throne, not Aegon Connington. She is the real Targaryen, not the false dragon who will make a claim later on.
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    The Carter Presidency And The Game Of Thrones

    Rickard Stark belongs on that list. He can't even manage his own children. His daughter ran off with a married man and caused embarrassment to the family. Brandon commits treason when he threatened to kill the Targaryens. Stark family issues keep dragging the north to war.
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    Does Asoiaf Have a True Protagonist? *SPOILERS*

    Right, and I think they will be just as deeply developed as the other main characters. We will know clearly their motivations for doing what they did. The OP used Tyrion as an example. It's built up hate and loathing. His perceived sense of having been mistreated all his life. Yet he is blind to the fact that he was living on his father's allowance up until he got accused of murdering Joffrey. Imagine a mature man living off his father and then killing that man.
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    Does Asoiaf Have a True Protagonist? *SPOILERS*

    Daenerys Targaryen is the true protagonists of the story. So yeah, there is a true protagonist.
  13. The Lannisters under Tywin gave them Riverun. I think they can be forgiven for letting that one slide. War is not good for business. And Walder is a good businessman.
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    Summer vs. Jaime Lannister

    He wouldn't be a Stark if he did this. The north remembers is about revenge. Bran will do what he can to get his revenge on Jaime even if he has to betray Brynden to do it.