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    Walder Frey versus Stoneheart's Merrymen

    Fine strategy. I like it. The Freys have the numbers to rid themselves of the bwb. Why they haven't done it doesn't make sense
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    Azor Ahai is a hero, not a villain

    Women are empowered in this story. The head of the dragon should be Daenerys instead of a man.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    This is George paying homage to Tolkien. They could have won the battles but that didn't force the sun to come back immediately. Those ancient versions of Azor Ahai lived through their long nights and all the while dreaming of spring. This neatly fits the title of the last book and my own belief that the story will end while the world is covered in darkness and the youngsters dream of spring.
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    House Targaryen, the First Family of ASOIAF

    I think the chances are better that he's not a Targaryen.
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    Daenerys, Quaithe, and Asshai

    Ghost Grass make fine salad. Seriously, maybe they have no way to stop it. Invasive weeds can be hard to control. Maester Aemon is pretty liberal and open-minded for a man in his line of work but Bloodraven is waaaay out there. I can almost understand why Bloodraven would choose to hide his existence from a maester. I mean, how well did he know Aemon? Or maybe he did know Aemon very well and reasoned the man could not be trusted. This is from BR's point of view. Many believe Bloodraven works for the Others and he's just screwing with Bran. Asshai is what will happen to King's Landing, I think. I don't mean the poisoned environment but the loss in population and the setback. The gods want to humble the humans, though they are not supposed to play a role.
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    Greywater Watch

    Or they're just not ambitious enough to play the game. Different values, different priorities. Perhaps they're content to live in the bogs and do not desire castles. Nicely discussed. The Freys are entrepreneurs who tamed the river with their great bridge. The crannogman live with nature. It's not that one is right and the other wrong but I can see where their goals will conflict.
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    House Targaryen, the First Family of ASOIAF

    The Targaryens are the most important family in the story. Their history is enough to have a major portion of TWOIAF devoted to them. And if the theory holds true that the Targaryens can trace their lineage back to the rulers of the Great Empire of the Dawn, then that makes them royalty right from the start. I don't think Jon Snow is a Targaryen.
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    House Targaryen, the First Family of ASOIAF

    The Targaryens are the most important family in the novels. No doubt about that. The rise of a new empire "built on a foundation of freedom instead of slavery" could become Dany's crowning achievement. Nobody is in a position to end slavery and I don't think anyone else is motivated to help the slaves except Dany. She is the only proven monarch whose lineage can be traced back to one of the ruling families of the Freehold. I hope she decides to make a claim for all of the lands that once belonged to the Freehold and rule over as its Empress. I don't really care about what happens to Westeros. I don't have a problem if Aegon/Young Griff wants the Iron Throne. Essos is bigger and a more developed continent that I find more interesting.
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    How far will Arya go to kill her enemies?

    I would like to recommend a show on Netflix to all of you. The Chalet. https://www.netflix.com/Title/80232914 There is no such thing as revenge without collateral damage.
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    The future Lord of the Crossing

    Catelyn Stoneheart already killed a lot of Freys. Manderly killed and ate three. It should stop there. Spilling more blood is not helping anybody. I would like to see Big Walder, the skinny boy fostered in Winterfell, to take up the lordship of the twins.
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    In defense of Lady Lysa Arryn

    I'm with you. Hoster was not a good father. Risking the life of his daughter to find a better match that served his interests. He's not alone in that but we are discussing him on this thread.
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    In defense of Lady Lysa Arryn

    Lysa, Lysa. Poor Lysa. Lysa, Sansa, and Catelyn are all tools used by Littlefinger. LF knows the right buttons to push to get the Tully girls and Sansa to do his work. Sansa is still part Tully, by the way. A mother can surely be forgiven for defending her child. Jon was set on sending Robert away and maybe killing him was the only way to stop it, gods be damned. Staying out of the fight is usually smart even if it's not honorable. But it is hard to excuse Lysa for writing that letter of accusation. That was a big lie. The Starks and the Lannisters would have gone to war even without that malicious letter though. Jaime crippled Bran and the truth will come out. The Starks are not going to let that go and Tywin is not going to allow Jaime to get punished. War will happen even without Lysa and Littlefinger. Sure, LF pointed the guilt to Tyrion. He pointed to a different Lannister is all he did. The Lannisters still crippled Bran. You can forgive some of Lysa's decisions but you cannot forgive all of them. It's not take all or take nothing. We can be intelligent about this and still judge her fairly.
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    Why people hate Dany, but love Arya?

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    The Trial of Roose Bolton

    Anything less than Warden of the North is a let down for Roose Bolton. He has the Dreadfort and Winterfell. Losing one is a set back.
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    The Trial of Roose Bolton

    He was following orders. Robb Stark was actively engaged in rebellion. It was Roose Bolton's responsibility to take down a rebel. That he did so is proof of his loyalty to the crown. He should not even be on trial. So who would be the lord of winterfell? Don't tell me it's Jon because that would be a travesty to justice after the debacle that he caused at the wall with the rescue-Arya-mission. A man like Mance Rayder got away with crimes against the realm and Roose Bolton is on trial for killing a rebel. I don't think this has much chance of happening.