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  1. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    I disagree. We have no reason to believe that Rhaella was faithful, and given the way Aerys treated her, she'd have every reason not to be. We can probably assume they had sex at least twice a year, or Aerys would be more than just suspicious.
  2. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    Fixed
  3. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    Aery's real turning point into madness was his capture during the Defiance of Dunkensdale in 277, and even after that he only got worse gradually. Jamie and Cersei were born in 266 and Tyrion in 273, so if he fathered any of them, he was much more sane than at the end of his life. Aerys also had many lovers and lost interest quickly, probably a very different relationship than with his wife.
  4. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    I've posted a lot about Dany's parents not being who she thinks, but a few key points: Her name is associated with Dorne and she looks like Ashara. Rhaella had trouble getting pregnant and carrying to term, which seemed to get worse as time went on. Yet she is pregnant from one chance with a husband who otherwise lost interest in her, exactly at the latest possible time.
  5. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    We are missing some key elements of Syrio's story. His job is to protect the Sealord, but somehow he ends up hired by Ned in King's Landing. Ned later regrets his decision and says pretty much anyone could train Arya. Then we have the mystery of how a Faceless man got into the black cells, the same man who takes an interest in Syrio's protégé. The obvious interpretation is Syrio was captured and sent to the black cells after his fight with the wooden sword. But either way we have a lot unanswered.
  6. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    Jojen's omission is almost proof of Jojen paste.
  7. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    It is evidence either Aegon survived or someone is pretending to be Aegon, the 2nd I still think is more likely.
  8. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    A careful reading points to both j=r+l and Aegon being fake. That doesn't mean both are true, but if they aren't, they are twists, which GRRM knows every story needs. But it does mean GRRM didn't come up with Aegon to throw people off j=r+l, because if he did that, we'd have more clues pointing to Aegon being real than fake. My initial expectation was Aegon just looked Targaryen and would end up dragon food after gaining support. But now I wonder if he isn't descended from Aegon the Conqueror even if he isn't who he says. He could end up one of the heads of the dragon.
  9. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    GRRM's said the show and books would end the same way with the same person on the iron throne. Again, can't find the interview.
  10. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    Balerion was well over 100 during the Conquest and was still getting bigger and stronger. If the Dragons play an important part of the final battle, it is a let down to have three barely big enough to ride - we need a dragon in its prime. The whole story is more interesting if at least one dragon dies, and Rhaegal has coloring that is foreshadowed to go badly for Dany. Sheepsteeler, Cannibal and possibly Morning are unaccounted for, almost the right age to be in their prime. And we have the dragon that Summer saw coming out of the crypts.
  11. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    Has Dany ridden Viserion or Rhaegar? She seems much more bonded to Drogon. I wonder if they make it to the end. I think they need 3 dragons, but Dany's are too young and only Drogon will survive and 2 new ones will show up.
  12. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    I don't see major changes due to the show. He finished Dance of Dragons when the first season came out. He should have had lots written for Winds of Winter before the show got there. He isn't going to start over or do major rework just to be different. But he may have intentionally mislead the show or omitted material. And the show is necessarily different having fewer characters and much simpler plot.
  13. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    I thought there was more... There is no history/precedent for someone warging a dragon. There is a rich history of the mythical bond between dragon and rider. There have been instances of dragons responding to their riders even from very far away (hmm) which shows it is a true and very strong bond. We will learn more about this.
  14. Brad Stark

    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

    I am looking for an SSM related to the difference between dragons and other creatures. Someone asked GRRM if it was possible to skinchange a dragon. GRRM said there are things about dragons people forgot, and while it isn't impossible, it would be different and more difficult than skinchanging a wolf or other animal.
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    Heresy 214 The Last Heretic

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