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  1. Brad Stark

    Heresy 222 vindication

    On this we disagree. It may be greenseer blood from their ancestors allowing the Starks to control the weather, but they aren't aware they are doing it.
  2. Brad Stark

    Heresy 222 vindication

    Absolutely agree. This fits with the weather tied to the Starks emotions. Things were going well and Winter was going forward to Spring, then Lyanna was captured and the Starks were furious and the weather changed.
  3. Brad Stark

    Heresy 222 vindication

    We probably covered this, but the Others returned in the first prequel, before Daenerys hatched the dragons. So we can say something caused magic to return and was responsible for both. But I don't think we can say the dragons caused the Others, even though everyone around Daenerys seems to attribute the return of magic to the dragons. I think Brandon and Rickard's death brought the Others back. Some part of the Starks seems to control the weather, tied to their emotions. The intense hatred and pain they must have felt when they died triggered something. And their death is similar to the 2 Kings prophesy.
  4. Brad Stark

    Heresy 222 vindication

    That's over a year away and he didn't actually promise he'd be done, only that he could be locked up if he isn't.
  5. Brad Stark

    Heresy 222 vindication

    Exactly
  6. Brad Stark

    Heresy 222 vindication

    The show gave us almost nothing on Bran's POV after BRs cave. Show Bran might have been happy or miserable, good or evil, we really don't know. We do have the original excerpt from GRRM before the first book. Bran originally seeks magic to walk again but then becomes interested in magic for it's own sake, basically Dr. Strange. Together with what we are told in adwd of Bran's power and importance, I'd assume he ends up neither helpless nor unhappy. My theory is future Bran, not Bloodraven, is the 3 eyed crow in his dreams. Future Bran deliberately causes Bran's fall - he literally chooses this path for himself.
  7. Brad Stark

    Heresy 222 vindication

    I always believed Shireen dreaming about dragons coming to eat her foreshadowed Melisandre burning Shireen to wake dragons from stone. Mel burning Shireen without her parents knowledge or permission doesn't have the same impact, and also sets Selyse and Stannis against Melisandre. I believe it will be Selyse who hands her daughter over to be burnt.
  8. Brad Stark

    Heresy 222 vindication

    I disagree. Who lives and dies easily could change and I felt we got a happily ever after from D&D not the bittersweet ending GRRM promised. Jon's Targaryen parentage did end up being very important, but possibly in ways that didn't D&D didn't anticipate. Suppose Bran didn't use all his time when he should have been preparing for the Night King talking about Rheagar. Suppose he even told Sam never to talk about it. Varys likely never dies and Jon doesn't have nearly as compelling a reason to kill Dany. Maybe Varys still tries to kill Dany and maybe he succeeds, otherwise Dany keeps the throne. Jon never rejoins the Night's Watch. Bran never becomes King. I doubt D&D considered it, but the whole thing could have been a plot by Bran to become King. The show completely missed the Azor Ahai / Prince who was Promised. It isn't Arya. The books refer to a Targaryen descendant, and if that's Jon, being Rhaegar's son is very important. It still could be Dany. I hate going back to J=R+L, Jova Snow's topic is more interesting.
  9. Brad Stark

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    You misunderstood. I meant after King's Landing is destroyed Westeros would go back to 7 separate Kingdoms like before the conquest - not that it would become a democracy.
  10. Brad Stark

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    I don't doubt there are some dark secrets in the Stark family, but doubt anything after Aegon's Conquest has spoilers for asoiaf. We did get a little bit of Cregan during FAB and are promised She Wolves of Winterfell. Overall, we have about 100 times more material on the Targaryens than the Starks. Even with multiple secrets to avoid, GRRM could write a lot more about the Starks than he did.
  11. Brad Stark

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    Important can mean different things. GRRM seems to have more of a passion for House Targaryen, at least it's historical members. As I said before, the significance of Rhaegar as Jon's father could simply be GRRM wanted a POV Targaryen without ties to the Iron Throne. But I agree, his Stark blood is more relevant to the plot.
  12. Brad Stark

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    If there is going to be a King is a big if. The show did away with the iron throne and King Bran the Broken could very well be D&D's Hollywood happily ever after. If there is a King, the Kingsguard will be chosen from the survivors, which might not leave many people to choose from.
  13. Brad Stark

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    Yes, I am assuming they said Lyanna. All the clues point that way, which until now, could have been misdirection. Of course, D&D could have guessed any other female character of the appropriate age and been correct by chance. That is why I said "doesn't leave much room" and not "proves beyond any doubt".
  14. Brad Stark

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    Just posted now. This doesn't leave much room for anyone other than Lyanna as Jon's mother.
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