Everything posted by RainwoodOwl
Good effort finding connections for a Lemore = Elia theory. I think this is a lot more promising than some theories proposing Lemore = Ashara. Yet, I ultimately lean toward Elia and Aegon being dead. Maybe the Mountain is lying when he confesses in front of the KL court that he murdered Elia and her children during Tyrion's TBC but I find that unlikely. It also undermines the Dornish plot lines in a big way. It would at least diminish Doran's grievances against the Lannisters. Maybe Elia disappeared and has lived secretly without Doran's knowledge, again I find it unlikely. Certainly not impossible though.
Yes - Clubfoot is an intriguing character, not easy to comprehend especially with lack of POVs in F&B. There are good arguments to be made for Otto and Alicent Hightower in terms of fomenting the coup and starting the Dance. Regarding brutality of the war itself, probably Criston Cole or the Betrayers. If one could reduce everything to a pivotal turning point, it was definitely Aemond's kinslaying at Storm's End that made war inevitable. I have less sympathy for arguments blaming Rhaenyra. What she blameless? No, but she was named heir by the Viserys and affirmed by the nobility in 105 AC.