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  1. Elisabetta Duò

    Unpopular Opinions?

    agreed
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    Unpopular Opinions?

    Me neither. And I find the "cinderella" part of his story (being the Targaryen heir... not yet relevaled in the books but pretty much sure) very boring.
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    Unpopular Opinions?

    same
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    Minor characters/plots you care in asoiaf

    Garlan Tyrell + within the minor-but-not-100%minor storylines, Bronn and Podrick I also wish we knew more of Genna Lannister
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    Who is the luckiest character in ASOIAF?

    oh yes because surviving 394876929 murder attempts like Dany is not 'lucky', having somebody who comes to rescue you (without you even asking or knowing) is not lucky... etc. plus, coming out against odd situations alive is not luck in itself.. it depends on why and how you came out ... at times Tyrion came out because of luck (greyscale... IF he won't get belated greyscale), at times because he he earned it (trial in the Vale, for example) .. if he is able to convince other people of his reasons, if he creates a third way, if he is able to trick other people into help him or to convimce other people to help him, that is not 'luck', that is ability.
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    Who is the luckiest character in ASOIAF?

    I find kinda funny that people mention Tyrion and his 'plot amor' when we have characters who went into fire and came out unburned and somehow survived multiple assassination attempts since they were born (Dany) and always get immedate and faithful help from people they didn't even had to convince to help them (Barristan traveling half the world just to go and help Dany, Jorah hopelessly in love, etc.) or characters who died and literally resurrected (not yet.. but nobody thinks Jon won't come back) and always manage to get power because other people hand it to them on a silver plate, when the rest of the world works hard for it (but they're too noble to ever want power, they reclutantly accept it when offered 'cause well). Actually Tyrion is frequently unlucky (as he said ironically, 'i was born lucky'...) he's misjudged because of his dwarfism, hated by his family, betrayed by Jamie, lost his first wife, framed for Bran's murder attempt, framed for Joffrey's murder, etc.) and his supposed 'luck' - which is always saving himself from some sudden unlucky twist - partly is not even luck (when he talks himself out of situations or convince other people to play for him or with him, that's persuasive skills and talent, not luck), partly it's 'realistic' luck... he is never saved by miracles, magic, superpowers, dragons, somebody who is helplessly in love with him and other plot devices like those ones... he's the guy who surives a car accident, the neighbour who was out when the electrical system of his flat collapsed, the guy who was late at work the day the twin towers fell, the guy who comes back from Yemen because they killedx the other obstage.
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    ghost of high heart prophecy

    The first part refers to Sansa's hairnet of amethysts being used to poison Jeoffrey. The second part already happened if we stick to a literal interpretation.. it was when Sweetrobin ruined Sansa's snow castle (representing Winterfell) with his doll saying "tromp tromp I'm a giant!", play-acting... and she broke said doll out of anger, seing Winterfell ruined. Methaporically, tho, it probably refers to something that has still to happen... likely, it means that Sansa will be the reason behind Littlefinger's demise (directly or indirectly) and it will happen in Winterfell. Littlefinger is the most likely candidate be the Giant because: as the most likely candidate to be the Giant, because: - the sigil of his house was the Titan of Bravoos which in AFfC is described as “a giant as tall as a mountain” and 'savage' might refer to his being without any moral code; - Sansa pretends to be Littlefinger's daughter Alayne and one of the Westeros - Bravoos ships (the same one Arya took to flee and reach Bravoos) is called the Titan's daughter. GRRM cared to specify that Brienne, in her wandering around looking for Sansa, spots just the Titan’s daugther ("her interest was in the larger ships that plied the stormy waters of the narrow sea. Half a dozen were in port, though one, a galleas called the Titan's Daughter, was casting off her lines to ride out on the evening tide"); - when Sansa is building the Winterfell snow castle that later Sweetrobin will destroy, Littlefinger acts like a giant on the snow model of Winterfell Sansa has built: "Littlefinger stroked his chin, where his beard had been before Lysa had asked him to shave it off. "The glass was locked in frames, no? Twigs are your answer. Peel them and cross them and use bark to tie them together into frames. I'll show you." He moved through the garden, gathering up twigs and sticks and shaking the snow from them. When he had enough, he stepped over both walls with a single long stride and squatted on his heels in the middle of the yard. Sansa came closer to watch what he was doing. His hands were deft and sure, and before long he had a crisscrossing latticework of twigs, very like the one that roofed the glass gardens of Winterfell. "We will need to imagine the glass, to be sure," he said when he gave it to her" - the following passage seems to be highly symbolic too: after Sansa has "killed" the doll ripping his head off, she further savages it and there is a totally unnecessary description (= GRRM placed it there for some other reason) of how the 'giant' dies: "she picked up a broken branch and smashed the torn doll's head down on top of it, then pushed it down atop the shattered gatehouse of her snow castle. The servants looked aghast, but when Littlefinger saw what she'd done he laughed. "If the tales be true, that's not the first giant to end up with his head on Winterfell's walls": I think that's how Littlefinger will die (literally or not)...and he won't be laughing by then; - Sansa doesn't doesn’t know the role Littlefinger played in Ned’s death (and indirectly, in her mother's and Robb's) - besides framing her own husband for Bran's attempted murder - and if she knew all this, she would have an obvious reason to kill him (other reason would be if he betrayed her or Jon or if he crossed lines with her that she doesn't want him to cross). This goes well with the fact that when Sansa "kills" Sweetrobin's doll, she acts like that because "a mad rage seized hold of her": I guess knowing Littlefinger betrayed Ned would bring up exactly a rage like that…and having his head on a Winterfell spike (literally or not) would symbolically match Ned’s head on one KL’s spike. He’s going to die in Winterfell as a Stark revenge for what he did to Ned, the Lord of Winterfell, in King’s Landing. This is the most convincing theory imo. Other theories include Tyrion or the Mountain being the Giant. The first one because he's called the 'giant of Lannister' and Aemon called him 'giant', the second theory assumes that the the Giant of this prophecy is the same Stone Giant Bran dreams of (" giant in armour made of stone, but when he opened his visor, there was nothing inside but darkness and thick black blood") = the mountain as Robert Strong.
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    [Book Spoilers] Jaime & Brienne- What's going on?

    Well to me Jamie/Brienne and SanSan are quite different things for many reasons (intent of the Author, character development, influence of the characters on each other, outcome and others), but I don't wanna go into it (I'm not willing to start an off topic discussion about it... first because it's off topic - I mention it because somehow SanSan has been mentioned in this Jamie Brienne topic - and second, for personal reasons). Just pointing out that 'to everyone their own opinions' but it's not a similitude everyone agrees on (except for the obvious beauty/beast nod).
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    [Book Spoilers] Jaime & Brienne- What's going on?

    Yeah, that would be frustrating indeed.
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    [Book Spoilers] Jaime & Brienne- What's going on?

    Same. I would love for them to make it, but i don't think they will (at least in the books, likelly in the show too). My prediction ... I think Jamie will end up dead (possibly in different moments in the books and the show... now the show will be more conventional about that i guess, but i think in the books it's even possible Jamie doesn't get full closure with his brother or with Brienne, maybe he won't even meet them, because that's what happens in life, especially if he dies murdering Cersei / committing some sort of sacrifice and/or murder-suicide: "we will leave this world together, as we once came into it... I cannot die while Cersei lives. We will die together as we were born together.") while Brienne will survive and in the end, she will lkely take what was Jamies place as Lord Commander of the King(Queen)sguard. That role defined Jamie's life for better and for worse and in a depressing way, it's kinda 'romantic' that she - who represents the kinight in the shining armor more than any man could ever do and who is the only living person (along with Tyrion) to recognize some inner honor in him and not judge him from the outside as a kingslayer because of Aerys - takes his place. I can already picture her in a room, alone and thoughtful/moved, while she adds the lines about Jamie heroically dying to save the Kingdom to the White book of the Kingsguard.
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    Tyrion + Sansa potentially Reunite

    Same, it will be worse.
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    Tyrion + Sansa potentially Reunite

    I agree, that Arya part was terrible (and she's a character I like, so…) and also I found disappointing Tyrion's storyline in S6 and the way the approached Jon post-death. I think resurrecting should leave deeper scars, I'm sure in the books it will. They truly changed a lot of stuff in the tv show and cut a lot of 'greyness' .. they santified Shae, making it look as if she was in love with Tyrion when in the books she's not, just to make the watchers 'feel' her death more, they cut off all the part where Tyrion was a sucicidal mess, they made Jamie less grey (left out Tysha hence Jamie is still the perfect big brother, the perfect lover to Cersei till the day she gets mad, the honorable platonic lover of Brienne, etc.), they made the hound way less violent and messed up, they made Daenerys less deluded than she in the books, Theon comes out as a more sympathetic character than in the books as well, Littlefinger is less subtle than in the books, Sansa' story has been changed a lot, Catelyn didn't push Ned to accept his porition as Hand as she did in the books, etc. .. the only character who truly stayed the same is poor Ned, xd. I am annoyed by occasional bad writing but as for the rest, I don't really mind, because it's a great tv show and still a tv show.. and tv shows have their own rules and we know those rules in advance. I can enjoy both the books and the show. I even watched some Brienne/Jamie and Sansa/Tyrion on YT (that was my lowest point, I know). At times, the tw show, tho partly different from the books, is even useful to adjust our theories: for example, I had been convinced Tyrion would ride Viserion. Now, after the last GoT season, I think I was probably mistaken and he might ride Rhaegal instead. I tend to think Sansa will be ok. It seems GRRM completely changed her outline, so I can see her surviving (you never know with GRRM but you see what I mean). Tyrion is my fave character but I'm kinda prepared for the worst, I'm used to see them die (JKR killed both my faves -.-)
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    Tyrion + Sansa potentially Reunite

    I've always thought she would be LF's demise, I never considered it was something they would do togehter... I should think about it, thanks for the imput. I've read somewhere (I don't remember where... I wish I could find it) that GRRM said it will take Tyrion at least half TWOW in order to decide he actually wants to live ... so I expect him to be in a bad state of mind for a while. I guess it's kinda realistic, in that situation you don't recover in a snap of fingers. I can see him dying at the very end too... I would prefer him to survive but the author does as he likes. if he dies, i hope his arch will be satisfactory at least. Definitely there is some unfinished business with Sansa and him, I've already said why I think there might be potential for them to be allies/partners but whatever is the road GRRM choses for them (positive or negative) he has to close that circle.
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    Tyrion + Sansa potentially Reunite

    That would be amazing. I doubt it will happen, but I could do with 3 (like the year following the last Got season?) xd
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    Tyrion + Sansa potentially Reunite

    I've said I wouldn't reply further and I won't for the reason I've explained, but this is just a 'technical' detail. My quote "Little lord Tyrion was kinder" etc. is actually from book 6 as I said, it's her POV. GRRM released some chapters from the upcoming book, you may find them on his website or just gooling around.
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