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  1. Here's Looking At You, Kid

    Daenerys Targaryen is most like Prince Daemon Targaryen 

    I have to say. You present an interesting question. Each woman has her talents. Allysanne is a little softer. I am basing that on my reading of F&B. I am not finished with the book. Allysanne might have gone along with the Dothraki custom and accepted a life in Vaes Dothrak. My reading of Allysanne is this. Allysanne is better in a supporting role. Daenerys is better in the leading role. Which is why so many of us love Dany. I like Allysanne too for a different reason. I am also unsure whether Allysanne is strong enough or resourceful enough to adjust to the Dothraki way of life. And Khal Drogo. Then there is the matter of the dragons. Those eggs would not have hatched for Allysanne. They have different challenges. Allysanne's were mainly political. They had the kingdom already built and handed to them.
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    About the Trident

    The fact that Rhaegar and the future usurper fought for so long meant that everyone on that battlefield was aware of the duel. A lot was at stake. A great dynasty that built the kingdom was at stake. The Targaryens had more to lose than the lesser houses they were fighting. Which is why Rhaegar was a fool to engage Robert in single combat. Brave, yes. Honorable, no. The person leading the battle has a responsibility to his side to give them the best chances of victory. Engaging the enemy in single combat might be admirable (I don't think so) and it might be honorable (I don't think so) but it is a foolish move. I would choose to follow Queen Daenerys into battle before Rhaegar. She has a better understanding of what it takes to win.
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    Jon Snow's death

    Indeed, that is the reason Ramsay threatened the NW. It was Jon's fault. Jon made it his business to take Arya away from Ramsay. Which is a violation of NW vows. That is interference in things he had no business in. What Jon did is actually a lot worse than what his apologists are claiming. He let his personal bias affect his judgment. He carried out his revenge when he killed Janos Slynt for a comparably trivial offense while later forgiving Mance Rayder for his. Remember, Mance Rayder is still a sworn brother of the NW. It was treason for Jon to order him to carry out an illegal mission. Mance also broke guest rights when he murdered Roose Bolton's servants. To top that off, Jon was planning to lead the wildlings out of Castle Black to attack Roose Bolton.
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    Lords and Kings of Westeros after A Song of Ice and Fire

    The story will end while the season is still in winter. Who or what will rule depends on how much of the land is covered in ice. But to simplify the discussion, the Others will rule all of the land covered by snow. The Others and their minions, the Starks, will dominate the frozen areas of the land. They will rule the dead land during this period of darkness. Daenerys will rule most of Essos. There she will await the end of winter.
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    The North does not need the Other Regions

    The chances of a working agriculture is greater in the south. Winter will not hit the south as hard as it will hit the north. It is rather foolish to think the north will be self-sufficient during a winter that will last for decades. The most probable event will be the migration of the few surviving northerners to the south. The northerners will abandon their lords and move southwards soon after their bellies start doing their fine imitation of Mick Fleetwood's drums. People want to overlook this fact. Those soon to be skinny northmen will walk to the south and they better hope the Lord Of The Crossing will be generous enough to allow them passage.
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    Does Asoiaf Have a True Protagonist? *SPOILERS*

    Daenerys Targaryen became important when George started writing A Game of Thrones. Her importance was and is clear from the very beginning.
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    The Carter Presidency And The Game Of Thrones

    He'll never be father of the year but if he worked in a corporate setting, sure, he might get Administrator Of the Year award. I agree with you. He had no right to do that to Tysha. Well, he did legally, but morally, no. He put his pride ahead of his son's happiness. Though happiness is not the most important duty for Tyrion. Okay, let's talk about Randyll Tarly. The man had a responsibility to his people (peasants and farmers) to make sure that the future lord is a strong man. Someone who can maintain order and carry out justice. He owed it to them to give them a lord who can protect them from harm. That future lord is not going to be Samwell. My only criticism of Tarly is his refusal to allow Samwell to join The Citadel. It's foolish pride in my opinion. Walder Frey leads a much richer house than the Tarlys and he doesn't have a problem letting his sons join The Citadel. Maegor was facing a threat from a militant religious group. Harsh action was needed.
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    Does Asoiaf Have a True Protagonist? *SPOILERS*

    Does Asoiaf Have a True Protagonist? *SPOILERS* A true protagonist? Sure there is a protagonist. To me, that is Daenerys. Other fans can nominate the likes of Tyrion, Barristan, Brienne, etc. Our author put a lot of grey in the main characters and all the protagonists will have some grey in them. George likes color. But that doesn't mean it's all relative. There are defined good people as well as bad. Most will be somewhere in the middle. I too believe Daenerys Targaryen is the main character of the novels. Now on that idea, I believe both sides of the plot are equally important. I enjoy Essos a lot more because the characters that I like are there. But what is happening in the west is equally important. It's the climate shift that will drive people to seek refuge in the east. I beg to differ. Dany has always been important. Starkz, it is accurate to say that you and I are not going to agree on much of anything regarding this story and the characters. And that's alright. We will just have to be on opposing sides all the time. I'm fine with that.
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    What is worse?

    Yes and it saved many innocent lives. The rw minimized the loss of innocent lives. Those that got killed were soldiers. They are not innocent. It was a cleverly efficient war tactic. Catelyn got herself killed when she killed Aegon Frey. That's like saying Ned doesn't care about Robb because he had other sons. Walder took his time in preparing Ser Stevron to succeed him. He taught Stevron the importance of taking care of family. All that preparation went down the drain when the Starks dragged war into his doorsteps and forced him to choose. Then they betrayed him.
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    Were Ned, Robert and Jon Arryn the villains of the rebellion?

    Robert's reign is not going to be remembered more fondly than the reign of Aerys. Robert's reign will be remembered as the time when Westeros went downhill. House Baratheon will be remembered negatively for their mismanagement of the kingdom.
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    The two big endgame prices

    The first prize at the end is freedom for the slaves in Essos. Second prize is survival of humans in Westeros.
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    Tyrion, the lord of chaos

    Disrupt - To cause chaos. To interrupt. Tyrion was supposed to involve himself in a love triangle between Jon Snow and Arya Stark. He gets her pregnant and Jon gets jealous. Aegon was the right suitor for Dany. Tyrion gave the lad some very bad advice and pushed him to go to Westeros without her. King's Landing was ready for Stannis to pluck. Tyrion's wildfire stopped Stannis. The Lannisters were strengthening their hold on Westeros until Tyrion killed the patriarch on the toilet. Moqorro Dragons. Dragons old and young, true and false, bright and dark. And you. A small man with a big shadow, snarling in the midst of all. The Dragons Daenerys Aegon Brynden Rivers Stannis (he's a trickle but if you interpret dragon liberally, yeah) Jon Snow (if he is the son of Rhaegar) Maester Aemon Septa Lemore (if she is Shiera) We've assumed he will involve himself with the dragons. I am no longer sure it means only that. The last words [in the midst of all] is more encompassing. Tyrion will be involved in the affairs of many people in addition to the dragons. I don't think Theon Greyjoy is the Gollum here. It's Tyrion. He's the disruptor. The one who will bring chaos to the plot. This story may allow enough time for Arya to reach the age to bear his child and it will cause drama with the Starks. He's married to the elder sister and the older half-brother is in love with her. That's the kind of drama that wins Oscars.
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    Arthur Dayne?

    I can't recall who made that popular. It sounds like Order of the Green Hand.
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    Fake Aegon, Real Aegon, and Quentyn Martell

    If playboy Daario can dye his hair? You know what I mean. But seriously folks. It is my opinion that Aegon is true. I know, he could be a Blackfyre and I admit that. Varys had no call to lie about it to Kevin.
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    Just an observation...

    I'm in the middle of another discussion. Check out the thread on Ned, Robert, and Jon. Whether they were the villains during the rebellion.