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  1. Angel Eyes

    Marrying for Love in Westeros?

    Would you rather an unhappy and unwilling wife do what Cersei did, have children with other men and sever the line of succession? Because that’s why the War of Five Kings broke out, because Cersei was unhappy with having Robert as a husband. That’s why Rhaenyra has a bad reputation, because her sons are not believed to be hers.
  2. You can blame the Greatjon on that one. If that’s what they were trying to do to silence the critics after the Ramsay/Sansa marriage, it failed miserably.
  3. Angel Eyes

    Marrying for Love in Westeros?

    I’m waiting for the rest of the books to form an opinion, if GRRm finishes the books.
  4. Angel Eyes

    Marrying for Love in Westeros?

    Except when the marriages go wrong, they go wrong, like succession crisis-causing, continent-wide civil war wrong. Of the marriages that came out of Robert’s Rebellion, Ned Stark’s marriage to Catelyn Tully seems to be the only one that didn’t end in one spouse killing the other and contributed to starting a continent-wide civil war.
  5. A couple of reasons why he ordered Gregor Clegane to rape Elia and smash her head: He's certainly not above such brutal orders, as ordering his garrison to gang-rape Tysha is evidence. He never forgets any slight, as evidenced with the Reynes and Tarbecks and sacking King's Landing. When confronted about the orders given to soldiers, he pussy-foots the issue; on the one hand he says to Tyrion that reining in soldiers is within the commander's responsibility, yet when Tywin's troops do similar things he says it's not his responsibility.
  6. Angel Eyes

    Marrying for Love in Westeros?

    It doesn't seem like there's much aim for compatibility in the arranged marriages, as evidenced by matches like Jon Arryn and Lysa Tully, or Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister. Lyanna Stark and Robert Baratheon would have likely gone very poorly judging by what we know of Lyanna's wilful personality and Robert's philandering; she could have wound up like Cersei. Likewise with Robert offering Ned a betrothal between Joffrey and Sansa; Robert knew what Joffrey was like, and yet put him with a girl he knew he'd abuse. Which is why Doran was an idiot for betrothing Arianne to Viserys. If Barristan knew of Viserys showing early signs of madness, there's no reason Elia couldn't. And Elia would have likely told Doran in letters. Wouldn't have let Viserys close to Arianne if he was going to treat her like Joffrey did Sansa.
  7. Angel Eyes

    Marrying for Love in Westeros?

    Is that sarcasm?
  8. Angel Eyes

    Illustration Errors

    So Viserys I wore the seven-jeweled crown of his grandfather Jaehaerys and Aegon V wore the gold band of Aegon I and Viserys II. How come they're both depicted as wearing the Valyrian Steel circlet with square rubies of Aegon the Conqueror? A mistake by the illustrator?
  9. Angel Eyes

    Why Daenerys as the Mad Queen?

    Sometimes I wonder why D&D wanted Daenerys as the Mad Queen who burned down King's Landing for Season 8, since we already had a Mad Queen in play who ticked a bunch of the boxes who's named Cersei. Paranoic? Check. Incestuous with sibling? Check. Liked to use wildfire? Check. Alienated a number of the highest lords in the land? Check. It would have been pretty consistent if we had Cersei be the Mad Queen and when Daenerys showed up with her dragon (or two), Cersei sets off the rest of the wildfire (dunno if Daenerys is immune), if they didn't want Daenerys on the Iron Throne.
  10. Angel Eyes

    Why Daenerys as the Mad Queen?

    Even then, I'm not sure if they played favorites. Cersei was sold short in Season 8; I would have had fun watching Cersei pull out a good fight scene vs Arya (and this would have been perfect pandering to Lena Headey considering her roles in films like 300: Rise of an Empire and Dredd). The Tyrells were also whitewashed, then they got wildfired. It ain't easy being green. Making Sansa the Queen in the North was not the right way to go about making up for the backlash, make no mistake; the best way would have been for her to find someone who didn't love her for her claim (and I'm not talking about Tyrion, The Hound or Littlefinger).
  11. Angel Eyes

    Why Daenerys as the Mad Queen?

    And I'm saying that it would have been easier to have Cersei as the Mad Queen.
  12. Angel Eyes

    Tysha - who is to blame?

    Well, there are quite a few examples of people in arranged marriages not loving each other in the books. Robert Baratheon's marriage to Cersei and Jon Arryn's marriage to Lysa Tully are some of the shining examples of arranged marriages gone horribly wrong. And then there's Ramsay's marriage to "Arya" really Jeyne Poole. Do you think that's a happy and loving marriage? Also, Lyanna Stark was quite unhappy about being betrothed to Robert; she could have ended up like Cersei: more snake than man, twisted and evil. Point is, it's very rare for an arranged marriage to work out well and when you find one that does, there are several that don't. Why do I speculate and turn characters into pantomime villains? Well, because of evidence and coincidence. It's all but stated Cersei murdered Melara after they heard Maggy's prophecy, and then there's all the people that she sends to be tortured by Qyburn in AFFC. She has Robert's bastards massacred in ACOK because they might be a threat, has the Kettleblack brothers murder two guards and the High Septon, and orders Jon Snow's murder even though the Night's Watch is supposed to be neutral.
  13. Why was it so important for Sansa to have independence for the North? Will the North have the same laws as the rest of Westeros? If they don’t, what’s stopping a lord from exercising First Night and creating another Ramsay? Will the North be alone in supplying the Wall? And when Sansa dies, there’s nobody to pass the throne to since there haven’t been separate branches of Starks for three generations. The North could degenerate into civil war if/when Sansa dies.
  14. These guys thought they were Sergio Leone. Very few could beat Sergio Leone in telling stories with just facial expressions (ie Harmonica's flashback in Once Upon a Time in the West), and they definitely could not; ie the camera focusing on Theon's face when Ramsay rapes Sansa (though grant you nobody wants to see what's happening to Sansa), so that the suffering is on Theon rather than Sansa.
  15. I guess that Jon, after learning this, assumed that Bran would show up again... at some point.
  16. So Reynard Reyne’s cunning is widely spoken of, but it really seems misplaced since the only person he dupes is the infamously naive Tytos Lannister, while he tries to make a deal with Tywin with no leverage. Doesn’t sound like he’s smart.
  17. Angel Eyes

    How likely is a Jon/Sansa match (aka Jonsa)?

    Neither did the daughter of Lord Whent.
  18. Angel Eyes

    How likely is a Jon/Sansa match (aka Jonsa)?

    Well, nobody in the main characters' group.
  19. Angel Eyes

    How likely is a Jon/Sansa match (aka Jonsa)?

    Well that's the thing isn't it? There's nobody right now who would be right for Sansa that isn't related to her.
  20. Angel Eyes

    How likely is a Jon/Sansa match (aka Jonsa)?

    I wouldn't be too fussed with characters like Podrick, maybe Edric Dayne (the latter might get points from Arya).
  21. Angel Eyes

    How likely is a Jon/Sansa match (aka Jonsa)?

    OTP to rule them all, OTP to find them, OTP to bring them all and in the darkness bind them...
  22. So say if Arya was a touch late with the catspaw dagger and Sansa is killed by wights; Tyrion can fight off wights but Sansa has no fighting skills whatsoever (big mistake Jon, Brienne and Arya to give examples). How would this impact events for the rest of Season 8?
  23. Why was it so important that the North is independent?
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