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    Supporting dead kings; defending Catelyn.

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  1. Renly's Banana

    What if Roberts' Rebellion failed??

    Regardless of who won, Aerys would not have remained the king for long. Rhaegar had been planning for a while to usurp the throne from his father by way of a council. Robert would most likely be executed (or go out fighting till his last breath as he'd prefer), but there's a strong chance Rhaegar could have pardoned Ned, Jon Arryn and Hoster for their "crimes." In fact, if Robert had died of some wound prematurely, that scenario would be even more likely. Together they would form the council that overthrows Aerys. Tywin would also undoubtedly back this up. Any lingering doubts that Ned may have would vanish once he meets with Lyanna.
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    Where does it begin, Pycelle?

    I don't think it's as complex as some would think. Pycelle is a man of the Citadel first and foremost, and that means he carries and represents all of the Citadel's goals in court (that is, the secret extinction of magic, dragons and presumably the Targaryens.) In Tywin he saw the perfect man fit to do this: A man of reason and cold logic who was leagues better than Aerys and his dipshit prophecy-obsessed son. That's why he was a Lannister man who defended them. And also a very good motive for Varys to kill him before Aegon picked up steam.
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    Stannis: Is there life in the old boy yet?

    Dany is shown many different visions that don't exactly have much to do with her. She also sees the Red Wedding, for example, which is completely unrelated to her. So a vision of Stannis as someone she has to "slay" could go either way. I don't care for Stannis, but I do hope he outlives his battle against the Boltons/Freys. Just anything to make it different than the slop the show gave us.
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    what would have happened?

    Tywin would still side with the rebels and would fight to be Hand immediately after Aerys dies. Ned might dispute this, but not badly enough to cause trouble, like in canon. King most likely becomes Viserys, actually. Robert was the glue holding that union, if he dies, none of the big parties would settle on one heir. Stannis would have very little rights or claims, since Robert never actually sat the throne, and -- again, like in canon -- nobody would want Stannis as king. I don't think even Stannis would want this (Storm's End would be his now). Both Tywin and Jon Arryn would want a young and pliable new Targaryen, and Tywin would marry his daughter to him, with Jon (and possibly Stannis) taking some role in the council. Ned goes back north, Viserys and Daenerys return to the capital, Dorne remains pissed. Same as it ever was.
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    Eye color is not as significant to the plot as

    Are you telling me not every person that has blue eyes and black hair is a Baratheon?
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    Any show-only scenes you wish were canon in the novels?

    The problem with all of those is that they would not be seen through any of our POVs. But if I had to pick, probably the Cersei/Robert stuff. Which could have been done as a flashback/memory passage in the latter books. There were a lot of good original scenes in those first couple seasons.. Back during better days.
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    wait jaime can't be warden of the west.

    I like this, actually. It's a pretty solid point to bring up, and one that was most likely true. Robert appreciates strength and skill above all else, and Jaime undeniably had both. That's the thing, though -- Robert didn't really care what Cersei wanted or did. Only when she argues with Ned do we see some semblance of neutrality from him. Otherwise, no. It also makes no sense for Tywin to want this for his son. Maybe it's jibe, maybe he's jivin', guess we'll see.
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    wait jaime can't be warden of the west.

    I dunno, I never understood this whole plan of Robert's. It seems incredibly stupid, even by Robert standards. Not only would it be an unprecedented and ridiculous promotion, but the Vale lords would NEVER have gone along with it. Sure he's their king and what he says goes, but why even risk it? Why piss off this huge and formidable kingdom right next to you for absolutely no reason? I doubt this was Tywin's notion, so it was probably Cersei's idea. Which makes even less sense. I dunno; I want to trust GRRM, but there are a few things in the first book that just don't jive with the rest of the established world and narrative.
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    cersie's psyche

    Meh, I actually think Rhaegar's death had very little impact on Cersei overall. Yes she had a girl crush on him growing up, but there's nothing to indicate this profoundly affected her or scarred her. In fact she even tells us herself she was over the moon when Tywin betrothed her to Robert, so her "mourning" seems to have been pretty short-lived. She loved the title of Queen more than she loved Rhaegar. I don't think Cersei suffers from any sort of mental illness, tbh. Maybe a touch of sociopathy, but so do half the characters. Like others have said, she's just a very narcissistic and shallow person who's not very smart and becomes paranoid over time.
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    A Dance of Dragons Full Political Map.

    A few nitpicks. The entirety of the North is officially under Bolton rule. So while we know Manderly (and a few others) hate him, they are all under his allegiance. Doran has also not joined Aegon, so Dorne needs to be under Lannister "influence." I would also say King's Landing is far more green than Sparrow or red.
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    Aegon Blackfyre or Aegon Targaryen

    @BricksAndSparrows That's a good catch. Yeah there are a lot of little hints like that about Aegon's identity.
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    Aegon Blackfyre or Aegon Targaryen

    Actually, if they thought he was only a Targaryen, their reaction would be a lot less welcoming. Most likely they wouldn't help him at all. Historically, their company has only served Blackfyres and FOUGHT Targaryens. That's why they were founded. The fact they already knew all about him before Connington arrived tells you that Illyrio has already spoken to them at length about something. They even entered into "a blood pact" -- whatever that means. The only one that seems to be out of the loop is Connington.
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    Nymeria Reborn

    I'm not sure we're ever gonna really see a parallel to Nymeria's story -- or if we're even meant to get one -- but I can definitely see some similarities between her and Dany. If/when she finally sails for Westeros, she'll be bringing dozens, if not hundreds of ships with her. And if she finds an alliance in Dorne, she'll be "marrying" the Martells.
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    Aegon Blackfyre or Aegon Targaryen

    True, but the risks are reduced if only the upper echelons of the Company knew about it. That is, Strickland, Lysono Maar, etc. As for the Blackfyre connection, it could go either way, Serra or Illyrio himself.
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    Aegon Blackfyre or Aegon Targaryen

    He never did. Like I said earlier, Viserys was named heir-apparent only after Rhaegar was dead and everyone was marching to KL. Aegon was skipped over and kept in KL with Aerys almost as a last petty vengeance, while Viserys was taken away. But by decree, neither Rhaegar nor Aegon were formally disinherited. And Viserys became "king" ONLY after Aerys and Aegon were both dead.