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    An Evil Name

    Preston Jacobs and the Bastard Gate theory. The amount of babies killed are high. It wasn't only the lords who were guilty of producing bastards like it's a factory assembly line. Men who got women pregnant out of wedlock and the women themselves with honor to protect were getting rid of unwanted children.
  2. Why? Because Ninja's did not exist in Westeros. The best they could get, and the Starks could not afford, are the faceless men. I doubt the FM can do the job.
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    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    She's not warging Sandor. Sansa being the only Stark without a wolf will die in winter. The others get a second chance to live as a real pack of wolves.
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    This is Lapis Lazuli

    The gem is a little detail meant to enhance the realism of the story. I would not believe it is anyway connected to the Targaryens just because of the color.
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    An Evil Name

    The 13th commander was corrupted by love. Jon got corrupted by the love he secretly holds for Arya. I don't necessarily think he will become the new NK but he will betray the purpose of the watch and side with the White Walkers. Jon is very similar to Arya. He has revenge on his mind. Jon will follow the path of Lady Stoneheart. Living in a broken body and staying alive only to punish the people who fought against his family.
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    Foreshadowing the end of house stark

    The Starks will become kings of the north again but not in the way they hoped for. The Starks will rule over a dead land covered by ice. They will die and may get a second chance as wolves. The blue rose comes from a bard in disguise who steals the maidenhead of a wolf girl. Bael did it long ago. Mance did it to Lyanna and produced Jon Snow.
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    The Red Wedding Was Justified.

    I can agree with the second paragraph. The Starks put the Freys in a terrible position. For what, for one boy. Walder was forced to make a choice that carried a lot of risks, but the reward for that made the risk worthwhile to him. The Freys better than honored their end of the deal. The Starks refused to honor theirs. Walder Frey now faced the possibility of losing a lot. He must make himself useful to the Lannisters else they could take away his holdings. Houses Frey and Bolton together can't hope to win against the Starks. Trickery had to be employed. It was a nasty trick but when you do the math it makes sense. Walder could fight the Starks in battle, and lose. It was better to trick them and play on their desperation to get his services again. Many more people would have died if Walder had chosen to fight the Starks in battle. The red wedding kept the death toll to as low as it could be to get the job done. The only innocent casualty is Aegon Frey. Many innocents would have died if the Freys had foght the Starks fairly. Winning is the most important. It wasn't honorable but if you think on it, there is no honor in defeat either. Defeat can mean the death of his family.
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    Baelish's plan to the Throne

    For the north, maybe. For the whole of Westeros, no. The team of Petyr and Sansa won't make it that big.
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    Why Lord Walder is great for the story

    @victornewman Blue Velvet is on Prime right now. One of his best lines: Don't be a good neighbor to her. I'll send you a love letter straight from my heart, f***er. You know what a love letter is? It's a bullet from fuckin' gun, f***er. You receive a letter from me, you are f**ked forever, f**k. Understand, f**k? I'll send you straight to hell, f**k!
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    Baelish's plan to the Throne

    Sansa doesn't have a pathway to the throne. Sansa and Harry could become lord and lady of the vale. He could influence them to back him for the throne. Maybe he thinks Braavos might side with him. That would not be enough ordinarily but the recent war tooks its toll on everyone.
  11. Because fire is the opposing element to ice. Ice is getting ready to send all of the living into their meat freezer. The religion was created to oppose ice and to preserve life.
  12. Ser Barristan slew the last of the Blackfyre men. It will be next to impossible for another boy to prove he is a Blackfyre. Yes they are gone.
  13. It's a great argument. Nobody said leadership is easy. The principles and rules of the watch have always said one must forget the past in order to begin a new life at the wall. Recruits have to forget old allegiances and let go of their previous loyalties in order for the watch to do its job of defending everyone. The defense would fail at its job if it only defended the families it liked. It is reasonable to expect a recruit to train with another boy who came from a family who had fought his own. Both boys will be expected to put their new family, the Nightswatch, above any little remaining feelings for their old family or else the watch can never become a team. Jon was expected to forget his loyalties to the Stark and to do what is needed in order to defend Westeros. Starting a war with Ramsay was the wrong move to make.
  14. Lynesse is a younger daughter. The family was in the same predicament as Walder is. They needed to marry off the children. Jorah was the lord of Bear Island. Lynesse was fortunate to marry a lord instead of a landed knight.
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    What made Ser Gerold Stay?

    Not really. There is nothing at all to prove that those guys were hanging out at the tower. Ned's fever dream does not in any way prove those men had been at the tower for a long time.
  16. The factions in the story are too preoccupied with the pursuit of their own agendas to look at the looming doom's day that is the White Walkers. It's not only the fault of one side. Jon Snow is also to be blamed for this. The kingdom is too busy fighting over the throne. Which is bad. Jon is too busy with taking his sister away from Ramsay and saving Mance Rayderfrom the chopping block. All of the people involved are too distracted.
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    Did Cersei help cause her mother’s death?

    The palace was surrounded by loyal people during her youth. It won't be easy to bribe somebody to kill a white cloak. She was only a teenage girl then.
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    Why does Dany keep saying Jorah loves her?

    There are two sides to Dany. Dany, the teenager and Dany, the ruler. The teenager is keen on picking up subtle emotions. She knows Jorah loves her. The ruler knows she must punish Jorah and did. Jorah was spying on the Targaryens but he has never done anything to harm them. He was informing on them but when the time came to choose, he chose her over his home. I think Dany the teenager knows this but the ruler side knows he must be punished. Jorah has saved her life often. That qualifies as proof of loyalty for most people but the ruler side is tough. The two sides reached a compromise and banished him instead of sentencing him to death. Jorah loves her but that love wasn't there at the beginning. He is being seen partly for what he was and what he is now.
  19. The wolves will come again. Literally.
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    What made Ser Gerold Stay?

    You seem to imply they were there for a long time. I believe Gerold and Whent got there at the same time as Ned's party. They were on a mission to find the Stark girl (they make good hostages for bargaining as repeated by Sansa's predicament) for King Aerys. The king was already dead by the time they found her hiding place. The Northmen got there soon after their arrival. Hightower would have used Lyanna to bargain with the rebels on behalf of Prince Viserys if the boy was not already saved by Willem Darry. They arrived at the tower but the mission was already obsolete because it was too late but they were still dedicated to apprehending Lyanna and using her to bargain with the rebels to put Viserys on the throne.
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    Did Cersei help cause her mother’s death?

    Joanna, no. Cersei is not to blame for that. She's not to blame for Harlan. The only murder we can blame her for was the death of Melara and the lady wolf.
  22. Martin carefully laid out the rules of skin changing in order to prepare the readers for what will happen. Varamyr's purpose was that preparation. Jon will die from his wounds but his mind will continue to live in his direwolf. A Time for Wolves is too obvious a title and it needed to change. But the story doesn't have to. Jojen tells Bran "the wolves will come again" and it can easily mean the Starks have turned to direwolves when the pack gets together again.
  23. Aerys could. Rhaegar could not.
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    Yi Ti empire potential

    Is it Lo Bu who divided his army and thus became vulnerable to the Jhogo Nai? An intact army would have survived. I don't think they could eradicate the JN but they had enough soldiers to protect their borders. Essos as they say is a different dog. The Yi Ti would have to deal with other powerful people like Ghis and its famed legions.
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    Is death good? Why fight the Others?

    Ice and Fire take turns calibrating the world. Fire destroyed Valyria. Ice will destroy Westeros. These disasters keep humans from becoming too powerful and further upsetting the planet's resources. It culls the weak and the unlucky to force evolution. The female part of this equation during the time of the story is Life. We only need to go to the first book to see the examples. What did the white walkers do in the prologue? They killed Will and Waymar. Ned killed the wandering crow in the following chapter. Ice is the bringer of death. Robb rebelled. Ned killed Lady. Arya has become mentally bent on killing. Jon was set to lead his small army into a very avoidable war before Bowen Marsh killed him. They recycle bodies and put them to good use from the way they see it.