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  1. Apoplexy

    Joffrey Was Justified in Beheading Ned Stark.

    But killing Ned ensured that the riverlands and the north wouldn't stay neutral. It made them certain enemies.
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    Joffrey Was Justified in Beheading Ned Stark.

    That was really unlikely to happen. Ned did not wish to put himself or Robb on the throne. He was opinion that Stannis was the rightful heir. And Sansa was still in Lannister hands, so they had leverage. Killing bed only inflamed the north. The northerners wouldn't take things personally if Ned wasn't killed.
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    Joffrey Was Justified in Beheading Ned Stark.

    True, Ned was much more than a dissident. But even treason (from Joffreys perspective) needs to be dealt with carefully. Sometimes killing the person who organized a coup is much more dangerous than keeping them alive. JOffrey made the wrong choice.
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    Does GRRM hate heroism or avoid it? (Jon and Quentyn comparison)

    I think GRRM is trying to convey that heroes are human. They are subject to chance and luck just like anyone else. Quentyn took a risk and it backfired. Jon probably just got lucky. All heroes throughout history have had flaws. It's the chroniclers of history that make them sound larger than life.
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    Joffrey Was Justified in Beheading Ned Stark.

    Even from Joffrey's POV, it was a tactless move. He should have known it would lead to a lot of repercussions. Killing all dissidents isn't smart and I would argue not justified either.
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    Viserys’ plan makes no sense.

    The plan was Ilyrio's and Varys'. They weren't planning on seating Viserys on the throne, they wanted to seat YG. Maybe they were planning on using the Dothraki along with the golden company. Dany complicated that situation for them.
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    Will KL burn?

    I think the wildfire in KL gets used against wights/others. Maybe the Red Keep might somehow get destroyed by fire, (dragon fire or wild fire) but I don't think the city burns.
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    Sansa's first impressions of Daenerys?

    Sansa would be inclined to distrust Dany, simply because she is the daughter of the mad king. And on top of that, Jon has bent the knee without consulting anyone in the north. I've always thought that it won't be smooth sailing for Jon and Dany. Maybe having Sansa oppose Dany would complicate things for them. It is possible Sansa would want to keep the north independent. Maybe that's what Sophie Turner was alluding to.
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    “It should have been you.”

    Cat was grieving. YEs, what she said was terrible, but she was hurt, tired, sleep deprived and not in the best of emotional states. It doesn't excuse her behavior, but who hasn't said something they would want to take back when in a bad state emotionally. As for the TV show, viewers did not know a lot about the circumstances under which Jon was brought to WF. So Cat would have appeared even worse had they kept the line. But she is shown to dislike Jon on the show, so it's not like she is whitewashed. And she does express regret about not being kinder to Jon on the show.
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    Why do people love Dany?

    Dany has been a POV character from the first book and has a lot of good qualities, so I'm not surprised people like her. I'm not a big fan personally, but I can see why people would root for her. She generally has good intentions, even if the execution doesn't turn out to be the way she would have wanted(Mereen).
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    Dragons and one lion

    I personally do not believe that Tyrion is a targ. But I concede this line by Moqorro can be interpreted in multiple ways. I think the operative words here are 'and you'. To me it implies that Moqorro sees tryion not as dragons. I'm not sure what exactly would be achieved if Aemon does come back to life. And all of the Targs do have reasons to want Jaime dead, but I don't think Aemon or Brynden would have much of a vendetta against him. Dany and Jon probably have most reason to want him dead, but I think the Moqorro quote meant that Tyrion would be in th e middle of targ politics. And Jaime is probably still mad that Tyrion killed tywin. So I think the dynamics between the brothers may play out differently.
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    Bran could have been used a better way.

    I saw the Bran Sansa scene differently. Bran was trying to explain to her what it means to be the three eyed raven and why he couldn't be the lord of WF. By telling Sansa about how she looked on the day she got married, Bran was proving to her he can indeed see things happening far away. And he said he was sorry about what happened to her in their home. I think that showed that Bran was still capable of feeling emotions. He was expressing how sad he was to see the contrast between her looking beautiful that day and what happened to her next.
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    Season 5 vs Books 4 and 5

    Yeah, it is possible GRRM didn't know what he planned to with him when he spoke to the showrunners. GRRM has also alluded to a second dance of dragons, so I wonder if we might see Jon against Dany next season.
  14. This scene was a little different in the books and that tends to influence my opinion about Tyrion killing Shae. I don't think Brienne is to blame for what happened to Sansa. Sansa refused when Brienne offered to take her away from Baelish. And while the whole business with the candle was stupid, I can understand why Brienne chose to avenge Renly and go after Stannis. One can disagree with that choice, but she can't be called dishonorable for it. Also, the candle was lit after Brienne left, so she didn't know Sansa was in distress. She didn't choose killing Stannis over saving Sansa.
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    Season 5 vs Books 4 and 5

    It's possible. But I doubt the showrunners would omit an entire plot line just to avoid spoilers for the books. If the YG was significant and could be made interesting for TV viewers, I think the show would have kept him in.