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  1. Alexis-something-Rose

    Ben(jen) Kenobi

    It does feel like he did trick Jon into the NW. It also seems like he wanted him to grow up faster by keeping him at arm's length once they are at the Wall. In ACoK, Qhorin Halfhand mentions that Benjen felt that the cold winds were rising as well. And so I have to wonder what he knew and if that's the reason he might have "tricked" Jon into joining the NW. I have no doubt that Benjen will be returning at some point. I think his reasons for joining the NW go beyond him being so impressed by some black brother that he decided it was the life he wanted for himself.
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    If Ryman left it behind, it's possible the camp follower he "crowned" is the one who stole it.
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    Varys and Illyrio under the Red Keep

    It's the line "you have danced this dance before, my friend," that sort of throws the idea that he is talking about Jon Arryn off. Varys had nothing to do with Jon Arryn's death, but he had something to do with Jon Connington's. If he wanted Ned, then I think the most straight forward answer is that he wanted his voice. Ned is known as an honest and honorable man. Having someone like that on your side can't hurt Aegon's cause.
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    Is Young Griffs invasion filler?

    Aegon is not filler. I think he is the real deal to begin with. And I know people are set on this fight between him and Dany, but I don't see it. If he was so hellbent on dragons, he would not have been as easily swayed to go to Westeros. GRRM has written Tyrion has being the person who has met Jon Snow, has met Aegon and now he is outside the walls of Meereen and the time will come when he meets Dany as well. He will be the only person alive (as far as we know) who will have met the two boys who are allegedly Rhaegar's sons and the girl who is his sister. That's something that seems to be wholly disregarded/dismissed for some reason, that the writer has placed Tyrion in a position where he will be able to start connecting all these dots. And he will have the right people around to be able to that. I'm fairly certain Aegon dies, but I think he dies fighting during the Long Night. I think he had plans for Aegon very early on. Varys even hints at it in Tyrion's first clash chapter when he talks about the comet. "In the streets, they call it the Red Messenger," Varys said. "They say it comes as a herald before a king, to warn of fire and blood to follow." (Tyrion I, ACoK 3)
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    Jon Connington

    I'm pretty sure he will meet Jon Snow eventually (along with Aegon). I think he has a role to play in the war for the dawn. Jon Connington knew Rhaegar, which means that there's good odds that he knows about the whole PtwP situation. So I don't think he'll dismiss this in the same way others have. We don't know what he learned from Rhaegar, but I think he's in a good position to help. And if he thinks that he has the PtwP with him . . . And not for nothing, but the GC has a company of archers which might turn out to be really important within the whole Long Night context.
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    If we go by Tyene's looks, golden hair, deep blue eyes, which she must have gotten from her mother, then I think that eliminates her mother. Sure Septa Tyene's mom can dye her hair, but she can't disguise her blue eyes or dimples (if she has them). So again, we circle back to the lack of eye color mention with Tyene's mother. I did consider her at one point, but I think she's a red herring. It's the manner of Elia's death that raises all sorts of red flags for me. Every character who's had their head bashed in becomes unrecognizable. Elia wasn't strangled or stabbed to death. Gregor Clegane went for her head. And if he did to her what he did to Oberyn, then it leaves more than enough room for her to still be alive.
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    Bowen's next decision

    Bowen's choice: Swinging at the end of a rope or being relieved of his head.
  8. Robert might have been happy for a bit being married to Lyanna, but as Ned tells him, he did not know Lyanna. He only saw her beauty, but not the iron underneath. And Robert comments on Lyanna's beauty when he visits the crypts. As far as I remember, that's the only thing he says about her and that she wouldn't shame him like Cersei did. One thing I always found interesting is the difference of the telling of Harrenhal between Ned and Howland's (through Meera) is the way the characters choose to remember the event. Ned chooses to focus on Robert's valor during the melee, a reminder of Robert's prowess on the battlefield. But Howland who doesn't know Robert Baratheon focuses his storytelling on one of Robert's least appealing qualities, his drinking. And then the promise that he would unmask the KotLT. I'm sure this did nothing to endear him to Lyanna. I'm sure she would have done her duty, but at the end of the day, I think their marriage would have been a miserable thing. But this question can easily be turned around. Would Cersei have been any different had she married Rhaegar?
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    Who will know about Jon Snow at the end?

    Rhaenys and Aegon didn't look alike either.
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    Who will know about Jon Snow at the end?

    I think plenty people will care when he's trying to save the realm from the Others.
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    Rant and Rave Without Repercussion End of The World Edition [Spoilers]

    I hadn't watched the show since season 4 but I watched last night and it was such a huge mistake. I don't know how writers spent all these years with these characters to then obliterate their arcs like this. If Jon dies fighting during the Long Night in the books, I would be really sad, I'd probably cry, but if this is how his character arc closes, I'll understand it, because his story is tangled with the Others and the Wall. He has been there from the start and up to his being stabbed, he was doing everything he could to protect everyone. So the way the NK went out with a whimper, this super big bad magical being, is just so ridiculous. And it's even more ridiculous to obliterate the stories of Jon and Dany and Bran in the process for the sake of wanting to shock the audience. 7 seasons for a got you moment? Really? Why would anyone in their right mind flush down 7 years of story development? Jon killing the NK would have been boring and predictable, they say? Well that's what you've been setting up, isn't it? I don't know if GRRM is still watching the show, but man, if he is, I hope it serves as a motivator for him to finish his story.
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    Who will know about Jon Snow at the end?

    No, I don't think Barristan has written anything about Jon. The last entries for Arthur, Gerold Hightower and Oswell Whent should be about the way they died, possibly why they died. It's an important starting point for anyone who is looking for the truth, I think. The breadcrumbs are there for anyone who wants to follow them. No. I think Leyton married his daughter off to Jorah (after he declined to marry her off into the very rich Lannister clan) because the opportunity presented itself and he wanted eyes in the north. And she was there for a handful of years, traveled to Winterfell, stayed at Winterfell, visited Oldtown. His uncle died far away from the Trident and King's Landing and did not go to Dragonstone to serve Viserys. And Ser Gerold was loyal and dutiful to a fault if we go by what Jaime said about him. I'd think that where he died, the manner of his dead and what he was doing when he died are questions that Leyton may have puzzled out long ago. The Daynes know something. Pretty sure the Hightowers know something too. No. Not to tell him the truth. Benjen has gone missing (which I'm sure Varys was fully aware of), Jon was having a difficult time at the Wall. Ned was Jon's protector his whole life and he would have served in the same capacity once more after he took the black. Whether Ned would have told Jon the truth, he thinks about it, but we'll never know.
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    Who will know about Jon Snow at the end?

    I think more than one person knows about this. But I think there are also enough people who might have bits and pieces of the story that they will be able to puzzle it out. As it happens, there are three people in Meereen who can do just that. Barristan Selmy if he survives the upcoming battle, traveled with Rhaegar to the Trident, is the one who as the new Lord commander would have written the last entries in the White Book for Dayne, Whent and Hightower. Jorah Mormont doesn't seem to believe that Rhaegar was a rapist if we go by him comparing Dany to Rhaegar. And he was in the north until essentially 5 years ago in the timeline. We know he traveled to Winterfell with Lynesse and even stayed there a fortnight, so there's a very good chance he came in contact with the children. Interestingly enough, if we put the Hightowers inside a timeline, we have Maester Walys with Rickard Stark as one of his counselors, Gerold Hightower at both the execution of the Rickard and Brandon, and later as one of Lyanna's protectors. What I find interesting is the way Lynesse entered the picture in the north. I think the Hightowers might have more than a clue and that Leyton Hightower saw an opening and took it. Tyrion is also in Meereen. If anyone can help puzzle all of this out, I think it will be him. (funnily enough, by the time he meets Dany, he will be the only person in the books who will know her, Jon Snow and Aegon). I think Varys straight up knows and wanted Ned at the Wall because of that. There's an excellent chance that missing beyond the Wall Benjen knows and I doubt we have seen the last of him. The Daynes seem determined to perpetuate the Wylla lie. Although I do wonder if Ned's death changes anything for them.
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    Jon's resurrection

    I personally don't think he has died. I think there's part of the answer in Dany VIII, AGoT 64, and what she sees inside the tent during MMD's blood magic ritual. She glimpsed the shadow of a great wolf, and another like a man wreathed in flame. Dany didn't just see a wolf. She saw a great wolf, which I've interpreted as being a direwolf. And we have Mel who tells us in her own chapter that she is more stronger at the Wall; The carved chest that she had brought across the narrow sea was more than three-quarters empty now. And while Melisandre had the knowledge to make more powders, she lacked many rare ingredients. My spells should suffice. She was stronger at the Wall, stronger even than in Asshai. Her every word and gesture more potent, and she could do things that she had never done before. Such shadows as I bring forth here will be terrible, and no creature of the dark will stand before them. With such sorceries at her command, she should soon have no more need of the feeble tricks of alchemists and pyromancers. (Mel I, ADwD 31) Melisandre's powers and fire magic is powered by the magic of the Wall and the old gods. Whatever Jon is going to go through, it will have nothing to do with Beric or Lady Stoneheart or the wights raised by the Others or Coldhands. Between the possible warging into Ghost and the magic, a blend of ice and fire, that will be used, it's going to be very much it's own thing, I think.
  15. Lyanna being carried off near Harrenhal doesn't mean she was staying there. And ten leagues is still a little over 30 miles, which is a pretty fair distance. So her so-called abduction could have happened anywhere within that radius of ten leagues. I'm not sure why Rickard Stark would have kept his daughter at Harrenhal when he could have sent her to Riverrun where she could have stayed and gotten to know the woman who was going to become the Lady of Winterfell. Also, the Starks did have kin in the south where she could have stayed. Her mother's sister was married to a storm lord. And yes, she is 100% unknown quantity, but she existed. About the Houses that fought for the Targaryens, while Catelyn mentions on the three in her thoughts, we find out House Goodbrook is another. So there could definitely be more.
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