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  1. Back door hodor

    Sansa's betrayal consequences partly overestimated?

    Sansa running her mouth doesn't just prevent her and Arya from escaping Kings Landing safely, it also prevents Ned from contacting and possibly making common cause with Stannis, the Galley he contracted to take the girls north was also supposed to deliver a letter declaring Neds support for Stannis. There are definitely ripple effects of her actions besides just how they effect her.
  2. I will say that the text definitely leaves open the possibility that the dragon is infertile, at least to a degree. Whether it's from centuries of inbreeding or simply plot convenience one can not truly say, but I definitely agree with Lord Varys in that it's a definite possibility(I say at least 50/50 chance) that neither Aenys or Meagor are the trueborn sons of the Conquerer. Nothing is overtly claimed, but this could be due to FaB being an in universe book written by someone with a Targ bias. Or It could be nothing. I lean towards something though.
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    Why did anyone support the targaryens in the rebellion ?

    So ....the passages you quoted are from the world book, the conceit of which is an in universe source, written largely during Robert's Reign after the fall of house Targaryen. I'm not saying Yandel is the Lannister stooge that Pycelle is but his account paints the Targs in a negative light and the new regime(Baratheons and Lannisters) very positive. I will definitely grant that some of Aerys' supporters knew of his state and supported him anyway(for numerous reasons, which others in this thread has listed.) But honestly most nobles, and pretty much all on the conscripts/smallfolk would most likely view Aerys positively and Rickard and Brandon Stark as Traitors, not Martyrs.
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    Why did anyone support the targaryens in the rebellion ?

    To many there would be no difference, the king will get the credit(or the blame.) We as readers know how capable Tywin was, and how much he actually did, the average noble, who does not go to Kinngs Landing often, would see only the realm in prosperity and not question the Kings ability
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    Why didn't Rhaenys do a harrenhal on Sunspear?

    I agree with whoever said this up thread, but I don't think it was in her personality to do so. Aegon or Visenya maybe, but it was Reanyns and she did not.
  6. Back door hodor

    Gregor vs. Ghost

    Nah, greatjon overstepped, and needed/ deserved being put in his place. He drew a weapon on his host and liege lord, he is lucky he kept his head.
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    How do rich sellswords spend their money?

    Yea I think your right, they do it for the booze and the bitches
  8. Back door hodor

    What are some significant differences between Robb and Jon?

    Gonna be honest, you've half convinced me, Jon did try his best to keep her at arms length, I just don't know if his best would have been enough in another scenario, impossible to say for sure though, and your guess is definitely as good as mine.
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    What would Barristan have done about the wildfire?

    No, Barristan would have let the city burn, that's the whole point of Jamie's situation in my opinion, that he is condemned for his one truly selfless act. While others, who history seems more worthy would not or did not do the same.
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    What are some significant differences between Robb and Jon?

    I agree with everything you said except the part about Jeyne, I think he too would have been caught in the same situation, after all, he did go native with Ygritte, and I think that similarality in their arcs was an intentional one by George.
  11. Back door hodor

    Holidays in Westeros?

    Marge and her entourage are preparing for Madien's Day shortly before her and Cersie's imprisonment. From context, this appears to be a religious festival honoring The Maiden, the celebration of which seems to involve virgin girls in some capacity. I believe that Tyrion mentions the passing of the new year in one of his chapters but I do not remember a celebration as such. Honestly those are the only two I can think of going from memory.
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    The most interesting Targaryen king to read about

    Agree 100 percent about Rhaena, much more interesting character than the majority of her family, male or female
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    How would you kill a dragon?

    I would assume the wildfire would explode violently on contact with dragon fire the arrows would never actually touch the dragon, granted , this could maybe still kill said dragon if said explosion is close enough and violent enough, but I don't think it would blow up from the inside as you suggest.
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    The Blackfyre Rebeillion was a betrayal, not a rebellion

    So you are saying that Bloodraven struck first(and possibly prematurely) against house Blackfyre, not only because he viewed Daemon Blackfyre himself as threat, but also because of his personal feud with bittersteal? I've heard much crazier ideas. In my opinion it falls somewhere on the scale between definitely possible and highly likely.
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