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  1. Platypus Rex

    Poll: Is Lemore Actually Ashara?

    This is a poll. Please answer "Yes" or "No" to the following question: Is Septa Lemore, the Tutor of Young Griff, Actually Ashara Dayne? Not much context is needed here, as this is one of the identify-theories listed in the "Compendium of Theories" thread pinned at the top of this forum. It is argued that Ashara may be alive, as it is said that her body was never found, after she threw herself off of the Palestone Sword tower. Ashara is about the right age to be Lemore, being in Tyrion's estimate over 40, where as Ashara would be just under 40. Stretch marks on Lemore's belly suggest Lemore, like Ashara, has given birth. Lemore's swimming ability is argued to be consistent with Ashara's background, and it has been argued that Jon Connington seems to respect her as if she was of his own rank. However, many alternative identities of Septa Lemore have been suggested. These include, but are not necessarily limited to: Mellario of Norvos, Malora Hightower the Mad Maid, Serra Mopatis (the supposedly-dead wife of Illyrio) or Serra's daughter, Wenda the White Faun, and/or Tyene Sand's septa mother. Those who support the Ashara identity theory have different ideas about her relationship with Young Griff. Some think Young Griff is her son by Rhaegar (or by whomever); and it is suggested that both Ashara and Young Griff have purple eyes. However, others think that Young Griff is the real Aegon VI, and that Ashara is supporting him out of loyalty to Rhaegar. But this poll does not require you to take a position on such issues (unless you wish to). Please feel free to give reasons for your answers, or otherwise elaborate. However, I ask that you not argue with reasons given by other posters until the third page of this thread. After that, have at it. Thanks in advance for all votes. --------------------------x 1 for to 1 against, so far For: chrisdaw Against; Aegon VII (Malora).
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    Poll: Is Varys a Woman?

    I was only making a little joke, not a serious argument. But I guess you're trying to tell me you're in the "no" camp. If so, then thank you for your vote.
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    Poll: Will Brienne Be A New Hound?

    3 for to 11 against, so far. I'm tempted to count kissdbyfire as a "no", as she keeps hitting "like" on all the "no" votes. But I must be consistent. Nobody has to vote if they don't want to.
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    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    Myrcella and Jaime. Also, the Tattered Prince.
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    The danger of Gerold Dayne

    Of course Rosamund could fool Balon Swann. Arys Oakheart, who knows her much better than Balon was, said he disguise was almost good enough to fool even him. And that was without the bandages. Balon has seen Myrcella before, but he does not know her WELL. That's exactly the situation that a decoy like Myrcella is for. If not to fool such people, Rosamund would not need to resemble Myrcella AT ALL. There would be no need for the Lannister heritage and family resemblance. Any little girl with blond hair would do. And Balon has not seen Myrcella for a whole year. Everyone expects kids to look different, when you do not see them for a year.
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    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    You are arguing against each point I make, like it was supposed to be absolute proof, standing alone. If that's how you're going to be, you're just going to have to wait for WINDS to see if I guessed correctly. Comparing Sam to Sansa is silly. Sansa's last chapter did not end on a cliffhanger with her apparently about to be offed by a faceless man. And we can stop worrying about Sansa now. Her next POV chapter has indeed appeared. (Yes, Sansa HAS been confirmed for WINDS). GRRM told a French newspaper that WINDS would have 13 POVs. 8 of those are now confirmed. Sansa is one of those 8, but Bran and Dany are not. If you are sure Bran, and Dany, will appear, that brings us to10. And that does not even consider Jaime, Brienne, Cersei, Melisandre, Asha, Davos, Hotah, Jon Con, and Jon Snow, only 3 of whom we now have room for, We are fast running out of room for Sam. At what point are you going to start to get worried about him?
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    The danger of Gerold Dayne

    He meant to start a war. And he has succeeded. Myrcella is dead, and Myrcella's death means war.
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    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    True, but not relevant to my argument. What is relevant is the second half, where there could have been a Samwell chapter, but wasn't.
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    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    The simplest solution would be for Sam to only appear in the POVs of other characters from now on. I suppose. But I just make theories. I don't try to make them work out narratively, because that's the author's job.
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    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    Marwyn, Alleras and Fake Pate are in league with each other. Because obviously, Marwyn would not allow Real Pate to be present at a secret meeting. This cabal somehow knew that Sam was coming, whether due to glass candles, allies on the Cinnamon Wind, or something else. Whatever their plans, they have had time to anticipate. Pate was present while Sam was extensively interrogated. This sets him up to have the knowledge necessary to impersonate Sam. The text really emphasizes that Sam totally spills his guts, which is not really necessary if they all are going to have time to get to know each other gradually. Marwyn wants to silence Sam … to make sure he does not talk to the Maesters (which is what Aemon asked Sam to do, as well as warning him not to be riddled by the Sphynx). I don't think Marwyn's going to leave that to chance. When they prepare to put Sam to bed, they send/take him to a deserted tower on an island. The perfect place for a murder. With Sam out of the way, Marvyn, a blood mage, now has Mance's kingsblood baby, Aemon's kingsblood corpse, and Aemon's books of lore. I guess they can now wake the stone dragon, or otherwise do whatever evil magicians do with king's blood. But wherever Marwyn is going, and whatever Marwyn is doing, his 2 friends will probably go with him. No Sam chapters appear in the second half of dance. No Sam chapters have been reliably rumored to occur among those in Winds.
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    Poll: Is Daario actually Euron?

    How do you propose to organize the betting? I'm perfectly happy to leave it as a friendly competition for bragging rights. It is not as though I see a workable alternative.
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    Poll: Is Daario actually Euron?

    I look forward to admitting that I was wrong, when the volumes are released, and my predictions do not come true. I don't expect to have much problem. Just as, I suppose, you will do the same, if things do not go your way. I'm not sure how many polls I have. Quite a few more. Too many to poll them all before the new season opens. But probably not enough to keep me busy till Book 6 comes out. But I'm always open to new suggestions. Is there any particular "unpopular theory" that you support, that you would like me to poll, so you can go on record and claim bragging rights, when your prediction comes true?
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    Poll: Will Brienne Be A New Hound?

    The bolded question, which has extra words to make it clearer, is what governs. In the process, it defines what the title question means by "Be A New Hound". The title version is merely meant to be a punchy, short-hand-version of the same question. So I'm putting you down as a "yes". Thank you for your vote.
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    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    It is a misinterpretation of the prophesy of the Ghost of High Heart. Which actually refers to "Fake Pate" (Alchemist/Jaquen) standing on the bridge to the Isle of Ravens, wearing his new face -- that of the murdered Sam.
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    The danger of Gerold Dayne

    He uses poison. He fled after striking Myrcella, apparently without finishing the job, because the job WAS finished.
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