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  1. Why didn't Daemon Blackfyre name himself Daemon Targaryen if he hoped to win the throne? It would have given him a lot more support. He had the full right to as he was legitimized, and on top of that Targaryen on both sides.

  2. On 7/9/2019 at 4:40 PM, Cernunnos said:

    House Baratheon would become the royal house since orys was the half brother of aegon the conquerer they would have the most legitimate claim to the Iron throne or the realm would split apart.

    Orys was a bastard though (and only rumored to be his brother), and not legitimized as a Targaryen. They would have a claim from Alyssa Velaryon's marriage to Lord Rogar, and that claim isn't as strong as that of the Velaryons themselves

  3. This happens to me too. More often than not, two pictures will load and the rest will remain blank no matter how many times I refresh. I tried clearing my cache but that did nothing

  4. 22 hours ago, Adam Targaryen said:

    Coldhands calls the Others "White walkers". Isn't that word supposed to only be used by the wildlings? Could this say something about Coldhands' identity, even though he has crow's garb?

    The first time the term "white walkers" was spoken was by Old Nan, not by wildlings. And Bran instantly knew what she meant by it

  5. I wonder what ASOIAF would be like if it went full Elder Scrolls and magic was just some casual thing you can get a college degree in. Ironically it would remove the magic of the story.

  6. On 5/21/2019 at 5:13 AM, Hodor's Dragon said:
    • NO experience in command.
    • NO experience with ships.
    • NO experience with cartography.
    • NO experience with naturalism.
    • NO experience with provisioning a force.

    But hey, if they discover something that needs killin', well there you go.

    She was stabbed multiple times, swam through a dirty canal, ran across the free city of Braavos, jumped off a balcony, had a pretty bad fall down stairs, and after all this defeated an assassin who's light years ahead of her in experience. And lived, went back to Westeros completely fine!

    I don't think it's for us to question the horrible character that is Maisie Stark

  7. 12 hours ago, Hodor the Articulate said:

    And having Bran as King wasn't forced?

    Why would having non-white leaders automatically be bad storytelling?

    Not the point and not the point. I can't believe I even have to tell you this.

    Bran wasn't forced in because of his race or gender, so moot point. As I said, what we got isn't good storytelling either.

    Did you forget "forced non-white leaders for simply the sake of non-white leaders" and only see "non-white leaders" on purpose?

  8. 18 minutes ago, Hodor the Articulate said:

    That's not what op was saying at all. The problem is not Bran per se, but media as a whole. It can't be denied that a disproportionate amount of fantasy features white male heroes. So just like any cliche, having yet another one is just... yawn... and it reinforces existing and unfortunate stereotypes.

    If D&D or Martin wanted this series to embody Trumpian themes, as opposed to sJew PrOPagAndA, that's fine. But people have a right to criticise that. Of course, I don't think it was deliberate at all. D&D just didn't think about the message they were conveying.

    Forcing a non-white leader into a story just for the sake of having a non-white leader isn't good storytelling. That isn't to say what we got is good storytelling, but the point stands

  9. On 5/21/2019 at 3:53 AM, White Walker King said:

    1. Why did the north have to become independent? Sansa said that the northmen wouldn't want to kneel to anyone again after all they've been through, but Bran is Ned Stark's only remaining son so why would it be a problem for them to submit to him?

    Because it's an elective monarchy. There is no Stark dynasty in the south.

    On 5/21/2019 at 3:53 AM, White Walker King said:

    2. Why is the Night's Watch necessary anymore with the AotD defeated, and with the Wildlings on friendly terms with the northmen?

    It's a glorified prison.