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  1. chrisdaw

    (Spoilers) Unwin Peake is Cersei Lannister

    No, you should follow the parallels as far as they go and then completely stop and infer absolutely nothing more. GRRM intends nothing, all coincidence.
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    A+J=T v.9

    I didn't say that. I said Tyrion being foreshadowed by a historic Targ is not in itself evidence of Tyrion being a Targ, because GRRM foreshadows lots of non-Targs with historical Targs. The eyes are its own thing. I think Tyrion is Aerys' and Joanna's, that he will ride Viserion and will become king. Aegon II and Viserys II are also his parallels and Richard III isn't so much a theory of mine anymore as it is a fact after the
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    Penny's Gift

    The use of a prostitute?
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    A+J=T v.9

    No way, someone once told me that if I were interested in foreshadowing that this book wouldn't be for me.
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    A+J=T v.9

    Historic Targs foreshadow various contemporary characters who are not Targs, so that's not necessarily a hint towards Tyrion being a Targ. Do we get how Alyssa passes?
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    Does Nettles prove the Valaryians weren’t exceptional?

    Less and less human, more and more dragon, doesn't really change anything as far as what I said. It is still their soul, just now a dragon soul.
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    Illyrio's fate foreshadowed

    I think Illyrio seeing Aegon's fall/death and knowing it was because he played the game of thrones with Aegon would be the most fitting thing. I would have him outliving Aegon.
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    Illyrio's fate foreshadowed

    Seems solid. The cobblestone Rego helped the king lay being used to kill him could point to Illyrio's own plans to help make a king coming back to bite him on the ass and being what gets him killed. Being blamed for the Shivers might point to his team, team Aegon, being blamed for a greyscale outbreak. And maybe for Illyrio becoming master of coin.
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    Does Nettles prove the Valaryians weren’t exceptional?

    Sheepstealer did not predate the Targaryens on Dragonstone, it hatched while they were there. What happened to Varamyr when Mel roasted him in the eagle is what will happen if/when someone tries to skinchange a dragon. It will become a key point that to skinchange a dragon a person's soul must be able to survive in the fire, must become fire, and that will be a one way road, a second lifing not a skinchanging. And that will be what the Valyrian dragon riding families worked out how to do that no-one else did. And what happened to Rhaego and Drogo. Euron is trying to skinchange a dragon, he thought that is what his horn does, but because his horn blower died he's coming to realise that it isn't a skinchanging but it is a second lifing. He has to jump from a tall tower (suicide/sacrifice himself) to fly (skinchange a dragon).
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    The Prophecy Glitch

    The topic asks how how could a reader or a character make sense of the vague nature and symbolism used in prophesies. I argue that they're context sensitive, and both the reader and character(s) will make easy sense of them in the future when events occur that provide context.The topic is about the use and purpose of prophesy. I'm stating and explaining how it will be used to ferment reader's expectations and guide characters.
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    Does Nettles prove the Valaryians weren’t exceptional?

    Nettles doesn't prove anything, but she keeps the question burning, makes sure we don't stop wondering and asking, which is the point of her.
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    The Prophecy Glitch

    Targaryens/Valyrians second life dragons, thats how they ride them, a dead family member dies and becomes the dragon and another lives to ride it. To second life a dragon they have to sacrifice their own child. The bloodlines seem to matter, the beast you end up with reflects the bloodline and character of the person, you need a Targ blooded child to get dragons it seems. Rhaego died, Drogo second lifes Drogon, Dany rides Drogon. Euron knows the process or is figuring it out, that's why he knows he needs Dany, last of her line, the only dragon blooded woman left, to make a heir worth of him (a child to sacrifice worthy of Drogon) so that he can 'fly' (become a dragon). Euron is going to succeed, eventually, not with Dany but with Arianne, and on Drogon. An animal takes on the traits of a human that skinchanges it, same deal with dragons and second lifing, when Euron second lifes Drogon the dragon will become a sea dragon kraken thing and turn to stone (because Euron will have greyscale), the Stone Beast breathing something other than fire of Dany's HOTU vision. Dany will need to get the dragon back, and at that point all the prophecies make sense. Drogon will be turning to stone, she needs to wake the dragon from stone. The heads of the dragon are those who second lifed it, there will have been two in Drogo and Euron, she'll need to do the process again preferably with a good dragon blooded mate (obvs Jon), so the dragon must have three heads, three heads has the dragon. The stone dragon is stone, not fire, it needs to be second lifed by someone with the fiery heart, hence the AA symbol of the fiery heart that Mel thrusts on her false of AA Stannis. Bride of fire, Drogo, Euron then Jon, the three that will second life her dragon. Three mounts she must ride, love Drogo, dread Euron, bed Jon. It is why Jon's bloodline matters, why the blood of the dragon must remain pure and they thus inbreed. Why Aerys and that other crazy one thought they'd be reborn as dragons. The AA story from Saan to Davos of the forging of Lightbringer is Dany attempting to get pregnant. The first father is Water, Aurane Waters, chosen for his Valyrian blood (and probably cos she finds him attractive). It fails because she'll miscarriage. The second a lion, Tyrion, thought to be the right blood because he'll ride Viserion. It too will miscarriage (and seemingly break Tyrion's heart). The last Nissa Nissa is completely obscured but obvs meant to be Jon. It's why MMD's statement that is really a prophecy about when Dany will rear a child is so relevant, as the world will seemingly hang on Dany carrying the child far enough to term to sacrifice. So we will get to a situation where it is going to seem for all money that Jon and Dany must make a child and sacrifice it and Jon die and be reborn as a dragon. It will be a reader expectation, a dreaded one, that GRRM will have created by prophesies, ripe for him to blow everyone away by subverting at the last minute.
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    The Prophecy Glitch

    Prophecy is going to guide Dany and create expectations in the reader. Prophecy will lead Dany to think the three heads of the dragon are those who second life Drogon. Drogo is one, Euron will be the second, and Euron's impact on Drogon having second lifed him will be to turn him into the Stone Beast. The Stone Beast will be a foul monster and useless as a weapon. Dany will need her dragon back, seemingly as the only way to save the world against the Others, and so will need a new person to second life the dragon, a third head, so that she may wake her dragon from stone. To second life a dragon a person will need to sacrifice their child, a child of dragon blood (Rhaego for Drogo, Euron will sacrifice a child with Arianne). So prophecy will guide Dany, thinking she has to get pregnant to a man with as much dragon blood as possible so that they can sacrifice the child and the father can die and second life the dragon and wake it from stone. And the readers knowing what we know will expect Jon is going to have to be the eventually father. And so it will happen. And then comes the horrible dilemma, prophecy and reality all seems to agree that the child must be sacrificed to save the world. Prince that was promised to wake dragons from stone, the dragon must have three heads, three mounts you must ride - Drogo, Euron, Jon. This dilemma is going to be in the back of the reader's mind probably soon after Euron second lifes Drogon and the Stone Beast comes into being. Readers will realise/fear/theorise what happened as Dany will, and the implication will begin to form, that the story is headed to a place where Jon and Dany are going to have to sacrifice their child to save the world. That's what GRRM wants, that's the purpose of including prophecy, to make something all but inevitable in the minds of the reader so that he can then surprise by subverting it. Almost all the prophecies are for this point, AA, TPTWP, Dragon has three heads, MMD's not a prophesy that is a prophecy and most the HOTU's visions.
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    Predicting the Future of Characters

    I didn't make an argument, if someone wants one they can ask. I was aware of the Wineseller's dragging when I wrote that the scene could be the High Septon.
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    Predicting the Future of Characters

    Won't be that.
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