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  1. Masha

    What is Jon Snow's real name?

    I am talking based off the books and not in the show. In the books, Ned and others remember Lyanna dying in a "bed of blood", "smell of roses and blood". Furthermore, books 100% associate the expression "bed of blood" to women dying in childbirth from uncontrolled bleeding. So if Lyanna in the books died in the "bed of blood" and the books associate it only with women dying in childbirth, Lyanna died from complications in childbirth = uncontrolled bleeding. In real life and throughout history, women who died from uncontrolled bleeding in childbirth died within hours at most couple of days after actual childbirth. There is no way, in the books (according to GRRM approved maps of Westeros), Rhaegar managed to be in TOJ during Childbirth, then travel to KL then to Trident, then Ned travel from Trident to KL then to TOJ in space of couple of days or even under 12 days which your example associates to (Jane Seymour who died of birth complications, but of postpartum fever not uncontrolled bleeding and fever takes longer for women to die, obviously). Thats why I am saying that for your claim to be correct, and Rhaegar to be there at birth of his child, Lyanna just couldn't die from childbirth complications
  2. Masha

    What is Jon Snow's real name?

    I am almost 100% sure there is no chance of Rhaegar being there for the birth. Timeline and nature of Lyanna's death does not allow for that at all. She died within hours or at most couple of days after Jon's death unless your theory claims she didn't die of post-birth complications but of sword/knife wound - she did die of bleeding. Rhaegar has left her weeks if not months before. Furthermore, Rhaegar had to leave Lyanna because he had no choice, his father pretty much lost the Rebellion and the future of Targs was at stake, his father sent Gerald Hightower with urgent order to get Rhaegar home and at that time Rhaegar had to obey regardless of his wishes
  3. Masha

    What is Jon Snow's real name?

    It is not possible for a theory to have Rhaegar to be present at the birth of Lyanna's baby and have Lyanna be alive till Ned gets to TOJ and then die from birthing/after-birth complications. Its been clearly said that Lyanna died in a bed of blood - by Ned and other characters in GOT. In ASOAIF the phrase "the bed of blood" refers exclusively to women dying in childbirth because of uncontrolled bleeding. During such bleeding, woman dies within HOURS of giving birth not days and certainly not weeks. Unless you claim that its possible that Lyanna died of a deadly wound... but that will not be referred to in the books as "bed of blood" which there only refers to women dying in childbirth. Jane Seymour took 2 weeks to die because she died of post-birth fever, not uncontrolled bleeding. So her example is irrelevant As for your questions about Rhaegar's reasoning. All these will be clear if one question is answered, why did Lyanna and Rhaegar told NO ONE that they run off together and she did so on her own free will and he planned to marry her? Because everything that happened would be avoided if HER family knew that she run off on her own free will and not been stolen against her will. Because then it becomes embarrassment and political problem for Starks/Targaeryens, not rage inducing kidnapping/rape scenario that happened.
  4. Masha

    What is Jon Snow's real name?

    Your theory doesn't work because of the timing. If there is a pregnancy/after-pregnancy complication and woman dies, its usually 1) during birth 2) within several days after birth or 3) at most 10 or so days after birth (like your example Jane Seymore who died in less than 12 days after birth). Your timeline lasts for at least a month. Rhaegar needed to come back from Dorne and take control of the armies, arrive at Trident, die at Trident, Robert/Ned needed to arrive at KL and sack KL then get into fight and Ned needed to leave and arrive at TOJ while Lyanna was still alive so she could die in his arms.
  5. Masha

    What is Jon Snow's real name?

    No, it just means that showrunners are lazy and they never did any background for Targs in the show beyond - Rhaegar, Aegon, Aemon. So, if GRRM couldn't tell him Jon's real name because he didn't decide at that time, they just went with Aegon because a) most popular Targ name and 2) because of fAegon storyline in the book Most people hate Young Griff is because he is a minor character that comes out of nowhere to usurp main hero destiny. Its usually the psychological reaction for these kinds of characters. (secret prince in hiding working to regain his identity and throne and gain victory, and as he is in step 7 of Hero's Journey structure, a new character jumps over steps to final step 12, stealing and claiming his identity and rightful place for his own).
  6. Masha

    Valyrian Steel Armor

    This one I missed, I was just answering the previous poster
  7. Masha

    Valyrian Steel Armor

    Maybe Euron does have Brightroar, at this point all we know from Aeron's chapter that he got actual Valyrian Armor. Perhaps, a "mysterious" Valyrian sword will also make its appearance. That will be a major hint. However, at this point, using current Tyrells v Lannister distraction for raiding unopposed (primarily) Tyrell's Westland coastline, attracting attention to himself by boldly proclaiming you attacked and killed a major member of currently "royal" house and holding its family blade is completely another. That would make him not only Tyrells problem but Lannisters' too and have both Houses plus Royal army go against him. Secondly, if someone from mainland Westeros - thralls or salt wives or hostages recognizes that sword and they connect the dots (Brightroar - a Lannister sword held by Gerion + Gerion went to Valyria and vanished = Euron lied about his power and his awesome Valyria trek to steal the throne from Asha and just raided one small ship to get all his "mysterious" items>leads to >>> he is not powerful or mysterious, just a skilled fraud ) Can I also mention that at least 2 of Greyjoy brothers - Aeron and Victarian are complete imbeciles, so based off their genetics, Balon doesn't improve on much, we shouldn't really expect Euron to be this mastermind compared to anyone outside of Ironborn?
  8. Masha

    Valyrian Steel Armor

    Not the show, the bolded section I've got from the books, don't remember which one - most like tWoIaF or ACOK. The Ruins of Valyria are described as incredibly dangerous. But after 300 or so years, the dangers might have started to diminish enough that someone with enough will and power and suicidal resolve will get there and survive. Magical practitioners/warlocks have the first two, Gerard had will and suicidal resolve. My main point was is that I don't believe that Euron is all that he claims to be, he is a scam artist and he is certainly ruthless enough to plunder any easy mark but he is not going to risk his life for mystic treasure. I don't believe that he had enough of will and resolve to risk his life to get to Valyria and face death from uncertain causes. He went to Warlocks perhaps asking to be taught and then turned on them and plundered their treasure and killed off/captured them, same for Gerard. Perhaps Gerard did survive Valyria and got goods from there, on the way back at the periphery of Smoking sea, Euron fell on him and killed him and his crew and stole his Valyrian treasure. Or perhaps, Gerard and his crew where already dead and Euron saw his ship just floating there as an empty Ghost Ship and just stripped it bare.
  9. That's one of the good points of the show for me. Even villains in the show could be justified in their actions and other than Joffrey, Ramsey and I am guessing Euron, there were no one-dimensional evil characters on the show. Final Twist in the end actual makes a completely perfect sense to me since basically episode or two before HS with help of Margaery and unwitten Tommen literally backed her in a corner and made it death or life decision for her with no other choices remaining. And with the death of her last child, it could be explained that she will become completely unhinged next season, unlike in AFFC where it came out of nowhere. What doesn't make sense for me in the books is Cersei's crazy prophecy-based fixation on Margaery who is far less defined character in the books and who manipulation skills are not that as clearly shown as in the show. I agree about omissions of Quentyn and Faegon storyline, in the books they seem like a bit of filler to spent time, so that that the main characters would have more time to catch up to main storyline and also to make sure that South/Western forces are just as decimated as Riverlands/Northern forces to put them all on equal standing
  10. Cersei is definitely better in the show. She is not horribly one-sided female villain from the beginning and doesn't just suddenly looses her marbles after death of her father as in the fifth book. In the show she is shown as a real person, who loves her children and whatever she does is for them and whatever she becomes without them is understandable. . She just doesn't go around aborting her husbands babies just because he is not Jaime. She is basically shown to become who she is. She doesn't hate Margaery for no good reason, since in the books she basically hates her "because of prophecy". It actually shows that she has pretty good reasons to do what she does in terms of Margaery and others. So if in the next season she will go crazy, it will be expected because of what happened before
  11. I actually was re-reading the books, and while I can't even begin to defend other rapes, I can understand why they did the one where Drogo raped Dany on their wedding night. In the books, its kind of weird. First, he is inexplicably gentle with her on her first night and then immediately after he starts mercilessly raping her on daily basis till she gets some pointers and takes control like in the show. In the show, the sequence is far more believable. *************** I liked: Removal of Tyrion acrobatic antics Aging up children No Travelogues, I could barely get over Brianne's chapters. Though lately the jumps between scenes became far more abrupt with less transitioning Removal of filler characters- fAegon, JonCon, etc Disliked: The first few seasons sextopositions. I understood that they had to add some explanation, but those scenes were jarring. I am glad they stopped doing that after 2nd-3rd season? Dorne obviously. But I can't blame them while Sand Snakes and Doran conspiracy sounds cool so far, I expect it would end up being big fat nothing. Rape of Sansa, they probably could have done something better with her even if they couldn't leave her as in books in Vale, which would have basically took her out of show till last seasons. Just disliked that they didn't get her growth sequence properly. It would have been far better, if they didn't have the ending they did with "dark Sansa" in season 4. If they left it as in books, her still under control of her "father" it would have been far more believable. Unnecessary trolling. They gone out on a campaign that "Dead is Dead" for whole year, while EVERYONE knew he was coming back. That was just silly. They could have been just coy and secretive and it would have been enough to spark the same fan frenzy. Now they are doing the same with Sansa vs Jon, since its obvious that in the end she will NOT turn against him, but they are playing and implying that she will. Getting rid of Jon and Arya's warging. They might have had couple of scenes to imply that they had little talent there and that it was a family trait, but Bran was the exception and Sansa didn't have it. Or they could have implied that Bran awoke that in them like he did with Jon in the books. Cersei's valonqar prophecy. It would have added a bit more speculation about Jaime or Tyrion killing Cersei in the end.
  12. Masha

    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    Will Arianne actually like Aegon? I mean she was kind of freaked out by Lysono Maar's Targeryen looks. She actually thinks, its a good thing that she is not marrying Viserys if he looked like that. (Silver and gold hair, eyes pale lilac)
  13. That wildfire will ignite though I doubt Dany or her dragons will be to blame.
  14. Masha

    Bael the Bard is Jon Snow's father

    This. I doubt that Wildlings met that many NOBLE born bastards other than at Nights Watch, and I doubt that so many Night Watch members who are noble bastards sleep around the wildlings for Ygrette to meet and get used to as "very common". Its a rare name beyond the wall. While Snow is common beyond the Wall, the Winter should be a thousands times worse in the North and it hasn't been there for over 7 years! And you can't deny that Winter should be just horrible beyond the Wall hence the association of Snow to Bad Omen. And If as old Nan claims that in Winter, South of the Wall, Snows reach 40 feet in the Winter, can you imagine what is happening beyond the Wall?
  15. Masha

    Bael the Bard is Jon Snow's father

    It is plausible theory since Jon is an extremely popular First Men's name and there were dozens of Stark Kings and Bastards named Jon, so about 25% chance of Bael's son named Jon. However, I don't think Ygrette reacted to "Jon" but to word "Snow" and she didn't react to it as a Bastard name but the word itself. Probably because many wildlings probably don't know or CARE enough to know about Westerosi bastards surname tradition and whenever they hear someone name XXX Waters or YYY Sands or XYX Snow, they assume it as legit Westerosi style last name without realizing it means a bastard born. So, when I read it, I made the assumption is that Yigrette reacted to word "Snow", in sense of Snow=Winter=Death. I would think that however harsh winter conditions are in the North, where old man leave to die in the wild or man fight each other and die in order to conserve the resources for their families, Beyond-the-Wall the Winter is just horrendous. For them, Winter probably means Death and Hunger and people freezing to death constantly, Snows so deep they can bury a smallish Wildling hut and people inside would suffocate or starve to death. Therefore, any mention of Winter or Snow would invoke such reaction from a Wildling. Also, another point against it is, by the time Bael's son kills him, he is already Stark Lord/King, so he couldn't be named Snow, he would be already named Stark. Furthermore, there were so many Jon Starks out there, many of them were really good ones and lucky ones, so chances are Ygrette didn't react to Jon side of it. Another, major point against Ygrette reacting to Jon instead of Snow, is that according to legend that Stark King, the kinslayer, died at Bolton hands and was skinned and not one of famous ones you mentioned.
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