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    sansa, arya, and dany

    For the thousand time I've written this, but still....and then get screwed by the incredibly increaed WW army herself, when they come South. The only idiot is Cersei. Daenerys (luckily for mankind) is less an idiot. The girls will get along, no doubt. Daenerys is not what Sansa wishes to be...Sansa wishes to be home (yes, she would be a wonderful Lady of Winterfell). Daenerys has no home and all she wanted until recently was IT. The Starks (and it was stupid that Jon did) should not bend the knee to Daenerys. They should be alleys - yes. Jon is surely at least an equal. Anyway, I do not think Daenerys is fit to rule anywhere. If (and the word IF speaks volumes) she ever breaks the wheel, then I will believe she is fit, but so far she has just been power-hungry self-righteous conqueror, well...until Jon came and changed her mind that cost HER a dragon, her child as she calls them.
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    The younger, more beautiful queen . . .

    I'll talk about books since in the show it is not even mentioned properly. Book Sansa is more Queen material than Marg is, was or would be in any chapter (in the show they made Marg cunning and liberated, but in the books she wasn't prettier or particularly smarter than Sansa; if Sansa had someone like Lady Olenna helping her, I think she would be even more successful than Marg). In the books Marg is more plain character than in the show (I do not particularly like her neither in the book nor show). In fact, Tyrion described Sansa just as good-looking as Marg and thought that Joffrey was a fool and that Sansa would become a good queen, even better than Marg. Tyrion called Sansa beautiful and she was just a young girl developing then. The thing is - Cersei never saw Sansa as the one, because Sansa was helpless and her prisoner, while (in the books) Marg still has Tyrell power behind her back and that's the reason she thinks it is Marg. And yes, Dany is the obvious one and it is about her- she is more beautiful queen, more beautiful than Cersei, that is. She is one of the main characters anyway. As for Dany being "the most beautiful woman in the world"...most of Lys share the same look, even baseborn slaves... There are few incredibly beautiful Lysene woman in the story that were brought to Westeros as wives and paramours (one of which is Dany's own direct ancestor). In fact, Lys's pleasure houses and whores are famous for that, so "the most beautiful woman" is just an exaggeration... Dany's attractiveness is increased by her personality and dragons, which is unique, no doubt, and she is well publicized - let's not forget about that. Anyway, "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder". P.S: In the books we also have Arianne Martell, who is a princess and is definitely a beauty. She could easily become a queen in the next book and be the one from Cersei's prophecy, although, I doubt it: in the end it is all about Daenerys.
  3. Do not remember anything in the show about her period, but in the books she had her periods, I suppose, since she had miscarriage in the end of Dance and thought it was her period, which she was missing for some time.
  4. Actually, the official version of the events is that she was kidnapped and raped - the event that lead to Brandon and Rickard's deaths and their deaths lead to other events in turn - and Bran has just discovered that she actually ran off and even married the prince on her own will. That's why he said "based on lie". It all has started with her "kidnapping and raping". Aerys, being the biggest idiot and a madman, just put some oil on small fire and it burst out.
  5. Read the Dunk and Egg stories- Aegon V (Dany's great-grandfather) has the same (I mean literally the same - hot bath, sun, hot stones) heat resistance, but, unfortunately, he died in the fire while trying to hatch dragons. It seems that Dany survived because of blood magic and not because of her fireproof abilities.
  6. Richon is even younger than Bran, so no. Arya could just assume that Jon has taken up Stark name and got married. That is a possibility, but anyway, I personally think that she just didn't know that Sansa was alive and in Winterfell that's why she asked "which Lady Stark". Or else it is absolutely meaningless scene - bad writing
  7. Well, I do not know whether he speaks it or not. He is a smart man, he could have learnt some Dothraki. Anyway, Tyrion acted as if he understood what that man said. "Once the throne is secured" you said, so you presume that Dany won't use any soldiers against WW? I doubt that she will get IT before the Long Night and the Army of the Dead comes.
  8. Am I the only one who felt sorry for Tyrion. And since I despise Dothraki as a culture, I didn't like the comment that smug idiot said to Tyrion. I really hope they find out very soon what winter means. I hope the wildlings could be able to show them what fighting means. I'm not completely fond of the wildlings either, but in comparison... At least among wildling we had real personalities, not just stupid superstitious flock. All those people who keep saying that Dany would defeat WW and thier army alone...just imagine completely unprepared southern army like Dothraki and Unsullied during winter storms. Even 3 dragons won't help. As Old Nan said "oh, my sweet summer child...what do you know of..."
  9. To be fair, it was Jojen who insisted over and over again on Bran going to Three eyed crow, North of the Wall, in the first place. She went to help her feeble brother, not Bran. And when her own brother sacrificed himself - it was his desicion and Bran wasn't glad about that as well - she didn't want even to help Bran. And now she is complaining, as if everything was Bran's fault. Really, what could he tell her to make her feel better about herself - she is depressed since her brother was killed by the wight. Although, yes Bran became creepy emotionless, considering how emotional he always was. Yes, the scene is painful, but it was necessary to show us that Bran "died" in that cave. I suspect Hodor incident changed him completely. I think he made a huge mistake there and then, which was neccessary for him to learn the main thing about being the Great Greenseer - do not mess with the past and do not intervene. Do you remember how pitifully Bloodraven looked at him when they "visited" Winterfall and he learnt about Hodor being called Walder, as if he knew that something like that would happen. I liked Max von Sydow in this role, by the way.
  10. On this I totally agree. Cersei is the Mad Queen. She will show us that once again in the end, I think
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    Jon Snow - First of his Name....

    You really do not understand the difference between actually leading people to the battle and fighting for them and just coming at the right time to help?! They chose him because he fought for them, he spelt his own blood. The North is a little bit different from the most of the Westeros- "In the North you get what you deserve". He is considered to be Ned's bastard after all and in the books, at least, he is more Stark than any other of Ned's children (except for Arya, of course). Dany is on her mission to fight slavery just because she was sold and bought and she actually admits that. She gave Unsullied their chance of revenge, of a sort, and yes, she freed them and they love her for that (that is quite normal, although, even a lot of slaves were not happy about it in the books, by the way). She actually enjoys when they call her Mother. I think it is a substitute for her not being actually a mother (like Elizabeth). Jon is leading to save people, Dany is ruling. Jon is chosen by independent people and Dany is chosen by those she freed, those that know nothing better than what she gave them. That is the difference.
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    Jon Snow - First of his Name....

    I was writing a long reply yesterday, but site became unavailable, so I'll try to be succinct. Feeling pretty special is one thing, and thinking that you're a goddess is another. She is mortal, after all. I'll address your points: 1) She is not the only surviving member of Old Valyria. Targs weren't even the most aristocratic family in the first place in Valyria, just middle class family. Almost every person in Lys (including common people) share the same blood, maybe even more pure. Also, Valeryons, Daynes, Martells and even Baratheons share that blood. She is supposed to know that, but she choose not to. 2) First of all, it has been only about 150 years since the last dragon died. Night King, WW and Children of the Forest, even Giants are supposed to be extinct/dead for THOUSAND of years, but they are alive, as we know. There have been rumours of dragons living in faraway places, like Asshai or faraway empires, which maesters chose not to believe, the same as with WW, Children and NK. 3) Although, she has a good tolerance to high temperatures (just like her great-grandfather Aegon had), she is not immune to fire. She used blood magic of Mirri Maaz Durr in that pyre - every other time she burnt (well, in the books at least, what they have decided to do with all this in the show is actually a shame). GRRM actually confirmed that it was "one time thing". She thinks that she is immune to anything really (fire, disease you name it), while her own family history is evidence of otherwise. The same great-grandfather Aegon died in a fire, along with his eldest son and few others, her idiotic great-granduncle Aerion drank a cup of wildfire and during the Dance with Dragons half of the Targ family was burnt and eaten by dragons, Great Sickness wiped out half of the Targ family. My point is: IGNORANCE IS BLISS. Although, I understand why she thinks that she is special and she is, but I am appalled by her disinclination of simple things.
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    Jon Snow - First of his Name....

    Well, yes, she inspires loyalty, but in another manner, not like Jon. Dothraki despise weakness - she is not weak and the dothraki are pretty simple people, so giving birth to dragons and being a rider of that huge beast (I am not going to make an example of her "not burning in Vaes Dothrak" because that's just silly- Dothraki despise witches and episode was just bad writing) - seems quite appropriate to inspire loyalty from them. If you want reference from the books - Dany thinks of Dothraki as their property really, she thinks they owe her. There was an episode in the books, when dothraki girls were arguing about young dothraki boy (he grew up and became quite an attractive man), and Dany tells them that neither of them would get that boy as he belonged to her - as if they are children. Unsullied were slaves and of course, they love the person who let them free - that is another type of loyalty. They actully told her that they do not know their homelands, do not know what they would do with their freedom and that the only thing they know is fighting, so they chose to continue living that life and help Dany. Barristan chose Dany because he was done with Baratheons (he was bitter at that time) and let's be fair he felt guilty after Rebellion that he lived and served another king, I also suspect that Varys played the part here as well somehow, so I don't see it as something incredible that he chose Dany over Renly or Stannis (I think that he wasn't fond of both of them in the first place). Yes, after he made certain that she is not the Mad King, he decided to serve her. I am not questioning Barristan loyalty - he is loyal. That is his nature - to be loyal. Messandei - in the books is still a little child and her brother is an Unsullied, so she definitely stays with Dany and Dany frees her and is good to her. That is another type of loyalty. Jorah is just madly in love. That also inspires loyalty. Tyrion - I am not sure what will happen in the books, but in the show he also checked whether she is not the Mad King. But he respected her for her decisions and also she really appreciated him which is something Tyrion waited for a long time from the world. That is another type of loyalty. Olenna, Yara and Dornish - well, it has been stated few times that they sick revenge, help...well, why not that can inspire loyalty as well. Jon, well Jon, is another matter. The difference is that he does not expects loyalty from people, he just does what is necessary for everyone's wellfare. He makes harsh and hard decisions not out of revenge (slavery) or not in order to show his power (for conquering), but because this decisions must be made and he himself takes full responsibility for them. That inspires deep respect and another type of loyalty. That type of loyalty a person can get only on the battlefield with sword in his/her hand. Probably, that's why people think that Dany does not inspire loyalty. I just see different types. And yes, I always thought that Jon is much better person than Dany is, although, I like both characters.
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    Jon Snow - First of his Name....

    I would add Barristan to this list as well, despite the fact that he is dead and that he also didn't know another way of living - just serve as a kingsguard, being a warrior.
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