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  1. The Sleeper

    Does Asoiaf Have a True Protagonist? *SPOILERS*

    That is not quite true. Roose Bolton is Warden of the North by Royal decree and de facto as the most powerful northern Lord with the Dustins and Ryswells as allies and the acquiescence of the rest. No dispensation was made for Winterfel, he simply took it. Ramsay's marriage to Jeyne is just a means to legitimise that claim. The situation is similar to Darry, where it was awarded by royal decree to Lancel and the marriage to Ami Frey was meant as a veneer of rightful succession. There is however the implication that Arya has not been disinherited by the current occupant of the throne. Sansa by contrast has been disinherited by both the Starks and the Lannister regime. As Tommen's decrees will likely become irrelevant in short order the situation will likely change. Sansa's marriage to Tyrion will continue to severely hamper any potential influence she might have had. Currently she has had little to no influence and continues to be in effect a hostage and a pawn and as long her identity is hidden, cannot cash in her greatest asset, her pedigree. Also Ned went South to investigate the potential threat to Robert's life, Ned lost because he set against LF's wishes in keeping Stannis of the throne and Joffrey died, basically because he was Joffrey and everyone was better off if he were dead. She may have facilitated these events to a degree but she is far from the cause of them. Sansa might get influence if things change considerably. She might get influence if she disentangles herself from Tyrion, she might get influence as Tyrion's wife. As things stand she might as well be buried.
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    Does GRRM hate heroism or avoid it? (Jon and Quentyn comparison)

    On the contrary. He is a sucker for them. That is why his books are full of them. It is just that he finds narrative "meat" in the consequences by playing them to their logical conclusion.
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    The iron bank will go bankrupt

    If the Lannisters can afford to lend three million dragons to the Throne the hundred and fifty thousand or so that Tyrion promised is small change. Not only that, it seems almost certain that their rivals will be hit worse.
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    Does Nettles prove the Valaryians weren’t exceptional?

    The possibility is raised by tWoIaF. It also seems something that would have been accomplished by an already advanced civilization, while it seems that the dragons were the impetus for the development of the Valyrians.
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    Does Nettles prove the Valaryians weren’t exceptional?

    What if it weren't the Valyrians who created dragons in the first place?
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    [SPOILERS] Jaehaerys and Alysanne

    The reason why Rhaenys would marry Corlys over Viserys becomes kind of obvious when one compares the two grooms. Particularly if Aemon did intend for her to inherit. Corlys is both powerful and wealthy in his own right and as wouldn't overshadow Rhaenys as consort.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    Pretty much. Considering that after Dany, Jon has as well been showing signs of being the "chosen one", the easiest way to reconcile them is if both Jon and Dany are. This correlation allows that and furthermore stipulates that we are looking for one more. Since both Jon and Dany are descended from Aerys and Rhaella, it stands to reason that the third head will be as well. Though it is not definite. Obviously not all elements of the prophecy will apply to all three heads.
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    The Citadel

    "The Damphair turned. The hall had suddenly grown colder. The Crow’s Eye is half a world away. Balon sent him off two years ago, and swore that it would be his life if he returned." The Prophet, Feast for Crows Euron had been exiled for two years. It is not feasible for him to set a base and renown in that time in Qarth. I am pretty sure his various artifacts are new too, otherwise people and Aeron in particular would recognize them. As for Jaqen, he might as well be going for something more. Braavos would want an answer to the threat that Dany's dragons represent and access to a glass candle would be a significant boon. As he can also communicate with it over long distances he doesn't particularly need ot steal it. But people have a tendency to overlook the obvious and Jaqen is at the end of the day an assassin.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    "No one ever looked for a girl,” he said. “It was a prince that was promised, not a princess. Rhaegar, I thought . . . the smoke was from the fire that devoured Summerhall on the day of his birth, the salt from the tears shed for those who died. He shared my belief when he was young, but later he became persuaded that it was his own son who fulfilled the prophecy, for a comet had been seen above King’s Landing on the night Aegon was conceived, and Rhaegar was certain the bleeding star had to be a comet. What fools we were, who thought ourselves so wise! The error crept in from the translation. Dragons are neither male nor female, Barth saw the truth of that, but now one and now the other, as changeable as flame. The language misled us all for a thousand years. Daenerys is the one, born amidst salt and smoke. The dragons prove it." Sam, Feast for Crows So, basically dragon and prince/princess is the same thing, or the same word in Valyria.
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    The Citadel

    Euron for one was mentioned considerably earlier and has not been exiled that long from the Iron Islands to set up shop anywhere else. Not that setting shop is his gig. He has come to prominence now because the way things are are better suited to his ambitions. He doesn't care about ruling and conquering the way others are. He wants to destroy the other powers and set him self as the strongest warlord to collect tribute and raid where he will. That is why he took the Shield Islands and was basically ready to abandon them and sent off Victarion on his own. They served as a way station to gather loot, fire up the other ironborne and undermine his political rivals. Had he left with the entire fleet as he originally wanted they would have fallen back in short order. I also think that he heard about Dany and her dragons when she was in Qarth and came to see her. He missed Dany, but came across the warlocks that were sailing to avenge her. His stash of artifacts most likely comes from them and he started to go off the deep end when he started drinking shade of the evening. Jaqen could well have infiltrated the Citadel for the most basic of reasons. Kill someone there. And he needs unfettered access to facilitate the kill.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    For one I don't see why Rhaegar has anything in particular to do with it. As for why the dragon is the Prince/Ahai is because of something Aemon in his final days when he identified the Prince. He more or less equates the two when he identifies Daenerys and speaks about the gender of dragons.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    Rhaego's dead, his life consumed for the dragons to live.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    Cause the Ghost of Highheart said so. I am going on the assumption that Azor Ahai and the Prince that was promised are the same and so is the aforementioned dragon. As such the prince/Ahai refers to three individuals. Dany is definitely one and it looks increasingly like Jon is the second. Not all aspects of the prophecy can apply to all three, but the Ghost's stipulation so far applies to both. As there are no other living descendants of Aerys and Rhaela (I am obviously discounting Aegon as genuine) then an offspring of either or both is the only option. If the Ghost's prediction does not apply to the third head, then it could be anyone.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    The dragon has three heads. Dany is one, Jon is two. If all three need to be from Aerys's and Rhaella's line and considering that Aegon is in all probability fake, then the third can only be a child of theirs. I also think they need to be sacrificed. Maybe one will be enough but I think it will need to be all three. It will be a tear-jerker.
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