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    The third twist

    If there is any pattern to the '3 twists, we know a few things: a. twist characters are not main characters, they tend to be outer circle but characters the readers care about b. all twist characters have directly served or been related to a main character c. so far, both twist characters had child or child-like status d. so far, female, then male. If there is a pattern, the next twist would be a female char or an unsexed char (WW) e. so far, houses involved are Baratheon (Shireen) and Stark (Hodor). Targaryen or Lannister is a likely next guess. ????
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    The third twist

    We already knew about the Brotherhood without banners so we already know magic exists. We have Stark kids who can warg. We have seen magic. I would have believed Jon's resurrection without knowing Mel was very old. My case is weak, I agree, but it bothers me that I cannot find any logical link for why Mel is so very old, under her daily face.
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    The third twist

    I don't have a fully-baked guess but why do we know that Mel is an ancient woman on the show? To my recollection, we have been give no reason or link to any other storyline. Maybe Mel is the first 'other' wife of the Stark 13th lord commander. Somehow with the help of the God of Fire, Mel turned from other (ice) to fire. Weak I know, but I cannot find a reason to know Mel is a very old woman, except for unknown, un-named magic.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Keeping up with the posts here, and the rumors elsewhere, it is beginning to look like the big 5 (Jon, Arya, Sansa, Dany, and Tyrion) all live -- except Dany. Dany is still a likely death, to my way of thinking. Even her mode of transportation dates her :-) If the magic that fuels the NK will be ended, then so will the dragons. I do think the posts about Gendry being seen, and Lyanna Mormont filming supports the idea that a new government will be formed. If Robert Arryn has also been seen, then clearly some type of new political system is being created. If all B plot level characters become legit rulers, the NK is ended, and the Big 5 live, then where is the bittersweet ending? Is anybody else disappointed if this is the way it ends, at least on TV?
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I had NEVER heard that GRRM initially planned for Dany to live and my world is rocked :-) Jon has already died once, so I thought Dany would die (it would be only fair). We had foreshadowing in that Dany spent time longing for her son, Drogo, and the House with the Red Door. It just seemed right to me. We do know that Jon hated/hates being a bastard. If rumors are true and Dany is pregnant, then either (a) Jon will marry her, then walk away and I do NOT see that happening (b) marry her and die (50/50) (c) or the baby could die. But what about TPtwP? (d) or Dany could die. This one makes sense to me, if there is a baby.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Why do you think Maester Aemon would be the dead character, now needed? I keep trying to think about what he might know, and how that would be useful and I keep coming up empty. Unless some Targaryen history to do with Dany and Jon but even then, we have Sam....
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    Cersei versus Daenerys

    Being forced to choose between Cersei and Dany, then Dany it is. IRL, I would choose neither. The one person whose entire arc has brought her full circle to 'see' is Sansa. She wanted to live at court, eat lemon cakes, and find love with a handsome knight. The Sansa we have now has learned about artifice, cruelty, and harm, and has an equality and sense of balance about her. I think Sansa would be a better ruler than either Cersei or Dany.
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    What is the role of Gendry?

    Since there are only 6 episodes, some of the Gendry theories just cannot be introduced, developed, and wrapped up in so short a time. I do think Martin wrote his characters so that we could see a better future and fairer thinking for Westeros. Arya, Brienne, Dany, and Lyana M. are pushing against the mold for what women can do. Gendry and Jon show us the strength of bloodlines, even while being a bastard. Tyrion shows the value of all life. The point is that we should be left with the strongest, most clear-eyed rulers and each family should be represented. That gives us Sansa, Tyrion, Gendry, and one yet-to-be named Targaryen. Note: The speculation into Gendry's mother being other than Cersei is fascinating, but more for the books. I would vote that Gendry comes from the same lineage as Val. See http://branvras.free.fr/HuisClos/Queen.html for a discussion of guesses about Val's lineage.
  9. From what we know of Jon's history and psychology, he would not can not legitimize himself. Jon always thinks he is unworthy and he needs approval from outside, not within. Tyrion tells him ...'never forget who you are and wear it like armor'. If Jon is made King by acclaim (KoTN) he will accept but he does not have to confidence or tools to do it for himself. That may be how Jon's story ends, when he finds a way to recognize the honor within him.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I have to agree. If his sole purpose is to die twice, I will be incredulous. The first death saved Jon so that he could fight the Battle of the Bastards, and to become King of the North (and meet Dany, and maybe make a Dany/Jon baby). Clearly, Jon has another purpose, to do with the NightKing and TPTWP. It makes sense that TPTWP would be the Dany/Jon baby. But what is Jon's real reason for meeting the NightKing again? Sharper minds have outlined book themes and from them, decided Jon's fate. For me, it is simpler. Which character captured my interest and my heart. For me, Jon and Arya need to live.
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    why was Ladystoneheart cut out

    We now know for certain that LS will not appear in the show (or with 6 eps left, it is highly unlikely) and we have been told by GRRM that she will have continued life in the books. IMHO, LS was a step too far in the supernatural category. I loved her in the book but a tv show that already gives us dragons, and smoke babies, and magic, and warging - LS just takes it too far. I can read about her in the books but not in the show.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Thanks for all of your posts. We are all reading these hoping our favorite characters live. Here's hoping for Jon.
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    Season 8 Predictions?

    Just went to Con of Thrones in Dallas and listened to folks state how GRRM upsets tropes left and right. I do not consistently hold to that view, and I also think that there are 8 episodes? left in which to conclude the story. While I do think there is some evidence that Dany could turn dark, there is just not enough time. In the book, yes. Not for the show. Is there enough evidence for Arya to stay an assassin and be murdered by another? Yes. There is simply not enough time for Arya to become a happy homemaker or even a bored wife. Books, yes. Show, no. Is there time for Jaime and Brienne to become lovers? We have 2 folks who respect and care for each other but has enough evidence be presented for their relationship to become physical? Show - toss-up. Books, sure. Jon is my biggest problem - the prince hiding in plain sight, who never really wanted to rule but did hope to be an honorable man. I can easily see Jon taking the same ending as Balian of Ibelin in Kingdom of Heave. Simply leaving, staying anonymous, and just having a quiet life. If he loses Dany, this is what I predict for Jon. Perhaps the show can end with the addition of Val, in a final scene.
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    What is the role of Gendry?

    Blood lines. I always thought that Gendry is the last Baratheon and was on the show to carry the blood line. Martin is a world builder supreme and he clearly has ideas about the characters we have left and how the future might look. At the current moment, we have key characters who are Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons. Mormonts, and of course Targaryens. How these characters come shaped by their personal genetic lines, and altered by their life experiences, lead to a world built NOT on an iron throne. There are only so many episodes left so I do not think Gendry will play much more than a supporting role, perhaps get Storms End, and I see him marrying Sansa (because I personally believe Arya dies) Tinfoil Note: I also cling to the theory that Gendry is, in fact, the one true child of a Robert/Cersei union. I find the thought the Cersie produced a good child with Robert to be delightful.
  15. Just for an opposing side -- I am not invested in seeing Dany get the throne that she CONSTANTLY claims is hers, and I think the idea that someone else has a better claim is quite the comeuppance to Ms. 27 Titles. Frankly, I don't think Jon wants the throne but he does have the better claim, in fact he was born for it. And died for it. The fact that you indicated we have no reason to want to see is your opinion. Not mine.