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J. Stargaryen

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  1. First of all, I don't think you know what a coincidence is. Either GRMM intended the connection I made or he didn't. If he did I am correct, if he didn't it is a coincidence. Even such a coincidence is more interesting than your "over reaching" commentary. Second, have you ever heard of a red herring? If so, do you understand how they work? If you answered "yes" to those two questions, then you can understand how Dany-as-Azor-Ahai could well be a red herring. Because we have been explicitly told she was born on Dragonstone, woke dragons from stone, etc. Is it possible GRRM is playing it straight with Dany? Yes. He does do this more often than we suspect, I suspect. But, is it possible, he has used her as a red herring for Jon-as-Azor-Ahai, the promised prince, etc? Also, yes. Right! And Maester Aemon even thinks the salt might be from his tears, so there is more than one option on the table. Also, the fact that Melisandre calls Dragonstone the place smoke and salt should make us question whether it is actually something else or not. Especially since we are pretty sure she is wrong about Stannis being Azor Ahai.
  2. GRRM has an artistic touch that those two lack, no question. I would even call him a bit of a painter.
  3. Also, at the tower of joy, Ned dreams of the three Kingsguard in their white armor, while he sees his companions as grey wraiths. Further, Ned also points out something "white" about each of the Kingsguard. Inside the tower of joy, in chapter four, Ned tells us the room smelled of "blood and roses." Roses he then describes as, "dead and black." So, the room smelled like something red and something black. Those are Targaryen colors and that is not a coincidence. Or, it is an incredible coincidence. You decide.
  4. I really enjoyed The Queen's Gambit. Being a former chess aficionado, I was only disappointed in the lack of drawn games, as well as the pronunciation of "Alekhine" which is pronounced al-YECK-in, or something like that. The German spelling of Aljechin makes this is a little clearer, IMO. Overall, very enjoyable series.
  5. As far as "race-swapping" decisions go, I think this one can be adapted fittingly. I would imagine Rhaenyra's "strong" children are going to be quite obviously 100% white, while Laenor is clearly mixed. Story wise, is there any problem with this idea? "Black Corlys" and the human heart in conflict with itself suggests some possible angles to look for. Will he feel slighted by the lords of Westeros when they bypass his wife and son at the Great Council? He will probably question how much of this decision was based on the color of his skin versus other political expediencies And again when Rhaenyra blatantly cuckolds Laenor, and her father silences any who say otherwise. A wealthy and successful Black Corlys might become the exception that proves the rule (of racism, in this case), too. Further, lots of potential for Green nastiness when he sides with Rhaenyra and the... rest of her faction. Puns aplenty, if they keep the black/green dichotomy. Did they have to make Corlys black to do all of these things—No, not necessarily. But it's an extremely topical way to adapt the story without disrupting it in other irreparable ways, I think. That is without considering if they could have accomplished the same with even less "disruptive" changes. Do I expect pandering Hollywood types to pull this off? Not exactly, no. We will see. Keep your fingers crossed and your dragons saddled.
  6. That is an interesting idea, and I wouldn't rule it out. "Son of George" makes just as much sense as my idea, and neatly accounts for the "ooh"-sounding "U" at the end. I was recently assured that the name is based off of the children's yogurt, Gogurt. Since Yoda was called Yogurt in Space Balls and possibly before. The reasoning being, is if Yoda=yogurt, "baby yoda"=children's yogurt. I have my doubts but who knows. Maybe there is some other, mysterious reason behind the name and the letters/sounds are purely coincidental. I have since read Favreau revealed the name to Filoni, so we can cross out that part of my theory. The same facts about the consonants and vowels still stand, of course. - Dave Filoni
  7. I have a theory about something that was revealed in the most recent episode:
  8. A post of mine from April of 2015 vs. a Reddit post from June of 2016. The preceding was posted by me on April 15, 2015, in an earlier version of this thread. The following was posted by u/stark--naked on June 6, 2016, on Reddit in r/ASoIaF:
  9. We don't know that, and what the maesters have taught is that dragon blood is needed.
  10. If that lion has a trout in its mouth I'm guessing it's referencing the Red Wedding. At least in the show we know they cut off Robb's head. ETA: That's definitely the Twins around the middle image.
  11. Well, it's white and black like the Stark and Targaryen background sigil colors. There's always the possible sun/son wordplay as well. What is the link to this particular analysis? I've written a bit about the parallels between the TotH and HH. It really jumps out at you eventually. Why is the Knight of Flowers wearing blue when his house colors are green and gold? Doesn't that make him a knight of blue flowers? Twining black vine and tiny blue forget-me-nots. ... The rose petals fell from her hands, dead and black.
  12. I don't rule this idea out, but I think it makes just as much sense that the KG wouldn't let Ned through because of what happened during the Sack of KL. The KG might know Ned was there but not that objected to the slaying of Rhaegar's children.
  13. They had come together at the ford of the Trident while the battle crashed around them, Robert with his warhammer and his great antlered helm, the Targaryen prince armored all in black. On his breastplate was the three-headed dragon of his House, wrought all in rubies that flashed like fire in the sunlight. - Rhaegar, the Targaryen prince armored all in black. 

    He had lost both ears and a finger to frostbite, and he dressed all in black, the same as a brother of the Night’s Watch, except that his furs were ragged and greasy. - Gared, brother of the NW.

    “The next time I see you, you’ll be all in black.” - Robb to Jon, who will be a brother of the NW.

    Then he saw it, a shadow in the shadows, sliding toward the inner door that led to Mormont’s sleeping cell, a man-shape all in black, cloaked and hooded… but beneath the hood, its eyes shone with an icy blue radiance… - Dead Othor, a former brother of the NW.

    Get it? Jon is a Targaryen prince "armored" all in black.

  14. That is a possibility. But from Jon's perspective, unless something has changed, or something changes, we know he does not want to leave any bastards behind. So I think he would want to take actions to prevent that from happening. That said, I wouldn't rule out the possibility that something changes. Maybe he'll think a bastard's life is better than being a trueborn heir once he gets a taste of the latter.
  15. We know that Jon is not too keen on leaving a bastard behind, but maybe his views will have changed.
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