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    I am Dany's Smirking Revenge I am Jaime's Right Hand
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  1. Danelle

    Was it Cersei or Aerys?

    Well the facts are: Aerys and Tywin had a complicated relationship. The both loved the same woman, but it was Tywin who married her. Aerys married his sister, because he was told to do so. Unlike Tywin, Aerys was in an unhappy marriage. The fact that poor Rhaella had several miscarriages, only made things worse. Meanwhile Joanna gave birth to two healthy and gorgeous babies. And what was Aerys's reaction? Later Joanna died while giving birth to Tyrion and both Aerys and Tywin mourned her. They both regarded Tyrion's birth as a punishment for Tywin's arrogance. Nevertheless Tywin's twins were gorgeous, healthy and hia pride and joy. While hoping to marry Cersei to Rhaeghar or Viserys, he arranged for Jaime to marry Lysa. While Jaime, still loved his sister, he expected to inherit the Rock. But Cersei, who wanted both Rhaegar and Jaime, had other plans. And then there is the very disturbing part of Aerys's attitude towards Jaime, soon after he joined the KG: It is as if Aerys was trying to claim Jaime, the healthy, handsome, energetic son that he had always wanted, Joanna's boy. Even though Tywin, as Cersei predicted, did not prevent Jaime becoming a KG, he did resign and the consequences were bigger than anyone could have expected. He was succeeded by men who were clearly unfit for the task and by the time RR begun, the Targaryens were exposed. Aerys's Hand at the time, proved quite ineffective. There are many ways Jaime's appointment could have been arranged: Aerys might have planned this perhaps from the moment Tyrion was born, in an attempt to deprive Tywin from his perfect boy. If this is the case, then it is possible that Cersei overheard the plans and she merely persuaded her brother to join the KG. Cersei arranged everything. Once she got Jaime's consent, she likely hinted to Aerys, how strong and brave her brother is, and how he proved his swordsmanship while fighting the Smiling Knight. A brief inquiry with Sir Arthur, would only confirm Cersei's claims and Aerys would be easily convinced to appoint Jaime. Varys could have also a part in the conspiracy. If Varys wanted to undermine the Targaryens, what better way than to have Aerys offend Tywin in an absolutely unforgiving manner?
  2. Danelle

    Ned wasn’t a true Stark

    While I agree with your point, I don't know whether he could have called for Brandon, since he was a prisoner. Given the circumstances Rickard acted like a responsible person and Head of a House and tried to deal with the matter. But yeah, he could have asked any of the Lords in the North for help. As for Benjen, he is not only honourable, but he is polite, funny and kind. The only thing that set Ned apart from his siblings was his introvert personality. All the Stark kids seemed to be quite outgoing and cheerful, while Ned was shy. But there is nothing wrong with that. In any case Martin enjoys providing the reader with family traits and then changing our perception about the family by introducing a family member with a different personality. If Ned is not a real Stark, then Tommen is not a real Lannister, because he is innocent and kind Tywin is not a real Lannister because he is stern and never laughs (seriously almost every Lannister has a wicked sense of humour) Asha is not a real Greyjoy since she does seem to be sensible and wants peace Rodrik the Reader is not a real Ironborn because he is mild and enjoys reading (even though he directly disputes Euron's claim of visiting Valyria in front of his men) Stannis is not a real Baratheon, since he lacks the charismatic personality of his siblings
  3. Danelle

    Lollys Stokeworth's Rape

    That and also her sister Falyse has been married for several years and yet she is still childless.
  4. That is an interesting notion. Who do you think that her mother and father are? Do you think that other Targaryens who are completely different to their siblings are illegitimate as well? Maekar's children as I mentioned were very different, especially Aerion,was he a bastard? Aegon the Unworthy was the exact opposite of Aemon the Dragonknight (in fact they were more different than Rhaegar and Viserys) and last but not least, there is Daeron and Baelor, the exact opposites, does this mean that they had another father or mother?
  5. The second. She also compares Jaime to his uncles, claiming that he has their characteristics but when it comes to ruthless tactics and a calm,cold attitude he is nothing like Tywin. Actually that might not be a plot twist at all. We really don't know many things about Joanna, other than that Tywin and the twins defended her memory. While Barristan mentioned that tales about her were told in KL, no such tales continued after Cersei became queen. Jaime, who loathed Aerys, is oblivious of the lust that his King felt for his mother. Judging from Aerys' aggressive behavior towards Rhaella, it was natural to expect that he had forced Joanna as well. But according to WOIAF, at least at some point, they seemed to be in love and Joanna wanted to have an affair with him. In the early stages of their affair, Aerys does not appear to be the same man that Jaime slaughtered and it is likely that Joanna liked him. The big question is whether her feelings for him were as strong after she gave birth to the twins and then she was publicly insulted by Aerys. I would love to find out what exactly occurred during her last visit to KL.
  6. Danelle

    Why is Arya so boring?

    And they don't really add anything to the plot...
  7. Danelle

    Jaime and Aegon

    That is true. It seems that Rhaegar's children appear in his thoughts in the most unexpected moments. Another instance is in FFC when he makes a rather bizarre wish: Not only he wants Sansa to be safe from Cersei, but he specifically fears that due to her status as a Stark, her children will have the same fate as Aegon. Jaime definitely has a Kingmaker quality. The first time when he was given the chance he refused and he chose not to support Aegon's claim, due to the fact that his disgust for Aerys overtook his admiration for Rhaegar. In the end of DWD he is frustrated with Cersei and it is hinted that he will choose his own path. Supporting a child of Rhaegar is rather obvious. Besides Rhaegar had confided to Jaime that he had certain plans Jaime will likely instigate those changes by aiding a Targaryen to claim the throne, but which one? I can see Jaime choosing between Dany and Jon, but I think that it will be unlikely that he will interact with Aegon. He will probably consider him fake although the mere idea that a child of Rhaegar has survived, will definitely shock him.
  8. Danelle

    What's your favourite crack! Ship

    Jaime and Brienne Sansa and Sandor Eddard and Cersei Robb and Dacey And I love the complicated relationship between Aerys/Joanna/Tywin.
  9. I think that the whole Hornwood affair was to highlight how vulnerable the North was when their best and brightest, such as Robb, Cat, Manderly's sons, were away and only the too old and the too young had stayed behind. Another important factor is that the treatment of Lady Hornwood was a way to point out not only how sadistic Ramsay is, but also ignorant of the Game. Marrying Lady Donella made him Lord of Hornwood and sort of legitimized him as a lord: Nevertheless he gained an even worse reputation after Lady Donella died: And his own father chides him for that when he threatens to kill Lady Dustin: Lady Dustin is sort of protected by Roose, who has a better understanding of politics and would never harm a highborn lady unless he could get away with it. And it is impossible to get away with it. Even the Hornwood situation is not resolved. Ramsay seems to have gotten away with it, for the time being, due to many factors: The forced marriage took place when most of the lords were away at war. As mentioned already, there were other men, including Wyman Manderly and Mors Umber, who wanted to marry Donella but she refused them. Due to the delicate political situation Donella could not directly turn to any Northern Lord for help. The only thing she could do was inform the Starks of her perilous situation. Unfortunately for her, Bran was too young to fully understand the situation and Ser Rodrick was too old (and I don't recall Robb or Cat authorizing him to decide for such matters) The extent of Ramsay's cunning and ruthless character was underestimated Other, more important events took place shortly after her tragic death, such as the attack of the Ironmen, the sack of Winterfell and the RW
  10. Danelle

    Which big war would you most want a novel of?

    I agree! I would love to read about that battle! I think that GRRM stated at some point that everything that will be written about RR will be included in the asoiaf books. We already have the most important events mentioned/described in the books, such as Tourney at Harrenhall, the Trident, the assassination of Aerys and last but not least Lyanna's death. Although it was not a big battle, I would definitely love to read about the Kingswood Brotherhood and the duel between Ser Arthur and the Smiling Knight, from Jaime's P.O.V.. Another battle that was not great but seems fascinating is the attack of Johanna Lannister against the Ironborn, along with Ser Leo Costayne.
  11. The relationship between Aerys and Tywin was rather complicated and certain factors which contributed to their gradual estrangement need to be considered such as the fact that both were in love with the same woman and that Tywin's character and attitude were greatly affected by his father's incompetence. The facts in the case of the personal life of Aerys Targaryen are as follows: He was forced to marry his sister Rhaella only because his father believed in a prophecy Aerys was promiscuous and unfaithful to his wife and was rumoured to have an affair with Joanna Lannister In contract to the Aerys/Joanna affair which was consumated, there no indication that Rhaella actually had an affair with Bonifer. In fact throughout the narrative it is stated how pious Bonifer is: Aerys was the one who had numerous affairs and once he had his mistress executed because he accused of poisoning one his children. Had Aerys suspected that Rhaegar was not his,he would have killed the child. There is no indication that Bonifer interacted with Rhaella during the time that Rhaegar was conceived. As for the fact that Viserys was different that Rhaegar, so is Daenerys. Does this mean that Dany is not the daughter of Aerys as well? Besides there are many examples of Targaryen siblings who have almost nothing in common: Egg was a sweet boy, Aemon was a bookworm, Daeron was a drunk (and extremely witty) and Aeron Targaryen was a sadist. Yet all four they were the sons of Maekar and Dyanna. In short, despite the tension between father and son and the vastly different personalities, there is nothing in the books so far which suggests that Rhaegar was fathered by someone other than Aerys Targaryen II.
  12. Danelle

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!
  13. Danelle

    Future of Brienne and Jaime?

    The main reason that makes lean towards Jaime surviving the encounter with Uncat is that if he dies at this point in the story line, it is extremely anticlimactic. As much as I like him, I doubt that he will survive the series but it is too soon for him to die. One does not introduce such a fascinating character to take him away so fast and in such an abrupt manner. As for Brienne giving birth to his child, yeah, I think (hope) that this is likely. After all there is a theory that Brienne is somehow related to an illegitimate child of Dunk. It would be history repeating itself if something similar happens this time between a Tarth and a Lannister. I second that. I think that meeting Uncat will be the final nail in the coffin if the Jaime Cersei love story. It will mark the point when he will turn his back to his sister and to a certain extent to his House.
  14. Danelle

    Best ASoIaF player

    To be fair Doran is only afraid that once he tells Arianne, she will tell her friends and then it will no longer be a secret. For some reason he cannot trust his 23 year old daughter but he is willing to trust his younger son, a maester, a drinkwater, 2 yronwoods and a wells. He feared that Arianne would tell Tyene and then she would tell Obara and Nym and they would spread the secret. But he seems to trust men that frankly he doesn't know that well. So far, Doran's greatest accomplishment is that Tywin appears to be afraid of him And that GRRM has said that he plays to win, but so did Theon Greyjoy and so does Cersei Lannister, and Varys and Walder Frey. They all play to win. Apart from Roose Bolton, but he is another story.
  15. Danelle

    Who is the dumbest POV character?

    Well Arianne was quite old for westerosi standards. He did trust Quentyn but he is reluctant to confide to Arianne? He never even tried to tell her that he had plans for her. He just let her grow old and remain unmarried.It was a risk to send Quentyn to Essos but he took it. Why not risk trusting Arianne instead of treating her like a child? It wasn't just the letter that she read but his behaviour towards her, he alienated his daughter At the time the ally in Westeros meant very little to Dany. Daario can count, so does Dany. Things change and Dany is no longer a child in Pentos but Queen of Meereen, and as Quentyn admits Dorne needs her desperately It would have been wise if Doran had sent a group of Dornishmen as spies in Dany's court to gather information on the queen and then send Quentyn with an offer of alliance. For some reason Doran expected Dany to abandon everything and follow a stranger. But she had an obligation to her people. Doran's plan made sense when it was conducted at the Water Gardens, when his precious ally, Oberyn was still alive but there are always other factors to consider. Daenerys is not Viserys, just like the Sand Snakes are not Oberyn. A queen with Cersei's attitude would have gladly turn her back to Meereen to follow another ally, but Daenerys Targaryen would never do that.