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  1. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 223 and where we go from here

    No, of course not, he's Aemon. (Jon IX, aGoT)
  2. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 223 and where we go from here

    http://thelasthearth.com/thread/572/dany
  3. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 223 and where we go from here

    What if AAR is the Dragon, with three heads? Maybe Jon AND Dany AND (f)Aegon will fulfill the prophecy. This could be a barrel of red herrings, too. Dany is most likely Targaryen, because the dragons love her (we have proof of this phenomenon in Brown Ben Plumm), but @markg171 has a masterful thread elsewhere proving (to me anyway) that she's been lied to about the circumstances of her birth. While we don't know what this means, exactly, what if Dany is Rhaegar's daughter, and not his sister? Certainly possible. He is looking right at her when he says there must be another. I had forgotten he claimed the Nightfort! I'm not trying to suggest he is anyone reborn, or is even a proper noun Night King. But he is, like NK, loving an unnatural woman and giving her his soul. The more I ruminate on this the more I think it will happen. Here's a related thread: How many people in Westeros are unnaturally alive? Coldhands, Dondarrion (RIP), Stoneheart. Maybe Mel and Moqorro. I would put Victarion on this list, too, with his weird "pork crackling" arm. (And what are the odds that Euron is skinchanging or somehow spying on the Dusky Woman; 110%?)
  4. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 223 and where we go from here

    I could go either way on that, but I think your position is a defensible one, and one I am sometimes inclined to myself. But there has to be an arc, right? (Mostly I wanted to make fun of the show, in which Jon's sole and entire significance was... he made Dany jealous). I bet they're going to be mostly right on the substance, but wrong on what it means. There will be an AA, but it's gonna suck, for him and for you. Benerro should be frightened, not triumphant, etc. To wit: Right as far as it goes, only she's dead wrong to consider fire the unalloyed good opposing the evil that is ice. That dumpster fire of a series ending had me going back to the books over the past few weeks. I hit most of the northern chapters, skipped most of the Dany and KL chapters, good Heretic that I am. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this series, damn that Turtle. Anyway, is Stannis becoming Night's King, or a night king? We hear of NK that he loved his white queen, and "when he gave his seed to her he gave his soul as well." Further, we know from Davos' POV that Mel doesn't want to bone ole Stan the Man anymore, because "the king's fires burn so low." The parallels are obvious. Could Stannis' next ejaculation be his last? Coldhands speaks of blood pooling in his hands and freezing there. What if Stannis becomes a sort of fiery coldhands, doomed to eternal priapism? It would be GRRMish, I think, if Mel in all sincerity thinks she's doing The Right Thing, but ends up turning Stannis into a soulless monster just the same. If the soi-disant Mummers are to be believed, the Children created the White Walkers, who would be their undoing. Why not Mel, too?
  5. Direwolf Blitzer

    What does Stannis’ chapter reveal about the Pink Letter

    Been re-reading here, and more convinced than ever that the Pink Letter is a fake. If Ramsay defeats Stannis at the crofter's village, he has Reek. Or, if Stannis did give him to the tree, surely someone has been flayed until they gave that info up. Either way he knows where Reek is. No, Mance wrote that letter with Theon's help. Theon gives it away, thinking of what the letter said and laughing, half in amusement (boy, we pulled a fast one) half in despair (what Ramsay will do if he finds out).
  6. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 223 and where we go from here

    What do people think that vision is about, anyway? Perhaps Euron is the black tide? He's reaving on the coasts, anyway. See, I think Jon is AA. At the end of the day the bad guys simply are not going to win. GRRM cannot subvert all our expectations, because it would be stupid. The Long Night will not descend on Westeros forever. So when Mel asks to see AA and she sees Snow, well... yes. (I'm sure the job of saving the world will be brutal and thankless and that Jon will not reign forever in King's Landing, but just imagine how stupid it would be if the big hero of your series stumbled through 7 books only to do... nothing. Like, I don't know, if maybe Arya kills all the Walkers, rendering the Watch meaningless, and someone else takes the throne, rendering his kingly heritage meaningless. Just spitballing here. Anyway, the narrative demands that Jon be significant, even if he doesn't get a romantic ending.) Regarding Jon's dream, what if he gets resurrected Coldhands-style? Would fit with the black ice symbolism, though I'll grant it's a small stretch. Certainly covers the Ice and Fire bases.
  7. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 223 and where we go from here

    I think the takeaway from Mel's POV is that she's just a regular gal trying to make it in this crazy world, and not a brilliant schemer like Littlefinger. The resurgence of red magic has left her rather like the dog that caught the car.
  8. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 222 vindication

    Clegane is not a knight, though. It's a big part of his character. Even upon elevation to the Kingsguard he refuses knighthood. I think Clegane represents your position, in fact; he sees the hypocrisy of the system, and to the degree he can resist being a part of it, he does. (Still murdered a kid, but hey) This doesn't wash. GRRM is pretty even with his religions; there are good and bad elements to all of them. There are drunken, greedy septons, sure. There's also Meribald and the men of the Quiet Isle. And by the time Dance rolls around, the faith is undergoing a sort of internal reformation and seeing the emergence of pious orders dedicated to serving the poor, etc. Beyond that, "the Faith" is too abstract for this particular vision. As has been said elsewhere, the things Bran sees in this vision are happening, as Keifer Sutherland would say, in real time.
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    Heresy 222 vindication

    Do the Walkers bring the cold, or does the cold bring the Walkers? Other idle musings: Was reading old friend @Voice re: Bran's visions, and cross-referencing with the dwarf woman (Ghost of High Heart, IIRC?). Bran sees a stone giant in his GoT vision. I'm inclined to believe it's Ilyn Payne, but it could also be Littlefinger. Recall that Littlefinger is already plotting against the Starks, if only indirectly. The assassin's knife, etc. I bring it up only because of the GHH vision, "I saw a maid with snakes in her hair" (Sansa, unknowingly wearing the poison), later she "dreamt that maid again, slaying a savage giant in a castle made of snow." I would not be surprised to see Sansa kill Baelish as Winter falls on the Eyrie. Regarding the link between the Starks and Winter: It's been a decade since the last book, so I am sure someone has already done this to death, but when and why was the false spring, and was it someone's fault?
  10. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 222 vindication

    Not only does Shireen have grayscale, she's like 1/32 Targaryen. I'm not sure if that qualifies her for casino money, but it bears watching in light of certain prophecies. The Wall is a funny thing. Heretics may disagree, but GRRM himself has told us that "more than ice" went into its raising, and certainly the Wildlings seem to agree. Blood, Ygritte says. But in a time of rising magic, wouldn't the magical wall be keeping Westeros even safer? Something doesn't add up, there.
  11. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 222 vindication

    I wonder if the Wall is susceptible to whatever magical business is hatching dragons and lighting the glass candles.
  12. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    It's tempting to read between the lines, certainly. Is the show ending evidence for Jon as AA? If he kills Dany and goes North in the books, I assume he will do so with a flaming sword.
  13. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    OK, fine. New rationalization: George Foreman named all his sons George, and there's like five of them. No reason Rhaegar couldn't. I'm sure this has been done to death, but: R+A=D, R+L=J, R+E=A? Three heads, three mothers, one very randy man of prophecy?
  14. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    Ah, thank you. I had only searched for the HotU scene in my e-book, and stopped reading when I found what I was looking for. Still: she is assuming. She doesn't know what any of these people look like. I agree that it's undoubtedly, 100% Rhaegar, but she's just guessing, and the stories she grew up with are surely no more reliable than Maester Yandel, etc. I'm on board with you here. ASOIAF is a tale of a thousand plots. I am inclined to believe that the 5 or 10 resolved by the show were done mostly to GRRM's specifications is all. Which, happily for us, means the entire Northern story remains to be told.* *By GRRM or his executors I can't help but think this is the result of an intelligent fan base with too many years between novels. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes a hidden prince is just that. Hopefully we get the authoritative answer in our lifetimes! Well hey there. I've relapsed into ASoIaF. The show is weak tea, though, so I had to come back to Heresy for the hard stuff.
  15. Direwolf Blitzer

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    She doesn't even positively ID Rhaegar in that vision, let alone Elia. Could easily be Lyanna. Can we rule out him knowing his first (f)Aegon was murdered by Lannisters, leaving him to try again with (J)Aegon? Agreed. I think this is good storytelling. She's a "main character," she must be a protagonist. Well, yes, but... Right. She's only messianic in her own mind. Most people don't want to invite fire-breathing monsters and raping horde of Mongol-analogues into their homes, but this is the company Dany keeps. I'd beg to differ. This is still an adaptation. Occam's Razor says we should accept this as, yes, broadly GRRM's ending. I will wager a copper penny that Dany burns King's landing in the books*, and in fact this is already well-foreshadowed. The details will be different, sure; maybe (f)Aegon coasts in and steals her birthright, which she has suffered so long to claim. Maybe that drives her around the bend, or maybe it's just a straightforward Dance of Dragons. Same with R+L=J. I find it highly unlikely that they made it up. Not only because of the mythos of the show ("We met with George and he asked us if we knew who Jon's parents are"), but because they did next to nothing with that information; easier to accept that George told them it was true and left them to fill in some gaps. Same with the assassination. John will be a wolf and then a man again, per Mel's vision. It won't be as tidy as the show. But the end result will be the same: he will live again. They didn't make this stuff up or plan it or even know what to do, but Boss George said they had to hit these beats, so they did. Our best and most sensible hope is for the Northern story. All the magic and folklore got excised from the show, so I suspect we'll still have much to discover of Bran et. al when the books are published.* I think we can be assured that the Walkers will be defeated, and beyond that it's George's story to tell. And really, who thought the books would end* with eternal winter anyway? A question: How much are D&D bound by contract? How much freedom do they really have? More than none but less than all, I suspect. *Standard disclaimers apply. Stuart... Black Crow is the True King, then? Jon (a crow) is a Targaryen king, Black Crow is a Stuart... the parallels have been there all along!
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