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    Renly's Plan and what he knew.

    Not really. Baratheon children with a Lannister parent, as noted in that draft tome, always look like Robert going back hundreds of years. All his bastards have the same hair as himself and his brothers. Nowhere does the book set up that all Starks or all Lannisters have the exact same hair. What it does kind of set up is that family members who marry will generally share the same looks with their children (see Tywin/Joanna-Cersei/Jaime or Rickard/Lyarra-Ned/Benjen/Lyanna/Brandon). The only exception there is Tyrion* and my god I hate that I brought that up. * plz no one call him a son of aerys'
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    Robb/margaery pairing?

    Because Cersei was trying to kill him (and Robert and Stannis). See my above post
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    Robb/margaery pairing?

    He was doing it to get rid of Cersei because he thought she was trying to kill him -- and she was. He says as much to both Catelyn and Eddard. He's not trying to be king; he doesn't want to die.
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    Robb/margaery pairing?

    He didn't know. It's pretty clear through both his actions and his words that he didn't know and doesn't really believe it when he finds out. At best he believed it after he got Stannis' letter and mocked Stannis to a small group of people to hide it, which is basically worthless.
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    Neck Will be the New Wall

    Baratheon propaganda. My man Aerys cooked all his plots till they were ready to serve!
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    The Red Wedding Was Justified.

    There’s basically no textual support for the the Freys losing anything much less a bridge. People who bent the knee before and after the RW were barely punished (see Brackens)
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    Denys and Elbert Arryn survive to war of five kings

    Man you guys are into something!!
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    The Red Wedding Was Justified.

    Meh all Walder had to do was close his gates. The northmen couldn't have forced their way across and lacked the ability to move their men across the Red Fork north of anywhere but the ruby ford, which would have been under control by Roose / Tywin's men. They would have had Robb cornered with minimal effort and could have forced him to surrender. Put it simply Robb could not have gone home without the Freys letting him cross at the Twins. It was simply more pragmatic for Tywin to let the Freys and Boltons commit atrocities at the RW and not take any blame for it. It was by no means necessary.
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    Neck Will be the New Wall

    You're shortchanging it. Aerys II extended the weeping town tunnel all the way to Dorne to make it bloom.
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    Denys and Elbert Arryn survive to war of five kings

    I doubt Jon marries anyone. Just as easy for Hoster to wed Lysa to Elbert. It makes more sense from a dynastic standpoint and a personal standpoint. Elbert is a lot younger, unmarried, Jon's heir, and hypothetically looks like Jon/Harold since he's an Arryn. So really not much changes until about 298 in the timeline as I'm assuming Lysa won't suffer as man miscarriages and go shit off her rocker. This is assuming it's Jon's age playing the biggest issue and not Lysa's tansy tea causing permanent damage.
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    Davos Seaworth as Admiral of a war fleet

    Literally none of that would have prevented Imry from sending some scout ships to verify the boom is functioning or in place at least. Stannis might have well said "fuck it" but that goes against basically every instinct he has as a methodical, proven commander. at the very least Stannis would want to guard against his entire navy being behind the chain (or vulnerable to an unknown fleet / force ) of ships preventing his non warships from ferrying boats outside the boom. This entire situation *screams* trap and we know that he isn't prone to rash tactical / strategic decision (Fair Isle - a trap, not attacking the Celtigar island, foregoing Dreadfort for Deepwood). Imagine how much more effective his attack would have been if his forces had attacked the riverside gates as well as the Iron gate, which is about as close to the water but on the opposite side of the city.
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    Pardon for Rickard Karstark

    Pardoned? No Not executed? Yes as it was the smart play. Hold him at RR in a nice apartment and make him join the NW after the war or when WF is retaken (in an alternate universe).
  13. 1) It's halfway across the world or farther. He wouldn't make it there by the end of the book 2) He specifically chooses to go to Westeros 3) Golden Company wants to end their exile 4) Dany will need all the Westerosi allies and support she can get, and the Dornish would favor her but likely already be attached to Aegon VI But the most important reason * Why would the GC want to rule over a place where a westerosi woman with f*cking dragons can't rule properly without a Ghiscari consort, and they have no overwhelming force to cow the sons of the harpy into the darkness and inactivity?
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    The Red Wedding Was Justified.

    Subtle? That word, I do not think you know what it means
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    Davos Seaworth as Admiral of a war fleet

    Honestly all they really needed to do was scout, see the booms, and make the decision to ferry the troops to the north shore and assault those gates. He had more than enough ships to engage the Lannister fleet while ferrying Stannis' men to wherever they needed to go. The really glaring thing is that they already *knew* about the boom towers from the fishermen and that Stannis had been unable to take them. They're obviously there for a reason, so avoiding a trap is basically 100% common sense. Edit: Also meant to add that the Florents are clearly meant to be incompetent / untrustworthy as a family. Leaving Selyse aside, Imry falls into a trap bc of stubborness and overconfidence, Alester "betrays" Stannis and his cause, and Axell is just a brown nosing, dumb asshole.
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    Pardon for Rickard Karstark

    Robb was completely justified in taking his head. He was just a moron for doing so instead of keeping him hostage for Harrion's good behavior.
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    Warship types in ASOIAF

    Victorian mentions ramming in his battles too
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    Size and travel times of Westeros

    They float on barges from Bitterbridge down to half a days march from KL
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    Could Dany conquer Dorne with a Dothraki horde?

    The dothraki hordes would die of thirst and starvation far before it came close to conquering Dorne. They have basically no food to forage and they can't take stone castles. Good luck with that
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    Timett will steal Alayne

    Nobody except the guy who knows best
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    Why Lord Walder is great for the story

    So glad that Highlander won the Academy Award for best movie ever made
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    Timett will steal Alayne

    It's pretty clear to her: "It was too soon. My lady, you do not understand. As I've told the Lord Protector, a pinch of sweetsleep will prevent the shaking, but it does not leave the flesh, and in time . . ." "Time will not matter if his lordship has a shaking fit and falls off the mountain. If my father were here, I know he would tell you to keep Lord Robert calm at all costs." "I try, my lady, yet his fits grow ever more violent, and his blood is so thin I dare not leech him any more. Sweetsleep . . . you are certain he was not bleeding from the nose?" "He was sniffling," Alayne admitted, "but I saw no blood." Colemon literally tells her that it doesn't leave the body and it causes nose bleeds. She's sniffed out peter's games without much guidance (and recognizes that he's not someone to be trusted) but Colemon is being truthful by looking out for SR, which tells herself earlier in the chapter.
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    Why didn’t Varys kill Tommen?

    Because killing Tommen would make the realm even more fucked up than letting Cersei rule it. Ostensibly he's leaving the realm in just bad enough condition that the Targs can come back but not so bad it's fractured forever.
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    Timett will steal Alayne

    I wouldn't even categorize it as short term goals. She literally thinks it could easily be Robert's life or her life. Don't have the ebooks in front of me, but her conversations (and LFs) with the Maester make it pretty clear she knows what's happening to SR but it matters less than her survival
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    Timett will steal Alayne

    Bronn picked a fight on his terms because he could (and wasn't weighed down by armor). The tournament held at the Bloody Gate is, uh, not gonna be as vulnerable as people marching through a mountain pass.
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