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  1. I am not comfortable with Slynt being more intelligent and Thorne acting dumber in the show. Book Thorne was ever a hateful creature, a nasty piece of work, but he was extremely manipulative and dangerous. And he was cunning. I would like to see a Joffrey-level of antagonism with the addition of cunning from him.
  2. Barristan was severely wounded after the Battle of Trident. I think the ToJ was regularly and secretly getting help from Starfall. Surely they were getting the news as well. They stayed quite a long time in ToJ. 3 KG, a dying woman and a baby alone do not give us a meaningful picture. The must have squires, serving people, a wetnurse (Wylla) for provisions and so on.
  3. If Jon was illegitimate, then 3 KG would not protect him at ToJ instead of the rightful king Viserys III in Dragonstone. Robb thought that all his siblings except Sansa were dead. Besides, Jon is not a Snow. He cannot legitimize Jon. Jon has a lot of foreshadowing to be the king. GRRM said Jon is not dead. That means he is wounded and alive, most likely in a coma similar to Bran in AGoT. I don't think this necessarily implies Ned is the father. Bran also saw Lyanna after this vision, which hints that Lyanna is the mother of Jon. Ghost is different than the other wolves in many ways. He is an outsider. I thing that is Aegon you are referring to. Jon is already with us right from the beginning. He is a trueborn prince and king as foreshadowed in AGoT. “Why aren’t you down in the yard?” Arya asked him. He gave her a half smile. “Bastards are not allowed to damage young princes,” he said. “Any bruises they take in the practice yard must come from trueborn swords.” Since we know that Joffrey is the bastard here, this makes Jon the young prince. “Kings are a rare sight in the north.” Robert snorted. “More likely they were hiding under the snow. Snow, Ned!” The king put one hand on the wall to steady himself as they descended. King Jon is hiding under the Snow (identity). Also note that the king puts one hand to the wall. This symbolizes Jon going to the Wall.
  4. ? So Jon & Dany will marry, and their Hand will be ; thus, fulfilling the three-headed dragon prophecy. :D The three-headed dragon is probably a single Targaryen with three heads (Jon-Ghost-a dragon) similar to Varamyr Sixskins (Varamyr-3 wolves-shadowcat-snowbear). The clues point that Dany will die at the Wall/North from childbirth and Tyrion is already infected with greyscale, which will drive him to choose the time of his death, which might be a heroic sacrifice.
  5. And here is why I think CH is only a golem: ETA: By the way, TV show Jon showed no sign of being a warg yet. Same goes for Arya. I think if Jon meets Bran, he might open his third eye like he did in the books.
  6. He is more hateful and far more cunning in the books. He is the mastermind behind Slynt and Bowen. Slynt was dumb as a stump and I don't like it how the TV show changed his character into an intelligent man, seemingly counselling Thorne.
  7. Yeah. He is certainly a corpse but not in the fashion of the Others. I think Bloodraven raised him through some dark necromancy.
  8. “Best we be starting back, m’lord,” he [Dywen] said to Bowen Marsh. “Dark’s falling, and there’s something in the smell o’ the night that I mislike.” Dywen catches the cold smell of the wights in the air. Dywen, the gnarled old forester who liked to boast that he could smell snow coming on, sidled closer to the corpses and took a whiff. Dywen said Craster was a kinslayer, liar, raper, and craven, and hinted that he trafficked with slavers and demons. “And worse,” the old forester would add, clacking his wooden teeth. “There’s a cold smell to that one, there is.” Craster was one of those people that I am not sure about him being 100% human. Dywen catches the cold smell in him. His mother was a wildling woman who lay with a ranger. Old Nan told stories about wildling women laying with Others and birthing hybrid creatures. I am just saying. Dywen was holding forth, spoon in hand. “I know this wood as well as any man alive, and I tell you, I wouldn’t care to ride through it alone tonight. Can’t you smell it?” “What is it you smell, Dywen?” asked Grenn. “Seems to me like it smells… well… cold.” “Your head’s as wooden as your teeth,” Hake told him. “There’s no smell to cold.” There is, thought Jon, remembering the night in the Lord Commander’s chambers. It smells like death. It seems Dywen was right all the time. More on Dywen here.
  9. There is nothing interesting about Coldhands. He is just a meatsuit Bloodraven uses.
  10. While Dany's champions were making a piss contest to face the champion of Meereen, I expected Daario to take this contest literally and say "Me member is twice the size of his and I can piss thrice the distance." I think Dany would like it.
  11. Then they chose a very alarming name :devil: Many of us are dying to learn what happened to Aerys, Rhaegel, his sons and the tension between Bloodraven and Maekar. All the D&E novellas have some hints about these and I am not sure whether we can learn what really happened from a maester's account (in TWOIAF).
  12. The Game of Thrones Wiki page says Aerys. But if he said Orys, then it is worse.
  13. Not sure if this was brought before but Tywin said that Aerys I was killed by his brother. It is not clear how he died and was succeeded by Maekar. Rhaegel had sons of his own and he was the heir of Aerys. There are some ideas about the tension between Bloodraven and Maekar in D&E novellas. A person proposed that Maekar would ill kill Rhaegel just like he killed Baelor which Egg strongly objected.
  14. The most “unacceptable” fact in the canon story for me is the idea that Olenna and LF actually sat together and plotted the murder of a king. I don’t think Tyrells can trust any person (whether a highborn or a lowborn) in such a dangerous plot except their own family. Book LF is seen as an “upjumped jackanapes” as Randyll put it. Like most of the other nobility, the Tyrells are also obsessed with noble blood. While Tywin was charging LF to marry Lysa and bring the Vale into the king’s peace, Mace needed to be reminded that LF is fit to the marriage as the Lord of Harrenhal. Even with such a title, they need time to consider LF as a high lord. So, how can they hope to trust such a man? Besides, LF plainly tells us how he does his work. While treating with the Tyrells, he praised Joffrey to the skies whereas his servants spread the word of his psychopathic nature. He planted his other ideas the same way, without saying anything but feeding proper information through his agents, so that the Tyrells believe that those are their own ideas. With this perspective, there must be a mechanism to make sense of how the Tyrells knew and decided to use Sansa’s poison carrying hairnet.
  15. Agreed, but I will still be sceptic as GRRM stated in that SSM
  16. A mind blowing theory on the Purple Wedding is here (Part 1 and Part 2). First time I read, I almost jizzed in my pants.
  17. I also liked the mention of wolfsbane as a possible name for Joffrey's sword. Wolfsbane is a poison mentioned in the books but its function is not explained. It is a real poison and I suspect we may have some uses of it in the books.
  18. This one was perfect. The touch of GRRM was visible for me. It gave me the same pleasure as reading the books.
  19. That man must be a an old knight in service to House Lannister. The Mountains's men refer to Gregor as Ser. He refers to Gregor as Clegane which implies he must not be a baseborn soldier. Besides, he showed that he is smarter than Mountain's men and he does not have any taste to do the shit they do.
  20. Welcome to the Forums, but what you suggest is impossible for many reasons. First of all, Arya saw the Black Pearl before (even sold some shit to her) and this time she never noted any difference. Besides the Black Pearl has full breasts while Sansa is not even an adult. Most importantly, the timeline and vast distance between Braavos and the Vale makes such a trip highly unlikely. And you should also explain when and where Sansa learned to act like a courtesan.
  21. “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” she sang sadly. A foolish, giddy girl she’d been, but good hearted. She would miss her, and she would miss Daena and the Snapper and the rest, even Izembaro and Bobono. This would make trouble for the Sealord and the envoy with the chicken on his chest, she did not doubt. She would think about that later, though. Just now, there was no time. I had best run. Mercy still had some lines to say, her first lines and her last, and Izembaro would have her pretty little empty head if she were late for her own rape. It is pretty obvious that she will abandon Mercy persona and she will even leave the Gate. Sorcery requires years of practice and sacrifice. She does not have that much time. As we see in Mercy POV, she has learned almost everything she needed to. Her basic desire was to learn the necessary skills to kill those people in her list. I think she will definitely leave Braavos. “The first Black Pearl was black as a pot of ink,” said Daena. “She was a pirate queen, fathered by a Sealord’s son on a princess from the Summer Isles. A dragon king from Westeros took her for his lover.” “I would like to see a dragon,” Mercy said wistfully. “Why does the envoy have a chicken on his chest?” This dragon is not Dany or her dragons but Aegon himself. By that time, rumors of his appearance should have reached Braavos. I think she will go to Westeros and possibly King’s Landing first where she knows for sure that Cersei is present. She may be disguised as a boy, especially as one of the little birds of Varys. She has an unfinished business with Cersei. A squirrel-skin cloak, he remembered, he knifed me for a squirrel-skin cloak. Death was not so easily outrun, however. So when Varamyr came upon the dead woman in the wood, he knelt to strip the cloak from her, and never saw the boy until he burst from hiding to drive the long bone knife into his side and rip the cloak out of his clutching fingers. “His mother,” Thistle told him later, after the boy had run off. “It were his mother’s cloak, and when he saw you robbing her …” As sociopaths, Cersei and Varamyr shares some parallels. A boy killed Varamyr for a squirrel-skin cloak. Arya has been called a boy and a squirrel several times. So, Arya will put a knife in Cersei’s belly (similar to the squire in the inn with Hound) to give her a slow and ugly death. Note the reference “his mother” and “robbing”. These references remind me of the boy’s mother (since the boy is Arya, we are talking about Cat here) and Robb. Cat was wrapped in a Stark cloak in her wedding to Ned. So robbing her cloak means, killing her Stark husband and children including Robb Stark. However, I don’t think the dragon she wanted to see will be actually Aegon. As Jon told in AGoT (different ways can lead to the same castle) that dragon will turn out to be Jon and she will finally rejoice with him.
  22. The Gate’s stage had developed a tilt as the building settled, their costumes were prone to mildew, and water snakes nested in the flooded cellar, but none of that troubled the mummers so long as the house was full. I should have helped him down the steps before I killed him. Now I’ll need to drag him all the way to the canal and roll him in. The eels would do the rest. Shit, the flooded cellar teeming with water snakes looks like a perfect spot to dump dead bodies without getting caught. Even Dexter would like it. Speaking of Dexter, that show is the source for my knowledge about femoral artery. Several times I got the impression that GRRM watches these shows (Supernatural, Dexter etc.) and imports some bits to his story.
  23. Is there anything left to discuss? I think this chapter was meant to make us realize that Stannis wrote the Pink Letter.
  24. I noted that too. I wonder whether BR is aware of himself appearing as a 3-eyed raven in the spirit world. That would be very interesting if the dreams and visions sent by glass candles assume symbolic forms in spirit world.
  25. Even Kevan realized what a greedy scum Mace was. I think Varys will try to break the Reach and steal the strong bannermen of the Tyrells. And that is one of the reasons why they want to have Dorne as their primary ally.
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