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  1. Denam_Pavel

    Robert Baratheon - Not so bad after all

    When was Renly kind? He had no problem with the prospect of killing his brother. He had no problem with the prospect of taking his nephews and niece hostage (and ultimately killing them) to stake his claim. He has no problem killing Daenerys. As Robert said, only Ned tells him what the right to do is. Renly LOOKS like kind king, underneath, he's a soulless politician like Littlefinger. Stannis does abandon Robert fully knowing what happened to Jon Arryn and why. But he did protect Renly while they were under siege at Storm's End. And Davos saved Renly as much as Stannis during the rebellion. Stannis rewards Davos, Renly vocally looks down on him. He's marching with the army that would have killed him, against the two people that saved him from that fate in the Rebellion and by all appearances he could not be happier. Renly was the Master of Laws and he had absolutely no values.
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    Jaime "escaped imprisonment and rode south" ??

    Brienne sees her bed as a prison.
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    About Jorah....

    Jorah's advice steered her wrong though. An army of Unsullied made absolutely no difference in how ugly her Sack of King's Landing would be compared to Tywin's which Jorah witnessed. She should've been looking for an army of Jon Snows instead.
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    Missing things in FaB

    So was there ever a point in history when Warden of the East was not just a utterly meaningless ceremonial hereditary title for House Arryn? House Stark as Warden of North exersizes military autonomy to fight of wildling invasions, the Warden of the West needs it for ironborn primarily. It make sense that the Warden of the South was hereditary to House Tyrell as Dorne came way later and for the first century and then some, the Dornish were the major southern threat, But why did Visenya and Aegon give House Arryn the military command of the east? It basically always fell to House Velaryon or the Prince of Dragonstone or the Hand of the King of the King himself in King's Landing to deal with it. The Lord of the Eyrie already has the title Defender of the Vale. Maybe during Daeron's invasion of Dorne and the first Blackfyre Rebellion there was a Lord Arryn worth his salt but it's starting to look like Jon Arryn alone gave the title any meaning. Ned and Robert's conversation on the subject doesn't hold water for me anymore.
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    Prince Nymor's letter (slight crackpot)

    They didn't have Rhaenys' blood before. And dragons died and the magic went away. The moment Pyromancers noticed their own magic worked again, they went "have you seen any dragons?" And all these histories are written by Maesters, those people who hated magic and Marwyn tells us killed the last dragons to get rid of it.
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    Missing things in FaB

    I think we are rather running out of history for all those matches between Lannister and Baratheon that Ned read about to happen in.
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    Top 10 Fighters, 281 AC Edition

    I agree, but that if far removed from near certain death. Rhaegar is not proven to be a near perfect killing machine on horseback. Nor have any of the other celebrated tourney knight proven to be. If we assume they are both charging each other on horseback and both Robert's hands are still preoccupied wielding his war hammer then yeah, Rhaegar would probably still be around. Robert was at a numerical disadvantage at the Trident and had been for basically the whole war until then. His survival is partly credited to being able to quickly move from place to place. He's no stranger to encountering foes while on horseback. Surely we can afford him that benefit of the doubt? Personally I imagine both Rhaegar and Robert arrived at the Trident on horseback and both survived to fight on dismounted.
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    Prince Nymor's letter (slight crackpot)

    I'm honestly partial to the letter being bewitched with some blood magic with Rhaenys' blood answer. Dragons were still in the world at the time, magic was more of an option then it will be for most of history of the Seven Kingdoms.
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    Bowen's next decision

    Call back Ser Alliser Thorne is the likely answer. Though I think Thorne might start his command of Castle Black with a fresh slate by some killing of oathbreakers of his own.
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    Top 10 Fighters, 281 AC Edition

    Why? If Robert's Kryptonite was mounted combat, he would never have survived long enough to meet Rhaegar on the field. He met three armies at Summerhall, he'd had to deal with plenty of incoming cavalrymen.
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    Bowen's next decision

    I doubt Bowen is singularly in charge of the movement to end Jon's command, let alone of the Night's Watch as a whole to begin with.
  12. We got sprawling shots of Jon wading through the Winterfell courtyard, seeing nothing but dead bodies and named character. Arya had a whole stealth section inside Winterfell because a lot of the wights moved into Winterfell and run out of things to kill. You're telling me tens of thousands of fighters were present in the last episode that survived?
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    What is stopping Arya from killing Cersei and Euron?

    I quite agree. Cersei doesn't make her own wine, clean her own sheets. She has servants, guards, ectera. If a Faceless Man like Arya wants her dead, it's no big deal to make that happen. Arya knows how to get into the Red Keep.
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    Lords Paramount in Small Council

    Jaehaerys I apparantly had a Lord Baratheon, Lord Tyrell, Lord Tully and Lord Arryn on his council which seems a bit much. But I guess this was the time when the Great Councils took place.
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    Names for new Targaryens

    Whose they? I'll remind you that the Golden Company aren't just sellswords like they are for Cersei in the show. They are Bittersteel's company and he is bringing them home. They aren't leaving. Neither are their elephants. The public of KL already believe that Rhaegar's kid is dead and are perfectly happy to cheer for the monster that did it at a tourney. Even after the Mountain bragged about it in front of an audience, it didn't really matter. Not to the public, not to the Lords of Westeros. It's been a long time since anyone cared about Rhaegar's legacy. Of the Targaryan loyalists most the people of Dragonstone are with Stannis, most of the men of the Reach are with Tommen and Jon C will die of greyscale soon.
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    Names for new Targaryens

    Jon might name his first son Aemon after Maester Aemon. Aegon might go with Daemon for his heir once he learns and embraces who he really is. Maybe even Aegor.
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    Who is Going to Die

    Sam has been carrying a lot of the emotional weight these past episodes, so him saying he and Jorah will meet after the battle guarantees Jorah is dead. That crypt situation is going to go poorly so someone number down there is up. Missandei is likely but since Tyrion had to be down there Varys dying to this magic seems more likely to me. Grey Worm will probably die. Theon will almost certainly die. I'm going against the pack and say Beric lives. He's an undead knight charged with bringing the Mountain to justice, who is undead in KL. And the next fight is in KL for certainty. Beside dealing with Cersei, the Mountain is the only one that need dealing with and the Hound's dynamic this season is primarily with Beric and Arya so I say they've got another episode in them. ADany, Sam, Jon and Jaime are safe as can be for the nonce. The others I dare not comment on.
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    Episode 2 preview

    Joffrey had every intention of doing that. One might recall how Dany and Drogo started. Sansa's marriage to Tyrion was made under duress as well. I could go on. Lyanna was taken away from her family. That paper doesn't do anything to suggest Lyanna's consent. Only that Jon is indeed the rightful heir of the Targaryan line. Bran has to speak up and tell them how it is.
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    Episode 2 preview

    Aerys killed Rickard, Brandon, Brandon's companions, their fathers and 200 bannermen that rode with Rickard to KL. And then the whole friggin' war. Lyanna is nowhere near half the reason.
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    Episode 2 preview

    When Ned told his daughter that a ship was going to take them away from King's Landing in secret, Sansa went straight to the Queen with the information. Not Joffrey, Cersei. This is after she personally witnessed Cersei ordering Lady's death out of sheer spite. Smartest person Arya has met in action right there.
  21. Rhaegar Frey and Lyanna Mormont probably wouldn't have a much brighter future then their namesakes if you ask me.
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    [Spoilers] EP703 Discussion

    She could, I dunno, conduct a trail? Sentence them to death? Convict Tyene for her own crimes rather use her as a human prop to torture someone else?
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    [Spoilers] EP703 Discussion

    Aemon had already sworn away his last name as a maester at the time, then he took additional vows as a member of the Night's Watch for good measure to make absolutely sure he couldn't be used. Bran STARK just hanging out at Winterfell while Jon Snow won' t even take the name of the House he claims to lead should be a big problem.
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    [Spoilers] EP702 Discussion

    Bran can do the reading and writing part himself.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP510 Discussion

    Let's not forget that the Pink Letter stipulated that Mance Raydar, an oathbreaker, was alive and set free south of the Wall, thanks to Jon as well. the Night's Watch was given no context for that.