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Always. The genes for baldness are on the X chromosome, which in males is always inherited from the mother, as the Y is always inherited from the father. :)

Tywin and Joanna were first cousins

Her father was Jason Lannister

Tywin's father was Tytos Lannister

Jason and Tytos were brothers...

If Tywin got the baldness gene from his mother... so did Jason... giving it to Joanna... giving it to Jamie...

Yes we do not know that Jason was actually bald.... but umm... if we are going by the mother's father... and take line breeding into account... Jamie should be balding any minute now.

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That's not really a small question. A concrete answer hasn't been provided in the books. I'm of the opinion that Darkstar told, and Doran's using the Darkstar hunt he sent Balon Swann on to rob Cersei of one more capable soldier and advisor.

I thought I might have merely missed something obvious during a reread. Thanks.

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Is Ghost truly completely silent? There are a lot of remarks about how Ghost never makes a sound and even Summer refers to him as the one "who has no voice". Jon's first wolf dream, Ghost howls and he comments that it "echoes throughout the forest".

That was just a dream...
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Mating with a wolf as a wolf... is considered an abomination by some skinchangers....


some part of the skinchanger is left in the wolf and some part of the wolf is left in the skinchanger....




The question would be is the belief that mating as a wolf is an abomination based on the idea that the warg wolf puppies have some part of the warg in them?


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That was just a dream...

And yet, in the first chapter, the band of Starks has left the site of the dead direwolf and they carry five pups, when this occurs:

Halfway across the bridge, Jon pulled up suddenly.

"What is it, Jon?" their lord father asked.

"Can't you hear it?"

Bran could hear the wind in the trees, the clatter of their hooves on the ironwood planks, the whimpering of his hungry pup, but Jon was listening to something else.

Since Bran tells us all he can hear, Jon is hearing something... special. The yet undetected sixth direwolf pup is somehow calling him.

Put 1 + 1 together and get two: Ghost is silent to the world. Jon may hear him in certain somehow magical moments.

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Tywin and Joanna were first cousins

Her father was Jason Lannister

Tywin's father was Tytos Lannister

Jason and Tytos were brothers...

If Tywin got the baldness gene from his mother... so did Jason... giving it to Joanna... giving it to Jamie...

Yes we do not know that Jason was actually bald.... but umm... if we are going by the mother's father... and take line breeding into account... Jamie should be balding any minute now.

That's not how it works.

The gene for going bald is on the X chromosome. Males are XY, females are XX. That means that Tywin passed on his Y to Jaime. In other words, Tywin going bald has got little to do with it.

Jamie's chances of going bald are connected to Jason, not Tywin. Jason was XY, and passed his X on to Joanna. Joanna was XX, and passed on one of her X chromosomes to Jaime. That means that IF Jason had been balding like Tywin, there was still a 50% chance that it wasn't passed on to the grandchild. So IF Jason indeed had been going bald as well, Jaime has a 50% chance of going bald himself.

However, Tywins baldness will be connected to his mother's father. As Joanna and Tywin don't have the same mother (nor the same father, but that is besides the point here), the source for Tywins baldness would be in House Marbrand (his mothers father), not House Lannister.

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Is Ghost truly completely silent? There are a lot of remarks about how Ghost never makes a sound and even Summer refers to him as the one "who has no voice". Jon's first wolf dream, Ghost howls and he comments that it "echoes throughout the forest".

My own theory is that, that dream was a prophetic Targ dream, and that we will see the real event in the next book when Jon is inside Ghost, Bran will speak to him and tell him his parentage.

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And yet, in the first chapter, the band of Starks has left the site of the dead direwolf and they carry five pups, when this occurs:

Since Bran tells us all he can hear, Jon is hearing something... special. The yet undetected sixth direwolf pup is somehow calling him.

Put 1 + 1 together and get two: Ghost is silent to the world. Jon may hear him in certain somehow magical moments.

It was Bloodraven...

"If Robb has to go, watch over him," Bran entreated the old gods, as they watched him with the heart tree's red eyes, "and watch over his men, Hal and Quent and the rest, and Lord Umber and Lady Mormont and the other lords. And Theon too, I suppose. Watch them and keep them safe, if it please you, gods. Help them defeat the Lannisters and save Father and bring them home."

A faint wind sighed through the godswood and the red leaves stirred and whispered. Summer bared his teeth. "You hear them, boy?" a voice asked.

...

"No, stay," Bran commanded her. "Tell me what you meant, about hearing the gods."

Osha studied him. "You asked them and they're answering. Open your ears, listen, you'll hear."

Bran listened. "It's only the wind," he said after a moment, uncertain. "The leaves are rustling."

"Who do you think sends the wind, if not the gods?" She seated herself across the pool from him, clinking faintly as she moved. Mikken had fixed iron manacles to her ankles, with a heavy chain between them; she could walk, so long as she kept her strides small, but there was no way for her to run, or climb, or mount a horse. "They see you, boy. They hear you talking. That rustling, that's them talking back".

Bran VI, Game
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That's not how it works.

The gene for going bald is on the X chromosome. Males are XY, females are XX. That means that Tywin passed on his Y to Jaime. In other words, Tywin going bald has got little to do with it.

Jamie's chances of going bald are connected to Jason, not Tywin. Jason was XY, and passed his X on to Joanna. Joanna was XX, and passed on one of her X chromosomes to Jaime. That means that IF Jason had been balding like Tywin, there was still a 50% chance that it wasn't passed on to the grandchild. So IF Jason indeed had been going bald as well, Jaime has a 50% chance of going bald himself.

However, Tywins baldness will be connected to his mother's father. As Joanna and Tywin don't have the same mother (nor the same father, but that is besides the point here), the source for Tywins baldness would be in House Marbrand (his mothers father), not House Lannister.

correct... I was mistaken...

Jason (jamie's mother's father) and his brother Tytos's(jamie's grandfather Jason's brother) hair or lack there of is not given.

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Tansy is an abortifacient that Hoster had Lysa take to kill Petyr and Lysa's unborn son.

I knew that Tansy was some kind of drug, but wasn't sure if that's what it was. That explains all ... thanks so much!

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