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Do you think Martin cherry picks the similarities, or that he does it unconsciously for the most part? 

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Florence Fossoway is Elaena Targaryen but the Reach version.

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On 1/6/2019 at 6:13 AM, Mwm said:

Do you think Martin cherry picks the similarities, or that he does it unconsciously for the most part? 

GRRM does everything with a reason i am 100% sure. Even battles got some parallels for example Stannis his battle against Ironborn, looks like to happen again at the Arbor. Brienne and Dunc are also a good example and Alys River and Mellissandra and many more.  

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On 1/6/2019 at 7:14 AM, Mrs.Grumpy said:

Florence Fossoway is Elaena Targaryen but the Reach version.

Very much so, at least in that one capacity. The hints we have about Elaena implies that she was not just effectively the Mistress of Coin but also heavily involved in other politics, going as far as acting as a spy/secret agent for Daeron II (along with Michael Manwoody). In that sense she might be more than Florence.

And by the way, if George felt he had to use that idea before Elaena he could have made Florence a great legal expert or a ship captain, making her effectively Mistress of Laws or Mistress of Laws rather than having her serve in the same position as Elaena later would. That would have made the thing less an obvious copy.

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Aegon III reminds me a bit of Jon - far from the throne/seat of Winterfell (Jon's a bastard, Aegon's a fourth son), has two sisters, one of which is a tomboy, the other more feminine, is rather distant and aloof from those he rules over, has eyes so dark they could be black, etc

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4 hours ago, Alyssa of House Arryn said:

Aegon III reminds me a bit of Jon - far from the throne/seat of Winterfell (Jon's a bastard, Aegon's a fourth son), has two sisters, one of which is a tomboy, the other more feminine, is rather distant and aloof from those he rules over, has eyes so dark they could be black, etc

Also had almost his whole family killed and maybe will also meet a family member who he thinks was dead. 

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