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3 minutes ago, The Bard of Banefort said:

Baelor the Blessed may have been one of the most authoritarian kings in the series. There is something seriously sinister about locking your sisters up in captivity, presumably forever.

Well, it didn't seem like he had any plans for kids. Did he think that Viserys was going to rule when he died?

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I think Conqueror's Prophecy is my favorite new information :P I can even work it into Baelor's odd behavior! my theory is that Baelor had dreams of his own (like Daeron the drunken and other targs) and he saw Aegon's apocalyptic dream on his own . but as a fanatic , his reaction was more like Shepherd's reaction to Green's army rather than Aegon's reaction . which explains why he decided that house Targaryen must end ! hence , imprisoning his sisters and sending away his married cousin to Bravos! 

 

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7 minutes ago, The Bard of Banefort said:

I believe that George confirmed Daeron was straight.

I hope he changes his mind then . my headcanon says he was gay ... I don't remember why!

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1 minute ago, Craving Peaches said:

Recently I was wondering why there is no Magna Carta equivalent in Westeros. You would think that after Aerys the nobles would be especially keen to limit the king's power.

Given how all major lords have their own armies, the king is quite dependent on them. So I don't think something like a Magna Carta would be necessary.

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4 minutes ago, Takiedevushkikakzvezdy said:

Given how all major lords have their own armies, the king is quite dependent on them. So I don't think something like a Magna Carta would be necessary.

That's true, and it usually works to keep the king in check as they know they can't step out of line too much, but I still don't understand why they wouldn't codify something like the Magna Carta to make it official, especially after Aerys was overthrown or when the Targaryens lost their dragons. At this point the lords have more power than the king, why not make it so that the king legally can't have unlimited power anymore? It would make it much easier to replace a troublesome king too, as they can say they have the law on their side and so aren't rebels/traitors/usurpers.

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3 minutes ago, One-Winged Balrog said:

Do you think ASOIAF would have been better if GRRM had killed more POV characters?

I don't think killing off additional POV characters would have done anything. My issue with the characters dying is that is seems lopsided in favour of the 'evil' characters. I think more bad guys need to die. Apart from Tywin and Vargo Hoat, I feel like the only people dying are good guys. Ned, Catelyn, Ser Arys, Quentyn, possibly Jon. It feels a bit one-sided.

Also quite a lot of the people who die only have one POV chapter so they don't have as much impact.

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