The Bard of Banefort Posted May 9, 2022 Share Posted May 9, 2022 One of the biggest parts of ASOIAF that keeps fans coming back for more is the endless theory-crafting and unsolved mysteries. So far, most remain unsolved. I thought it would be interesting to try to compile the mysteries that we have been given some kind of answer for. I'm excluding those that were introduced and solved in the same book (i.e. Olenna and Littlefinger poisoning Joffrey). Jon Arryn's murder: poisoned by Lysa under Littlefinger's instruction The catspaw dagger: sent by Joffrey in order to impress his father Dany's vision of the Red Wedding: pretty obvious--and literal--in retrospect, but confirmed in ASOS Varys' motive: installing Aegon on the Iron Throne; the details are still opaque The origin of Dany's eggs: technically not confirmed officially, but likely to have been the three eggs stolen by Elissa Farman Are there other solved mysteries that I'm forgetting? And what do you think this has to save about how other mysteries in this series will be solved? In my opinion, I think the solved mysteries we've gotten this far indicate that GRRM is capable of writing some really compelling twists (Lysa poisoning Jon Arryn) and some very underwhelming ones (Joffrey sending the catspaw blade). Another important takeaway is that most of the answers to these mysteries are more straightforward than most fan theories suggest (I believe Elio and Linda have said this before in the past). Dany's vision of the Red Wedding is a prime example of this. Morte 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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