History ASongOfIceAndFire / TropesJToR

11th Jul '17 9:16:25 AM johnnye
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* {{Mummers}}: Mummers' shows are a frequently-mentioned form of entertainment, occasionally retelling historical stories in ways calculated to appeal to the audience (or not offend the powers that be). Arya spends some time with a troupe in Braavos who are performing a bawdy, sensationalised version of the War of Five Kings.
20th Jun '17 5:50:39 PM ruthlesstyrant
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* MasterSwordsman: Multiple people in the series are noted as being formidable fighters for one reason or another. Jaime Lannister (best swordsman alive prior to losing his hand), Loras Tyrell, Robert Baratheon (in his youth), Gregor Clegane (due to his strength, size and borderline invincibility), Barristan Selmy, Arthur Dayne (when he was still alive), Oberyn Martell.
10th Jun '17 12:48:47 AM NightShade96
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* LessonsInSophistication: Deconstructed. Sansa and Arya receive them. Arya resents the lessons, fails them constantly, preferring swordplay and adventures, and eventually gets stuck as a lost child in the middle of a war-torn land (with all of the dire consequences this has). Sansa likes the lessons and succeeds in them, and they eventually help her survive in a hostile DeadlyDecadentCourt, but several other characters point out that she's an EmptyShell just going through the motions they taught her.
7th Jun '17 12:05:24 AM MJaxon
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** Sharra Arryn also fits as well. Despite fortifying her land defenses, it didn't matter when Visenya Targaryen simply flew over them all and landed at the Eyrie. [[She rushed out to find her son sitting on Visenya's knee asking for a ride. The two Queens simply exchanged pleasantries and Sharra surrendered then.]]
29th May '17 2:53:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** DramaticIrony crops up when you realize that the only reason our world ever improved our medical practices was by embracing men like Qyburn. Leonardo da Vinci also liked to cut open corpses and see what was inside, and he (and others like him) massively improved our collective understanding of the human body. Of course, Leonardo was operating with the conscent of his government, whereas Qyburn plied his trade in secret.
29th May '17 2:26:42 PM Troscus
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** DramaticIrony crops up when you realize that the only reason our world ever improved our medical practices was by embracing men like Qyburn. Leonardo da Vinci also liked to cut open corpses and see what was inside, and he (and others like him) massively improved our collective understanding of the human body. Of course, Leonardo was operating with the conscent of his government, whereas Qyburn plied his trade in secret.
24th May '17 3:36:43 PM PirateDan
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* LiteralMetaphor: Telling Tyrion his answer to the riddle of the sellsword and the three powerful men, Varys says political power is a "shadow on the wall . . . yet shadows can kill." Later in the same volume, both [[spoiler:Ser Cortnay Penrose]] and self-styled [[spoiler:King Renly Baratheon]] are literally killed by a shadow.
23rd Apr '17 2:33:19 PM nombretomado
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* TheNondescript: The Tickler, Gregor Clegane's TortureTechnician, could disappear in a crowd of three; TelevisionWithoutPity described him as an "[[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/game-of-thrones/garden-of-bones-1.php?page=8 interestingly casual man]]".

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* TheNondescript: The Tickler, Gregor Clegane's TortureTechnician, could disappear in a crowd of three; TelevisionWithoutPity Website/TelevisionWithoutPity described him as an "[[http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/game-of-thrones/garden-of-bones-1.php?page=8 interestingly casual man]]".
22nd Apr '17 3:16:27 PM Malady
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ASongOfIceAndFire/TropesAToI | '''Tropes J To R''' | ASongOfIceAndFire/TropesSToZ | [[YMMV/ASongOfIceAndFire YMMV]]

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18th Apr '17 6:19:16 PM Theriocephalus
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* MedievalPrehistory: We're shown mammoths, dire wolves and aurochs of the setting, and a case could be made for the giants being the extinct ape, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus Gigantopithecus]]. The unicorns of Skagos have also been theorised to be the extinct [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elasmotherium Elasmotherium]]. At one point a reptile that sounds an awful lot like a velociraptor is also described.

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* MedievalPrehistory: We're shown mammoths, mammoths and dire wolves and aurochs of living beyond the setting, Wall, and a case could be made for the giants being the extinct ape, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus Gigantopithecus]]. The unicorns of Skagos have also been theorised to be the extinct [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elasmotherium Elasmotherium]]. At one point a reptile from the jungles of Sothoryos that sounds an awful lot like a velociraptor ''Velociraptor'' is also described.
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