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24th Aug '16 9:24:14 PM Epicazeroth
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** ''A Feast For Crows'': [[spoiler: Doran Martell revealing his plans for vengeance. Euron revealing his plan to steal Dany's dragons. Jamie refuses Cersei's please for help.]]

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** ''A Feast For Crows'': [[spoiler: Doran Martell revealing his plans for vengeance. Euron revealing his plan to steal Dany's dragons. Jamie refuses Cersei's please pleas for help.]]
24th Aug '16 4:45:47 PM TheSarcasticBen
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** ''A Feast For Crows'': [[spoiler: Doran Martell revealing his plans for vengeance. Euron revealing his plan to steal Dany's dragons. Jamie refuses Cersei's plea for help.]]

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** ''A Feast For Crows'': [[spoiler: Doran Martell revealing his plans for vengeance. Euron revealing his plan to steal Dany's dragons. Jamie refuses Cersei's plea please for help.]]
16th Jul '16 2:42:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Rorge, whose bite is just about as bad as his bark.* SixStudentClique: A clique of this type is introduced in the prologue of ''A Feast for Crows'', at the Citadel.

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** Rorge, whose bite is just about as bad as his bark.bark.
* SixStudentClique: A clique of this type is introduced in the prologue of ''A Feast for Crows'', at the Citadel.
16th Jul '16 2:41:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* SiblingYinYang:
** Arya and Sansa - TomboyAndGirlyGirl.
** Cersei and Tyrion
** Renly and Stannis - RedOniBlueOni.
** Gregory and Sandor -- future-leganary monster-Terminator on legs; cynical dickhead. This is way more divergent than it sounds.
** ExploitedTrope in the case of Doran and Oberyn Martell. After his brother's death, Doran tells his nieces that he used his pensive, somewhat ineffectual reputation to shield Oberyn "the Red Viper" from the enemies he would make if he were in power, leaving Oberyn free to [[PsychoSidekick do the family's dirty work]]. He compares the double act to long grass that looks harmless but hides a snake.
* TheSiege:
** Historically, the Siege of Storm's End lasted two years until the besieging army surrendered.
** Lannister forces besiege Riverrun, but are foiled by TheCavalry. [[spoiler:They succeed in forcing a surrender on their second attempt.]]
** The Eyrie is blockaded by the Lords of the Vale after [[spoiler:Lysa Arryn's death, and Littlefinger talks them out of it.]]
** The wildlings under Mance Rayder attack Castle Black from both sides of the Wall. [[spoiler:Only the unexpected arrival of King Stannis' army stops them.]]



* SilentSnarker:
** Ser Ilyn Payne comes across this way to Jaime (and once openly laughs at him). This makes sense since the reason Ilyn got his tongue cut out was for [[BullyingADragon snarking about King Aerys]].
** Theon's squire Wex, a mute who frequently smirks at Theon's misfortunes.
* SilverFox: A long-dead Targaryen princess, Elaena, was said to have been more beautiful at seventy than she was at seventeen.
* SingleLineOfDescent: Justified with the Targaryens, as their tradition of marrying brothers to sisters reduced the number of branches of the family tree. This is part of the reason they were so vulnerable to SuccessionCrisis, both in the recent past and historically.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Before he actively threatened to kill Sam, Randyll Tarly had this attitude when trying to get Sam to "man up". This extended to a literal case, as Sam almost drowned to death during a disastrous attempt at teaching him to swim -- Randyll has a grudge against Hyle Hunt for saving Sam's life, which suggests that he already didn't really care whether Sam survived or not.



** Rorge, whose bite is just about as bad as his bark.

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** Rorge, whose bite is just about as bad as his bark.* SixStudentClique: A clique of this type is introduced in the prologue of ''A Feast for Crows'', at the Citadel.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The series is noted for its cynical take on many tropes popular in HighFantasy, such as the DistressedDamsel and the KnightInShiningArmor. Characters with overly idealistic worldviews tend to fare poorly. However, characters who indulge in too much cynicism, especially to the point of StupidEvil, don't last long either.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: No world so overflowing with [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] would be complete without its own VariantChess, after all. In this case it's ''cyvasse'', a kind of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafl_games Tafl game]], with opponents setting up their pieces in a custom starting arrangement out of sight of each other. Myrcella picks it up pretty well, and Tyrion is particularly good at it, eventually mentoring Young Griff. Martin himself played in and directed chess tournaments when he was younger, and while he hasn't played competitively since the 80s, he does have a solid USCF rating of 1905, just short of Expert.
* SmugSnake:
** Cersei Lannister is constantly gloating to herself about what a good job she's doing as ruler. Her success does not match her smugness.
** Theon Greyjoy
** Janos Slynt, who seems to feel that his powerful "friends" will see to it that he's never harmed. [[spoiler:Even if they were inclined to save him (which they aren't, Lord Tywin dismisses him as "the son of a butcher"), they're leagues away, and the commanding officer who learned how to deal with oathbreakers from the father Janos had a hand in betraying is very close.]]
** House Frey is so filled with Smug Snakes that listing them all here would be impossible. But Ryman and Rhaegar stand out.



* SiblingYinYang:
** Arya and Sansa - TomboyAndGirlyGirl.
** Cersei and Tyrion
** Renly and Stannis - RedOniBlueOni.
** Gregory and Sandor -- future-leganary monster-Terminator on legs; cynical dickhead. This is way more divergent than it sounds.
** ExploitedTrope in the case of Doran and Oberyn Martell. After his brother's death, Doran tells his nieces that he used his pensive, somewhat ineffectual reputation to shield Oberyn "the Red Viper" from the enemies he would make if he were in power, leaving Oberyn free to [[PsychoSidekick do the family's dirty work]]. He compares the double act to long grass that looks harmless but hides a snake.
* TheSiege:
** Historically, the Siege of Storm's End lasted two years until the besieging army surrendered.
** Lannister forces besiege Riverrun, but are foiled by TheCavalry. [[spoiler:They succeed in forcing a surrender on their second attempt.]]
** The Eyrie is blockaded by the Lords of the Vale after [[spoiler:Lysa Arryn's death, and Littlefinger talks them out of it.]]
** The wildlings under Mance Rayder attack Castle Black from both sides of the Wall. [[spoiler:Only the unexpected arrival of King Stannis' army stops them.]]
* SilentSnarker:
** Ser Ilyn Payne comes across this way to Jaime (and once openly laughs at him). This makes sense since the reason Ilyn got his tongue cut out was for [[BullyingADragon snarking about King Aerys]].
** Theon's squire Wex, a mute who frequently smirks at Theon's misfortunes.
* SingleLineOfDescent: Justified with the Targaryens, as their tradition of marrying brothers to sisters reduced the number of branches of the family tree. This is part of the reason they were so vulnerable to SuccessionCrisis, both in the recent past and historically.
* SilverFox: A long-dead Targaryen princess, Elaena, was said to have been more beautiful at seventy than she was at seventeen.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Before he actively threatened to kill Sam, Randyll Tarly had this attitude when trying to get Sam to "man up". This extended to a literal case, as Sam almost drowned to death during a disastrous attempt at teaching him to swim -- Randyll has a grudge against Hyle Hunt for saving Sam's life, which suggests that he already didn't really care whether Sam survived or not.
* SixStudentClique: A clique of this type is introduced in the prologue of ''A Feast for Crows'', at the Citadel.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The series is noted for its cynical take on many tropes popular in HighFantasy, such as the DistressedDamsel and the KnightInShiningArmor. Characters with overly idealistic worldviews tend to fare poorly. However, characters who indulge in too much cynicism, especially to the point of StupidEvil, don't last long either.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: No world so overflowing with [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]] would be complete without its own VariantChess, after all. In this case it's ''cyvasse'', a kind of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafl_games Tafl game]], with opponents setting up their pieces in a custom starting arrangement out of sight of each other. Myrcella picks it up pretty well, and Tyrion is particularly good at it, eventually mentoring Young Griff. Martin himself played in and directed chess tournaments when he was younger, and while he hasn't played competitively since the 80s, he does have a solid USCF rating of 1905, just short of Expert.
* SmugSnake:
** Cersei Lannister is constantly gloating to herself about what a good job she's doing as ruler. Her success does not match her smugness.
** Theon Greyjoy
** Janos Slynt, who seems to feel that his powerful "friends" will see to it that he's never harmed. [[spoiler:Even if they were inclined to save him (which they aren't, Lord Tywin dismisses him as "the son of a butcher"), they're leagues away, and the commanding officer who learned how to deal with oathbreakers from the father Janos had a hand in betraying is very close.]]
** House Frey is so filled with Smug Snakes that listing them all here would be impossible. But Ryman and Rhaegar stand out.
16th Jul '16 2:37:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[SirSwearsALot Ser Swears-a-Lot]]:
** One of Gregor's men, known as "Shitmouth", has that nickname because of his constant cursing, though his bark is worse than his bite.
** Rorge, whose bite is just about as bad as his bark.


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* SirSwearsALot:
** One of Gregor's men, known as "Shitmouth", has that nickname because of his constant cursing, though his bark is worse than his bite.
** Rorge, whose bite is just about as bad as his bark.
16th Jul '16 4:15:29 AM KrisDK
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* [[SirSwearsALot Ser Swears-a-Lot]]:
** One of Gregor's men, known as "Shitmouth", has that nickname because of his constant cursing, though his bark is worse than his bite.
** Rorge, whose bite is just about as bad as his bark.



* SirSwearsALot:
** One of Gregor's men, known as "Shitmouth", has that nickname because of his constant cursing, though his bark is worse than his bite.
** Rorge, whose bite is just about as bad as his bark.
11th Jul '16 4:08:36 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Several of the houses' names {e.g. Blackfyre and Blacktyde) have a "Y" where an "I" would normally be.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Several of the houses' names {e.g. Blackfyre and Blacktyde) have a "Y" where an "I" would normally be. This is somewhat reminiscent of real-life examples in names, such as "Smyth," which could either be linguistic offshoots of common words/names or deliberate affectations.
11th Jul '16 3:54:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Several of the houses' names (f.ex. Blackfyre and Blacktyde) have a "Y" where an "I" should be.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Several of the houses' names (f.ex. {e.g. Blackfyre and Blacktyde) have a "Y" where an "I" should be.would normally be.
11th Jul '16 4:07:14 AM ruthlesstyrant
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* XtremeKoolLetterz: Several of the houses' names (f.ex. Blackfyre and Blacktyde) have a "Y" where an "I" should be.
5th Jul '16 1:26:47 PM Euodiachloris
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** Gregory and Sandor -- future-leganary monster-Terminator on legs; cynical dickhead. This is way more divergent than it sounds.
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