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20th Jan '16 10:47:39 AM JujuP
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* {{Tyrannicide}}: ** Jaime Lannister a.k.a. "TheKingslayer". In the backstory, he killed an evil, mad king, [[InTheBack through the back]]. It did a lot of good for the realm, [[spoiler: saving over half a million lives that the Mad King was just about to end]] and putting an end to a destructive civil war. [[NeverLiveItDown No one will let him forget it, though]], because he was the King's own [[BodyguardBetrayal personal bodyguard]] and [[TheOathbreaker oathbound to protect him]], and he's also the son of the arriviste Lannister family that the rebels saw as "Johnny come latelies" who parlay their opportunistic actions to grab royal favor. He is seen by many as a disagreeable KarmaHoudini who should at the very least been ReassignedToAntarctica rather than continue as bodyguard. The fact that [[spoiler:he saved the city from wildfire annihilation is unknown to everyone in Westeros save Brienne and the reader]]. ** Brienne undergoes similar prejudice when she is thought to have killed Renly Baratheon, having been found in his tent with him just after he dies. In reality he was murdered by a shadow assassin conjured by a witch who was in league with Renly's brother Stannis Baratheon, though as Stannis had more right to the Iron Throne, and [[TheEvilPrince Renly]] was clearly TheUsurper and intended to kill Stannis that day this doesn't seem so great a crime. Later Renly's secret lover Ser Loras Tyrell meets Brienne and demanded she be punished for Renly's death, even though the Tyrells are currently allied with the Lannister regime Renly intended to overthrow.
19th Jan '16 3:57:22 PM EPThorn
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** [[spoiler: Jon Snow. In ''A Dance with Dragons'', he gives his sworn brothers every indication that he is ceding the realm to the wildings (whom the night watch has fought for centuries); he also appears to be going off to become involved in the game of thrones by attacking Ramsey Bolton and thereby breaking his oath while he dispatches men on a suicide mission. Sealing the deal, he neglects to keep his protective direwolf with him, despite very explicit warnings of what could occur. He is predictably stabbed in a mutiny.]].
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** [[spoiler: Jon Snow. In ''A Dance with Dragons'', he gives his sworn brothers every indication that he is ceding the realm to the wildings wildlings (whom the night watch has fought for centuries); he also appears to be going off to become involved in the game of thrones by attacking Ramsey Bolton and thereby breaking his oath while he dispatches men on a suicide mission. Sealing the deal, he neglects to keep his protective direwolf with him, despite very explicit warnings of what could occur. He is predictably stabbed in a mutiny.]].
19th Jan '16 3:52:08 PM EPThorn
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** [[spoiler: Jon Snow. In ''A Dance with Dragons'', he gives his sworn brothers every indication that he is ceding the realm to the wildings (whom the night watch has fought for centuries); he also appears to be going off to become involved in the game of thrones by attacking Ramsey Bolton and thereby breaking his oath. Sealing the deal, he neglects to keep his protective direwolf with him, despite very explicit warnings of what could occur. He is predictably stabbed in a mutiny.]].
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** [[spoiler: Jon Snow. In ''A Dance with Dragons'', he gives his sworn brothers every indication that he is ceding the realm to the wildings (whom the night watch has fought for centuries); he also appears to be going off to become involved in the game of thrones by attacking Ramsey Bolton and thereby breaking his oath.oath while he dispatches men on a suicide mission. Sealing the deal, he neglects to keep his protective direwolf with him, despite very explicit warnings of what could occur. He is predictably stabbed in a mutiny.]].
19th Jan '16 3:50:50 PM EPThorn
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added jon snow's actions and failure to keep Ghost with him, making him about the billionth Stark to die for want of a direwolf.
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** [[spoiler: Jon Snow. In ''A Dance with Dragons'', he gives his sworn brothers every indication that he is ceding the realm to the wildings (whom the night watch has fought for centuries); he also appears to be going off to become involved in the game of thrones by attacking Ramsey Bolton and thereby breaking his oath. Sealing the deal, he neglects to keep his protective direwolf with him, despite very explicit warnings of what could occur. He is predictably stabbed in a mutiny.]].
14th Jan '16 9:14:43 PM Bartzv
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** It seems almost a RunningGag for bards to come to sticky ends: A nameless singer is mutilated on the orders of King Joffrey for a subversive song about Queen Cersei and the late King Robert, [[spoiler:Littlefinger has Marillion imprisioned and tortured into falsely confessing to Lysa Arryn's murder, Symon Silvertongue ends up in a pot of stew after trying to blackmail Tyrion, Dareon is murdered by Arya Stark after he deserts from the Nights Watch, and Cersei has the Blue Bard falsely imprisioned and tortured into implicating Queen Margaery for fornication]].
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** It seems almost a RunningGag for bards to come to sticky ends: A nameless singer is mutilated on the orders of King Joffrey for a subversive song about Queen Cersei and the late King Robert, [[spoiler:Littlefinger has Marillion imprisioned and tortured into falsely confessing to Lysa Arryn's murder, Symon Silvertongue ends up in a pot of stew after trying to blackmail Tyrion, Dareon is murdered by Arya Stark after he deserts from the Nights Watch, and Cersei has falsely imprisons the Blue Bard falsely imprisioned and tortured tortures him into implicating Queen Margaery for fornication]].
14th Jan '16 3:42:20 PM Bartzv
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** It seems almost a RunningGag for bards to come to sticky ends: A nameless singer is mutilated on the orders of King Joffrey for a subversive song about Queen Cersei and the late King Robert, [[spoiler:Littlefinger has Marillion tortured into falsely confessing to Lysa Arryn's murder, Symon Silvertongue ends up in a pot of stew after trying to blackmail Tyrion, Dareon is murdered by Arya Stark after he deserts from the Nights Watch]].
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** It seems almost a RunningGag for bards to come to sticky ends: A nameless singer is mutilated on the orders of King Joffrey for a subversive song about Queen Cersei and the late King Robert, [[spoiler:Littlefinger has Marillion imprisioned and tortured into falsely confessing to Lysa Arryn's murder, Symon Silvertongue ends up in a pot of stew after trying to blackmail Tyrion, Dareon is murdered by Arya Stark after he deserts from the Nights Watch]].Watch, and Cersei has the Blue Bard falsely imprisioned and tortured into implicating Queen Margaery for fornication]].
9th Jan '16 8:07:56 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Marillion is the name of a singer in Westeros, but in the real world it's the name of a [[{{Marillion}} whole band]].[[note]] Which is itself named after Tolkien's ''Silmarillion,'' for multilevel ShoutOut goodness![[/note]]
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*** Marillion is the name of a singer in Westeros, but in the real world it's the name of a [[{{Marillion}} [[Music/{{Marillion}} whole band]].[[note]] Which is itself named after Tolkien's ''Silmarillion,'' for multilevel ShoutOut goodness![[/note]]
4th Jan '16 11:06:18 PM Observance
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** Larraq, one of Barristan's most promising squires, favors the whip. When Barristan warns him that whips are useless against armored enemies, Larraq demonstrates how he can use it to pull them off their feet, then follow up with his trident.
4th Jan '16 10:11:50 PM Observance
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** Some foreshadowing that [[spoiler:the Mance Rayder who dies was not who he appeared to be: when Jon has his archers Mercy Kill the man before he burns alive, he is described as falling ''bonelessly'' to the floor. We later find out that he was actually Rattleshirt, the Lord o' Bones]].
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** Some foreshadowing that [[spoiler:the Mance Rayder who dies was not who he appeared to be: when Jon has his archers Mercy Kill the man before he burns alive, he is described as falling ''bonelessly'' to the floor. We later find out that he was actually Rattleshirt, the Lord o' Bones]].Bones, who had his signature boney outfit swapped out with Mance's to strengthen Melisandre's glamor.]].
11th Nov '15 8:55:14 AM hamza678
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* SpectatorCasualty: When the Red Viper is fighting the Mountain That Rides, a stableboy gets between them and gets his arm severed. Annoyed by his screaming, the Mountain finishes him off with a backslash [[KickTheDog purely to shut him up]]
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