History Fridge / GameOfThrones

20th Nov '16 9:06:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** One of the children suspects that the direwolf was killed by a mountain lion, but Ned immediately dismisses this. It later turns out that [[spoiler:the Lannisters, with the sigil of a lion, were behind Ned and Robert's downfall, all the while Ned underestimated their threat]].
*** One could argue that this is foreshadowing even further as [[spoiler: it is Robert who leads Ned on the course to his death. Had Robert never asked him then Ned would have remained at Winterfell and the Lannisters would never have sought to kill him]]
17th Nov '16 5:52:28 PM defender2222
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*** One could argue that this is foreshadowing even further as [[spoiler: it is Robert who leads Ned on the course to his death. Had Robert never asked him then Ned would have remained at Winterfell and the Lannisters would never have sought to kill him]]
3rd Nov '16 4:33:25 PM spoonofevil
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** Summer seems to be pretty even-tempered and is only seen attacking out of defensive instinct. Bran is even-tempered and outspoken in his desire to protect his subjects.
** Shaggydog is particularly aggressive. Rickon is irritable and confused while most of his family is away.

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** Summer seems to be pretty even-tempered and is only seen attacking out of defensive instinct. Bran is even-tempered and outspoken in his desire to protect his subjects.
subjects. [[spoiler:Summer sacrifices himself to protect Bran, while Bran will most likely have to sacrifice his future as a Stark in order to take the Three Eyed Raven's place.]]
** Shaggydog is particularly aggressive. Rickon is irritable and confused while most of his family is away. [[spoiler: Both are killed rather brutally and suddenly.]]
3rd Nov '16 4:25:02 PM spoonofevil
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* Why is Westeros trapped in MedievalStasis for hundreds of years and never experienced a transition into a Renaissance-like age? It's because of dragons. In the real world, the medieval age and feudalism came to an end when gunpowder was invented. Guns provided a relatively cheap and effective way to penetrate a knight's armor from range, and cannons made castle walls obsolete. As a result, medieval lords could no longer rely on castles to protect their lands, and needed to transition to a system that allowed them to raise large standing armies to combat other armies, which brought about an end to feudalism and the rise of the modern nation-state. However, in Westeros, dragons took the place of gunpowder in rendering medieval weapons useless, and unlike gunpowder, only the Targaryens had the power to control them. With no way to counter dragons, the lords of Westeros had no choice but to swear fealty to the Targaryens and there as never a societal drive to move away from feudalism.
24th Oct '16 2:57:58 PM Owlorange1995
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* One can find many parallels between Jon's fight against Karl Tanner and Ned Stark's fight against Arthur Dayne.
**Both feature a member of the Stark family battling an enemy who [[DualWielding fights with two blades]] (knives for Karl, swords for Dayne)
** The enemy overcomes the Stark, but is stabbed from behind(Sissy stabs Karl and Howland Reed stabs Dayne)
** The fight ends with the enemy being finished off with a Valyrian sword (Jon impales Karl through the head with Longclaw and Ned decapitates Dayne with his own sword, Dawn).
29th Sep '16 10:24:17 AM Kalaong
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** House Baratheon is represented by a stag. In pagan mythology, stags are symbols of the hunt. The foremost member of the house, Robert, is an avid hunter, to the detriment of the realm and himself. While it's probably not intentional, Christian mythology also holds that stags are enemies of serpents, which reflects the enmity between Robert and the Targaryens.
** House Tyrell is represented by a rose. Flowers, particularly roses, are usually given to people to get in their good graces. The Tyrells are infamous {{Social Climber}}s in Westeros. Flowers are also frequently used as decorations, matching the Tyrells' extravagant nature.

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** House Baratheon is represented by a stag. In pagan mythology, stags are symbols of the hunt. hunt, as well as of sexual prowess, promiscuity and potency. The foremost member of the house, Robert, is an avid hunter, hunter and sexual athlete with dozens of children, to the detriment of the realm and himself. While it's probably not intentional, Christian mythology also holds that stags are enemies of serpents, which reflects the enmity between Robert and the Targaryens.
** House Tyrell is represented by a rose. Flowers, particularly roses, are usually given to people to get in their good graces. The Tyrells are infamous {{Social Climber}}s in Westeros. Flowers are also frequently used as decorations, matching the Tyrells' extravagant nature. Also, roses are renowned for their thorns - to handle them carelessly due to their beauty is to risk surprising injury. Olenna Tyrell is often called "The Queen of Thorns."
19th Sep '16 9:47:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Jaime comes back to King's Landing to find that Cersei [[spoiler: has demolished the Sept of Baelor and killed countless people within it in and outside. How? Through one of the Mad King's hidden caches of wildfire beneath it.]] What really drives this into fridge horror? Years before, he became perhaps the most hated man in the Seven Kingdoms, breaking his oath and killing his king, [[spoiler:explicitly to prevent any of these caches from being lit. He's taken consolation and even pride in the good that sacrifice did. And now Cersei has rendered that sacrifice partly null.]]
** Making it even worse? [[spoiler: Jaime told Tyrion about the Mad King's plan, meaning he probably told Cersei about it as well. It's possible Cersei only knew about those caches ''because Jaime told her''.]]

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* Jaime comes back to King's Landing to find that Cersei [[spoiler: has demolished the Sept of Baelor and killed countless people within it in and outside. How? Through one of the Mad King's hidden caches of wildfire beneath it.]] What really drives this into fridge horror? Years before, he became perhaps the most hated man in the Seven Kingdoms, Kingdoms by breaking his oath and killing his king, king [[spoiler:explicitly to prevent any of these caches from being lit. He's taken consolation and even pride in the good that sacrifice did. And now Cersei has rendered that sacrifice partly null.]]
** Making it even worse? [[spoiler: Jaime told Tyrion about the Mad King's plan, meaning he probably told Cersei about it as well.
It's possible Cersei only knew about those caches ''because Jaime told her''.]]
19th Sep '16 9:08:50 AM MURPHYCHACHO
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** Making it even worse? [[spoiler: Jaime told Tyrion about the Mad King's plan, meaning he probably told Cersei about it as well. It's possible Cersei only knew about those caches ''because Jaime told her''.]]
6th Aug '16 3:35:04 PM NhazUl
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* Daario's dagger. At first glance, the hilt shaped like a naked woman seems only to be due to his flamboyance. But it makes the weapon comfortable to hold, not to mention throw, only by someone who knows it exceedingly well, meaning only him.
28th Jul '16 1:03:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Jon refuse to take a pup for him saying he's not a Stark, but later he finds an albino pup, separated from the others. [[spoiler: Jon is to a degree separated from the other Stark kids not only for being a bastard, but actually for being their cousin. And the pup being an albino takes a whole new meaning since Jon Snow's biological father comes from a dynasty of [[MysticalWhiteHair Mystical White Haired]] people.]]

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** Jon refuse to take a pup for him saying he's not a Stark, but later he finds an albino pup, separated from the others. [[spoiler: Jon is to a degree separated from the other Stark kids not only for being a bastard, but actually for being their cousin. And the pup being an albino takes a whole new meaning since Jon Snow's biological father comes from a dynasty of [[MysticalWhiteHair Mystical White Haired]] people.]]cousin]].
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