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10th Feb '17 10:49:27 AM Euodiachloris
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** As noted above, the culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field, and upon hearing his daughter swearing DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, stripping and then wrapping their [[ItRunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. They then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because... what ''the hell else'' are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is, basically, a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].

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** As noted above, the culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one other notable exception. exception living solidly in ConflictingLoyalty territory. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards (both city and personal) came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field, and upon hearing his daughter swearing DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, stripping and then wrapping their [[ItRunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. They then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because... what ''the hell else'' are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is, basically, a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].
10th Feb '17 10:44:22 AM Euodiachloris
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** Although King Maegor "[[AxCrazy The Cruel]]" Targaryen had his entire Kingsguard of seven knights famously abandon him in the only such mass betrayal in what is technically this trope, it's not widely considered a true example by those writing the histories of the Seven Kingdoms. Because this "disgraceful" Kingsguard went on to support his nephew, Jeahaerys "[[TheGoodKing The Wise]]" and, incidentally, the next king -- and, by doing so, stuck to others of their oaths as knights sworn to the Faith of the Seven, not just the Throne. The very Faith that Maegor partially got his sobriquet for ''messily'' persecuting in the first place.

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** Although King Maegor "[[AxCrazy The Cruel]]" Targaryen had his entire Kingsguard of seven knights famously abandon him in the only such mass betrayal in what is technically this trope, it's not widely considered a true example by those writing the histories of the Seven Kingdoms. Because this "disgraceful" Kingsguard went on to support his nephew, Jeahaerys Jaehaerys "[[TheGoodKing The Wise]]" and, incidentally, the next king -- and, by doing so, [[ConflictingLoyalty stuck to others of their oaths as knights sworn to the Faith of the Seven, not just the Throne.Throne]]. The very Faith that Maegor partially got his sobriquet for ''messily'' persecuting in the first place.
10th Feb '17 10:35:20 AM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field, and upon hearing his daughter swearing DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, stripping and then wrapping their [[ItRunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. They then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because... what ''the hell else'' are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is, basically, a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].

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** Although King Maegor "[[AxCrazy The Cruel]]" Targaryen had his entire Kingsguard of seven knights famously abandon him in the only such mass betrayal in what is technically this trope, it's not widely considered a true example by those writing the histories of the Seven Kingdoms. Because this "disgraceful" Kingsguard went on to support his nephew, Jeahaerys "[[TheGoodKing The Wise]]" and, incidentally, the next king -- and, by doing so, stuck to others of their oaths as knights sworn to the Faith of the Seven, not just the Throne. The very Faith that Maegor partially got his sobriquet for ''messily'' persecuting in the first place.
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culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field, and upon hearing his daughter swearing DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, stripping and then wrapping their [[ItRunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. They then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because... what ''the hell else'' are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is, basically, a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].
5th Feb '17 11:20:25 PM Exusia
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* This happens near the end of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. Queen Ga'ran's royal guard has [[spoiler:Phoenix, Apollo and Nahyuta at gunpoint, but they all turn their guns on her once it's revealed she can't channel spirits]]. Ultimately, though, nobody gets hurt, as [[spoiler:Ga'ran faints and the royal guard leaves it at that]].

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* This happens near the end of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. Queen Ga'ran's royal guard has [[spoiler:Phoenix, Phoenix, Apollo and Nahyuta at gunpoint, but they all turn their guns on her once it's revealed she can't channel spirits]]. spirits. Ultimately, though, nobody gets hurt, as [[spoiler:Ga'ran faints Ga'ran passes out from the strain she put herself through and the royal guard leaves it at that]].that.
5th Feb '17 11:03:48 PM Exusia
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* This happens near the end of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. Queen Ga'ran's royal guard has [[spoiler:Phoenix, Apollo and Nahyuta at gunpoint, but they all turn their guns on her once it's revealed she can't channel spirits]]. Ultimately, though, nobody gets hurt, as [[spoiler:Ga'ran faints and the royal guard leaves it at that]].
4th Jan '17 2:49:00 PM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field and his daughter swore DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, stripping and then wrapping their [[ItRunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. And, then they unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what ''the hell'' else are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is, basically, a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field field, and upon hearing his daughter swore swearing DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, stripping and then wrapping their [[ItRunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. And, They then they unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because Because... what ''the hell'' else hell else'' are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is, basically, a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].
4th Jan '17 2:38:06 PM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field and his daughter swore DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, stripping and then wrapping their [[RunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. And, then unceremoniously dumping her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what ''the hell'' else are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is basically a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field and his daughter swore DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, stripping and then wrapping their [[RunsInTheFamily [[ItRunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. And, then they unceremoniously dumping dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what ''the hell'' else are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is basically is, basically, a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].
4th Jan '17 2:34:24 PM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field and his daughter swore DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, strippibg and then wrapping their stubbornly defiant "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. And, then unceremoniously dumping her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what ''the hell'' else are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown dragon]] known to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is basically a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their remaining guards came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field and his daughter swore DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave the walled city and keep of Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after capturing, strippibg stripping and then wrapping their [[RunsInTheFamily stubbornly defiant defiant]] "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains. And, then unceremoniously dumping her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what ''the hell'' else are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown fully-grown, castle-killing dragon]] known ''known'' to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is basically a pike line]] on top of some suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].
4th Jan '17 2:25:44 PM Euodiachloris
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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last members of House Durrandon decided to defy the Targaryens, their last remaining guards decided they'd rather not repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks, after they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field. They promptly gave up the walled city and keep of Stormsend, after having captured, stripped and then wrapped their stubbornly defiant "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains... And, then unceremoniously dumped her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell else do you do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown dragon]] capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm when all you have is a pike line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend?

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** The culture of Westeros generally takes a very dim view of this kind of thing, regardless of which side is left writing or singing the histories. There is, however, one notable exception. When the last two members of House Durrandon both decided to defy the Targaryens, their last remaining guards decided came to the reasonable conclusion that they'd rather not ''not'' repeat the lesson learned from [[KillItWithFire Harrenhal]], thanks, after thanks. After they learned of the defeat last Storm King (and his whole army) on the field. They field and his daughter swore DefiantToTheEnd vengeance in response, they promptly gave up the walled city and keep of Stormsend, Stormsend up to the Targaryen army... after having captured, stripped capturing, strippibg and then wrapped wrapping their stubbornly defiant "Storm Queen", Argella, in chains... chains. And, then unceremoniously dumped dumping her at the feet of her future husband, Orys Baratheon.Baratheon, as part of the surrender. Although they're not lauded for these actions, they're conspicuously not condemned for them, either. Because what the hell ''the hell'' else do are you supposed to do against a real, live [[WeaponOfMassDestruction fully-grown dragon]] known to be capable of melting stone (Meraxes, ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen), [[KnowWhenToFoldEm [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight when all you have is basically a pike line]] on top of some [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight suddenly very [[KnowWhenToFoldEm flimsy-feeling walls]], since most of your army buddies have already become mince or charcoal ''and'' you've got a city of civilians to defend?defend? [[RealityEnsues Yeah]].
28th Dec '16 12:12:14 PM gb00393
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** Through a bit of duplication magic, this is how Pyat Pree kills the Thirteen.
** The parting between Tyrion and Bronn can be seen as a very understated version since it concerns a bodyguard refusing aid in a time of need because he's received a better offer.
** Ralf Kenning is rewarded with an axe to the head when he refuses to surrender to Ramsay.
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