History TearJerker / ASongOfIceAndFire

25th Jun '17 9:53:04 AM cherrychels
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** Robert might have been a drunkard, a lech, and a glutton, but he had good traits Joffrey never had: generous (a bit too much probably), merciful, brave, always ready to laugh and make friends. So it's understandable how uncomfortable a cat-disemboweling little psychopath like Joffrey would make him feel.

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** Robert might have been a drunkard, a lech, and a glutton, but he had good traits Joffrey never had: possesses: generous (a bit too much probably), merciful, brave, always ready to laugh and make friends. So it's understandable how uncomfortable a cat-disemboweling little psychopath like Joffrey would make him feel.



** When Lady's bones are brought back to Winterfell, her brothers began to howl before the carrier had even entered the castle, and for days afterwards they roamed around her grave "like restless shadows". Also in a gesture both tearjerking and heartwarming, Lady was buried not in some dingy corner of the great castle but in the graveyard where the Kings of Winter laid their most faithful servants to rest.

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** When Lady's bones are brought back to Winterfell, her brothers began to howl before the carrier had even entered the castle, castle and for days afterwards afterwards, they roamed around her grave "like restless shadows". Also in a gesture both tearjerking and heartwarming, Lady was buried not in some dingy corner of the great castle but in the graveyard where the Kings of Winter laid their most faithful servants to rest.



* Young Griff is treated as none other than [[spoiler: Aegon VI Targaryen, the last son of Prince Rhaegar and Elia Martell]]; all is going according to plan until Jon Connington and Tyrion Lannister notice [[spoiler: streaks of the Targaryen madness]] in him. This coupled by the fact that he is referred to by Quaithe as [[spoiler: "The Mummer's Dragon"]] implies that he might be, at the worst possible result, [[spoiler: a Blackfyre pretender]], which does not bode well for ''ANYONE''.

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* Young Griff is treated as none other than [[spoiler: Aegon VI Targaryen, the last son of Prince Rhaegar and Elia Martell]]; all is going according to plan until Jon Connington and Tyrion Lannister notice [[spoiler: streaks of the Targaryen madness]] in him. This coupled by the fact that he is referred to by Quaithe as [[spoiler: "The Mummer's Dragon"]] implies that he might be, at the worst possible result, [[spoiler: a Blackfyre pretender]], which does not bode well for ''ANYONE''.''anyone''.



* [[spoiler: Wyman Manderly]]'s "The North Remembers" speech is both a tearjerker and a CMOA

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* [[spoiler: Wyman Manderly]]'s "The North Remembers" speech is both a tearjerker and a CMOACMOA.



* Roose Bolton's proud and almost sad recollection of his trueborn son Domeric is one of VERY few times in the series Roose has shown any semblance of affection, and his bitterness that he cannot kill Domeric's killer because Ramsay is both his son and heir is made evident.

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* Roose Bolton's proud and almost sad recollection of his trueborn son Domeric is one of VERY ''very'' few times in the series Roose has shown any semblance of affection, and his bitterness that he cannot kill Domeric's killer because Ramsay is both his son and heir is made evident.



* In the Arianne preview chapter. Arianne wishes for her brother to come home and [[DramaticIrony make peace with him. Not very likely now, considering he's been dragon-burned to crisp]].

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* In the Arianne preview chapter. chapter, Arianne wishes for her brother to come home and [[DramaticIrony make peace with him. Not very likely now, considering he's been dragon-burned to crisp]].



** [[spoiler: "Theon. Yes. I'm Theon. You have to know your *name*!"]]

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** [[spoiler: "Theon. Yes. I'm Theon. You have to know your *name*!"]]name!"]]



** And then, later on, we learn why she refused to visit and comfort her father on his death bed; [[spoiler: when they were teenagers, she slept with/raped Littlefinger and conceived his child. Lord Tully, outraged, sent Petyr away and tricked (or possibly forced) Lysa into drinking a concoction to abort the baby, then arranged for her to marry Jon Arryn since she was proved to be fertile but is also considered "soiled goods". Not only was the marriage loveless, but the abortion perhaps damaged Lysa's reproductive organs - or maybe Jon Arryn's seed was weak (oh the irony) - meaning she constantly miscarried and has only had ''one'' sickly son. Hardly the 'sweet babes and trueborn' Lord Tully swore she'd have.]] No wonder Lysa despised him, and no wonder he pleaded for the forgiveness she denied him in his final days.

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** And then, later on, we learn why she refused to visit and comfort her father on his death bed; [[spoiler: when they were teenagers, she slept with/raped Littlefinger and conceived his child. Lord Tully, outraged, sent Petyr away and tricked (or possibly forced) Lysa into drinking a concoction to abort the baby, then arranged for her to marry Jon Arryn since she was proved to be fertile but is also considered "soiled goods". Not only was the marriage loveless, but the abortion perhaps damaged Lysa's reproductive organs - -- or maybe Jon Arryn's seed was weak (oh the irony) - -- meaning she constantly miscarried and has only had ''one'' sickly son. Hardly the 'sweet babes and trueborn' babes' Lord Tully swore she'd have.]] No wonder Lysa despised him, and no wonder he pleaded for the forgiveness she denied him in his final days.



* Jon Snow's situation in general. First, though he is loved by his family, whom Jon loves dearly, and was raised by his father alongside his trueborn siblings in Winterfell, he's lived with the societal stigma of illegitimacy his whole life, never had a mother to love him, and never knew who his actual mother was. Then, when he [joins the Night's Watch to earn his own honour, he's an outsider there too due to him being a highborn bastard son of a lord with a noble upbringing. Ygritte, the girl he loves [[spoiler: (who dies in his arms)]], and some of his Night's Watch brothers, doubt his loyalty because he dared to show compassion to the Wildlings. All the while, Jon is devastated by news that his family members have perished, which he is told at various points in the series, pummeling him even further. Later, Jon is forced to take command [[AChildShallLeadThem at a very young age]] during an unprecedented time of war, facing down the [[GreaterScopeVillain greatest threat]] [[ZombieApocalypse encroaching on Westeros]] with limited resources, and is trying to save everyone. Even when Jon does his very best, things still turn out horribly for him. At one point, he's actually ''relieved'' his father didn't live to see how badly things were going for him.

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* Jon Snow's situation in general. First, though he is loved by his family, whom Jon loves dearly, and was raised by his father alongside his trueborn siblings in Winterfell, he's lived with the societal stigma of illegitimacy his whole life, never had a mother to love him, and never knew who his actual mother was. Then, when he [joins joins the Night's Watch to earn his own honour, he's an outsider there too due to him being a highborn bastard son of a lord with a noble upbringing. Ygritte, the girl he loves [[spoiler: (who dies in his arms)]], and some of his Night's Watch brothers, doubt his loyalty because he dared to show compassion to the Wildlings. All the while, Jon is devastated by news that his family members have perished, which he is told at various points in the series, pummeling him even further. Later, Jon is forced to take command [[AChildShallLeadThem at a very young age]] during an unprecedented time of war, facing down the [[GreaterScopeVillain greatest threat]] [[ZombieApocalypse encroaching on Westeros]] with limited resources, and is trying to save everyone. Even when Jon does his very best, things still turn out horribly for him. At one point, he's actually ''relieved'' his father didn't live to see how badly things were going for him.
25th Jun '17 9:46:49 AM cherrychels
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** Robert might have been a drunkard, a lech, and a glutton, but he was all those things that Joffrey never was: generous (a bit too much probably), merciful, brave, always ready to laugh and make friends. So it's understandable how uncomfortable a cat-disemboweling little psychopath like Joffrey would make him feel.

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** Robert might have been a drunkard, a lech, and a glutton, but he was all those things that had good traits Joffrey never was: had: generous (a bit too much probably), merciful, brave, always ready to laugh and make friends. So it's understandable how uncomfortable a cat-disemboweling little psychopath like Joffrey would make him feel.



** [[spoiler: "Sister. See. This time I knew you." Had this troper sweating through his eyes for about five minutes straight. Also doubles as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]]. ]]

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** [[spoiler: "Sister. See. This time I knew you." Had this troper sweating through his eyes for about five minutes straight. Also "This also doubles as a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]]. ]]



** Not to mention Tyrion's nightmare in "A Dance With Dragons" where [[spoiler: he hallucinates a two-faced version of himself killing Jaime with an axe. While the first face is laughing madly, the second face is crying.]] It becomes HarsherInHindsight when you have the fact that a part of him still loves his brother after all.

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** Not to mention Tyrion's nightmare in "A ''A Dance With Dragons" Dragons'' where [[spoiler: he hallucinates a two-faced version of himself killing Jaime with an axe. While the first face is laughing madly, the second face is crying.]] It becomes HarsherInHindsight when you have the fact that a part of him still loves his brother after all.



** Daenerys later reminisces that there was once kindness in her brother. She also finds out in the worst possible fashion that Viserys was ''very'' right to be paranoid concerning Robert Baratheon's assassins, that he must have indeed defended her from such aggressors and thanks to him she is still in one piece and in mint condition for Khal Drogo.

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** Daenerys later reminisces that there was once kindness in her brother. She also finds out in the worst possible fashion that Viserys was ''very'' right to be paranoid concerning Robert Baratheon's assassins, that he must have indeed defended her from such aggressors and thanks to him him, she is still in one piece and in mint condition for Khal Drogo.



* The descriptions throughout the books of Ramsay Bolton's "pastimes" are among the most cringe-worthy passages in the books; [[spoiler: the slow torture of Lady Donella Hornwood, the maiming and possible castration of Theon Greyjoy and the abuse made to Jeyne Poole]] are just a few of his misdeeds.

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* The descriptions throughout the books of Ramsay Bolton's "pastimes" are among the most cringe-worthy passages in the books; books: [[spoiler: the slow torture of Lady Donella Hornwood, the maiming and possible castration of Theon Greyjoy and the abuse made to Jeyne Poole]] are just a few of his misdeeds.



* Jon Snow's situation in general. First, though he is loved by his family, whom Jon loves dearly, and was raised by his father alongside his trueborn siblings in Winterfell, he's lived with the societal stigma of illegitimacy his whole life, never had a mother to love him, and never knew who his actual mother was. Then, when he joins the Night's Watch to earn his own honour, he's an outsider there too due to him being a highborn bastard son of a lord with a privileged upbringing. Ygritte, the girl he loves [[spoiler: (who dies in his arms)]], and some of his Night's Watch brothers, doubt his loyalty because he dared to show compassion to the Wildlings. All the while, Jon is devastated by news that his family members have perished, which he is told at various points in the series, pummeling him even further. Later, Jon is forced to take command [[AChildShallLeadThem at a very young age]] during an unprecedented time of war, facing down the [[GreaterScopeVillain greatest threat]] [[ZombieApocalypse encroaching on Westeros]] with limited resources, and is trying to save everyone. Even when Jon does his very best, things still turn out horribly for him. At one point, he's actually ''relieved'' his father didn't live to see how badly things were going for him.

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* Jon Snow's situation in general. First, though he is loved by his family, whom Jon loves dearly, and was raised by his father alongside his trueborn siblings in Winterfell, he's lived with the societal stigma of illegitimacy his whole life, never had a mother to love him, and never knew who his actual mother was. Then, when he joins [joins the Night's Watch to earn his own honour, he's an outsider there too due to him being a highborn bastard son of a lord with a privileged noble upbringing. Ygritte, the girl he loves [[spoiler: (who dies in his arms)]], and some of his Night's Watch brothers, doubt his loyalty because he dared to show compassion to the Wildlings. All the while, Jon is devastated by news that his family members have perished, which he is told at various points in the series, pummeling him even further. Later, Jon is forced to take command [[AChildShallLeadThem at a very young age]] during an unprecedented time of war, facing down the [[GreaterScopeVillain greatest threat]] [[ZombieApocalypse encroaching on Westeros]] with limited resources, and is trying to save everyone. Even when Jon does his very best, things still turn out horribly for him. At one point, he's actually ''relieved'' his father didn't live to see how badly things were going for him.



* The story of Aegor Rivers "Bittersteel" is no less unfortunate: described as a relentlessly angry man, Bittersteel was the bastard son of King Aegon IV and Barba Bracken. His king father abandoned all romantic interest towards Barba and turned to Melissa Blackwood, a union that would produce Brynden Rivers "Bloodraven". Bittersteel always loathed Bloodraven for a number of reasons, including the ancestral rivalry between the Blackwoods and the Brackens, the fact that Bloodraven's mother replaced his own as the King's favorite and the fact that their beautiful bastard sister Shiera Seastar preferred Bloodraven over him. When Daemon Blackfyre defied the crown, Bittersteel sided with him soundly through the revolution and his eventual defeat to Bloodraven; in ire, Bittersteel was able to maim Bloodraven in battle by cutting his left eye off. Bittersteel fled with the surviving sons of Blackfyre to Essos, where he created the mercenary army known as the Golden Company with the main purpose to crown Blackfyre's sons as kings of Westeros, but every attempt that he made was promptly crushed by Bloodraven. Bittersteel would die an angry old man licking his wounds, leaving behind the Golden Company as his sole remnant in the world of the living.

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* The story of Aegor Rivers "Bittersteel" is no less unfortunate: described as a relentlessly angry man, Bittersteel was the bastard son of King Aegon IV and Barba Bracken. His king father abandoned all romantic interest towards Barba and turned to Melissa Blackwood, a union that would produce Brynden Rivers "Bloodraven". Bittersteel always loathed Bloodraven for a number of reasons, including the ancestral rivalry between the Blackwoods and the Brackens, the fact that Bloodraven's mother replaced his own as the King's favorite and the fact that because their beautiful bastard sister Shiera Seastar preferred Bloodraven over him. When Daemon Blackfyre defied the crown, Bittersteel sided with him soundly through the revolution and his eventual defeat to Bloodraven; in ire, Bittersteel was able to maim Bloodraven in battle by cutting his left eye off. Bittersteel fled with the surviving sons of Blackfyre to Essos, where he created the mercenary army known as the Golden Company with the main purpose to crown Blackfyre's sons as kings of Westeros, but every attempt that he made was promptly crushed by Bloodraven. Bittersteel would die an angry old man licking his wounds, leaving behind the Golden Company as his sole remnant in the world of the living.
25th Mar '17 1:29:43 PM ikoke
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* Amidst all the tragedy & heartbreak of a world gone mad, in a quietly sad moment Jon has a vision of Catelyn,
-->"She was looking at him the way she used to look at him at Winterfell, whenever he had bested Robb at swords or sums or most anything. Who are you? that look had always seemed to say. This is not your place. Why are you here?"
20th Mar '17 11:14:51 AM leelea
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** And Jon asks for word about his father and sisters every chance he gets, only to be [[spoiler:devastated by news later in the book that his father has been executed]]. Like Maester Aemon, Mormont parallels his situation with Jon’s, understanding Jon loves his [[spoiler:father but nothing he can do now will ever bring him back]] and he loves his own sister (who is currently fighting in Robb's army) as Jon loves his two sisters but they must withstand their own personal suffering to fight the [[GreaterScopeVillain true war coming for them from beyond the Wall]]. [[spoiler: Things don’t get better for Jon in this area. He is continually battered by news of his family’s deaths and suffers from ConflictedLoyalty between the family he loves and the order he is sworn to.]]

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** And Jon asks for word about his father and sisters every chance he gets, only to be [[spoiler:devastated by news later in the book that his father has been executed]]. Like Maester Aemon, Mormont parallels his situation with Jon’s, understanding Jon loves his [[spoiler:father but nothing he can do now will ever bring him back]] and he loves his own sister (who is currently fighting in Robb's army) as Jon loves his two sisters but they must withstand their own personal suffering to fight the [[GreaterScopeVillain true war coming for them from beyond the Wall]]. [[spoiler: Things don’t get better for Jon in this area. He is continually battered by news of his family’s deaths and suffers from ConflictedLoyalty ConflictingLoyalty between the family he loves and the order he is sworn to.]]
20th Mar '17 11:13:05 AM leelea
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* Ned's thoughts near his end, especially when he yearns to see his illegitimate son Jon Snow and to talk with him: "''The thought of Jon filled Ned with a sense of shame, and a sorrow too deep for words. If only he could see the boy again, sit and talk with him''". No doubt he was thinking about how he couldn't tell Jon about his mother, and it's safe to say that [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold there was a lot to be said]].

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* Jon’s devastation when Lord Commander Mormont relays news of his father’s arrest. Jon wants to help his father, pleads for news about his sisters Sansa and Arya, who were with their father, and is sick with worry over his father and sisters. However, a sympathetic Mormont can only offer him empty comfort as he does not know more about the situation and when he picks up on Jon’s urge to help his family, he must remind Jon that there's nothing he can do as he has sworn to the Watch now. Jon is distraught and even the guards notice Jon’s devastation and try to comfort him.
-->"Jon did not remember standing or leaving the solar. The next he knew, he was descending the tower steps, thinking, ''This is my father, my sisters, how can it be none of my concern.''"
** And Jon asks for word about his father and sisters every chance he gets, only to be [[spoiler:devastated by news later in the book that his father has been executed]]. Like Maester Aemon, Mormont parallels his situation with Jon’s, understanding Jon loves his [[spoiler:father but nothing he can do now will ever bring him back]] and he loves his own sister (who is currently fighting in Robb's army) as Jon loves his two sisters but they must withstand their own personal suffering to fight the [[GreaterScopeVillain true war coming for them from beyond the Wall]]. [[spoiler: Things don’t get better for Jon in this area. He is continually battered by news of his family’s deaths and suffers from ConflictedLoyalty between the family he loves and the order he is sworn to.]]
* Ned's thoughts near his end, especially when he yearns to see his illegitimate son Jon Snow and to talk with him: "''The thought of Jon filled Ned with a sense of shame, and a sorrow too deep for words. If only he could see the boy again, sit and talk with him''". No doubt he was thinking about how he couldn't tell Jon about his mother, mother and it's safe to say that [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold there was a lot to be said]].



* Sansa's reaction to [[spoiler:seeing her father being beheaded]]

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* Sansa's reaction to [[spoiler:seeing her father being beheaded]]beheaded right before her]].



* Jon's desperate, half mad attempt to get to the battlefield where he [[spoiler: can do something, anything, to avenge his father]]. He knows it's madness, knows that desertion from the Watch means death, is not even sure whether Robb would accept him. But...
-->[[spoiler:"They murdered my father. It's war, my brother Robb is fighting in the riverlands—"]]

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* Jon's desperate, half mad attempt reaction to learning about his [[spoiler:father's execution]]. Distraught over [[spoiler:his father's death,]] Jon desperately attempts to get to the battlefield where he [[spoiler: can do something, anything, to avenge his father]]. He knows it's madness, dangerous, knows that desertion from the Watch means death, is not even sure whether that his brother Robb would accept him. But...
-->[[spoiler:"They
-- though they are deeply close as brothers -- will be able to let him join the war since Jon, having joined the Watch, is bound to its laws, but...
-->[[spoiler:'''Jon''': They
murdered my father. It's war, my brother Robb is fighting in the riverlands—"]]riverlands—]]
20th Mar '17 10:14:42 AM ikoke
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* Sansa's reaction to [[spoiler:seeing her father being beheaded]]
-->"In the tower room at the heart of Maegor's Holdfast, Sansa gave herself to the darkness."
* Jon's desperate, half mad attempt to get to the battlefield where he [[spoiler: can do something, anything, to avenge his father]]. He knows it's madness, knows that desertion from the Watch means death, is not even sure whether Robb would accept him. But...
-->[[spoiler:"They murdered my father. It's war, my brother Robb is fighting in the riverlands—"]]
2nd Mar '17 9:13:52 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Robert might have been a drunkard, a lech, and a glutton, but he was all those things that Joffrey never was: generous (a bit too much probably), merciful, brave, always ready to laugh and make friends. So it's understandable how uncomfortable a cat disemboweling a little psychopath like Joffrey would make him feel.

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** Robert might have been a drunkard, a lech, and a glutton, but he was all those things that Joffrey never was: generous (a bit too much probably), merciful, brave, always ready to laugh and make friends. So it's understandable how uncomfortable a cat disemboweling a cat-disemboweling little psychopath like Joffrey would make him feel.
22nd Feb '17 3:20:07 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** [[spoiler:Catelyn's]] final thoughts and watching [[spoiler:Robb]] die through her eyes had this troper sobbing with a hand clapped over her mouth.

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** [[spoiler:Catelyn's]] final thoughts and watching [[spoiler:Robb]] die through her eyes had this troper sobbing with a hand clapped over her mouth.eyes.
21st Feb '17 8:28:17 AM qazwsx
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