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Heartwarming: The North Remembers
Back to The North Remembers.
  • Gendry taking his anger out on Sandor Clegane for allegedly selling his close friend Arya to the Bastard of Bolton. It's a minor instance of this trope given that the main reason the Brotherhood without Banners went after him was that they believe he pillaged and burned Saltpans, but the fact is that despite the rough times the two characters shared together, the first thing that came to Gendry's mind was his concern for Arya. This shows that even though by this point Arya has completely abandoned her friends, family, and her identity, there are still people who truly care about her.
  • Jaime at one point fantasizes about living in Tarth with Brienne, away from all the drama of the game of thrones.
  • In Chapter 82, Stannis's army finally corners Ramsay at the Dreadfort, where he has possession of the real Lightbringer. Only problem, Ramsay is holding Davos hostage. When Ramsay notices Theon amongst Stannis' ranks, he offers to exchange Davos for Theon. Asha is certain Stannis will hand him over, given Theon's reputation as a turncloak, and is even thinking of killing him to save her brother. Stannis' response:
    Stannis: "No. The boy is one of my mine own subjects now, and his sister has sworn me an oath. I will not dishonor that agreement."
    • This is followed by Theon agreeing to Ramsay's proposal anyway in order to try and retrieve the sword, and Asha insisting on accompanying her brother into the Dreadfort. A far cry from the indifferent attitude she had of Theon earlier in the books.
  • Addam Marbrand comforting Jeyne regarding her blind and crippled son, telling her to be proud of her son. Later, when Wylis Manderly expresses disappointment regarding the circumstances of Little Robb's birth as it prevents them from challenging the Boltons claim to the North, Addam requests that he speak more gently, given all the losses Jeyne had suffered. He later requests to Sansa permission to marry Jeyne and adopt her son as his own when the war is over.
    • Then, as White Harbor comes under siege from wights, the Manderly men-at-arms fight to the death to prevent them from reaching Little Robb. Even if he was born a cripple, even after every disaster that has befallen them since the Red Wedding, the men of the North continue to fight for their fallen King's legacy.
  • Brienne finally finding Sansa at the Eyrie and subsequently helps her overthrow Littlefinger's control of the Vale. Later, the two reunite with Lady Stoneheart, who is still furious at Brienne for allowing Jaime to escape the Brotherhood's wrath and attempts to strike her. Sansa steps in and explains everything that had happened, telling her mother that despite the circumstances, Brienne never betrayed her oath to Catelyn.
  • After Ramsay flayed and maimed his good hand, Davos feels entirely useless and begs Stannis to release him from the duties of the Hand of the King, not wanting to fail him. Not only does Stannis absolutely refuse, but he proudly and stoutly names Davos his heir if Shireen happens to die.
  • Chapter 98, Sansa says goodbye to her mother:
    "Holding back tears, she kissed Lady Stoneheart quickly, then began to step away; as ever, the corpse woman had neither responded to nor rejected her touch. But as she did, her mother suddenly grasped hold of her, her bandaged hands cradling Sansa's head. Their eyes locked. And in that moment, Sansa saw her. Saw her pride, and saw her blessing, and her parting."
  • Chapter 102 Arya reuniting with Gendry.
  • Chapter 103 Aegon pardons Jaime for killing Aerys, even if he is not meant to be king, he argues that there is no point in revenge over past slights.
    • Prior to that Sansa and Sandor sharing a kiss after the latter's duel with Robert Strong before passing out from his injuries.
  • Jon Snow using dragonglass to heal Davos Seaworth's maimed hands.
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