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11:10:40 AM Jun 17th 2013

This is not even remotely a case of that fallacy, but rather a really good lesson in the difference between percieved power and actual power.
02:28:20 AM Jun 13th 2013
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  • Artistic License - Geography: Yara apparently plans to infiltrate the Dreadfort by sea to rescue Theon, despite currently being on the opposite side of the continent. Without a previously unmentioned canal, the trip should require either sailing all the way around the continent (which would take quite a bit longer than is feasible) or landing at the Neck and crossing through the North overland, then finding another ship on the eastern coast.

Yara is going to sail around Westeros in one trip, as evidenced by her plan:

"I'm going to pick the fastest ship in our fleet. I'm going to choose the 50 best killers in the Iron Islands. I'm going to sail up the Narrow Sea all the way to the Weeping Water (the river that passes next to The Dreadfort). I'm going to march on The Dreadfort (at this point, a very small march after a long trip by ship)."
12:55:41 AM Jun 18th 2013
Yes, I should have listened more carefully. The point here is that the geography of Westeros as presented in the books makes even getting from the Iron Islands to the Narrow Sea prohibitively difficult, particularly with no friendly ports to be had what with being technically at war with pretty much the whole continent. Glossing over that difficulty is where the trope comes into play..
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