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** He later gets a veeeeeery subtle and gruesome one during [[spoiler: Ramsey Bolton's wedding. He's promised to provide food and wine for the guests, but on the way he conveniently "loses" Rhaegar, Jared and Symond Frey, who'd been living in his castle to ensure his loyalty, to outlaws. Later, he serves three giant pork pies to the guests, which includes many Freys, eats two slices from each and then calls for a song about the [[ImAHumanitarian Rat Cook, a legendary monster who served an unknowing enemy his own cooked children at a dinner]]]]. Also qualifies as a CMOF, if you [[BlackComedy find that sort of thing funny]].

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** He later gets a veeeeeery subtle and gruesome one during [[spoiler: Ramsey Bolton's wedding. He's promised to provide food and wine for the guests, but on the way he conveniently "loses" Rhaegar, Jared and Symond Frey, who'd been living in his castle to ensure his loyalty, to outlaws. Later, he serves three giant pork pies to the guests, which includes many Freys, eats two slices from each and then calls for a song about the [[ImAHumanitarian Rat Cook, a legendary monster who served an unknowing enemy enemy]] [[FamilialCannibalismSurprise his own cooked children at a dinner]]]]. Also qualifies as a CMOF, if you [[BlackComedy find that sort of thing funny]].


* Ser Barristan [[spoiler: trying to direct Drogon's attention away from Dany.]]

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* Ser Barristan recounting how he escaped from King's Landing after Joffrey sent the City Watch police to arrest him.
--> '''Ser Barristan''': When I reached the stables the gold cloaks tried to seize me. Joffrey had offered me a tower to die in, but I had spurned his gift, so now he meant to offer me a dungeon. The commander of the City Watch himself confronted me, emboldened by my empty scabbard, but he had only three men with him and I still had my knife. [[FacialHorror I slashed one man's face open when he laid his hands upon me]], and rode through the others. As I spurred for the gates I heard Janos Slynt shouting for them to go after me. Once outside the Red Keep, the streets were congested, else I might have gotten away clean. Instead they caught me at the River Gate. The gold cloaks who had pursued me from the castle shouted for those at the gate to stop me, so they crossed their spears to bar my way.
--> '''Daenerys''': And you without your sword? How did you get past them?
--> '''Ser Barristan''': A true knight is worth ten guardsmen. The men at the gate were taken by surprise. I rode one down, wrenched away his spear, [[ImpromptuTracheotomy and drove it through the throat of my closest pursuer]]. The other broke off once I was through the gate, so I spurred my horse to a gallop and rode hellbent along the river until the city was lost to sight behind me.
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Ser Barristan [[spoiler: trying to direct Drogon's attention away from Dany.]]


* Arya Stark isn't the only PluckyGirl in the North. We have ten year old Lyanna Mormont sending a message to King Stannis that her family will only bend their knee to a Stark and Wylla Manderly being the only member of her house to stand up and say what everyone's thinking about the Freys and Ramsey Bolton. And Alys Karstark [[spoiler:escaping from a forced marriage to her EvilUncle by riding an exhausted horse to the Wall, and then calmly agreeing to marry a wildling lord who's more scared of her than she is of him.]]

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* Arya Stark isn't the only PluckyGirl in the North. We have ten year old ten-year-old Lyanna Mormont sending a message to King Stannis that her family will only bend their knee to a Stark and Wylla Manderly being the only member of her house to stand up and say what everyone's thinking about the Freys and Ramsey Bolton. And Alys Karstark [[spoiler:escaping from a forced marriage to her EvilUncle by riding an exhausted horse to the Wall, and then calmly agreeing to marry a wildling lord who's more scared of her than she is of him.]]



* TheReveal that [[spoiler: the Manderlys and their allies have been conspiring against the Boltons, Freys, and Lannisters and plot to restore the Starks to power]].
-->''"My son [[spoiler: Wendel]] came to the the Twins a guest. He ate Lord Walder's bread and salt, and hung his sword upon the wall to feast with friends. And they murdered him. Murdered, I say, and may the Freys choke upon their fables. I drink with Jared, jape with Symond, promise Rhaegar the hand of my own beloved granddaughter ... but never think that means I have forgotten. The north remembers, Lord [[spoiler: Davos]]. The north remembers, and the mummerís farce is almost done. My son is home."''
--> '''Lord [[spoiler: Wyman Manderly''']]
* It might also show her blood thirsty nature but Nymeria Sand's speech to Ellaria Sand about how she wants to utterly destory House Lannister is its own dark SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome
-->'''Nymeria Sand:''' '' It ends in blood, as it began. It ends when Casterly Rock is cracked open, so the sun can shine on the maggots and the worms within. It ends with the utter ruin of Tywin Lannister and all of his works.''

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* TheReveal that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Manderlys and their allies have been conspiring against the Boltons, Freys, and Lannisters and plot to restore the Starks to power]].
-->''"My son [[spoiler: Wendel]] [[spoiler:Wendel]] came to the the Twins a guest. He ate Lord Walder's bread and salt, and hung his sword upon the wall to feast with friends. And they murdered him. Murdered, I say, and may the Freys choke upon their fables. I drink with Jared, jape with Symond, promise Rhaegar the hand of my own beloved granddaughter ... but never think that means I have forgotten. The north remembers, Lord [[spoiler: Davos]].[[spoiler:Davos]]. The north remembers, and the mummerís farce is almost done. My son is home."''
--> '''Lord [[spoiler: Wyman [[spoiler:Wyman Manderly''']]
* It might also show her blood thirsty bloodthirsty nature but Nymeria Sand's speech to Ellaria Sand about how she wants to utterly destory House Lannister is its own dark SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome
-->'''Nymeria Sand:''' '' It ''It ends in blood, as it began. It ends when Casterly Rock is cracked open, so the sun can shine on the maggots and the worms within. It ends with the utter ruin of Tywin Lannister and all of his works.''


* Tyrion Lannister saving the life of [[spoiler:(F)Aegon Targaryen VI]] by bodily ramming a Stone Man off their boat.
** In the next chapter he convinces [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] to abandon the plan he's been coached in for his entire life, pointing out that it clearly hasn't been working. And that is after he discovers [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]]'s true identity in the first place, wagering the reveal of the secret over a cyvasse game, with the implication that he'd deliberately lost several earlier games to get his opponent confident enough to accept that bet.
** And even better, when he hears that [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] has actually taken his advice his inner reaction is along the lines of "Ha, the idiot actually fell for it." He not only convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan, he convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan ''for a worse plan'' -- and he did it while playing a cyvasse game with him that ended with [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] losing ''because he took Tyrion's advice about how to play.''

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* Tyrion Lannister saving the life of [[spoiler:(F)Aegon [[spoiler: Aegon Targaryen VI]] by bodily ramming a Stone Man off their boat.
** In the next chapter he convinces [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] [[spoiler: Aegon]] to abandon the plan he's been coached in for his entire life, pointing out that it clearly hasn't been working. And that is after he discovers [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]]'s [[spoiler: Aegon]]'s true identity in the first place, wagering the reveal of the secret over a cyvasse game, with the implication that he'd deliberately lost several earlier games to get his opponent confident enough to accept that bet.
** And even better, when he hears that [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] [[spoiler: Aegon]] has actually taken his advice his inner reaction is along the lines of "Ha, the idiot actually fell for it." He not only convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan, he convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan ''for a worse plan'' -- and he did it while playing a cyvasse game with him that ended with [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] [[spoiler: Aegon]] losing ''because he took Tyrion's advice about how to play.''


'''Hugo Wull:''' I want to live forever in a land where summer lasts a thousand years. I want a castle in the clouds where I can look down over the world. I want to be six-and-twenty again. When I was six-and-twenty I could fight all day and fuck all night. What men want does not matter. Winter is almost upon us, boy. And winter is death. I would sooner my men die fighting for the Ned's little girl than alone and hungry in the snow, weeping tears that freeze upon their cheeks. No one sings songs of men who die like that. As for me, I am old. This will be my last winter. Let me bathe in Bolton blood before I die. I want to feel it spatter across my face when my axe bites deep into a Bolton skull. I want to lick it off my lips and die with the taste of it on my tongue.

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'''Hugo Wull:''' I want to live forever in a land where summer lasts a thousand years. I want a castle in the clouds where I can look down over the world. I want to be six-and-twenty again. When I was six-and-twenty I could fight all day and fuck all night. What men want does not matter. Winter is almost upon us, boy. And winter is death. I would sooner my men die fighting for the Ned's little girl than alone and hungry in the snow, weeping tears that freeze upon their cheeks. No one sings songs of men who die like that. As for me, I am old. This will be my last winter. Let me bathe in Bolton blood before I die. I want to feel it spatter across my face when my axe bites deep into a Bolton skull. I want to lick it off my lips and die with the taste of it on my tongue.


* It might also show her blood thirsty nature but Nymeria Sand's speech to Ellaria Sand about how she wants to utterly destory House Lannister is it's own dark {{Crowning Moment Of Awesome}}

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* It might also show her blood thirsty nature but Nymeria Sand's speech to Ellaria Sand about how she wants to utterly destory House Lannister is it's its own dark {{Crowning Moment Of Awesome}}SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome


--> '''Lord [[spoiler: Wyman Manderly''']]

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--> '''Lord [[spoiler: Wyman Manderly''']]Manderly''']]
* It might also show her blood thirsty nature but Nymeria Sand's speech to Ellaria Sand about how she wants to utterly destory House Lannister is it's own dark {{Crowning Moment Of Awesome}}
-->'''Nymeria Sand:''' '' It ends in blood, as it began. It ends when Casterly Rock is cracked open, so the sun can shine on the maggots and the worms within. It ends with the utter ruin of Tywin Lannister and all of his works.''


** And even better, when he hears that [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] has actually taken his advice his inner reaction is along the lines of "Ha, the idiot actually fell for it." He not only convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan, he convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan FOR A WORSE PLAN -- and he did it while playing a cyvasse game with him that ended with [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] losing BECAUSE HE TOOK TYRION'S ADVICE ABOUT HOW TO PLAY.

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** And even better, when he hears that [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] has actually taken his advice his inner reaction is along the lines of "Ha, the idiot actually fell for it." He not only convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan, he convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan FOR A WORSE PLAN ''for a worse plan'' -- and he did it while playing a cyvasse game with him that ended with [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] losing BECAUSE HE TOOK TYRION'S ADVICE ABOUT HOW TO PLAY.''because he took Tyrion's advice about how to play.''


** Jon Connington in general. He [[spoiler: has Greyscale]] but all he wants is for the boy he believes is his dead [[HoYay best friend and idol's]] son [[spoiler: to assume his rightful place on the throne.]] That requires devotion.
** And because it's [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments what you do for a surrogate son]].


** Jon Connington in general. He [[spoiler: has Greyscale]] but all he wants is for his dead [[HoYay best friend and idol's]] son [[spoiler: to assume his rightful place on the throne.]] That requires devotion.

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** Jon Connington in general. He [[spoiler: has Greyscale]] but all he wants is for the boy he believes is his dead [[HoYay best friend and idol's]] son [[spoiler: to assume his rightful place on the throne.]] That requires devotion.



* Varys finally being proactive about his plots and [[spoiler: killing Kevan Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle]] because they were threatening to stabilize the realm too much, and thoroughly regretting its necessity the entire time.
** [[spoiler:He was able to save the life of Aegon Targaryen VI, and arranged for him to get a thorough education in everything he would need to be the kind of leader the Seven Kingdoms need when he comes of age and returns to take the Iron Throne. Fans had been waiting five books and fifteen years to learn what Varys has really been up to, and it fully lives up to that buildup.]]


* Tyrion Lannister saving the life of [[spoiler:Aegon Targaryen VI]] by bodily ramming a Stone Man off their boat.
** In the next chapter he convinces [[spoiler:Aegon]] to abandon the plan he's been coached in for his entire life, pointing out that it clearly hasn't been working. And that is after he discovers [[spoiler:Aegon]]'s true identity in the first place, wagering the reveal of the secret over a cyvasse game, with the implication that he'd deliberately lost several earlier games to get his opponent confident enough to accept that bet.
** And even better, when he hears that [[spoiler:Aegon]] has actually taken his advice his inner reaction is along the lines of "Ha, the idiot actually fell for it." He not only convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan, he convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan FOR A WORSE PLAN -- and he did it while playing a cyvasse game with him that ended with [[spoiler:Aegon]] losing BECAUSE HE TOOK TYRION'S ADVICE ABOUT HOW TO PLAY.

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* Tyrion Lannister saving the life of [[spoiler:Aegon [[spoiler:(F)Aegon Targaryen VI]] by bodily ramming a Stone Man off their boat.
** In the next chapter he convinces [[spoiler:Aegon]] [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] to abandon the plan he's been coached in for his entire life, pointing out that it clearly hasn't been working. And that is after he discovers [[spoiler:Aegon]]'s [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]]'s true identity in the first place, wagering the reveal of the secret over a cyvasse game, with the implication that he'd deliberately lost several earlier games to get his opponent confident enough to accept that bet.
** And even better, when he hears that [[spoiler:Aegon]] [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] has actually taken his advice his inner reaction is along the lines of "Ha, the idiot actually fell for it." He not only convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan, he convinced him to abandon his lifelong plan FOR A WORSE PLAN -- and he did it while playing a cyvasse game with him that ended with [[spoiler:Aegon]] [[spoiler:(F)Aegon]] losing BECAUSE HE TOOK TYRION'S ADVICE ABOUT HOW TO PLAY.


** The assist he gets from [[SpiritedYoungLady Wylla Manderly]] is pretty great too, boldly reminding her family of the debt they owe the Starks. [[spoiler: Made even more impressive since, unlike her older sister, [[EnforcedMethodActing she doesn't know about her grandfather's plans.]]]]

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** The assist he gets from [[SpiritedYoungLady Wylla Manderly]] Manderly is pretty great too, boldly reminding her family of the debt they owe the Starks. [[spoiler: Made even more impressive since, unlike her older sister, [[EnforcedMethodActing she doesn't know about her grandfather's plans.]]]]


* The prologue character Thistle deserves one for [[spoiler:stopping an evil skinchanger from using her body by biting off her tongue and clawing her eyes out when she feels him taking over. And then she comes after him as a wight.]]

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* The prologue character Thistle character, Thistle, deserves one for [[spoiler:stopping an evil skinchanger from using her body by biting off her tongue and clawing her eyes out when she feels him taking over. And And, then she comes right after him as a wight.wight with narry a pause to adjust -- others require a good five or so minutes, but not Thistle. Girl left her unlife a to-do list sticky note.]]


** Ser Barristan's moment in the Pit is only highlighted when one realizes what he was truly doing. [[spoiler: He jumped down a ten foot wall; no easy feat for a man his age, and called out to a '''dragon''' for its attention, against Dany's, and he had no way of knowing Drogon wouldn't kill him, but did so nonetheless, just to defend the one he swore his sword to.]] He is a [[KnightInShiningArmor True Knight]]. Laying down his life for the one he has sworn to protect without a second of hesitation. Ser Barristan the Bold indeed.
*** [[spoiler: And considering that he is one of the few who has seen Drogon at work, and that he's heard stories of the Black Dread's power since he was a child shows you that he's not like Harghaz the 'Hero'; he genuinely knew just what he was going up against, and still did his best to defend Daenerys, not through madness or some misconception of glory, but because he truly is the Bold.]]

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** Ser Barristan's moment in the Pit is only highlighted when one realizes what he was truly doing. [[spoiler: He ''voluntarily'' jumped down a ten foot wall; no easy feat for a man his age, and called out to a '''dragon''' for its attention, against Dany's, and he had no way of knowing if Drogon wouldn't would kill him, him or not, but did so nonetheless, just to defend the one he swore his sword to.]] He is a [[KnightInShiningArmor True Knight]]. Laying Knight]] laying down his life for the one he has sworn to protect without a second of hesitation. Ser Barristan the Bold indeed.
Bold, indeed. Duskendale is proven no once-off, overblown tale.
*** [[spoiler: And considering that Additionally, he is does all this while being one of the few who has ''has'' seen Drogon and the other dragons at work, and that he's heard grown up with stories of the original Black Dread's power since he was a child very small child. This shows you that he's not like the delusional Harghaz the 'Hero'; "the Hero"; he genuinely knew just what he was going up against, and still did his best to defend Daenerys, Daenerys... not through madness or some misconception of glory, glory or misunderstanding of a dragon's nature, but because he truly is the Bold.''The Bold''.]]

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** The assist he gets from [[SpiritedYoungLady Wylla Manderly]] is pretty great too, boldly reminding her family of the debt they owe the Starks. [[spoiler: Made even more impressive since, unlike her older sister, [[EnforcedMethodActing she doesn't know about her grandfather's plans.]]]]

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