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* BestServedCold: [[spoiler:After years of plotting and preparing, Tysha gets her brutal revenge on Tywin Lannister by burning his entire ship alive and using demons to torture him for what is implied to be a long time.]]



* {{Troll}}: STANNIS (of all people) is this. To whit:
** When the royalists "suggested" he marry a Reach girl to ensure his loyalty, he turned around and married Ryella Royce.
** Women aren't allowed to be in the armed forces? His "poor" medical facilities are so overwhelmed and underpaid they can't tell the difference between men and women.
** Various contenders for the throne ask him to support them? He agrees with all and plans to stab each and every one of them in the back.
** Rhaegar Connington and a group of sycophants (including Renly) come to try to trick him into attacking Viserys to help secure Aegon's position? Stannis immediately sops that the king needs to be warned and asks for evidence.
*** When said idiots refuse to show said evidence, he all but throws them out of his home.
** He is specifically stated to enjoy pissing off Jon Connington by finding loopholes and rendering as many edicts as possible impotent.

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* {{Troll}}: {{Troll}}:
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STANNIS BARATHEON (of all people) is this. To whit:
** *** When the royalists "suggested" he marry a Reach girl to ensure his loyalty, he turned around and married Ryella Royce.
** *** Women aren't allowed to be in the armed forces? His "poor" medical facilities are so overwhelmed and underpaid they can't tell the difference between men and women.
** *** Various contenders for the throne ask him to support them? He agrees with all and plans to stab each and every one of them in the back.
** *** Rhaegar Connington and a group of sycophants (including Renly) come to try to trick him into attacking Viserys to help secure Aegon's position? Stannis immediately sops that the king needs to be warned and asks for evidence.
*** **** When said idiots refuse to show said evidence, he all but throws them out of his home.
** *** He is specifically stated to enjoy pissing off Jon Connington by finding loopholes and rendering as many edicts as possible impotent.


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** The War of the Ten Warlords, Chapter 3. [[spoiler:Rhaenyra conquers Gulltown. Robyn Arryn is sent to the Sky Cells. Edmure Tully declares for Viserys, only for his uncle Brynden to oust him, replacing him with Sansa, who brings Riverrun to the side of the North.]]
** The War of the Ten Warlords, Chapter 4. [[spoiler:Victarion Greyjoy attacks Saltcliffe, revealing he has the power to raise the dead, but the battle is so brutal that the planet shatters. A small fleet of the Night's Watch faces off against the Others to save the Free Folk's Exodus Fleet.]]
** The War of the Ten Warlords, Chapter 5. [[spoiler:The Dornish fleet destroys the Reach Grand Fleet in Harvest Hall, turning the Reach's strategic situation into desperate, and capturing both Mace and Loras Tyrell.]]
** The War of the Ten Warlords, Chapter 6. [[spoiler:Petyr Baelish is executed. Sandor Clegane finally kills his brother. Great Wyk falls to Victarion Greyjoy and the Krakens. The Second Battle of King's Landing begins: Melisandre's shadows kill several of Viserys' officers, but Viserys himself survives the attack, and his fleet retreats.]]
** The War of the Ten Warlords, Chapter 7. [[spoiler:Aegon's fleet destroys a good part of King's Landing, and his troops land to take the Red Keep. Melisandre nearly dies carrying out a ritual. Janos Slynt shoots Aegon in the neck.]]
** The War of the Ten Warlords, Chapter 8. [[spoiler:The North-Night's Watch-Free Folk alliance manages to resist the first attack of the White Walkers and force them back into the Eye of Woe, at a great cost.]]
** The War of the Ten Warlords, Chapter 9. [[spoiler:The Reach manages to earn their first big victory in the war, forcing Tywin Lannister to retreat from Highgarden - and Tywin is killed by Tysha.]]


* AdaptedOut: Due to [[spoiler:Randyll Tarly]] dying at the Trident, [[spoiler:Talla, Dickon and the other two daughters of House Tarly do not appear, leaving Sam an only child and the lord of Horn Hill.]]

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* AdaptedOut: Due to [[spoiler:Randyll Tarly]] Randyll Tarly dying at the Trident, [[spoiler:Talla, Talla, Dickon and the other two daughters of House Tarly do not appear, leaving Sam an only child and the lord of Horn Hill.]]Hill.
** With Robert Baratheon dying there as well, the only (significant) one of his bastards probably having still been born is Mya Stone.



* FourStarBadass: The heads of the Northern Houses, the heads of the Vale and River Houses loyal to the North, and Stannis Baratheon.
** Even if he didn't listen to Varys' warnings about the Ironborn, Lucerys Velaryon proves himself to be a skilled Admiral.



** Lucerys Velaryon was a skilled and brave Fleet Admiral and Master of Ships. His successor is not.



** [[spoiler:Tywin Lannister remembers who Tysha is, and is appropriately alarmed when the Red Witch he confronts who immolates his bridge staff turns to be her]].



* ProphecyTwist: Euron Greyjoy tells Tywin Lannister he will killed by a member of his family. [[spoiler:Tywin is ultimately killed by Tysha, who never having divorced Tyrion, is his daughter-in-law. Not the family member most people probably thought of, but still family.]]



* ThePurge: [[spoiler:When he finally leaves King's Landing, Varys sets up the assassination of the entire small council. He gets everyone but Baelish]].

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* ThePurge: When Rhaegar Targaryen launches his coup, he orders the deaths of his father, the entire Pyromancer Guild (including the Hand of the King), all members of the Small Council except for Allister Thorne, Varys, Pycelle, and Lucerys Velaryon, and the High Septon.
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[[spoiler:When he finally leaves King's Landing, Varys sets up the assassination of the entire small council. He gets everyone but Baelish]].



** The Second Battle of King's Landing for Aegon. While his space forces win an impressive victory against Viserys's larger and more organized forces (thanks mostly to Melisandre's shadow magic), their own fleet is reduced to virtually nothing in the process and now King's Landing (the planet) has resolved to fight to the bitter end (typically, when a space battle is won, the planet will surrender since orbital bombardment can render almost any ground-based defense untenable) because they know they can expect no mercy and that Aegon is using dark magic.

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** The Second Battle of King's Landing for Aegon.Aegon, to the extent that it doesn't even qualify as a victory. While his space forces win an impressive victory against Viserys's larger and more organized forces (thanks mostly to Melisandre's shadow magic), their own fleet is reduced to virtually nothing in the process and now King's Landing (the planet) has resolved to fight to the bitter end (typically, when a space battle is won, the planet will surrender since orbital bombardment can render almost any ground-based defense untenable) because they know they can expect no mercy and that Aegon is using dark magic. Terrestial casualties are ''even worse'', civilian casualties are so high it ensures the survivors will hate them, and the infrastructure of the planet is destroyed. [[spoiler:The result is that his forces are forced to abandon the planet, and Viserys can't even step in to help the survivors as he has no way to evacuate or feed them.]]


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** Willas Tyrell turns out to be a competent administrator and strategist, unfortunately for him things are too terrible for that to make much of a difference.


** Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen Baratheon are called Joffrey, Shiera and Daeron Targaryen in this fic.



** Wyman Manderly, as per canon. He briefly entertains the idea of following a diet when he learns he can no longer fit his already enlarged battle armour, only to abandon it immediately.



* CrapsackWorld: The Iron Sector is this after the Greyjoy Rebellion, ''[[UpToEleven ESPECIALLY]]'' during the War of the Ten Warlords. Ser Gregor Clegane killed millions of people EVERY MONTH [[spoiler: until he finally gets put down by Sandor and Colonel Sarring]], There are constant guerilla wars between occupation troops and insurgents [[spoiler: that, when combined with Victarion Greyjoy's return, results in the destruction of Saltcliffe]], and [[spoiler: now [[FromBadToWorse Krakens are closing in to feast on the Iron Sector]] and Great Wyk must be evacuated]].

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* CrapsackWorld: The Iron Sector is this after the Greyjoy Rebellion, ''[[UpToEleven ESPECIALLY]]'' during the War of the Ten Warlords. Ser Gregor Clegane killed millions of people EVERY MONTH [[spoiler: until he finally gets put down by Sandor and Colonel Sarring]], There are constant guerilla guerrilla wars between occupation troops and insurgents [[spoiler: that, when combined with Victarion Greyjoy's return, results in the destruction of Saltcliffe]], and [[spoiler: now [[FromBadToWorse Krakens are closing in to feast on the Iron Sector]] and Great Wyk must be evacuated]].



** While not as lethal as Moat Cailin, Storm's End could also qualify. Bereft of many resources after being exploited to the bone for hundreds of years, their water has to be distillated and their air filtered to prevent precocious cancers.

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** While not as lethal as Moat Cailin, Storm's End could also qualify. Bereft of many resources after being exploited to the bone for hundreds of years, their water has to be distillated distilled and their air filtered to prevent precocious cancers.



* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Aeyrs loses all traces of his insanity when he faces Ellia Martell]]. She's rather annoyed by it, as killing a somber old man is no where near as satisfying as killing TheCaligula.

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* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Aeyrs [[spoiler:Aerys loses all traces of his insanity when he faces Ellia Elia Martell]]. She's rather annoyed by it, as killing a somber old man is no where near as satisfying as killing TheCaligula.



* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Euron Greyjoy thought he would be able to become a god thanks to an artifact he discovered. All he managed was to allow the Night's Queen to take the Blackstone Fortresses and enter realspace.]]

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* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Euron Greyjoy thought he would be able to become a god thanks to an artifact artefact he discovered. All he managed was to allow the Night's Queen to take the Blackstone Fortresses and enter realspace.]]



* HatsOffToTheDead: Done with a twist, where it's mostly done to acknowledge the DyingMomentOfAwesome rather than simple respect for the dead, but upon receiving [[spoiler:the final message from Fort Fortlorn]] Captain Godric Meric removes his hat and stands at attention. Everyone else does too.

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* HatsOffToTheDead: Done with a twist, where it's mostly done to acknowledge the DyingMomentOfAwesome rather than simple respect for the dead, but upon receiving [[spoiler:the final message from Fort Fortlorn]] Forlorn]] Captain Godric Meric removes his hat and stands at attention. Everyone else does too.



** Jorah Mormont gets his ass exiled as a consequence of his infatuation with Lynesse Hightower. This time however it's for giving her state secrets rather than selling people into slavery.

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** Jorah Mormont gets his ass exiled as a consequence of his infatuation with Lynesse Hightower. This time however time, however, it's for giving her state secrets rather than selling people into slavery.


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** Crown Prince Aegon is an increasingly intolerable royal brat.


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* SweetTooth: Wyman Manderly's love for chocolate eclairs, cream puffs and Braavosi rhubarb pies convinces him to abandon the idea of following a diet.


* DecompositeCharacter: [[spoiler: Unlike the show (and possibly the books), R+L!=J. Jon Snow does not exist, replaced by Joanna Snow, who, unlike Jon, ''is'' Ned's daughter, with her mother being Ashara Dayne. As for Lyanna, she gave birth to twin girls, Baela and Visenya, who are not bastards because Lyanna Stark, having been raised in the North to worship the Old Gods, ''[[BlatantLies definitely]]'' [[BlatantLies agreed to marry Rhaegar before the New Gods]], and they can prove it because at least two Kingsguards, [[SarcasmMode who are completely impartial third parties]], signed a statement saying she had definitely agreed to this. Please ignore Rhaegar's scars]].

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* DecompositeCharacter: DecompositeCharacter:
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[[spoiler: Unlike the show (and possibly the books), R+L!=J. Jon Snow does not exist, replaced by Joanna Snow, who, unlike Jon, ''is'' Ned's daughter, with her mother being Ashara Dayne. As for Lyanna, she gave birth to twin girls, Baela and Visenya, who are not bastards because Lyanna Stark, having been raised in the North to worship the Old Gods, ''[[BlatantLies definitely]]'' [[BlatantLies agreed to marry Rhaegar before the New Gods]], and they can prove it because at least two Kingsguards, [[SarcasmMode who are completely impartial third parties]], signed a statement saying she had definitely agreed to this. Please ignore Rhaegar's scars]].scars]].
** Book!Joffrey is split between Crown Prince Aegon, which picks up being Crown Prince and many of Joffrey's worst traits (often in ''exaggerated'' versions), and Prince Joffrey, who picks up being Cersei's eldest son, the Lannister candidate in the succession war, and Joffrey's core personality (it often doesn't ''look'' like it, but that's because this Joffrey's upbringing, especially not being Crown Prince, has made him ''much'' more capable of recognising the limits of his power and when to keep a rein on his feelings).

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** Further demonstrated as the War of the Ten Warlords happens. All the big decisions in the Lannister faction are made by him, all the strategies are developed by him, all the government passes by him. Joffrey (whom Tywin technically owes allegiance to) even notes that the symbols of House Lannister are bigger in size and number than those of House Targaryen, that no one in the war council has direct allegiance to him and even that [[EvilIsPetty Tywin's seat in the War Council is bigger than Joffrey's]].

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* PuppetKing: As the war advances, Joffrey notices that he is a puppet in the hands of Tywin Lannister, who consistently dominates every important issue and meeting, never allowing anyone else to offer their thoughts.


* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Arthur Dayne and Barristan Selmy are cloned by Melisandre's people, and after their deaths to the Northern commandos she resurrects them.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Arthur Dayne and Barristan Selmy are cloned by Melisandre's people, and after their deaths to the Northern commandos she resurrects them.]]]] They aren't the only ones, but it ends up a wasted effort with [[spoiler: Walter Whent]], who was sent to take control of his house... who, as it turned out, had already been delivered his corpse, leading them to think he's [[spoiler: a clone of the normal, not-having-your-soul-put-back-in kind]] and hence a would-be usurper to arrest and throw in prison to forget about.


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** True prophecies or not, you still need to keep informed of the present to be able to ''use'' those prophecies. Rhaegar gets blindsided by the Starks's second rebellion because one of his prophecies indicates that won't happen until certain signs have come true, and since the Crown's intelligence network in the North is terrible no-one is able to tell him the signs already ''have'' come true.


*** In the Epilogue to the ''War of the Ten Warlords'' Arc, [[spoiler:he achieves a DyingMomentOfAwesome by shooting Aegon in the neck before getting killed himself]].



* BookEnds: Janos Slynt's first scene involves him assaulting the Red Keep and shooting an officer in the head. [[spoiler:His last scene involves him defending the Red Keep and shooting Aegon Targaryen in the neck.]]



* BrokenPedestal: Rhaegar was hoped to be someone who would free Westeros from [[TheCaligula Aerys the Mad]]'s increasingly erratic and bloodthirsty behavior. Then he kidnapped and raped Lyanna Stark and his true personality came to light.

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* BrokenPedestal: Rhaegar was hoped to be someone who would free Westeros from [[TheCaligula Aerys the Mad]]'s increasingly erratic and bloodthirsty behavior. Then he kidnapped and raped Lyanna Stark and his true personality came to light.Stark.



** Further averted and lampshaded in Part B of Chapter 1 of the Ten Warlords arc; [[spoiler: Gerion's men manage to take a White Cloak down in one shot because he wasn't wearing his helmet. Shiera's immediate reaction is ''"He should have worn his helmet"'']]

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** Further averted and lampshaded in Part B of Chapter 1 of the Ten Warlords arc; arc: [[spoiler: Gerion's men manage to take a White Cloak down in one shot because he wasn't wearing his helmet. Shiera's immediate reaction is ''"He should have worn his helmet"'']]helmet"'']]
** Taken to its maximum during the Epilogue of the Ten Warlords arc: [[spoiler:Aegon takes off his helmet in the middle of the battle - and an enemy promptly shoots him in the neck, gravely injuring him]].



* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: [[spoiler:[[CoolSword Dawn]], the weapon of the Sword of the Morning. Anyone that touches it who is not its wielder suffers from nausea and nightmares.]]



** The First Battle of King's Landing for Aegon. While his space forces win an impressive victory against Viserys's larger and more organized forces (thanks mostly to Melisandre's shadow magic), their own fleet is reduced to virtually nothing in the process and now King's Landing (the planet) has resolved to fight to the bitter end (typically, when a space battle is won, the planet will surrender since orbital bombardment can render almost any ground-based defense untenable) because they know they can expect no mercy and that Aegon is using dark magic.

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** The First Second Battle of King's Landing for Aegon. While his space forces win an impressive victory against Viserys's larger and more organized forces (thanks mostly to Melisandre's shadow magic), their own fleet is reduced to virtually nothing in the process and now King's Landing (the planet) has resolved to fight to the bitter end (typically, when a space battle is won, the planet will surrender since orbital bombardment can render almost any ground-based defense untenable) because they know they can expect no mercy and that Aegon is using dark magic.



** Housing three billion refugees from the war beyond the Wall is not an easy task: even the best prepared planet, White Knife, will need more than a year to be able to house two hundred million people. They could go faster, but the requirements from the war mean that the resources that can be dedicated to said rehousing are limited.

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** Housing three billion Free Folk refugees from the war beyond the Wall is not an easy task: even the best prepared planet, White Knife, will need more than a year to be able to house two hundred million people. They could go faster, but the requirements from the war mean that the resources that can be dedicated to said rehousing are limited.limited.
** Walter Whent is cloned and resurrected by Melisandre so he can rally his family behind Aegon, but Viserys sent the original body already - Whent's descendants thus consider him legally dead, so no matter what Walter says he cannot convince them of his identity.

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** Doran Martell's complete lack of willingness to act causes much of Dorne to instead turn to the more active and willing to take revenge Oberyn for leadership. Oberyn points out to Doran that all his planning and keeping to himself have lead to people being less familiar with him than they are with the rest of the Martells.


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* TheCoup: Oberyn Martell takes over Dorne from Doran, after his unwillingness to act becomes too much for Oberyn.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Viserys. He launches a Coup from Dragonstone, seizes King's Landing, crowns himself King Viserys III, and does his best to fix the dilapidated Crownlands with much-needed reforms and repairs until beaten back by Aegon.



* AdaptationalHeroism: ''Janos Slynt'' gets a scene where he demonstrates great bravery during the Battle of King's Landing.
** It continues throughout his scenes. He ''is'' corrupt, but it's made clear that he and most of the Goldcloaks only take bribes because they're poorly paid and need the money to support their families. It's made clear that he loves his wife and four children, and works hard to pay for them to get the education he never got. It's also shown that he does care about his men, save for the one guy in his old squad that is legitimately a terrible person [[spoiler:and is also the only survivor of said squad]]. He is later shown legitimately complimenting one of his men for how much his reading has improved over the last month, [[spoiler: is disgusted to learn of the decadence and corruption of the highborn aligned with the throne, and is apparently planning to lead his men in rebellion or desertion simply because he knows they'll all probably die otherwise]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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''Janos Slynt'' gets a scene where Slynt''. In his first scene, he demonstrates great bravery during the Battle of King's Landing.
** It continues throughout his scenes.
Landing. He ''is'' corrupt, but it's made clear that he and most of the Goldcloaks only take bribes because they're poorly paid and need the money to support their families. It's made clear that he loves his wife and four children, and works hard to pay for them to get the education he never got. It's also shown that he does care about clearly cares for his men, save for the one guy in his old squad that is legitimately a terrible horrible person [[spoiler:and [[spoiler:who is also the only survivor of said squad]]. the squad and desert during the battle]].
*** In his second, while he is shown to be corrupt, it's made clear that he (and most of the Goldcloaks) only does it because their salary is not enough to support their families. He clearly loves his family, and works hard to ensure his children have the education he never got.
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He is later shown legitimately complimenting one of his men for how much his reading has improved over the last month, [[spoiler: is month [[spoiler:and becomes disgusted to learn of by how far the decadence and corruption of the highborn aligned with and the throne, and is apparently planning to lead his men Iron Throne has gone, leading the Goldcloaks in rebellion or desertion simply because he knows they'll all probably die otherwise]]against Rhaegar Targaryen.]]
** Viserys. He launches a Coup from Dragonstone, seizes King's Landing, crowns himself King Viserys III, and does his best to fix the dilapidated Crownlands with much-needed reforms and repairs until beaten back by Aegon.

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* HiddenInPlainSight: The North wanted to build new ships, and knew that Rhaegar would be watching, so they fed him rumours about a secret shipyard and [[ParanoiaGambit let his paranoia]] lead him to order spies to seek the secret shipyard - [[RefugeInAudacity while the North just expanded the shipyards they already had]].


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** Housing three billion refugees from the war beyond the Wall is not an easy task: even the best prepared planet, White Knife, will need more than a year to be able to house two hundred million people. They could go faster, but the requirements from the war mean that the resources that can be dedicated to said rehousing are limited.


** Turns out, there are nine Abominable Relics, and the Three Eyed Crow lists the [[JustForPun other]] ones as: the Horn of Winter, the Night’s Queen Crown, the Ring of Domination, the Mirror-Orb of Cursed Knowledge, the Armor of Damnation, the Keys of the Void, and the Grave of Unlife. The ninth one is unknown, but it is "not exactly...transportable". [[spoiler:Victarion Greyjoy finds the Ring, using it definitely effects his mind but gives him the power to raise and control wights.]]

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** Turns out, there are nine Abominable Relics, and the Three Eyed Crow lists the [[JustForPun other]] ones as: the Horn of Winter, the Night’s Queen Crown, the Ring of Domination, the Mirror-Orb of Cursed Knowledge, the Armor of Damnation, the Keys of the Void, and the Grave of Unlife. The ninth one is unknown, but it is "not exactly...transportable". [[spoiler:Victarion Greyjoy finds the Ring, using it definitely effects affects his mind but gives him the power to raise and control wights.]]


* ReverseMole:[[spoiler:Petyr Baelish's wife turns out to be a sleeper agent loyal to Jon Arryn.]]

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* ReverseMole:[[spoiler:Petyr ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Petyr Baelish's wife turns out to be a sleeper agent loyal to Jon Arryn.]]


** The Iron Sector has adopted this mindset since the end of the Greyjoy Rebellion. Most especially the worlds under the Beast's responsibility.

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** The Iron Sector has adopted this mindset since the end of the Greyjoy Rebellion. Most especially the worlds under the Beast's responsibility. The eventual mass rebellion there is done by people who are unarmed, unarmored, and starving, and they still charge the enemy unwilling to live like that any more.



** Eddard Stark had a daughter out of (unintended) wedlock with Ashara Dayne. This prompted the Targaryen propaganda to paint Eddard Stark as a man that would sleep with any noble woman in his path. Lord Manderly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the hypocrisy.

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** Eddard Stark had a daughter out of (unintended) wedlock with Ashara Dayne. This prompted the Targaryen propaganda to paint Eddard Stark as a man that would sleep with (and/or rape) any noble woman in his path. Lord Manderly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the hypocrisy.


* MythologyGag: The winner of the Rebellion is forced to marry Cersei Lannister because of her father's support at a critical point.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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The winner of the Rebellion is forced to marry Cersei Lannister because of her father's support at a critical point.


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** In the [[spoiler: evacuation of Great Wyk, [[FanNickname Cleganebowl]] happens amidst large-scale death and destruction, albeit Sandor has the aid of Colonel Sarring and an entire Battalion of infantry to kill Gregor Clegane]].

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