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Restoration is a Game of Thrones Continuation Fic that concerns events after the series finale through the eyes of Podrick Payne.

Tropes that appear in this fanfic:

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Jon and Daenerys’ son is a bit... off. For one, he seems to go into catatonic states and is fiercely attached to his dragon egg. There’s worry that he may have inherited the Targaryen madness.
  • Arranged Marriage: Tyrion arranges a marriage between Sansa Stark and Podrick Payne.
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  • Berserk Button: Don’t insult Sansa in front of Podrick. Sweetrobin finds this out the hard way.
  • Birth/Death Juxtaposition: The dragon egg that was given to Jon and Daenerys' son was found by Rhaegal's corpse.
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  • Civil War: Dorne is embroiled in one of these.
  • Cool Sword: Podrick receives Widow's Wail (the other Valyrian Steel sword reforged from Ice) from Sansa.
  • Country Matters: Bronn’s opinion of Lord Fossoway.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Edmure named his son Hoster for his father.
  • Facial Horror: One of the Khal’s wives is found dead, with her face missing. It's implied Arya took it.
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  • Famed In-Story: Songs are already being sung about the deeds surrounding the events of the War of the Five Kings and the Great War.
  • The Ghost: Arya Stark, who left with Gendry for the Stormlands.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Robin Arryn seems to regard all women as whores, judging by his adverse reaction to marriage and outright referring to Sansa as a whore.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Remember that secret entrance to Casterly Rock that Tyrion told to the Unsullied? Now the Unsullied used it to hole up in Casterly Rock.
  • In-Series Nickname: Barely a month or two after his wedding and Podrick is already referred to by smallfolk as the “Unlikely Lord”.
  • Mythology Gag: At one point, Bronn is heard whistling “A Thousand Eyes and One”.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Gendry leading the Stormlanders to victory against the Dothraki.
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  • Posthumous Character: Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei and Jaime Lannister, the Dragons.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Small Council is truly a mixed bag, consisting of Sansa, Podrick, Tyrion, Davos, Sam, Yara, Theon, Jorah, and a new Grand Maester. It was slightly invoked because they wanted a multi-cultural perspective on the realm.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Just because the war to prevent The End of the World as We Know It is won doesn’t mean there isn’t a ton of work to do in the aftermath.
    • The Alliance Daenerys forged crumbled overnight after her death, because the Dothraki only answer to Khaleesi/Daenerys (and she’s dead) and the Unsullied don’t understand the concept of legacy (since they don’t reproduce).
  • The Spymaster: Bronn, as the court’s new Master of Whisperers.
  • The Squire: Podrick plans to take Little Sam (Gilly's son) as a squire when he's old enough
  • Straight for the Commander: It's implied Arya killed the Khal in a sneak attack.
  • Succession Crisis: All over the place.
    • The Northern Lords are adamant in the “There is always a Stark in Winterfell” rule. Which leads directly into Sansa marrying Podrick.
    • Robin Arryn is refusing to marry and hasn’t named an heir.
    • Yara will likely be the last person to rule the Iron Islands as a Greyjoy since Theon is a eunuch.
    • The Reach and Dorne are both embroiled in Civil War.
  • Take a Third Option: How Tyrion decided on Podrick to marry Sansa. She can’t marry a powerful lord or a commoner, so she should marry a knight lower in rank to her, who’s known her for years and traveled the realm.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Robin Arryn.

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