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Reunions is a fanfiction series set in the world of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, serving as simultaneously a Fix Fic and Continuation Fic. There are five volumes:

The series is now complete.

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    Tragedy and Reunions 

Tropes appearing in Tragedy and Reunions:

After the Battle of Blackwater and the Red Wedding, the Starks try to find each other again as Robb Stark, who survived the Red Wedding, prepares to take his revenge on the Freys.

  • Adaptational Badass: Unlike the books, the Greatjon managed to escape the Red Wedding and leads the Stark forces alongside the Blackfish until they find Robb.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Though the Red Wedding happened, Robb and Catelyn managed to escape, undermining the success of the Lannisters.
    • Bran never does go north of the Wall. Well, he and Meera don't make it to the wall.
  • Arc Villain: Ramsay Bolton for Bran's storyline.
  • The Atoner: Reek/Theon Greyjoy.
  • Big Damn Heroes: A group of Northern soldiers led by Robb save Arya and Gendry from Lannister soldiers.
  • But Now I Must Go: Jaqen H'ghar to Arya and Gendry.
  • Call-Back: Remember the Greatjon's suggestion in A Game of Thrones to attack the Twins? That's just what happens. And they pull it off.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Meera mentions that Jojen typically leaves deep tracks with his heels to indicate his steps. These come in handy when Bran and Meera escape the Dreadfort.
  • Come with Me If You Want to Live: Sansa fled with The Hound during the Battle of the Blackwater.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Jojen has a dream of the group surrounded by flayed men, with a woman screaming. It turns out to be Bran and Meera's capture by Bolton men, who rape Meera.
  • Dual Wielding: After his shield gets broken, The Mountain wields his sword in one hand and a torch in the other in his fight with the Hound.
  • Eye Scream: Arya winds up with her right eye blinded by wildfire in the explosion at Harrenhal.
  • Fantastic Nuke: Harrenhal is consumed by an explosion of wildfire in the first chapter.
  • Forced to Watch: Bran is forced to listen to Meera getting raped by Ramsay in the cell next door.
  • Groin Attack: The Mountain gets kneed in the groin by the Hound before getting tossed off a bridge.
  • Hates Being Touched: After being gang raped by Ramsay and his men, Meera develops this among men who aren't Bran or Jojen.
  • Invulnerable Horses: Averted; Catelyn's horse died several days before the story catches up to her.
  • Jerkass: Luton is the Bolton man-at-arms who has Bran and Meera tied up so Bran's hands are touching Meera's breasts, intended to make them uncomfortable.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Bran and his group don't know that the Boltons have betrayed the Starks.
  • Noble Fugitive: The Starks, with Catelyn, Robb, Sansa and Arya on the run in the Riverlands and Bran and Rickon in the North.
  • Obviously Evil: The suicide bomber, who is Bald of Evil, has a Beard of Evil, has a crooked back, and No Brows.
  • Off with His Head!: Walder Frey, courtesy of Robb Stark.
  • One-Man Army: Apparently, Ser Amory Lorch is strong enough to hold a massive hole in Harrenhal by himself. At least until he meets Jaqen H'Ghar.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted; the Frey who fights Brienne in Jeyne's Trial by Combat is yet another Walder Frey.
  • Party Scattering: The group consisting of Bran, Meera, Jojen, Rickon, Osha, Hodor, Summer and Shaggydog winds up separating, with Bran and Meera getting captured by Ramsay Bolton and the rest heading south and reuniting with Catelyn.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Much of this story is taken up of reuniting the Starks.
  • Railing Kill: The Hound beats The Mountain by shoving him off a bridge. He's still alive.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Meera is raped by Ramsay Bolton and his men.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Robb starts here with taking the Twins and it continues into the second volume as Robb returns to the North.
  • Rule of Three: Jaqen H’ghar predicts three dangers for Gendry and Arya to escape.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Robb and Catelyn, since the Red Wedding got botched.
  • Suicide Attack: The first chapter has an old man bringing a cart of goods containing wildfire to Harrenhal and blowing himself and the castle up.
  • Teaser-Only Character: The old man who brings the cart full of wildfire to Harrenhal.
  • These Hands Have Killed: Sansa has a Heroic BSoD after she stabs a young lord who tried to hand her over to Cersei.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: Sansa and Sandor encounter a mob.
  • Totem Pole Trench: How Bran and Meera escape the Dreadfort in the clothes of a guard.
  • Trial by Combat: Brienne participates in one to determine Jeyne Westerling's guilt in leading Robb into a trap at the Red Wedding, which failed to kill the Starks.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: This story has four plotlines, all moving at a good pace: Catelyn reuniting with Robb and the Northern forces, Sansa and Sandor after escaping from King's Landing during the Battle of the Blackwater, Arya and Gendry after the explosion at Harrenhal, and Bran and Meera in the North.
  • Underestimating Badassery: The Walder Frey who duels Brienne in the Trial by Combat acts even more smug when he learns he's facing a woman. This turns out to be a mistake.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 9: Bran and Meera are captured by Bolton men and taken to Ramsay, who rapes Meera.

    A Wolf Comes Home 

Tropes appearing in A Wolf Comes Home:

Robb Stark campaigns to retake the North from the Boltons and the Ironborn, as Davos uncovers a nefarious plot on Dragonstone and Jon faces trouble after the Battle of Castle Black.

  • Arranged Marriage: A betrothal is set between Bran and Meera.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Apart from being Dirty Coward Smug Snakes who will switch sides at the first opportunity, the Freys are also slobs, as Gendry finds out the hard way with their forge.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Margaery gets some POV chapters, as does Robb.
    • Rattleshirt is made part of the proceedings at Jon's trial, as a witness.
  • Attempted Rape: Arya gets this from Ramsay, who is delighted that he has the real Arya Stark.
  • Babies Ever After: Jeyne Westerling is pregnant with Robb's child.
  • Badass in Distress:
    • Arya and Brienne are captured by Bolton soldiers. Occurs simultaneously with Damsel in Distress applying to Sansa and Jeyne.
    • Asha Greyjoy is captured at Deepwood Motte.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Sandor rescues Sansa from the Bolton dungeons.
    • Gendry rescues Arya from the forests outside the Dreadfort.
  • Bounty Hunter: One of these shows up at the Red Keep claiming to have killed and decapitated Stannis Baratheon. It turns out to be a crossbow-wielding assassin who attacks Joffrey, wounding Ser Balon Swann before getting killed by Loras.
  • Call-Back: When Sansa, Arya, Brianne and Jeyne are brought to the Dreadfort, one of the Bolton soldiers mentions raping Meera.
  • Chained to a Bed: Arya is tied up in Ramsay’s bed when captured by the Boltons.
  • Character Death:
    • Victarion Greyjoy: Killed in a Duel to the Death with Robb Stark.
    • Ramsay Bolton: Stabbed to death by Arya when he tries to rape her.
    • Roose Bolton: Killed by Robb Stark in a duel when Robb attacks the Dreadfort.
    • Stannis Baratheon: Dies from having too much of his life force drained by Melisandre to create shadows.
  • Contrived Coincidence: An attack on Castle Black occurs simultaneously with Jon being forced to execute Ygritte, giving her time to escape. Then, a White Walker shows up. Thankfully, Jon kills it. He also captured Mance Rayder in the attack on Castle Black, which proves that he is worthy to be Lord Commander.
  • Covert Pervert: Bran uses Summer to spy on a topless Meera.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Arya. She kills Ramsay Bolton, improvises an escape line via a set of clothes and takes out several Bolton men who pursue her.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The Boltons, particularly Ramsay.
  • Duel to the Death: Two; Robb kills Victarion Greyjoy in one duel offscreen and faces Roose Bolton in the other.
  • Easily Forgiven: Theon, probably because of what he went through under Ramsay and helping Bran and Meera escape from the Dreadfort in the previous volume.
  • Exact Words: In negotiations for prisoners, Robb asks for Jeyne. He wants Jeyne Westerling his wife, but Ramsay gives him Jeyne Poole.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Roose Bolton is silent and composed after Robb Stark fatally wounds him.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: Catelyn hears from Rickon that Bran loves Meera.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Averted with Meera, who takes moon tea to abort any possible reminder of the rape she suffered at Ramsay's hands.
  • Heroic BSoD: Arya is in a funk due to her injuries to her eye. It gets worse when she winds up being the first captured in an ambush by Bolton men.
  • Imperiled in Pregnancy: Jeyne Westerling is pregnant by Robb when she, Sansa, Arya and Brienne are captured and brought to the Dreadfort.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Littlefinger leaves to marry Lysa Arryn.
  • Internal Reveal: Reek is Theon Greyjoy.
  • I Want Them Alive: Ramsay receives orders from Tyrion and Varys to capture Sansa, Arya, Jeyne and Brienne alive as hostages and force Robb to choose who to save.
  • Jerkass: The Bolton men make fun of Brienne, saying she looks even more mannish than Meera, who they raped.
  • Kill 'Em All: By Chapter 21, House Bolton is extinguished; Roose Bolton is killed by Robb and Ramsay by Arya.
  • Last Request: Rattleshirt asks for Alliser Thorne to burn his body after his execution. Since the attack occurs, it doesn't come to that.
  • Last Villain Stand: Victarion Greyjoy, the commander of the Ironborn at Moat Cailin, resists the attacking Northern forces and kills several of Robb's men before dueling Robb and losing his life.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: Thanks to getting drunk, Joffrey doesn't consummate his wedding with Margaery.
  • Marital Rape License: While Sansa, Jeyne and Brianna will be put to use in a prisoner exchange, Ramsay intends to keep Arya for himself, as he is technically married to her, albeit to a doppelgänger.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Though Stannis dies, he sends Davos, Shireen and the King's Men northward with orders to legitimize Gendry and oust the fake Baratheon's.
  • Named Weapons: Gendry forges a sword known as Wolf's Fury.
  • Neck Lift: The White Walker who attacks Castle Black picks up Jon by his throat before Jon stabs him in the face with dragonglass.
  • No Periods, Period: Averted, as Arya starts menstruating. The worst part is the cramps.
  • Offing the Offspring: Selyse Florent is fully compliant in Melisandre's plan to sacrifice Shireen to the Lord of Light.
  • Oh, Crap!: Jeyne Westerling when she gets thrown into the Bolton dungeons and there's barely any food, not to mention the Cold-Blooded Torture the men will likely do. The reason why she's worried? She's pregnant with Robb's child.
  • Papa Wolf: Stannis refuses to sacrifice Shireen and orders Davos to save her on his deathbed.
  • Reality Ensues: You know all that stuff about the Iron Islands being unable to hold large parts of land for very long? Guess what happens when Robb Stark marches back north and starts taking down their conquests one by one.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Tywin threatens to send Cersei to Casterly Rock if she makes another complaint about the Tyrells.
  • Rightful King Returns: A large part of this section is Robb returning to the North, ousting the Ironborn and killing the Boltons.
  • Sadistic Choice: Jon gets stuck in one where he needs to execute Ygritte to prove his loyalty to the Night's Watch. Thankfully, an attack occurs just as he's about to do it, creating a distraction for Ygritte to escape.
  • The Scapegoat: Janos Slynt tries to pin the attack at the Fist of the First Men and the mutiny that killed Lord Commander Jeor Mormont on Jon working with the wildlings.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Davos and the rest of the men loyal to Stannis flee Dragonstone with Shireen when Stannis dies, heading for the North. Davos also has instructions for Robb to legitimize Gendry.
  • Shameful Strip: Arya and Sansa each get put through one, of "the cutting clothes off" variety.
  • Slashed Throat: How Ramsay Bolton meets his end, courtesy of Arya.
  • Simultaneous Arcs: The story has Tyrion and Margaery (from separate points of view) at King's Landing, the Starks heading North to retake it from the Greyjoys and Boltons, Stannis at Dragonstone, and Jon at the Wall.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • Ygritte is not killed in the Battle at Castle Black, but is captured with Rattleshirt by the Night's Watch.
    • Joffrey is not poisoned at his wedding.
  • Spotting the Thread: Tyrion notes that a bounty hunter is carrying a package too large to contain a severed head. It turns out it's a crossbow-wielding assassin that attacks Joffrey.
  • Take Care of the Kids: Stannis's Last Request to Davos is to get Shireen out of Dragonstone before Melisandre has her murdered for another ritual. He also tells Davos to get Robb to legitimize Gendry.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Melisandre has been slipping sedatives into Shireen's food to put her to sleep so she won't complain as she's burned alive. The sedative is a strong one; Davos takes a hard landing while carrying Shireen and she's still unconscious.
  • A Taste of the Lash: Sansa is stripped naked, tied face-first to a post, then whipped.
  • Understatement: While talking to Davos on his deathbed, Stannis says "I may have... overexerted myself".
  • The Unsolved Mystery:
    • Where did the shadow assassins that Melisandre made go?
    • Who sent the assassin that attacked Joffrey?
  • Use Your Head: Sansa headbutts Ramsay while imprisoned at the Dreadfort.
  • Villain Has a Point: You should probably be more specific about who you want in a prisoner exchange, Robb.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 35. Stannis reveals to Davos that Melisandre intends to sacrifice Shireen to the Lord of Light and Davos must stop her.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Rattleshirt disappears after Jon's trial and the wildling attack.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Olyvar Frey's legs were broken by his kin as punishment for his loyalty to Robb.
    • Joffrey orders the execution of Jeyne Westerling's younger sister before Margarey persuades him otherwise.
    • Melisandre seeks to sacrifice Shireen to the Lord of Light, despite Stannis's orders not to harm her.
  • You Are in Command Now: Olyvar Frey is appointed castellan of the Twins as Robb retakes the North.
  • You Have Failed Me: Joffrey executes a bunch of Freys and Sybell Spicer (Jeyne Westerling's mother) for botching the Red Wedding.

    Of Lions and Roses 

Tropes appearing in Of Lions and Roses:

Tensions rise between the Lannisters and Tyrells, while Jon deals with the duties of the Lord Commander and Daenerys finds ruling a difficult task.

  • Abled in the Adaptation: Jon is saved by Maester Aemon.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Janos Slynt was always a brutal Jerkass and Slimeball, he never tried to murder Jon in full view of the Night's Watch.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Janos Slynt refuses to believe that the White Walkers are coming, even when one showed up at Castle Black.
  • Artistic License – Biology: There are no tigers in Dorne. The author recognizes this, and says they included it for Rule of Cool.
  • Ax-Crazy: Joffrey is in fine form as he executes people who don't follow the Faith of the Seven. He's not The Fundamentalist, it's just an excuse to kill people.
  • Burn the Witch!: Joffrey has worshippers of the Lord of Light burned at the stake. It goes even further by hanging people who follow the Old Gods in the Red Keep’s godswood and drowning people who follow the Drowned God.
  • Cassandra Truth: Averted with the Night’s Watch, who quickly fall into line behind Jon, having seen a White Walker up close. Except for Janos Slynt.
  • Character Death:
    • Ser Meryn Trant and Ser Boros Blount are executed by Jaime.
    • Joffrey is poisoned.
  • Demoted to Dragon: A heroic version; Mance Rayder becomes Jon’s lancer.
  • Don't Celebrate Just Yet: Joffrey holds a feast in Chapter 16 to celebrate the impending Siege of Dragonstone, despite the fact that the Lannister forces haven't left yet.
  • Ephebophile: Jaime Lannister has a couple men in his party that are looking lecherously at Eleyna Westerling.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Jaime is disgusted by the Lannister men who are making lecherous expressions at Eleyna Westerling.
    "She's a mere girl, people like that should be killed, or made eunuchs."
    • Margaery Tyrell is generally accepting of other religions such as R'hllor, but the burning people alive puts her off.
  • He Knows Too Much: Margaery accuses Tyrion of poisoning Joffrey because he realized that she was the culprit.
  • High Turnover Rate: Jaime starts replacing members of the Kingsguard with more competent members.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • Tyrion winds up being appointed Master of Coin and figures out that Littlefinger is messing with finances.
    • Joffrey is poisoned and Tyrion is framed.
    • Jon is stabbed repeatedly in a mutiny, except the perpetrator is Janos Slynt and only Janos Slynt.
    • The fighting pits are reopened in Meereen.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Margaery poisons Joffrey.
  • Nothing Personal: Margaery says this verbatim when she meets with Tyrion after his arrest; it's all part of the game.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: Margaery has been carrying a vial of poison in her sleeve.
  • Oh, Crap!: Tyrion, quite a few times.
    • When Oberyn Martell shows up since Mace Tyrell hates Oberyn. And then when Oberyn brings a tiger to court.
    • When he hears "The Rains of Castamere" being sung and the singer keeps his eyes on Joffrey the whole time.
    • When he realizes that Margaery poisoned Joffrey. And then when Loras arrives first, since he'll corroborate Margaery's story.
  • Original Character: Lily Fenn, Jojen's intended.
  • Papa Wolf: Mace Tyrell immediately gets offended when Jaime tries to suggests that Joffrey was poisoned by someone other than Tyrion, since that would implicate Margaery.
  • Put on a Bus: Most of the North is not seen in this story, apart from Jon at the Wall, Davos' arrival at White Harbor, and Bran's marriage to Meera.
  • The Reveal: Howland Reed reveals that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Melisandre left Dragonstone after Stannis died, and reappears in Slavers' Bay.
  • Spotting the Thread:
    • Tyrion sees that Margaery is a little too calm when Joffrey is poisoned.
    Tyrion: You were rather calm about this.
  • Tempting Fate: One of Jaime's soldiers is skeptical about Jaime not wanting to make camp in an area, due to being in Jaime's homeland and with three Kingsguard present. Cue attack by House Spicer. This soldier winds up being one of the casualties in the ensuing skirmish.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: Jon Snow is stabbed by Janos Slynt in Chapter 13.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Tyrion in Margaery's scheme to poison Joffrey.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Chapter 13: Jon Snow is stabbed repeatedly by Janos Slynt.
    • Chapter 18: Jon Snow, while recovering from getting stabbed, is visited by Howland Reed. Howland reveals Jon's parentage: Jon is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.
  • Worthy Opponent: Mors is regarded as such by the Wildlings.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Margaery runs some when she poisons Joffrey. Joffrey starts getting violent with her and leaves red marks on her arms, Tyrion interrupts them, which gives her the opportunity to poison a wine glass, which Tyrion accidentally gives to Joffrey. There's even a bit of Gambit Roulette since Loras is the Kingsguard who answers the calls for help.

    Deadly Alliances 

Tropes appearing in Deadly Alliances:

Gendry prepares to stake his claim for the Iron Throne with Robb and Davos' help, as Catelyn receives terrible news from the Vale. Jon prepares to fight the White Walkers, as tensions between the Tyrells and Lannisters reach a breaking point while Daenerys' situation spirals toward devastation.

  • Adaptational Badass: This time, the expedition to Hardhome goes off without a hitch, and the Night's Watch manages to get plenty of dragonglass to prepare for the White Walkers.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Gendry and Davos capture the Westerlands, while Robb captures the Iron Islands while Euron Greyjoy is attacking the Reach.
  • And I Must Scream: Margaery is kidnapped off the streets of King's Landing and wakes up in a soundproof dungeon in the Red Keep, stripped of her clothes. And this is before the Mind Rape.
  • Arc Villain: Littlefinger for Catelyn's Vale arc, Euron for Robb's Iron Islands arc.
  • Asshole Victim: Janos Slynt, Littlefinger and Euron Greyjoy.
  • Big Bad: Melisandre is revealed to be this for Daenerys's storyline. She masterminded the downfall of the cities of Slavers Bay to put Daenerys in her power.
  • Blood Knight: Kajaevvo is said to be bloodthirsty and warlike amongst Dothraki.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Asha Greyjoy appears for the first time since getting captured at Deepwood Motte in A Wolf Comes Home.
    • Ser Gregor Clegane reappears as a member of the Kingsguard.
  • Call-Back: Joy Hill mentions the death of her cousin Willem back in A Storm of Swords when expressing her doubts about prisoner safe custody to Robb and Gendry.
  • Character Death: This is where characters really start dropping like flies.
    • Kettleblack Brothers: Killed when their ship sinks on the way to Dragonstone. It's revealed in the next volume that Podrick sabotaged their ship.
    • Lysa Tully/Arryn: Either Driven to Suicide or killed by Littlefinger.
    • Janos Slynt: Executed by Jon Snow.
    • Jhiqui: Hung by soldiers working for the Masters.
    • Irri: Hung by soldiers working for the Masters.
    • Ygritte: Stabbed to death by the Night King while protecting Jon.
    • Littlefinger: Killed Offscreen, presumably by Moon Door.
    • Euron Greyjoy: Thrown off a ship to his death by Robb Stark.
    • Daven Lannister: Stabbed by Davos.
    • Ser Arys Oakheart: Killed Offscreen in Dorne.
    • Grey Worm and Daario: Killed Offscreen by Melisandre's forces.
    • Missandei: Stabbed In the Back by Melisandre's forces.
    • Jorah Mormont: Killed Offscreen by Melisandre months ago.
    • Daenerys and Barristan Selmy: Throats slit by shadows conjured by Melisandre.
    • Melisandre: Stabbed by Barristan after Daenerys destroys her ruby necklace.
  • The Chick: Sansa has fully become this to Robb's forces, serving as a medic and persuading Aeron Greyjoy to join Robb.
  • The Chosen One: Jon is declared as Azor Ahai, reborn from salt and smoke (from Sam's tears and his own blood, smoking in the snow) and the power of his sword being awoken when he pulled Longclaw from Ygritte's body after the Night King stabbed her.
  • Dark Chick: Lady Jenna Bolton, Cersei's new lady-in-waiting. She has a very clear physical ailment (blindness), but this makes her useful as a spy as she is considered Beneath Suspicion. In this capacity, Jenna is able to intercept the letter about the death of Arys Oakheart and bring it to Cersei, who places The Mountain as a Kingsguard to replace Ser Arys.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Lysa Tully-Arryn, who reveals her role in Littlefinger's schemes in a letter to Catelyn.
  • Defiant to the End: Unlike in the books/series, Janos Slynt show no signs of contrition as he's being led to his execution.
  • Development Gag: One of the plans for Daenerys was going to Asshai. She winds up going there after Slaver's Bay is destroyed.
  • Disappeared Dad: Jon knows he will become this to his son, because no matter how the Final Battle ends, his son will need to be taken from the Wall as the Night's Watch are to sire no children.
  • Disney Villain Death: Euron Greyjoy is thrown off his ship to his death by Robb Stark.
  • The Dragon: Rodrik Hill to Cersei, as the leader of her Elite Mooks.
  • Downer Ending: Daenerys's storyline, which ends in a Kill 'Em All.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him:
  • Dual Wielding:
    • Robert Hightower, Jaime's newest addition to the Kingsguard, wields two swords in combat.
    • The Silent Warrior uses two weapons: a short sword in their right hand and a dagger in their left.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Night King isn't so much a corporeal figure as a moving blizzard. With eyes.
  • Elite Mooks: The Bloodseekers.
  • Enemy Mine: Robb makes a deal with Asha Greyjoy. He'll help her become Queen of the Iron Islands and he and Gendry will recognize her authority, while she doesn't attack the coast of Westeros.
  • The Exile: Quentys Uller is an exile from House Uller, the Black Sheep of Dorne.
  • Five-Token Band: Cersei's Bloodseekers are an evil version. They have a Westerland knight named Rodrik Hill as their leader, (Eldon Lefford doesn't count as an official member), a Dothraki named Kajaevvo, a Braavosi Water Dancer named Illeo Ormah, the Dornishman Quentys Uller and his Norvosi bodyguard Draqos.
  • Food Slap: Cersei throws a glass of wine into Margaery's face.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: The entirety of Daenerys’ plotline.
  • Guile Hero: Catelyn. She manages to gain the Vale's support and engineer Littlefinger's downfall via an Engineered Public Confession coupled with Xanatos Speed Chess when given an opportunity.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Ygritte throws herself between Jon and the Night King and is stabbed by the Night King with Longclaw.
  • History Repeats: A legitimized bastard of an Adipose Rex king seeks to claim his father's title through civil war due to controversy over the current king's legitimacy. Sounds like the Blackfyre Rebellion.
  • In Spite of a Nail: The entire Dornish plotline from A Feast for Crows is done without a change, though entirely offscreen. This leads to Ser Gregor Clegane being named to the Kingsguard, though not as Robert Strong.
  • In the Back: Missandei is killed with a knife to the back.
  • Irony: Jon never wanted to sire a bastard child. Now, he has one and he won't be able to keep him.
  • Karmic Death: Janos Slynt had mocked Jon by invoking "the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword" to force him to prove his loyalty to the Night's Watch by executing Ygritte, which he doesn't thanks to a conveniently timed attack by Mance Rayder. Now, he dies by that rule at Jon's hand.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Janos Slynt.
    Janos: You cannot, I swear...!(Jon decapitates him)
  • Kill It with Fire: The fate of the Slaver Cities.
  • Last of His Kind: Aeron Greyjoy is now the last of his brothers after Balon's death in A Storm of Swords, Victarion's death in "A Wolf Comes Home", and Euron's death here.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: After starting from Winterfell, Robb, Theon, Asha and Sansa head to the Iron Islands, Catelyn to the Vale, Gendry and Davos to the Westerlands.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: The Iron Islands seem to have no idea that the invasion of the North has Gone Horribly Wrong, since Aeron hasn't heard of Victarion's death.
  • Missing Mom: Ygritte becomes this to Jon Snow's son.
  • Mythology Gag: Jon executed Janos Slynt in Chapter 7 of A Dance with Dragons. He does the same in the seventh chapter here.
  • Number Two: Gendry gives Davos the position of Hand of the King, as he did under Stannis.
  • Off with His Head!: Janos Slynt, executed by Jon Snow for attempted murder and treason.
  • Original Character:
    • The Bloodseekers, Cersei's Elite Mooks.
    • Jenna Bolton, Tobias Blount's half-sister.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Tyrion, who is in the dungeons. There are no POV chapters for him.
    • Jeyne Westerling mostly disappears from this volume forth. Presumably, she's at Winterfell as her pregnancy progresses.
  • Shameful Strip:
    • Margaery is captured by the Bloodseekers and wakes up stripped of her clothes.
    • Inverted by Joy Hill, who strips herself to the waist when she thinks that she's going to be raped by Gendry and Robb, much to their shock and the horror of Dorna, who hides Janei's eyes.
  • Shout-Out: To Harry Potter when a Red Priest appears in Jon Snow's fireplace and proclaims him Azor Ahai.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Jon gives a series of them to Janos Slynt before executing him: that he is guilty of his crimes, the alliance with the wildlings is necessary because of the White Walkers, and that he, Jon, will execute Slynt.
  • Slashed Throat: The fates of Daenerys Targaryen and Barristan Selmy.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Gender-inverted when Mance and Val reveal that Ygritte gave birth to Jon's son before she died.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Jon's baby son has the typical Stark features, including the Gray Eyes, as well as red hair like his mother Ygritte.
  • Taking You with Me: Barristan Selmy stabs Melisandre as he is dying from having his throat slit.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Two groups of them exist in the Bloodseekers: Kajaevvo ( Dothraki) and Illeo Ormah (a Braavosi) and Quentys Uller (a Dornishman) and Draqos (a Norvosi).
  • Token Good Teammate: Eldon Lefford, among the Bloodseekers. He was forced to be part of the group to gain his birthright, Golden Tooth.
  • Translator Buddy: Illeo serves as this for Kajaevvo, translating whatever he says into Common Tongue.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Mace Tyrell taking his armies to face the Baratheon's opponents leaves an opening for Cersei to have Margaery kidnapped off the streets of King's Landing.
  • Walking Armory: The Silent Warrior has three weapons: a short sword, a knife, and a third weapon. The third weapon is Needle.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 22. The Night King appears and Ygritte sacrifices herself for Jon. Jon, after a brief duel, escapes to the wall, where Mance and Val reveal that Ygritte gave birth to Jon's son before she died.
  • You Are in Command Now: Asha becomes the new Queen of the Iron Islands.
  • Zerg Rush: Cersei suggests this in the Small Council to beat Gendry's forces.

    New Era 

Tropes present in New Era:

Gendry and Robb are set to attack King's Landing, while Jon faces his greatest test: a war with humanity's fate in the balance.

  • Abled in the Adaptation: Loras Tyrell is in much better shape here after the Siege of Dragonstone.
  • Action Girl: Arya Stark, as the Silent Warrior.
  • Adult Fear: Catelyn returns from her mission to the Vale to learn that Arya is missing.
  • Alliterative Name: Steffon Snow, Sansa's bastard son with the Hound.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Arya does one of these to Gendry, as she explains why she disguised herself as a soldier, as a last chance to fight at Gendry’s side before she is married off to a stranger.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Tommen is slowly becoming this to Cersei over the issues of Margaery's disappearance and appearing at the battle, but what really seals the deal is when Cersei tries to poison him.
    "Mother you are pathetic and transparent."
  • Attempted Rape: Margaery gets a rape scare from Quentys and Draqos before both are killed by Eldon.
  • Badass Boast: Tywin Lannister's refusal to surrender.
    "Your words are meaningless bastard, much like your very existence, now we will finish that job. Even if we do not survive this, even if we lose this battle, I promise that your head will be ours, there will be no victory for you, or those that follow you like sheep."
  • Badass Grandpa: Tywin Lannister leads from the front during the Final Battle for King's Landing and manages to beat the Silent Warrior in single combat.
  • Best Served Cold: Oberyn and The Hound get their revenge on The Mountain. Only Oberyn survives.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: It's revealed that Podrick, on Jaime's orders, killed the Kettleblacks by sabotaging their ship.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tyrion saves the Silent Warrior's life by shooting Tywin with a crossbow.
  • Character Death: For the Bloodseekers, see Dwindling Party.
    • Selyse Florent: Killed Offscreen when the Lannisters attack Dragonstone.
    • Alliser Thorne: Killed by the Night King.
    • Varys: Dies of a wasting illness while rescuing Tyrion.
    • The Mountain: Speared through the head by Oberyn Martell and decapitated by The Hound.
    • Tywin Lannister: Shot with a crossbow by Tyrion at long range.
    • Sandor “The Hound” Clegane: Impaled by The Mountain.
    • Maester Aemon Targaryen: Dies of old age during the Final Battle.
  • Combat and Support: The Hound (combat) and Oberyn (support) vs The Mountain.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Tyrion receives messages from Varys and Kaleb Swann about being able to leave an impact.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Jon names his son Rickard, for his grandfather.
  • Defiled Forever: Cersei's final plan for Margaery, after the Bloodseekers find out she's really a virgin. And worse, she's force-fed another Mind Control potion so it looks like she's enjoying the rape.
  • Disappeared Dad: Sandor to Sansa's child.
  • Disney Villain Death: Rodrik Hill is kicked to his death by the Silent Warrior.
  • Dwindling Party: The Bloodseekers.
    • Eldon Lefford: Betrays them, the only one still alive.
    • Quentys and Draqos: Stabbed to death by Eldon when they try to rape Margaery.
    • Kajaevvo: Accidentally stabbed by Illeo as they try to kill Tyrion.
    • Illeo: Axed in the back by Tyrion.
    • Rodrik Hill: Kicked to his death by the Silent Warrior.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Surprisingly, yes. Robb and Gendry defeat the Lannisters and Gendry becomes King. Jon defeats the Night King and averts the Long Night, but has to give his son to Robb because of his vows. Daenerys and her dragons are dead, while Sansa also gives up her child to Robb.
    Nestor Stark: The scars still remain, but there is hope, there is hope for things to still get better. There is still peace, that's a good start.
  • A Father to His Men: Discussed; Tywin notes that Robb Stark and Gendry have a lot of support due to at least showing up if not fighting alongside their men.
  • Final Battle: Two; one at King's Landing where Gendry, Robb and Davos lead their armies to take the city and Jon at the Wall against the White Walkers.
  • Foil:
    • Arya to Cersei. One could say that Arya becomes everything Cersei wanted; to be a fighter and queen, with a husband that cares for her and gives her power.
    • Arya to Gregor Clegane. Both were first inside the Red Keep at the head of an attacking army, but instead of killing a young boy, Arya saves his life.
  • Hero Killer:
    • Aside from killing Ygritte in the previous volume, The Night King also kills Alliser Thorne before fighting Jon Snow.
    • The Mountain kills Sandor in a final duel.
  • Heroic BSoD: Meera gets one when she, Bran, Jojen and Lily (Jojen's friend) encounter Bolton soldiers. It happens at the worst possible time, since Bran gets distracted and wounded.
  • The High Queen: Arya after she marries Gendry, and an unconvential one at that.
  • History Repeats: Jon sends his son Rickard to be raised by Robb as Jon, Lyanna's son, had been raised by Ned.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Tywin Lannister does it again when the Silent Warrior tries to sneak up on him, only for Tywin to sense the attack and respond with enough force to send the Warrior staggering.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice:
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • Tywin Lannister is still killed by Tyrion by a crossbow, though in battle rather than on the privy.
    • Maester Aemon dies of old age during the battle.
  • Ironic Hell: Cersei becoming a Septa, considering her loose sexuality and dismissive attitude towards religion. It’s also ironic due to Cersei’s troubles with the Faith in the books and show.
  • It's Personal: When Mace and Loras Tyrell hear of the Attempted Rape on Margaery and that Cersei was behind it, they throw their allegiance to Gendry's forces.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Cersei was right to not trust Oberyn Martell as he betrays the Lannisters for a chance to kill The Mountain.
  • Keystone Army: When Jon kills the Night King, the wights turn back into corpses and the white walkers are thrown into confusion, falling into the pits of dragonglass.
  • Killed Offscreen: Selyse Baratheon is killed offpage in Jaime's attack on Dragonstone, along with all those loyal to her.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em:
    • Kevan and Lancel surrender to Robb and Gendry when they hear that their family is safe.
    • Jaime surrenders to Brienne of Tarth after hearing of the deaths of his father Tywin and The Mountain. For that matter, all the remaining Kingsguard surrender.
  • Last of His Kind: Jon and his son Rickard become the last of the Targaryens after the death of Maester Aemon.
  • The Mole: Kaleb Swann is Varys's inside man in the Kingsguard.
    "I... work for him; [Varys'] little birds are useful, but sometimes, you need someone with more, direct access."
  • Mutual Kill: The Hound and the Mountain kill each other in the Final Battle.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Jaime notes that Cersei's scheming against Margaery led to the Tyrell forces abandoning the Lannisters.
  • Offing the Offspring: Cersei attempts to poison Tommen as Gendry's forces close in to spite them. She sees it as a Mercy Kill, just like in A Clash of Kings.
  • Off with His Head!: The Mountain, courtesy of The Hound.
  • One-Hit Kill: Longclaw in Jon's hands, due to being a Flaming Sword made of Valyrian Steel, meaning it can kill wights and White Walkers.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Jaime fights until Brienne calls for his surrender, and Jaime accepts.
  • Parental Substitute: Robb becomes this for Rickard Snow, who is Jon's son, and Steffon Snow, Sansa's son.
  • Puppy Love: Tommen is mentioned to be getting closer with one of the Sand Snakes in the epilogue.
  • Rags to Riches: Shae marries Tyrion.
  • Reality Ensues: Similar to how the Starks' problem of having a Token Evil Teammate, the Bloodseekers run into a problem when one of them is a Token Good Teammate when Eldon Lefford kills Quentys and Draqos and frees Margaery.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica:
    • Jaime is sent to Brienne's custody.
    • Tommen is sent to live with Myrcella in Dorne.
  • The Remnant: Bran, Meera, Jojen and Lily encounter a party of Bolton soldiers wandering on their own after the Dreadfort was put to the torch.
  • Rousing Speech: Jon gives one worthy of Alliser Thorne in "The Watchers on the Wall" before the Final Battle at the Wall.
    "Men, women... everyone. I won't lie to you, we have a dangerous and potentially deadly task ahead of us. We are outnumbered, our enemies are resistant to most weapons, we know their weaknesses but must be cautious in how we use them. However, I have faith in each and every one of you. Many of us have been reviled by society, many branded fairly and unfairly, as criminals. Given no other choice but to take the Black, or face death. Others are reviled for their blood... baseborn, not all of us had the fortune to be raised in a castle, with relative acceptance I know that. But my fellow bastards there is still kinship between us. One thing that we, the Free Folk... that all of us share in common, is we are people, like any other. We are the last line of true defense, if we fall, everything on the other side of the Wall, is doomed. Right now, many of us have families or friends in the south, some of them even involved in the war that is currently raging there now. Shall we leave them defenseless? Let them say what they will of us, after this, let it be known that we saved them all and see what they say then. We will prove our worth, by saving the world. Now, ready to battle, to Victory!"
  • Rule of Three: The Final Battle in King's Landing quickly turns into three, each along a street leading to the Red Keep and with a separate commander blocking the roads: Tywin, Jaime and The Mountain.
  • Ruling Couple: Gendry and Arya.
  • Sacrificial Lion: The Night King makes his presence known during the Final Battle by killing Alliser Thorne.
  • Samus Is a Girl: The Silent Warrior is revealed to be Arya.
  • Second Love: Willas Tyrell for Sansa.
  • Sole Survivor: With the death of Varys, Grand Maester Pycelle appears to be the only person left from Robert Baratheon’s Small Council.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Sansa is pregnant by Sandor when he dies.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Oberyn Martell.
  • Take a Third Option: Oberyn Martell switches sides to Gendry for a chance for revenge against The Mountain. When hearing that Sandor has already laid claim to The Mountain's head, Oberyn and Sandor agree to tag-team Gregor during the Final Battle.
  • Taking the Veil: Cersei becomes a Septa after Gendry becomes king.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: The Silent Warrior foils Cersei's attempt to poison Tommen by throwing a knife at her vial of poison.
  • Unfriendly Fire: Kajaevvo is accidentally killed by Illeo when they try to kill Tyrion.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once the Silent Warrior foils Cersei’s attempt to poison Tommen, all Cersei can do is first Death Glare, then scream and protest as she’s led away.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Margaery is not mentioned after her rescue.
  • Wrecked Weapon: The Silent Warrior's sword is broken in a duel with Tywin Lannister, which also breaks their arm.
  • You Are in Command Now: Balon Swann becomes the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard in the epilogue.
  • You See, I'm Dying: Varys is dying of a wasting illness. It claims him as he rescues Tyrion.
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