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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Bloodraven was always a favorite character despite being The Ghost in the main series at least until A Dance With Dragons.. However, he proves himself to be quite The Chessmaster in "The Mystery Knight."
  • Fridge Brilliance: Maynard Plumm says that he is distantly related to the Westerlander noblewoman Viserys Plumm, but Lord Plumm wouldn't admit to it. Of course Lord Plumm wouldn't admit to being related to Maynard Plumm, not when it's just an alias Bloodraven is using. And better yet, Bloodraven and Plumm are related. Plumm's mother is Elaena Targaryen, cousin to Bloodraven's father Aegon the Unworthy, and it is widely rumored that Plumm's legal father Ossifer Plumm died before he could consummate the marriage and that his biological father is also Aegon the Unworthy, making the two either second cousins or half-brothers.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Dunk and Lady Webber take quite a liking to each other. Nearly a hundred years later, Webber's great-grandson Jaime Lannister and Dunk's descendant Brienne of Tarth develop a deep mutual respect and, on Brienne's side at least, a crush.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Once you realize that Maynard Plumm is implied to be Bloodraven himself, than a great deal of his lines on the actions of Bloodraven as Hand and his general demeanor become hilariously troll-ish.
  • Too Cool to Live:
    • Prince Baelor Breakspear is one of the most well liked of all noble characters, every inch the Ideal Hero.
    • Daemon I Blackfyre is an In-Universe example, and Ser Eustace's descriptions of his hero's awesomeness hasve made fans see him in a like fashion.
    • In a broader sense, since this is a Prequel to the main series, almost all the characters qualify as this when one keeps in mind Foregone Conclusion. Rohanne Webber will marry Ser Gerold Lannister and become Tywin Lannister's grandmother after Ser Eustace dies and later disappears mysteriously. Dunk and Egg will die at the Tragedy at Summerhall, leaving Bloodraven and Maester Aemon being as the last members of this generation of failed reformers and true knights.
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