I'm starting to believe Viserys was to be the test run or first wave. He had a pact to marry Arianne Martell and bring the Dornish armies into the mix, so he wasn't completely useless to Varys and Illyrio's plans (did they even know about that or was it the dead knight Darry that set it up?). Viserys could have lead the first attack for the Iron Throne and if he would've won, Varys and Illyrio would have the perfect puppet king and if he was to be a problem (or when the time was right), they could reveal Aegon the "true" heir to replace him. Similar to what Littlefinger suggested to Ned Stark before betraying him. Make peace among the realm, support Joffery's claim and if he became a problem, reveal his true parentage and unseat him with Renly. It's all about having a king the puppetmaster could control. If Viserys couldn't win the Iron Throne, at least he would get the ball rolling. Unfortunately, that never happened.
Now its Aegon starting the attack, with Daenerys to eventually follow. I think that works in her favor somehow.
Has anyone considered that Illyrio spoilers:
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may be of House Dayne and Blackfyre, hence why his hair darkened with age? We know there is a missing son Dayne who fathered Edric Dayne and on the other side of the family there is a daughter called Allyria and we've seen how their naming practices work. Perhaps he left intentionally to protect Aegon from a Targaryen purge under Robert. Daena Targaryen became pregnant and refused to name the father so perhaps Aegon is Daena and Aegon's bastard Illyrio took charge of when the Backfyres fled to the Free Cities and turned to him for support.
It might also bring the legendary Lightbringer into play for the eventual emergence of the spoilers:
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Azor Ahai if the Dawn sword that's a Dornish legacy weapon is in fact it and Illyrio could use family ties to access it.
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Stannis will be King. Dany, Jon, Aegon, they'll all exhaust themselves against the Others, and Stannis will betray and kill them all. Henry Tudor style.
'All I can recall of the actual poetry is the bit that goes:
Tum-tum, tum-tum, tum-tumty-tum, I slew him, tum-tum tum!'
I would like to say for the record that this is the FIRST TIME I've withheld dong when someone was so desperately asking for some.
Brian C Wood
Wow ... 50 pages of Comments ...
"And he showed me by example how to be tough, and how to be kind and how to dream of a better world."
- The lessons I'll never forget -
amusing & true
What have I always believed? That, on the whole, and by and large, if a person lived properly, not according to what any priests said, but according to what seemed decent and honest inside, then it would, at the end, more or less, turn out ok.
Respect is given when honesty exists, when goal posts are not moved, when a simple "I was wrong" is stated rather than a "you misunderstood what I said".
When he was stranded on a rock, Davos heard the Mother's voice right before he rescuers appeared.Originally Posted by Expletive Deleted
I wonder if the R'hllor and The Seven (who are one) are really just different takes on the same entity. Melisandre would recoil at the thought, but it does make a certain sense. R'llor is the Lord of Light, and light through prism splits into seven colors. Prisms are common decorations in septs for that reason.
One might also equate the Great Other with the Drowned God, mostly cuz both come across as religions for evil people.
Apparently not. The wildlings were burning all their dead for precisely this reason. You never know when one might get back up.Originally Posted by Winslow
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I dont buy that....red #$%^ needs to die
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