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Their incest was further 'justified' by comparing to the Targaryens who kept the bloodline pure by wedding brother and sister.


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It may be a subtle clue that Petyr still loves Catelyn, not Lysa. If Petyr and Catelyn were married, Petyr would be Robin's uncle. It could be hinting that because of Petyr's continued feelings for her, in his mind, he's Robin's uncle, not his father. I'm not sure how Robin would know that, but it's an alternative theory.


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This is speculation, but I would assume that it is simply because Lysa told him that is who he was, in the broadest sense of things. As a child in English culture, it's not uncommon to for parents to introduce their friends to their children as uncles or aunts. It is much less complicated for the child to know instantly that this is a person that they can ...


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"Uncle" here is being used as term of very close familial ties, not because Petyr is actually family, but because Lysa wants him to be. Robin's mother, Lysa Arryn, is in love with (or, perhaps more accurately, infatuated with) Petyr Baelish. She would have preferred to marry him, but was basically sold off to Jon Arryn as part of his support for Robert in ...


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I'll take it a step further. I think on some level he had a death wish. Or at least was willing to die to corrupt others. How else would you explain this? From the Screenplay: The Joker walks towards the Bat-pod, which SPEEDS towards him. He is FIRING his gun RANDOMLY at the oncoming traffic. THE JOKER: "Hit me. Come on. Hit me." ...


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This is the conversation between Jack Sparrow and Bootstrap Bill when the latter came to deliver Davy Jones' message and the black spot: Jack: And to what do I owe the pleasure of your carbuncle? Bootstrap: He sent me. Davy Jones. Jack: So it's you, then. He shanghaied you into service, eh? Bootstrap: I chose it. I'm sorry for the part I played in ...


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In the film Davy Jones is supposed to be ferrying souls lost at sea into the Locker so they can be at peace. However, the Davy Jones in the film is not doing his job properly, hence the weird/fish/ocean/coral like appearance of him and his crew. Instead, Davy Jones is attacking pirates and sailors and offering them a choice, to die or to serve on his ship. ...


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There is a common sailors' phrase: "Davy Jones' Locker" which means "the bottom of the ocean": Davy Jones' Locker, also Davy Jones's Locker, is an idiom for the bottom of the sea: the state of death among drowned sailors and shipwrecks. It is used as a euphemism for drowning or shipwrecks in which the sailor(s)'s and/or ship(s)'s remains are consigned to ...


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Absolutely, he can. While there's all sorts of questions that can be raised about the ethics and morality of it (not to mention the religious aspect of swearing the oath before their gods), legally the deserters are executed as part of the "king's justice." This is actually one of the first things we see in season one. After being attacked by white ...


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The Joker is insane - that is his defining characteristic. Remember when Batman knocked him off the building? As he plummeted to his presumable death, he was laughing hysterically. He was genuinely bummed out when Batman caught him with his grappling gun and saved him. He was also clearly enjoying the beating Batman gave him in the interrogation room. ...


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She doesn't kill John because the contract was pulled, so she would break another rule and not even get payed for the kill. The movie is unclear what happens if someone breaks the "no killing in the hotel", it just states that there are "heavy punishments" on breaking it. In the movie everybody except Perkins obeys the rule and it is probably not very ...


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The difference I would make between the interest she had with Edric Storm and Jon Snow is that Edric was Baratheon, the same blood as her "true King", that is Stannis. This "King of the North" is not recognized by anyone else than the Northerners when they rose up against King's Landing. I think that, more than the blood, it is his potential that ...


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Not a bad supposition She wants him bad In the books Melisandre is very interested in Jon Snow, believing that there is some power in him: [from A Dance With Dragons] She does not explain exactly where she believes his source of 'power' to be from, but she definitely feels it. Jon though, immediately assumes that it's because she thinks he's a "Wolf" ...


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I will add from a correspondence with George R. R. Martin: [Interviewer] Is there any chance that Jon could be released from his oaths of the nightwatch?[George_RR_Martin] The great council would have released Aemon from his maester's oath, so I suppose it would be possible. With an appropriate ...


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This is really two questions, so I'll answer it in two parts. The question of legitimization, I believe, is pretty clearly answered: only a King can do so. In the novels, for example, Roose Bolton's son is legitimized by Tommen, though I don't know if that's made as clear in the show. In either case, "King" Robb legitimized Jon Snow before he died, when he ...


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First of all, can anyone legitimise a bastard except for their father? Only a king may legitimize a bastard. Not even a father can do that. Lots of precedent to that. In the show canon, we have Ramsay Snow who was legitimized by King Joffrey as a reward for his father's service in the Red Wedding. Historically, King Aegon IV legitimizing his bastards ...


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Well in the episode S05E03 she talks to her squire about Renly. I don't remember the exact dialogues but she says something like this, Renly had come to the event (don't know the word for it) in which men combat to win over Brienne's hand in marriage. The men potrayed as if they were ready to combat each other to marry Brienne but soon they start laughing. ...


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The Joker really didn't care about death at any point even if Harvey pulled that trigger then. The biggest example for that is during the scene when he falls of the building during the fight with Batman even when he is falling, he laughs hysterically before Batman catches him with grapple gun. Harvey Dent was Joker's biggest ace. When he gave him the gun he ...


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Perhaps it is too early to answer this question, as we are barely into the season, but here's my wee bit of speculation (to be updated if we know anything more). Arya's original kill list was: Joffrey (dead) Cersei Walder Frey Meryn Trant Tywin Lannister (dead) The Red Woman (show only, not in the books) Beric Dondarrion (show only, not in the books) ...


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Let's break this apart to a few bullet points: Meereen is not one of the Free Cities. The term the Free Cities is given to a number of cities that freed themselves from Valyrian rule. They are: Braavos, Volantis, Pentos, Lys, Qohor, Norvos, Tyrosh, Lorath and Myr. Meereen, on the other hand is one of the Slaver Cities, all that remains of the Ghiscari ...


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Not every person is the same from a particular region or group. Some people value their life. Or most of them says "Valar Morghulis", does not mean no one there is afraid of dying. In our world, also every region has different kinds of people. similarly in the Game of Thrones universe all kinds of people are present everywhere. Not every northerner is a ...


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Little known piece of trivia: When Harvey holds the Joker at gunpoint in the hospital scene, you can see that the Joker is actually holding the revolver’s hammer with his finger, thus preventing the shot in case Harvey's coin lands on “bad” side. The Joker was never in any danger at all. Here’s a picture from the scene:


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Because he's the Joker and he's a bit of a whackjob? Seriously though - he was giving Harvey the opportunity to kill him while simultaneously manipulating him and twisting his anger to turn it onto Batman and Gotham city. By giving him the gun, he was giving Harvey the power to kill him as it was then his choice not to pull the trigger.


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According to the book these are the people she wanted to kill. http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Arya_Stark#Arya_and_Death But in the TV series the list is smaller probably because the story is slightly different from the books or they just wanted to save some time.


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Pycelle has an intense desire to maintain the status quo of his own position and as such, will do everything within his power to support those who will allow him to maintain his capacity. Those who can or will not accommodate this will be on his bad side, thus he will work against them via the manipulation of his feeble old man ruse. This explains his ...


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It seems not. You are correct to assume that The Mountain (Gregor Clegane) comes before The Hound (Sandor Clegane) in the order of inheritance1, since he is older. The only misunderstanding is that a Knight cannot inherit lands2. The opposite is correct, a Knight can inherit the House's estate. For example Edmure Tully is a Knight, he is also the Heir ...


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Zack Snyder (the film director) has stated that Batman v Superman would take inspiration from the Frank Miller comic, The Dark Knight Returns.1 The biggest deal was, Snyder brought out Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) to use his cool voice to read the following piece of dialogue: "I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years ...


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Christian Grey has a phobia, it's all connected to his past especially in his old family. That's all. PS: currently reading the book 2.


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I think plain and simple it's a "fourth-wall" thing. He was waiting for the dialogue card to roll in when the policeman started talking to him, as was the premise of the movie. When this didn't happen he was confused, it felt as if he was ostracised not only from the hollywoodland world, but from this same "The Artist" picture altogether. Thus he decided it ...


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First thing, In Gotham, they have made characters different from the other incarnations. Most of the characters look like in a gray era, they didn't choose any side yet. Like Nygma, Cat etc. This Alfred also looks like in a grey era, he is a good guy with some darkness inside too, which might appear in future episodes. Alfred's nature towards Bruce has ...


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An extreme example I can think of is the movie Up, in which marriage, life and wife's death are all squeezed into a cynical fast forward. It does look like the only reason the viewer was allowed to relate to the romance just before the skip was to demo the distancing effect. Your best example.


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Walter "Red" Barber was the announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers when Jackie Robinson played. And yes, McGinley is immitating Barber. You can tell because he uses a few phrases during the course of the movie that are directly attributed to Barber, such as "Can of corn" and "Sittin' in the catbird seat".


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This appears to be a case of storylines from the novels getting mixed up when they translated to the screen. In the novel, Cersei never gives birth to that first child -- she has it terminated as soon as she knows she's pregnant. In the show, she tells Catelyn that she did give birth to that child, but it died young. That means that yes, Cersei did give ...


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The cat, who was officially named Baby Puss, was shown in only 2 episodes. Season 2, Episode 15 - The X-Ray Story: Wilma is trying to feed Dino, who is too sick to eat. Wilma says to Dino, "If you're not going to eat this, I'll give it to the cat." Baby Puss is then seen running out the door. Season 5, Episode 4 - Pebbles Birthday Party: In the ...


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Whilst I have not read any article concerning Episode VII featuring any mention of Jar Jar Binks he definitely is alive at the time the Emperor and Darth Vader are killed but well I'm not sure how long Gunguns live he would probably be pretty old if he is still alive though considering the mass hatred the character received I doubt JJ Abrams would consider ...


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Based on the books, there is a chapter about another Warg who is a Wildling, and he is attacked by white walkers and tries to possess a woman he is with in order to escape. However, in order to fully possess her he has to destroy her consciousness and inhabit her body himself, but her mind fights back and they both end up being killed by the white walkers. ...


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He also controls his direwolf, Summer. We've seen that in the TV show. As far as humans go, it is believed that being a Warg will also allow him to jump into other people. However, he has not done so in the TV show, or in the books, so warging into a person other than Hodor is pure speculation at this point.


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Frank absolutely detests his father. Throughout the series Frank tells the audience of this fact (while everyone else thinks he's a dutiful son who loved his father). We know that Frank grew up poor and his father was an unsuccessful peach farmer. Frank hated the confines of his poor small town upbringing, and a lot of that resentment was focused on his ...


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We are never told what happened to it. But if I had to guess, I'd say it was disposed of. Unlike the intricate hilts of swords like Long Claw and Oath Keeper, Ice's handle is rather plain and nondescript. For the most part a sword's true value lies in the blade, and hilts are routinely changed and are given little to no value. For instance, Long Claw's now ...


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A bit more. Two races, Elves and Men, interbreed. Brothers Elros and Elrond result. What to do? They are give a choice: elf or man. Erond chooses Elf, Elros chooses Man. So they are not really merely choosing length of life. They are choosing which race to belong to.


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As adressed in this related question his character first and foremost seems to be a sociopath (or psychopath, whatever you call it) in that he lacks any kind of empathy for other people, as you indentified it yourself. But the question remains why he is that way. That is a question though, that unfortunately often is not too easy or definite to answer. But ...


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I could be wrong, but I don't think this is ever made explicit. I can think of several possible explanations: Cersei is pregnant and experiencing something akin to morning sickness. Jaime is too late in the sense that Cersei has found other lovers. I think this is the most likely scenario. That the symptoms go away indicates either she wasn't really ...


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I think it's Argonath you are talking about. Also known as The Gates of Argonath or The Pillars of Kings. The names of they are Isildur and Anárion. Isildur was the High King of Gondor and Arnor. He also cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand. Anárion is the brother of Isildur. Both ruled together a part of Gondor. The Argonath, also known as The Gates of ...


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Yes, they are the same person. As a general rule, because elves in the Lord of the Rings are immortal, their names are very significant to them. As far as I know, there are no two elves in the novels, or any supplemental material, that have the same name. (There is one instance where Tolkein re-used the name of an elf that had previously died, but this is ...


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I attempted to find anything George RR Martin might have said about the character but other than what we've been told in the books and TV show we have not been made aware of Syrio's fate. I'm largely going to go off the books standpoint as it has more description regarding the final scene he appears. We know Syrio is fighting six men, five Lannister soldiers ...


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For me, I see the character as being the same man, it's already been mentioned that there are many links between the characters in AFOD and FAFDM particularly to do with the characters injured hand. Since Joe's hand is injured in AFOD it is only fitting that due to his choice of wearing a leather cast in FAFDM draws is a subtle link to the first film. The ...


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If you think of Banner and Hulk as 2 different entities, then the Hulk's main objective is to protect Banner from coming to any harm. This explains why he stops Banner from killing himself (this is mentioned in the Avengers). It also makes sense that when Banner's heart rate gets too high the Hulk appears, it's his defense response kicking in. The same when ...


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If I can give you a slight spoiler, in a later episode, someone tells Bruce that his methods of fighting wouldn't really be effective in actually hurting someone, and that if he really wanted to hurt someone he should do such-and-such instead. But Alfred tells the individual to stop talking, because he wants to instill in Bruce lessons like "Becoming good ...



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