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comment Why did Varys support the plot to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen?
from what I recall, the spoiler comes out of nowhere in the novels as well; right up through the end of Feast for Crows there's not even a hint. And Tyrion does end up with Dany in the novels, and I believe Viserys sends him there? As I said, if they're going to pull out that particular plot twist, it will be sometime soon.
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comment Why did Varys support the plot to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen?
it's probably the biggest spoiler of the whole series, so yeah, I'd skip it. :)
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answered Why did Varys support the plot to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen?
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comment Why did Varys support the plot to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen?
that's fine; I think I'll write up an answer anyway that's specific to the TV Show. (but we are pretty good on SF&F at keeping the two universes apart...)
Apr
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comment The Witch's Prophecy in S05E01
@Liesmith in the show, Cersei tells Catelyn that her firstborn survived childbirth, but died of a fever when it was young, but we have no idea how old it was when that happened...
Apr
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answered The Witch's Prophecy in S05E01
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comment Why did Varys support the plot to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen?
Your main question is answered here: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/37908/… and here: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/63885/… (this one also includes a major plot point from A Dance With Dragons that hasn't made it on-screen yet, but potentially will this season.)
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answered Was Elrond Elros' brother?
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comment Are Movie Stars typically forbidden from appearing in future commercials resembling a played character?
@JamesRyan its possible for a character to be protected by both; see: ivanhoffman.com/characters.html, especially the court's findings in the Gaiman v McFarlane "Spawn" case...
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comment How did the machine work before this realisation?
I haven't seen the movie myself yet, but one on the key things Turning machine did was exploit the famous flaw in the Engima machines to quickly reject possible settings for the decoder for that day. This is where the "known words" came into play -- we knew that Engima never encoded a letter to itself so if we knew a word probably existed near the start of the message we could find it by eliminating places where it would require a letter to encode itself. Because of how the enigma code worked this could eliminate thousands of cipher settings at a time.
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comment What's the name of the trope where a character answers the phone expecting someone and it's someone else?
oddly enough, I cannot find a TV Tropes entry for the sit-com variant of this, where a person answers the phone and starts cursing at the caller (assuming it is the previous caller, whom they are angry with, calling back) and it turns out to be their grandmother.