Something that really annoys me is when people hate on Sansa for not telling Jon about the Knights of the Vale. I personally think she made the right decision but fair enough, she could've told him. But people make it out to be like it was the worst decision ever but 'perfect' Jon made a massive error in judgement and fell into Ramsay's trap, just as Sansa warned him against, and without Sansa bringing the Knights of the Vale, Jon would've easily lost the battle
Anon here we disagree a little. I love Sansa with all my heart (she is my favorite character is clear by the content in my blog, and i admit, i am biased towards her because i love her too much). But Sansa not telling Jon about the vale was a shitty thing to do. I also think Jon made a whole “leeroy jenkins” move in the battle, so the blame is on both. Personally, I think they made Sansa not tell jon about the knights only because “cool surprise effect” not really for any plot point. (and also because they had to re-introduce Littlefinger in the plot). I think in the books it wont happen like that at all. (my wild guess: Sansa will escape Harry the heir, run to Jon at the wall, littlefinger will convince the knights of the vale to go to her, in the battle harry will die. Taken winterfell, Littlefinger will try to kill Jon, Sansa will execute littefinger for it..).
Having said that I absolutely agree that the knights of the Vale will be the real reason for the starks re-taking winterfell. Not because its described by littlefinger, but because Robb and Catelyn foreshadow the “jon/sansa” problem of ruling Winterfell (which can be resolved only in a marriage… yes i say this again because it makes sense to me…) in this quote (before sansa even escapes kings landing….)
“Young, and a king,” he said. “A king must have an heir. If I should die in my next battle, the kingdom must not die with me. By law Sansa is next in line of succession, so Winterfell and the north would pass to her.” His mouth tightened. “To her, and her lord husband. Tyrion Lannister. I cannot allow that. I will not allow that. That dwarf must never have the north.”
“No,” Catelyn agreed. “You must name another heir, until such time as Jeyne gives you a son.” She considered a moment. “Your father’s father had no siblings, but his father had a sister who married a younger son of Lord Raymar Royce, of the junior branch. They had three daughters, all of whom wed Vale lordlings. A Waynwood and a Corbray, for certain. The youngest… it might have been a Templeton, but…”
“Mother.” There was a sharpness in Robb’s tone. “You forget. My father had four sons.”
She had not forgotten; she had not wanted to look at it, yet there it was. “A Snow is not a Stark.”
“Jon’s more a Stark than some lordlings from the Vale who have never so much as set eyes on Winterfell.”
Petyr arched an eyebrow. “When Robert dies… Harry the Heir becomes Lord Harold, Defender of the Vale and Lord of the Eyrie… and when they come together for his wedding, and you come out with your long auburn hair, clad in a maiden’s cloak of white and grey with a direwolf emblazoned on the back… why, every knight in the Vale will pledge his sword to win you back your birthright. So those are your gifts from me, my sweet Sansa… Harry, the Eyrie, and Winterfell.
. its clear what Grrm is doing..its setting up a possible confrontation between SANSA/JON about ruling winterfell. I want to be clear here i think there wont be any “stark bowl” or shit like that, because Grrm with these quotes makes it evident how Jon and Sansa wont be fighting for the north:
Jon: ”By right, Winterfell should go to my sister Sansa"
Stannis: “Lady Lannister, you mean? Are you so eager to see the Imp perched on your father’s seat? I promise you, that will not happen whilst I live, Lord Snow.” …
Jon: “Winterfell belongs to my sister Sansa.”
Stannis: “I have heard all I need to hear about Lady Lannister and her claim.
He was only her half brother, but still… with Robb and Bran and Rickon dead, Jon Snow was the only brother that remained to her. I am a bastard too now, just like him. Oh, it would be so sweet, to see him once again.- Sansa Stark.
Who will rule in the north then? my guess: Jon will be crowed King, but he will find out about his parents and leave for the south (when he will meet dany), leaving Sansa ruling until Bran comes back home. At the end of the of books Brandon Stark will be the king in the north… But Bran cant have children, Sansa doent have a good reputation after being married to a lannister and being associated with the Vale, and Jon doesnt have the Stark name. So all these people cant rule individually. But togheter? They have everything:
Bran can have an heir (jon and sansa child), Sansa can have an husband that is loved in the north and cares for winterfell and the starks, and Jon can have the stark name thanks to his marriage with Sansa. Its the only solution for the north and the stark name to survive. Marriage for duty is a predominant element in the books but most fans dont like it.. but i am sure Grrm will close the series with one (look at these quotes here):
“what has love have to do with marriage? A prince should know better. Your father married for love. How much joy has he had of that?”
“We don’t choose our destinies but we must do our duties.”
and of course my personal favorite:
Even when he took her maidenhood, their love had more of duty to it than of passion. We made Robb that night, though; we made a king together. And after the war, at Winterfell, I had love enough for any woman, once I found the good sweet heart beneath Ned’s solemn face
(as for Arya, she wont ever marry for duty and if she ever marries, it will be with Gendry…that union of house Stark and Baratheon will happen like my dude tyron says to Sansa here it was a really good idea: “More’s the pity, the match was one of Kings Robert’s better notions, if Joffrey hadnìt mucked it up”)
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So, you're obviously pationate about the fact Zoro probably has autism in some capacity (which is awsome and makes alot of sense), I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on the other Strawhats and autism?
I think that Robin either has autism and/or the sort of “pseudo-autism”/trauma-related autism cousin that comes from being a severely isolated child. Franky is another probable autistic Straw Hat, and Law is not a Straw Hat but he is autistic as hell. Other than that, I don’t think of any of the other Straw Hats as autistic, but many of them are neurotypical in other ways (Luffy has ADHD, Nami has C-PTSD, Usopp has general anxiety disorder, Sanji is borderline, Brook has PTSD).