I saw in one of your answers that you thought Tyrion will ride rhaegal and jon viserion. Ive always thought those would be reversed. Is there strong evidence one way or the other? Gut feeling? Thanks
The only reason I’ve ever seen anyone say why they think Jon will ride Rhaegal is that the dragon’s a namesake for Rhaegar, and Jon is Rhaegar’s son. (I don’t doubt that Jon will have to deal with the fact that
Rhaegar’s his father, but I don’t think his dragon’s name will have much
to do with it.) Generally they seem to give Tyrion Viserion by process of elimination, but sometimes they refer to the white dragon cyvasse piece Tyrion holds in his second TWOW chapter. (Personally I think the point of that scene is not that it’s white, but that it’s bloody, but anyway.) I don’t think that really works – if you’re matching namesakes, shouldn’t you find a reason to associate Tyrion and Viserys, then? – or if you’re going by color/foreshadowing, where’s Jon and green? – but that’s not my theory, so I won’t work at rationalizing it.
For me, I have several reasons why think Jon will ride Viserion and Tyrion Rhaegal. Firstly, color symbolism: Jon is associated with white (Ghost, weirwoods, winter, snow), Tyrion green (Lannister eyes, wildfire, “money”). More symbolism can be found in the placement of the dragon eggs on Drogo’s pyre:
She climbed the pyre herself to place the eggs around her sun-and-stars.
The black beside his heart, under his arm. The green beside his head,
his braid coiled around it. The cream-and-gold down between his legs. –AGOT, Daenerys X
As I said the other day, of the three heads of the dragon, Dany (Drogon) is the heart (emotions, passion, id); Tyrion (Rhaegal) is the head (intelligence, knowledge, ego); Jon (Viserion) is the “sword” (strength, military, superego).
I just saw a gif set entitled ‘The Key Six’ which in this set is the Big 5 plus Sansa. (The big 5 meaning Jon, Daenerys, Arya, Tyrion, Bran) and i’m trying to stay calm at this but failing absolutely MISERABLY
THERE IS NO KEY SIX. SANSA IS NOT ONE OF THE MAIN MAIN CHARACTERS. THIS IS NOT ME BEING SNIDE, THIS IS ME BEING FRUSTRATED WITH HOW PEOPLE CONSTANTLY SEEM TO TWIST CANON TO MAKE SANSA MORE IMPORTANT THAN SHE IS.
The Big 5 is all there is. GEORGE R R MARTIN LITERALLY REFERS TO THEM AS THE BIG 5. THEY’RE THE ONLY CHARACTERS THE SHOW RUNNERS KNOW THE ULTIMATE ENDGAME FOR BECAUSE THEY ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT.
There is no bloody ‘Key Six’. I DON’T THINK I HAVE THE WORDS FOR HOW FURIOUS THIS MAKES ME. (and if there was a Key Six don’t you think someone like Cersei is more important than Sansa LIKE SHE’S THE FREAKING QUEEN BUT SHE’S STILL NOT IN THE ‘BIG 5′ SO WHY THE HELL WOULD SANSA HOLD THAT KIND OF TITLE)
I get y’all love Sansa and that’s fair OK, I love Jaime Lannister beyond words, and Jaime, just like Sansa, is integral to very important storylines. BUT Y’ALL DON’T SEE ME ADDING JAIME TO GIFSETS AND MAKING HIM OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE TO THE BIG FIVE BECAUSE HE ISN’T (also refer back to my Cersei point thank you)
istg if I have to go through ANOTHER season on here of everyone making Sansa far far more important than she is and twisting the canon to make it so i’mma bust a nerve up in my brain god damn
Once, when his uncles asked him what gift he wanted for his nameday, he begged them for a dragon. “It wouldn’t need to be a big one. It could be little, like I am.” His uncle Gerion thought that was the funniest thing he had ever heard, but his uncle Tygett said, “The last dragon died a century ago, lad.” That had seemed so monstrously unfair that the boy had cried himself to sleep that night.
His thoughts turned to Tysha, who had so briefly been his lady wife. It was Jaime, he thought, despairing. He was my own blood, my big strong brother. When I was small he brought me toys, barrel hoops and blocks and a carved wooden lion. He gave me my first pony and taught me how to ride him. When he said that he had bought you for me, I never doubted him. Why would I? He was Jaime, and you were just some girl who’d played a part. I had feared it from the start, from the moment you first smiled at me and let me touch your hand. My own father could not love me. Why would you if not for gold?
Daenerys + Jon + Iron Throne, no matter in which combination. - That’s obvious and boring.
Jaime living up to the name “Kingslayer” and killing the Nights King, and dying heroically upon doing it. - His storyline is constantly building up to something big and tragic. Let the man have a glorious end.
Sansa re-marrying Tyrion, and Tyrion killing Cercei. - The perfect fulfillment of the prophecy: the “little brother” and the “young, more beautiful” woman, who takes everything that Cercei holds dear, namely the Lannister legacy.
Brienne and Tormund repopulating the North with giant gingers, or ginger giants.