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  •  A case in point: (3+ / 0-)
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    Angie in WA State, Portlaw, caul

    ........spoiler below............

    the season one buildup of Ned Stark, followed by his summary jerk from the stage, is the template Martin follows almost without exception throughout the series.    

    We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

    by bmcphail on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 10:25:55 PM PDT

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    •  Hate to break it to you, but.. (0+ / 0-)

      Ned Stark was a "viewpoint" character, not a main character, and lovely little Sansa is the reason he's dead. If we're mapping fiction to reality, Ned Stark = Richard, Duke of York, father of Edward IV.

      The true "stars" are the Stark children -- and what happens to the wolf pups gives a pointer to those children's fates.

      A word of warning -- NEVER take for granted that a viewpoint character will make it to the end of this series...NEVER.  

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