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Old 08-08-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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<>One other thing found in my quick googling to find the name of ballista ammunition (a bolt) - a small portable ballista was used by the Romans in the Second Punic War and was called a scorpion, the same term Qyburn uses for his dragon-killing machine.
Good find. Can't rep you any better, but that's cool info.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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There is a very sad and heartbreaking fan theory about Arya, and after watching this scene I think it may be true. Arya did not really fight like Arya IMHO.

My only hope in that not being true is the Nymeria scene. I seriously doubt she would have been able to walk away alive and even repeat her words she said to her father long time ago if that theory was true!
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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One other thing found in my quick googling to find the name of ballista ammunition (a bolt) - a small portable ballista was used by the Romans in the Second Punic War and was called a scorpion, the same term Qyburn uses for his dragon-killing machine.
The ballista was a Greek invention, the Romans copied theirs. The Scorpion was a specific smaller ballista used as an anti personnel weapon...as in killing one enemy soldier. The ballista shown in GOT, whatever Qyburn decided to call it, was larger than a Scorpion. The bolt launched from a Scorpion would have been a pin prick to the immense dragon.

Here is a modern day reproduction of a Roman Scorpion, as you can see, it is far smaller.

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Old 08-08-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Posting from my space yacht.
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.... and only the REAL Arya would know that the statue of her late father "looked nothing like him" when she was speaking with her sister in the tomb.


Could just be one of those things where the statue never really looks like the person so it's an easy guess to make.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Could just be one of those things<>
Cmon, take the conversation over to spoilers. Please.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Cmon, take the conversation over to spoilers. Please.
Maybe it's just me, but I don't think a not-yet-proven (more like far fetch, really) fan theory can be considered a spoiler. It's a fan theory, right up there with conspiracy theory. The people who watched the hacked video and then posted it online, THAT's a spoiler. These theories were not even in the books, so how was that a spoiler?
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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First, it's not a very sound theory. There have been way too many scenes that would discount it. Two, generally when GRRM wants to reveal a secret like that, there has been foreshadowing. There's been *nothing* to make us think this.

Three, don't spoilerize it. It's a theory, not a spoiler. When people start adding spoiler tags to things that DON'T need tags, it just makes for a confusing thread.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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Three, don't spoilerize it. It's a theory, not a spoiler. When people start adding spoiler tags to things that DON'T need tags, it just makes for a confusing thread.
Yes, not to mention annoying.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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I agree with this. If it does turn out to be the case, then the writers did a horrible job in writing a storyline that isn't full of plot holes you can put fists through. The only way the theory makes sense is if the waif was also reading arya's mind (like bran and his visions) at the same time she was questioning her past.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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And didn't Bran say that he "saw her at the crossroad"? Had Arya been the Waif, how would he have tuned into her?
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