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by Raeslewolhn
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?
Replies: 39
Views: 146045

Re: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?

The "hero" thing can get tricky! The strictest definition of "Hero" requires that the good-guy die in the end as a result of his/her death. This comes up sometimes when people discuss Greek stories, as there are no true female heroes: the closest one dies temporarily, but then basically has her her...
by Raeslewolhn
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Fairy Tale Endings....
Replies: 5
Views: 17424

Re: Fairy Tale Endings....

Some one asked me why the Hound had done so well? Well I had to say...Sandor Clegane is my favourite character! If I continued down the fairy tale road perhaps: • Jaime was a broken man because he didn't have the courage to kill or even stop his sister. Perhaps The Hound is the younger brother prop...
by Raeslewolhn
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?
Replies: 39
Views: 146045

Re: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?

I just assumed NLF meant hero. Ah! Agreed, she's not a hero. Daenerys can be heroic, as can Jon: but heroes really reflect a very different basic type of storytelling. (Harry Potter was a "heroic" protagonist, too: but they are "heroic" in the same way you or I would be if we saved a kitten or some...
by Raeslewolhn
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?
Replies: 39
Views: 146045

Re: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?

I don't hate Dany. I don't think she's an antagonist. But, I also don't consider her to be a protagonist. I think that she, like most characters in the show, is a morally complex individual who thinks that their intentions are inherently the most noble and, while that might be the case, cause them ...
by Raeslewolhn
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?
Replies: 39
Views: 146045

Re: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?

I think it reinforced her character as justified and a good leader. But if you play the game of thrones you win or you die. It was Ned Starks mercy that killed Robert and started the war. In our world it would be wrong to kill people for disobeying you, but in the world of Westeros that's how it wo...
by Raeslewolhn
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?
Replies: 39
Views: 146045

Re: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?

Label me what you will, but I don't really understand the point of "fem message" or "female empowerment." Not that I don't appreciate well-designed female characters (which GoT is full of,) or think that they are less important than male ones. But what I see a lot of people call Dany's "empowerment...
by Raeslewolhn
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Fairy Tale Endings....
Replies: 5
Views: 17424

Re: Fairy Tale Endings....

I loved reading this! Not my version but sure fun... One thing,I want Arya and Gendry together!
by Raeslewolhn
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?
Replies: 39
Views: 146045

Re: Dany - Villain? Savior? Something else?

I think there is one thing that we have to consider, and that is that we, as viewers, address characters in a completely relative and subjective manner. If we chose to "favor" a character in, say, Season 1 or 2, psychology and human nature says that we will continue to justify their actions so that...
by Raeslewolhn
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Game of Thrones Spoiler-Free Talk
Topic: Martell/Dorne
Replies: 4
Views: 91223

Re: Martell/Dorne

The plot isn't what bothered me, the general idea fits the heroes-on-all-sides thing (I say this ignoring what I know about the books) What I didn't like so much was the lack of development of that plot and the characters. If they worked harder on that plot and planned it to be more intricate and nu...
by Raeslewolhn
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Game of Thrones General Discussion
Topic: Religion in Westeros
Replies: 23
Views: 30677

Re: Religion in Westeros

Also, I've been thinking, in Stark contrast to my own earlier view, that the 7, bc they worship anthropomorphized deities are actually just worshipping humans. True, and that also makes it more like most religions in our world. Indeed, it seems to be a sort of hybrid between Christianity (three fac...