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The Sansa/Stannis List: Who else did you used to hate that you are beginning to love?


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#1 Fanless Mace

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:04 PM

I don't think it's a reach to say that many readers are initially turned off by Stannis and Sansa, but then begin to like them as the story progresses and/or upon re-reads. (I'm not saying everyone has this experience, but it seems common enough to note.)

Other than these two hall-of-famers, who else has become more likable the more you dive into the world of ice and fire?

Edited by Fanless Mace, 19 December 2013 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:05 PM

Well obviously Jaime for me.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:06 PM

Theon is a prime example.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:07 PM

Just Sansa actually.

 

On the other hand, on re-reads I got really repulsed by Tyrion and Jaime.


Edited by Arya kiddin', 19 December 2013 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:08 PM

Just Sansa actually.
 
On the other hand, on re-reads I got really repulsed by Tyrion and Jaime.

same with me and Tyrion...........and Arya :leaving:

Edited by Arthur Dayne's Honor Alt, 19 December 2013 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:11 PM

Only Sansa, yeah.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:12 PM

Just Sansa actually.

 

On the other hand, on re-reads I got really repulsed by Tyrion and Jaime.

Tyrion (especially upon reading ADWD) is really disturbing, annoying, and creepy; most of what he does is asking about where whores go. Jaime, on the other hand (har!), is my favorite Lannister, which is kind of a no-brainer.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:15 PM

same with me and Tyrion...........and Arya :leaving:

 

And you just had to quote me while saying that, hmmm? :ninja:

 

 

Tyrion (especially upon reading ADWD) is really disturbing, annoying, and creepy; most of what he does is asking about where whores go. Jaime, on the other hand (har!), is my favorite Lannister, which is kind of a no-brainer.

 

I agree about Tyrion. And I can see why you like Jaime, for me though he remains an utterly vile person who deserves to die.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:18 PM

I still like Tyrion. I like him the way I liked Darth Vader in the very first SW movie, or Walter on Breaking Bad, or Tony Soprano. Absolutely my fave main POV. I truly hope he gets to sit on the throne before Cersei slices his throat.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

Jamie and theon

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

Never really 'hated' anyone, never really 'loved' anyone... So I never understood the fanatacism of certain characters, especially those mentioned in the OP. 



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:36 PM

Never really 'hated' anyone, never really 'loved' anyone... So I never understood the fanatacism of certain characters, especially those mentioned in the OP. 

never love anyone, so they can never be used against you ;)

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:13 PM

Hated Theon the first time, thought he as a great character the second time.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

I'm surprised Cat hasn't been mentioned yet.   I still don't like her, but it's a lot less intense of a dislike than it used to be.  She is obviously a bone of contention on these boards. 

 

What about applying this in reverse - characters that you loved the first time around, but like less and less with each read?  I'd have to think about that one for a while.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:29 PM

Well, I have grown to like Cersei very much - I felt intense pity with her at the Walk...



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:47 PM

I'm surprised Cat hasn't been mentioned yet.   I still don't like her, but it's a lot less intense of a dislike than it used to be.  She is obviously a bone of contention on these boards. 

 

What about applying this in reverse - characters that you loved the first time around, but like less and less with each read?  I'd have to think about that one for a while.

 

Oh that's easy for me: Tyrion, Ned, Robert.

 

OP: it has to be Jon for me. I like him much better on rereads.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:10 PM

Well, I have grown to like Cersei very much - I felt intense pity with her at the Walk...

 

Her chapters are brilliant. Same goes for Theon.

 

 

Tyrion and Arya are two characters that I am beginning to dislike.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:24 PM

Jaime!  I was definitely warmed up to him in DwD.  I started reading GoT again and find myself wondering how could I ever like that guy, he was so vile.  I think the fact that his progression is dragged out over 5 books, you forget just how bad of a person he was.

 

Kind of Cersei.  I still don't like her as a person, but I find her one of the more interesting characters to read.


Edited by SugarCrisp, 19 December 2013 - 05:25 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:27 PM

Petyr Baelish.  Sorry, I'm a fan now.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

Sansa, Asha, and it was the opposite with Daenerys.