Queen Cersei I, on 27 January 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:
Has anyone else noticed that, considering they are (presumably) the chief antagonists of the series, the others get a surprisingly small amount of hatred on these boards? Seriously, despite the countless hate threads for characters like Joffrey, Cersei, Ramsay Bolton, and Walder Frey, these poor, neglected entities are all too often ignored and passed over. Strange, considering they are supposedly the number one threat to Westeros security. Is it actually a good thing, that the Others are kept in the background, whereas readers are encouraged to hate characters like Cersei Lannister on a deep, visceral level?
We dont hate the Others because we dont know anything about them, they are just some vague threat in the North, for all we know they are the good guys trying to save the world. other than that there is obvious bias here, I can say that care little about LF or Tywin personality, simply because I dont know their side of the story, while I tend to judge charcters with POV on a much more personal level. For example if I never knew Jaime side he would be still asshole number XXXXX on the list, While Cersei to me is a person, but the idea that we are encouraged to hate her, is well...
lets just say that some fangirls really want to like her.