The Promised Prince, on 27 July 2012 - 03:35 AM, said:
Think about this: What if Varys really is serving the realm? What if his plans really are for the people? What if he knew how Robert's rebellion will turn out after many years and have been really planning to save the realm from another mad ruler? What if in the end his plan was to put someone just, kind hearted and intelligent in the throne, make the realm prosperous and make the people happy (of course the cost of this will be extremely high, like a war of five kings)? What if he is Azor Ahai Reborn!
Ah, because the fate of the majority of the peasants doesn't change no matter the ruler, be it mad, sane, good or bad. They tend their farms, pray for good harvests and healthy children. Lords piss on them, and abuse them, but the most benevalent king could not change this. Westeros seems to be set up like medieval france not england where Lords have imperium over their lands with the right to dispense justice themselves. There are no royal controlled sherrifs. So Varys can't help the little man no matter how hard he tried, and he makes their life much much worse with war of the 5 kings, especially as all the crops are being burnt just before winter. He doesn't care about the small folk & I doubt he cares about the nobles as he is frequently using them as pawns with a great many dying and noble houses destroyed.
Think about it, if his aim was to create a just, benevalent king who can rule best what is the easiest way to do this. Is there a way to avoid all this bloodshed. Could he not have taken more of an interest in the education of Joffery? Teach him better? Kill Joff earlier and replace with Tommen? What makes Aegon better than these two could have been? He was raised in a foreign land, without direct knowledge of the culture and politics, no administration experience that other Lords children of the realm have (see Tyrion's responsibility for sewage system).
I've come to believe he's one of the 3 below.
1) A blackfyre, bent on bringing them back to the throne
2) Working with The Great Other to weaken the realm of Men
3) Knows something we don't about the prophecy and is trying to fulfill it?