Castel, on 29 March 2012 - 10:52 PM, said:
No it's a mistake an idiot would make. When you're warned about something by people who know better than you you listen, even if you're 15. To not do so is idiocy If you want to rule then you have to listen to what your advisors tell you. And to fucking trust that witch requires a level of naivete and lack of empathy that it just stunning. And on top of that, does she ever actually take responsibility for this? Nope. It's just taken as a foregone conclusion that that shit needs to be done so she could go and also rape Westeros. I don't like her because she's a spoiled brat with a messiah complex that kills people around her. Is it understandable? Perhaps. Should I like it or wave it off because she's young? Fuck no, not when so many people have died because she refused to listen, something that she has no reason not to do.
Seriously? She was 13 when Drogo died, I mean the gods forbid that a 13 year old girl baulks at seeing women get raped and butchered. And what advisers? She has 2 handmaids who were basically former slaves, 3 bloodriders who are just glorified Dothraki warriors and then Jorah who was selling her secrets to the Iron Throne anyway. Barristan comes along and she should listen to him more, but it's not like she's the only character who doesn't listen to sound advice. Robb stupidly marries Jeyne and he's older than Dany yet I don't see the hate for him around here.
So against Dany is that she is a naive 13/14 year old girl who seems to be in a case of Stockholm Syndrome after being sold to a barbaric warlord by her brother who spends his life abusing her and is then killed by her warlord for threatening to kill her baby. And then after all that she makes a mistake. Wow.
You say she's a spoiled brat, well actually she isn't. She was sold to a barbarian for an army and then lost everything. She effectively made herself or took advantage of having dragons if you refuse to acknowledge her part in that. I mean obviously Aegon had Westeros handed to him on a plate as well.
She's also not the only person to make a deal out of her name and sigil. "Direwolves aren't afraid" "A Lannister always pays his debts" "A Lioness" etc. Everyone goes on about it, yet only Dany gets hated for it. And you can't forgive juvenile mistakes for being made by children? If so I expect you to hate the following:
Half of the red keep as their servants are in the employ of LF or Varys
and many more
And people die because of her actions? Yeah they do, but that can be said about loads of others. You seem to think its worse that she doesn't intend for all these people to die when most other people actively plan to kill all those around them. Obviously Daenerys is evil for having good intentions and fighting against slavery.