Errant Bard, on 01 May 2012 - 03:19 AM, said:
I don't know, he is black? I had no idea. Way to imply I'm racist, thanks, though.
Anyway, no, I'm not the other extreme, it's not extreme to say the guy is not superman and will not win when the situation is hopeless. It's not because you were olympic champion in one martial art when you were young that you will prevail against another champion from another style that totally negate your advantages, no matter how good you were in your discipline.
Also, I come with history in mind. Italian duellists, masters, great guys, wouldn't have fared well on the battlefield. There is a reason duel stuff was never used in war. And that was armour, before it was firearms.
Syrio isn't innately better than Oberyn, and doesn't have the reach given by the lance. Thinking on your feet only goes so far.
Oh, for goodness sake!!! I explicitelly said it was only a joke. From Ali G. And you understood my post in the wrong way? Having read a lot of your previous posts, are you sure you are not just trying to pick a fight with someone, who appreciates Syrio more than you do?
No, the guy is not a Superman. I said the same thing to Bond.
Do not mention Italians and fighting in the same sentence, please. They are great guys, they have many talents, but fighting is not among them. Good for them, I suppose. :-)
Syrio is better than Oberyn. You have to think about time alocation. Syrio lives (or at least has lived for a large part of his life) for his fighting skills, while Oberyn is my kind of a person: lots of kinky sex, a considerable amount of good wine and spicy food... A day has only 24 hours. :-)