Who is the greatest warrior in Westeros?
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:24 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:33 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:45 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:13 AM
It's not, the greatest warrior could be poisoned, or in a situation with overwhelming odds (like Ned Stark). Brandon Stark may be a greater warrior than Ned?
It says Loras is not as good as his brother with a sword, it couldn't be him.
Barristan Selmy is my choice, or Khal Drogo.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:21 AM
As of Dance, I believe the title goes to either Garlan Tyrell or Victarion Greyjoy.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:39 AM
THE SWORD OF THE MORNING VS. BARRISTAN THE BOLD
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Who would win in a fight, Barristan Selmy or Arthur Dayne (in their best days)?
Dayne... if he was armed with Dawn.
If both men had equivalent weaponry, it might be a toss-up.
Is this the SSM you're referring to ?
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:50 AM
Alive: Barristan Selmy, still
Jaime's out because of his hand. Loras is very, very good but I think Barristan's experience would trump him.
I love imagining a scenario where Robert found out what Cersei and Jaime were doing, and Jaime had to face Barristan in single combat for his trial. That would've been one for the ages.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:03 AM
My guess would be Arthur Dayne w Dawn then Barristan Selmy (Slightly younger), as we have more definitive examples of their prowess. Followed by Jaime pre goldenhand, Robert and Ned in there younger days (though Brandon was said to be better), and Khal Drogo... Though there are dozens of warriors alive today that are just as good if not better, we just don't see them directly in the story.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:13 AM
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:25 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:26 AM
Ser Barristan was a gifted jouster and swordsman. Loras is only a gifted jouster. His swordplay skills are never really said to be extraordinary. Barristan would win.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:31 AM
All this speculation!!! I just want the next book out asap!
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:33 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:35 AM
Given that we have only heard of Dayne from reputation and seen/heard of Ser Barristan through slaying Mageor the Monsterous, his exploits as Arstan Whitebeard, the fact still at an advanced age he basicly told the assembled Kingsguard he would cut them down and they blinked not him, and his fight against the Pitfighter where he told him...surrender or I kill you, then he did it. Plus even Jamie while he has his hand seems to admire him. I think we can safely say Barristan.
Someone has to defeat him before someone else can be speculated on.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:36 AM
Now: Nobody qualifies.
In Future: Gold Hand the Good
Edited by kkae, 18 May 2012 - 10:37 AM.