I hate Daario Naharis. A lot.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:49 AM
Why do I hate Daario? I thought you'd never ask! I suppose the number one reason would be his overconfidence. He seems to have a swagger of a Jaime Lannister, but without a proven feat of skill. (Unless you count turncloaking over gold and cutting your allies heads off. As I said...douche chills.) My second reason? The obvious nature of his character. He's obviously a man without any type or morals and has little restraint. I get that he's a mercenary, but...Bronn and Dario sell a similar moral compass and yet I find Bronn to be one of the more entertaining characters in the novel and hbo program. What gives?
Although I think what makes me dislike Dario the most would be Daenerys Targaryen. Why does she have such an insane attraction to this man? He represents pretty much everything her character is suppose to despise of the free cities, but yet she can hardly wait to tickle his pickle! I'm also confused as to how she can find the man attractive. Every description of the guy involves a ridiculous beard, hair and it's all dyed purple and blue. W...what?! And if I have to hear about that freaking gold tooth that she finds so wonderfully appealing...-Counts backward from ten.- I sincerely hope the pair don't continue their romance in the next book. It really is a down part to her chapters in my humble opinion.
Hopefully we find out the man has sinister motives. Personally I'd enjoy Jorah Mormont separating his ridiculously described head from his shoulders. At least he loves the woman instead of the crown.
I'll finish this thread on a similar theme as my first. Team Jorah Mormont! Oh and discuss.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:55 AM
I get the feeling Daario is like this weird drug for her.....she just can't resist.
I too like Jorah Mormont as a character -- I have my doubts that he and Dany could ever be 'together', but I hope that at the very least she is able to forgive him.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:59 AM
I guess the problem is Dany's attitude towards him, but I just remind myself that she was raised in Essos, those things probably aren't as big a shock to her as they are to the readers..
That said, Dany needs to keep him in line.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:00 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:07 AM
Daario doesn't sound hot at all to me but I liked him for this:
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:07 AM
And, while I personally don't find anything special about Daario, given Dany's state during ADwD, I suppose I can sympathize....a bit. She probably desperately needed a (fun) distraction.
Everyone has their preferences. I adore Sansa, and I like Dany, and they've received *loads* of hate from the fandom at large.
Edited to say: it could just be my own personal tastes coming into play here......from his description, I don't find Daario to be remotely attractive.
Edited by Valkyrja, 24 May 2012 - 03:10 AM.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:10 AM
Perhaps that is what she sees in him.
Because yes, Rickbarry, I would agree - her infatuation with him is a little irritating, but as salt pointed out she is simply being a normal teenager. I believe one of the reasons her adoration irks me is the fact that we all know he shouldn't be trusted; to an extent, so does Dany, and yet her own instincts are ignored on the matter. That is, however, the natural reaction of a teenage girl.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:12 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:14 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:32 AM
I really liked him for that, too.
I don't really dislike Daario or the sexual relationship Dany has with Daario. I think it's perfectly fine that she's sleeping with a man of her choosing. What I dislike is that Dany can't seem to separate Daario the lover from Daario the turncloak leader of a sellsword company. I almost expect someone like Daario to have ulterior motives. Dany doesn't just because she's sleeping with him.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:41 AM
Haha.....well, I am weird and happen to like hairy bear-men.
But I do agree that Jorah needed to be rejected by her, and should have admitted what he did......I also find his fate in ADwD to be some pretty fitting karma, as much as I like the character.
Edited to say: I actually *try* to be open-minded about Daario. I am truly curious what role he still has to play in Dany's storyline.
Edited by Valkyrja, 24 May 2012 - 03:42 AM.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:42 AM
When I was Dany's age, my taste in men was dreadful. And yes, they were men, because far be it from me to like a boy my own age. One in particular was perfectly dreadful; in his mid 20's with track marks on his arms, no job to speak of, etc. Teenage girls can romanticize anything, and the worse the guy is, the more appealing he seems. GRRM has characterized Dany with certain human failings and Daario is one of them.
That said, I hate his guts. Daario, that is, not GRRM. I'd rather see Dany date Ramsay Snow.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:45 AM
Point taken. I too had some absolutely ridiculous crushes on (much) older men back in my teenage years.
Oh, dear, I must be getting old and forgetting how it used to feel!
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:50 AM
I think my main issue is Dany's seeming admittance that if she weren't Queen he wouldn't want her in the slightest. -Shrugs- While he's as cocky as Jaime he seems to not have any of the redeeming features the Lannister possesses.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:42 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:47 AM
She is, it's called teenage hormones.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:51 AM
Daario's like a blue haired, sober Jack Sparrow-what's there not to like?
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:30 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:38 AM
He's a good lover who's attractive, reasonably intelligent, confident and so very wrong.
Plus, she's surrounded by bad-assed males? Is she supposed to fall for Strong Belarus? Wetfish Barristan? Consummate Nice
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:42 AM
I link that quote, makes me like him a little better especially as I found her storyline in Dance to be painful.
As for Jorah, I found her storyline to be much less enjoyable to read after he was banished. I don't ship them together by any means but I liked the dynamics between them and always found him one of the better parts of her storyline. I don't mind hair on men but I can't stand back hair. That would require immediate and regular manscaping. I'm pretty certain that there are references to Jorah having back hair in the text.