Hmadkour, on 08 June 2012 - 08:39 PM, said:
First off, I haven't been on the forum or any ASOIAF related thing, since my exams start monday, and political problems that remind me of ACOK are raround (yes, more Egyptians need to read ASOIAF) so, you're welcome everyone. I haven't been able to read all of the posts since time is short lately, so forgive me if this has been said before:
Let's not forget that we're reading GRRM and not JRR Tolkien or JK Rowling. Eddard Stark seemed to have a bigger part to play - tell Robert about Cersei, legitimize Gendry, tell Jon about his mother.... Maybe Jaime's hand will be reanimated my Thoros of Myr, and he will be the downfall of the Lannisters (unless you believe my other theory that a Reyne still lives), but whatever his part to play is, George can easily kill him off. Pod could take his place in that, and get revenge for what the king did to Ilyn (I don't remember whether Robert or Aerys cut his tongue out, sue me.) Whichever it was, he could lead the BWB against fake Aegon, or maybe Daenerys, if not Cersei.
What's actually bothering me and making me think a lot, is Jon's fate. Jon is my favorite character, followed by Tyrion, and I hated to wait between ACOK and ASOS to find out his fate, as much as I hate the wait to find out Jon's fate.
Why do people think Pod even gives a damn about Ilyn? Or that he would give two shits about "getting revenge" for something that Aerys did (that Ilyn actually got off easy for) and would hold his "son" responsible for it?
Aegon literally has nothing to do with it...I doubt he knows about it even. What is get going to say, "Hello, my name is Podrick Payne, your crazy father cut the loose tongue out of my shit talking uncle instead of killing him, prepare to die"
...many more people have been much more grievously wronged in these books,,,,to think Pod even thinking or want to "avenge" Ilyne missing tongue I don't honestly thinks even ranks up there at all