Lady Kraken, on 27 June 2012 - 08:47 PM, said:
Hm... I personally haven't seen many arguing this, but ...
... Basically, I would argue that Sansa has the makings of an exceptional politician and player
I mean, it's perhaps a little ironic, but after beginning by saying you haven't seen people arguing that Sansa will become a master of intrigue, you more or less made the argument yourself
. Sure, you dressed it up a bit and tried to downplay the intelligence aspect, but it's pretty obvious that to employ all of these strategies you're suggesting, Sansa's going to have to be pretty exceptionally bright. You can get by on mostly just charm if you only need to gather followers (in the way of would-be King Renly), but if you're going to be a serious player in the Game, that by itself won't cut the mustard.
And see, that's what I'm saying: I see people ... like you ... arguing that she's going to be a serious player, but so far, I haven't seen anything
to really make me believe
it. Okay, so she manages to follow along with Littlefinger's reasoning with some help and prompting. Fine, that's ... pretty good.
in the world, Arya has actually managed to outwit
her own mentor of the moment, the "kindly old man," an individual who would most likely eat
Littlefinger for breakfast ... even at lying.
Bran is off becoming some sort of super magic tree thing, and Daenerys is turning out to be not only a mother of dragons but also a female version of Alexander the Great!
Do you see where I'm going with this? Sansa's doing pretty well ... for a fairly average little girl in way over her head.
Maybe even really
well for that. But I don't feel she's done anything
any of these others couldn't have done, while I don't see any way she could hope to keep up with what they've been doing. Can you seriously picture Sansa outwitting any
of the Faceless, ever?
Or forming her own army out of nothing and sacking three cities with it?
It's not that she's a bad kid or deserves some of the hatred that gets directed at her; it's just that she's fairly unexceptional. Or at least that's how it seems to me so far.
Edited by Kittyhat, 29 June 2012 - 01:34 AM.