Areo Speedwagon Posted April 23, 2014 Share Posted April 23, 2014 If you think our problem is him being portrayed as frustrated and confused, then you have no idea what we're upset about. It's the change from a morally complicated man who ultimately tries to do the right thing to a villain who for some reason is still around when the hero of the story, Tyrion Lannister, defeated him two seasons ago. Been following these threads since the beginning of the season. I'm a bit of a show apologist, but I'm more sympathetic to the other viewpoint now having gone through these threads. As for him being changed from a "morally complicated man who ultimately tries to do the right thing...," you're not wrong. I think part of the reason is it's a more visual story for the time they have for Stannis. How the show allots time is another discussion. That type of complexity in a character takes a long time to develop as it has to be done visually by nature of the medium. In the books, Davos does all the heavy lifting in his head for us. Stannis has some Walter White complexity going on, and as much as I would watch an entire hour of Stannis and the gang, he just doesn't have as much time to grow as someone like Walt did. And as to the 'him still being around,' that's why a few of my Unsullied friends have started to take interest. They said that with even Robb Stark not making it, this grumpy guy with a fire witch is still here... I do think they're setting Stannis up for a choice: KL or The Wall, and his being more whiny and prickly and glum and villain-ly will make his decision that much more attention getting. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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