HelenaExMachina Posted April 15, 2015 Share Posted April 15, 2015 I always hated what GRRM did with the character of Mance rayder in adwd. mance just turned from a almost mythological world leader to stupid and silly underground secret agent for Stannis( I mean seriously you turned mance [email protected]#ing rayder to Roose boltons wedding bard?! Are you kidding me?!!).At least with the show they finish him off with some dignity and honor. Mance was a bard though. And he had posed as a travelling singer before and visited Winterfell. Mance took a big risk by going to Winterfell, and I thought it was really quite a brilliant storyline (not necessarily the RattleMance bit, the actual Winterfell stuff, although personally I had no problem with the glamour plotline). Mance is charismatic and shrewd, that is how he got the Wildlings to band together in the first place. I don't think his character really changed at all in A Dance with Dragons. I don't especially mind the show killing him off, much as I liked that part of the novels. I think the biggest disappointment that his death brings is that he had been so underused in the show, and as Hinds demonstrated in this episode, he really can fill this role so well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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