blacken Posted July 14, 2017 Share Posted July 14, 2017 It's bothered me for a while that Euron has been set up as such a powerful character. So far we know that Euron has or had: - got away with multiple kin slayings - been a successful explorer - had enough riches of some kind to buy a faceless man assassination - claims to have been to Valyria - had chests of riches to disperse at the kings moot - has a ship crewed by people he has mutilated but there is no mutiny - has a dragon binder horn - has Valyrian steel armour - has captured powerful warlocks - has successfully invaded the Shield Islands (although presumably that won't last) - has intelligence and good looks - may have some kind of greensight or the potential for it - had a dragon's egg (allegedly) - has possibly achieved some kind of occult knowledge through his imbibing of shade of the evening and by consisting with warlocks from all around - is apparently feared in ports all over Essos It just seems like too much for one man. I'm not saying that the character is written badly or implausibly, GRRM does quite a good job of explaining Euron's philosophy, just that when GRRM has worked at the downfall of our 'heroes' before as in the failure of Robb's war and the red wedding, he has had to subtly tip the odds in the favour of the Lannisters and their allies (Race for the Iron Throne is really good at highlighting this). Never before has there been a character who is consistently so successful. Can you imagine Jon or Dany or any POV character getting such an easy ride? I'm aware this kind of set up usually means a rather large downfall for a character but I know a lot of the fandom think Euron will be successful in getting a dragon/marrying Dany/ending the world or whatever particular theory you adhere to. Am I alone in being bothered by the idea that Euron could get a dragon so easily, for example, given the travails Dany has so far experienced in her arc? Is anyone else waiting for the other show to drop? Does anyone else not believe the hype? I have heard and read other people's opinions about Euron being a stage 2 villain, for example, something no-one has face before, in an escalation of enemies towards the white walkers. To me Euron just seems like a huge Mary Sue villain and I have too much faith in GRRM's writing to believe that he will succeed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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