Black Crow Posted August 25, 2021 Author Share Posted August 25, 2021 7 hours ago, Frey family reunion said: I've actually found that most people find Mel an extremely unsympathetic character. (Maybe it has to do with the constant begging to burn a child). Yet ironically, one of the most loved character's, Aemon, beliefs line up surprisingly well with Melisandre's. He just thinks that she's chosen the wrong champion to get behind. One of the things that really irritates most people, is when I bring up the fact that Melisandre might be the closest parallel we have to Rhaegar in the current storyline. Two type A personalities who are championing a messiah, and seem unable to allow prophecies to run their natural course. And both are probably looking to the same source materials, assuming that Rhaegar took up where Aegon V left off. That's an interesting comparison which I'd find difficult to refute, but at the same time while there's a determination to burn people [including children] at the slightest excuse, its her predictions anent Azor Ahai that still have a tremendous hold on some people. As I mentioned earlier, its only when we move away from the mouldy old trope of the hidden hero pulling a sword from the stone that we can look at the real story hidden behind that smoke-screen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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