Arthur Peres Posted January 19, 2022 Share Posted January 19, 2022 So over a few topics the majority of this forum seems to agree that Balon was a too dumb, or too incompetent, Victarion is also seen in the same light but with even the author telling us how dumb he is. Euron is too crazy, and Aeron is just as crazy or stuborn as the rest of his brothers. With that said, my perception is that the majority of the fandom see Asha as the rational one in the family, and belive that she will be the one to change the IB. But is she really the “smart Greyjoy”? I think not. Her decisions are poorly made as her father, she lacks the hindsight that even Theon had as early as Clash, she followed Balon until it was too obvious that the plan would never work it out, just like her father she was quick to ignore Theon, and jump on the oportunity of attacking the north. Then Balon dies, and another paths are open to her, She is offered to become the heir of Harlaw, have her own castle being the lady of the richest island in her region, as long as she does not take part on the Kingsmoot, but she refuses the offer, she then fails to make a deal with Victarion, of becoming his "hand of the king". Her offer at the Kingsmoot, a lot of people see that as a rational thought, that since they can’t conquer the north, they should ally with them and make a alliance against the Iron Throne, all good right? Well not really, at the very least I don’t think so. The north rebellion was carried by the Starks that are no long in power, at that point it was already was putted down, the ones rulling the North are the Boltons, and they are doing it, thanks to the Lannisters intervention, they even have claim on Winterfell thanks to the lions, why would Roose Bolton betray his benefactor for the Greyjoys after the way they acted with Robb when he offered than a alliance? Who would trust them ? they already backstabed them once. The moment has shifted, such alliance was never gonna happen, even more with her idea of keeping some of the lands in the north. Her plan is a badly makeshift on Theon’s initial idea, but not taking into account the vast diferent context at the moment. It may be even worse than the idea of Victarion of keep fighting a losing war… Then after all this backfire on her, and Euron is made king, like Rodrik had already warned her, she flees to the North, and decides to keep Deepwood Mottle, knowing that she can't defend the place, and gets captured later, she mocked Theon for the same decision before, but made the same mistake that he did. So am I wrong to think that she is just as erratic as the rest of her family ? Even if she is a improvment over Balon seems too little. So Is Asha Greyjoy, really the smart one in her family or just the least dumber one? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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