butterweedstrover Posted October 12, 2022 Share Posted October 12, 2022 1 minute ago, C.T. Phipps said: I unapologetically hope they portray the Greens as aboslute evil and scum and the Blacks as flawed heroes who need to destroy the Greens utterly. Well, there are two types of flaws. Flaws in execution, and flaws in moral contribution. The former is when the good guys create unnecessary suffering from mistakes in judgment. The latter is when the good guys embrace a certain evil to further their goals. So far, Rhaenyra has been clean. Not only in her actions, but in her reactions. She does not give way to idle gossip, rumor mongering, anger, or bitterness. She is the model of an upright person dealing with each blow as they come and not giving in to hatred. Anyways, I don't think this is what Martin intended and there is a fundamental problem for how the narrative is framed. If Alicent has zero justification for her actions, then following her decision process becomes an unnecessary tangent that removes focus from the heroes and their internal struggles between right and wrong. So far, allying with a psychopath to put her rapist son on the throne really serves no purpose but to gain power for herself, something she has showed no interest in. The dumb prophecy at the end is perhaps the weakest of justifications as not only is it wrong, it has nothing to do with her character arc or internal dilemmas. This is the first she is hearing of this nonsense. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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