DMC Posted October 14, 2022 Share Posted October 14, 2022 (edited) 15 minutes ago, butterweedstrover said: No, my argument is that Larys does nothing useful for her so why is she relying on him as a vital ally (besides to make the Greens look worse and more villainous). I originally responded to you saying this: 4 hours ago, butterweedstrover said: It doesn't have to be true, it has to be something Alicent could see as a potential outcome of doing nothing. Jealousy and Power have no basis in her story because they are not set-up as motivating factors, and yet she destroys her own children trying to force them on the throne, rejects ever olive branch, and allies herself with a known psychopath for what exactly? How does killing Harwin Strong help her? This is clearly suggesting she wanted Harwin dead, when she didn't. Why she "allies" herself with Larys originally is made clear - he's the one who tips her off about the moon tea and that Rhaenyra almost certainly lied to her. She's also, in that scene and episode, again bemoaning that she is isolated (which she is) and doesn't have any friends (which seems implausible but is how the show depicted it). Larys ingratiates himself to her, and thus becomes one of her only friends at court. That's completely understandable. It's not until he kills his father and brother that Alicent realizes he's a psychopath. 15 minutes ago, butterweedstrover said: Her dedication to spreading rumors about the Strongs is what got them killed. LOL, no, Larys got them killed. Edited October 14, 2022 by DMC Harwin not her Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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