Floki of the Ironborn Posted February 23 Share Posted February 23 I feel like that would seriously undermine him as a character. The big appeal is that he is the most ordinary of men, apart from his size. He should have lived and died in the gutters of Flea Bottom, but instead he rose up to be the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Having him be a secret royal would undercut his interactions with every Targ we’ve yet seen. It’s a big moment when he dares tell Maekar that his eldest sons are spoiled brats and that Egg needs to experience life beyond his little ecosystem. It’s the common man calling out the monarchy and triumphing. That’s one of my favourite moments in GRRM’s ouevre, and having him be a secret Targ would take away all the sweetness from the moment. It’s like how A Knight’s Tale completely undermined its own message by having the MC be revealed as royalty in the 9th hour. LongRider, Many-Faced Votary and Phylum of Alexandria 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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