Robert Fossoway Posted July 28, 2011 Share Posted July 28, 2011 So I've read up to Chapter 25 of ASoS now and after reading the latest Davos chapter, I had to put this up. Who in the books (so far) frighten you? Who would you sincerely not to want to meet in a dark alley (or a sunlit boulevard for that matter)? There's precious few nice people in the books granted, but who actually puts so much fear in you that you get stomach cramps? For me, the list is topped by Melisandre. She terrifies me. It's not the scary shadow magic stuff she does. It's her self-righteous rhetoric. She's so certain of her righteousness, so certain that she is right and all who oppose her wrong. Her black and white world-view and her eloquence in speaking for it frightens the beejeezus out of me. Religious fanatics frothing at the mouth may be creepy, but the calm confident fanatic is far more terrifying, IMO. Ser Gregor Clegane comes a close second. I don't think I have to say why. The third guy on the list ins Kraznys (or something), the slaver at Astapor. Casual cruelty is nothing new in ASoIaF, but his made me gag, specially the bit about the bear and the little boys. Dear God. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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