Jory's Shade Posted May 31, 2012 Share Posted May 31, 2012 I read that quote and agree. Stannis is righteous. I wouldn't equate that to him being a true hero. I categorize Bran, Brienne, and Jon as true heroes. I also do not consider Stannis evil; rather, he has been corrupted by evil. He was very pious prior to turning to the Lord of Light and has become a great zealot for R'hllor since his conversion. Stannis is not a "believer" like Matthos Seaworth, but he understands the Red God gives him the power he will need to win the Game of Thrones given his inferior troop and naval position. I get that and do not fault Stannis for using all the tools at his disposal to take what is his by right, in his mind at least. I just am not willing to ignore that it is the wrong path.I feel the Red God is evil and corrupts righteous people with the lies it shows in its flames. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Thorros but consider him a rogue priest that is fearful of his visions and reticant to use the power of the Lord of Light, unlike Melisandre or the Red Priests in Volantis and Braavos. At the end of the day, I think the Lord of Light is the Lord of Lies and not a source of good.Dragons are pure magic made mortal. They are the most devastating power in the world that must be tamed to protect the world from pure uncontrolled magic being unleashed. Dany is the key to controlling this power. That is why she is the mother of dragons. I cannot wait to see what happens with Euron's horn and how that will effect Dany's dragons.I too have reservations about the Children of the Forest, but I am not sure I consider Bloodraven an abomination. I will have to see how the remaining Dunk & Egg stories and the final books come out, but I think there is still much to learn about how and why Bloodraven has become what he was when he met Bran. What we do know is that Greenseers and The Children seem to have more accurate visions than the Lord of Light's lies, and that GRRM has a grand plan for Bran. Also, the North still has the old magic, e.g. direwolves and giants, so that is why I am putting my skeptical eggs in the Children's basket.Hell, maybe Tywin and Cersei are right: the gods are just cruel, not just the seven... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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