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Gregor Clegane also qualifies.
I respect Stannis more than any of the other claimants. Renly was a douche to try to step around his older brother. Joffrey isn't exactly the monster portrayed on the show, but he's not far behind given what he did to Sansa and others. Didn't he torture animals too? Balon is just annoying. I can't stand the Iron Born chapters on Pyke. And, Robb is an idiot. Sure, be King in the North. But, once you leave the King's Peace stay in the North. Why do all that damage. ...
Yes, the first he is Stannis.But, the second piece is that the Robert probably couldn't have held the throne against the Lannisters. Tywin always had the largest host and the ability to "seize the throne." But, Robert was King even though Twyin could have seized the throne. Tywin could have preserved the throne for Aerys too. But, Aerys had mocked him when he suggested Cersei marry Rhaegar. So, Tywin stayed out of the conflict when Robert first rose against the crown....
And a complete simpleton.
The ability to seize the throne is nothing. Robert was King. That's why he has the claim of right. He's the rightful heir to his dead brother who was King. That's how primogeniture and inheritance rights works in the Seven Kingdoms, except Dorne, which provides for inheritance to oldest regardless of sex, so women can inherit.Robert was the rightful King because he deposed the sitting dynasty and all of the Lords Paramount swore fealty to him. Starks, Arryns, and...
The show has bungled Stannis' character. But, here's where it is as of this point in the timeline.Renly was the charismatic brother so the Storm Lords flocked to him. He had not plan to take KL and was just traipsing through the countryside with no plan whatsoever. But, the Lords and smallfolk loved him b/c he looked like Robert and was very friendly. He brokered a nice wedding to get the Reach into his fold, but still doesn't use them effectively. Tywin's in the...
Stannis is the true King by right. He's the King of the Andals, the First Men, and the show forgotten Rhyonar. He's Lord Protector of the Realm and shows it by what he committed to do this episode. Much like Samwell Tarly's statement that the oath is to Protect the Realms of men.Joffrey has no legal claim to the Throne. Robb had a claim to the North and mayhaps the Riverlands, which were never a Kingdom in and of themselves. Balon to the Iron Islands once declared...
Don't make me spoil the Jon Snow story for you too.Stannis is much more of a full character in the books even though he's only told through Davos' and others eyes. He is all about justice and rights. He is a great military strategist and an extremely hard man.When Davos had smuggled onions, among other things, into Storms End, which he held for Robert during the Rebellion, he told his men to eat rats, but they would never give up the castle. He protected his brother's...
Not at all for people who haven't through ADwD. All sample chapters for WoW:http://www.scribd.com/doc/110606135/The-Winds-of-Winter-all-sample-chapters
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