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In the books it's alluded to that he and Renly had a relationship, but it's not downright known to every man woman and child in Westeros. He's not portrayed as hopping into bed with every pretty gay prostitute or otherwise in Kings Landing. He's a loyal solider for his family and defends his sister more than doing anything else. Moreover, he proves his loyalty to the Throne by volunteering to lead the assault on Storms End. Whether he's truly on his deathbed from...
Shireen is alive and in residence at the Wall with her mother, Melisandre, and a lot of the Queen's Men - those loyal to the Selyse Florent more than Stannis himself. They are also devout followers of R'hllor and follow Melisandre. The Wildlings are terrified of Shireen bc of her greyscale. Shireen seems to have some dreaming prophecies. Melisandre has been hanging with Jon Snow, but not offering up her naked body to him. Just talking to him about King's Blood and her...
I didn't say he was complex in the books, only that he's not a cliche.
He has given up creative control. He also has said that he doesn't understand why the producers have chosen to eliminate or kill off certain characters who are important later on his his story. He has specifically referenced the Tyrell brothers who are older than Loras. Loras is not the heir to Highgarden, he's the third son. The other two play important roles later; one is a great fighter and battlefield commander.Another is Arianne Martell, the heir to Dorne.
The Iron Islands (Pyke) are to Westeros as The British Isles (England) are to Europe.Whereas Braavos is across the narrow sea on the northern end of Essos, which is parallel to the middle of Westeros and extends south and is much further width-wise.
It's on Essos. Different continent entirely.
That's true. And the horribly cliched way they have portrayed Ser Loras would really piss me off if they did Jon Connington the same way. I never liked the Tyrells - any of them - Lady Olenna is a Redwyne as she's proud to state - so Loras' treatment has only bothered me for the way it's stereotypical.
That's awesome. I never listened to the audio books. I've only read Dance twice, but when I started over and realized that Lord Wyman paid respects to Bran at Winterfell in Clash upon a quick rereading, I liked him even more. The fact that these characters are embedded early on, and then turn up to be second tier characters later in the story makes it so much better. Nobody appears out of thin air - except maybe the Griffs.
I agree that they missed him entirely. He's not entitled to be king. He's duty bound to be king. There's a huge difference. But, when they are making most of the characters into one diminutional caricatures it's very easy to miss Stannis. Hell, they made Catelyn into the archetypal weak mother figure very early in the story. It's still baffling to me why. I don't think they get Samwell either. Nor Jaime (although they were getting him right in the first three...
Without going into the destruction of Stannis' character on the show, this is a very good critique of why Ep 5:9 was so awful. http://www.vox.com/2015/6/8/8748255/game-of-thrones-shocking-moments
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