senmoonsect wrote:Sansa isn't such a bad character. I mean she herself is kind of lame, but she has so much itnteresting/important stuff going on around her. So I guess actually my first statement was incorrect, she is a bad (well, lame) character, but she is an interesting point of view character to watch from. I can see her dieing and then at the last second doing something important, maybe killing her husband or something, I don't know. I think shes getting more interesting herself, too, but she just takes a lot longer to evolve out of "oh I'm a nobleman's daughter la la la" than other characters. Or something, I don't know.
Eddard, yeah, hes cool, but he was, in a way, one of the weakest characters in that he wasn't particularly smart. He could do a bit of underhanded stuff, but not on the same level (or perhaps multitude of levels) that a lot of the other characters could.
EDIT: And oh Midnight if you ever read this you have more posts than me nyah.
more than 2x now.
and i wouldn't call him not-smart so much as more... oldfashioned. from a bygone age, an age when the Sword of the Morning was about,a nd Gerold Hightower was still kicking ass. Back in those times, the lines were well drawn, there was no middleground, and it was either 'hey i'm supporting tradition, even though the king is crazy!' and 'hey, the king is crazy!'. now it's like.. agendas and ulterior motives and a half dozen factions and backstabbers that are only half assholes cause they're really cool when they aren't backstabbing you!
I suppose the lannister sideswitch was the herald of the new age of dishonor, with jaime on the iron throne as the capstone of the transformation... shows kind of a third motive, foreshadowing many factions and suspicious motives.
maybe i'm looking too deep into it, but am I seeing biblical connectiosn? i mean the 2 sides so clearly defined, as the 'age of antiquity', the old testament, and 'nowadays' there's assholes that kill jesus and are, in general, assholes.
probably reading wayyyyy to far into it though.