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Top Ten A Song of Ice and Fire Villains - #9 

wearecallingakingsmoot:

Over the course of writing this list I’ve realised that I probably should have specified that this is mytop ten villains. You are bound to have issues with it, but I’m looking for a cross section of all different kinds of evil and all different kinds of guys. So with that said, here comes a guy who’s all kinds of different, and not in a good way.

#9 - Craster

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There’s all kinds of evil in the world, there’s the kind that’s in your face and on the news, terrorism, mass shootings, dictators - and then there’s the other kind. The kind of evil that just sits there, largely unacknowledged by the general public, the Lynchian evil beneath the surface of an apparent civilisation. Craster is that latter kind of evil.

Craster is not stupid, he’s carved himself out a nice little position between the Wildlings and the Wall (geographically as well as allegiance wise). This position allows him a certain degree of security, and it’s an alliance of necessity for the Night’s Watch. But there’s something else that gives Craster his security and it’s grisly.

Craster has sex with his own children. All of them, well the female ones anyway. And if these women give birth to baby girls, he’ll be sleeping with them sooner or later too. It’s generations of incest and rape. If they give birth to baby boys though… then these children are offered up to the Others, in exchange for Craster being left alone by them.

It’s unknown just what happens to these kids. It’s clear that the Others are getting them though because Craster and his keep (and his wives) are untouched by White Walkers. 

I had another guy in Craster’s spot here, but between that other guy having done a couple things that are, arguably, nice things - and the fact that Craster has removed any sense of freedom from his wives/daughters and the fact that he’s giving up his sons to monstrous sentient ice blocks, I gave Craster the nod.

Worst moment: His entire life.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
Top Ten A Song of Ice and Fire Villains - #10 Viserys Targaryen

wearecallingakingsmoot:

So I’ve decided to do a top ten about ASoIaF’s villains. Owing to the nature of the series, it’s sometimes hard to call someone an outright “villain” but I’m going to anyway because I like to live on the edge. They at least need to be an antagonistic force in the series, opposing our equally grey and murky “heroes”

Spoilers follow.

#10 - Viserys Targaryen

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Viserys has been gone for so long now I sometimes forget about him. Right from the outset he represents the other side of the House Targaryen, the side King Robert and Ned Stark fought against. Paranoid, short tempered and cruel, when we’re first introduced to Viserys we learn he’s the kind of guy who likes to twist the nipples of his 13 year old sister, and then he sells her to a brutal band of Mongols in order to get himself back on the throne he believes is rightfully his. 

Much like his utterly insane father though, it seems like Viserys wasn’t always a massive dickhead. Dany has some fond memories of him as a child, but years and years of wandering Essos, avoiding Robert’s assassins and being bled dry by the citizens of the Free Cities turned Viserys into a silver-haired ball of indignation. Mocked across eastern Essos as the “Beggar King” he never got the respect he thought he was deserved, and perhaps more importantly (to him anyway), he never got the subservience he thought he was due. Looking down your nose at the entirety of humanity is not a quality one looks for in a King, even though it is far too common.

This all ultimately comes back to bite the 23 year old right in the ass. As he watches Dany grow in both confidence, and (perhaps more importantly to him) respect amoung the Dothraki, all Viserys can do is sit there, seething with rage. He watches the little girl, his sister, whom we learn later he planned to rape the night before she was to be given to Drogo, surpass him in virtually every respect. And Viserys can’t abide that at all. Dany is his, his property to do with what he wants, after all he is the “King” in his mind.Then Dany gets pregnant and he threatens the child of Khal. What follows is, to this day, the most amazing death scene of the series. Drogo gives the Beggar King his crown, a molten gold one, and the second-to-last Targaryen dies an excruciating death.

Worst Moment: Attempting to rape his own sister.

— 3 months ago with 2 notes

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— 3 months ago
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Maggy the Frog and Dany the Targ

Many of the characters in ASoIaF have some sort prophecy attatched to them, it just so happens that one of these people is Cersei Lannister, one of the series most prominent and persistent antagonists.

Now until Winds of Winter comes out in 2076 or whenever George gets done with it, we can’t be precisely sure how Cersei’s stroll down naked lane has effected her psychologically. Maybe she’ll be a changed person? Maybe it’ll make her even more paranoid and prone to poor decision making? Who knows.

What we do “know” is that when she was a kid a fortune teller from Essos told her this:

Aye. Queen you shall be… until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.

Cersei being Cersei assumes that “younger Queen” is good ole Margery Tyrell, and you can’t really blame her for that. Except, as many a fan has pointed out, Dany is a younger and more beautiful queen, and she’s also considerably more dangerous than the Tyrell queen.

What does Cersei hold dear? Her power and (her one redeeming quality) her children. Cersei loves her kids, as most mothers do, no matter how wretched and megalomanical the mother may be. 

So let’s assume Dany is the younger Queen, It’s pretty easy to see how she could take Cersei’s power (perhaps some form of fire, and some form of giant flying lizard may be involved) but if Dany is going to take ALL that Cersei hold’s dear…then Myrcella and Tommen may be in trouble. 

We also know that Cersei will outlive her kids, and she’s already buried one of them. So if the younger Queen is going to take what Cersei holds dear, and her kids are one of those things, and her kids are going to die before her…is Dany going to bring about the deaths of Tommen and Myrcella?

Disclaimer: I’m not one of those people who says Dany is mad, not at this point. But I will say that like all the Targs she has a higher chance than the average Westerosi of one say drinking a bottle of wild-fire to turn into a dragon, or just burning people to get her rocks off. 

The big problem, at this point, is that it’s really really hard to see Dany slaughtering two, pretty nice, kids in order to get the throne. She holds a severe grudge against King Robert for doing just that (even though it was Gregor and Tywin, but whatever). 

If Dany is going to be the one who brings down Cersei then, if the prophecy is accurate (and we’ve already seen that Maggy was pretty on the money) it will require her to do the exact same thing Robert had to do to win the throne. Eliminate any other claimant. 

It’d be an interesting development and a good piece of dramatic irony. What would it mean for Dany’s character? Could it be a catalyst for her going mad? Would she need to be mad already? Again these are questions I can’t answer and there is also the fact that there have been other characters suggested other than Dany and Margery who could be the “younger more beautiful” queen. Sansa for instance, but I can’t see her killing children either.

— 3 months ago with 60 notes
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