- Feb 3, 2010
If you mean...Alarien said:That's an interesting take on Dany, and I certainly can't refute it. We'll have to see how it plays out, especially in light of some of the more interesting revelations in book V and how if effects her "birthright." Seems there a few "birthrights" that are going to have to be addressed... without going into actual spoilers (or potential spoilers for some very obvious issues that the GoT community hasn't picked up on that the ASoIAF community probably has).
I would agree on Tywin's impulse, yes. Not so sure on avarice in the literal sense of money. Seems more of a means to the impulse. Certainly important, but I don't think a driving factor.
...then I'm pretty sure...
that he's a Blackfyre pretender. George has been robbling about the Blackfyre pretenders since book one. It's a bit of a Chekov's gun situation.
And the same can possibly be said of "Targaryen madness" and Daenerys. She has certainly consistently shown a pull towards violence, and Emilia Clarke is doing the crazy-eyes in recent trailers, so I'm guessing SOMEONE is giving her some characterization tips.
On Tywin, I probably should have said "greed" or "lust", as avarice seems specifically to relate to material gain. He's a man that wants power, respect, status. He wants his enemies crushed and his legacy impermeable.