Varys and Littlefinger as of Season 7 - [Spoilers] Aug 26, 2017 14:53:02 GMT
Post by Weasel Pie on Aug 26, 2017 14:53:02 GMT
Some general thoughts about the ruination of two of my favorite book characters.
Varys has been useless since being Tyrion's pooper-scooper aboard the getaway ship. Not even a word from Cersei about Varys mysteriously vanishing when Tywin was murdered, then reappearing in Dany's camp as silent background sidekick/emergency maester/ambassador. With all his skills, shouldn't he have been running recon all over Westeros? Surely a single little bird could have reported Euron's thousand ships travelling half the length of Westeros then back up again? While I want to believe there's a method to the madness, I put this all down to lazy writing and a rush to the finish line.
Littlefinger. While always a bit of a cartoon on the show, at least we got a glimpse of his power/capabilities during the scenes at the Eyrie. We've never gotten an explanation why he so willingly handed Sansa over to the Boltons. And again, Cersei doesn't seem to care that he's screwed over the Lannisters time and time again. He wants to be King with Sansa as his Queen? Are we really supposed to believe that is his motivation for everything?
I'm thinking the show has more up it's sleeve for Littlefinger, either as the last Reyne or a Faceless Man* or who knows what, but Varys was one of television's more unique characters. They hinted at his power with the sorcerer-in-a-box scene but never followed up. Then they gave Qyburn the role of Pycelle assassin. Whataver else Melisandre was hinting at, all we know for sure is that he'll end up dead in Westeros.
On rewatches, I'm getting a glimmer that Littlefinger is a faceless man. Will expand on this more after the finale, but it seems to me he's been playing the game of faces all along - above and beyond being just a liar.
ETA - Welp. I guess when D&D doesn't know how to develop a character, they just use them to propel another agenda. So depressed.