snoodmonger wrote:WrigleyField 22 wrote:snoodmonger wrote:
lol, gmafb she saved Jon Snow. It's great that you have no issues at all with her storyline. For the most part I don't either. But it's ridiculous that you refuse to acknowledge why viewers are having trouble turning on a character who has been largely portrayed in a very sympathetic way the entire show.
She may have saved Jon, but her direct contributions to winning the battle were nil. The unsullied were key as they delayed things enough to basically allow the hail Mary save by Arya. But her and her dragon were basically useless.
Also she can be portrayed sympathetically and still be a complicated character that's asks viewers to think many things. Was there a contingent who saw her as an Azor Ahai type savior to the storyline?
Only watched it once, but I'm pretty sure she also strafed massive hordes of the undead, too, but whatever.
All in all, this is such a silly argument. Some people watch TV very emotionally. Those people are being asked to suddenly (in their opinions) stop rooting for a character they've liked for a long time. I can see why this character development was hard for them to take. If you think those people are dumb troglodytes, more power to you.
I have less of an issue with anyone emotionally blindsided from their favorite characters actions than the people complaining like it was some distaster and random heel turn and, "man, don't the writers get what they're supposed to be doing attitude"
If you are emotionally distraught from the events, that's fine. It's actually a great time to reflect and realize you cheered for this person as much as a means to an end the because of purely good means.