Anonymous bothered: I’m curious, who do you think would be the best ruler for Westeros? Or the best pair of king & queen or king/queen & hand?
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I have a few different ideas for what I want to happen to Westeros (the biggest being to separate kingdoms), but if I could just grab and pick a dream ruler for all of them regardless of where the plot was going, my only choice is Asha Greyjoy.
- She’s completely aware of the jacked up cultures that Westeros and the Ironborn have, but she can work within them and can keep a respectable balance between her own ideals and what is expected of her. Her independency and progressive thinking doesn’t cloud her diplomacy, and she teaches by example.
- She is a warrior yes, but unlike a lot of other warrior characters in the series (Brienne, Arya, Robert, Robb, etc) she’s also highly political. She’s a triple threat basically; a fighter, a tactician, and a diplomat. She knows how politics works. She’s been groomed for all of these roles and has surpassed her teachers. Just because you can kick ass doesn’t negate your ability to be likable and courtly.
- She is empathetic and kind. She treats her captives like human beings, has deep respect for woman (feminine woman) despite being a “tomboy”. She has never once cried for herself or thought “woe is me”…all she thinks about are the safety of her men and her people. The only time she’s shown shedding tears is after seeing what happened to her brother. She recognizes when there is a time for justice and when there is a time for mercy.
- She is well traveled and cultured. She could easily reach across to other nations and build foreign relationships. Despite growing up in a place that is hard lined about their own way of doing things, she understands that all regions are different and have different social demands. She does not expect the world to bend to her cultural understandings, and that is so important when dealing with a really big territory like Westeros.
Basically, if I HAD to choose someone to represent and rule over everyone, it would be her. Asha is wise, strong, and has a good heart. She’s the last person i’d expect to end up on the throne, but the most deserving. She isn’t a child that needs to be taught how to be an effective ruler- which is why i’d choose her over someone with potential like Sansa or Gendry.
To the realm. Even to Robert. He loved me but little, I know, yet he was my brother. The Lannister woman gave him horns and made a motley fool of him. She may have murdered him as well, as she murdered Jon Arryn and Ned Stark. For such crimes there must be justice. Starting with Cersei and her abominations. But only starting. I mean to scour that court clean. As Robert should have done after the Trident.
What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love? We can avenge them.
"Jon’s more a Stark than some lordlings from the Vale who have never so much as set eyes on Winterfell.”
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My enemies have made my kingdom bleed. I will not forget that. I will not forgive that.
they are children, sansa thought. they are silly little girls, even elinor. they’ve never seen a battle, they’ve never seen a man die, they know nothing. their dreams were full of songs and stories, the way hers had been before joffrey cut her fathers head off. sansa pitied them. sansa envied them.