Stag Lord said:
Lot of good stuff here.
Kennon: why do you get the impression that varys is NOt acting for teh good of the realm? i think its is pretty evdient that he is - and the good of the realm is is sole motivation. the Lanisters can't be allowed to claim the Throne. Tommen is a child of incest and adultery as is Myrcella - and these facts are in the open now. No matter what happens at cersei's trial - these alleagations cna never be put abck in teh box and as long as the Lannisetres hold teh throne - there will be no peace in teh realm. They have to go - all of them for atability to return.
Why Varys isn't supporting Stannis is an interesting question - but maybe he just wnats the stability of the targaryen dynasty back. Garnted aerys was a nut job, but they ahd plenty of good rulers before him and maybe Varys thinks with proper guidance Dany and Aegon will eb fit consorts and peaceful rulers. But first things first: the Lannisters and their tainted children HAVE to go.
Right...... Dany and Aegon having a relationship wouldn't be messed up, but Tommen and Myrcella are grotesques? There's a really bizarre double standard in villifiying two children whose personalities we've seen nothing but relatively nice things about, but at the same time edifying the Targaryen dynasty and their marriage practices. Lol, They had plenty of good rulers, but they had plenty of bad ones other than The Mad King as well. Even Targs that didn't make it to the throne were often off their rocker. Aerion Brightflame didn't make it to the throne, right? I'd have to go double check. Regardless, the Dunk and Egg stories show that he was pretty out there.
As for there not being peace in the realm, it sure looks like it was getting closer and closer based on Kevan's work at stabilizing things. I sure took Varys statements to mean that he was killing Kevan because he was being too successful at stabilizing it all. I suppose that's another possibility. Maybe Varys isn't a die hard Targaryen supporter for reasons that we can't fathom, maybe he's a die hard Lannister hater for reasons we can't fathom.