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Old 05-27-2019, 04:03 PM
DrCube is offline
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Barristan Selmy was a great character who shouldn't have been killed off so early. He's still alive in the books. I liked his contradictions. He was a kingsguard who let his king die, joined the usurper's kingsguard, and then let him die too. Yet he only talks about honor and duty. Then he wanders off to find some other monarch to serve. He's one of the few knights whose skills Jamie respects. But he admits that his best fighting days are behind him. Yet he refused an honorable retirement. I'm sure he'll go out fighting in the books, but his death in the show was lame and anticlimatic. It would have been fitting for him to live long enough to see Daenerys die too, and realize he failed yet another ruler he was sworn to protect with his life.