It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already. To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…
Day Eighteen-Most Naive Character
This one has two answers due to the changes that were made to character arcs when the story switched mediums.
In the books there is little argument that this is not Sansa Stark. It is one of the reasons I like her character in the books so much. Sansa is dreaming of a fairy tale that she is never going to get to live. She is the one truly innocent character and that really makes us hurt given all that truly awful shit that happens to her. In the show they take away a lot of her naivety and innocence by making her a partner with Littlefinger. That is not a horrible way to go, but I much prefer how she has been portrayed in the book thus far.
On the show I think an argument can be made that the most naive is Podrick Payne. When Tyrion is on trial for the murder of King Joffrey Podrick is given an offer and isn’t wise enough to understand that this is one of those offers he cannot refuse and Tyrion has to get Jamie Lannister to conspire to get him out of the city. He then becomes the lackie of Brienne of Tarth. Podrick is very book smart in both mediums is just seems he lacks a certain amount of ‘Street Smarts’ on the show.
Read More of my 30 Day GoT Challenge here