Lord Varys, the devious manipulator and master of all his little birds.
This ACEO is part of my first Game of Thrones ACEO series.
It wasn’t until I read George R.R. Martin’s most recent work, A Dance of Dragons, that I really gained an appreciation for the unich and spy, Lord Varys. Found deeply entrenched in Westros in the court of King Robert Baratheon and later Joffrey Baraetheon, Varys is a true believer that knowledge is power.
He is a master manipulator and never to be trusted to do anything that is not his own interest. Of course, with so many schemes and plots going and pulling so many strings, it is difficult to know what is or is not in his best interest.
Sansa Stark ACEO
When I first started reading A Game of Thrones, Sansa was my least favorite of the Stark children. She was the one who was groomed to be a lady, unlike Arya, her younger sister who is a tomboy. As events unfold, you begin to feel sorry for her and eventually like her. This happens toward the end of A Game of Thrones and into a Clash of Kings. Where she is trapped in King’s Landing, desperate to survive and the least well equipped of the Starks to take action to make it happen. Still she manages to survive and earns my respect and admiration.
King Joffrey, so much to feel icky about.
King Joffrey is the second in my set of Game of Thrones ACEO cards – Series One.
I cannot think of a character in fiction that is so unlikable, so despicable and as generally icky as King Joffrey Baratheon. This purported son of Cersei Lannister and the late King Robert has this temperament of a petulant teenager, which I suppose that he is. This tantrum throwing, egotistical psychopath has had the throne handed to him by his family, and yet is so caught up in how great he is that he is clueless as to how to rule the kingdom, or treat a woman or just about anything else.
If that was not bad enough, he is not at all the son of the king, but instead the result of the incestuous relationship that his mother has with her brother.
Woe be upon Westros while Joffrey rules.
Hodor hodor hodor HODOR!
So I have now watched both available seasons of the HBO show, Game of Thrones. I have also read all five of the books that are available, so you might say that I am kind of a fan of George R. R. Martin‘s fantasy series. So I am happy to show off my eight ACEO cards that comprise my Game of Thrones ACEO series One.
This card is of Hodor, the gentle and dim-witted giant from Winterfell. He carries Bran Stark around on his back, since Brandon was crippled by his fall from the tower. A fall caused by the King-Slayer Jamie Lannister, though he doesn’t remember it. in any case he is now wandering the desolate wastes in the north on Hodor’s back on a quest to find himself and safety.