History Characters / ASongOfIceAndFireHouseBaratheonOfKingsLanding

9th Feb '16 7:58:43 PM Cakeman
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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Tommen Baratheon proves himself to be one of the most decent people in the setting...notably, he even misses his brother Joffrey Baratheon, thogu he was rather frightened of him.
29th Jan '16 4:34:58 PM Euodiachloris
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* PsychopathicManchild: His "smooth cheeks" and baby face are described extensively, as is his [[GigglingVillain frequent giggling]]. That covers the "ManChild" aspect. [[spoiler:As for the "psychopathic" bit, killing Kevan Lannister - with an army of knife-wielding orphans! - and bashing Maester Pycelle's skull for...[[KnightTemplar the greater good?]] So he's more [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] than [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Kharn the Betrayer]] but he's still a psycho.]]
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* PsychopathicManchild: His "smooth cheeks" and baby face are described extensively, as is his [[GigglingVillain frequent giggling]]. That covers the "ManChild" aspect. [[spoiler:As for the "psychopathic" bit, killing Kevan Lannister - with an army of knife-wielding orphans! - and bashing Maester Pycelle's skull for...[[KnightTemplar the greater good?]] So he's more [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] than [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Kharn the Betrayer]] but he's still a psycho.]]]] Having said all this: how much is act and how much actual, let alone any degree of deliberate distortion and spin? Good luck working that out.

* TheSpymaster: His day job.
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* TheSpymaster: His day job. And, his side job, too: he works at his job for a number of goals, not just for those of the Small Council's.

* StepfordSnarker: As above: you try working out if he means it or is just putting it on for the person he's talking to stay in character as the dependable villain everybody needs. Or whatever.
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* StepfordSnarker: As above: you try working out if he means it or is just putting it on for the person he's talking to stay in character as the dependable villain everybody needs. Or whatever.whatever he's up to.

* TheTrickster: An underplayed, rather dark and self-confessed principled version (or so he says). This self-proclaimed ex-mummer hasn't lost his skills for setting people up for a pratfall or using slight-of-hand and misdirection to mislead... even if politics is his current stage rather than street theatre. Not that he particularly bows to the audience: he'd rather most didn't have a clue about what he's done even after he's done it.
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* TheTrickster: An underplayed, rather dark and self-confessed a self-confessed, principled version (or so he says). (take that with your preferred amount of salt). This also self-proclaimed ex-mummer (may also need seasoning) hasn't lost his skills for setting people up for a pratfall or using slight-of-hand and misdirection to mislead... even if politics is his current stage rather than street theatre. Not that he particularly bows to the audience: he'd rather most didn't have a clue about what he's done even after he's done it.

* WalkingSpoiler: Subverted. Little to nothing about Varys is proven to be true and he doesn't give in to anyone. There are a number of characters that consider his "default" appearance and mannerisms to be just a mummer's act; granted, he claims he belonged to an actor's troupe. Even the fact that he is a eunuch is not above question.
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* WalkingSpoiler: Subverted. Little to nothing about Varys is proven to be true and he doesn't give in or full disclosure up to anyone. There are a number of characters that consider his "default" appearance and mannerisms to be just a mummer's act; granted, he claims he belonged to an actor's troupe. troupe, so they have something to base that suspicion on. Even the fact that he is a eunuch is not above question.question, given he can also play the role of a more macho prison guard without breaking that character, too.

* WildCard: What side, if any, he is on along with his personal motivations remain almost a complete mystery, with what little we know being obviously suspect.
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* WildCard: What side, if any, he is on along remains almost a complete mystery. Along with whatever his personal motivations remain almost a complete mystery, with what actually are, too. What little we know being is obviously suspect.suspect, even if he doesn't seem to have a reason to hedge.
18th Jan '16 12:31:15 PM HighCrate
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Not An Example. They may underestimate her, but they never dismiss her as "harmless."
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Robert Baratheon, Eddard Stark and Tyrion Lannister found out the hard way Cersei is not a woman to be dismissed so easy.
18th Jan '16 10:59:21 AM JulianLapostat
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Eddard Stark found out the hard way Cersei is not a woman to be dismissed so easy.
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Robert Baratheon, Eddard Stark and Tyrion Lannister found out the hard way Cersei is not a woman to be dismissed so easy.
18th Jan '16 10:40:48 AM Beiahnu
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: It's not known what the Lannisters would have done had Pycelle not let Jon Arryn die; it's not revealed until later in the books that they didn't sanction Pycelle's actions against Lord Arryn, though it did delay bursting a can of worms that blew up later anyway.
12th Jan '16 8:39:31 PM damus2300
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Eddard Stark found out the hard way Cersei is not a woman to be dismissed so easy.
9th Jan '16 7:18:58 AM Theriocephalus
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A Grand Maester of the Citadel, who has served through the reign of six kings [[note]]-Aegon V, Jahaerys II, Aerys II, Robert I, Joffrey I and Tommen I-[[/note]]. As a Maester he is supposed to serve whoever rules the realm but he has an uncommon loyalty to the Lannisters.
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A Grand Maester of the Citadel, who has served through the reign of six kings [[note]]-Aegon [[note]]Aegon V, Jahaerys Jaehaerys II, Aerys II, Robert I, Joffrey I and Tommen I-[[/note]].I[[/note]]. As a Maester he is supposed to serve whoever rules the realm but he has an uncommon loyalty to the Lannisters.

* BecauseImGoodAtIt: Pycelle was a Grand Maester years before he met Tywin Lannister and became his fervent fan. This finally shows in ADWD; whenever he is not trying to push an agenda, he is very good at his job. There is a reason he was in the Small Council forty years before in the first place and has been a mainstay throughout.
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* BecauseImGoodAtIt: Pycelle was a Grand Maester years before he met Tywin Lannister and became his fervent fan. This finally shows in ADWD; whenever he is not trying to push an agenda, he is very good at his job. There is a reason he was in the Small Council for forty years before in the first place and has been a mainstay throughout.

* OnlySaneMan: As odd as this may sound, [[spoiler: but he effectively is this at Cersei's court after Tywin's death, alongside Kevan Lannister]].
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* OnlySaneMan: As odd as this may sound, [[spoiler: but he effectively is this at Cersei's court after Tywin's death, alongside Kevan Lannister]].

* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After Cersei is arrested]], he sizes control over the Small Council, recalls [[spoiler:Ser Kevan to the capital to serve as regent]] and undoes most of [[spoiler:her]] worse appointments.
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* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After Cersei is arrested]], he sizes seizes control over the Small Council, recalls [[spoiler:Ser Kevan to the capital to serve as regent]] and undoes most of [[spoiler:her]] worse worst appointments.

* YesMan: To the Lannisters in general, to Cersei and Tywin in particular. However, after [[spoiler:Twyin's death]], he realizes that Cersei is dangerously paranoid and she refuses to listen to any of his (rather sensible) advice because it clashes with her warped ideas about what is going on. Pycelle instead manages to forge a good working relationship with Kevan Lannister when he becomes Hand of the King and Tommen's new regent after [[spoiler:Cersei is imprisoned by the Faith of the Seven]].
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* YesMan: To the Lannisters in general, to Cersei and Tywin in particular. However, after [[spoiler:Twyin's [[spoiler:Tywin's death]], he realizes that Cersei is dangerously paranoid and she refuses to listen to any of his (rather sensible) advice because it clashes with her warped ideas about what is going on. Pycelle instead manages to forge a good working relationship with Kevan Lannister when he becomes Hand of the King and Tommen's new regent after [[spoiler:Cersei is imprisoned by the Faith of the Seven]].
8th Jan '16 5:38:41 AM WillBGood
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* FatBastard: Of a kind. He's certainly overweight. And, a ManipulativeBastard, to boot. But, he goes out of his way to subvert some of the image problems otherwise associated with the trope. While actively playing on it at the same time in some very strange ways, as well. Not for him the simple take on the trope.
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* FatBastard: Of a kind. He's certainly overweight. And, overweight, and a ManipulativeBastard, to boot. But, But he goes out of his way to subvert some of the image problems otherwise associated with the trope. While trope, while actively playing on it at the same time in some very strange ways, as well. Not for him the simple take on the trope.
8th Jan '16 5:37:40 AM WillBGood
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** Expanded upon in the Game of Thrones video game (overseen and approved by George R.R. Martin). [[spoiler: Varys helps the protagonists with keeping the Targaryen child safe, guarding the boy from being found out by Cersei and executed. It's ambiguous it he does it to save the child or if he's just using it as a key to whatever grand plan he has in mind, but in the endings he lets slip some of his feelings towards keeping the child safe. Should the child be given up to Cersei as a bargaining chip for receiving lordship over a town, he allows the child to be doomed with slight hesitation, acting like its death is a slight setback. If the child is sent to the Free Cities or being kept by one of the protagonists to be raised he agrees wholeheartedly to their plan, and promises to oversee its trip to Braavos/keep it's existence a secret. It seems no matter the decision, he has good intentions with the child, but will use it to further the scheme he has been planning.]]
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** Expanded upon in the Game of Thrones video game (overseen and approved by George R.R. Martin). [[spoiler: Varys helps the protagonists with keeping the Targaryen child safe, guarding the boy from being found out by Cersei and executed. It's ambiguous it he does it to save the child or if he's just using it as a key to whatever grand plan he has in mind, but in the endings he lets slip some of his feelings towards keeping the child safe. Should the child be given up to Cersei as a bargaining chip for receiving lordship over a town, he allows the child to be doomed with slight hesitation, acting like its death is a slight setback. If the child is sent to the Free Cities or being kept by one of the protagonists to be raised he agrees wholeheartedly to their plan, and promises to oversee its trip to Braavos/keep it's its existence a secret. It seems no matter the decision, he has good intentions with the child, but will use it to further the scheme he has been planning.]]
8th Jan '16 5:30:45 AM WillBGood
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* BigSisterBully: Was a nasty sibling to little Tyrion who she used to treat as her little punching bag. Upon hearing of the story of Baelor the Blessed and the Maidenvault, Cersei was so taken at the injustice of punishing people for her beauty that she went to Tyrion's crib and "pinched him till he cried."
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* BigSisterBully: Was a nasty sibling to little young Tyrion who she used to treat as her little punching bag. Upon hearing of the story of Baelor the Blessed and the Maidenvault, Cersei was so taken at the injustice of punishing people for her beauty that she went to Tyrion's crib and "pinched him till he cried."

* FemaleMisogynist: Sort of. While she doesn't think that women should be kept down as a rule, she ''will'' keep down any female she can, simply because she sees her as a rival, or feels that if she suffered because of sexism, then other women should suffer too.
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