Originally Posted by BehindYou
Skill seems to > strength in GRRM's world
unless you start taunting then you get GREGOR'd the fuck out.
and present day barristan hasn't killed anyone particularly impressive in story. sure he went to town on a bunch of pit fighters but eh he's getting old and knows it.
i doubt they'll come to blows immediately if the initial chapters of twow are true - it seems like victarion's gonna help out in slaver's bay. all bets may be off once victarion eyes a dragon or two with his horn though.
as for his role...i'm still not sure, he's too dumb to really have any long term impact on the game I'd think but he could certainly fuck up someone's plans before he bites it. he's an enjoyable read, anyway, so!
although if the woman on jon connington's boat was ashara dayne then maybe barristan has a future to play (betraying dany for "love"?)