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Re: SPOILER THREAD FOR Game of Thrones (TV series discussion)
Well right off the bat, I said there was little more dangerous not nothing, huge difference there.
[SPOILER]The point you're missing is you're keying into the intelligence & the strategy portion of the Game as the sole factor, it's not. From all we've heard of the Conqueror, there was nothing subtle about the man, he ruled through pure power & fear, he broke the current Houses & forced them to submit through sheer force. As Cersei has already demonstrated with Littlefinger this episode, even if you are more nimble in the Game you can still be eliminated by someone with less tact & more brute force. Of course the same is true vice versa, Cersei is manipulated & can be if you know the triggers, but it's been shown time & time again that she can also sidestep certain attempts. She's Twin without the deft touch; all pride & vengeance.
If there's ever been a series that proves that even the most skilled & talented pieces can be swept off the board by an errant, angry hand I don't know what it is.
As to your comment about her giving Robert a trueborn heir, that actually goes into my favor. She literally played the Game & won, at Robert's expense from the outset to close. She avoided actual sexual intercourse with him regularly & when forced to, destroyed any possibility of bearing his child. She conspired behind his back with his own Kingsguard. She positioned her own pieces around him at every turn so that his every move was reported back to her. She masterminded the death of the King in such a way that left her hands clean to a casual observer. She then used the information given to subvert Eddard's attempts to banish her & her children, placed Joffrey on the throne, & removed the most threatening piece.
And all this from someone you basically dismiss as a weak player. If she weren't so damn prideful, she would far more dangerous than she is & she's already murdered & King & replaced him with her own. If anything, Joffrey is even more of a fool than his mother, he lacks even her minimal tact.
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