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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: The Book of Love
Re: SPOILER THREAD FOR Game of Thrones (TV series discussion)
The book thread is full of my contempt for Theon. I missed the raping, but yeah his murdering ways are unforgettable even if he was coerced by Ramsay. Does Theon deserve flaying, amputation, and castration? Nah. A murderer can still be redeemed though. This is usually with a sacrifice of himself to save others. Does it make him a hero? Nope, but it makes him more interesting from a dramatic standpoint. That's why I said I could end up liking Theon if his redemption goes like I hope. His redemption doesn't involve killing Ramsay, it involves his death to save someone. The guy has to die for his crimes. GRRM could pull off some other form of redemption and I'm sure it would work too. At any rate, depending on Theon's end, he might end up as a top 5 story arc when it's all said and done. His ADWD stuff was off the charts well written.