‘Game Of Thrones': Is Cersei Becoming Too Sympathetic?

Mon, May 5, 2014 11:17am EDT by 5 Comments
Game Of Thrones Cersei Lannister More Sympathetic
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Someone

Posted at 2:08 PM on July 17, 2014  

To be honest, I think it’s just poor writing/characterization…

But perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprised next season.

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Mimi

Posted at 7:14 PM on June 16, 2014  

What has me so upset is the dearth of Margaery/Cersei drama for the rest of the season. Natalie Dormer said repeatedly in interviews that there was a lot of action between these two this season, and that Cersei got really devious toward Margaery. I wasted all season, but there was nothing. What happened? Did these scenes get cut, were they ever filmed, or did Natalie just refer to these actions as subtext?

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Rick

Posted at 3:52 PM on May 20, 2014  

Obviously Cersei was trying to play a trick on Margaery during the conversation to finally get Margeary to admit that Joffrey scared her too. Instead the much more clever Margaery said she needed time to grieve. It was fairly obvious this conversation was not pleasant at all but Margaery was just being tested but she once again outsmarted Cercei.

The occasional human side Cersei is showing in the series makes her a much more controversial and interesting character. She is a still a mad psychopath for the things she is doing to both her brothers and the way she enjoys other peoples suffering but I like the fact they brought in some nuances, it makes her both hateable AND relatable and thus more interesting to watch.

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Tom

Posted at 10:16 PM on May 9, 2014  

Yes. This has happened even at the start of the series. Cersei is wayy to symphathetic compared to her psychopath book counterpart. In the books it was her that killed roberts bastards, it was her that tried to have Tyrion killed on Blackwater too. Both of these crimes are handed to Joffrey in the show. In the books Cersei also encourages Joffreys behavior.

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Wave Particle

Posted at 12:14 PM on May 7, 2014  

Don’t forget that the three people she conversed with in the episode were the three judges in Tyrion’s trial (Well Margaery instead of Mace but who wants to see Lord Oaf anyway). If there is anyone Cersei loves more than herself and power, it is her children and at the moment, her vengeance against Tyrion is overpowering all her other feelings. (Also, if you’ve read the books you know why she badly needs the trial to go against Tyrion). Whatever she said in the episode may or may not have been genuine but the reason she said it was to get the judges on her side.

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