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Old May 13 2013, 07:21 PM   #16
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Re: Game of Thrones 3.7 - "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" - Rate & disc

Mister Fandango wrote: View Post
The only issue I have about Theon's torture is that it doesn't make any sense.
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And there's not even a suggestion that there's going to be any payoff to it at all.
I think, when it comes to the torture scenes, occam's razor can apply. Quite simply, the dude is a pure sadist and enjoys toying with his prey. Think of someone who liked to pull the wings off insects and zap ants with a magnifying glass when they were a kid. Then, watch that kid grow up without ever having developed a conscience, and poof! Instant freakshow.

As for the payoff - it's going to take a while. None of these things we're seeing now actually happened in the books - they were simply alluded to. Theon's real story doesn't start until much later.
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