Daddy Feige notice me!
- Jun 1, 2017
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Was she really a savior, or was that a mean to an end?She is reasonable, which is why she listens to other people and at times try other methods, which makes her do more than just one single thing like you suggested. Another thing she does herself is to take time to listen to her subjects and hear their pleas and suggestions, in order to establish a more lasting order. She doesn't just threaten everyone with fire, she's more open to other ways than most of the nobles in the show. Even Eddard Stark executed all law breakers of severe crimes himself without exception. Not that this is particularly relevant to the current discussion as it's more about whether she protects or deliberately murders the innocent masses.
If you think it's shallow to be the savior you're automatically saying that she's been shallow for most of the show, as that's the role that she's had. That she eventually went mad in the end doesn't change those parts whatsoever since she was in no way touched by madness back then, which the writers have explained in the post-episode talks. I would disagree with the opinion that she was shallow myself, she's definitely had depth to her during those parts. That anyone has seen her as a saint is just a straw-man from you.
Personally I think a bit of both, tipped a bit to the latter.