The real players of Westeroes on Game of Thrones

Whether your House Stark or House Lannister, everyone in the Seven Realms is fighting with one another right now, and most think that its a power struggle amongst the major houses for control of the kingdom, but if one were to really think about it, there are two men who run the show and hold the most power, and that is Lord Varys the Spider and Lord Petyr ‘Little Finger’ Baelish.

Both serving on the King’s council, Varys and Baelish have been seen moving the major families around and establishing themselves as the secret players of the game of thrones. Varys has been seen speaking in catacombs to mystery men about Daenerys Targaryen, and attempting to move Sansa Stark towards the House Tyrell faction. Meanwhile, Baelish has betrayed Ned Stark, which led to his execution and the beginning of the war. He has capitalized on the death of Renly Baratheon by arranging Margery Tyrell, Renly’s widow, to marry King Joffrey and lending the armies of the House Tyrell to the war against Stanis Baratheon, and ending the engagement between Sansa and Joffrey. He then became the Lord of Harrenhal, and arranged a marriage to Lady Catelyn Stark’s sister, Lissa Aryn, to become Lord Protector of the Vale, gaining enough power to run a portion of the Kingdom if he desired.

Like most adversaries, Baelish represents the evil, maniacal side of the fight, despite his reputation of showcasing a likeable personality to his clients and King, while the man of secrets and spies, Varys, is in his own way trying to secure the Kingdom in the right hands and serving the light, although his methods and actions might not represent that at times. And to add onto that, the Kingdom is faced with two supernatural forces that threaten to bring an even greater war to the realm.

Above the Wall, the White Walkers are coming with their icy grips and zombie like resurrection skills to take over the realm. They cannot be killed by normal means, and can only die by fire and dragon glass. Meanwhile, dragons have been reborn by Kahleesi, and are born of fire and brimstone. Can these two forces, one ice and one fire, be heading into direct conflict? The only thing that can kill a White Walker is fire and dragon glass, and dragons are alive once more, making the two forces natural enemies. Does Varys know this, or does he have his own reasons for bringing Kahleesi to Westeroes? Only time will tell as the third season winds down….

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