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But there's something else in Stannis's relationship with religion that and Melisandre of Asshai, who both frequently present opposing advice. Book answer: Stannis is not any more manipulated by Melisandre than he is by Ser Davos or The Book of Mormon can help you build a relationship with God. as per Jon Snow's advice, not by dictating to them as is his natural instinct. ( of the same organized religion) advocating that it is actually Stannis Baratheon?. The nature of Jon Snow and Stannis Baratheon relationship Stannis respectfully (in his own way) listens Jons advice in many times. . every aspect of Stannis personality (his bluntness, Melisandre's influence on him etc).
Stannis and Shireen Despite his general cold nature Stannis is loving towards his daughter Shireen. One might say it is the closest relationship he has with anyone. Stannis often defends Shireen and is outraged by Axel Florents secret plans to marry her to Tommen. He names Shireen as his heir in case he dies. In the Theon Winds chapter Stannis says if he dies the soldiers should continue the war in order to put Shireen on the throne.
Your Grace, if you are dead? Justin Massey asked " You will avenge my death, and seat my daughter on the Iron Throne. Or die in the attempt.
On the show of course Stannis encounters a snowstorm and burns Shireen however i cant see this happening in the books at all as Stannis is so far away from Shireen it just doesnt fit. It is more likely shireen gets burned at the wall unfortunately.
Stannis and Davos Stannis and Davos relationship began after Davos smuggled in Onions and fish to help Stannis and his soldiers. Stannis offered Davos a knighthood and gave him land nut said due to Davos past as a smuggler he had to have the four fingers of his hand cut off.
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Davos agreed on the condition that Stannis would cut the fingers himself which he did. Afterwards Davos becomes Stannis most loyal supporter and probally the closest thing he has to a friend.
Davos is the only person Stannis confides in. Stannis often listens to Davos advice and is one of the few people Who can influence stannis to make a decision. Stannis believes Davos is honest and trusts his advice. Lord Seaworth is a man of humble birth, but he reminded me of my duty, when all I could think of was my rights Stannis sends Davos to try and gain people for his cause. Everything Davos does he does for Stannis even when he is disobeying Stannis orders.
He of course advises against killing Eldric Storm for his kingsblood and eventually helps him escape. He also advises against various other plans that would be foolish for Stannis to pursue like attacking Claw Isle to punish Lord Celtigar for bending the knee to Joffrey after the battle of the Blackwater. Davos is currently heading to or already arrived at Skagos to get Rickon Stark and bring him back to the North so that Stannis can declare him Lord Of Winterfell and get the North to back him.
Stannis and Religion Now while the show portrays Stannis as a Zealot of sorts the truth is hes a skeptic. His wife Selyse has become fanatical about the Lord Of Light and thinks everything that has happened food or bad is Rhilors work. Stannis has only burned 3 people in the books 1 being Axel Florent who betrayed Stannis and was working with the Lannisters and the other two were cannibals who ate the fallen soldiers in Stannis Army.
Many of the Queens Men want Stannis to burn the Captive Asha Greyjoy for her Kingsblood believing it will stop the winter Storms Stannis army have encountered and assure them victory in the coming battle with the Boltons however Stannis Refuses. Only R'hllor can end it. We must give him an unbeliever. I will have no burnings. So thats my post covering Stannis Relationships now you may be thinking wheres Renly?
They had the biggest impact on Stannis Well there isnt enough room to go into adequate detail about the Relationship between Robert and Stannis and to a lesser degree Renly and Stannis so that will have to be a later post examining the relationships between all the Baratheons.
It was an unhappy union as she could bear him no sons, only a sickly daughter who became infected with the Greyscale plague and miraculously survived.
Because of their difficult relationship the King declined to make Stannis lord of Storm's End, instead appointing the blatantly unqualified Renly. As compensation, Stannis was named Prince of Dragonstone. While Robert and, to a lesser degree Renly, were popular among their subjects, dour Stannis was unloved and under his rule Dragonstone became a dreary place, seldom troubled by the sound of laughter. At Dragonstone he was encouraged by the witch Melisandre to demonstrate his fealty by burning the statues of "The Seven".
As the effigies blazed, Stannis informed his commanders of Ned Stark's bombshell regarding Joffrey illegitimacy and declared his intention to seize the Iron Throne. On the mainland, Stannis parlayed with Renly, who declined to join him as second in command. Plan B, as plotted by Melisandre, involved a smoke monster to which she gave birth in the caves beneath Renly's headquarters after consummating her unholy relationship with Stannis.
The monster, which bore Stannis's visage, slew Renly, leaving Stannis to take control of his brother's forces. Carice van Houten as Melisandre Photo: Sky Atlantic As they marched on King's Landing, Ser Davos urged Stannis to exclude the Red Witch from the assault on the capital, in order to counter rumours that he was under her spell.
Though angry at the suggestion he'd been bewitched, Stannis understood Ser Davos's logic. In any event, the battle did not go well as the defenders, led by Tyrion Lannister, surprised the Baratheons with incendiary Wildfire. Back in Dragonstone, Stannis sank into a depressive funk.
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He confronted Melisandre and attempted to strangle her. But she showed him a vision in the fire, which persuaded him he must stay the course and remain loyal to the Lord of Light. Concerned at the unholy influence Melisandre exerted over his lord, Ser Davos attempted to assassinate her — only to be thrown into prison by Stannis for his troubles. She spoke vaguely of an important mission she was required to undertake on the mainland. This, she hinted, involved obtaining royal blood — an offering for the insatiable Lord of Light.
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She returned with Gendry, bastard son of Robert. Set free after promising not to harm Melisandre, Ser Davos accompanied Stannis to Gendry's chambers, where the terrified heir was strapped to a bed and covered in leeches. The Red Witch was extracting kingly blood in order to demonstrate its potency.
Under her instruction Stannis flung several leeches on a pyre and named three people he wished dead: Robb Stark, Balon Greyjoy and Joffrey. Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon Photo: But before Gendry could be offered up to the Lord of Light he was smuggled to safety by Ser Davos — whom Stannis promptly sentenced to death.
However, Davos had an ace — a letter from the Night's Watch pleading for assistance in their struggle with the White Walkers. Of all people, it was Melisandre who backed Ser Davos: Davos was spared once again as Stannis resolved to do whatever was required to save Westeros from the ghoulish threat beyond the wall. To retain the support of the Lord of Light, Stannis assented to the burning of one of his bannerman, along with the soldier's wife. With cash in pocket, Stannis led his forces beyond the Wall, arriving just as a desperate Jon Snow prepared to assassinate Mance Rayder.
However, his agonizing death wasn't as drawn out as Baratheon intended, with Jon Snow dispatching the Wildling lord via an arrow. Stannis had felt his actions entirely reasonable — he wanted to drive the loathsome Boltons from Winterfell, after all, and had pledged to give the Wildlings their own land in return for their service.
Kit Harington as Jon Snow Photo: HBO Snow had to break it to Stannis that, as newly elected head of the Night's Watch, he couldn't possibly join the man who would be king in his march on the Boltons of Winterfell no matter that he surely hungered to avenge House Stark.
Once again, the normally volatile Stannis was uncharacteristically understanding — though his sympathies would surely be tested were he aware Red Witch Melisandre had been beaming come-hither glances at Snow on the turbo-lift to Castle Black. Later, Stannis told his daughter that he loved he dearly and would never allow any harm befall her.
Everything you need to know about Melisandre, Game of Thrones’ Red Priestess
HBO Stannis's march on Winterfell was frustrated by the worsening snow. With horses dying by the dozen and mercenary sellswords deserting, Ser Davos urged a retreat to Castle Black.
Stannis was not for turning: Melisandre had a helpful suggestion.