mweir145 wrote:Stannis stands out as a character on this show in that there's very little that's likable about him at all and yet he's not exactly a bad guy. He has no real heroic qualities and does literally everything out of a sense of duty. And while his single-minded obsession with taking the throne has defined him so far, he's not immoral/corrupt at all and does at least seem to try to make an effort with his family (as difficult a task as that is for him). It will be interesting to see where his story goes now, as he is somewhat removed from the main conflict after losing the Battle of Blackwater.
Stannis doesn't have an obsession with taking the throne. He served Robert even though he was a poor king and would have served Joffrey too if he and Jon Arryn hadn't discovered the truth about him. Stannis wants the throne now because he believes that it is legally and rightfully his. He also believes that he is the best for the job. Stannis isn't obsessing about the throne. He is all about duty and service and that means him being king. The worst offense for him in the book was Renly trying to take the throne when his older brother had a better claim.