As we wait for the next batch of promotional material, this seems like a good time to bring up a discussion topic that has been batted around in the comments of various posts, but never fully explored. That is the question of which character do you think will see the largest rise in popularity once the show airs?
The change in medium is going to bring about some change in people’s perception of a character. Sansa may garner more sympathy, Catelyn more respect, Cersei more understanding, etcetera, etcetera. This also ties in with the concept of “teams” as popularized by the Twilight series. Will Team Robb grow in number versus Team Jon for the show as opposed to the books?
Personally I think the concept of “teams” doesn’t really apply to this series as most of these characters aren’t obvious rivals the way Edward and that wolf guy who I can’t remember the name of right now are. However I do think there is truth in the belief that certain characters will come across slightly different on screen as they do on paper. It is inevitable. Especially when you have new viewers bringing in completely unbiased views on these characters.
So what do you think? Who will see the largest rise in popularity once the series airs? Which hated character from the books will become more loved? And vice versa? And if you had to pick a “team” which would it be?