Season 4 of Game of Thrones saw big changes for the one true King of the Seven Kingdoms, Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane). He gained an influx of gold, a new army, and saved the day at the Wall. Heading into Season 5, actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Stannis’ Hand, Davos, shares some insight on Stannis’ line of thought in the new season.


“George [R. R. Martin] said a really interesting thing,” Liam reveals to Pop Sugar. “I saw an interview where he was asked about Stannis. And he said what’s interesting, what has changed in Stannis’ thinking about everything, is from wanting to be king and saving the realm, it’s now the other way around. It’s now saving the realm that will make him king, so there’s been a 180 in the thinking, in a sense. So it’ll be interesting where this goes. We’re right up north of Westeros, and obviously we have our eye on King's Landing, but we’ve got get south, so it will be interesting, what I presume will be that journey to get south, and what happens along the way.”

Stannis’ new motivations seem to make him more qualified than ever to be king. He was already the rightful heir, but knowing that he genuinely cares about the well-being of the realm really puts him in our good graces. If he makes his way south in Season 5, like Liam is predicting, we may find ourselves cheering for the least-fun Baratheon brother for the first time ever. Stannis! Stannis! Stannis!

Source: Pop Sugar