This really confuses me...
Sandor Clegane: Murders Mycah and laughs about it, becomes enamored with 11 year old Sansa, intimidates and mocks her several times, holds her at knifepoint, tells her he enjoys killing, says men women and children are just meat and he’s the butcher, never really shows remorse for his actions.
Many Asoiaf fans: Omg, he’s so badass and misunderstood!! He cares about Sansa in his own way, they’re like Beauty & The Beast, it’s so romantic! He had a horrible childhood, I feel so bad for him!
Theon Greyjoy: Decides to side with his blood family, takes Winterfell, allows Ramsay to murder the two Miller’s Boys, immediately has horrible guilty nightmares afterwards, gets captured and tortured by Ramsay, regrets all he has done, eventually finds the courage to escape and rescues Jeyne Poole in the process.
Many of the exact same Asoiaf fans: He’s a monster!! He betrayed the Starks and murdered children, he can never be redeemed! He deserved what Ramsay did to him, JUSTICE FOR THE MILLER’S BOYS!!
This is something I’ve never understood about the Asoiaf fandom and probably will never understand.
For the record, I have no problem whatsoever with people liking Sandor and I don’t even hate the guy myself. What I don’t understand is why many people insist on making excuses for all of his actions while contradicting themselves at the same time by holding other characters up to higher standards. So Sandor has a few funny one-liners so that cancels out all he has done? I just don’t get it.