gendry's (mis)characterization in fanfiction
hey, i saw how you tagged that post about mischaracterisation in fics with gendry and i’d be interested to hear from you about ways you agree fic writers have warped his character into some fanon personality?
(asked by anonymous)
alright sure! first of though, i just want to say that this of course doesn’t go for ALL fic writers/fics (although it is for a handful of them), and i refuse to point out any specific writers and/or fics.
tl;dr: gendry is his own person who strives to live undefined by other people and/or social barriers, yet such barriers and those above him tend to conquer his efforts. gendry is not anyone’s character to mold freely; he has is own characterization, personality, and ideals. his lowborn status has shaped him as a character and is not something easily taken away from him, and arya is not the key to unlocking his introverted personality. gendry doesn’t need arya to survive (nor her for him), and he has a characterization that expands beyond the limits of her existence.
my full explanation is under the read more