Does most of the fandom understand just how destructive Littlefinger is?
I think most ASOIAF/GoT fans understand Littlefinger is a bad guy because he screwed Ned over and he told Cat the dagger belonged to Tyrion.
That’s not the end of it, though. His villainy did not begin with lying to Catelyn about where that dagger came from.
Do most of the fandom register, and understand the implications thereof, that he conspired with Lysa Arryn to murder Jon Arryn and draw the Starks’ suspicions to the Lannisters? When you consider Lysa’s confession in ASOS, and you look back at the events of AGOT, do you understand just how thoroughly Ned and Cat got played? And how much of that danger came not from the Lannisters, but from Cat’s sister and foster brother?
Looking back at the events of AGOT, do you understand how the Lannisters were being attacked and vilified by Littlefinger and Lysa’s lies? Do you notice how every shitty thing the Lannisters did to the Starks was reactive (if sometimes disproportionate), not pre-emptive?
Do you even look back at the events of GoT and understand that the Lannisters did not kill Jon Arryn? Do you understand that when Ned was convinced the queen’s family had killed Lord Arryn, he was dangerously mistaken? With that knowledge in mind, do you ever consider how Ned and Cat’s actions may have appeared to the Lannisters?
Seriously, I’ll say it again: do you even register that the Lannisters did not kill Jon Arryn? The possibility that they “would have” killed him if Lysa hadn’t poisoned him first is irrelevant: they didn’t kill him.
Leaving out the White Walkers and focusing on just the political struggles, there is no more unambiguous villain in the series than Littlefinger. I’ve said it before and I still think so: if the Lannisters (especially Tywin and Cersei) didn’t exist, Littlefinger would’ve had to invent them.
Few centures ago Petyr Baelish lost his young lover. Some people said it was poison. Petyr wakes up in 21 century with all his memories and finds Sansa, who doesn’t remember anything. He tries to charm her, but what if he’ll lose her again?