Forgive me bc I'm reading the books rn and haven't gotten to the part where Asha shows up yet but what are the differences between Yara and Asha that cause you to hate Yara? How is she different? Thank u for answering :o)
no worries, anon! asha greyjoy is a wonderful character, she’s so strong and brave and takes no shit from people who disrespect her. she’s also super cheeky and clever, which i love. i don’t want to give too much away from the books so i don’t spoil the plot for you.
as far as yara goes… what a mess. i liked her alright up until season 6. she wasn’t nearly as great as asha, but she wasn’t terrible. but then season 6 came, and the way she treated theon was abhorrent to me. she’s an absolutely terrible sister. when theon first came back to the iron islands, yara immediately berated him for “betraying him” at the dreadfort - ya know, when she tried to rescue him but he was incapable of going with her because of ramsay’s abuse, then she accused him of trying to usurp the salt throne from her. like???
and once they arrive in volantis, yara gets even worse - literally making theon get drunk and then telling him to either “get over” his years of abuse and trauma or kill himself. what good advice!!! what a great sister!! yara then proceeded to flaunt the fact that she could have sex with women and theon couldn’t right to his face, with, oh yeah, a sex slave in volantis. all prostitutes in volantis are slaves, they can’t say no, so yeah, yara raped a slave. what great lgbt representation!!!!
i’m not even mad at yara herself, well i am, i’m mad at d&d for destroying asha. like?? yara has no purpose other than queerbaiting, sex appeal, and adding to the show’s ~badass girl~ quota. i’m not here for that. that’s shitty representation and yara is a shitty character. and if yara survives long enough to see theon again, she’ll probably just berate him for “abandoning her” on that ship in 7x02 when euron was holding her captive. cause ya know, his feelings and ptsd don’t matter, apparently. can you tell i’m bitter???