Monday, April 9, 2012

AS SEEN ON TV: VARYS THE SPIDER


VARYS

CREATED BY:
George R.R. Martin

PLAYED BY:
Conleth Hill

AS SEEN IN:
'Game Of Thrones'

LOCATION:
Universe of Earth Prime-Time
(King's Landing, Westeros, Mondas)

From the "Game Of Thrones Wiki":
"Power resides where men believe it resides; 
it's a trick, a shadow on the wall, 
and a very small man can cast a very large shadow." 
Varys 

Varys, sometimes called The Spider, is a major character in 'Game of Thrones'. He is played by starring cast member Conleth Hill and d├ębuts in the third episode of the first season. Varys is a eunuch and the Master of Whisperers on the king's small council. He is a skilled manipulator and commands a network of informants across two continents.

Varys was born across the Narrow Sea. He is a eunuch and was castrated in his youth. He is a member of the King's small council, where he serves as Master of Whisperers, the King's foremost spymaster and intelligence agent. He holds no inherited title or land in Westeros, but is called 'Lord' as a courtesy due to his position on the council, which traditionally is made up of great lords. Varys is bald and tends towards fat. He has a gift for impersonation.

He is disparagingly known as 'The Spider' due to his vast web of intelligence sources. His sophisticated intelligence network spans both Westeros and Essos. He refers to his agents and sources of information as his 'little birds'. One of his jobs is to keep an eye on the movements of Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen and ensure they do not become a threat to King Robert's reign.

If I got to play any character in an RPG from this show, I think it would be Varys. I'd like to think I'd be such a power in the background, save for the unique aspect. Er, I mean the eunuch aspect.....

BCnU!

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