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: Petyr "Littlefinger" BaelishCharacter Journal
: Game of ThronesCanon Point
: End of 4x05, First of His NameAge
: https://v.dreamwidth.org/10369645/2525264Canon Character InformationAppearance
: He has dark hair and a goatee, shot through with patches of silver. He's a somewhat diminutive man, which is the origin of his nickname and also causes people to underestimate how dangerous he really is (just not physically). He has a long scar from his throat to his navel, courtesy of Brandon Stark, though this is covered with clothes.History
: From the books
, and from the TV show
: There are any number of words to describe Petyr Baelish: cunning, clever, devious, intelligent, manipulator. The most important of them is 'ambitious.' He gained his ambition at a young age, and it is what has driven his life every day since. Every action he takes is carefully calculated to further his ambitions, and he doesn't care who he steps on along the way to get what he wants, or who has to lose a head. He revels in creating chaos, and then exploiting that chaos for his own personal gain. He knows that others will be hurt by what he does, he just doesn't care (in contrast to Joffrey, who doesn't seem to comprehend the concept of others having feelings, and who enjoys being masochistically cruel).
His ambitions stem from incidents early in his life. He may be a lord, from a House with a sigil, but it's an impoverished house with no real power, and his entire life, he's felt like the members of the higher houses were looking down on him. When added to the humiliation he felt at knowing that Hoster Tully didn't think he was good enough for either of his daughter, Catelyn laughing at him, Brandon Stark nearly killing him in a duel, and Edmure Tully giving him the nickname that constantly reminds him how little his birthright is worth, he came away with a powerful lesson. Those he thought cared about him clearly didn't, and no one was going to help him, so he would have to help himself. He was rejected because of his low status, so the solution was to increase his status. And if he can't win with a sword, he'll win in another way instead, and grab as much power as he can get his hands on. He dislikes the name Littlefinger because it reminds him, and everyone else, of how little he once had.
He has an incredible ability to lull people into a false feeling of being able to trust him, at least until his plans become apparent and he no longer needs to keep up the charade. His diminutive stature and the fact that he's from a minor House with little land, money, or influence help him seem non-threatening at first, as well as his tendency to come across as helpful and friendly. Sansa doesn't realize she shouldn't trust him until it's too late; neither does Ned (and he even warned Ned). This includes an ability to play whatever role he needs to play (attentive husband to Lysa, caring “uncle”/stepfather to Robin) until it's not necessary to play it anymore.
Another major impetus for his actions is Catelyn Stark. She is the only person he has ever loved, and this controls much of what he does. He essentially tells Sansa that he orchestrated Joffrey's death because the Lannisters killed Cat (and also because of how Joffrey treated Sansa, onto whom his attention transferred when Cat died, due to Sansa's similarity to her mother). He takes Ned's bones to Cat as a gift in the hope that doing so will change things between them, but it fails to do so. He may have created the tension between the Starks and the Lannisters because it would lead to his own profit, but it also had the added benefit (to him) of turning Cat into a widow.
His ambitions haven't gotten him everything he wants, though. It's unclear what exactly it is that he does want, but he hasn't gotten it yet. All of the power he has gained for himself also hasn't made him happy, and it won't. He took the idea of 'this family doesn't care about me' and turned it into 'no one cares about me.' He made himself the victim of one humiliating episode in his youth and steeled himself against everyone and everything since then. If he thought anyone cared about him, he might care about anyone else, but he has turned everyone against him in his quest for power.
He adheres to his own brand of loyalty – to power, and to those who can get him that power. He's not above throwing them to the wolves and switching sides if someone more powerful comes along though. His number one loyalty is to himself. Although there is no real evidence one way or the other, he doesn't seem to be a particularly religious man, loyal to one god or another. It was he himself, after all, who got him what he has now, not the gods. And he has never seen the gods save anyone from the fate he (or any other person) created for them. It was the gods who made each person what they are, but as he has shown, they don't have to say that way. Everything he has, he has himself and himself alone to thank for it. There's no one he trusts more than himself, after all; in fact there's no one he trusts at all. Including the gods, who gave him so little. He doesn't count on the gods to give him anything – he gains it for himself.
He doesn't like to get his hands dirty – he makes the plans, then pays someone to do the work, or waits until events follow to their natural conclusion, and makes sure there's nothing that leads indisputably back to him. He's patient enough to wait years, if he has to, for his plans to reach their end, but flexible enough to see an opportunity and take advantage of it. He firmly believes that if your enemies don't know what you want, then they won't know what you're going to do next, and doesn't think that anyone knows what he wants (which maybe they don't, as he tends to answer that question with “everything” or no answer at all); the one thing that can be counted on with him is that he shouldn't be trusted, and he's probably behind every scheme in King's Landing.
There's a saying in Westeros: a Lannister always pays his debts. So does Petyr Baelish. It's just not always clear what those debts are. He arranged Joffrey's death, by his own admission, for what the Lannisters did to Catelyn (and also for what Joffrey did to Sansa). When he discovered that one of his spies, Ros, was spying on him for Varys, he arranged her death as well. He's not a man to be crossed.
It all comes down to ambition though. Look how far he's brought House Baelish already. Foreign sellsword to Westerosi lord of a major holding in only four generations, and he's not done yet. Powers/Abilities/Talents
: He's good with handling finances, able to make money appear as if from nowhere. He's a master manipulator. AU/CR AU Addendum
: N/AWhat 4 items would you like your character to have with them on the island during their stay
? The favor that Catelyn Tully gave to Brandon Stark, the necklace he gave Sansa, a Westerosi gold coin, a scroll bearing the sigil of House Baelish (a titan's head)Samples
- Can be linkedFirst Person
: [He's a little unsure of how exactly how to use this communication device, but if he's got it figured out, it certainly seems more efficient than a raven. And it's less likely to be shot out of the sky, too. He makes sure to keep a neutral look on his face during his transmission, betraying nothing.]
Now that I've had a chance to get settled in, I would like to introduce myself. I am Petyr, of House Baelish. I was, until recently, Master of Coin for seven kingdoms. If there is anyone here in need of assistance with financial matters or keeping books, I can offer my services in this regard.[And now for some more unpleasant business, which he really wishes he didn't have to do, but he is aware that he does. There's still no change to the expression on his face, or any hint of why he might be making this request.]
I will also be requiring a bodyguard, if there is anyone here who could provide such a service. We can work out the details.Third Person
: TDMFinally, out of the 4 words, pick one: Chimes, lake, gravel, or sun