if I see one more friendzone joke in relation to Dany’s words to Jorah in 4x3, istg I’m going to scream.
Jorah isn’t doing the things he’s doing so that Dany will love him. As I’ve pointed out before, he was teaching her about the Dothraki and being there for her before he…
Yo have you even read the books
Jorah is shady as fuck and most definitely not doing everything for Dany’s own good.
lmfao have you even read the books
h a v e y o u e v e n r e a d t h e b o o k s
says literally every dumb fuck who can’t bother to make an actual text-based argument themselves
yes, yes i have read all five books, plus every TWOW excerpt that’s been released, plus just about every interview or extra article where Jorah Mormont or House Mormont is mentioned.
Yes, Jorah was originally spying on Daenerys (for the Baratheon small council, for a pardon), but he has since stopped and is now completely loyal to her. Obviously spying on her was very bad, and not in her best interest, but he has completely renounced that and all of his actions (and where did I ever say that he has never acted out of his own self-interest? reading comprehension: get some.)
As for “shady as fuck” - aren’t glib phrases so much fun? You can throw them out there as blanket statements instead of actually recognizing that a character is complex and complicated and three-dimensional. Go you!
Yes, he advised her to buy slaves (not because he endorses slavery, but because as her military adviser, it’s his job to give her every option that will get her to the Iron Throne).
Yes, he told her he loved her and kissed her, in an attempt to court her. It was awkward and sad and both of them ended up very uncomfortable afterward. But when she said she didn’t love him like that, he stopped and never brought it up again.
Yes, he didn’t initially trust Barristan (a traitor himself, technically) or Daario (a sellsword who has switched sides on more than one occasion and who has proven to be solely into fighting for the money and glory). Having a reasonable distrust doesn’t mean that he was trying to keep her from other people or that he wanted her to ONLY trust him—but it’s his job as head of her queensguard to protect her and make sure she stays alive.
Jorah Mormont, as of The Winds of Winter, has been twice exiled, made a slave, managed to get his freedom, and is now actively fighting for Daenerys’s side, even while no one knows where the hell she is. He could have gone home a number of times but he hasn’t. Of course he is staying in part because he loves her—but his love for Dany doesn’t negate the actions and decisions he has made as her sworn knight and as (former) Lord Commander of her Queensguard.