You know D.B. Weiss and David Benioff’s hatred of Stannis Baratheon is getting out of hand when they make a Season 4 poster for Tormund Giantsbane, but not for Stannis.
Fuck those guys. Seriously. FUCK. THOSE. GUYS.
How is this proof they hate Stannis given that the HBO…
D&D have made it pretty clear that they are very anti-Stannis, not just in their interviews, but in their portrayal of him in the show. Most show-only fans I know think we’re supposed to hate him. There’s a short YouTube video that gives a really good explanation of how D&D and HBO have ruined Stannis’s character; if you’re interested, search for the Top 10 Most Underrated Game of Thrones Characters by Danzie Reviews. Stannis was rightfully given the number 1 spot.
I really don’t think Tormund Giantsbane is important enough to have his own poster (at least not in the show). The posters should be reserved for major characters, and I would say that Tormund is more of a side character.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that there really is no reason for HBO to do this, other than to divert attention away from Stannis. This all comes down to D&D’s opinion of him. They think Stannis is boring and unimportant, and HBO is following their lead.