GAME OF THRONES NUMBER MEME; War of the Five Kings
the struggle that the maesters were calling the War of the Five Kings
And it is important that the individual books refer to the civil wars, but the series title reminds us constantly that the real issue lies in the North beyond the Wall. Stannis becomes one of the few characters fully to understand that, which is why in spite of everything he is a righteous man.
-George R. R. Martin
Next time a Stannis hater tries to use the argument that he’s evil or selfishly motivated, or a villan, pull this quote on them. It’s spelled out pretty clearly in the text and I know it’s shocking but sometimes a character actually means what they say.