Littlefinger has become a caricature of himself in Game of Thrones

Littlefinger Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones' arch-schemer has become somewhat comical in his actions.

This article contains minor spoilers for Game of Thrones.

In the early seasons of Game of Thrones, the whispered conversations between Varys and Littlefinger were among the best on television.

Here were two characters whose power was foolishly underestimated by those who regarded themselves as major players, and it is no surprise that years later the duo remain while so many others have met their maker.

Aside from his baffling accent, the key thing fans love about Petyr Baelish is his ability to scheme with the best of them; to play games where others think there is no game to play and to keep more balls in the air than it is possible to count.

The problem is, now in its sixth season Game of Thrones has turned Littlefinger into little more than a caricature of himself; a man making every new decision with a glint in his eye long after his decisions stopped making sense.

Of course in part that is the point: Littlefinger thrives in chaos and knows the best time to seize power is when all his challengers have destroyed each other. But forgive me for getting bored of it all.

The latest episode of Game of Thrones brought Petyr back into the fold, with the knights of the Vale finally set to do something after five years of protecting somewhere it is impossible to attack.

As a result, they would be forgiven for being a bit rusty, but whatever the result of the battle for Winterfell – and surely it is only going one way – Littlefinger has exhausted the goodwill of this viewer and only one mighty fine twist will stop me from seeing him as nothing more than an indecisive egotist whose relevance has long been lost.