Originally Posted by ACt
Yeah, but that's the problem with real life - very tough to find actors who are both large and agile. From my memory, the Clegane brothers were both excellent warriors beyond being brutes. Hard to kill and fight because they were big, strong and fast whereas in the show they just chop people in half. Monsters. And Sandor is supposed to be the quick one. Bronn's advantage was also being unnoble in his manner (victory at the Eyrie). They've also made Bronn far more sauve in this show which gives him more mystique. He was a brute himself, albeit an intelligent brute, in the books.
There were few who could match the Clegane brothers (couple of the Kingsguard, Jamie especially, Briene on some level, one or two of the Night's watch and, of course, the Red Viper.) so I still would say Bronn would lose. But I see how the show makes the case against it.
Pretty much this. There are several times in the books where Sandor is talked about as being one of the most talented swordsmen in Westeros. Jamie (who himself is one, if not the best) admits this a few times. I just like the character a lot, there's a great duality to him. He's brutal and severe, but you can tell there's a heart in there somewhere. His brother on the other hand appears to be a complete sociopath, basically someone you want dead in the worst way possible.
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