Sorry for another thread on Robb. Seems like everyday there is a new thread pondering what the Young Wolf should had done differently. It's all the threads about him that has got me thinking; out of all the characters in this series, was anyone more screwed over than him?
His mom betrays him, his brother (Theon) betrays him, his family (Uncle Edmure for example) lets him down, his bannermen didn't show enough respect for his judgment (Lord Karstark), and he had a complete Judas Iscariot in his midst (Roose)
I often see this belief that Robb was an idiot and had his death coming to him for making awful choices. Compared to any leader in this series though, were his poor decisions blatantly worse than any other poor choices made by other leaders in this story?
I will give you marrying Jeyne and breaking his promise to the Frey's (a promise his mother made for him that he did not give approval to or know about at the time) as arguably the worst decision anyone has made in this series. Besides that though, I think this notion that he made awful choices is overblown and fueled by the fact that he is dead.
So getting back to the original question of this thread, is there any other character in the series surrounded by such unloyal, inept, and opportunistic bannermen and family/friends as what Robb had to deal with during the WoT5K?
Edited by Robb_Warged, 02 August 2014 - 01:32 PM.