Was Eddard Stark a Warg?Eddard Stark Warg
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:39 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:08 AM
He even had to be coaxed into letting his kids keep the baby wolves. I don't think he was considering wargs and such at that time.
But, the Starks have been known to be wargs in the past so I'm sure he knows of this. Just that it probably hasn't happened in the recent times that he doesn't consider it at all.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:11 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:29 AM
I don't think that logic applies here. At least three of his children (that's three out of six) are wargs - Jon, Bran and Arya. Maybe Sansa would have been one too if Lady hadn't died so soon. And we don't know about Robb or Rickon since we never get their POV.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:50 AM
He might have had the talent, but never the opportunity. Even if a Direwolfe had made it South of the wall before AGOT, Ned would have been too far South to connect with it.
IM(N)HO, the only Starks who can truly Warg are Jon, Arya, Bran, and Rickon.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:58 AM
Edited by Ororo727, 26 February 2012 - 03:59 AM.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:08 AM
He may have had the "gene", but I think the Starks had to bond with a direwolf to trigger the abilty. No direwolf for The Ned, no warging.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:03 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:27 PM
Wargs are rare, 1 in 1,000. That six — yes, six — Starks of the same generation were born wargs is an anomaly of the highest order. Statistically it's almost impossible (like 10 to the -18th power), but it happened. That doesn't mean, in general, wargs aren't rare, because they are. Think of the Stark kids as freak accidents, if it was an accident.
And no, I don't think Ned was a warg.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:52 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:56 PM
Might have been cool, but I think it's better if he wasn't.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:57 PM
Shireen also has dreams about dragons eating her, that doesn't mean she's a warg. That was just foreshadowing imo.
I'm pretty sure Ned was not a warg, I thought GRRM said so. At the very least he said that genetics don't work as in the real world, that there's magic involved in it so the fact that his kids are wargs doesn't mean a whole lot
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:05 PM
Untrue, at least for Jon and Arya. Janos Slynt called Jon a warg and Jon did not deny it nor did he act as though he had no idea what that even meant. The wildlings also explained a bit to him. Jon is also very aware of when he's warged Ghost. Arya knows that she has seen the Kindly Man through a cats eyes and she knew that she had skinchanged into Nymeria when she pulled her mother from the river. Both of them have at least figured it out. We can't know about Rickon and Robb because neither of them had POVs. I think we don't get anything from Sansa yet because since Lady died, she hasn't exactly been around the types of animals we've seen being warged.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:32 PM
Despite his demeanor, value on Stark tradition and sense of personal faith, he appeared to be a logical type of character who also valued simplicity and peace.
Overall, likely that he wasn't one. The Stark kids are sort of a special case, kids who are swamped with many difficult obstacles and tests, facing them all on their own without trusted guards, parents, or other family members - and also dealing with the threat against the survival of the family itself, something that has become their responsbility to take back and uphold as the last surviving members of that line.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:36 PM
You have to think that Ned carried the 'warg trait' that is passed down from the Stark line.
I even think that Ned Stark still has a role to play in this story.
No one will believe me til it happens though.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:00 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:20 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:22 AM
I always thought the Stark children had become wargs because of the direwolves., And, seeing as Sansa lost hers, she couldn't be one anymore.