Jaehaerys Sand, on 04 May 2012 - 03:52 PM, said:
You act as though Myrcella should have been in any danger.
She was in danger. Cersei understood this, knew the reason, and told Tyrion the reason.
If Myrcella had been openly attacked, the Martells would have the respect of the Frey's post Red Wedding.
So? A person who hates you can hurt you without doing so "openly". Especially when that person has your daughter completely in his power. Doran never has to admit he MEANT to hurt Myrcella (even if he did mean to). But of course, it is not just Doran and the Martells that Tyrion should have been worried about. There's all the Sand Snakes and the Darkstar-types too.
Sure. Cersei will never believe Doran's protestations of innocence, if harm comes to Myrcella. Doran understands this, and knows that Myrcella's death means war. But as for everyone else ... all Doran has to do is win the war, and his version of history will prevail.
Edited by Fearsome Fred, 04 May 2012 - 06:03 PM.