yolkboy, on 07 August 2012 - 07:54 PM, said:
The Starks are (were) the biggest champions of the NW, among Mances main enemies. Ned would have beheaded Mance for being a turncloak. So dont be too sure he likes the Starks. I'm sure there were other hints he didnt like them but my brain is mush, sorry.
“You ought to thank me for killing your enemy,” Jon said finally, “and curse me for killing your friend.”
The NW is no longer Mance's enemy. Mance didn't just become the King beyond the Wall for fun, he did it for a reason, the Others. The Starks, the Night's Watch, they aren't the real enemy, they are just in the way. besides, what does killing a small child accomplish? Nothing! He's not the heir, he's the second son. Kill Ned or Catelyn or Robb, that'd make sense. But Bran? Literally no motive there (unless he secretly knows that Bran is a Greenseer through secret magic). Mance already has had quite a few surprises for us.