King Robert Baratheon appreciation topic(no haters allowed)
Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:02 PM
What are you looking at you pig shits?
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:38 PM
He was a man's man, and he managed to have the humanity that those around him, except Ned and Barristan, lacked. When Barristan the Bold, a Kingsguard member sworn to the Targaryens who fought on the opposing side and killed a dozen of his comrades, was brought to him severely wounded and near death, Roose said to slit his throat. Robert replied he wouldn't kill a man for loyalty nor for fighting well, and sent Selmy to a maester to recieve medical attention.
Selmy said that while Robert was a bad king, he was a brave and chivalrous knight, and that's coming from Barristan the Bold.
Edited by Fire Eater, 17 August 2012 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:41 PM
All hail the one true king Robby b!
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:44 PM
I like him. He is a broken man. He wanted to be with Lyanna, a brat took her away from him and raped her, he fight to a war to get her back but he failed. Yet when he was fighting having the hope that he will have her back was happier than he was as a king. Don’t forget that he was a great fighter and he does a great favor to the Realm by killing the emo brat for an heir. After all Robert was a better king from most of the Targs. Of course he has flaws. Who hasn’t? This series is full of peoples who have flaws yet they are beloved (Jaime, Tyrion, Sandor, Bronn, Dany, Sansa, Cat etc.) He may have wronged himself and his wife’s children but he hadn’t wronged the realm the way the Targs did. He didn’t start a war with no reason just because he was power hungry like the cruel and brutal conquistador Aegon I, he wasn’t ruthless and brutal who kept numerous wives and executed them along with some maesters like Maegor I, he didn’t made his dragon eat his sister like Aegon II, he didn’t imprisoned his three sisters like the faith maniac Baelor I, he didn’t poisoned his nephew like Viserys II, he didn’t imprisoned his uncle like Maekar I, he wasn’t mad and start killing peoples or planed to burn down King’s Landing like Aerys II.
The only two thinks that I don’t like about him:
a) That he didn’t kill Dany. We wouldn’t have to read about her bitching and threatening that she will come to Westeros for the last 5 books. He must have completed his "I see no babes, only dragonspawn." belief years ago, so Ned wouldn’t know.
b ) He didn’t gave Stannis the Storm’s End
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:45 PM
No matter what craziness surrounded him, Robert could always find humor and enjoyment from the simple things in life (in Robert's case, it was women and booze) . That is definitely something I admire.
Forever brooding Ned Stark could have learned a lesson or two from his best buddy.
Edited by tallTale, 17 August 2012 - 04:49 PM.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:45 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:48 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:51 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:54 PM
He was a good guy and a fine man and if he lived through the books he would have kicked some asses, shame he died before the great wars started he would have liked them =)
Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:52 PM
You took the words right out of my mouth. I would buy that guy a drink anytime.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:03 PM
Thanks for ruining the spirit of the thread.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:11 PM
Which is the man who smashed in Rheagar's chest at the Trident.
Larger than life. I view him as the perfect King. A boisterous, friendly warrior. A hard partying, loving man. It was Arryn's job to rule the realm, so blame the woes and outcome of his reign (because everyone always forgets those 17 years of peace) on the Falcon.
Edited by unRobert, 17 August 2012 - 06:12 PM.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:16 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:20 PM
Edited by Saci Targaryen, 17 August 2012 - 06:22 PM.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:37 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:46 PM
And what did Jaime do? Nothing, he stood there quiet and humiliated while Robert insulted him and whored.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:52 PM
I thought we were talking about Robert... Jaime's fault is Jaime's fault.. Though he had his own ways of paying back, like banging Robert's wife in Estermont Castle in his room and on his bed while he was snoring...
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:07 PM