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if boros blount were in jaimes position would he have done the same?


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#1 Sansa_Stark

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:44 PM

to aerys? y/n

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:58 PM

i think he would have

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:59 PM

Yes.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:03 AM

Killing the King thus breaking the Kingsguard oath requires much more courage than simply not defending him. I think he would have closed himself into a cabinet the instant the sack of King's Landing began and shouted "I YIELD" at the first Lannister man-at-arm opening it.

Edited by Blede, 15 June 2013 - 12:06 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:07 AM

Killing the King thus breaking the Kingsguard oath requires much more courage than simply not defending him. I think he would have closed himself into a cabinet the instant the sack of King's Landing began and shouted "I YIELD" at the first Lannister man-at-arm opening it.

living with dishonor takes less courage than dying by fire

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:08 AM

The moment he found out what Aerys was going to do, he'd have made a desperate attempt to get the hell of King's Landing. His priority, I think, is always his own skin.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:10 AM

The moment he found out what Aerys was going to do, he'd have made a desperate attempt to get the hell of King's Landing. His priority, I think, is always his own skin.

jaimes solution was easier and would better insure his survival

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:13 AM

jaimes solution was easier and would better insure his survival


But it requires the courage to face the inevitable backlash when people find out what he did. Boros doesn't have that courage. Nor would he have the conviction to follow Aerys into a fiery grave.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:15 AM

But it requires the courage to face the inevitable backlash when people find out what he did. Boros doesn't have that courage. Nor would he have the conviction to follow Aerys into a fiery grave.

pretty sure everyone knows boros is a dishonorable loser. kingslayer or no i dont think hes going to risk his life a bit more just because he is scared what others think

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:16 AM

pretty sure everyone knows boros is a dishonorable loser. kingslayer or no i dont think hes going to risk his life a bit more just because he is scared what others think


Doesn't matter what they think. It matters what they do. He doesn't have a prestigious backer like Tywin Lannister or the skills Jaime possesses. If he had been found as a Kingslayer, they would have executed him or sent him to the wall.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:18 AM

Doesn't matter what they think. It matters what they do. He doesn't have a prestigious backer like Tywin Lannister or the skills Jaime possesses. If he had been found as a Kingslayer, they would have executed him or sent him to the wall.

so does that mean jaime only went with kingslaying because his dad would protect him afterwards

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:23 AM

so does that mean jaime only went with kingslaying because his dad would protect him afterwards


No, Jaime doesn't think like that. But were Boros Blount so completely in Jaime's shoes that he had the wealthiest lord in the Seven Kingdoms for a father, critical to the stability of the new king's realm, as well as himself being one of the finest swordsmen alive, would he have done what Jaime did?
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Yeah, probably. He has neither the father nor the skills, though, and would have been every bit as expendable at that time as he is now.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:24 AM

No, Jaime doesn't think like that. But were Boros Blount so completely in Jaime's shoes that he had the wealthiest lord in the Seven Kingdoms for a father, critical to the stability of the new king's realm, as well as himself being one of the finest swordsmen alive, would he have done what Jaime did?
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Yeah, probably. He has neither the father nor the skills, though, and would have been every bit as expendable at that time as he is now.

so what jaime did wasnt because of bravery or altruism as much as it was to save his own hide

#14 Gurkhal

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:53 AM

Indeed, Blount as we know him would not have made any attempt to do anything but save his own skin. He might have been different ten years ago but we can't say.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:42 AM

Nope. He's too big of an idiot and an even bigger coward.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:46 AM

Nay-no.