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Ned stopped the Assassination?

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Was Ned even more honourable than we thought....

After looking back through the seasons and knowing who Jon Snow really is now. Could this have influenced some of his decisions. One that stands out is his unwilling to be part of the assassination of Daenerys. Could this have been he knew this was more than likely Jons last living relative??

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22 hours ago, Samwell_Tarly said:

Was Ned even more honourable than we thought....

After looking back through the seasons and knowing who Jon Snow really is now. Could this have influenced some of his decisions. One that stands out is his unwilling to be part of the assassination of Daenerys. Could this have been he knew this was more than likely Jons last living relative??

Jon had plenty of living blood relatives - The Starks. But I think he stopped Daenerys because Jon. Dany is the same age as Jon it would have been like letting Robert kill Jon. He probably tried to stop other Targ from being killed but he wasn't in the government before. 

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Ned tried to stop the assassination attempt, and then he resigned when he couldn't prevent it.

It might be because he was fond of Jon and knew she was family to him, but I don't think that's the reason.
I think the actual reason is the one he gave: He considered Daenerys a innocent child, who was not to blame for her family's sins (a mentality that both Jon and Dany share), so killing her would be unhonorable, evil and wrong. Remember that he was disgusted by what the Lannisters did to the Targaryen babies during the sack of King's Landing too.

I always took the "wine merchant" who tried to poison Daenerys as the actual assassination attempt that he failed to prevent.

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I thought he did delay it though? 

In s1e2 Robert suggests it but Ned says no and it is only until she gets pregnant that Robert insists which forces Ned to resign. It's possible had they tried right after her wedding they might have been successful. 

I like to think that Ned and the choices we made played a huge role in influencing the people who are going to save Westeros including Daenerys. This is in contrast to Tywin who the person he most shaped - his daughter - is so warped by the lessons he taught that she is risking the destruction of the world.

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IMO, Ned opposed Robert in memory of the Elia and her children, murdered by the Lannisters. Also why he gave time to Cersei, to flee and save her children.

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