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  1. While I do believe Ned favors Arya over Sansa, I don't think Ned's reaction in this scene is due to that favoritism. Sansa heard the order, and knew what Ned had to do, Sansa went to her room knowing Lady was dead and was comforted by Jeyne and Septa Mordane. The last person she would want to comfort her would be Ned since he swung the sword. His reaction was based on thinking he had to tell Arya. Arya doesn't have a friend with them, doesn't get along with Mordane and is unpredictable with her mouth and actions. That all contributes to the dread he felt. I also don't think his favoritism is his fault. In addition to Arya looking and acting like Lyanna, Cat obviously favors Sansa, and thus Ned feels he has to overcompensate
  2. My thoughts were the Red Wedding might not occur. First, Robb would want to see Arya, be there for the exchange, but he also wants to appease Walder Frey, so he might decide to send Edmure and the Riverlords to the Twins for the Wedding, while he goes South to meet the Brotherhood Second, Arya is still promised to Elmar Frey, thus Walder may not be too keen to help Roose become Warden of the North, when his own Grandson would be married to a princess.
  3. I know most people hate the What If questions, but this one is worth considering. We see time and time throughout the story where the lack of timely information seriously impacts the story and characters, but I wonder how it would have affected Robb's decisions if he had known Arya was still alive. Specifically, what if the Brotherhood would have sent Robb a raven from Acorn Hill demanding their ransom for Arya?
  4. As for the original question, I think Ned takes Lysa's warning very seriously. I don't think he goes to KL without the warning.
  5. I never understood why Arya was going in the first place. It made sense for Sansa and Bran before he was hurt, But you would have thought Cat would have known Arya was too wild to be in the capital.
  6. If Ned had left right after Robert dismissed him, then the War of the 5 Kings does not take place. Ned does not warn Cersie he knows of the incest, Robert isn't killed, and Ned isn't imprisoned. If Ned isn't imprisoned, then Rob doesn't call the banners, etc... The Mountain's attack on the Riverlands is dealt with by Robert, not Ned.
  7. I think Arya will come across Greywater Watch after she returns from Bravos and heads home. Any passage across the Narrow sea will bring her south which means she will eventually cross the Neck. I hope she finds Nymeria and they head North. The Cragomen keep watch over the Neck and Arya traveling with a Direwolf will get back to HR and he will come out of hiding to help her. Not sure if he will go North, but she will find Mormont and Glover there and will rally them to come North with her
  8. A good politician doesn't get himself killed for being kind.
  9. Robb was not a politician but neither was Ned. If anyone's political follies created the mess it was Ned for telling Cersie what he knew about the incest. Robb knew of honor, and that got him in trouble with Karstark, with Jeyne, and with Jamie.
  10. Is Jon already King in the books is a complicated question and the answer is based on which rules/ customs/ oaths you believe govern. You can argue that if you believe R+L=J that Jon was King of the 7K at birth, as long as FAegon is fake. You could also argue that Robb's will made Jon King of the North after the Red Wedding. But you can counter those arguments with the fact that Jon took the Night's Watch Vows.
  11. I too found it odd that Walder gave his prettiest maiden to Edmure and that he allowed the marriage to be consummated. If Roslin is his daughter, then why not hold on to her to try and get her a Lannister husband or a husband in another great house? I don't think Walder was planning to let Edmure free so the idea that he and Roslin would still rule Riverrun is not realistic. And if Roslin is his daughter and Walder just wanted to flaunt the fact that he did have a pretty daughter that Robb could have married, then why let them consummate the marriage. All it would take is a little delay in the bedding ceremony to have a couple of guards bust in and capture Edmure while the massacre took place downstairs. This way Roslin is still a maiden and unmarried and thus free to marry a more suitable person. It did seem "fortunate" that Roslin became pregnant that night. Maybe she was pregnant and this was Walder's way to avoid the shame.
  12. No way should he have been pardoned. The arguments against your reasons have been well laid out by others
  13. No, they couldn't stay in Winterfell. Someone would eventually come and assess the damage, and Bran and company could be in a worse situation. Luwin told them to flee, and to split up, but I do disagree with Bran going beyond the wall. However that is where George wanted him to go. They should have went to Castle Black, hoping Jon would be there. At least he could vouch for their identity and hide them. If they showed up on anyone else's doorstep, there's no way they would know for sure they would be believed.
  14. Jon has done all he can to warn the realm. No one would believe him because by the time he is Lord Commander Stannis is at the Wall and since the world is at war, no one would risk going there.
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