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  1. Geddus

    Ned wasn’t a true Stark

    Sure, agree to disagree, no problems for me (even tho I agree with you on almost everything).
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    Ned wasn’t a true Stark

    I don't think that was a no-win scenario because the two options are not comparable: dishonoring a woman is one thing, breaking his word to one of his bannermen is something else entirely.
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    Ned wasn’t a true Stark

    If Robb had inherited his father's sense of honour he would have married lord Frey's daughter. He didn't, because he didn't actually understand his father.
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    In defense of Lady Lysa Arryn

    I think it's mainly nurture: Joffrey's the result of Cersei's focused parenting efforts. He doesn't seem mad to me, only a not very smart, extremely spoiled bully with unlimited power.
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    In defense of Lady Lysa Arryn

    Yes but that was after the catspaw, at that point it was obvious that someone wanted Bran dead and it was just a matter of connecting the dots. Before that, tho, the boy's fall had been considered an accident by everyone.
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    In defense of Lady Lysa Arryn

    After Bran's fall, the only reason Ned went South was because he wanted to protect Robert. Without Lysa's letter he would have remained in Winterfell, so no war. I'm not sure the truth about Jaime's attempted murder of Bran would have come out, the boy didn't remember anything (still doesn't, I think?) and there was no reason to suspect foul play. Sure, there's always the catspaw but I'm not sure he would have managed to enter into Bran's room with a fully manned Winterfell; the man wasn't exactly brilliant.
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    What was Cat thinking kidnapping Tyrion?

    I'm not sure about this but I recall Catelyn wanted to bring Tyrion to King's Landing so that he could be tried by Robert or something like that (man, I'd have paid to see Littlefinger's face if things went that way). She chose to go through the Vale so that they wouldn't be intercepted; it was a good plan, she just didn't, and couldn't, know who Lysa had become. What I don't understand is her reasoning for taking Tyrion in the first place: she doesn't want him talking to his sibilings because they might get suspicious so she arrests / kidnaps him. Because that is not going to elicit a response, at all.
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    Failure Analysis: Ned and Robb

    Yes, that's why he fought the Lannisters off in the first place. But they weren't his lands, no one could have faulted him for going back home once he'd done that.
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    Could Rhaegar have fought for the other side?

    Oh I agree, a miserable marriage isn't fun. But unless one member of the couple is Ramsay Bolton or Cersei it's not the end of the world either, there are many ways to make it tolerable.
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    Could Rhaegar have fought for the other side?

    Yeah, if she ran away she really was short-sighted. Maybe she couldn't have predicted a war but some fallout had to be expected. As I said, being 15 she gets a pass. She's expected to do her duty to her family. She's a noblewoman and as such she has privileges almost everyone else in Westeros can only dream of. One of the few prices nobility has to pay for said privileges is that a lord's children don't get to choose their spouses, doesn't seem like a big deal to me. Rhaegar, assuming he did it all for love, is completely unjustifiable. He was the crown prince, his duty was way bigger and more important than Lyanna's. He abandoned the kingdom, his wife and his children in the hands of a madman. No, they're not the same, the one who has a wife and children and runs away with a 15-years-old is way worse, obviously.
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    Failure Analysis: Ned and Robb

    Because as a king he had too many enemies. Also, because at that point he couldn't retreat back North without leaving half his kingdom unprotected.
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    Failure Analysis: Ned and Robb

    1. Ned should have waited for his daughters to leave the city before confronting Cersei (and frankly it's quite unbelievable that he didn't, I always thought that's an instance of cheating by GRRM). He would have still been taken prisoner but the Lannisters' position would have been much, much weaker. 2. No, I think Robb was doomed the moment he was declared king of the North and Riverlands.
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    Could Rhaegar have fought for the other side?

    I think she would accept, probably grudgingly, that it's her duty. She's wild but she respects her father and her name, running away would be completely irresponsible and a big "fuck you" to her whole family, I just don't see Arya doing that. I'm talking about the Arya that could have been without the tragedies she went through, not the girl trained by the Faceless Men. Lyanna thought that about Robert because of a bastard (Mya Stone) he had sired long before any betrothal. Maybe she was right, maybe not but such a judgement seems kind of unfair, at that point. And if it comes out she really ran away with a married man it becomes a big pile of BS. About the bastards: there are two from the Westerlands which Cersei "disappeared" along with their mother, IIRC. But that's beside the point, there's nothing that suggests Robert fathered other children before the rebellion.
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    Could Rhaegar have fought for the other side?

    Yes, I think Arya would, she's not an idiot. And young Robert wasn't a drunk and he had fathered exactly one bastard, long before his betrothal to Lyanna.
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    Could Rhaegar have fought for the other side?

    Lyanna being angry for having to marry Bobby B sounds too... modern to me. Westerosi, especially if they're of noble birth, don't get to choose their spouse unless they're a lord, that's how it works for both men and women and everyone knows that. It sounds strange to me that Lyanna, who surely had known since she was old enough to understand that she would have been expected to marry whoever lord Rickard chose for her, would resent her father for having her betrothed to one of the most eligible men in the entire realm. Of course it's possible she felt that way but if she really did I think it would reflect very badly on her.
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