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How will Robb Stark be remembered as in the long line of Stark Kings (and Lords)?

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Don't think its going to look too favorable for Robb Stark. but to the Northerners, they won't ever be able sit comfortably until every guilty party pays their fair share. Including the suspicious quick pardoning (Goodbrook, Moote etc)  by the Crown. Everyone might be viewed as a culprit. Severing ties below the Neck and only interacting with the rest of the 7k until its absolutely necessary for generations to come.

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I'm also talking about the repercussions long term.

 

Its going to take a lot more than a stark-targaryen riding down south to the riverlands, westerlands and the reach and burning them all.

 

Obviously, Tywin, Walder, Spicer, Bolton haven't thought about Northern people and their good memory.

 

But for now, they might as well their number or ravens because they arent going to pick up for a very long time.

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If Robb had just been defeated in war his legacy might have been unfavourable, but the manner of his death — being sacrilegiously betrayed and murdered along with so many of his men — will ensure that he is remembered as a martyr.

Particularly since his siblings/cousin will obviously promote his memory.

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How will Robb Stark be remembered as in the long line of Stark Kings (and Lords)?

As with any history, it largely depends on who wins.

If the Starks are the Yorks of this saga, then not very well.

If the Starks are the Lancasters of this saga then they will have faires celebrating their contributions to society, culture and civilization five hundred years later.

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10 hours ago, honorable men said:

Don't think its going to look too favorable for Robb Stark. but to the Northerners, they won't ever be able sit comfortably until every guilty party pays their fair share. Including the suspicious quick pardoning (Goodbrook, Moote etc)  by the Crown. Everyone might be viewed as a culprit. Severing ties below the Neck and only interacting with the rest of the 7k until its absolutely necessary for generations to come.

In the north, the Lord of winterfell who rebelled and lost.

Everywhere else, a rebel lord who lost.  Sort of like Balon.

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The current generations of Northerners, such as his family and the vassal Lords who fought beside him, for the most part will probably look at him favorably. But many generations down the line when there is no biased person left who knew Robb personally, he will probably be seen as one of the worst Kings in the history of the Kings of Winter. He is literally the first Stark to loose not only the North, but Winterfell, the Stark ancestral home. He also broke a marriage pact with one of his Lords to marry the daughter of a minor House, whose family where vassals to his biggest enemy. 

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12 hours ago, Canon Claude said:

Dying young and tragically will do wonders for your reputation and legacy.

Come on, it's not like there are any examples of this in real life. People like the Black Prince, Henry V, and Joan of Arc have all been properly evaluated by history and in no way, shape, or form have any kind of romantic aura attached to them!

As ridiculous as Englishmen speaking French!

Edited by Universal Sword Donor

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Whatever happens they'll be writing songs about the Young Wolf for another 8 thousand years. Some day, they'll even make big budget movies about it and novelizations that "dramatize" the events. The interesting part will be to see how the story changes over the centuries, which parts get embellished or what events from before, during, or after his time get added into his story.

 

They'll be a Tim Burton-esque version that is more generous to the Frey account, and an animated version Disney Westoros version where he survives the Red Wedding but that's his low moment, but he triumphantly turns the tables on his enemies.

Likely a popular version of the tale will be how it wasn't some Westerling he loved, but... a LANNISTER! Only the rest of Lannisters and even Robb's own bannermen and kin couldn't tolerate it, so ironically the two warring families conspired to murder the young lovers just so they could avoid peace and continue to kill each-other. So senseless.

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10 hours ago, Daemon The Black Dragon said:

Robb will be remembered as the King who lost the North to some and to others he'll be remembered as the Young Wolf, who never lost a battle.

This. 

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Ultimately, I think he'll just become a footnote in history: the Young Wolf who dared for a kingdom and lost. But, granted, that's more than what most Stark lords get, including Ned.

If he had won, of course, he would go down as a major historical figure, at least in the north.

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The war of 5 kings is the biggest and most significant occurrence in Westeros history; Robb was the most interesting character, if not from his flawless record or riding by Greywind, then by his staggering betryal and death.

If Robbs kingdom survives he'll be remembered as a hero, if Tommens/Roose does he'd be a topic of great controversy. Of course all likelyhood is that the maesters will erase Robb from history faster then the Others would

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