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What if Eddard Stark told Robert Baratheon about his "children" while he was on his deathbed?


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If Ned told Robert Baratheon about Jaime and Cersei Lannister's secret incestuos relationship and told him everything that he had learned while he was in Kings Landing then what would Robert Baratheon have done? And more importantly would Roberts small council and his kings guard listen to him?  He was fatally wounded and near death after all, would the council and the kings guard still carry out his commands? Cersei would probably tell the court that Eddard Stark had tricked him and that Robert was to ill to comprehend what Eddard told him. Also Littlefinger would probably have still payed off the gold cloaks to betray Ned. What do you guys think? Would it have ended differently? Or would a similar situation arise where Robert dies and Ned is branded a traitor?

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I think Ned was right that not only Cersei and Jaime would have died, but the kids likely would have died as well.  Their only salvation was if Robert didn't resist for long enough to see the other carried out, but assuming he did, then either they're dead or at least Robert sends an order to all the noble houses with the news, and there's a civil war still, but on much shakier ground for the Lannisters.

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And if he did tell Robert, and he did carry out orders to arrest and/or execute both Cersei and Jaime and the children, likely the crown would have gone to Stannis, but then, it likely wouldn't have mattered either, seeing as Renly was also ready to claim it to himself. In the end, they'd likely have a war in their hands either way

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There is a strong possibility that it would not matter. Robert was on his deathbed and people tend to forgive and forget when dying (thou this might not be true for such a guy). Maybe he simply wouldn't care.

On the other hand, if he cared, if Jamie, Cersie and the kids got killed. Well, Tywin would rebel for the starts, Stormlands and the Reach might still go with Renly... there would still be a bloody war.

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Aegon IV legitimized his bastards on his deathbed, so at least the King's last wishes are respected when someone is there to listen to them. If Ned had told, Robert would definitely have done something, as he didn't like Cersei and didn't have a positive opinion of Joffrey.

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