Aebram Posted November 15, 2022 Share Posted November 15, 2022 (edited) I'm looking into the question of who hired the catspaw that tried to kill Bran Stark. It's somewhat difficult to research this, because the relevant text is scattered through the books, in several characters' POV chapters. The most popular theory seems to be that Joffrey did it; but I see several problems with that. In ASOS 60, Tyrion suspects Joffrey, but can't think of a motive ("The why of it still eluded him"). In ASOS 72, Jaime suspects that Joffrey did it to earn some praise from King Robert, who had said that it was better for Bran to die than to live as a cripple. But does this really make sense? Was Joffrey so eager for Robert's approval that he would arrange a murder to win some? Hence my question. What do we know of Joffrey's relationship with his supposed father? Were they close? Did Joffrey ever show any desire for approval or affection from Robert? I haven't done a reread in some time, but I don't recall anything like that. Have I forgotten something? Edited November 15, 2022 by Aebram Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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