Craving Peaches Posted January 26 Share Posted January 26 8 hours ago, Aebram said: Cersei said that Robert said it (ASOS 72), but we have only her word about that. I don't see any reason for her to lie about that, and based on what Robert values he probably would see being crippled as a fate worse than death. 7 hours ago, Mourning Star said: But, to add to this, don't you think that a Stark child growing up is a deadly threat to Mance (a deserter) and the freefolk trying to invade the realm in the future? Yes, but Bran would be the least threatening child given that he can't walk, killing Robb would make more sense if Mance was going for something like this, and I still don't see how Mance had enough money, if he did have money, why he didn't hire someone better, and it still feels out of character for Mance to do something like this because I would not rank the Stark children high on the list of 'threats' Mance has to deal with. His main concern would be getting the Wildlings to cross the Wall, in which case Lord Commander Mormont, Ned Stark, the Umbers, Benjen etc. are all much more of an obstacle than Bran. The threat of Bran 'growing up' is much more remote than the issue these people cause. 7 hours ago, Jekse said: What makes you think this? Because Joffrey does care about his parents opinions, even if it doesn't seem obvious. The quote I posted earlier shows he took on board whatever Robert said, and he also listens to Cersei as shown here: Quote "Fear is better than love, Mother says." Joffrey pointed at Sansa. "She fears me." And there is an alternative reason that rather than seeking parental approval, he incorrectly thought it was the right thing to do because of what both his parents said. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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