slavchen Posted August 19, 2013 Share Posted August 19, 2013 I've been re-reading ASoS lately, and I found myself looking for possible poisoners of Joffrey. The thing is, it feels like there were several parties interested in his demise.The most obvious party is, of course, Littlefinger and the Tyrells (or at least, Lady Olenna). There is a lot of evidence for it: Dontos (acting on Littlefinger's orders) gave Sansa the hair net with the strangler, which she had to wear at the wedding feast. During the feast, the Queen of Thorns touched Sansa's hair (twice!) to smooth her hair (and to take a strangler without notice), after which she had plenty of opportunity to poison the king's wine (especially after the incident with the dwarves). And finally, Littlefinger himself later admitted conspiring with Lady Olenna. However, they are not the only ones who could poison Joffrey.My second suspect is the Red Viper. He had a very interesting chat with Tyrion earlier that morning about king Viserys who poisoned his nephew, Baelor the Blessed, to save the realm from his follies (just after Joff had chopped to pieces "The Lives of Four Kings", Tyrion's wedding gift). So Oberyn poisons Joffrey, blame for killing the nephew falls on Tyrion, and then the Viper comes out as Tyrion's champion against Ser Gregor Clegane, whom he wants to kill to avenge Elia of Dorne. Besides, Oberyn Martell's love for poisons is well known, and he had a poisoned spear during his duel with the Mountain. And finally, when asked directly by Tyrion whether or not he had poisoned the King, the Viper neither agrees nor disagrees.And the last convict - Tywin Lannister. Joffrey's attitude had got worse lately, he'd became uncontrollable and dangerous, so Tywin could conspire with Pycelle or Varys to get rid of the king, so that reign might pass to more controllable Tommen (however, this is just a suggestion).So what do you think, could there be more poisoners? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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