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Bk Ray

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Subj: Re: Was Cersei that bad?
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 at 06:32:38 pm EDT (Viewed 151 times)
Reply Subj: Was Cersei that bad?
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 at 10:07:44 am EDT (Viewed 152 times)


    Cersei - has 3 kids. 2 good, 1 crazy. Abused and neglected by her husband who makes no secret of cheating on her, again and again.
That doesn't excuse anything. And she was likely unfaithful to Robert with Jaime long before to begin with. Two wrong don't make a right, but I don't pity her one bit. She had lots of power and the way she chose to excert that power is what defined her.

    Then her husband's long lost mate comes down, sticking his nose in and decides that whilst he can lie to the King about children's parentage, it's not the same for another Great House. He then plots to see if he can get the children killed.
Ned didn't try to gain an advantage out of this. He did what he thought was just and right. Cercei did what she could out of ambition damn the consequences and those who stand between her and her goal. Justice of goodness had absolutely nothing to do with her choices and actions.

    Cersei doesn't take this and after years of abuse, knows the King has to be taken out of the picture. Ned, still clueless, decides to double down. He quickly decides once in a dungeon that it's better to retract his accusation. Cersei goes to lengths to prevent him from being killed.
Again, she was easily as bad long before she met Robert. She always did whatever she deemed necessary to get more power. Her concern were never for her victims, but for fear of getting caught. 

    Meanwhile Joffrey, who had his wrist ripped up by this man's daughter, then lost who he thinks is his father and then has the same man say his mother and father are incestous and his Uncle Jaime is his dad, decides to put a traitor to this death. Which is what Ned did in episode 1 to that man from the Night's Watch.
Except, the "poor" Joffrey is the one who is to blame for that injury and his mother was incestous and the king was not his father... Ned crime is telling the truth and Arya defending her friend. Ned even foolishly try to give Cercei a chance to get away with her children before he tell Roberts. Ned didn't want their blood on his hands. A gesture of mercy that costed him his head...

    Everthing Cersei does is for her kids.
Not at all. She does a lot for her kid, true, but even without them, she was always a self-serving b**ch that couldn't care less if someone had to die if that meant she could get a better glass of wine.

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