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Subj: Re: Not from her own point of view, no
Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 at 08:20:04 pm EDT (Viewed 212 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Not from her own point of view, no
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 at 04:23:04 pm EDT (Viewed 199 times)


    I presented the post as a kind of view from Cersei's persepctive. I don't think I was clear about that.

Well, of course Cersei doesn't think of herself as evil. Few people do.

    However her view of protecting Joffrey and co, is comarable to Jon protecting his nephew. Both are willing to lie to keep them safe.

You mean, Ned, not Jon, but again, this is only superficially similar. As UM pointed out, Ned is actively suppressing Jon's right to the throne. Cersei is trying to steal the throne for Joffrey.

    I think killing Ned would have been easier. I just can't see Ned being sent to the Black with everyone thinking he was a traitor. Thorne would have constantly abused him as would the other men judged by him. Unless Cersei had both Sansa and Arya (which was part of the plan). It didn't stop Robb from attacking Joffrey's armies either.

Ned would have invariably been under the protection of Lord Commander Mormont and Maester Aemon in the Night's Watch and been treated differently given his previous position regardless of Night's Watch rules. It's no coincidence that Benjen happened to be First Ranger at the time. How Ned would be treated in the Night's Watch is beyond Cersei's knowledge anyway. Robb and the North would have a more difficult time mustering forces for an apparent living traitor than a dead martyr.

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