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Unstable Molecule

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Bk Ray

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Subj: Re: Just throwing in examples.
Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 at 09:50:14 am EDT (Viewed 138 times)
Reply Subj: Just throwing in examples.
Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 at 04:37:57 am EDT (Viewed 123 times)

    Ned showed a lack of awarness amongst a lot of things and furthermore a lack of situational awarness. I honestly do think he was blinded more by 'appearing' honourable than 'being' honourable. The fact that Jaime saved everyone was something he couldn't entertain, because it would have meant Jaime was more honourable albeit in an unconventional way.
I think the reason Ned objected to Jamie was more a matter of bad timing.  When Ned entered the throne room during the Sack of King's Landing (the one from Robert's Rebellion, since there are now two), he saw the King's corpse and Jamie sitting on the Iron Throne.  He quite rightly thought Jamie was an oathbreaker and a kingslayer, and potentially even thought that Jamie did it to seize power for himself.  At the time the people with the greatest claim to the throne, assuming the Targaryens were deposed, were Robert and Ned, so seeing a young knight on the throne must have looked like an attempted coup.  

The one thing I blame Ned for was completely taking away Jon's agency.  The last thing Ned said to Jon was, "The next time I see you, I will tell you who your mother was."  Ned was going to wait for Jon to swear away his rights to power, to a wife, to children, before telling Jon that he could have been King.  Jon should be a lot more furious with Ned than he was shown to be.  Not cool Ned, not cool.  

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