anonymous asked:

is it simply another sign of Roberts incompetence that he didn't demand that the houses that fought against him the rebellion surrender hostages to the throne. Such as Garlan Tyrell?

No, I think Robert actively did that to promote reconciliation between the loyalists and the rebels. What’s more, it worked. Compare the paranoia after the Blackfyre Rebellions (”red or black was a dangerous question”) to the unity after Robert’s Rebellion (”a maiden could walk down the Kingsroad in her name-day gown”) and you can see the difference.

Thanks for the question, Anon.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King

so wtf is wrong with robert baratheon??

ROBERT BARATHEON: (To Arya) Your name is?

ROBERT BARATHEON: (To Bran) Ooh. Show us your muscles. You’ll be a soldier.

ROBERT BARATHEON: (To Ned) I have a son, you have a daughter. We’ll join our Houses.

ROBERT BARATHEON: (about Daenerys) Soon enough that child will spread her legs and start breeding.

ROBERT BARATHEON: A direwolf’s no pet. Get her a dog. She’ll be happier for it.

ROBERT BARATHEON: There’s a war coming, Ned. I don’t know when, I don’t know who we’ll be fighting, but it’s coming.