Lannisters do have a certain pride. Arrogance, some might call it. Arrogance and avarice and lust for power.
I’m not dead either.
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“My son. How could I have made a son like that, Ned?”
“He’s only a boy,” Ned said awkwardly. He had small liking for Prince Joffrey, but he could hear the pain in Robert’s voice. “Have you forgotten how wild you were at his age?”
“It would not trouble me if the boy was wild, Ned. You don’t know him as I do.”
#i don’t expect you to like joff #i don’t like joff #he’s dreadful #but it’s useful to remember #that he’s the product of a perfect storm of lannister ambition and baratheon anxious masculinity #joff is westerosi politics #personified