Robb Stark

Robb Stark

    Game of Thrones
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Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Grew Up... as the eldest natural-born son of Ned Stark and his wife Catelyn. That means that Robb will succeed Ned as Lord of Winterfell. Robb gets along with all his siblings – sisters Sansa and Arya, and brothers Bran and Rickon – and his half-brother, the bastard-born Jon Snow. He’s even close to the Starks’ ward, Theon Greyjoy, who grew up with the Stark children.

Living... at the family’s ancestral home of Winterfell. Though still young, Robb is forced to grow up quickly when his father heads South to be the Hand of the King to Robert Baratheon. With Catelyn distracted by tending to Bran, who is crippled and near death from a mysterious fall from a high tower, Robb is basically running things at Winterfell.

Profession... noble-in-training. Since birth, Robb has been groomed by his parents to lead. With the political intrigue that soon ensnares his father, the time for Robb to step to the fore is arriving sooner than anyone thought.

Interests... his direwolf, Grey Wind. The fearsome and loyal wolf never leaves Robb’s side. Robb is also a skilled swordsman and fighter.

Relationship Status... single, for now. Robb pragmatically pledges to marry one of the distasteful Walder Frey’s many daughters in exchange for Frey joining the Starks’ side in the coming war. But logic doesn’t always apply to love. Making the promise to marry a Frey and keeping that promise might end up being two different things.

Challenge... leading the North once his father is imprisoned by the Lannisters. Robb is then called upon – demanded, really – to show fealty by kneeling before the Lannisters. Instead, he rallies the houses of the North behind him and declares war. He quickly shows a knack for military strategy, though winning battles isn’t always enough to win a war.

Personality... honorable, just, and bold. Robb is very much his father’s son, both for better and worse. Like Ned, he is a skilled military commander who inspires loyalty among the men he leads. Robb has a very strong sense of honor that drives both his personal and professional decisions. But expecting that others operate according to a similar moral code can leave someone like Robb vulnerable to more deceitful political operators. 


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