Monday, April 2, 2012


To celebrate the return of 'Game Of Thrones' for its second season, we'll be showcasing some of its characters all this week. (With the cast in this show, I could easily do this for a month!)

Last Friday, we featured Jon Snow as my tip of the hat to my brother on his birthday. (Jon is his favorite character.) And I was tempted to use Ned on Sunday, claiming that he would return for the full season as an April Fool's joke. But I liked my other choices better.

But we'll start off the week with him today....


George R.R. Martin

Sean Bean

'Game Of Thrones'

The Main TV Universe
(But on the planet Mondas)

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Eddard Stark, affectionately called "Ned" (and "the Ned" by members of the northern mountain clans), was head of House Stark, Lord of Winterfell, Lord Paramount of the North, and Warden of the North. He and Catelyn Tully have five children and he has a bastard son, Jon Snow. In the TV series, he is played by Sean Bean.

Eddard is in his mid-thirties. He has a long face, dark hair and grey eyes. His closely-trimmed beard is beginning to grey. He is neither as large nor as handsome as his brother Brandon was.

Eddard is known for his sense of honor and justice and his family finds him kind, although some consider his reserved personality a sign of coldness and disdain.

From the 'Game of Thrones' Wiki

Eddard Stark, also known by his friends as Ned, is a major character in Game of Thrones. He is played by starring cast member Sean Bean and debuts in the first episode of the first season. He only appears in the first season.

Eddard is the head of House Stark and Lord paramount of the North. He is a dedicated husband and father, a loyal friend and an honourable lord. He becomes Hand of the King to his lifelong friend Robert Baratheon when the previous hand dies in suspicious circumstances. He follows his predecessors footsteps and uncovers an incestuous relationship between Queen Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime Lannister. Robert dies after being injured while hunting and Eddard challenges the legitimacy of his successor Joffrey Baratheon. Eddard is betrayed by his political allies and arrested for treason. He confesses to the crime to protect his family but is nevertheless executed. The conflict between House Stark and House Lannister sets the stage for the War of the Four Kings.


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