Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
Ned and Stannis both have the same fatal flaw: They do what is right no matter the cost.
I don't know about that. We can infer from the books - and the TV show will likely make plain - that Stannis is shagging Mel. Plus Mel uses their shagging to produce black magic that assassinates Renly. It's not quite clear to what extent Stannis is aware of that plot, but I think he was probably in on it. Stannis is a very rigid man and has a certain code, but he's certainly willing to do unsavory things to further his campaign for the throne.
"I'll see you in another life, brother."