He truly does love his sister and will do anything, no matter how rash, to stay close to her.
Ned is convinced by Varys that if he goes to his death honorably, as he is prepared to do, his daughters will suffer for it.
Under his reign, the realm has been bankrupted, and Robert is deeply in debt to his wife's family.
Killed while hunting, he unknowingly leaves no rightful heir behind.
The characters from the American medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones are based on their respective counterparts from author George R. Ned Stark (season 1, 6-7) portrayed by Sean Bean in season 1 as an adult, and by Sebastian Croft in season 6 as a child, and Robert Aramayo in season 6 and 7 as a young adult.
Set in a fictional universe that has been referred to so far as "The Known World," the series follows a civil war for the Iron Throne of the continent of Westeros, fought between the rival royal and noble families and their respective supporters.