Originally Posted by Anti Hero
I have pretty much the same q's as you.. but in particular am curious about the bolded. How did he become king, why did he lead the rebellion when it seems that it started with the murder of Neds family members, and why did he marry the lady lannister?
robert loved ned's sister very much, and in fact he still loves her to this day. the mad king's brother raped and murdered her. also, robert and ned are like brothers, they were raised together. he married into the lannister family for political reasons, he never loved her, or her him.