Motivational Poster: The King is Eight; Protect Him from Himself

Jaime gets back to King’s Landing and goes about smacking the Kingsguard into shape. For example: he doesn’t want to hear any more about Kingsguard knights beating little girls just because the juvenile king commands them to do so. What?, they ask. You don’t want us to obey the king? He says: the king is eight; our duty is protect him, including from himself. So here’s a handy rule of thumb for how to respond to little King Tommen’s commands:

"If Tommen wants you to saddle his horse, obey him. If he tells you to kill his horse, come to me."

“If Tommen wants you to saddle his horse, obey him. If he tells you to kill his horse, come to me.”

I love it because it brings up this image of a Kingsguard knight coming to Jaime and telling him, “Lord Commander, your son nephew is asking me to kill his horse. What should I do?”