Robert Arryn

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Robert Arryn
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Alias Sweetrobin
True Warden of the East
Title Defender of the Vale
Warden of the East
Lord of the Eyrie
Allegiance House Arryn
Culture The Vale
Born In 292AC
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)

Played by Lino Facioli
TV series Season 1

Robert Arryn, also known as Sweetrobin, is the only son of Jon Arryn and his wife, Lysa Tully. He is a sickly, whiny, irritating, and desperately spoilt child of six, now Lord of the Eyrie and Defender of the Vale. He is named after King Robert Baratheon.[1]

In the television series Robert Arryn is named Robin Arryn. The character's name has been changed to Robin so as to prevent confusion with Robert Baratheon. He is played by Lino Facioli.

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Character and Appearance

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Robert is small and pale with brown hair and big eyes. His hair later grows very long.

Robert is afflicted with a disease that causes frequent seizures. His maester bleeds him frequently and often administers a painkiller during his fits that, if used continuously, has an increasing level of toxicity. He is intellectually and physically stunted, and is not even weaned from his mother's breast.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lino Facioli as Robert Arryn

Robert became Lord of the Vale upon the death of his father, Lord Jon Arryn but not to his fathers title of Warden of the East, it goes to Ser Jaime Lannister who is chosen by King Robert Baratheon as Jon's successor. Before his ascension, Lord Tywin Lannister offered to take him as his ward, something he had never offered to anyone else (Eddard Stark suspects Tywin made this offer in order to seize Robert Arryn as a hostage). Robert Baratheon planned on accepting the offer but Lysa Tully fled to the Vale of Arryn with her son to avoid this.[1]

His mother, Lady Lysa, rules the Vale as regent in his name, but makes no effort to school him in the governance of his realm. He presides over the trial of Tyrion Lannister for the attempted murder of Bran Stark. He is upset when Bronn defeats Ser Vardis Egen in Tyrion's trial by combat as he wanted to "make him fly" through the Moon Door.

A Storm of Swords

Robert uses his doll to destroy the snow castle replica of Winterfell made by his cousin, Sansa Stark, in her guise of Alayne Stone. When Sansa rips the doll, Robert has a fit and is taken away by Maester Colemon.[2] Lord Tywin Lannister restores the title of Warden of the East to House Arryn.

A Feast for Crows

Upon the death of Robert's mother, Petyr Baelish assumes the position of Lord Protector of the Vale, and claims the rule of the Vale and the guardianship of Lord Robert through his brief marriage to Lady Lysa. Several of the more prominent nobles of the Vale sign a declaration to oust Petyr from the Eyrie and assume the rearing and training of Robert Arryn, calling themselves the 'Lords Declarant.'[3][4] Robert has become even more emotional and unstable after his mother's death, and has become highly attached to Sansa, who has taken on a surrogate maternal role with regards to him.

At Lord Petyr's suggestion,[4] Maester Colemon has been using sweetsleep to treat his seizures, although he is also very worried about the potentially fatal side-effects of using it too often.[5]

Conflicting accounts about plans for fostering Robert Arryn

In the early books, various characters give conflicting accounts on whether Robert was meant to be fostered by Stannis Baratheon in Dragonstone or instead by House Lannister in Casterly Rock, suggesting some change of plans linked to his father's death.

As the history stands at the end of A Dance with Dragons, it would seem that Jon Arryn did plan to send Robert Arryn to Dragonstone to protect him from his enemies, but Cersei Lannister found out and convinced King Robert Baratheon to interfere and send young Robert to Casterly Rock instead. The main evidence is her conversation with Jaime in the First Keep.[6] It would seem that Jaime Lannister is unaware of the original Dragonstone plans.

Quotes about Robert

Lord Robert. Six years old, sickly, and prone to weep if you take his dolls away. Jon Arryn's trueborn heir, by all the gods, yet there are some who say he is too weak to sit his father's seat. [8]
- Brynden Tully


Isn't he beautiful? And strong too, don't you believe the things you hear. Jon knew. "The seed is strong", he told me. His last words. He kept saying Robert's name, and he grabbed my arm so hard he left marks. "Tell them, the seed is strong." His seed. He wanted everyone to know what a good strong boy my baby was going to be. [8]
- His mother, Lysa Tully


The boy is weak and sickly. [11]
- Stannis Baratheon


Arryn won’t live long enough to breed. [13]
- Jaime Lannister


When Robert dies. Our poor brave Sweetrobin is such a sickly boy, it is only a matter of time. [5]
- Petyr Baelish, to Alayne Stone

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Jasper}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Lysa
Tully}
 
{Jon}
 
{Rowena
Arryn}
 
 
 
 
 
{Alys}
 
Elys
Waynwood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Ronnel}
 
Lady
Belmore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert
 
{Jeyne Royce}
 
{daughter}
 
{Denys
Arryn}
 
{daughter}
 
Ser Hardyng
 
6 other daughters
 
{Jasper
Waynwood}
 
{Elbert}
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Child died
young}
 
 
 
 
 
Harrold Hardyng
"Harry the Heir"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References and Notes

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at House Arryn. The list of authors can be seen in the page history of House Arryn. As with A Wiki of Ice and Fire, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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