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During the discussions after King Robert's accident with the boar in Game of Thrones S01E07, I was somewhat given the impression that the Lannisters, or at the very least Cersei, planned for Robert to be too drunk to properly hunt.

So, did she/they actually plan it, or am I mistaken?

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Good question, particularly as the squire holding the wine was a minor Lannister! – Liath Jul 19 '13 at 8:30
I find it very convenient that Robert was killed at this point in the story. Maybe I'm just finding holes in the plot, but strong wine got Robert so drunk that he got killed by a wild boar? Doesn't seem a very likely death. Besides it was very lucky that this happened the moment that Cersei needed it to. It couldn't have happened a day before or after, it had to be the day Eddard Stark finds out the truth. Sheer dumb luck that Cersei's plan worked so well – user9443 May 5 '14 at 23:55
Not really coincidental at all. Boars are very dangerous animals, and Robert was planning on hunting them in a very dangerous way: by using a boar spear. If you miss your lunge then chances are good that the charging boar will kill you. So a very drunk Robert out hunting boars will sooner or later get himself killed. – System Down May 6 '14 at 17:09
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Yes. In Season 6 Episode 10 Cersei explicitely states it in her conversation with Septa Unella: "I killed my husband, because it felt good to be rid of him."

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Please can you add the relevant quote to your answer? – rand al'thor Jul 10 at 22:10
yup, i caught that, thank you for adding this. and yes, if you can please add the quote – DForck42 Jul 14 at 20:59
Done. Do you accept posting links here? Quote at 1:00. – Crazy8 Jul 15 at 18:41

I'm not sure if it's as clear in the TV show (it's been a while since I watched season 1), but in the book it's spelled out pretty clearly that Robert was supposed to die on the hunt.

Queen Cersei gives Lancel Lannister (Robert's squire) very strong wine for Robert to drink, with the instruction that Robert should get as drunk as possible and have some kind of accident. Varys later reveals that if the boar hadn't killed him, a stray arrow would have.

Taken from A Wiki of Ice and Fire, which usually has pretty good references to the text but is missing a reference for this particular fact, for some reason.

Incidentally, this wasn't a Lannister plot, it was just Cersei. Cersei feared that her incestuous relationship with Jaime would be revealed when Robert returned, so had him killed to prevent this.

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In S1E7 "You Win or You Die" Varys points out to Ned that Lancel kept refreshing the king's wine cup during the hunt. – System Down Jul 18 '13 at 21:42
It is much more subtle in the tv show. – TylerShads Jul 19 '13 at 12:28
@TylerShads yeah it is, that's why i was somewhat confused cause it could have been either/or. – DForck42 Jul 19 '13 at 14:10
I'm sure Tywin didn't approve. – Martin Schröder Jul 20 '13 at 20:09
I guess this makes Cersei also a kingslayer – Jay Nov 11 '13 at 4:56

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