GiantsFan14 wrote:I dunno, I thought Robb was pretty easy to like/root for because he was so obviously going to be the "good" king that the realm needed. Fair and just and all that. I suppose those qualities meant he had no chance in the end, but he was still a very likable character.
I think Robb is likable or the easiest character to sympathize with because he fits the classic protagonist role. In the formulaic sense, it would just be a matter of time until he avenges his father and overcomes difficult odds to win independence for the north. Robb winds up paying greatly for his own mistakes and the tactical blunders of Edmure and Roose Bolton (if you like to call what Roose did as blunders).
I don't think Robb would have made a good king either. For a while, he also represented the seemingly invincible boy king trope. In the end, he was still a boy, who was bestowed a leadership role by his birth right but the naivete that comes with youth was to his undoing too.