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King Robert: Your outlaw, any last words?
Jaime: I cut his head off, so, no.
King Robert: What about Aerys Targaryen? What did the Mad King say when you stabbed him in the back? I never asked. Did he call you a traitor? Did he plead for a reprieve.
Jaime: He said the same thing he'd been saying for hours. Burn them all. If that's all, your Grace.

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In the books the Mad King was planning to burn Kings Landing to the ground rather than see it captured intact by Tywin Lannister. Had he succeeded it would have meant the death of thousands of innocent citizens. Jaime killed him before he could give the order to burn the city. Jaime got a bad reputation for stabbing the Mad King in the back but he's the only living soul that knows he saved the city. So to answer the question "burn them all" is what the Mad King was saying & Jaime telling Robert that is the only time he hints at what really happened that day.


What does this quote even mean? When he says, "Burn them all," does he mean to inform the king that he knows that he is not fond of the Lannisters and/or, however much he may rely on them. Or does he mean something along the lines of telling Robert that there is a war on their hands. Because, if I am not mistaken, I do not ever remember Robert mentioning anything about, "Burn them all." Is that the Targeryan motto? Haha somebody just tell me please and thank you. :)

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