And your continued defense of evil acts is the perfect example why the world has been in a mess for so long. Just because Jaime has a point of view doesn't mean that he's not a wicked person. All the WWII dictators from Hitler to Stalin had their reasons for doing what they did. I'd imagine had you lived then you'd have cheered them on and anyone who'd called them out for the bad men their were would have been called a puppet of the West (America and Great Britain) 's propaganda machine
As to your trying to equate Ned carrying out a sentence as demanded by the laws of his country to Jaime's cowardly acts of murder well... Why do you not just come out and say you hate civilized society and would much prefer anarchy and the barbarism of old? Because you quite clearly must not see any difference between someone who goes around on a killing spree and those who administer punishment as dictated to by the laws of their societies. To you both are one in the same thing.
So what if Jaime's been kind to his brother? Do you think for example terrorists and all the psychopathic politicians the world over do not love their families. No one is saying Jaime is without an once of good to him. That is impossible. Even Cersei has good in her. She loves her children. There is something to be said about that, especially given the kind of father they all have. Still these little things are not enough. The fact that Bin Laden loved his wives is not good enough consolation to the thousands of innocent lives lost on 9/11 nor is it enough consolation to the hundreds of thousands of lives lost during the pointless wars in the middle east that Bush and Blair love their wives and kids.
Ned Stark has done nothing to elevate him to Jaime's dizzying heights of wickedness. Nothing
You, my friend, have a serious problem with the notion of fiction vs reality.
I'm going to tell you a secret: novel characters are not people. They do not exist. That's why it's OK to enjoy bad guys and complex characters in fiction.
And another secret: whether in real life or in fiction, walking around judging people as "good" or "bad" will not make you a better person.
And no, good and bad are not simple concepts, and doing things because a law tells you to do it does not necessarily make your actions more just.
You seem to also have a problem understanding what I'm saying. Am I saying Jaime is the perfect guy and everyone should worship him? No. Once again, I don't know what language I'm speaking, I AM NOT TRYING TO SAY JAIME IS THE GOOD GUY.
I am saying people are complex. And I am saying that in the world, the FICTIONAL world of Game of Thrones, failing to notice that Jaime is NOT supposed to be a villain is probably having poor reading skills.
Remember once again, that Jaime is not a real person, Jaime is entirely a creation of George Martin's mind, that's all he is.
Actually, you understand the world better than most people do. Most people do not realize that for instance, someone like Hitler HAD to have qualities as well as flaws. People do not like complexity, they like to put people in two categories: on one side, the good guys, and on the other side, "monsters". It's stupid, but it's reassuring.
That's not how things work, of course. If things were like that, life would be easier, but also more boring.
But seriously, I can't even believe I'm discussing this. If you don't believe me, ask George Martin what he meant to do with his morally complex characters. If you cannot read a book and understand that its purpose is to show you the importance of perspective, if you cannot see how the whole series is trying to show you that, then, too bad. I didn't think this concept was that difficult to grasp for so many people.
I like it when writers try to represent the world in its complexity, but apparently, many people enjoy it more when it's all black and white.
EDIT: Also, one last thing... It's never a good idea to answer people on a forum by making assumptions about what they are like in real life. Believe me or not, in real life, I am pretty close to being a Ned Stark-like character. Mocked by people for having too much moral sense, not blessed with the best type of cunning intelligence... Or maybe I would have been Sansa, actually, which makes me shudder with fear