Catelyn Stark/Ned Stark

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Pairing: Catelyn Stark/Ned Stark
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Gender category: Het
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Canonical?: Yes
Prevalence: Common
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Catelyn Stark/Ned Stark is the het pairing of Catelyn Stark and Ned Stark in the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones fandoms. They have a canonical relationship.

And Catelyn just gazes at him with love built on a rock-solid foundation. Years and years of brick by brick and stone by stone. She cares for Ned, loves him in a profound and nuanced wayNed x Catelyn - Game of Thrones Meta - myrish-lace-love


At the beginning of the series Ned and Catelyn are married, and have five children, Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon. Theirs was an arranged marriage, but Catelyn says that they came to love each other. King Robert visits and asks Ned to be Hand of the King. Catelyn receives a letter from her sister Lysa, saying that the previous Hand had been murdered. Ned goes south with their two daughters, even through Bran had been gravely injured. A catspaw tries to kill Bran, but is stopped by Catelyn. She travels south to warn her husband of the danger. They meet secretly, then Catelyn leaves to travel northwards. Ned discovers that King Robert's children are not his. After Robert's sudden death Ned tries to take his position as regent, as per Robert's wishes. He is betrayed and imprisoned, shortly there after King Joffrey has Ned beheaded.



Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Canon Divergence AU: varies, but may include Ned not going South to be Robert's Hand, Ned going south but handling the politics better, Ned telling Catelyn early in their marriage the true parentage of Jon Snow
  • Pastfic: exploring the early days of Ned and Catelyn's marriage
  • Modern AU: modern setting, often with them meeting or knowing other characters from the series
  • Side Pairing: a secondary pairing in many stories featuring their children



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  1. "Ned x Catelyn - Game of Thrones Meta". Archived from the original on 2018-12-04. 
  2. "Let's look at some Westerosi stats!". Archived from the original on 2015-11-05. 
  3. "ASOIAF/Game of Thrones fandom stats". Archived from the original on 2019-02-22.