For the "Flawed" contest on tumblr.
Eddard Stark refuses Renly Baratheon’s help: “And what should I do with a hundred swords, my lord?” (AGoT 508)
This was the first scene in which I realised, truly realised, that Ned was going to crumble under his inability to play the game of thrones. He senses it himself: “He found himself wondering if he had done the right thing by refusing Lord Renly’s offer.”
Ned was wearing a "white linen tunic and grey cloak", while Renly was "still in his hunting greens, his cloak spattered with blood".
ASOIAF (c) George RR Martin