So there has been several times (and for what it seems, still is) when people constantly fight over adding and remove Joffrey from the dimwit category and its getting on my (and seemingly othersk) nerves. Normally I wouldnt think an edit war of this minor concern would be worth bringing to discussion, but this has to be decided right now.
Personally, I think he qualifies. One of his prime villainous traits is his Stupid Evil tendencies which has caused conflict over the show: the most famous one being beheading Ned Stark (which he knew would cause a civil war with The North) and overall prioritises being sadistic than being actually pragmatic, unlike other Lannisters.
With all due respect, but thise who say he does have his moments of cleverness never give any examples of that. I cant think of a single moment when Joffrey has shown (at the very least) decent intelligence, unless maybe we’re talking about when he questions Margaerys loyalty for being wed with a ”traitor”, and it may first seem that he isn’t so easily manipulated, but then she does just that to him so it doesn’t really mitigate anything to me.
Anyway, thoughts on this?