Post by sallen on Jun 12, 2017 3:16:51 GMT
I certainly think that ALJ makes more sense than RLJ. Is it possible that Lyanna was kidnapped; not by Rhaegar, but by Aerys? Possibly as leverage; or, to lure the Starks or Robert into a trap. Could Aerys have found out that Rhaegar was planning to oust him (via Varys)? Aerys could have used Lyanna to frame him; thereby, causing big time trouble for Rhaegar. Maybe Arthur and/or Rhaegar rescues her and they hide her from Aerys at the TOJ. Suppose Brandon is misinformed about who took her in the first place and why. I think it's possible that Rhaergar left Arthur to protect Lyanna while he went off to do something else. During that time, Arthur and Lyanna hooked up. Ned is clueless when he shows up and then Lyanna tells him what really happened. Ned is crushed that he not only killed Arthur, the greatest swordsman and someone he admired, but Lyanna's love and baby daddy. Robert would have killed Jon anyway: to protect his pride since his betrothed hooked up with another man (a better man); and to keep the story going about Rhaegar since he was knee deep in his rebellion by then. Ned claimed Jon to protect him. I think keeping the Ashara rumor alive would make a good cover in the event Jon looked like a Dayne (or Targish). I think it's also possible that he told Ashara; breaking her heart, because they could have been together had Brandon not died and Ned not having to take his place with Cat. That's why she killed herself. I can't explain her stillborn baby though. But could she have told someone else who eventually told Edric? Maybe it was the Dayne family secret and why Dawn has never been given to anyone else. Maybe they're waiting to see if Jon is the new Sword of the Morning. That scenario would allow for someone else to be able to tell Jon of his parentage. I think the show may combine Gendry and Edric to allow for this. I know there's holes in my theory, which probably isn't a new theory, but that's where my thoughts led me.