Informal RLJ Aug 6, 2015 4:53:29 GMT
Post by Mojo on Aug 6, 2015 4:53:29 GMT
For instance, the 1993 letter that GRRM sent out says that Arya and Jon will be tormented by love until something is revealed about Jon's parentage, which presumably no longer makes them half-siblings and lets them bang without it being weird. But that's not evidence of RLJ. That's just evidence of Ned not being Jon's father. There's nothing linking it to Rhaegar and Lyanna.
While my gut feeling is that Lyanna died violently, I'm open to the idea that she did, in fact, have a child. One doesn't need to be mutually exclusive of the other. I don't think Jon would change suddenly if he found out he was a Targ. For one thing, I don't believe Rhaegar and Lyanna had a secret marriage. But if they did, and he was the heir, he already had the talk with Aemon about his oaths, and turned down Stannis' offer to be lord of WF.
if he was a child of Rhaegar and Lyanna, I would see a scenario more like the Blackfyre rebellion for the storyline, the bastard vs true born fight for the throne. But that's out of character, too. I don't see Jon amassing an army and warring for the iron throne.
wouldnt it be kind of funny if we find out Jon is actually dead, and all of this has been a moot point? Well, there would be a lot of angry people, but all the same...