dianna1975, on 25 June 2012 - 01:25 PM, said:
Another thought for those posing the idea of Meera being a "hidden" child of Lyanna.
Aegon's appearance was changed so that could fit in with his environment, is it too hard to make the stretch that they could do it to Meera too? (i.e. some potion that changed her eye color, etc)
I'm not saying that I love the theory, I'm just pointing it out for those that have dismissed the theory simply based on her looks, when there's instances of looks being disguised.
All they did was dye Aegon's hair blue, which made his eyes seem
more blue than purple, unless you looked thoroughly. I will yet have to see a potion that actually changes eye colour (in ASOIAF), as well as figure. The only way Meera could remain so small would be severe malnutrition throughout her life or some kind of poison, but I can't see why HR should do that, provided that all he had to do was keep Meera on the neck where no-one ever came.
Stormcatcher, on 25 June 2012 - 01:07 PM, said:
I just have a question about this theory that's been on my mind for a little while. It's probably been answered elsewhere (maybe in the other thread), but anyway - if Jon is Lyanna's child and not Ned's, why wouldn't Ned tell Catelyn that?
I realise why he wouldn't at first, and that he wants to preserve his sister's honour and all that, but once he'd grown to know and trust Catelyn, why not confide in her? He surely couldn't be so blind as to not notice the hostility Catelyn directed at Jon? Did he not have any sense of 'honour' towards his wife's pride or 'nephew''s wellbeing?
"Some secrets are best not shared, not even with those one loves and trusts", or something like that. And since by harbouring Jon, Ned is committing treason, it's realy best that Catelyn doesn't know.