Again, it's not just about their preferred hobbies. It's about their greater parallels from the Tourney and other characteristics that Mirror Loras and Renly to Arthur and Rhaegar.
And yes, he married for duty. But why is it so hard to imagine a gay king in the mix? Really? Martin can't break tropes, even his own? Specially when he gave you a current narrative that may possibly mirror that of Rhaegar's then.
That's still a matter of opinion unless you wanna bring up that unnameless Fan service. Jon's parents haven't been revealed in the books last time i checked and a love between Rhaegar and Lyanna hasn't been proven. Seems pretty simple to me. Im not on that band wagon of just following that Fan Service adaptation as fact or cannon. Sorry. Not till the books are done.
And na i mean literally stealing the Maid from the person who crowned the Maid. So since Rhaegar crowned her, those other Tourney's would imply that he did not take her, marry her, or have kids with her. It just doesn't line up with the other Tourney's.
Yea im not buying this cherry picking over what Howland and Meera were being honest about and what they weren't. Thats a nice convenient argument but i dont buy it. Either every thing they said was true, or none of it. If they wanted to with hold, they could have, just like how she doesn't finish the story of who crowned the Maid.
Not all though, there are people such as Eddard who doesnt' seem to realize as he is puzzled over why Renly would want a woman that looks like Lyanna. Who didn't, he wanted her for Robert.
Let's not just believe that nameless Fan Service adaptation as fact, and please dont try to act like the most popular theory some one has managed to sit and argue over for 165 versions of 500 comments (82,000 comments) and still hasn't convinced every body is some how more right than others. Again, the books aren't done, Jon's parents havn't been revealed, and Rhaegars love of Lyanna not proven. So it's a worthy question to still ask imo and one i havn't seen before that i can see possibly mirrored as pointed out by those Tourneys.
Now it is an out of left field question as we've all just excepted these ideas, but i think there is some example possibly in the books. I do fully expect a lot of disagreement though centered around the same thoughts though For the record ive always believed Rhaegar to be the father of Dany and Jon by Lyanna and Ashara. Just alot of this stuff between Bael and Mance, and the Tourneys has me really rethinking everything.
The possible event's of the Dance and how i think the Targaryen's lost their dragons would mean a lot into this all, along with what happened in Mirri's tent. Which i think was binding Danys blood to her dragons and waking them. Not that she is the right blood come together again finally to make a dragon, even Martin has said Dany is like 1/20 as Targaryen as Aegon I. So that's not why she hatched dragons. So if her blood isn't important, than she may not even be a Targaryen. If i apply the Tourney evidence and Bael and Mance evidence, it would suggest that Jon is Mance's child, and Daenerys is either Eddard's or Mance's. Again, this is based off my Bael and Alysanne thread. Which plays out into the Dance with Rhaenrya and Daemon who's son together and King Aegon III was the dragon's bane. They ended the line due to their Stark blood. So any blood she has, isn't that of the Dragon. Mirri woke the dragon in the tent. Woke it from he ice line, similar to how i see Nissa Nissa being an Other who was stabbed by Azor Ahai. From their came their child who may have died like Danys so that Nissa Nissa would be the mother of Dragons. It all rhymes. and if that does. Then Rhaegar and Renly can.