a1andrew

Aegon as Faegon problem, Jon Snow, and House of Undying vision

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3 hours ago, a1andrew said:

Looks like all the info is secondhand hearsay, and that the main source says he might have remembered it wrong,

No. The part about possibly misremembering is about the child in the vision being dead, not on the identity of the mother and child. - Which, BTW, fits with the timeframe of the books: Rhaegar was on DS when Aegon was born, and was dead by the time Jon was born at ToJ. 

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13 hours ago, a1andrew said:

Looks like all the info is secondhand hearsay, and that the main source says he might have remembered it wrong, which is a recurring problem with hearsay and why it generally isn't allowed in a court of law

I won't deny that it is meaningful evidence, but that's far from reliable evidence.   At the end of the day, I'm going to assume Martin was not being sloppy and bizarre by choosing to use the one use of the title of the book series in a misdirection, and that the Aegon in the scene is alive and one of the ptwp, either as Jon Snow or Elia's Aegon.  It could well be that the Aegon from the vision is dead, but if so I'd be disappointed and would find it to be a rare act of poor storytelling on his part.

I'm pretty sure you are going to be disappointed ;)

Each to their own I guess. I personally think it is a very good piece of story telling. It simultaneously tells us about Rhaegar's character, it shows us how important prophecy is to him, it shows us how unreliable prophecy is, and gives a hint to Jon Snow's parentage. All done in a mysterious manner that makes perfect sense once you understand it.

However I can personally understand not taking quotes outside the actual source material as evidence. Until it's published it may be a mistake, something that gets changed, a misquote or even a lie.

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