illinifan Posted July 3, 2016 Share Posted July 3, 2016 1 hour ago, tugela said: Actually, not. There would have to be witnesses to the fact that he actually was Rhaegar's child, and there are none still living. He would also require Rhaegar's acknowledgement (Lyanna's would not do, and that is the best that could be hoped for). Unfortunately Rhaegar was dead when he was born, so there is no way for that to happen. Then there would also be the rules of succession in Westerosi society, which would likely correspond to medieval society. In general, a bastard would not inherit anything. There were a few instances in early medieval society when bastards did inherit titles, but those were few in number, were always contested, and always involved a child acknowledged by the father after he was born. If Daenerys is true born (and not a bastard herself, which is possible based on various things in the books), she would be the rightful heir of the Targaryen legacy. If she is a bastard, and a sister to Jon, then his claim would precedence over hers, although both of them would have a very weak legal claim and would require force of arms to take the crown. If both of them were Rhaegar's bastards, then actually Robert would probably have been the trueborn king after Viserys died. It depends on whether Lyanna and Rhaegar were married and whether there were witnesses. If Lyanna survived and someone else could vouch for the marriage, like Arthur Dayne, then Jon would have the best claim to the throne. Of course, these are all legal niceties. Power is where people believe it to be. And the legal niceties of succession have broken down to the point that Cersei, who has absolutely no claim on the Iron Throne, is queen and Jon himself became KitN by acclimation before Sansa's claim. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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