Lord Varys Posted March 31, 2022 Share Posted March 31, 2022 9 minutes ago, SeanF said: The two D’s seem to have been utterly ignorant of politics, history, war, anything really. Well, one hopes that the guys writing HotD have more sense than to insist that the Dance is about 'the woman vs. the man'. You cannot ignore that aspect of the story, but you can highlight the irony that Otto Hightower made Rhaenyra the Heir Apparent, that Rhaenyra being female wasn't as important for her becoming and remaining the heir than the fact that she was her father's favorite, not to mention presenting Aegon as a guy remarkably unsuited for and personally disinterested in the crown. The whole thing is more a dynastic conflict between two branches, not whether women should or shouldn't rule. And the irony is that the Greens turn Black and the Blacks Green in the end insofar as the gender of the pretenders is concerned. Aegon II's heir and successor is his daughter Jaehaera while Rhaenyra is succeed by a man. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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