C.T. Phipps Posted September 28, 2022 Share Posted September 28, 2022 (edited) 26 minutes ago, Takiedevushkikakzvezdy said: The issue isn't even that they are bastards, it's that Rhaenyra presents them as Laenor's legitimate children. None of which matters either because they are his legitimate children in the eyes of the law. Which is part of why I like Renly because it's Martin underscoring that these questions of legitimacy are very often moot. The irony of the Anarchy parallel to Stephen is that Aegon has a far greater claim to the throne than Stephen ever did as he jumped many other people (including siblings) and only has a very weak claim to it through his mother but it worked out for him because, like Renly, he was a great general with lots of charisma. Also lied repeatedly to people about what they'd get from it. And as we find out, not that many people rally to Aegon's side. The Stormlands only do it because of promises that Aemond never fulfills. Is there ever a reason given why the Lannisters side with the Usurper? Edited September 28, 2022 by C.T. Phipps Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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