The hairy bear Posted October 12, 2022 Share Posted October 12, 2022 12 hours ago, The Bard of Banefort said: I feel like people want Nettles to be Daemon’s daughter because they don’t want to admit that he’s the type of person who would abandon the wife he groomed from childhood to shack up with another child. It makes you feel terrible for Rhaenyra, but that’s who Daemon is. There are a good amount of hints that make a convincing case for Nettles being Daemon's daughter. It's far from conclusive, I admit, but in a book framed as F&B it's the best one can get: Since she is able to bond with a dragon, she is expected to have some degree of Valyrian blood. Her mother being a dockside whore from Driftmark, there are not that many candidates to have sired her. Her age fits with a time where Daemon was without known paramount and around Driftmark, right after his second exile from court, and just before his marriage with Laena. Glyndayn describes Nettles as someone that "could not be called pretty". Why would Daemon be attracted to an ugly sixteen year old? We can also assume that she was not Daemon's "type", since all the women he had been into (Rhaenyra, Laena, Mysaria) had the typical Valyrian look: pale skin, silver hair, violet eyes. Glyndayn describes Nettles as "a brown-skinned girl with black hair and brown eyes". Diametrically opposed. The ones that accuse Daemon and Nettles of having sex (Mushroom, Rhaenyra,...) were never at Maidenpool. Maester Norren from Maidenpool specifically writes that Daemon doted upon Nettles "as a man might dote upon his daughter". I'd say that Nettles being Daemon's daughter makes for a more interesting story. Raksha 2014 and Cashless Society 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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