Lady Anna Posted October 28, 2022 Share Posted October 28, 2022 5 hours ago, RhaenysBee said: Yes I can see all that, though the show didn’t do much to establish that the Targaryens as a family were into prophecies, or that Daemon in particularly was or how high society at this point generally views prophecy. That groundwork is missing for me to see the credibility in Daemon’s reaction or the weight of the revelation to him. My impression had been that Viserys was a history geek and this prophecy is important to him but not much more than any other legend from ages ago. It may be different in the books but I certainly didn’t get the Rhaegar vibe out of anybody and so the scene felt unduly over the top. It's a prophecy apparently passed down from king to heir, and it comes from Aegon the Conqueror himself, so I do think at least those in the know do believe in prophecies or at least regard them as important (after all, the Targaryens survived because of one). So I do think that was established as not just something Viserys was concerned with. Daemon's reaction was more because he saw how Rhaenyra was her father's daughter, following in the same foolish things, in his perspective (and also how she has Targaryen-related knowledge that he doesn't have), but we, the audience, know it's actually something important and that also he was left out of it because he was never considered an adequate heir. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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