Popular Post Damsel in Distress Posted January 14 Popular Post Share Posted January 14 I posted a comment on this in 2017. If R + L = J is true, then Jon Snow is the one who will go insane. He will have incidences of insanity from the Stark as well as the Targaryen side. His kin, Arya Stark, is already insane. I edited, updated, and re-posted below: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Rumors of Targaryen Madness is an Exaggeration. And a slander against the ruling House Targaryen. The prevalence of the madness that runs in the family is exaggerated. A careful study of the Targaryen lineage shows that this madness is not as prevalent as their enemies would have us believe. Targaryen + Targaryen = Maegor the Cruel Arryn + Targaryen = Rhaenyra Hightower + Targaryen = Aegon II Rogare + Targaryen = Aegon IV Velaryon + Targaryen = Baelor the Blessed Dayne + Targaryen = Aerion Brightflame Kiera + Targaryen = Vaela Targaryen + Targaryen = Aerys II In red - female parent. Non-Targaryen female parent. Italics – unclear whether these people were mad or simply just cruel. Vaela is likely someone who just had a below average mental capacity. What interests me most is that the majority of the so-called “mad” members of the family were not the direct result of T + T but rather the result of what appears to be normal pairings. A second item of note is that the madness happens more often when the mother comes from outside the family. This means the carriers of the madness are the male Targaryens. Thirdly, because we are dealing with a fantasy world in which real genetics may not completely hold true, we can assume that anyone whose father is a Targaryen will have an equal chance of going mad as any other member of the family with a Targaryen father. Also note that we have not had a female Targaryen of whom we can clearly point out as mad. None. Rhaenyra was a b* but being a difficult person does not make one mad. Maegor was cruel but that doesn’t mean he was mad. If cruelty alone make one mad then Tywin and Stannis could be labeled insane. Implications are as follows: 1. The Targaryens are the most prominent family in the series of A Song of Ice and Fire. I do not believe George R R Martin will end this family line. I think the family just needed a fresh start and based on my theory that the males carry the potentially damaging gene it makes sense to eliminate the male line and begin anew with a perfect Targaryen female. Who is, of course, the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen. 2. The Targaryen dragons also needed a refresh. The heroine delivered once more and hatched three eggs. 3. Daenerys Targaryen is just fine. She will not go mad. Her future children are not going to go mad. 4. Rhaegar + Lyanna = Jon. Should this theory of his parentage prove to be true, that Rhaegar is the father and Lyanna Stark the mother, it is very likely that it will be Jon who will go insane. My verdict? Jon has a much greater chance of going mad than Daenerys. Victor Newman, Here's Looking At You, Kid, Kierria and 21 others 21 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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