Nine of Spades Posted July 27, 2011 Share Posted July 27, 2011 Because Viserys wouldn't have been the next king if Rhaegar and Lyanna were polygamously married. Their child would have been, because he would have been legitimate. The three Kingsguard at the Tower were protecting the heir to the throne. By definition, they defend the royal family. If Viserys had been the lawful heir, whatever orders Rhaegar gave them would have been nullified with his death. It's not about them being loyal to Rhaegar, although they obviously were. Ned specifically asks them why they're not with Viserys, and they all but come right out and say that he's not their main priority right now.If the heir to the throne is in Dorne, why are they guarding him from his uncle, one of the few people with enough swords at his back to put him on the throne? It seems to me Dorne+Riverlands+North+Targaryen loyalists would have been the faction most likely to actually put the Targaryen dynasty back on the throne... and they go and try and kill Ned to keep her from seeing her.Ned's rebellion was vs. Aerys, not Lyanna's son. So the legitimate heir at the Tower of Joy doesn't make sense to me. If the Kingsguard is trying to secure his succession, they should be heavily focussed on recruiting Ned to their side. Especially since Robert and Ned had had a falling out at that point. An illegitimate child makes more sense, a bastard is still a threat to the claims of Viserys and Dany. And if Lyanna is no longer trusted, I could see why they wouldnt want her bastard running loose out there. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.