Jon Icefyre Posted January 2, 2013 Share Posted January 2, 2013 Yes, your example is even better. We have the precedent of Rhaegar himself having a child with a dark-haired dark-eyed woman and the child had only her traits. Now, people may say that they couldn't have known from the beginning what traits the baby will develop, so what would they do if it actually had Rhaegar's. I believe the answer to that is - that's why they put up the Ned and Ashara rumor - Daynes are known for Valyrian traits, so if the child had them, they could account them to Ashara.Yes exactly why else do you think GRRM gives us examples of kids that don't have their father's Targ traits in the egg series, and then goes on to give Rhaegar a kid that doesn't have his targ traits(Rhaenys)? It's so that when Jon finally does get revealed as Rhaegar's son GRRM has given us precedence to back up his reasoning for not giving Jon Targ traits other than for the simple fact of decieving the reader it's actually quite genius. The average reader would not figure this out their own the only reason some have is because of forums like this on the internet. The internet was not what it is now when GRRM started this series. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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