Ser Creighton Posted May 23, 2013 Share Posted May 23, 2013 Twinslayre wrote on thread 49:The problem is that if the council were to convene, and Viserys were dead the crown would go to Robert Baratheon because of his Targaryen ancestry. So, saying that a Targaryen bastard had a shot, is like arguing as Oak did that he agreed with everything, but that it was only such a percentage possible. He wanted GRRM's novel to be written from the omniscient point of view intead of third person, because it is easier to understand plot points in the former. No one is going to "know" that Jon Snow is really a legitimate Targaryen, for quite some time in the story. We can asseess actions of people who knew (the Kingsguard at the tower). We can collect evidence from what others knew of the story and try to piece it all together, but that raises questions about the relevance and veracity. The chance of a Targaryen bastard being appointed by a council is slim and none, and slim left town. By the way, if the Kingsguard was up for guarding Targaryen bastards, there were a few Targaryen Kings that left plenty in Essos. I don't recall a lot of Kingsguard being left behind to guard them.They would also have to be making multiple giant assumptions about the council, like they are alive. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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