Peven wrote:I think the show has fooled everyone. people are assuming that Jon Snow must be the son of Rhaegar Targaryen. I had a light bulb moment this morning while drinking my coffee and right after taking my second bong hit of the day.... .......WHAT IF........he wasn't? What if Lyanna was raped, like the story says, but it was Robert Baratheon who raped her? and then Rhaegar had come to take her away from the prospect of a life with a brutish asshole rapist like King Bob. hene, Jon Snow's coloring, not blond like a Targaryen but dark haired like a Baratheon. That keeps him as rightful heir to the Stark title and also makes him heir to the Iron Throne as oldest living male heir of Robert Baratheon, AND it won't be creepy for him to hook up with Khaleesi Dhani
But... Robert loved Lyanna more than anything. Raping her doesn't exactly fit that feeling.
And if Jon was the bastard son of Robert/Lyanna, then he'd have zero claim to either the Iron Throne or Winterfell, being a bastard and all, by law. Of course, he was still declared King of the North despite his bastardly parentage.
Although...there is one character in the book that has a similar backstory: King Robert bedded a noblewoman on the night of Stannis' wedding, and that child was raised in Storm's End (Edric Storm) with all the protective rights of his somewhat noble birth. But I don't think he has any claim to anything...