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Published on Mar 17, 2012
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First thing, there are no actual spoilers in here. I swear on Eddard Stark's grave (D:). I've read all the books, and everything in this video is purely speculation and THEORY, aside from a few factual parts that are talked about in the first book/season anyway so it's cool.
As you probably know, one of the biggest theories out there regarding Jon Snow's parentage is the theory that he's the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. (again, 100% theory, hasn't been confirmed or denied by GRRM yet). Ever since I first heard the theory, I've been kind of obsessed with the idea. In fact, I will accept no other theory, I don't care if GRRM refutes it in all caps in his next book. This is canon to me okay.
Central to this theory is the belief that Rhaegar and Lyanna were actually in love, and she left with him of her own volition, and wasn't kidnapped, as Robert says. So in this video I wanted to explore their story, and make my own. I really hope we get a good account of what actually happened with them, but until then, I have this video and this awesome post that spells out this theory excellently.Read it if you need/want more info, it's great.
Abouuut the casting...most of the people I used were picked for convenience. I think Katie is an absolutely perfect Lyanna, but Bradley isn't what I picture for Rhaegar at all. However, he's all I had, and his hair is blonde which is close enough to white, whatevskies. And I used Twyin as King Aerys again for convenience, and I wanted his dialogue and the one scene of him and Katie from Merlin.
Sean Bean: Eddard Stark Kit Harington: Jon Snow Katie McGrath: Lyanna Stark Bradley James: Rhaegar Targaryen Charles Dance: King Aerys Targaryen Will Melor: Young Robert Baratheon Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: Jaime Lannister Angel Coulby: Elia Martell
I have to credit prideandprejudice05 for a couple of the Katie/Bradley manips, as I got the idea for a couple of them from her amazingness. :) And I suppose if you aren't a GoT fan (which you should be!!!!), you can view this as a really really strange Arthur/Morgana AU. :P
And finally, this is dedicated to my love, Briony (brionyx509). You're the one who showed me that amazing life changing post and solidified my belief in this theory, so naturally es for u. Also I've missed like 3 birthdays so you needed something from me cause I love you so.
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