Game of Thrones- Rhaegar Targaryen
“Rhaegar Targaryen, Eldest son of the Mad king Aerys II, Brother of Daenerys Stormborn, Father of Jon Snow.”
Rhaegar Targaryen is deceased now. However, he is a dead one but, prince Rhaegar is on everyone’s mind. He has mentioned a lot more time in GOT Series.
George R.R. Martin has made it clear that Jon Snow is a son of Rhaegar and Lyanna. So, as the audience, we should know things about Rhaegar Targaryen.
So, let us start from this
1. Born under a bad sign
He was born on the day of Great fire of Summerhall that took the life of his great-grandfather, Aegon V. I have a feeling of this- He was born under a bad sign so his siblings, Daeron, Aegon, Shaena, Jaehaerys, and Viserys couldn’t survive after him as his great-grandfather didn’t make it. Daenerys is an exception.
2. He was a great beauty and soulful singer, as Ser Barriston described him in front of Daenerys. He was a tall, pale skin with silver long hair and purple eyes. He used to sing at the flea bottom in the King’s landing. Ser Barriston guarded him during Rhaegar was singing. Rhaegar was very generous and kind as he spent all his money (earned from his singing shows) on the citizen of flea bottom.
3. He was depicted as a rapist as he abducted Lyanna Stark where she got pregnant. Later on, Rhaegar was smashed by Robert Baratheon in the battle of Trident. Lyanna Stark died on her birth bed after Jon Snow’s birth.
As per my analysis to the scene, Lyanna was not raped by Rhaegar. Might, she fell in love with him after the abduction because Rhaegar’s beauty was not an ordinary. ( Cersei wanted to get marry with him).
If she was raped why would have she saved Jon’ life? As per I can recall the scene, Lyanna whispered something in Ned’s ears in Bran’s vision and we couldn’t hear those words except “Don’t tell Robert.”
4. During the battle of the trident, where Robert Baratheon smashed Rhaegar by his hammer so hard that, rubies from Rhaegar’s armor popped out and scattered into the river.
That spot became Ruby Ford.
5. Some theories told there was some reason behind Lyanna’s abduction and put his child into her belly. According to the book, He was like Melisandre (red woman) and had a vision of white walker. He was a bookish child and he loved to read and to speculate his visions.
Maybe there will be some connections to Jon Snow parents and White walker and everything happened before.