Game of Thrones: Rhaegar Targaryen Character Study


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  • The Take
    The Take   2 years back

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    • Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska
      Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska  3 months back

      cbaby gags He never seemed to mind violence against his own mother tho

    • cbaby gags
      cbaby gags  7 months back

      Rhaegar wasn't known as a 'lover of violence', he hated violence according to the show. Barristan tells Danaerys that, quote, "Rhaegar never liked killing", which obviously points the fact he didn't like killing. If he doesn't like killing, safe to say he didn't like violence...

    • Chrizelda Bernil
      Chrizelda Bernil  1 years back

      Third son? You mean third child right? Because he's only the second son. Rhaegar also had a daughter, and he only had 3 children.

    • East Watch
      East Watch  2 years back

      do a character study on Ragnar Lodbrok!

    • Hansaj Pandya
      Hansaj Pandya  2 years back

      Robert's rebellion was built on lie!

  • Mary Swan
    Mary Swan  4 days back

    Maybe the rebellion was really built on a lie. Maybe it's Robert's lie (or Littlefinger, or both).
    This is an accurate theory.

    I think that in George Martin's story, Rhaegar and Lyanna will increasingly prove to be victims. Think about it, we'll already find out that Rhaegar wasn't a rapist, but Martin may not stop there.
    ASOIAF is made up of plots, what tells us that not everything started with a plot?
    So who could have plotted against Rhaegar and Lyanna?

    The show says that "Robert's rebellion was built on a lie" but why do D&D tell us that it's a lie? In my opinion, more than a sentence from them is a sentence that George Martin has told them. But as we all know, D&D did not go into this story in depth.

    Another suspicious thing is the strange expression that Littlefinger does when Sansa tells him that Lyanna was raped by Rhaegar (go see him, episode 5x04). I mean ... why? Did he know the true story?

    Now let's ask ourselves WHY Littlefinger or Robert could have invented this story.
    I mean WHY NOT? Both had good reasons. Robert could never have started a war without a good excuse. I mean ... he became King!

    I think Lyanna was a very stubborn girl and Robert was a man too proud, the typical man who thinks all the women are in love with him. Lyanna must have hurt his pride.
    Imagine how a man like Robert would be ashamed if everyone knew that "his" woman didn't love him, that she didn't want to marry him, rather she wanted to marry someone else.
    "She belongs with me" She is not an object.

    Littlefinger's reasons? Very simple, he wanted Brandon Stark dead because he loved Catelyn who was promised to Brandon. He wanted Brandon dead as much as he wanted Ned dead.
    Plotting with Robert and keeping this secret with him, would have guaranteed Littlefinger a social ascension and a place at Court.

    Now, who told Brandon Stark that his sister was kidnapped?
    Why didn't Brandon think about an escape? Lyanna was a very stubborn girl! Because he immediately heard of the "kidnapping".
    Well, we know for sure that Brandon was in the Riverlands, the land of Littlefinger. He was just going to marry Catelyn, the woman loved by Littlefinger. Do you follow me?
    SOMEONE (unspecified) told Brandon that Lyanna was kidnapped and Brandon ran south so he didn't marry Catelyn. It is not strange for you?

    IMPORTANT. How did someone know that Lyanna was kidnapped by Rhaegar?
    I mean if someone saw Rhaegar's knights with Lyanna, this someone also saw that she went with them spontaneously, not forced! It is really strange.
    But it's actually simple: it was all a lie, a plot!

    Where was Lyanna when she was "kidnapped"?
    According to WOIAF, Lyanna was abducted somewhere in Riverlands. Think about it!
    Where were Robert and Littlefinger when Lyanna was "kidnapped"?
    Littlefinger lived in the Riverlands and Robert, like Lyanna, was also traveling for Brandon's wedding in Riverlands.
    So Robert was near Littlefinger, he was near Brandon, he was near Lyanna. They were all there.

    What does a young girl like Lyanna do when she wants to leave someone?
    Lyanna was a good person, could she not have apologized to Robert for the canceled marriage? Maybe with a letter?
    Maybe she didn't have the courage to face her family, her loved ones, but she had the courage to tell Robert.

    Now I ask you some questions.
    How did a guy like Littlefinger (who was almost a nullity) join the Court? What we know is that Littlefinger started by doing small errands, and then? How did he and Robert meet? How did he become the Master of Coin of Westeros?
    I think it could be nothing and it could be everything, maybe a secret kept together, a plot.

    The only things that could break this idea of mine are the next books.

    • jay salvador
      jay salvador  1 weeks back

      Why does he look like Lucius Malfoy in some of the photos shown in the video?

      • NHMO OYTIS
        NHMO OYTIS  1 weeks back

        I think Rhaegar is Dany’s father not his sister.

        • Arthurs YT
          Arthurs YT  2 weeks back

          Bruh in the end of Season 7 there is Rhgaear with Lyanna in wedding there is a clear picture of him *facepalm*

          • Datu Rajiev Indal
            Datu Rajiev Indal  1 months back

            Tbh, Aerys was not the only person responsible for the death of their dynasty. It was also Rhaegar's. He fathered Jon, who killed the *Last living full-blooded Targaryen.*

            • Edd Valdez
              Edd Valdez  1 months back

              Justin Bieber? Srsly..

              • 마이배뷔
                마이배뷔  1 months back

                I wish HBO will make a series on rhaegar targaerion, I wanna know more of his side
                PS:the ending was so bad

                • Anush Asuri
                  Anush Asuri  1 months back

                  i feel bad for robert

                  • aaron guest
                    aaron guest  1 months back

                    Rhaegar and Lyanna are both dumbasses.

                    • stephanie naldo
                      stephanie naldo  1 months back

                      I hope HBO create new series of GOT. Where rhaegar story involve 😊

                      • um ok
                        um ok  2 months back

                        1:45 who's back story became pointless because of how season 8 ended.

                        • IonlyROBwhite DrugDealers

                          Jon Snow is the Queen Killer... Ruined the show smh

                          • Mick Stanhope
                            Mick Stanhope  2 months back

                            Waste of time and money. I don't care.

                            • Chad Coley
                              Chad Coley  2 months back

                              Danny’s favorable older brother.

                              • ziwe
                                ziwe  2 months back

                                And all of this in the end didn't matter

                                • Damien Davis
                                  Damien Davis  2 months back

                                  what a load of crappy acting , crappy actors, we have been watching this kind of stiff way too long.
                                  you people are so easily sold on, let's face it a title.

                                  • Sabrina Mitchell
                                    Sabrina Mitchell  2 months back

                                    SPOILER ALERT

                                    But after this was posted i believe mustve been the episode showing brans vision of Lyanna and Rhaegars wedding, and to me it seemed that they were truly in love with each other

                                    • C.o.R (Lex)
                                      C.o.R (Lex)  2 months back

                                      Book Rhaegar: handsome, beautiful eyes, luscious hair, gorgeous cheekbones
                                      Show Rhaegar: *Chongus*

                                      • Owen O'Connor
                                        Owen O'Connor  3 months back

                                        How did he die?

                                      • WordWar Iii
                                        WordWar Iii  3 months back

                                        GOT needs a remake with complete storyline ... and not the shortcut version in the HBO ...., PLEASE NETFLIX revive the GOT and be the FIRELORD hahahah

                                        • Raman Studios
                                          Raman Studios  3 months back

                                          Oh boy , none of the theories mentioned in the video aged well

                                          • Tasha Vladimiroff
                                            Tasha Vladimiroff  3 months back

                                            He was an asshole who shot his mouth off one too many times and got jacked up by khal drogo....

                                            • Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska

                                              Dude plunged the kingdom into a civil war, then hid until Arys ordered Gerald to go find him
                                              Dude stood aside and did nothing while thousands were dying
                                              So much for his _intelligence_

                                              • Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska

                                                A strategic move for Rhaegar to crown Lyanna? How? What was so smart about it? He accomplished nothing good with it? For a guy who supposedly wanted to save the realm

                                                • Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska

                                                  Are we just going to ignore the fact that Rhaegar basically humiliated his wife, his pregnant wife, in front of the whole aristocracy of Westeros?
                                                  And imagine you being on your birthbed, the doctors tell you your life is at stake if you have any more children, but your husband tells you there must be one more?

                                                  • Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska

                                                    What Baristan told about the Rheagar giving money to an orphanage in the show is not in the books, they added that to make Rhaegar seem more admirable

                                                    • Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska

                                                      Daenerys was not too young to remember Rhaegar, she was not even born when he died... Possibly not even conceived

                                                      • bts_are_kings_of_kpop KN_KS_MY_JH_PJ_KT_JJ_BTS

                                                        Who is rhaegar targaryen?
                                                        He is the reason why everything fucked up

                                                        • Rukshar Alam
                                                          Rukshar Alam  3 months back

                                                          Well in the books we have this character Aegon who claims to be the son of Rhaegar and Elia. He has already landed in Westeros with a powerful army.

                                                          • Daniel Daniels
                                                            Daniel Daniels  4 months back

                                                            Aegon I and Aegon II. Wtf, Rhaegar....

                                                            • Akva X
                                                              Akva X  4 months back

                                                              Yes...what happened with the Azor Ahai or how it is spelled🤔🤔

                                                              • Floki Helga
                                                                Floki Helga  4 months back

                                                                A man is Rhegar targarayean

                                                                • rizaz
                                                                  rizaz  4 months back

                                                                  awww,,,,what would have been john be if rhaeger would have won the battle of tridents,,oh my god

                                                                  • NasanPapaMo Wala Na Po
                                                                    NasanPapaMo Wala Na Po  4 months back

                                                                    Rhaegar the only sane in targaryen family

                                                                    • Orca Lover
                                                                      Orca Lover  4 months back

                                                                      Dracarys 🐉

                                                                      • Johnny D
                                                                        Johnny D  4 months back

                                                                        Rhaegar was a lovesick fool and an adulterer that doomed the people who were loyal to him.

                                                                        • PriusRaj
                                                                          PriusRaj  4 months back

                                                                          Rhaegar annulled his marriage with Elia and married Lyanna Stark. Don't forget that bit.

                                                                          • J Maroof
                                                                            J Maroof  4 months back

                                                                            As it turns out, none of this even mattered in the end. Bravo HBO, bravo

                                                                            • Mister Hamlicrazy123
                                                                              Mister Hamlicrazy123  1 days back

                                                                              Don't blame hbo. They offered to produce more seasons but d&d wanted to rush it and end the series quick for some reason

                                                                            • Another Bigfoot With Internet Access
                                                                              Another Bigfoot With Internet Access  2 weeks back

                                                                              You do know HBO offered to have the shows to have more then just 8 seasons and to have 7 and 8 be upto 10 eps, but nope D and D aka dumb and dumber said fuck it and just grabbed an ending up there arse

                                                                            • Ser Darkstar
                                                                              Ser Darkstar  1 months back

                                                                              @Pre destinated shh. Don't bothered. Casual don't have the capacity to understand such a complex story.

                                                                            • Pre destinated
                                                                              Pre destinated  2 months back

                                                                              it mattered. you haven't paid attention

                                                                            • C.o.R (Lex)
                                                                              C.o.R (Lex)  2 months back

                                                                              @SirEriol D&D? More like Dickhead and Dongus

                                                                          • Rina25tir
                                                                            Rina25tir  4 months back

                                                                            My favorite character, along with Tyrion, Sansa, Arya.

                                                                            • Kasino Kaiser
                                                                              Kasino Kaiser  4 months back

                                                                              I sometimes wonder what would've happened if Elia had three kids

                                                                              • nat21 regardo
                                                                                nat21 regardo  4 months back

                                                                                In the books it is possible that the 3 azor ahai is jon snow, daenerys and young griff.

                                                                                • Chuong H
                                                                                  Chuong H  4 months back

                                                                                  Rhaegar started a civil war over some wee prophecy. He unnecessarily humiliated his legitimate wife in front of the seven kingdoms when he went pass her (and practically declared war to Robert) at the Harrenhal tourney. He abandoned her and their children under the Mad king's clutch to keep Dorne's alliance while he went to steal a betrothed teenager from her family (and whether it was consented or not, doing so without informing the family and leading them to believe her kidnapped is entirely wrong). He left a single 17 y/o Kingsguard (whom the Mad King practically held hostage at his side) at the Red Keep to guard Eliah, Rhaenys and Aegon while Kingslanding was being taken. I don't know how good a Prince he was but this guy sounds like a total dick.

                                                                                  • Erundel
                                                                                    Erundel  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Also in the books its mention aegon is like 3months old when the war starts. Elia almost died giving birth to him and was sickly after. He left his sick wife and newborn to run off with a 15 year old.

                                                                                  • Ya boy Ed
                                                                                    Ya boy Ed  2 months back

                                                                                    Chuong H 🗣🗣🗣

                                                                                • Francisco Ancer Gómez
                                                                                  Francisco Ancer Gómez  4 months back

                                                                                  Girls, I know what you're thinking but do not. I repeat: DO NOT fall in love with Rhaegar. Elia barely survived the first two babies and Lyanna didn't even make it past the first.

                                                                                  • thatsrightjay
                                                                                    thatsrightjay  4 months back

                                                                                    What happened to the ghostbusters video? That was an awesome video and it’s gone.

                                                                                    • Залізний кулак

                                                                                      Dude i swear lyanna is such a slut

                                                                                      • Ser Arrec of the Dreadfort
                                                                                        Ser Arrec of the Dreadfort  4 months back

                                                                                        I’m sure she was a kind soul. But yeah I’m sure it angered not just me but many others because of the division and countless deaths inflicted by Robert’s Rebellion or the Usurper’s War (amoralistic lie). I know Lyanna wanted to have her own say in a marriage but the consequences are so grim. The Targaryens are deposed, having been one of the royal families that brought great prosperity (except Aerys in his later years, and insane descendants), and with this he inadvertently not only caused Robert’s Rebellion, but also the time Game of Thrones is set in, due to the division and turmoil. There couldn’t have been another way?

                                                                                    • Duchess 8891
                                                                                      Duchess 8891  5 months back

                                                                                      My name is "Liana" too. They spell it differently but is pronounced the same. :)

                                                                                      • The Sleeping Panda
                                                                                        The Sleeping Panda  5 months back

                                                                                        Why is this vid better than season 8