Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
Lets face it though, the books are full of (what we would consider in this timeframe) pedophilia. By using older actors, it is much less creepy.
I read this and was like, "Whoa, what?! Is it?!" and then thought about it and I guess you're right in a sense. I think Martin tried to keep
relationships "medieval" in terms of lordships, royalty etc where it was pretty normal to marry off young daughters etc once they'd come into
womanhood, regardless of age.
The way they saw it, once a girl had menstruated, she was a woman, and therefore able to bear children.
And the incest thing, yeah, it's not just Jaime and Cerci but also, as you said, Dani and Viserys. It was pretty much confirmed in the last book where
Dani is hallucinating and he appears to her, and tells her that they were to wed once he had used the Dothraki for his army, and that she would have
born him children with the white hair and purple eyes of the Targaryens.
He also did come across as very sexual towards her, their very first on scene appearance, he touches her breasts, and in the book cruelly twists her
nipple. I have no doubt that if he had had his way, he would have quite happily raped her, he seemed to me to be almost a deviant.
And he was clearly also already insane.
Quite a few people mention in the books that the Targaryens wed brother to sister, and this inbreeding was what lead to their insanity (and their
There is more I want to say about things I have thought about the Targaryens in general, but I have to go pick up my son from school, so I shall save
it for now...
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