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"let me see. (he pulls off her gown.) you have a woman’s body now. (she endures it as he strokes her breast.)"
yes, this is rather incestuous, but that sort of the thing runs in the family. the targaryens had a long tradition of marrying brother to sister in order to preserve the purity of the royal bloodline. this seems really frickin' weird, but it is only a logical extension of the real-life european customs which restricted royal marriage to a tiny genetic pool– often resulting in inbreeding and genetic defects like the hapsburg lip. oh, and certain pharaohs actually did marry siblings (including cleopatra and ptolemy).
"you don’t want to wake the dragon, do you?"
viserys is speaking third person here, as he refers to himself as “the dragon.” he calls himself that because he is the last male alive of house targaryen. the targaryen sigil is that of a dragon. they were a noble family from the island of dragonstone. they left their island and conquered the seven kingdoms, ruling for just short of 300 years. aegon i introduced dragons to westeros when he conquered. the targaryen’s are known as “dragonlords” and have an affinity towards dragons unlike other men. ⠀
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