Game of Fucking Thrones *SPOILERS*

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  1. Crow

    Crow Just let me in, baby

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    Explanation for what9?

    The purpose/usefulness of "R+L=J" to the show (which now seems to be the better kept secret of the two)?

    Or an explanation for why Daenerys:
    • Incest baby of The Mad King & his sister
    • The product of generation after generation of sibling incest
    • A family lineage uniquely and inexorably afflicted with insanity, including the
    ...hears banjos playing in her head


    I think the latter is self-explanatory.


    Regarding Jon's parents:

    I'd like to know why, for ~20 years, Ned thought it better to make his wife suffer than to let her in on the big secret. It would have been the easier of the two burdens for her to bear.
     
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  2. Nobodyinparticular

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    Because Ned literally dies for his honor. "Promise me Ned."

    The whole series (books and show alike) is an exercise of characters' actions through the lens of their values. Ned's value was his strict honor code. Cersei was "family and power." Dany's was first "people are people too" and then evolved into "my destiny, my rules."

    Ned promised Lyanna he wouldn't tell anyone. So he caused his wife to suffer and his nephew/bastard/heir to the throne to suffer as well.

    Ned was certainly not the hero of the series. A more nuanced understanding of honor would be to view it as mercy and honor to allow your wife and bastard in on the secret. But Ned felt one promise was more important than telling the truth to those who suffered as a result of his promise.
     
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  3. Solve4X

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    Also, if Robert Baratheon found out the truth Jon would have been killed.
     
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  4. Nobodyinparticular

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    This is true. One would imagine that Catelyn and Jon could keep the secret knowing the fact that Jon's life was on the line (and likely Ned's too).
     
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  5. Solve4X

    Solve4X Banana Nana Fo #FuckYouGruden

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    Jon wasn't very good at secrets according to the last few episodes. If Sansa got wind of it... I do agree with your original post that it was more to do with Ned's honor and protecting his nephew at all costs.
     
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