Poor Elia Martell. Will no one ever avenge her?
The "Game of Thrones" Season 7 finale finally showed us the love story of "The Dragon and the Wolf," but not all fans are ready to see Jon Snow's biological father as a hero.
Amid the discussion of Jon's true name and claim, and his relationship with his aunt, were questions about Rhaegar (Wilf Scolding) throwing over his wife Elia Martell in favor of Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi).
Gilly already revealed earlier in the season that Rhaegar had managed to annul his marriage to Elia and get remarried to Lyanna, even though Rhaegar and Elia had two children together. One of those kids, in the books anyway, was named Aegon Targaryen. That's the same name that was just revealed to be Jon's birth name, whispered from Lyanna to her brother Ned Stark on her deathbed.
So not only was Elia Martell ditched by her husband for a new wife, he also ditched his kids -- who were later murdered by The Mountain, while their mother was raped and murdered -- and replaced his son with another having the same name.
Way harsh, Tai.
Many fans refused to look past this, and honored Elia Martell in a way that would make Oberyn Martell proud, if he hadn't already died trying to avenge her.
In loving memory of Elia Martell. She didn't deserve this disgrace. pic.twitter.com/5OvX3q8fyY— Catelyn Stark (@LadyCatTully) August 28, 2017
If you ever think a man wronged you just remember Elia Martell and her kids were left to die by her 'noble' husband whilst he ran off— gee (@hybridqueens) August 28, 2017
Who do I contact about a trial by combat in regards to the mistreatment of Elia Martell? #GameofThrones— aejon targaryung (@motelsonthemoon) August 28, 2017
daily reminder that elia martell deserved better and please keep her in your thoughts while watching the got finale tonight thank you pic.twitter.com/cpx72E4Q4X— linda (@katiecssidy) August 27, 2017
I'm hurting— Respect Elia Martell (@gotistrash) August 25, 2017
Remember the innocents
This is a key theme and d&d didn't care pic.twitter.com/5yKBkJGKgc
In conclusion, Elia Martell and her children got brutally murdered for nothing. How wonderful. #GameofThrones— NICE QUEEN CERSEI I (@NiceQueenCersei) August 28, 2017
Call me Oberyn Martell because I too am gay and want vengeance for Elia Martell.— aejon targaryung (@motelsonthemoon) August 28, 2017
honestly if d&d think i'll ever ship lyanna and rhaegal after everything that happened to elia martell ........ pic.twitter.com/kz7HlDtn5c— lucila (@alfiemadden) August 24, 2017
WHERE IS THE RESPECT THAT ELIA MARTELL DESERVES— Game of Photos (@gamofphoto) August 28, 2017
"Elia Martell deserved better!"— no one @nichi (@tyskvindcos) August 28, 2017
YES! She didn't deserve what the mountain did and a marriage with someone she didn't love!
rhaegar targaryen didn't deserve elia martell— sansa warrior™ ana (@sansacakes) August 28, 2017
Elia Martell deserved better than rhaegar's snake ass— . (@martclls) August 28, 2017
Yes, poor Elia. Another casualty of plot convenience. "Game of Thrones" Season 8 will be the final season, and it seems unlikely that the final six episodes will bother to dig deep into the fact that the love story of Jon's parents came at the expense of not just Elia and her kids, but the many others who died in Robert's (Ned should've told him the truth about Lyanna loving Rhaegar) Rebellion.
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