Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
It was a bad idea to hide in Dorne as well, because if anyone was going to be offended by what Rhaegar did as much as Robert and Ned, it was going to be the Martells. His selfishness cost the lives of Elia and her children.
It wasn't necessarily selfishness. When Aegon, Rhaegar and Elia's second child, was born, he said "The dragon must have three heads." His interpretation of the prophecy demanded a third child, and Elia was too weak to give him one.
"In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst."