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I don't think there's any reason to believe Rhaegar intended Lyanna's children to replace Elia's children in the succession. He just believed (because of the prophecies) that he needed to have at least 3 children so that the dragon could have 3 heads. That would presumably include Elia's children.

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Does it really make sense that Elia would not be bothered? Does it really make sense that Arthur Dayne attacked Ned?
IMO, yes on both counts. Dayne's orders were to protect Lyanna and her child from anyone and everyone, and since Ned was on Robert's side, there was reason enough to include him in that.
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IMO, yes on both counts. Dayne's orders were to protect Lyanna and her child from anyone and everyone, and since Ned was on Robert's side, there was reason enough to include him in that.
Though with Ned, he'd be one of the few that Lyanna and her son would have been safe with. Because we've seen Ned's soft spot for children, even one as horrible as "the little shit". One that is of blood relation? Oh yeah. He would've protected both without a second thought.
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Though with Ned, he'd be one of the few that Lyanna and her son would have been safe with. Because we've seen Ned's soft spot for children, even one as horrible as "the little shit". One that is of blood relation? Oh yeah. He would've protected both without a second thought.
Yes, I think that's obvious to the readers, since he went to great lengths to protect Jon. But Dayne had his orders.

PS for Kimon: IIRC, in the books, Gerold Hightower, the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, was also there. So Dayne had his boss on site, and whatever Dornish sympathies he might have had regarding Elia would have been moot.
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