You made quite the jump there, and misrepresented what I said. Gendry is just a tool for the real power brokers. If you all can accept the show making Jon Snow "King in the North" without much reasoning, or Cersei being named Queen without ANY reasoning to succession or the history of Westeros, or the fact that she blew up the religious center of the show after the High Sparrow spent two seasons telling us about how he really has the many peasants and foot soldiers and not the Great Houses, she blew it up without any reprecussions from those people... then you could accept someone like Baelish or Varys trying to usurp her or create dysfunction in the Crownlands by presenting a bastard of Robert as the real heir. After all, Melisandre knows about him and she's riding south. The show has completely shot the laws of succession. I don't know how you could defend Jon or Cersei but then say Gendry couldn't be a pawn of the manipulators.