History Characters / ASongOfIceAndFireHouseTargaryen

21st Apr '18 9:26:52 AM SavynnShiryn
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* BadassFamily
-->'''Catelyn Stark:''' "Like their dragons, the Targaryens answered to neither gods nor men."
13th Apr '18 6:50:35 AM Euodiachloris
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Aerys may have been quite right about somebody actively moving against him in a complex and convoluted plot that he thought only he could see, if Maester Marwyn is correct that there is a Citadel bloc actively working against magic and dragons. Shame Aerys never worked out that neither Tywin nor Rhaegar were directly involved in it -- at first (his actions kind of made them have to take steps to counter the worst of his moves as he jumped off the slope). Nor the many others his paranoia pointed him at. He should have paid more attention to Oldtown and those connected to it. Including Maester Pycelle.
8th Apr '18 4:39:15 AM SavynnShiryn
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** He also inherited his father's mental instabilities, [[MiddleChildSyndrome and compared to his]] [[WarriorPrincess younger sister Daenerys]] [[TheWisePrince and older brother Rhaegar]] ([[TheAce who are repeatedly noted to be awesome at pretty much]] ''[[TheAce anything]]'' [[TheAce they do]]) Viserys comes off as quite unimpressive. He was essentially screwed from ''birth''.

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** He also inherited his father's mental instabilities, [[MiddleChildSyndrome and compared to his]] [[WarriorPrincess younger sister Daenerys]] [[TheWisePrince and older brother Rhaegar]] ([[TheAce who are was repeatedly noted to be awesome at pretty much]] ''[[TheAce anything]]'' [[TheAce they do]]) he did]]) Viserys comes off as quite unimpressive. He was essentially screwed from ''birth''.
12th Mar '18 4:49:37 PM Linda58
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* InSeriesNickname: He was known as both "The Mad King" (due to being TheCaligua) and "King Scab" (due to constantly cutting himself on the Iron Throne).

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* InSeriesNickname: He was known as both "The Mad King" (due to being TheCaligua) TheCaligula) and "King Scab" (due to constantly cutting himself on the Iron Throne).Throne).
* InTheBack: Subverted. Despite popular rumor that Jamie Lannister stabbed him in the back, he actually died from a SlashedThroat. Presumably the [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolism]] of a BodyguardBetrayal being in the back was to good to pass up.
12th Mar '18 4:45:04 PM Linda58
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* InSeriesNickname: He was known as both "The Mad King" (due to being TheCaligua) and "King Scab" (due to constantly cutting himself on the Iron Throne).



* HonorBeforereason: In the words of Ser Jorah Mormont: “Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died.”

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* HonorBeforereason: HonorBeforeReason: In the words of Ser Jorah Mormont: “Rhaegar fought valiantly, Rhaegar fought nobly, Rhaegar fought honorably. And Rhaegar died.”
28th Feb '18 7:11:16 AM Euodiachloris
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Many of his choices, decisions and follies have had major impacts nobody could have foreseen at the time. Not least, treating Daenerys the way he did as they were growing up together both limited her and pushed her to become who she ultimately turned out to be. He had just wanted a compliant Queen Consort who wouldn't say boo to a goose (and who would certainly not know enough about their history or ruling to question him). What he ended up producing was vastly different. Both he and she have been spanners in a lot of plans because he was both unpredictable and untrustworthy in the places he went to and the people he sought help from.
20th Jan '18 4:26:29 AM kaninefat
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** A deconstruction of this trope. Whereas a humble upbringing is often considered a bonus because it will allow Royalty to emphasize with their subjects, Aegon shows what a massive handicap it can be. He lacks the necessary experience and training to play the 'game of thrones' effectively and is easily manipulated.

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** A deconstruction of this trope. Whereas a humble upbringing is often considered a bonus in fantasy stories because it will allow Royalty to emphasize with their subjects, Aegon shows what a massive handicap it can be. He lacks the necessary experience and training to play the 'game of thrones' effectively and is easily manipulated.
17th Jan '18 6:11:17 PM kaninefat
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: As Tyrion points out, his plan to just show up at Daenerys court and demand that she marry him was unlikely to succeed.
15th Jan '18 6:46:59 PM kaninefat
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** Very much an in-universe example of InformedAbility. he shows no humility whatsoever and comes across as entitled and foolish.
15th Jan '18 6:24:23 PM kaninefat
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** He also seems to be a foil to the late king Daeron I Targaryen ''The Young Dragon'' and his uncle thrice removed Prince Daemon Targaryen, storming a hostile land expecting to be king (Daeron's conquering of Dorne and Daemon's conquering of the Stepstones); Daemon and Daeron's endeavors didn't last long though, which doesn't fare anything good for Aegon if he turns out like those two.

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** He also seems to be a foil to the late king King Daeron I Targaryen ''The Young Dragon'' and his uncle thrice removed Prince Daemon Targaryen, storming a hostile land expecting to be king (Daeron's conquering of Dorne and Daemon's conquering of the Stepstones); Daemon and Daeron's endeavors didn't last long though, which doesn't fare anything good for Aegon if he turns out like those two.


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** A deconstruction of this trope. Whereas a humble upbringing is often considered a bonus because it will allow Royalty to emphasize with their subjects, Aegon shows what a massive handicap it can be. He lacks the necessary experience and training to play the 'game of thrones' effectively and is easily manipulated.
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