History Characters / ASongOfIceAndFireHouseTargaryen

22nd Sep '17 1:14:43 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** He also inherited his father's mental instabilities, [[MiddleChildSyndrome and compared to his]] [[BadassPrincess 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]] [[BadassPrincess [[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''.
19th Sep '17 12:41:11 PM Owlorange1995
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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: They were able to retain their tradition of incest in the face of disapproving Westorosi by virtue of being the ruling family.
10th Sep '17 8:13:05 AM Vox
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* WarriorPrince: He was a prince who was a fine warrior.

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* WarriorPrince: He was a prince who was a fine warrior.warrior... but not as good as [[DropTheHammer Robert Baratheon.]]



* BigBadWannabe: Viserys aspires to be menacing and fearsome.

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* BigBadWannabe: Viserys aspires to be menacing and fearsome. Most people just think he's pathetic.
9th Sep '17 5:45:26 PM Clanger00
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* HeirClubForMen: His general assumption, along with that of the Golden Company, is that he will be king with Daenerys as his HotConsort. Tyrion pitilessly mocks him for this presumption, noting that the obvious flaws in assuming that Dany, a YoungConqueror in her own right with three dragons, would ever choose to consent to play second fiddle to a kid who lived in a hidey-hole should have been a bit more self-evident.

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* HeirClubForMen: His general assumption, along with that of the Golden Company, is that he will be king with Daenerys as his HotConsort. Tyrion pitilessly mocks him for this presumption, noting that the obvious flaws in assuming that Dany, a YoungConqueror in her own right with three dragons, would ever choose to consent to play second fiddle to a kid who lived in a hidey-hole should have been a bit more self-evident.



* SpannerInTheWorks: He is certainly less powerful than Daenerys (she has dragons and Unsullied, and may have an opportunity to add more Dothraki to her side, whereas all he has is a bunch of mercenaries). Plus, those dragons make it a lot easier to call Dany the truer descendant of Aegon the Conqueror. And while Aegon does have the support of the Golden Company, by far the most respectable sellsword army in the world, they are associated in Westeros with traitors, pretenders and other general fakers; their very presence makes Aegon look like a sore loser. But there is one simple fact that makes him more relevant than his aunt: he is a member of the HeirClubForMen, and his claim to the throne takes precedence over hers. Double-spanners, hoi!

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* SpannerInTheWorks: He If he really is the son of Rhaegar, then [[HeirClubForMen his claim]] to the throne takes precedence over Daenerys'. However, he is certainly less powerful than Daenerys (she has dragons and Unsullied, and may have an opportunity to add more Dothraki to her side, whereas all he has is a bunch of mercenaries). Plus, those dragons make it a lot easier to call Dany the truer descendant of Aegon the Conqueror.Conqueror, whereas Aegon's origins are questionable. And while Aegon does have the support of the Golden Company, by far the most respectable sellsword army in the world, they are associated in Westeros with traitors, pretenders and other general fakers; their very presence makes Aegon look like a sore loser. But there is one simple fact that makes him more relevant than his aunt: he is a member of the HeirClubForMen, and his claim to the throne takes precedence over hers. Double-spanners, hoi!
6th Sep '17 9:57:35 AM Elyana
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''The'' most hated of all the Targaryen kings, though that could also stem from him being the most recent and one of the only ones in living memory. Having said that, getting almost every single Lord Paramount to not only hate your guts, but be willing to take you down? Only Maegor "the Cruel" also holds that distinction... So, it's probably fairly earned.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''The'' most hated of all the Targaryen kings, though that could also stem from him being the most recent and one of the only ones in living memory. Having said that, getting almost every single Lord Paramount to not only hate your guts, but be willing to take you down? Only Maegor "the Cruel" also holds that distinction... So, it's probably fairly earned. [[PlayedWith That said]], during Gregor Clegane's rampage through the crownlands, Arya forgets herself and asks an elderly prisoner to elaborate when he claims to miss the "old king", assuming it to be Robert. It's Aerys, "gods grace him", whom the old man claims would never have stood for the Mountain's atrocities. At the very least, it seems the smallfolk suffered at Aerys' hands far less than the highborn did.
5th Sep '17 5:35:35 AM k410ren
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* AxCrazy: This guy basically oozed crazy. Apart from having people burned alive for his amusement, he was extremely paranoid and inconstant; he suspected everyone of trying to kill him and could rapidly switch emotions three or more times in the space of a few sentences.
* BadBoss: On a good day, he'd just find a way to ''dramatically'' complicate your work life. On a bad... well... You'd die warm, at least.

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* AxCrazy: This guy basically oozed crazy. Apart from having people burned alive for his amusement, he was extremely paranoid and inconstant; he suspected everyone of trying to kill him and could [[MoodSwinger rapidly switch emotions three or more times in the space of a few sentences.sentences]].
* BadBoss: On a good day, he'd just find a way to ''dramatically'' complicate your work life. On a bad... well... [[KillItWithFire You'd die warm, at least.least]].



** Tywin Lannister served Aerys for 20 years, withstood constant humiliation of Aerys creeping on his wife, indulging in petty insults and even stood silent as Aerys insultingly called him "servant" and denied buu match to Cersei in favor of Elia Martell. Then Aerys nominated Jaime Lannister to the Kingsguard denying him his preferred heir. When the rebellion was underway, Aerys II still had the nerve to hold out for Tywin to come to his aid. Instead Tywin came forth to enact a KingmakerScenario in favor of Robert.

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** Tywin Lannister served Aerys for 20 years, withstood constant humiliation of Aerys creeping on his wife, indulging in petty insults and even stood silent as Aerys insultingly called him "servant" and denied buu a match to Cersei in favor of Elia Martell. Then Aerys nominated Jaime Lannister to the Kingsguard denying him his preferred heir. When the rebellion was underway, Aerys II still had the nerve to hold out for Tywin to come to his aid. Instead Tywin came forth to enact a KingmakerScenario in favor of Robert.



* [[AbsurdlyYouthfulFather Absurdly Youthful Mother]]: Gave birth to Rhaegar when she was 13 or 14.



* TheLostLenore: A rare [[spoiler: LGBT]] male example. [[spoiler: His friend Jon Connington harbored romantic feelings for him and blames himself for Rhaegar's death, and he plans to restore Rhaegar's son to the throne in his honor.]]

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* TheLostLenore: A rare [[spoiler: LGBT]] [[spoiler:LGBT]] male example. [[spoiler: His friend Jon Connington harbored romantic feelings for him and blames himself for Rhaegar's death, and he plans to restore Rhaegar's son to the throne in his honor.]]



* OpenSecret: Played with. His reasons for kidnapping Lyanna are cause for speculation, but there was no effort whatsoever to conceal the fact that he'd run away with her. It is unknown whether he didn't care or he thought it ''had to happen'' regardless of the consequences.

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* OpenSecret: Played with. His reasons for kidnapping Lyanna are cause for speculation, but there was no effort whatsoever to conceal the fact that he'd run away with her. It is unknown whether he didn't care or he thought it ''had ''[[BecauseDestinySaysSo had to happen'' happen]]'' regardless of the consequences.
3rd Sep '17 7:37:41 PM Synchronicity
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* DistractedByTheSexy: Possibly. It's certainly what most Westerosi believe is the reason for the noble Rhaegar to act so thoughtlessly in naming Lyanna Stark his Queen of Love and Beauty in front of his own wife and to then runaway with/kidnap Lyanna. His last conversation with Jaime Lannister implies that he was involved in a conspiracy to peacefully depose the Mad King, but was distracted with whatever his intentions were with Lyanna. Not only that, his absence deprived the country of his military leadership while the rebellion was still in its infancy, so King Aerys was forced to rely on ineffectual or inexperienced Hands.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Possibly.Possibly, and invoked in-universe. It's certainly what most Westerosi believe is the reason for the noble Rhaegar to act so thoughtlessly in naming Lyanna Stark his Queen of Love and Beauty in front of his own wife and to then runaway with/kidnap Lyanna. His last conversation with Jaime Lannister implies that he was involved in a conspiracy to peacefully depose the Mad King, but was distracted with whatever his intentions were with Lyanna. Not only that, his absence deprived the country of his military leadership while the rebellion was still in its infancy, so King Aerys was forced to rely on ineffectual or inexperienced Hands.



* SuperiorSuccessor: That happens when TheCaligula fathers TheWisePrince. How he actually would have done as king fuels fandom speculation.

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* SuperiorSuccessor: That happens when TheCaligula fathers TheWisePrince. How he actually People believe [[TheWisePrince he]] would have done as king fuels fandom speculation.been this to [[TheCaligula his father]], which may or may not be true.




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* TheChosenOne: If he is "The Prince who was Promised".

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* TheChosenOne: If he is "The Prince who was Promised".Promised", which his supporters certainly believed.



* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Invoked. It draws out the blue in his eyes, which otherwise might ''also'' give the game away.

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* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Invoked. It His blue hair draws out the blue in his eyes, which otherwise as purple eyes might ''also'' give the game away.



** To Jon Snow. They are both [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]] {{Sheltered Aristocrat}}s who long for adventure as children and initially start off with romanticized notions -- but both get shaken from a good talk with [[PragmaticHero Tyrion Lannister]]. While Jon resolves to do the best he can despite his unfortunate odds and chooses a life of hard duty, it is yet to be seen what Aegon will do. [[spoiler: And also, possibly thanks to [[EpilepticTrees R+L=J]], they're also half-brothers at best and distantly related at worst. If Aegon is actually a Blackfyre and doesn't know it, then he is unknowingly an illegitimate son believing he is the true king of Westeros, while Jon -- if he is actually trueborn -- is an heir to the Iron Throne, but has been [[{{Nephewism}} raised as the illegitimate son]] of [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo his uncle]], who did so to keep Jon safe.]]

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** To Jon Snow. They are both [[WideEyedIdealist idealistic]] {{Sheltered Aristocrat}}s who long for adventure as children and initially start off with romanticized notions -- but both get shaken from a good talk with [[PragmaticHero Tyrion Lannister]]. While Jon resolves to do the best he can despite his unfortunate odds and chooses a life of hard duty, it is yet to be seen what Aegon will do. [[spoiler: And also, possibly thanks to [[EpilepticTrees R+L=J]], they're also half-brothers at best and distantly related at worst. If Aegon is actually a Blackfyre and doesn't know it, then he is unknowingly an illegitimate son believing he is the true king of Westeros, while Jon -- if he is actually trueborn -- is an heir to the Iron Throne, but has been [[{{Nephewism}} raised as the illegitimate son]] of [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo his uncle]], who did so to keep Jon safe.]]



* IncestIsRelative: True to Targaryen family tradition, Aegon desires to wed his aunt, Daenerys. [[spoiler: If he is proven to be a Blackfyre, Daenerys is his cousin at least six generations removed.]]

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* IncestIsRelative: True to Targaryen family tradition, Aegon desires to wed his aunt, Daenerys. [[spoiler: If he is proven to be a Blackfyre, Daenerys is his cousin at least six generations removed.]]



* LostOrphanedRoyalty: ''Allegedly''.

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* LostOrphanedRoyalty: ''Allegedly''.Claims to be Rhaegar's son, raised in Essos after his family perished during Robert's Rebellion.



* MysteriousParent: He is supposedly Rhaegar and Elia's son, but this is remarkably dubious at best. [[spoiler:He might as well be no one, but fits the part; he might be a Blackfyre through various means justified by the fact that the Blackfyre women are purposely never mentioned in the books and might have survived Maelys the Monstruous, the last Blackfyre. Even if he's not a Blackfyre, there are others in Essos with the Valyrian look, including other Targaryen bastard descendants. By the way Ilyrio Mopatis is fond of him, Aegon might be his son and was not able to relay this information to the boy as he departed to Westeros sooner than Ilyrio expected.]]



** His [[spoiler:landing of the Golden Company on the Stormlands]] under the Dragon banner echoes the arrival of Henry Tudor in England (his banner was a Red Welsh Dragon) who likewise spent much of his reign on a continent separated by sea from his native homeland and most of his supporters were fellow exiles FightingForAHomeland. If he is actually [[spoiler:a female-line Blackfyre that makes him more like Henry VII, considering that Henry's "claim" was through his mother being descended from John of Gaunt's legitimatized bastards.]]

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** His [[spoiler:landing of the Golden Company on the Stormlands]] under the Dragon banner echoes the arrival of Henry Tudor in England (his banner was a Red Welsh Dragon) who likewise spent much of his reign on a continent separated by sea from his native homeland and most of his supporters were fellow exiles FightingForAHomeland. If he is actually [[spoiler:a female-line Blackfyre that makes him more like Henry VII, considering that Henry's "claim" was through his mother being descended from John of Gaunt's legitimatized bastards.]]



* YoungConqueror: Now that he's got the Golden Company backing him up, [[spoiler: Aegon has conquered many parts of the Stormlands in a relatively short amount of time]].
** In a [[http://www.georgerrmartin.com/excerpt-from-the-winds-of-winter/ preview chapter]] for ''The Winds of Winter'', Aegon and the Golden Company have taken Storm's End. Whether he took it by force of arms or the castle surrendered is still unknown, but it is hard to imagine the garrison that Stannis Baratheon left behind giving in very easily when they are holding one of the strongest castles in the realm. If Aegon took the castle by force then he is the first attacker to do so, ever.

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* YoungConqueror: Now that he's got the Golden Company backing him up, [[spoiler: Aegon has conquered many parts of Aegon's moving to conquer the Stormlands in a relatively short amount of time]].
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Stormlands. In a [[http://www.georgerrmartin.com/excerpt-from-the-winds-of-winter/ preview chapter]] for ''The Winds of Winter'', Aegon and the Golden Company have taken Storm's End. Whether he took it by force of arms or the castle surrendered is still unknown, but it is hard to imagine the garrison that Stannis Baratheon left behind giving in very easily when they are holding one of the strongest castles in the realm. If Aegon took the castle by force then he is the first attacker to do so, ever.



* PassedOverInheritance: By rights, he is the heir to the Iron Throne after the death of Aerys, Rhaegar and the latter's offspring. [[spoiler: If you don't count the possibility of Aegon being alive or Rhaegar having fathered a legitimate son with Lyanna Stark.]]

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* PassedOverInheritance: By rights, he is the heir to the Iron Throne after the death of Aerys, Rhaegar and the latter's offspring. [[spoiler: If you don't count offspring, not that the possibility of Aegon being alive or Rhaegar having fathered plot accommodates this.
* PrincessInRags: He was raised as an extremely sheltered prince, but was then forced to go on the run in
a legitimate son foreign country with Lyanna Stark.]]his baby sister at the age of eight after his family's dynasty collapsed during Robert's Rebellion. It's safe to say this didn't do wonders for his mental health, and he continues to act like [[RoyalBrat an entitled prince]] when he's anything but.
3rd Sep '17 8:55:37 AM SorPepita
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* RoyalBrat: Shows some signs of this, perhaps because of his sheltered upbringing. He becomes irrational during a cyvasse game with Tyrion, both due to Tyrion beating him at the game, and Tyrion casting doubt on his assumption that Dany would immediately accept him with open arms. Especially funny because Tyrion's reaction to his sudden freak-out is along the lines of, "Well, at least we know that this kid is definitely a Targaryen"[[note]]It's fair to say that Tyrion ''was'' mocking him at the time[[/note]].

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* RoyalBrat: Shows some signs of this, perhaps because of his sheltered upbringing. He becomes irrational during a cyvasse game with Tyrion, Tyrion (RageQuit and all), both due to Tyrion beating him at the game, and Tyrion casting doubt on his assumption that Dany would immediately accept him with open arms. Especially funny because Tyrion's reaction to his sudden freak-out is along the lines of, "Well, at least we know that this kid is definitely a Targaryen"[[note]]It's fair to say that Tyrion ''was'' mocking him at the time[[/note]].
2nd Sep '17 5:49:30 PM Wolfenshire12
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** He also inherited his father's mental instabilities, [[MiddleChildSyndrome and compared to his]] [[BadassPrincess 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''. He's still an '''enormous''' tool, though, in spite of all of the aforementioned factors, so it's not ''at all'' easy to pity him.

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** He also inherited his father's mental instabilities, [[MiddleChildSyndrome and compared to his]] [[BadassPrincess 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''. He's still an '''enormous''' tool, though, in spite of all of the aforementioned factors, so it's not ''at all'' easy to pity him.
30th Aug '17 2:53:00 PM SorPepita
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** The prophecy about [[TheChosenOne The Prince Who Was Promised]] haunted him his entire life. He first believed he would fulfill the prophecy, but he changed his mind and decided his son Aegon would. Oh, and the dragon must have [[TheChosenMany three heads]]. [[spoiler: This might be why he eloped with Lyanna Stark]]; see TheRashomon.

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** The prophecy about [[TheChosenOne The Prince Who Was Promised]] haunted him his entire life. He first believed he would fulfill the prophecy, but he changed his mind and decided his son Aegon would. Oh, and the dragon must have [[TheChosenMany three heads]]. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This might be why he eloped with Lyanna Stark]]; Stark, since his wife could not give him a third child]]; see TheRashomon.



** Robert Baratheon claims that he kidnapped and raped Lyanna. This is the most common story in Westeros, probably because singing another version would probably result in arrest (or worse) for treason

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** Robert Baratheon claims that he kidnapped and raped Lyanna. This is the most common story in Westeros, probably because singing another version would probably result in arrest (or worse) for treasontreason.



* TogetherInDeath: With Lyanna. Robert says of him and Lyanna, "Rhaegar won, damn him. I killed him, Ned, I drove the spike right through that black armor into his black heart, and he died at my feet. They made up songs about it. Yet somehow he still won. He has Lyanna now, and I have ''[[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen her]]''."
* TheUnchosenOne: Rhaegar believed he was "The Prince who was Promised" until he realized this destiny belonged to his son Aegon, or his children as a whole, since he claimed that "the dragon must have three heads".

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* TogetherInDeath: With Lyanna. Robert says of him and Lyanna, Lyanna: "Rhaegar won, damn him. I killed him, Ned, I drove the spike right through that black armor into his black heart, and he died at my feet. They made up songs about it. Yet somehow he still won. He has Lyanna now, and I have ''[[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen her]]''."
* TheUnchosenOne: Rhaegar believed he was "The Prince who was Promised" until he realized this destiny belonged to his son Aegon, or [[TheChosenMany his children as a whole, whole]], since he claimed that "the dragon must have three heads".



* WarriorPoet: Emphasis on the "poet"
* WarriorPrince: He was a prince who was a fine warrior
* TheWisePrince: So his supporters say

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* WarriorPoet: Emphasis on the "poet"
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* WarriorPrince: He was a prince who was a fine warrior
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* TheWisePrince: So his supporters saysay.
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