History Characters / GameOfThronesHouseTargaryen

21st Sep '17 11:44:37 PM JulianLapostat
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* OddballInTheSeries: [[spoiler:Aegon "Jon Snow" Targaryen is the only one of his family to not have the classical Targaryen silver white hair]]. [[labelnote:From the Books]]Black haired Targaryens ''do'' have precedents in the series lore. There's Aegor "Bittersteel" Rivers, bastard child of King Aegon IV "The Unworthy", Prince Baelor "Breakspeaer" Targaryen, son of King Daeron II The Good and Queen Myriah Martell and nearer to the timeline of ASOIAF, there's Prince Duncan Targaryen, son of King Aegon V and Queen Betha Blackwood. Both Baelor Breakspear and Prince Duncan were heir to the throne and set to inherit their father's crown but bizarre incidents led to them failing to make it, the former dying in a tourney accident and the latter falling in love with a common girl and choosing to AbdicateTheThrone when his father insisted he set her aside[[/labelnote]].

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* OddballInTheSeries: [[spoiler:Aegon "Jon Snow" Targaryen is the only one of his family to not have the classical Targaryen silver white hair]]. [[labelnote:From the Books]]Black haired Targaryens ''do'' have precedents in the series lore. There's Aegor "Bittersteel" Rivers, bastard child of King Aegon IV "The Unworthy", Prince Baelor "Breakspeaer" Targaryen, son of King Daeron II The Good and Queen Myriah Martell and nearer to the timeline of ASOIAF, there's Prince Duncan Targaryen, son of King Aegon V and Queen Betha Blackwood. Both Baelor Breakspear and Prince Duncan were heir to the throne and set to inherit their father's crown but bizarre incidents led to them failing to make it, the former dying in a tourney accident and the latter falling in love with a common girl and choosing to AbdicateTheThrone when his father insisted he set her aside[[/labelnote]].aside. In addition, the ASOIAF-era Baratheon and Martell descendants circa 300 AL are all descendants of a Targaryen Princess married to their ancestor, and likewise have the Baratheon and Martell look. All this suggests that the Valyrian features of the Targaryen family is maintained largely by incest and is in fact quite recessive compared to other houses.[[/labelnote]].
21st Sep '17 11:42:15 PM JulianLapostat
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* OddballInTheSeries: [[spoiler:Aegon "Jon Snow" Targaryen is the only one of his family to not have the classical Targaryen silver white hair]]. [[labelnote:From the Books]]Black haired Targaryens ''do'' have precedents in the series lore. There's Aegor "Bittersteel" Rivers, bastard child of King Aegon IV "The Unworthy", Prince Baelor "Breakspeaer" Targaryen, son of King Daeron II The Good and Queen Myriah Martell and nearer to the timeline of ASOIAF, there's Prince Duncan Targaryen, son of King Aegon V and Queen Betha Blackwood. Both Baelor Breakspear and Prince Duncan were heir to the throne and set to inherit their father's crown but bizarre incidents led to them failing to make it, the former dying in a tourney accident and the latter falling in love with a common girl and choosing to AbdicateTheThrone when his father insisted he set her aside[[/labelnote]].
21st Sep '17 11:07:34 PM Boggs
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* StrongFamilyResemblance: In the one flashback we finally see him, Rhaegar is remarkably identical to his younger brother Viserys, give or take him being [[HeroicBuild more muscular]] and having a more dignified air. [[labelnote:From the books]]... Daenerys almost confuses Rhaegar with Viserys in the House of the Undying.[[/labelnote]] Meanwhile, he has a marked lack of strong family resemblance to [[spoiler:his son Jon Snow, who takes after his mother Lyanna Stark]].

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: In the one flashback we finally see him, Rhaegar is remarkably identical to his younger brother Viserys, give or take him being [[HeroicBuild more muscular]] and having a more dignified air. [[labelnote:From the books]]... Daenerys almost confuses Rhaegar with Viserys in the House of the Undying.[[/labelnote]] Meanwhile, he has a marked lack of strong family resemblance to [[spoiler:his son Jon Snow, who takes after his mother Lyanna Stark]].Stark. Jon ''[[LikeFatherLikeSon is]]'' a brooding PrettyBoy like his father, however.]]
16th Sep '17 1:01:49 PM Forenperser
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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Despite knowing what Aerys did to Lyanna's father and brother, and that he planned to have her entire family wiped out, Rhaegar still fought for his father during Robert's rebellion.
14th Sep '17 9:25:15 PM RoninMacbeth
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* IdiotBall: Clung to it for dear life with [[spoiler:Lyanna Stark. Had he told Aerys, Robert Baratheon, Rickard Stark, or anyone else, then his elopement would not have been mistaken for a kidnapping. Of course, falling in love with Lyanna in the first place was a stupid idea. Breaking the news to the realm would doubtlessly have had political consequences down the line, but not telling anyone at all is what caused the CivilWar that claimed the lives of him, his mother, his father, two of his children, and ultimately both his wives.]]
14th Sep '17 9:51:45 AM Dynas999
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* TheUnfavorite: [[spoiler:With his mother's marriage to Rhaegar annelled, his status as Rhaegar's heir was effectively stripped from him and given to his younger half-brother. And if Rhaegar was indeed the one who named Jon, then even his own name as "Aegon Targaryen" was taken from him in favour of his younger half-brother. Ouch.]]
10th Sep '17 9:44:37 AM NOYB
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* InformedAttractiveness: Many calls him beautiful, even Oberyn who despised him, he looks like a more mature looking Viserys but nothing particularly outstanding.

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* InformedAttractiveness: Many calls call him beautiful, even Oberyn who despised him, him; when we actually see him in flashback, he looks like a more mature looking mature-looking Viserys but nothing particularly outstanding.



* PrettyBoy: Despite Oberyn's anger at Rhaegar's abandonment of Elia, he acknowledges that Rhaegar was beautiful. Petyr Baelish also admits that [[StupidSexyFlanders Rhaegar was incredibly good-looking]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: In the one flashback we finally see him, Rhaegar is remarkably identical to his younger brother Viserys, give or take him being [[HeroicBuild more muscular]] and having a more dignified air. [[labelnote:From the books]]... Daenerys almost confuses Rhaegar with Viserys in the House of the Undying.[[/labelnote]]

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* PrettyBoy: Despite Oberyn's anger at Rhaegar's abandonment of Elia, he acknowledges that Rhaegar was beautiful. Petyr Baelish also admits that [[StupidSexyFlanders Rhaegar was incredibly good-looking]].
good looking]].
* StrongFamilyResemblance: In the one flashback we finally see him, Rhaegar is remarkably identical to his younger brother Viserys, give or take him being [[HeroicBuild more muscular]] and having a more dignified air. [[labelnote:From the books]]... Daenerys almost confuses Rhaegar with Viserys in the House of the Undying.[[/labelnote]][[/labelnote]] Meanwhile, he has a marked lack of strong family resemblance to [[spoiler:his son Jon Snow, who takes after his mother Lyanna Stark]].
10th Sep '17 9:39:47 AM NOYB
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* SpareToTheThrone: He was this in his childhood since Rhaegar was supposed to become king. Then came he Rebellion, Rhaegar and his son died, and Viserys thought to be the legitimate king. [[spoiler: But as Rhaegar had the time to marry Lyanna Stark, that means Jon Snow is actually born legitimate and the ultimate irony of Viserys' life is that he has never been the true rightful king to begin with.]]

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* SpareToTheThrone: He was this in his childhood since Rhaegar was supposed to become king. Then came he Rebellion, Rhaegar and his son died, and Viserys thought to be the legitimate king. [[spoiler: But as Rhaegar had the time to marry Lyanna Stark, that means Jon Snow is actually born legitimate and the ultimate irony of Viserys' Viserys's life is that he has never been the true rightful king to begin with.]]



Daenerys and Viserys' elder brother. His abduction of Lyanna Stark was the spark that ignited Robert's Rebellion. Killed in battle by Robert Baratheon roughly seventeen years prior to the start of the series.

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Daenerys and Viserys' Viserys's elder brother. His abduction of Lyanna Stark was the spark that ignited Robert's Rebellion. Killed in battle by Robert Baratheon roughly seventeen years prior to the start of the series.



* BigBrotherWorship: Both Viserys and Daenerys revere his memory. Viserys saw him as a great warrior who died in battle. Daenerys names her son and one of her dragons after him and seeks to live by his memory. Jorah and Barristan later tell her that he was TheAce and after Viserys' death, Dany is happy to learn from Ser Barristan that Rhaegar was much nicer than Viserys led her to believe, especially after he had told her that her father really was TheCaligula.

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* BigBrotherWorship: Both Viserys and Daenerys revere his memory. Viserys saw him as a great warrior who died in battle. Daenerys names her son and one of her dragons after him and seeks to live by his memory. Jorah and Barristan later tell her that he was TheAce and after Viserys' Viserys's death, Dany is happy to learn from Ser Barristan that Rhaegar was much nicer than Viserys led her to believe, especially after he had told her that her father really was TheCaligula.
10th Sep '17 9:38:50 AM NOYB
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* AbductionIsLove: Allegedly abducted Lyanna Stark, stealing her from her family and fiancee. Whether he did it out of lust or love, it has yet to be discovered. TheReveal that Lyanna died giving birth to his son and begging her brother to protect the child despite having fought a war against Rhaegar heavily implies a love affair was involved. [[spoiler: Turns out it was consensual, and that Lyanna loved him over Robert.]]

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* AbductionIsLove: Allegedly abducted Lyanna Stark, stealing her from her family and fiancee.fiancé. Whether he did it out of lust or love, it has yet to be discovered. TheReveal that Lyanna died giving birth to his son and begging her brother to protect the child despite having fought a war against Rhaegar heavily implies a love affair was involved. [[spoiler: Turns out it was consensual, and that Lyanna loved him over Robert.]]
10th Sep '17 9:37:52 AM NOYB
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe and out of it. Daenerys and Barristan regard Rhaegar positively while Robert views him as evil. Oberyn Martell, who was initially taken by Rhaegar's charm and good-looks, regards him as an arrogant idiot who got himself killed and who made the Realm suffer for his actions.[[labelnote:From the books...]]Various people from all different factions such as Jaime, Jon Connington, Maester Aemon, Cersei speak very highly of Rhaegar. Ned Stark in a private moment actually wonders if Rhaegar would be a whoremonger like Robert, and believes he wouldn't have been. He's also less vocal in voicing hatred to Rhaegar even though he has as much reason to hate him as Robert does. In fact, Robert, Sansa, and Bran (who learned this as part of his lessons from Maester Luwin) are the only ones who explicitly state that Rhaegar kidnapped and raped Lyanna. Daenerys also describes her brother as carrying Lyanna off at sword point, which she thinks of as romantic.[[/labelnote]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-universe and out of it. Daenerys and Barristan regard Rhaegar positively while Robert views him as evil. Oberyn Martell, who was initially taken by Rhaegar's charm and good-looks, good looks, regards him as an arrogant idiot who got himself killed and who made the Realm suffer for his actions.[[labelnote:From the books...]]Various people from all different factions such as Jaime, Jon Connington, Maester Aemon, Cersei speak very highly of Rhaegar. Ned Stark in a private moment actually wonders if Rhaegar would be a whoremonger like Robert, and believes he wouldn't have been. He's also less vocal in voicing hatred to Rhaegar even though he has as much reason to hate him as Robert does. In fact, Robert, Sansa, and Bran (who learned this as part of his lessons from Maester Luwin) are the only ones who explicitly state that Rhaegar kidnapped and raped Lyanna. Daenerys also describes her brother as carrying Lyanna off at sword point, which she thinks of as romantic.[[/labelnote]]
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