History Characters / GameOfThronesHouseTargaryen

14th Dec '16 7:39:39 PM k410ren
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** Not to mention that the only other Targaryen known to be alive is the one-hundred year old Maester Aemon, who is sworn to celibacy and not holding titles twice over and whom she probably assumed died decades ago, if Viserys ever got around to telling her about him at all. Well, that and her second cousin Stannis, second cousin once removed Shireen, Robert's surviving 13 bastards, third cousins of various degrees of removal descended from her great-great uncle Aerion Brightflame, and fifth cousins of various degrees of removal descended from her great-great-great-great half-uncle Daemon Blackfyre.

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** Not to mention that the only other Targaryen known to be alive is the one-hundred year old Maester Aemon, who is sworn to celibacy and not holding titles twice over and whom she probably assumed died decades ago, if Viserys ever got around to telling her about him at all. Well, that and her second cousin Stannis, second cousin once removed Shireen, Robert's surviving 13 bastards, third cousins of various degrees of removal descended from her great-great uncle Aerion Brightflame, and fifth cousins of various degrees of removal descended from her great-great-great-great half-uncle Daemon Blackfyre. [[spoiler:And Shireen went up in smoke.]]


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* BodyHorror: His body is ''greatly'' deformed.


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* BlingOfWar: Wore armor that was adorned with rubies, many of which wound up in the ford of the Trident when Robert killed him.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Robert ''smashed'' his ribcage with his warhammer. It was enough to knock some of the rubies in his armor into the ford of the Trident, dubbing the place the "Ruby Ford."
28th Nov '16 5:55:42 PM TheDragonDemands
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**It was kind of considered a major blunder that the ''brief'' seconds-long flashbacks of Aerys in Season 6 depicted a cleanshaven actor, when he not only had an infamously crazy appearance in the books, but prior ''Histories & Lore'' animated featurettes had depicted him with his infamously uncut and unkempt beard and hair. To top it off, even the Season 6 set of ''Histories & Lore'' videos *very prominently* depicts him this way, and even has Meera Reed point out in explicit detail that his inches-long fingernails and matted, filthy beard made him look obviously insane.
20th Nov '16 9:00:34 PM NarpYarp
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! Historical Kingsguard
[[folder: Ser Arthur Dayne]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ser_arthur_dayne_001.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350: ''"I wish you good fortune in the wars to come."'']]
->'''Played By''': Luke Roberts

Ser Arthur Dayne was a member of Aerys II Targaryen's Kingsguard, who bore the legendary title of "Sword of the Morning". He was ordered by Prince Rhaegar to guard Lyanna Stark in the Tower of Joy along with another Kingsguard brother. He was killed in a fight against Eddard Stark's companions.
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* TheAce: Dayne was a legend during his lifetime, one that Jaime Lannister looked up to. When we finally see the flashback involving him, you see that his reputation was well-earned.
* AdaptationalVillainy: He doesn't give Ned a "sad smile" on meeting him at the Tower, and seems altogether colder and pragmatic, emphasizing his MasterSwordsman reputation over his strict devotion to Knighthood.[[labelnote: From the books]]The code of chivalry in the books in the case of duels and general conduct is to fight an opponent with the same weapons and armour. Ser Arthur in the books was famous for telling a disarmed opponent to pick up a sword and continue to fight and was highly strict about his practise of the knightly ethos. His use of two swords against an opponent with a single sword, which whole not overly advantageous in combat ability, is definitely unchivalrous in comparison to Book!Ser Arthur.[[/labelnote]]
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Ned Stark was considered by Ser Barristan to be a great swordsman, a man who fought Ser Jaime Lannister as an equal in Season 1, but Ser Arthur thoroughly outclassed him. This is one reason why Bran finds the duel surprising since he had heard his father was a great swordsman and is amazed to see that Ned didn't win cleanly.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He has shades of this, DualWielding and twirling his swords during the fight. That said Ser Arthur's skills more than match his bravado, so it's as much well earned confidence as it is arrogance.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Sword of the Morning's choice to dual wield swords against multiple opponents would have many drawbacks. However this just serves to showcase his incredible sword skills when he easily overcomes those shortcomings.
* DoomedByCanon: As Bran witnesses the fight, he already knows his lord father survives and Ser Arthur dies, yet becomes confused as Dayne is clearly a better swordsman than Ned. Cue the unexpected save from Howland Reed, which catches Bran off guard. [[labelnote:From the Books...]]Ned had been very frank in telling Bran that he would have been killed by Ser Arthur, if not for Howland Reed intervening to save his life.[[/labelnote]]
--> '''Bran Stark:''' He's better than my father.\\
'''Three-eyed Raven:''' ''Far better''.
* DualWielding: Unlike his book counterpart who only wielded the greatsword [[CoolSword Dawn]], in the show he wielded two swords in his fight with Ned Stark and his companions. This is, contary to general belief, a highly impractical means to swordfighting, providing little advantage beyond psychological effect, but Ser Arthur Dayne's ambidextrous skill with two longswords and his incredible deadliness conveys his great gifts as as swordsman and his OneManArmy reputation.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Ser Arthur Dayne was first mentioned by name in Season 4, when King Joffrey perused the White Book of the Kingsguard. A FreezeFrameBonus of the pages described the Tower of Joy battle.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: After he's stabbed by Howland and drops his swords, he looks expectantly at Ned who delivers his wordless request for a CoupDeGrace.
* FamousLastWords: ''"And now it begins."''
* HonorBeforeReason: The king he served is dead, the Prince who ordered him to guard this tower has also fallen but he chooses to go out fighting despite the option to simply step aside, honoring Rhaegar's orders until his last breath.
* InTheBack: He was stabbed in the neck from behind by Howland Reed.
* {{Irony}}: One of the greatest Knights in Westerosi history dies doing the least knightly of tasks, holding a girl hostage and attacking her brother who had come to rescue her.
** In actuality, he was protecting [[spoiler:the newborn Jon Snow]]. Ned Stark was close friends with Robert Baratheon, who would have demanded his death. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen One can only imagine what would have happened]] if Arthur Dayne assumed Ned was out there not for blood, but purely out of his concern for his sister, and told him what was actually happening.
* TheLastDance: Ser Arthur's tone before his final fight is clearly that of a man entering what he believes is his LastStand. Though he comes awfully close to overcoming the odds in front of him.
* LongDeadBadass: He died long before the event of the series but is seen through a flashback vision by Bran Stark.
* MasterSwordsman: In a series filled with great swordsmen past and present, Ser Arthur is revered as one of the greatest who ever lived. This is no better exemplified in his choice to dual-wield swords against multiple opponents, which would take a ridiculous amount of skill to do effectively. He more than proves his mettle by killing most of Ned's companions by himself.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He fully supports the Mad King and Prince Rhaegar and willingly stands guard to hold Lyanna hostage, intending to kill her brother and preventing her rescue.
* NearVillainVictory: Came close to decimating Ned and Howland Reed, this after the two of them and their friends survived all the wars and battles of Robert's Rebellion and came inches to achieving their original goal of saving Lyanna.
* NobleTopEnforcer: Though Rhaegar is kind of ambiguous in his villainy, Arthur doesn't seem to take any pleasure in fighting Ned to stop him from rescuing his sister as the profile picture shows and while less chivalrous than his book counterpart he does greet his opponent and wait that everyone is on guard before attacking.
* OneManArmy: Even after his companion had fallen, he managed to fight four opponents at once, killing three and almost killing Ned and Howland. The only reason Howland gets the jump on him is that Ser Arthur struck him down first, likely believing him dead or dying.
* PostFinalBoss: Of Robert's Rebellion, compared with [[ClimaxBoss Rhaegar Targaryen]] and [[FinalBoss Aerys II]]. He was the last Targaryen loyalist still fighting, defiantly, even after the war was over and he took three men with him before his death. Ned even mentions his King and Prince are already dead.
* TakingYouWithMe: His final stand has him slay three of Ned's party before finally falling.
* TheyCallHimSword: The title "Sword of the Morning" is granted by House Dayne only to its greatest living warrior.
* WorthyOpponent: Ned is visibly upset when he sees Ser Arthur stabbed in the neck and for the rest of his life told Bran that he considered Ser Arthur the greatest swordsman he had seen.
* YouShallNotPass: He is guarding The Tower of Joy from all intruders.
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[[folder: Lord Commander Gerold Hightower]]
!!Gerold Hightower
!!!The White Bull
->'''Played By''': Eddie Eyre

->''"Your friend The Usurper would be in the ground if we had been (at the Trident). "''

Gerold Hightower is Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. He died at the Tower of Joy.
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* CompositeCharacter: Has Gerold's name by WordOfGod, but has Oswell Whent's dialogue.
* ForWantOfANail: Hightower believes that TheUsurper, not Prince Rhaegar, would lie beneath the ground had they been by his side.
* HonorBeforeReason: He honors the final order given to him by Rhaegar and when Ned points out the prince is dead, his only response is to say Rhaegar would still be alive had he been fighting by his prince's side.
* TakingYouWithMe: He slays one of Ned's party before falling to the young Lord Stark's blade shortly afterwards.
* YouShallNotPass: Lord Commander Gerold refuses to stand aside for Eddard Stark, instead chooses to fight to the death.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Gets the one line before getting killed.
18th Nov '16 10:28:13 PM NarpYarp
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The High Sparrow ''loathes'' Baelor who he sees as the king who enslaved the Faith.
8th Nov '16 5:13:27 AM leelea
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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be this [[LukeIAmYourFather to Jon Snow]]. He died shortly before Jon's birth, while Jon's mother [[MissingMom Lyanna Stark]] [[DeathByChildbirth died shortly after his birth]]. However, before she died, she left Jon in the care of her brother Ned Stark, Jon's uncle, who raised Jon as his own child and protected him from the Baratheon Baratheon regime by hiding his true parentage, as Robert Baratheon would have killed Jon if this ever came out ([[ObliviousAdoption Meanwhile, Jon hasn't the slightest clue of any of this]]).]]

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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be this [[LukeIAmYourFather to Jon Snow]]. He died shortly before Jon's birth, while Jon's mother [[MissingMom Lyanna Stark]] [[DeathByChildbirth died shortly after his birth]]. However, before she died, she left Jon in the care of her brother Ned Stark, Jon's uncle, who raised Jon as his own child and protected him from the Baratheon Baratheon regime by hiding his true parentage, as Robert Baratheon would have killed Jon if this ever came out ([[ObliviousAdoption Meanwhile, Jon hasn't the slightest clue of any of this]]).]]
8th Nov '16 5:12:10 AM leelea
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* BaitTheDog: His more humane side is briefly seen during a love scene with Doreah, in which he talks nostalgically about the life he felt was taken away from him. However, Doreah inadvertently says the wrong thing and Viserys proceeds to overreact, flip out and revert back to his usual cruel temperment.

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* BaitTheDog: His more humane side is briefly seen during a love scene with Doreah, in which he talks nostalgically about the life he felt was taken away from him. However, Doreah inadvertently says the wrong thing and Viserys proceeds to overreact, flip out and revert back to his usual usually cruel temperment.nature.



* ItsAllAboutMe: He's never shares credit that it was his sister and Magister Illyrio that got him the Dothraki alliance, insisting it was his idea. Also he claims that the Dothraki are his people and army to command when they aren't and are actually Daenerys'. In the DVD extras, he narrates the history sections, giving the perspective of House Targaryen. While recounting the Sack of King's Landing, he mentions that he was spirited out of the city before it fell as, with his brother Rhaegar's death, he was now heir to the throne. Technically, he was second in line behind his nephew, Aegon. In fact, as his sister-in-law was a Dornish princess, he may well have been third in line behind his niece and nephew.(Dornish law puts women in the line of succession; while Dornish law doesn't officially apply to the royal line, had the Targaryens won, [[MightMakesRight Dorne would have had a significantly stronger army than the Targaryens, having not taken part in the war.]])

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* ItsAllAboutMe: He's never shares credit that it was his sister and Magister Illyrio that got him the Dothraki alliance, insisting it was his idea. Also he claims that the Dothraki are his people and army to command when they aren't and are actually Daenerys'. In the DVD extras, he narrates the history sections, giving the perspective of House Targaryen. While recounting the Sack of King's Landing, he mentions that he was spirited out of the city before it fell as, with his brother Rhaegar's death, he was now heir to the throne. Technically, he was second in line behind his nephew, Aegon. In fact, as his sister-in-law was a Dornish princess, he may well have been third in line behind his niece and nephew.nephew (Dornish law puts women in the line of succession; while Dornish law doesn't officially apply to the royal line, had the Targaryens won, [[MightMakesRight Dorne would have had a significantly stronger army than the Targaryens, having not taken part in the war.]])war]]).



* DarkMessiah: He's prophecised to be ''"The Stallion Who Mounts the World"'' (in which '[[UnusualEuphemism Mounts]]' doesn't mean 'Ride' but 'Fuck') the ''khal of khals'' who will lead the Dothraki to dominion over all the lands of the world.

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* DarkMessiah: He's prophecised prophesied to be ''"The Stallion Who Mounts the World"'' (in which '[[UnusualEuphemism Mounts]]' doesn't mean 'Ride' but 'Fuck') the ''khal of khals'' who will lead the Dothraki to dominion over all the lands of the world.



* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be this [[LukeIAmYourFather to Jon Snow]]. He died shortly before Jon's birth, [[MissingMom Lyanna]] followed him after [[DeathByChildbirth giving birth]], leaving Jon [[ParentalAbandonment completely orphaned]] (although [[ObliviousAdoption he hasn't the slightest clue]] of being an orphan since birth) and under Ned Stark's care.]]

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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: He's revealed to be this [[LukeIAmYourFather to Jon Snow]]. He died shortly before Jon's birth, while Jon's mother [[MissingMom Lyanna]] followed him after Lyanna Stark]] [[DeathByChildbirth giving birth]], leaving died shortly after his birth]]. However, before she died, she left Jon [[ParentalAbandonment completely orphaned]] (although [[ObliviousAdoption he in the care of her brother Ned Stark, Jon's uncle, who raised Jon as his own child and protected him from the Baratheon Baratheon regime by hiding his true parentage, as Robert Baratheon would have killed Jon if this ever came out ([[ObliviousAdoption Meanwhile, Jon hasn't the slightest clue]] clue of being an orphan since birth) and under Ned Stark's care.any of this]]).]]
31st Oct '16 11:38:18 AM InterestingCarSalesman
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* AlasPoorVillain: Not that he didn't earn his demise, but it's hard not to feel a little sorry for him as he pleads pathetically for his life.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Not that AssholeVictim: In the end, he didn't earn his demise, but it's hard not to feel a little sorry for him as he pleads dies pathetically pleading for his life.life. Even his sister wasn't remotely torn up about it, though granted he did just threaten to carve out her baby in front of everyone.
23rd Oct '16 2:40:07 PM outlander2012
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* HiddenDepths: Barristan tells Daenerys her brother was far happier being a musician than a warrior and relates some of the [[NoodleIncident exploits they got up]] when Rhaegar chose to practice his love of music to the people of King's Landing.
22nd Oct '16 4:43:16 PM Nuxx
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* HonorBeforeReason: Even when Ned points out the Targaryen king and prince he swore to protect are dead, his only response it to say it would have been different if he'd been there to protect Rhaegar and he fights to honor his prince's final order regardless.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Even He honors the final order given to him by Rhaegar and when Ned points out the Targaryen king and prince he swore to protect are is dead, his only response it is to say it would have been different if he'd been there to protect Rhaegar and would still be alive had he fights to honor been fighting by his prince's final order regardless.side.
22nd Oct '16 4:33:53 PM Nuxx
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* WeHardlyKnewYe Gets the one line before getting killed.

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* WeHardlyKnewYe ForWantOfANail: Hightower believes that TheUsurper, not Prince Rhaegar, would lie beneath the ground had they been by his side.
* HonorBeforeReason: Even when Ned points out the Targaryen king and prince he swore to protect are dead, his only response it to say it would have been different if he'd been there to protect Rhaegar and he fights to honor his prince's final order regardless.
* TakingYouWithMe: He slays one of Ned's party before falling to the young Lord Stark's blade shortly afterwards.
* YouShallNotPass: Lord Commander Gerold refuses to stand aside for Eddard Stark, instead chooses to fight to the death.
* WeHardlyKnewYe:
Gets the one line before getting killed.
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