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* WomanInWhite: Her most obvious stylistic choice that's gone down in folklore and history both.



* WomanInWhite: She preferred to dress in lace, silver and ivory, considering gold too vulgar. Interestingly, Bittersteel, the brother she rejected for Bloodraven, carried an association with gold, creating the Golden Company.


[[folder:Princess Aerea Targaryen]]
!!Princess Aerea Targaryen

One of the twin daughters born to Princess Rhaena and Prince Aegon while they were sheltered at Casterly Rock. Originally a shy and scared child, she grew up to be an juvenile delinquent. She is noted for having claimed Balerion and having disappeared for a year before turning up in King's Landing and dying an horrific and mysterious death.

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[[folder:Princess Aerea Targaryen]]
!!Princess Aerea Targaryen

One
[[folder:Tyanna of the twin daughters born to Princess Rhaena Tower]]
!!Queen Tyanna, mistress of whisperers
!!!Tyanna of the Tower, the king's raven, the mistress of whispers, the mistress of spiders
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Maegor's Pentoshi mistress (later the third of his wives)
and Prince Aegon while they were sheltered at Casterly Rock. Originally a shy Mistress of Whisperers. She was said to practice sorcery and scared child, she grew up to be an juvenile delinquent. alchemy. She is noted for having claimed Balerion was executed by her husband in 48 AC after confessing to poisoning his other wives (resulting in their children's deformities and having disappeared for a year before turning up in King's Landing and dying an horrific and mysterious death.stillbirths).



* AttentionWhore: During her stay at King's Landing, she thoroughly enjoyed the attention she got as King Maegor's heir.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Absolutely hated the time she spent on Dragonstone with no friends and forbidden by her mother to spend time anywhere else, to the point where she flew away with Balerion. [[spoiler: This resulted in Balerion flying her to possibly the worst place on the planet, Valyria, and ultimately her horrific death]].
* TheBeastmaster: Averted. Aerea loved dragons and considered them her only friends on Dragonstone. She claimed Balerion as her own dragon and flew out to sea with him, but she was a young girl with no experience riding dragons and Balerion was a huge, old and stubborn dragon who likely ignored her commands.
* BodyHorror: This was the condition she was in when she returned to King's Landing, a gaunt, charred girl that was being burned alive from the inside and had [[spoiler:monster worms inside her]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Boy howdy. Died perhaps the single most painful and horrific death of all the Targaryens, and in a manner that could give Kane from ''Film/{{Alien}}'' a run for his money.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: When she returned to Kings Landing on the back of Balerion, she was gaunt, was visibly burning from the inside out, her [[EyeScream eyes burst from inside her skull]], but worst of all she had [[spoiler:large, worm like creatures with faces and arms crawling inside her which burst out of her and died when she was treated with ice.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She got along much better with animals than humans.
* HeirClubForMen: Averted. Aerea was named as both Maegor's and Jaehaerys's lawful heir until a son was born to them.
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a RoyalBrat of epic proportions, she loved animals, spending most of her time in the kennels, stables and dragon yards. She was very fond of her horses and hounds, and the dragons on Dragonstone, considering them her only friends. She also enjoyed working in the Red Keep's stables.
* IHaveYourWife: She was one of the proverbial wives. Rhaena had her and her sister hidden without knowing where they were going, but Tyanna found them and made them hostages to ensure their mother would marry Maegor.
* {{Jerkass}}: She was noted to be incredibly rude and mean to those she interacted with, abused her servants, and once dumped a chamber pot on her stepfather's head to vent after an argument with her mother.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Septon Barth, who attempted to treat Aerea and was there when she died, wrote one personal account of the horrors he saw, which remained hidden for over a century, and never brought it up in any of his writings afterwards.
* LonelyRichKid: At King's Landing, there were many other young girls for her to play with, but when she was taken to live at Dragonstone, it was a lonely and quiet place where her mother didn't even allow her to mingle with the children of smallfolk. Her only friends were the dragons.
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:According to Septon Barth, she begged him to kill her repeatedly, in-between bursts of noises no human being could make.]]
* NothingIsScarier: The only coherent words she's recorded as saying on her return was "I never-". [[spoiler:Note that this was as she fell off the back of a wounded dragon, gaunt, frail and in tattered rags, from wherever it was Balerion had gone.]]
* PolarOppositeTwins: To her sister, Rhaella, who was a shy and obedient girl training to be a Septa. As children, their personalities was other way around and the sudden change in their demeanors lead many to believe that the two had been [[TwinSwitch secretly switched]] for the sake of convenience.
* RebelliousPrincess: She was one of the biggest delinquents ever produced by House Targaryen, constantly defied the wishes of her mother and her septa, bullied and insulted everyone she came across and she claimed the dragon who killed her father and ran away from home.
* RiddleForTheAges: "Where did Aerea take Balerion?" Or rather, "Where did Balerion take Aerea?" [[spoiler:Septon Barth deduced that the ruins of Valyria could be the only answer.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Seemingly claimed Balerion and disappeared to escape her mother and Dragonstone, but this proved to be the death of her.
* TeensAreMonsters: In King's Landing, Aerea led a gang of young girls who terrorized the Red Keep. After her mother forced her to move to Dragonstone she regularly took her anger and frustrations out on everyone.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Was a shy and quiet girl in her youth before become a rebellious teen.

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* AttentionWhore: During her stay at King's Landing, she thoroughly enjoyed AllThereInTheManual: Only mentioned in ''[[Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire The World of Ice & Fire]]''.
* BastardBastard: She was rumored to be
the attention she got as King illegitimate daughter of a Pentoshi magister.
* BiTheWay: It was rumored that Tyanna was not only
Maegor's heir.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Absolutely hated the time she spent on Dragonstone with no friends and forbidden by her mother to spend time anywhere else, to the point where she flew away with Balerion. [[spoiler: This resulted in Balerion flying her to possibly the worst place on the planet, Valyria, and ultimately her horrific death]].
* TheBeastmaster: Averted. Aerea loved dragons and considered them her only friends on Dragonstone. She claimed Balerion as her own dragon and flew out to sea with him,
lover, but she was a young girl with no experience riding dragons and Balerion was a huge, old and stubborn dragon who likely ignored her commands.
* BodyHorror: This was the condition she was in when she returned to King's Landing, a gaunt, charred girl that was being burned alive from the inside and had [[spoiler:monster worms inside her]].
Alys Harroway's as well.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Boy howdy. Died perhaps the single most painful and horrific death of all the Targaryens, and in a manner [[spoiler:After admitting that could give Kane from ''Film/{{Alien}}'' a run for his money.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: When she returned to Kings Landing on the back of Balerion, she was gaunt, was visibly burning from the inside out, her [[EyeScream eyes burst from inside her skull]], but worst of all
she had [[spoiler:large, worm like creatures lied about Alys's infidelity ''and'' poisoned Maegor's other wives, causing them to give birth to deformed monstrosities, Maegor cut her heart out with faces Blackfyre and arms crawling inside her which burst out of her and died when she was treated with ice.fed it to his dogs.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She got along much better with animals than humans.
* HeirClubForMen: Averted. Aerea was named as both
TheDragon: To Maegor.
** CoDragons: For a time she ruled King's Landing alongside
Maegor's and Jaehaerys's lawful heir until a son was born to them.
Hand Edwell Celtigar.
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a RoyalBrat of epic proportions, she loved animals, spending most of her time in the kennels, stables and dragon yards. GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She was very fond of her horses and hounds, and the dragons on Dragonstone, considering them her only friends. She also enjoyed working in bride of Maegor who shared his penchant for cruelty, and spent her reign torturing, killing, and conspiring to bring about the Red Keep's stables.
deaths of thousands.
* IHaveYourWife: HighClassCallGirl: A courtesan.
* InSeriesNickname:
She was one of the proverbial wives. Rhaena had her and her sister hidden without knowing where they were going, but Tyanna found them and made them hostages to ensure their mother would marry Maegor.
* {{Jerkass}}: She was noted to be incredibly rude and mean to those she interacted with, abused her servants, and once dumped a chamber pot
known as "the king's raven", on her stepfather's head to vent after an argument with her mother.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Septon Barth, who attempted to treat Aerea and was there when she died, wrote one personal
account of the horrors he saw, which remained hidden for her black hair and her influence over a century, Maegor. She was also known as the mistress of whispers and never brought it up in any the mistress of his writings afterwards.
spiders.
* LonelyRichKid: At King's Landing, there LadyMacbeth: [[spoiler:Some of Maegor's worst offenses were many other young girls for instigated by her, including his murder of Queen Alys and her to play with, but when she was taken to live at Dragonstone, it was a lonely and quiet place where her mother didn't even allow her to mingle with the children of smallfolk. Her only friends were the dragons.
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:According to Septon Barth, she begged him to kill her repeatedly, in-between bursts of noises no human being could make.
entire house after Tyanna (falsely) claimed that Alys had cheated on him.]]
* NothingIsScarier: The only coherent words she's recorded as saying on her return was "I never-". [[spoiler:Note MasterPoisoner: [[spoiler:She claimed to have poisoned Maegor's other brides so that this was as she fell off the back of a wounded dragon, gaunt, frail their children would be born twisted and in tattered rags, from wherever it was Balerion had gone.deformed.]]
* PolarOppositeTwins: To TheMedic: She treated Maegor after he fell into a coma following his Trial by Seven against Ser Damon Morrigen and six Warrior's Sons.
* TheMistress: Served as Maegor's mistress for several years before he married
her sister, Rhaella, who was a shy and obedient girl training upon becoming King.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler:She lied
to be a Septa. As children, their personalities was other way around and the sudden change in their demeanors lead many to believe Maegor that the two Alys had been [[TwinSwitch secretly switched]] for the sake of convenience.
* RebelliousPrincess: She was one of the biggest delinquents ever produced
cheated on him. He responded by House Targaryen, constantly defied the wishes of murdering her mother and her septa, bullied and insulted everyone she came across and she claimed the dragon who killed her father and ran away from home.
* RiddleForTheAges: "Where did Aerea take Balerion?" Or rather, "Where did Balerion take Aerea?" [[spoiler:Septon Barth deduced that the ruins of Valyria could be the only answer.
entire family, with Tyanna herself torturing Alys to death.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Seemingly claimed Balerion and disappeared to escape her mother and Dragonstone, but this proved to be the death TheSpymaster: Worked as Maegor's Mistress of her.
Whisperers.
* TeensAreMonsters: In King's Landing, Aerea led a gang of young girls TortureTechnician: She tortured Maegor's enemies, including Prince Viserys, who terrorized the Red Keep. After her mother forced her to move to Dragonstone she regularly took her anger and frustrations out on everyone.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Was a shy and quiet girl in her youth
"questioned" for nine days before become a rebellious teen.he died.

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* NiceGuy: He was the only one gracious enough to accept kid Barristan's challenge at a tourney, even though Barristan was not even a knight & quite obviously not even in the same league, skill & experience wise. Even after unhorsing kid Barristan, Prince Duncan did not laugh at him but helped him to his feet & nicknamed him "The Bold".


* IHaveYourWife: Aegon II kept her alive after their dragon battle as a hostage to force her Velaryon in-laws to submit to him, threatening to have Baela beheaded if they didn't bend the knee to him. Aegon II also threatened Corlys Velaryon that if his son Alyn failed to stop the Braavosi fleet transporting Rhaenyra's forces from the Vale to assault King's Landing, [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure Baela would lose her head for it]].

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* IHaveYourWife: Aegon II kept her alive after their dragon battle as a hostage to force her Velaryon in-laws to submit to him, threatening to have Baela beheaded if they didn't bend the knee to him. Aegon II also threatened Corlys Velaryon that if his son Alyn failed to stop the Braavosi fleet transporting Rhaenyra's forces from the Vale to assault King's Landing, [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure Baela would lose her head for it]]. Unfortunately for Aegon, that threat was just the push Corlys needed to arrange his assassination.


* ForgetsToEat: As part of his general anhedonia, he sometimes had to be reminded to take meals.



* RageQuit: Early in his training, due to having a DrillSergeantNasty. The fact he was king spared him from the man's usual response of brutal retaliation... but it didn't save Gaemon.

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* RageQuit: Early in his sword training, due to having a DrillSergeantNasty. The fact he was king spared him from the man's usual response of brutal retaliation... but it didn't save Gaemon.



* StargazingScene: As per F&B, he was noted during his regency to spend long hours of the night gazing at stars.

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* StargazingScene: As per F&B, Literature/FireAndBlood, he was noted during his regency to spend long hours of the night gazing at stars.stars, despite his general lack of enjoyment in pretty much anything.

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** According to Grand Master Gyldayn, his mother took Viserys riding on a dragon when he was ''nine days old''. The infant Viserys was apparently smiling happily the whole time.


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* HiddenDepths: Zig-zagged. He was smart enough to realise Alicent was determined to put her son on the throne (hence why he refused her request to marry Aegon and Rhaenyra, since he could see the siblings loathed each other), but he never did anything to rein his wife in.


* PoliceState: His tenure as Hand of the King largely consisted in turning Westeros into one. He built a vast network of spies, had his own private organization "The Raven's Teeth", run security and likewise [[spoiler:used his magical abilities]] to peek wherever he could. Any public declaration of Blackfyre sympathies however innocuous was found out and stamped with extreme prejudice and nobody felt comfortable speaking their minds. This needless to say made him highly unpopular and the popular song "A thousand eyes, and one" is not complimentary.

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* PoliceState: His tenure as Hand of the King largely consisted in turning Westeros into one. He built a vast network of spies, had his own private organization "The Raven's Teeth", run security and likewise [[spoiler:used his magical abilities]] to peek wherever he could. Any public declaration of Blackfyre sympathies however innocuous was found out and stamped out with extreme prejudice and nobody felt comfortable speaking their minds. This needless to say made him highly unpopular and the popular song "A thousand eyes, Thousand Eyes, and one" One" is not complimentary.



* ShroudedInMyth: The banner carrier for the trope. He's one of the most over-the-top straight-fantasy characters in ASOIAF, a series that is considered high-fantasy, to the fringes of absurdity.

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* ShroudedInMyth: The banner carrier for the trope. He's one of the most over-the-top straight-fantasy HighFantasy characters in ASOIAF, a series that is generally considered high-fantasy, LowFantasy, to the fringes of absurdity.


* DamselInDistress: After her battle with Aegon, she was nearly killed by one of his underlings and only spared so she might be kept alive as a prisoner. When Sunfyre died, Aegon ordered her beheaded for her part in fatally injuring his beloved dragon, only relenting when his maester pointed out she'd be a useful hostage for the loyalty of her Velaryon inlaws.

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* DamselInDistress: After her battle with Aegon, she was nearly killed by one of his underlings and only spared so she might be kept alive as a prisoner. When Sunfyre died, [[EvilIsPetty Aegon ordered her beheaded for her part in fatally injuring his beloved dragon, dragon]], only relenting when his maester pointed out she'd be a useful hostage for the loyalty of her Velaryon inlaws.



* IHaveYourWife: Aegon II kept her alive after their dragon battle as a hostage to force her Velaryon in-laws to submit to him, threatening to have Baela beheaded if they didn't bend the knee to him.

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* IHaveYourWife: Aegon II kept her alive after their dragon battle as a hostage to force her Velaryon in-laws to submit to him, threatening to have Baela beheaded if they didn't bend the knee to him. Aegon II also threatened Corlys Velaryon that if his son Alyn failed to stop the Braavosi fleet transporting Rhaenyra's forces from the Vale to assault King's Landing, [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure Baela would lose her head for it]].


* FanOfUnderdog: She admired her eldest brother Daeron I despite that the guy was a GloryHound king who got killed in the war he started. She also admired her infamous grandfather, Daemon the Rogue Prince, whom she named her son after. [[LoserSonOfALoserDad Guess how her son and his descendants turned out to be?]]

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* FanOfUnderdog: She admired her eldest brother Daeron I despite that the guy was a GloryHound king who got himself killed in the war he started. She also admired her infamous grandfather, Daemon the Rogue Prince, whom she named her son after. [[LoserSonOfALoserDad [[LoserSonOfLoserDad Guess how her son and his descendants turned out to be?]]

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* FanOfUnderdog: She admired her eldest brother Daeron I despite that the guy was a GloryHound king who got killed in the war he started. She also admired her infamous grandfather, Daemon the Rogue Prince, whom she named her son after. [[LoserSonOfALoserDad Guess how her son and his descendants turned out to be?]]

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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[UnreliableNarrator According to Daemon Blackfyre's supporters]], Aegon IV promised that Daemon was allowed to have [[{{Polyamory}} more than one wife]] as Aegon [[ArrangedMarriage wanted a marriage alliance]] with Tyrosh while Daemon wanted to marry Daenerys [[MarryForLove for love]]. When Daeron ascended to the throne, however, he forbid Daemon to have more than one wife, which is likely another reason why Daemon rebelled.


** [[ICouldaBeenAContender If she became queen after Baelor's death]], her son Daemon Waters could've been legitimized earlier as, being the monarch, she could legitimize him on her own so he could be her heir. There would've never been a Daemon Blackfyre and House Blackfyre, just a Daemon Targaryen and his own Targaryen descendants.

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** [[ICouldaBeenAContender If she became queen after Baelor's death]], her bastard son Daemon Waters could've been legitimized earlier as, being the monarch, she could legitimize him on her own so he could be and make him her heir. There would've never been a Daemon Blackfyre and House Blackfyre, just a Daemon Targaryen and his own Targaryen descendants.


* ForWantOfANail: Had she been less "the Defiant" with her cousin, she ''might'' have been Queen in her own right (granted, the epitaph of the Dance would have been a giant hurdle). But, a less outrageously HotBlooded display on her part contrasted with Aegon's own feckless behaviour could have meant no King Aegon the Unworthy, no Blackfyres, no Rebellions and no Golden Company siphoning exiled, skilled men still seeking some honour from the Wall for decades. A call for a Great Council could have seen it all happen upon Baelor's death, given Viserys' support -- which he might well have given... ''if he trusted her''. Shagging his son to get back at your husband by baby? Not very trust-inducing. Whatever else could have gone wrong, Westerosi history would look different.

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* ForWantOfANail: ForWantOfANail:
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Had she been less "the Defiant" with her cousin, she ''might'' have been Queen in her own right (granted, the epitaph of the Dance would have been a giant hurdle). But, a less outrageously HotBlooded display on her part contrasted with Aegon's own feckless behaviour could have meant no King Aegon the Unworthy, no Blackfyres, no Rebellions and no Golden Company siphoning exiled, skilled men still seeking some honour from the Wall for decades. A call for a Great Council could have seen it all happen upon Baelor's death, given Viserys' support -- which he might well have given... ''if he trusted her''. Shagging his son to get back at your husband by baby? Not very trust-inducing. Whatever else could have gone wrong, Westerosi history would look different.different.
** [[ICouldaBeenAContender If she became queen after Baelor's death]], her son Daemon Waters could've been legitimized earlier as, being the monarch, she could legitimize him on her own so he could be her heir. There would've never been a Daemon Blackfyre and House Blackfyre, just a Daemon Targaryen and his own Targaryen descendants.

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* TheMistress: To Alyn Velaryon, who was married to her aunt Baela. Possibly to Aegon IV as well.

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* PracticallyDifferentGenerations: As a consequence of him ReallyGetsAround, some of his bastard children are actually younger than his legitimate son's kids. Even his legitimate children Daeron and Daenerys are 19 years apart in age.

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