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This article is about the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell. For other characters who share the same name, see: Aegon Targaryen (disambiguation).
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"House Clegane was built upon dead children. I saw them lay Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaenys before the Iron Throne."
Thoros of Myr[src]

Prince Aegon Targaryen was the second child and firstborn son of the Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, with Elia Martell.

Biography

Slaughter

Aegon is killed by Gregor Clegane in front of his mother.

Aegon Targaryen was the son of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Princess Elia Martell. He had an older sister, Rhaenys Targaryen, and a younger paternal half-brother also named Aegon but raised under the name, Jon Snow.[1][2][3] For mysterious reasons, Rhaegar allegedly abducted "Jon's" mother Lyanna Stark, sparking a rebellion that ultimately deposed House Targaryen as the ruling house of Westeros. Rhaegar was killed by Robert Baratheon, who was Lyanna's betrothed, at the Battle of the Trident. Soon afterward, Aegon and Rhaenys were brutally murdered along with their mother by Ser Gregor Clegane during the Sack of King's Landing.[4]

Eventually, it is revealed that the High Septon at the time annulled the marriage of Rhaegar and Elia and officiated the marriage of Rhaegar and Lyanna on the same day.[5] Whether or not the annulment officially delegitimized Aegon and his sister has yet to be confirmed, however, "Jon's" apparent legitimacy as Rhaegar's last living son makes him "Aegon VI".[6]

Season 3

Thoros of Myr reminisces how he witnessed Gregor Clegane presenting the bodies of Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaenys before the Iron Throne.[7]

Season 4

Aegon is mentioned many times, along with his mother and sister, by his maternal uncle Oberyn Martell, who makes it quite clear that he wants justice for their deaths.[8][9][10] He gets his chance to confront Ser Gregor when Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by combat to prove his innocence in the death of his nephew, King Joffrey Baratheon. Oberyn volunteers to be Tyrion's champion after learning that Ser Gregor will be fighting for the crown.[10]

As the two champions commence battle at the trial, Oberyn identifies himself to the Mountain as the brother of Elia and reminds his opponent of the crime he committed against House Martell, saying, "You raped my sister, you murdered her, you killed her children." Despite wearing light armor and drinking before their fight, Oberyn initially gains the upper hand and proceeds to slowly cut down the Mountain all the while shouting in an ever louder voice, "You raped her! You murdered her! You killed her children!" Thinking his opponent to be fully incapacitated, Oberyn again demands the Mountain confess his crime and reveal who gave him the order, pointing accusingly at the Mountain's liege lord, Tywin Lannister. However, in his hubris Oberyn is unexpectedly caught off guard when the Mountain suddenly trips him up. Berserk with fury at nearly being killed by his opponent, the Mountain pins Oberyn to the ground and proceeds to gouge out his eyeballs, making him scream in agony, as he roars for all to hear, "Elia Martell! I killed her children! Then I raped her! Then I smashed her head...in like this!" He then crushes Oberyn's skull, effectively confirming the long-standing rumor of arguably his most infamous war crime.[11]

Family tree

Paternal

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aegon V
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Elia Martell
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Lyanna Stark
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Maternal

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Three or four younger Sand Snakes

In the books

In A Song of Ice and Fire, Aegon is the infant son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell. He was killed by Gregor Clegane bashing his head in against a wall - then while still covered in the gore of the baby's blood and brains, Gregor raped Aegon's mother and killed her (some say he cut her in half with his sword). In the books, Amory Lorch separately killed Aegon's sister Rhaenys but the TV series condensed this with Gregor killing both.

One of the visions Daenerys sees in the House of the Undying is of her brother Rhaegar, his wife and a baby: Rhaegar decides on the name "Aegon" for his newborn son, as he thinks the name fit for a king; Elia asks whether Rhaegar will make a song for their son, and he replies that Aegon, the prince that was promised, already has the song of ice and fire. Rhaegar then says enigmatically that there must be "one more", since "the dragon has three heads".

Later, Daenerys tells Jorah Mormont about her vision. Jorah confirms that the people she saw matched the description of Rhaegar and Elia, and the baby was their heir Aegon; he comments that if Aegon was "the prince that was promised", then the promise was broken when he was killed.

In the fifth novel, Daenerys muses about Aegon, who would have been the sixth of his name to sit on the Iron Throne. She believes that, had Aegon lived, she might have married him, as he would have been closer to her in age than Viserys.

See also

References

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Lord: Queen Daenerys Targaryen Heir: None
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Seat: Dragonstone Lands: Dragonstone
Title(s): Queen of Meereen · Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea · Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men (claimant) · Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms (claimant) · Protector of the Realm (claimant)
Ancestors:Aenar · Daenys · Aegon I, the Conqueror · Visenya · Rhaenys · Aenys I · Maegor I, the Cruel · Rhaena · Aegon · Jaehaerys I, the Concilliator · Alysanne Targaryen · Viserys I · Rhaenys · Daemon · Aemma Arryn · Rhaenyra · Alicent Hightower · Aegon II, the Usurper · Helaena Targaryen · Aemond · Aegon III · Viserys II Targaryen · Jaehaera · Jaehaerys · Maelor · Daeron I, the Young Dragon · Baelor I, the Blessed · Aegon IV, the Unworthy · Naerys · Aemon the Dragonknight · Daena the Defiant · Rhaena · Elaena · Daeron II, the Good · Daenerys of Sunspear · Myriah Martell · Daemon Blackfyre · Brynden Rivers · Aegor Rivers · Shiera Seastar · Baelor Breakspear · Aerys I · Aelinor · Rhaegel · Maekar I · Dyanna Dayne · Aerion Brightflame · Aegon V, the Unlikely · Duncan the Small · Daeron
Deceased members:Aerys II, the Mad · Rhaella Targaryen · Rhaegar Targaryen · Elia Martell · Rhaenys Targaryen · Aegon Targaryen · Lyanna Stark · Viserys Targaryen · Drogo · Rhaego · Aemon Targaryen
Household:{Ser Jorah Mormont} · Tyrion Lannister · {Ser Barristan Selmy} · {Rakharo} · Kovarro · Aggo · {Qhono} · {Irri} · {Doreah} · Jhiqui · Malakho · {Missandei} · Grey Worm · Daario Naharis · {Mossador}