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This page is about the daughter of Jaehaerys I. For the wife of Aenys I, see: Alyssa Velaryon
House Targaryen
House Targaryen

"Our mother, she had no regard for custom or tradition, rules."
―Viserys I Targaryen[src]

Princess Alyssa Targaryen was a daughter of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and the mother of King Viserys I Targaryen and Prince Daemon Targaryen. A dragonrider, her mount was Meleys, the Red Queen.

Biography[]

Background[]

Alyssa was the fifth child of King Jaehaerys I and Queen Alysanne.[citation needed] She was married to her older brother Prince Baelon.[1] She rode the dragon Meleys.[2]

House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

Alyssa is mentioned in the results of the Great Council at Harrenhal.[1]

After Daemon returns to King's Landing from the War for the Stepstones, he argues with Viserys over who was Alyssa's favorite son. Viserys maintains that Daemon was the favorite, as he and Alyssa were closer in personality.[3]

House of the Dragon: Season 2[]

While at Harrenhal, Daemon has a hallucination where he is having sex with Alyssa. Later, Alys Rivers tells Daemon it's a pity that he never knew his mother.[2]

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1 Jaehaerys had thirteen children in all. For simplicity, only the direct ancestors of future generations are on this family tree and they are not in the exact order of birth. The thirteen children in correct order are: Aegon, Daenerys, Aemon, Baelon, Alyssa, Maegelle, Vaegon, Daella, Saera, Viserra, Gaemon, Valerion, and Gael.

2 Due to the nature of their respective births and deaths, Baelon Targaryen, son of Viserys and Aemma, and Visenya Targaryen, daughter of Rhaenyra and Daemon, are not included on this family tree.

3 While Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffrey are officially Laenor's, he and Rhaenyra never had any biological issue. Their three sons were in fact fathered by Harwin Strong.

In the books[]

In Fire & Blood, Alyssa was the fifthborn child of Jaehaerys and Alysanne. She and Baelon had three sons: Viserys, Daemon, and Aegon, the latter dead in infancy.

Alyssa, named after her grandmother Alyssa Velaryon, was born in 60 AC. She was said to resemble her late sister Daenerys, but as she grew older the resemblance faded. Her tangled hair was dirty blond, her eyes mismatched violet and green. She was skinny and had a long face, big ears, a lopsided smile, and a crooked nose that she had broken at age 6. As a child, she would constantly avoid ladylike activities, preferring to ride horses, climb, and train at arms with wooden swords. She disliked spending time with other girls. She often said that she was "as bawdy a wench as any barmaid in King's Landing." During her childhood, Alyssa followed her older brother Baelon wherever he went, just as Baelon did with Aemon. Later, her younger sister Maegelle started clinging to her in the same way.

Alyssa was briefly a candidate to be married to Prince Aemon, but Queen Alysanne refused, having already planned to marry her to Prince Baelon. Alyssa and Baelon were inseparable, and their betrothal was made official in 73 AC. Alyssa once poured a flagon of wine over her brother Vaegon's head, after he had insulted their sister Daella to tears. The next year, during a session of sword training, Baelon brought Alyssa to the yard dressed in mail to fight Vaegon. She mocked and humiliated him, dancing around him, and Vaegon threw down his sword and stormed off.

Alyssa was married to Baelon in 75 AC. Reportedly, the wedding guests were greatly amused by the sounds coming from the bedchamber that night. That same year, she entered the Dragonpit to claim a dragon. Initially she wanted Balerion the Black Dread, though the Dragonkeepers persuaded her that he was too old and slow. She finally claimed Meleys the Red Queen. Alyssa and Baelon spent most of their time riding their dragons together, and in the bedchamber. Viserys was born to them in 77 AC, and nine days later she took him to the sky on the back of Meleys. A second son, Daemon, was born in 81 AC, who she also flew with.

In 84 AC, Alyssa gave birth to a third son, Aegon. She then told Baelon that she intended to give him twenty sons, "an army of your own." She died six months later at age 24 from complications, and Aegon died shortly before his first nameday. Baelon refused to take another wife or mistress.

Appearances[]

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Notes[]

  1. Conjecture based on information from The World of Ice & Fire; may be subject to change.

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