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House Targaryen
House Targaryen

"Eventually, after centuries of courtship, House Martell got into bed with the Targaryens. We took King Daeron II and his sister for our own, before they could take each other, and six kingdoms became seven."
Oberyn Martell[src]

King Daeron II Targaryen,[d] also called Daeron the Good, is the twelfth king of the Targaryen dynasty to rule the Seven Kingdoms. He is known for peacefully bringing Dorne into the realm.

Biography[]

Background[]

Daeron is the son of King Aegon IV Targaryen and Queen Naerys Targaryen, born in 159 AC.[a] He has a sister, Princess Daenerys. He also has several half-siblings, including Daemon Blackfyre, Brynden Rivers, Aegor Rivers, and Shiera Seastar.[citation needed]

Daeron's objection to his father's plan to invade Dorne supposedly prompted the king to incite Ser Morgil Hastwyck to spread a rumor that Daeron was the bastard son of Prince Aemon the Dragonknight and Queen Naerys. This, along with the king's deathbed legitimization of Daemon Blackfyre, became a major justification for the Blackfyre Rebellion.[3]

When he was twenty years old, he married Myriah of House Martell at Sunspear. With her, he fathered four sons - Baelor, Aerys, Rhaegel, and Maekar.[4]

During his reign, his half-brother Daemon rebelled against his rule to claim the Iron Throne for himself.[citation needed]

Game of Thrones: Season 1[]

Daeron II, along with siblings and progeny, is mentioned in the House Targaryen entry of the book, The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms. He is described as being purple-blue of eye, silver of hair, and round of shoulders.[4]

Game of Thrones: Season 4[]

Tyrion Lannister mentions that Daeron the Good is one of the kings analyzed in the classic book, The Lives of Four Kings, when he gives a copy of the book to King Joffrey as a wedding present.[2]

Game of Thrones: Season 8[]

Bran tells Tyrion that his wheelchair is of the same design as the one Daeron built for his crippled nephew 120 years ago.[5]

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Daeron I
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In the books[]

Roman Papsuev - Daeron II Targaryen

Daeron II Targaryen by Roman "Amok" Papsuev.©

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Daeron II was a dignified man. He had a kind thoughtful face. He was round-shouldered, with thin legs and a small pot belly. His face has a certain quiet strength, though, and his eyes are clear and full of resolve. He wore his father's elaborate dragon Crown. On his coinage, he was depicted as clean-shaven. He was not a warrior by any means, but a cultured, scholarly man who kept company with maesters and other learned men.

After the failed Conquest of Dorne, Daeron's uncle King Baelor the Blessed arranged the marriage of Daeron to Princess Myriah Martell of Dorne as part of a dual marriage pact between the two kingdoms, thus bringing peace to the Seven Kingdoms. He also officiated at the wedding ceremony. Princess Myriah brought many of her native manners and customs with her, and many noble Dornishmen and women flocked to his court, all serving to give life in the Red Keep a foreign flavor, and alienating many of Daeron's nobles and courtiers. In 170AL they had their first son, whom they named Baelor in honor of Baelor the Blessed. Daeron founded a new castle at Summerhall, in the Dornish Marches, roughly where Dorne, the Reach, and the Stormlands come together.

Late in Aegon IV's reign, it was whispered that his father had come to believe that Daeron was not his son, but the product of an illegitimate union between his wife Naerys and their brother, Aemon, and was planning to disinherit Daeron in favor of Daemon Blackfyre. Others counter that Aegon IV himself started this rumor, because he was disgusted that his trueborn son Daeron was an intelligent and scholarly man, and he simply wished he wasn't really his son. As this theory goes, Aegon IV had became so impressed with his bastard son Daemon Blackfyre, who was a consummate warrior and personally charismatic (though he had no experience at politics), that he increasingly wanted to name Daemon as his official heir. Despite all the taunts, japes and disparities he heaped upon his son, Aegon never formally disowned Daeron. Accounts differ as to why, but the most likely explanation is that Aegon feared a civil war if he did so, as many lords who had grown sick of Aegon's corruption and depravity would fight to defend Daeron's rights (the Martells chief among them).

Daeron ascended to the throne, however, following Aegon IV's sudden illness and death, following his ascension he wore his father's elaborate dragon crown to legitimize his claim, and gave Daemon lands in the Crownlands to build a castle to quench his claim to the Iron Throne. Nevertheless, several military-minded lords gathered around Daemon and supported his claim to the Iron Throne, causing the Blackfyre Rebellion.

Appearances[]

References[]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms states that Daeron II Targaryen was born in 159 AC.
  2. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: Season 1 takes place eighty-nine years before Game of Thrones according to its FTIA page. In "You Win or You Die," Jorah Mormont receives a pardon stating that the current year is 298. This places A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms in 209 AC, the same date as in the books.
  3. Conjecture based on information from George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire — A Game of Thrones Guide; may be subject to change.
  4. High Valyrian: Dāeron II Targārien
  5. Conjecture based on information from The World of Ice & Fire; may be subject to change.

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Preceded by Prince of Dragonstone
? - 184 AC
Succeeded by
Preceded by King of the Andals and the First Men
184 - present
Incumbent


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