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Dany rides Drogon s6 Meereen

Daenerys Targaryen rides Drogon for the first time.

Jon: "I don't know how to ride a dragon."
Daenerys: "Nobody does, until they ride a dragon."
Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen[src]

A dragonrider is an individual who is able to bond with and mount a dragon. The Targaryens are the only surviving house of the Valyrian dragonlords, making them the last known dragonriders.

Although only the Targaryens are able to ride dragons[1], The Night King was able to ride Viserion by reanimating his corpse and enslaving him.

Abilities

Due to the intelligence of dragons they can be trained to respond to vocal commands and to serve as battle mounts. Daenerys Targaryen has trained her three dragons to respond to vocal commands.

Known dragonriders

Dragonrider Dragon
Aegon the Conqueror Balerion
Visenya Targaryen Vhagar
Rhaenys Targaryen Meraxes
Maegor the Cruel Balerion
Jaehaerys the Conciliator Vermithor
Alysanne Targaryen Silverwing
Viserys I Targaryen Balerion
Aegon the Usurper Sunfyre
Rhaenyra Targaryen Syrax
Aemond Targaryen Vhagar
Daemon Targaryen Caraxes
Ulf the White Silverwing
Hugh Hammer Vermithor
Nettles Sheepstealer
Addam Velaryon Seasmoke
Rhaenys Targaryen Meleys
Lucerys Velaryon Arrax
Jacaerys Velaryon Vermax
Aegon the Dragonbane Stormcloud
Daenerys Targaryen Drogon
The Night King Viserion
Jon Snow/Aegon Targaryen Rhaegal

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, additional known dragonriders are:

Dragonrider Dragon
Aegon the Uncrowned Quicksilver
Aenys Targaryen Quicksilver
Aurion Unknown
Baela Targaryen Moondancer
Aerea Targaryen Balerion
Daeron the Daring Tessarion
Helaena Targaryen Dreamfyre
Jaenara Belaerys Terrax
Joffrey Velaryon Tyraxes
Laena Velaryon Vhagar
Laenor Velaryon Seasmoke
Rhaena Targaryen Dreamfyre

See also

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha8Qsx6_OBw&t=2m50s
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