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House Velaryon
House Targaryen

"A king should honor the traditions of his forbears."
―Jacaerys Velaryon[src]

Prince Jacaerys Velaryon,[c] nicknamed Jace, is a prince of the Targaryen dynasty, and the firstborn son of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. He is the rider of the dragon Vermax.[5]

Biography[]

Background[]

Jacaerys is the eldest son of Rhaenyra Targaryen and her husband Laenor Velaryon,[6] and older brother of Lucerys and Joffrey Velaryon. He is second-in-line to inherit the Iron Throne after his mother, Rhaenyra. Per an agreement between Viserys I Targaryen and Corlys Velaryon, Jacaerys is expected to take the name "Jacaerys Targaryen" upon acceding to the throne.[1]

Although presented as legitimate, Jacaerys and his brothers are in truth bastards fathered by Ser Harwin Strong.[2]

House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

Jace and Luke are playing with Harwin when Rhaenyra and Laenor return to their chambers in the Red Keep with the newborn Joffrey. There, Jace and Luke show the dragon egg that they chose for Joffrey, and Jace says that he let Luke choose. Laenor takes Jace and Luke back to the Dragonpit, where Jace is trained by Dragonkeepers to command Vermax. While there, Jace, Luke, and Aegon pull a joke on Aemond by giving him a pig dressed as a dragon and making squealing noises.[2]

Jace later trains in arms alongside Luke, Aegon, and Aemond under Ser Criston Cole. When Harwin advises Criston to train the boys equally, Criston grabs Jace and has him fight Aegon, who Criston has knock Jace to the ground. Harwin steps in to defend Jace, and Harwin is provoked by Criston into attacking him. As a result, Harwin is dismissed from court and sent back to Harrenhal. Harwin promises Jace that he will return. Jace runs to watch Harwin as he leaves, and Rhaenyra assures him that they will exchange letters. He then asks his mother if Harwin is his father, and if he is a bastard, but Rhaenyra tells him that he is a Targaryen, and that is all that matters.[2]

At the conclusion of a Small Council meeting, Rhaenyra proposes to betrothed Jacaerys with Alicent's daughter, Helaena in an effort to mend the rift between herself and Alicent and unite their families, to which Alicent ultimately declines. Jacaerys later departs with his mother, father, and younger brothers to Dragonstone.[2]

Jace is present with Rhaenyra, Laenor, Lucerys, and the rest of the royal family during the funeral of his aunt, Laena Velaryon. During the funeral reception after, Rhaenyra implores Jace to comfort his grieving cousins. Jace replies that he can sympathize with their grief, informing his mother that they should be at Harrenhal mourning the loss of Lord Lyonel and his true father, Ser Harwin. Rhaenyra chastises Jace that visiting Harrenhal would not be appropriate, reminding Jace that the Velaryons are their true family, while the Strongs are not. Jace proceeds to walk over to Baela and Rhaena, with Baela holding his hand for comfort.[4]

Later that evening, Jace is awoken by Baela and Rhaena, who informs him that someone has stolen Vhagar, their late mother's dragon. The trio, alongside Lucerys, proceed to confront a returning Aemond Targaryen, with Rhaena correctly deducing that he was the one who had taken Vhagar and stating that Vhagar was hers to claim. Aemond retorts that Vhagar is now his, before insulting Rhaena by stating that her cousins can find a pig for her to ride, causing Rhaena to angrily grapple with him. When Aemond pushes her to the ground, Baela punches him in the face, only for Aemond to do the same, threatening to feed Baela to Vhagar if she attacks him again. This prompts Jace to enter the fray, followed by Luke, but both are knocked to the ground. Despite this, Jace manages to push Aemond to the ground, and he, Baela, and Rhaena begin to pummel Aemond. Aemond manages to escape before grabbing Luke by the throat and brandishing a rock to hit him with, threatening to burn Luke alive just like his father, before calling Luke and Jace bastards. This prompts Jace to unsheathe a knife and attack him, but Aemond dodges him before hitting him in the head with the rock. As Aemond prepares to strike Jace again, Jace blinds him with sand before Luke grabs the dropped knife and slashes Aemond in the left eye. The commotion attracts the attention of Lord Commander Harrold Westerling and other members of the Kingsguard, including Ser Criston, ordering the children to cease fighting.[4]

The children are brought to the Hall of Nine, where King Viserys angrily demands to know from his Kingsguard how this happened, while Aemond's eye is tended to by Maester Kelvyn as Corlys, Rhaenys, Rhaenyra, and Daemon enter the hall. As the children begin arguing on who was responsible for the fight, Viserys orders them into silence, before demanding the truth from Aemond. Queen Alicent comments on what more can be said since Aemond was maimed by Luke. Rhaenyra states in the defense of her children that it was a regrettable accident, that her sons were only defending themselves, and that vile accusations of their parentage were uttered. When Viserys asks what insults were said, Jace states that Aemond called him and Luke bastards. Rhaenyra tells her father that since Jace is in line to inherit the throne, such rumors on Jace's legitimacy are the highest of treasons. Viserys demands for Aemond to tell him the truth on where he heard of these rumors, with Aemond replying Aegon told him. When Viserys questions Aegon on where he heard the rumors, Aegon simply states that everyone knows based on Jace and Luke's unusual Targaryen appearance.[4]

Viserys furiously demands that the children make peace with another as they are family, before declaring that anyone who question's the legitimacy of Rhaenyra's children will have their tongue's removed. Alicent states that this is insufficent, insisting that one of Rhaenyra's children should lose an eye in exchange for the one Aemond lost. Viserys flatly denies this course of action, but Alicent continues to press the issue, using her authority as queen to order Ser Criston to bring her one of Luke's eye, shocking the assembled court. Viserys again demands for Alicent to stop, but as he walks away, Alicent takes his Valyrian steel dagger and attempts to carry out the punishment herself, sending the hall into an uproar. Rhaenyra steps forward to protect Jace and Luke from Alicent, getting slashed in her left arm in the process.[4]

The following day, Jace is present with Luke and Rhaenyra as Maester Kelvyn sews her arm wound. He is subsequently dismissed by his mother alongside his brother Luke, when their father, Laenor, enters the room asking what happened.[4]

Following the incident with Aemond and the alleged murder and funeral of Laenor, Jace is present alongside Luke and their cousins, Baela and Rhaena, for the marriage of his mother and their father, Rhaenyra and Daemon, at Dragonstone.[4]

Six years pass, during which time Jace grows into a diligent and studious young man. He studies history and High Valyrian under the tutelage of Maester Gerardys, berating himself for making mistakes in his lessons, despite his mother's reassurances he has time to learn. Jace accompanies his mother, younger brothers, stepfather and cousin/stepsister Rhaena to King's Landing as Rhaenyra and Daemon attempt to challenge Vaemond Velaryon's effort to claim rule of Driftmark from Lucerys. While Rhaenyra and Daemon meet with Alicent and Viserys, Jace and Luke head to the Red Keep's yard. Jace fondly reminisces about their boyhood days training there, while Luke is more self-conscious of the stares of the courtiers, aware that his resemblance to Harwin Strong rather than Laenor Velaryon undermines his claim to Driftmark. The brothers notice a crowd forming around a sparring match; to their shock, they see Criston Cole duelling their uncle, Prince Aemond Targaryen, who has grown into a formidable warrior since they last met. Aemond spots his nephews in the crowd as he finishes his bout and asks Jace and Luke if they've come to train with a menacing edge to his voice. Jace and Luke are spared having to answer by the arrival of Vaemond.[7]

The next day, Jace attends a court session in the throne room to decide on the inheritance of Driftmark. He is a witness to his grandfather's arrival to preside over the matter. During the session, his grandmother Rhaenys backs Luke's claim to Driftmark, and announces she has accepted a proposal put to her by Rhaenyra to betroth Jace and Luke to Baela and Rhaena respectively, much to the surprise but happiness of both couples. Jace is offended when a defeated Vaemond angrily slanders him and his brothers as bastards and denounces Rhaenyra as a whore, but is taken by surprise when Daemon executes Vaemond for the insults with Dark Sister.[7]

That evening, Jace is a guest at a feast held in Viserys's quarters to try and appease tensions amongst the royal family. Despite being angered by his uncle Aegon's uncouth comments towards his betrothed, in the spirit of reconciliation, Jace offers a toast to Aegon and Aemond in recognition of their shared child, and offers his aunt Helaena Targaryen a dance, much to her delight. Unfortunately, the reconciliatory mood is shattered when Lucerys, amused at the memory of "the Pink Dread," can't help but snigger when a suckling pig is set on the table before Aemond. Infuriated by the reminder of his childhood humiliation, Aemond gets to his feet and sarcastically toasts Jace and Luke, calling them "wise, handsome, and strong." Aware Aemond is indirectly insulting them, Jace and Luke promptly get into a fight with Aemond and Aegon before Daemon separates them. Rhaenyra sends her sons and stepdaughters to their chambers, and the family returns to Dragonstone later that night.[7]

Unbeknowst to Rhaenyra's family, some time after, Viserys dies in his sleep and the Greens stage a coup to place Jace's uncle Aegon on the Iron Throne as King Aegon II Targaryen. Jace's grandmother Rhaenys escapes captivity in King's Landing with the help of Ser Erryk Cargyll and her dragon Meleys to bring word to Dragonstone.[8] Unaware of these events, Jace spars with Luke on Dragonstone's beach under the tutelage of Ser Steffon Darklyn of the Kingsguard; when Jace angrily berates Luke for his poor form in the bout, Steffon gently suggests Jace might go easier on his younger brother so Luke can learn what Jace is trying to teach. Their training is interrupted by Rhaenys, who brings them to their mother's bedchamber (Rhaenyra having been sent into premature labor by the news of her father's death and Aegon's usurping the throne); Rhaenyra tells them what has happened and commands Jace to ensure Daemon does nothing without her say-so. Jace interjects into a meeting Daemon is hosting with the lords of the Narrow Sea, the Kingsguard and the captains of Dragonstone's garrison and relays his mother's command. Daemon tries to override Jace, telling him he must patrol the skies on Vermax, but Jace holds firm and reiterates Rhaenyra's command. Daemon then takes Jace, along with Sers Steffon Darklyn and Lorent Marbrand to the Dragonmont, where Jace witnesses Daemon compel Lorent and Steffon swear oaths of fealty to Rhaenyra as Queen and him as her heir, under threat of having Caraxes burn them alive.[3]

Rhaenyra ultimately gives birth to a stillborn daughter, Jace's half-sister Visenya. Jace is in attendance at Visenya's funeral, and witnesses his mother's impromptu coronation as Queen of the Seven Kingdoms following the arrival of Erryk Cargyll with his grandfather's crown, being among the first to kneel to Rhaenyra. He also attends the subsequent first meeting of the Black Council.[3]

During negotiations between Rhaenyra and Otto Hightower on the bridge to Dragonstone, among the terms offered is that Rhaenyra will be confirmed as Lady of Dragonstone, with the title, castle and holdings passing to Jacaerys upon her death.[3]

At a second meeting of the Black Council the next day, Jace speaks up when Rhaenyra insists the Blacks must secure the loyalties of Houses Stark, Arryn and Baratheon for the coming conflict, volunteering himself and Lucerys as envoys, as the lords of the Great Houses will find it more difficult to refuse dragonriders than ravens. When Lord Corlys speaks in support of Jace's proposal, Rhaenyra agrees to send Jace to first the Eyrie and Winterfell to treat with Lady Jeyne Arryn and Lord Cregan Stark, while Luke goes to Storm's End to treat with Lord Borros Baratheon.[3]

That evening, on the bridge to Dragonstone, Rhaenyra speaks with Jace and Luke before they depart; Rhaenyra notes that the people of Westeros consider the Targaryens closer to gods than men, but if they aspire to rule Westeros, House Targaryen must answer to the gods of its people. To that end, she has Jace and Luke swear on a copy of The Seven-Pointed Star that they will be only messengers, not warriors, and take part in no fighting. Rhaenyra tells Jace that Cregan Stark is closer to his age than hers, hoping that they can find some common ground as young men, while assuring Lucerys that the eternally proud Borros Baratheon will be honored to host a prince of the realm. With that, three dragons depart Dragonstone: Jace atop Vermax, bound for the Eyrie and Winterfell, Rhaenys on Meleys to the Gullet, and Luke on Arrax headed for Storm's End.[3]

House of the Dragon: Season 2[]

Jace's diplomatic embassy to the Vale of Arryn meets with success: Lady Jeyne Arryn agrees to pledge her support to Rhaenyra in return for a dragon to defend the Vale against any retaliatory counterattack the Greens might send.[9]

Jace then continues onto Winterfell, where Cregan Stark treats him as an honored guest. Jace accompanies Cregan and a party of new recruits for the Night's Watch chosen by lottery to the Wall. The pair ascend to the top of the Wall, discussing the pact forged by their ancestors Aegon the Conqueror and Torrhen Stark, Jace noting Torrhen would only have forfeited the title of King in the North and bent the knee to Aegon if he believed the unity Aegon would offer could benefit the North. Jace adds that unity is now threatened, warning the realm will tear itself apart unless men honor their vows to support King Viserys's chosen heir. Cregan asserts his intention to honor his oath, but insists he needs to keep men to protect the north. Jace scoffs at the idea of Cregan wasting his men to guard "against wildlings and weather" while the Hightowers plot to usurp the Iron Throne, insisting the north's support and strength will be invaluable to his mother's efforts to press her claim.[9]

Cregan takes Jace to the same place along the Wall that King Jaehaerys and his sister-wife Alysanne Targaryen went to see. As the two youths contemplate the view beyond the Wall, Cregan tells Jace that both Jaehaerys and Alysanne's respective dragons (Vermithor and Silverwing) refused to go beyond the Wall, and asks if Jace really believes Cregan's ancestors "built a seven hundred foot wall to keep out snow and savages." When Jace asks what the Wall was meant to keep out, Cregan bluntly replies "Death." Cregan then agrees to muster an army of "greybeards" immediately, insisting that their age will not be a detriment to their fighting ability when Jace expresses his skepticism. At that moment, a member of the Night's Watch approaches to give him a message brought by a raven from Dragonstone. Cregan reads the message, and then looks to Jace with grim sympathy, as the message bears word of his younger brother, Prince Lucerys's murder at the hands of Aemond Targaryen.[9]

Jace returns to Dragonstone to inform his mother of his success. He reports to Rhaenyra in her quarters, relaying Lady Arryn's request and Lord Stark's promise of men, but his voice breaks out of grief for Lucerys, and Rhaenyra rises from her seat and embraces him. Jace attends a memorial service the family holds for Lucerys, throwing one of Luke's cloaks onto a pyre, before picking up his little brother Joffrey so he can throw his own tribute (a toy wooden horse) into the flames. Jace then hugs Joffrey close to him, tears in his eyes.[9]

Personality[]

Jace is good-natured. He wants to be a successful, respected ruler, and is willing to do whatever it takes to defend his family and his claim to the Iron Throne.[10] He is not concerned with the whispers of the royal court surrounding his legitimacy.[7]

Quotes[]

Spoken by Jacaerys[]

Jace: "Is Harwin Strong my father? Am I a bastard?"
Rhaenyra: "You are a Targaryen. That's all that matters."
— Jace asks his mother about his father[src]
"To Prince Aegon and Prince Aemond. We have not seen each other in years, but I have fond memories of our shared youth. And as men, I hope we may yet be friends and allies. To you and your family's good health, dear uncles."
―Jace's toast in his family dinner[src]
"We should bear those messages. Dragons can fly faster than ravens, and they're more convincing. Send us."
―Jace volunteers himself and Luke for his mother's cause[src]

Spoken about Jacaerys[]

"Do you think Rhaenyra's sons will be your playthings forever? As things stand, Rhaenyra will ascend the throne and Jacaerys Targaryen will be her heir."
―Alicent Hightower to Aegon Targaryen[src]

Family[]

Biological paternal[]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Legal paternal[]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1 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.

Maternal[]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

Behind the scenes[]

On March 30, 2022, HBO announced that Harry Collett had been cast in the role of Jacaerys Velaryon for House of the Dragon. His character description for Season 1 reads as follows:

"Eldest son of Rhaenyra Targaryen."[11]

His character description for Season 2 reads as follows:

"A dragonrider and the eldest son and heir of Queen Rhaenyra, though his paternity has been called into question."[12]

In the books[]

In Fire & Blood, Jacaerys was the firstborn son of Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon. Laenor wanted to name him after his deceased lover, Joffrey Lonmouth, but Lord Corlys insisted that the boy should have a traditional Valyrian name. Jacaerys's youngest full brother would be named Joffrey instead.

Appearances[]

Forthcoming[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 5: "We Light the Way" (2022).
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 6: "The Princess and the Queen" (2022).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 10: "The Black Queen" (2022).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 7: "Driftmark" (2022).
  5. Vermax. HBO. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  6. https://pressroom.warnermedia.com/us/bio/house-dragon-character-descriptions
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 8: "The Lord of the Tides" (2022).
  8. House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 9: "The Green Council" (2022).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 1: "A Son for a Son" (2024).
  10. Jacaerys Velaryon. HBO. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  11. Unknown author (Unknown date). House of the Dragon S1 | Character Descriptions. Warner Bros. Discovery. Retrieved April 25, 2023.
  12. Unknown author (Unknown date). House of the Dragon S2 | Character Descriptions. Warner Bros. Discovery. Retrieved June 5, 2024.
  13. House of the Dragon Season 2 | Episode 6 Preview | Max

Notes[]

  1. Jacaerys Velaryon is stated to be 16 years old in the script for "The Lord of the Tides," which takes place in 132 AC; therefore, he was born in 116 AC.
  2. In "A Son for a Son," Daemon Targaryen and Otto Hightower mention that days have passed since Viserys Targaryen and Lucerys Velaryon's deaths. Unlike the first season, no major time jumps are expected; therefore, House of the Dragon: Season 2 takes place in 132 AC.
  3. High Valyrian: Jakaerys Velarion
  4. Conjecture based on information from The World of Ice & Fire; may be subject to change.

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