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"Zaldrīzo aōho syt āeksio sagon aō bēvilza, dārilaros ñuhys, hae Dārilarot Āegot Vēsperzomy."
"(You must hold mastery over your dragon, my young princes, as Prince Aegon has with Sunfyre.)
―Dragonkeeper Elder[src]

Sunfyre,[b] also known as Sunfyre the Golden,[1] is a dragon bred by House Targaryen. He is bonded to King Aegon II Targaryen.



Sunfyre is said to be the most eye-catching of the dragons. He has golden scales that glisten in the sunlight,[1] and pink wings[3] as well as orange frills on his neck and body.[4]

House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

Sunfyre Driftmark

Sunfyre at Driftmark for the funeral of Laena Velaryon

Sunfyre stays at High Tide along with several other dragons during the funeral of Laena Velaryon. The next day, he flies back to King's Landing with Aegon Targaryen riding him.[3]

House of the Dragon: Season 2[]

Sunfyre injured

Sunfyre lies injured after the Battle at Rook's Rest.

Sunfyre nuzzles Aegon in the Dragonpit before they fly from King's Landing to Rook's Rest to join the ensuing battle. Upon sighting him and his dragon, Criston Cole declares to his men that the King himself is joining them on the battlefield. Aemond spots the golden dragon and issues Vhagar to wait before engaging in the battle. Upon spotting Meleys and Rhaenys attacking Cole's army, Aegon commands Sunfyre to blast them with his fire breath, after which a fierce aerial melee ensues. After being brutally slashed in the chest by Meleys' claws, Sunfyre briefly breaks free, dousing many of the Green soldiers below with his spilled, smoking blood before almost immediately being attacked by the larger dragon once more. As Meleys clamps her jaws around Sunfyre's right wing, the golden dragon bites off one of her horns in return. When Vhagar and Aemond enter the fray, the young prince commands Vhagar to blast both Sunfyre and Meleys with her fire breath. The blast of Vhagar's flames sets fire to one of Sunfyre's wings, causing him along with Aegon to crash into a nearby forest. Sunfyre and Aegon survive the fall, but both are severely injured, with Sunfyre instinctively protecting Aegon by coiling around him even in such a wounded state.[4]

In the books[]

In Fire & Blood, Sunfyre's egg hatched at the Dragonmont. He had shining gold scales and pale pink wing membranes, and he breathed golden fire. He was, according to Archmaester Gyldayn, the most beautiful dragon in recorded history: his scales were not just similar to a golden yellow, but literally looked like gold metal shining in the sunlight. Sunfyre was a young adult dragon by the time of the Dance, older than Vermax and Tessarion but still younger than some of the blacks' dragons, like Syrax and Meleys. Despite his relative youth, he quickly grew to be quite strong and formidable.

Aegon II took a golden three-headed dragon as his personal sigil to honor Sunfyre.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sunfyre. HBO. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  2. House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 6: "The Princess and the Queen" (2022).
  3. 3.0 3.1 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 7: "Driftmark" (2022).
  4. 4.0 4.1 House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 4: "The Red Dragon and the Gold" (2024).


  1. Conjecture based on information from Fire & Blood; may be subject to change.
  2. High Valyrian: VezosPerzys Vēsperzys

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