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House Targaryen
House Targaryen

Prince Vaegon Targaryen[a] was the seventh child of King Jaehaerys I and Good Queen Alysanne.[1]

Biography[]

Vaegon's claim to the throne was briefly considered among 13 other claimants at the Great Council at Harrenhal. Only Prince Viserys and Princess Rhaenys gained considerable support, however.[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, Vaegon was born in 63 AC. He was exceedingly bookish, and people around him considered him sour. Having never claimed a dragon, he was called "Vaegon the Dragonless."

It was assumed that he would marry his sister Daella, but Vaegon showed no interest in her. In 73 AC, he insulted Daella to tears after one of the queen's companions asked when the two would marry. His older sister Alyssa poured a flagon of wine over his head for that, to which Vaegon replied that she had wasted Arbor gold.

At the king's request, Prince Baelon started training Vaegon at arms. Even after a year Vaegon did not improve, having neither the talent nor the interest. On their final session, Baelon made Vaegon fight their sister Alyssa, hoping that the prospect of losing to a girl would make him put in more effort. Alyssa mocked and danced around him in the yard, and finally Vaegon threw down his sword and stormed off.

Grand Maester Elysar once gave Vaegon a pornographic book, hoping it might increase Vaegon's interest in women. He kept the book, but showed no change in behavior.

In 78 AC, the king and queen sent Vaegon off to the Citadel of Oldtown to become an archmaester (Grand Maester Elysar firmly stated that Vaegon did not have what it takes to be a household maester). He was apparently pleased by this, as Jaehaerys told Alysanne that he thought Vaegon had almost smiled. He eventually earned a ring, rod, and mask of yellow gold, signifying an expertise in mathematics or economics.

In 101 AC, after the death of Prince Baelon, Vaegon was supposedly offered the title of Prince of Dragonstone by the king, which he refused. It was Vaegon who then proposed the Great Council of 101 AC. Despite his disinterest in the throne, and his vows as a maester disinheriting him, his claim was briefly discussed at the Great Council as all possible options besides Viserys, Rhaenys, and Laenor were left open for discussion.

Vaegon is not mentioned in Fire & Blood after the Great Council. It is unknown whether he lived during the Dance of the Dragons: it is physically plausible, as he would have been only 66 years old by the outbreak of the civil war in 129 AC.

Appearances[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jaehaerys I Targaryen. HBO. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  2. House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 1: "The Heirs of the Dragon" (2022).

Notes[]

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

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