serbronzefyre  asked:

Do you believe Drogon burnt that girl in ASOS or that it was a ploy by the Sons of the Harpy, Great/Wise Masters, &/or The Green Grace to get Dany to lock her dragons away so that they could molest Meereen uncontested by Dragon fire?

Regarding a potential ploy, the book answers this for you:

Her name had been Hazzea. She was four years old. Unless her father lied. He might have lied. No one had seen the dragon but him. His proof was burned bones, but burned bones proved nothing. He might have killed the little girl himself, and burned her afterward. He would not have been the first father to dispose of an unwanted girl child, the Shavepate claimed. The Sons of the Harpy might have done it, and made it look like dragon’s work to make the city hate me. Dany wanted to believe that… but if that was so, why had Hazzea’s father waited until the audience hall was almost empty to come forward? If his purpose had been to inflame the Meereenese against her, he would have told his tale when the hall was full of ears to hear.

–ADWD, Daenerys II

Furthermore, we’ve seen in historical stories like the Dance of the Dragons that dragons have very little regard for human life and will kill and eat people as well as animals, especially if the people are in between them and their food, especially if the dragons are wild.

Even for a son of House Targaryen, there are always dangers in approaching a strange dragon, particularly an old, bad-tempered dragon who has recently lost her rider. His father and mother would never allow him to go near Vhagar, Aemond knew. […] Later he would say that he was so afraid of being caught that he forgot to be frightened of being burned to death and eaten.

The Rogue Prince

Sixteen men lost their lives during an attempt to become dragonriders. Three times that number were burned or maimed. Steffon Darklyn was burned to death whilst attempting to mount the dragon Seasmoke. Lord Gormon Massey suffered the same fate when approaching Vermithor. A man called Silver Denys, whose hair and eyes lent credence to his claim to be a bastard son of King Maegor the Cruel, had an arm torn off by Sheepstealer. As his sons struggled to staunch the wound, the Cannibal descended on them, drove off Sheepstealer, and devoured father and sons alike.

The Princess and the Queen

The smell of blood roused the dragon, who sniffed at Her Grace, then bathed her in a blast of flame, so suddenly that Ser Alfred’s cloak caught fire as he leapt away. Rhaenyra Targaryen had time to raise her head toward the sky and shriek out one last curse upon her half brother before Sunfyre’s jaws closed round her, tearing off her arm and shoulder. The golden dragon devoured the queen in six bites, leaving only her left leg below the shin “for the Stranger.”

The Princess and the Queen

And considering what Drogon did, later:

Barsena’s blade was running red, but the boar soon stopped. He is smarter than a bull, Dany realized. He will not charge again. Barsena came to the same realization. Shouting, she edged closer to the boar, tossing her knife from hand to hand. When the beast backed away, she cursed and slashed at his snout, trying to provoke him … and succeeding. This time her leap came an instant too late, and a tusk ripped her left leg open from knee to crotch.
A moan went up from thirty thousand throats. Clutching at her torn leg, Barsena dropped her knife and tried to hobble off, but before she had gone two feet the boar was on her once again. Dany turned her face away. […]
Above them all the dragon turned, dark against the sun. His scales were black, his eyes and horns and spinal plates blood red. Ever the largest of her three, in the wild Drogon had grown larger still. His wings stretched twenty feet from tip to tip, black as jet. He flapped them once as he swept back above the sands, and the sound was like a clap of thunder. The boar raised his head, snorting… and flame engulfed him, black fire shot with red. Dany felt the wash of heat thirty feet away. The beast’s dying scream sounded almost human. Drogon landed on the carcass and sank his claws into the smoking flesh. As he began to feed, he made no distinction between Barsena and the boar.
“Oh, gods,” moaned Reznak, “he’s eating her!” The seneschal covered his mouth.

–ADWD, Daenerys IX

…I have no doubt whatsoever about the circumstances of Hazzea’s death.

Sorry to say, but Drogon eats people. Also, please remember that GRRM feels that his main theme is “the human heart in conflict with itself”. What makes more sense with that theme, turning out to be completely justified and blameless with all your sins merely a conspiracy of your enemies, or realizing that your “children” are monsters and having to deal with the consequences?


asoiaf  →  Charlize Theron as Rhaenyra Targaryen.

After her mother died, King Viserys proclaimed Rhaenyra his heir, having all the lords of the Seven Kingdoms swear fealthy to her, promising to honor and defend her rights of succession. However, when the King died, the Hand of the King defied his will and instead crowned Rhaenyra’s half-brother, Alicent’s son Aegon II, who was ten years younger. When news did reach her, she went into a black fury and was hastily crowned with her father’s crown by her husband and uncle, Prince Daemon Targaryen; thus starting the Dance of the Dragons. After the Storming of the Dragonpit, Rhaenyra fled King’s Landing. Terrorized and despairing, she grew grey and haggard and was forced to sell her crown to raise the coin to buy passage on a Braavosi merchant ship. Once she reached Dragonstone, Rhaenyra was betrayed by Ser Alfred Broome, whose men slew the remainder of her Queensguard. Her half-brother Aegon II then had her fed to his own dragon, Sunfyre.


The children of Queen Daenerys I and Jon, King in the North

I Prince Jaeherys/Prince of Dragonstone/King Jaeherys III of the Seven Kingdoms

Jaeherys was born during the Long Winter, the only one to be born in Winterfell. He was truly his mother’s child, ambitious, intelligent, cunning, not fond of war and battle, but skilled at tactics.Out of his 6 siblings, he was closest to Aelinor, and many people though they were twins. In his youth, he traveled the Free Cities where he met the ill-fated Kara Rogarre. She was the grandaughter of a wealthy merchant, a great Valyrian beauty, but extremely wilful. The young Prince fell in love in her and demaned marriage. Relucantly, the Westerosi monarchs agreed, but as his mother predicted, the marriage was dreadful. Kara hated Jaeherys’ beloved Dragonstone and the dragons themselves, which caused straign and their marriage resulted in one heir, Princess Rhaenyra, later Queen Rhaenyra II. Kara died in a shipwreck when her daughter was 9, thus never becoming Queen consort. As King, Jaenerys annexed the two thrones and mended the Seven Kingdoms forever. He was a great King, but a heartbroken man.Jaeherys was tolerant, kind, he supported the Great Reformation and the introduction of Parliament his mother started. He rode a silver dragon named Aellyx.

II Princess Aelinor/ The Lady of the Bay of Dragons/The Spring Princess

Aelinor was born in spring,which made sense considering her kidness and beauty. Known as the Pearl of the Realm, she a was great singer and a sought out bride. She was crowned Queen of love and beauty by many, charismatic and lovely, but her fate was different. Her mother and father recognized her talents and sent her of to take care of the Bay of Dragons which her mother conquered in her youth. She created a new system and reigned as Lady of the Bay for many years. Her ideas and reforms were used by many leaders after her. She returned to Westeros many times, to serve as her brother’s Hand, to try to mend his marriage, for weddings and namedays, but she found her true home in the Bay. When it came to marriage, she married twice. She first married Illio Magyr of Volantis but that marriage wasn’t as happy as she thought so she got an annulment. She later met Domeric Dayne in Westeros and would eventually marry him and have three daughters and a son: Daenerys, Daena, Eleana and Aenys. When she was young, Ser Davos joked with her father how he would need to send her off to the other end to the world to keep her suitors at bay, and so it happened. She eventually rode Meraxes, a burgundy dragon hatched by herself.

III Prince Eddard/Duke of the North/The Wild Wolf

A Stark through and through, Eddard was the wildest of his siblings, leading expeditions beyond where the Wall once stood. As a child he was close with his father and aunt Arya as well as his cousin Robb Baratheon. Ned enjoyed pulling pranks on people, his favourite targets were his sister. When he was 5, his uncle Brandon named him as heir, so when he turned 16 Brandon renounced his position and left, never to be seen again. Young Eddard was an efficient duke with the help of his paternal aunt, Princess Sansa. But, he had a bad habit of womanizing which his mother dissapproved of. He had numerous mistresses until he met Alyssane Blackwood, which caused him to stop. He loved Alyssane deeply and she was kind and loving to him, they had four boys, Jon, Brandon, Rickard and Torren. He was afraid oh heights and thus never even tried to come near one the numerous dragons. Winterfell was his most beloved place, where he was burried alongside his Alyssane.

IV Princess Lyarra/ The Artist/Duchess of the Riverlands

Lyarra was a gifted artist from early childhood. She painted many portraits and was fond of large companies, she enjoyed her friendship with Tyrion Lannister’s daughters. Lyarra designed Summerhall again, made numerous sketches for King’s Landing which were turned later into reality by her mother and brother, her ideas and solutions were used for hundreds of years after her death. She married Hoster Tully, Duke of the Riverlands. They had three children, Minisa, Bryden and Jonnel. She was a briliant mathematician and spokeswoman, an accomplished rider and talented dancer. Lyarra rode Greywind, a kind dark grey beast. Greywind died before her in a spear incident, breaking her heart. Lyarra enjoyed parties and people and her people loved being in her company.

V Prince Aemon/Prince of Summerhall/The Wind

Just like the rest of his siblings, Aemon was educated in self defence, but he enjoyed war. He loved battles and horses and whenever there was a rebellion he’d be the one to kill it off. Aemon was nickanamed The Wind after he stormed a siege in a minute with his dragon Sunfyre, a large yellow beast. He was hot-headed and impulsive, but he looked up to his father and wanted to be a great warrior, just like him. He traveled with his Aunt Arya. He led a happy life, married Serena Dondarrion and left 6 children: Daenys, Rhae, Aegor, Daeron, Visenya and Maekar. He was close with Eddard and enjoyed spending time in the North, but after they re-built Summerhall his family moved there. Aemon’s best friend was Jason Lannister. The two men waged war on the behalf of the Westerosi monarchs many times. 

VI Princess Rhaella/The Historian/Princess of Dorne

Rhaella and her fraternal twin Alyssa were an untter surprise to her parents. Tyrion Lannister joked how the King and Queen went out with a bang for their last two children. They were a surprise, but they were beloved. Rhaella was a shy, well-read girl, profficient with a bow and arrow like her older sister Aelinor, but she preffered reading about history. Rhaella wrote 35 books historical pieces that are used as a source now, without her so much histrory would be lost. She and her sister were close until she married Mors Martell, son of Princess Nymeria, who she met as a child. They’d eventually have 3 children, Arianne, Oberyn and Loreza. Arianne and Rhaella were always close, and little Oberyn idolized his grandparents. Rhaella’s value as a historian is unmeasurable. She rode Valarr, a small tope dragon, but after an injury she retrieved from riding and focused on writing everything down in her beloved Watergardens.

VII Princess Alyssa/The Wise Princess/Goldhands

Alyssa learned to read at the age of 4. She was an avid learned and wanted even to join the Citadel, considreing she spent time ther ewith her Uncle Sam who was Archmaester there. But, she realized the Citadel’s flaws and decided to found Westeros’ first university, which she was named Alyssaniaum in her honour. She opened many school for everyone during her life, reforming education and making it mandatory from age 7 to 18. She wrote many laws and critiques, believed in knowlegde and valued it above else. Alyssa’s library contained over 5000 books which were open for the public at every time. Alyssa rode Rhaenys, a beautiful red beast and waged wars with her siblings. She refused to marry, but rumour had it she kept paramours such as Talia of Myr and Rohanne Webber, even rumour had it she had an affair with Alyssane Blackwood’s younger sister Asha. Her greatest achievment was increasing the number of literatte people, dividing the sectors of education for maesters and opened the Citadel for women. She was the biggest influence in Princess Rhaenyra’s life after her mother’s death. She was close with her father and Aunt Sansa. Many men proposed to her but she used to say if there’s anyone who can impress her with his wit she’d marry that person. Alyssa was called Goldhands after her ability to make money, which she inherited from Tyrion Lannister.


Targaryen Appreciation Week
↳ Day VII → Dragon & Dragonrider → Baela Targaryen & Moondancer

So it came to pass that when King Aegon II flew Sunfyre over Dragonmont’s smoking peak and made his descent, expecting to make a triumphant entrance into a castle safely in the hands of his own men, with the queen’s loyalists slain or captured, up to meet him rose Baela Targaryen, Prince Daemon’s daughter by the Lady Laena, and fearless as her father.

Moondancer was a young dragon, pale green, with horns and crest and wingbones of pearl. Aside from her great wings, she was no larger than a warhorse, and weighed less. She was very quick, however, and Sunfyre, though much larger, still struggled with a malformed wing, and had taken fresh wounds from Grey Ghost.

anonymous asked:

Can you talk about why you support the blacks in the dance of the dragons? (I do too, I just wanna hear ur thoughts!)

  1. Queen Rhaenyra? A badass.
  2. Daemon Targaryen? Smokin’
  3. Rhaenyra’s literally got all the hotties in her pocket okay
  4. We got ourselves a real ass, genuine Muppet Tully on our side (long live Kermit Tully)
  6. CREGAN STARK! HAND OF THE KING FOR ALMOST A WEEK? What do we call this brief occasion– oh, I know, let’s call it THE HOUR OF THE WOLF, because we do not half ass ANYTHING as a black
  7. Who says a woman can’t be queen huh? Some stupid ass council made up of men? Fuck that
  8. Aegon II? Gross. Sad. Disgusting. Not memorable at all. Wasn’t even hot. Shame.
  9. When have I ever sided against a woman spurned and betrayed by her own family?
  10. Aegon and Aemond were cheaters who 2v1′d poor Rhaenys on Meleys
  11. Did that mean Rhaenys and Meleys died without a fight? Fuck no. They took down that bastard Aegon II and Sunfyre. She couldn’t kill them but she tried.
  12. They had a ship called Gay Abandon
  13. They had six fuckin dragons with no fuckin riders but what did they do about it? They scooped up Targ bastards and they rode those monsters
  14. Some northern soldiers, always extra, called themselves the Winter Wolves and fought for Rhaenys bc honestly, would you fight a group of northerners who called themselves the Winter Wolves?
  15. There was another group of blacks who called themselves Lads. Right proper.
  16. Still being extra, some blacks disguised themselves as corpses and attacked some greens while they were caught unaware. God I love them
  17. Sunfyre ate Rhaenyra and died shortly after bc my girl’s poison she’ll fuck you up in your dragon’s stomach she doesn’t care
  18. I love the blacks okay

ladytaena-ofmyr-deactivated2017  asked:

Why do you think Baela and Rhaena were titled as Ladies instead of princesses? Thank you!

It’s not certain why Prince Daemon Targaryen’s twin daughters Baela and Rhaena are titled Lady in Archmaester Gyldayn’s The Princess and the Queen, the history of the Dance of the Dragons. It could be that because of their low level in the line of succession, they were considered too far away from the throne to be princesses. (The succession prior to the Dance, per Viserys I’s rule: Viserys I > Rhaenyra > Rhaenyra’s sons > Aegon II > Aegon’s children > Aegon’s brothers > Helaena > Daemon > Daemon’s daughters.)

However, they are called princesses in parts of TWOIAF:

Baela had escaped the men who tried to seize her and had made her way to her dragon. And as Aegon II sought to land in the courtyard of the castle on Sunfyre, thinking himself triumphant, the dragon and the princess rose to meet him.   Moondancer was much smaller than Sunfyre, but also much swifter and far more nimble, and neither the dragon nor the princess on her back lacked courage.

A surpassingly beautiful child, Daenaera was but six when the princesses Rhaena and Baela presented her to the king—the last of a thousand maids who had been presented him at the great ball of 133 AC.

Which could mean that after the deaths of so many Targaryens in the Dance, after Rhaena and Baela’s half-brother Aegon III succeeded to the throne, he made them princesses because their proximity was now much closer. In fact, since Aegon’s brother Viserys wasn’t discovered to be alive until 134AC, at the time of the great ball Aegon III’s only heirs were his half-sisters Baela and Rhaena. (As his cousin/wife Jaehaera had just died, and they had no children because they were children themselves.) So of course they’d be called princesses at that point.

Why does TPATQ differs from TWOIAF? It could be a question of historiography – Gyldayn was working with sources written during the Dance, whereas Yandel was working with many sources including Gyldayn’s. Septon Eustace’s and Grand Maester Orwyle’s and Mushroom’s testimonies would call them Lady Baela and Lady Rhaena, as that was their titles at the time of the Dance, but the Citadel’s records would call them Princess Baela and Princess Rhaena, as that was their titles by the time of their death. (As well as being Lady Velaryon and Lady Corbray and Lady Hightower.) I think that works out. :)



Meleys, called the Red Queen, was an old she-dragon ridden by Princess Rhaenys Targaryen.

Meraxes was one of the great dragons used by Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters during the War of Conquest. The she-dragon was named for one of the old gods of Valyria. She was ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen.

Moondancer was a young she-dragon. She had only one rider, Lady Baela Targaryen.

Seasmoke was a dragon that had been previously ridden by Laenor Velaryon & Addam Velaryon and left to go wild on Dragonstone.

Sunfyre, also known as Sunfyre the Golden, was a splendid young male dragon. He was ridden by Aegon II Targaryen. According to Archmaester Gyldayn Sunfyre was the most magnificent and beautiful dragon ever to fly the skies of Westeros, even the world.

Tessarion, also known as the Blue Queen, was a she-dragon. She was ridden by Daeron Targaryen.

Drogon, also know as The Winged Shadow or The black beast, male dragon, is one of the dragons born in the Dothraki sea. Daenerys rides Drogon.

Rhaegal, also know as The Green Dragon, male dragon, is one of the dragons born in the Dothraki sea.

Visserion, also know as The White Dragon, male dragon, is one of the dragons born in the Dothraki sea.

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HOUSE TARGARYEN | Rhaena and Baela Targaryen; aka the Twins of Pentos 

Rhaena Targaryen, daughter of Prince Daemon Targaryen and Lady Laena Velaryon. Rhaena and Baela each had a dragon egg. Rhaena’s hatchling was unhealthy and died within hours of emerging from the egg. An egg from another clutch, laid by Syrax, was given to Rhaena, and it was said that she slept with it every night and prayed for a dragon to match her sister’s. During the Dance of the Dragons, Rhaena was chosen to accompany Prince Joffrey Velaryon to Gulltown for their protection, although they were told it was to defend the Vale of Arryn against King Aegon II Targaryen’s dragons. Rhaena brought three dragon eggs with her to the Vale and eventually she bonded with the dragon Morning, towards the end of the Dance.

Baela Targaryen, twin sister to Rhaena Targaryen. During the Dance of the Dragons, as Dragonstone fell to King Aegon II Targaryen, Baela was able to escape from her bedchambers as the door was being smashed down. She managed to reach Moondancer and as Aegon II flew Sunfyre and made his descent, Baela rose up on Moondancer to meet him. The dragons fought, eventually slamming into the ground still fighting. Aegon jumped from the saddle twenty feet from the ground but Lady Baela stayed with Moondancer all the way down. Burned and battered she still found the strength to undo her saddle chains and crawl away from her dragon as Moondancer coiled into her death throes. Ser Alfred Broome drew his sword to slay Baela, but Ser Marston Waters wrenched the blade from his hand. Tom Tangletongue carried her to Maester Hunnimore.

anonymous asked:

Could Alicent Hightower pull off her takeover if she birthed only daughters or only had young dragons? I asked other BNFs this and they ignore the fact of adult dragon riders on the black side.

Could she? Yes, though her game plan would have to change a little bit.

If she only has daughters, you’ll have an Alicent who is keenly aware that she will have no outside support to her daughters’ claim aside from her own family and those she can promise benefits to. Her daughters do not have a legal claim over Rhaenyra and the realm is not going to back the claim of a younger daughter against an older one, so she needs some pretext to get Rhaenyra out of the line of succession. Alicent would increase her efforts to publicly and legally discredit and disinherit Rhaenyra who certainly makes it easy for Alicent who only has to persist in her pursuit of the case of “the Strong bastards” to cast doubt on Rhaenyra’s character and legitimacy as a future monarch. In ordinary cases, a queen committing adultery is high treason since it compromises the integrity of the line of succession jeopardizing the whole thing. But kings are known to have extramarital affairs and produce bastards with no problem, you say. Yes, but you don’t see kings getting around to claiming bastard offspring as trueborn or trying to put them on the throne, do you? Even Aegon the Unworthy knew better. Rhaenyra is already at a disadvantage due to her being a woman, meaning she’d have people arguing for Daemon’s claim ahead of hears and that she’d be held to a different standard from a male monarch. Trying to pass Jace, Luke and Joffrey as legitimate heirs is claiming more privilege that even the men are allowed in Westeros. That stunt jeopardizes succession and has the making of a future war even without the Dance happening. All Alicent needs to do here is stoke the fire and find someone to “testify” about Rhaenyra’s adultery, and she’d weaken Rhaenyra significantly if not completely oust her, royal prerogative or not. You can count on Alicent doubling down on the case of Rhaenyra’s bastards and not letting it go for one moment.

Keep reading

The World of Ice and Fire - Rhaenyra facing her death.

Of this great battle, Rhaenyra knew nothing, but it did not matter. Aegon II, ever spiteful of his sister and enraged at the agony of his shattered legs and the impending death of his dragon , fed Rhaeynra to Sunfyre before the eyes of her sole surviving son (…), Aegon the Younger. So passed the Realm’s Delight, the Half-Year Queen, on the twenty-second day of the tenth moon of 130 AC.

Artist: Arthur Bozonnet

Women of House Targaryen

Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, also known among the smallfolk as the Queen Who Never Was, was the faithful wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon of Driftmark. She was a dragonrider whose dragon was Meleys, the Red Queen. Rhaenys had a lean lined face and silver hair streaked with white. She was fifty-five years old during the Dance of the Dragons and was still as fierce and fearless as she had been at twenty-two. Princess Rhaenys was the daughter of Jocelyn Baratheon and Prince Aemon Targaryen. Rhaenys and the late Lord Boremund Baratheon had always been the staunchest of friends.

In 92 AC, the Old King, Jaehaerys I Targaryen, chose Baelon rather than Rhaenys as his heir. Houses Baratheon, Stark, Dustin and Manderly were supporters of her claim. Princess Rhaenys sat on the black council of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. When the Velaryon fleet closed off the Gullet, sailing forth from Dragonstone and Driftmark to block all shipping for Blackwater Bay, the black council’s plan was for Rhaenys to fly overhead to keep their foes from attacking their ships with dragons. As Rhaenys attacked the soldiers of Ser Criston Cole, King Aegon II Targaryen upon Sunfyre and Prince Aemond Targaryen upon Vhagar appeared in the skies. Criston had sprung a trap and Rhaenys had snatched the bait. She made no attempt to flee, turning Meleys toward the foe. Against Vhagar alone, Meleys may have won but she stood little chance against both dragons. The dragons met violently a thousand feet above the ground and all three beasts went spinning to the earth. From the ashes, only Vhagar rose unharmed. A body believed to be Rhaenys Targaryen was later found beside the carcass of her dragon, but so blackened no one could be sure it was her.


pre-asoiaf characters ♔ Rhaenyra Targaryen (97-130 AL)

Realm’s Delight and Half-Year Queen, Rhaenyra was the first-born child of King Viserys I. She was Viserys I’s only living child by his first wife, a lady of House Arryn. She grew up expecting to become the first ruling Queen of Westeros while Viserys I himself treated Rhaenyra as his heir, keeping her by his side in court and at council meetings. Rhaenyra was a pudgy girl and a stout woman, with a thick waist and a large bosom. She had the Valyrian looks, wearing her silver-gold hair in a long braid in the manner of Queen Visenya. She always dressed richly, favoring purple and maroon velvets and golden Myrish lace in intricate patterns. Her bodice often glittered with pearls and diamonds, and there were always rings on her fingers. Her claim to the Iron Throne was challenged by her younger half-brother, Aegon II Targaryen, sparking the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. After the Storming of the Dragonpit, Rhaenyra fled King’s Landing. Once she reached Dragonstone, she was betrayed by Ser Alfred Broome, whose men slew the remainder of her Queensguard. Her half-brother Aegon II then had her fed to his own dragon, Sunfyre, at Dragonstone. Aegon II decreed that Rhaenyra was never a queen and that she be referred to only as princess in all chronicles and court records. The civil war ended when Aegon II died shortly after his victory in 131AL with no male issue, and was succeeded by Rhaenyra’s elder son with Deamon, Aegon III, who was later succeeded by his younger brother Viserys II.

anonymous asked:

we should talk more about how rhaenyra and cerei are extremely similar !!!!!

i’m pretty sure there are like at least 12 metas about it (and yet i couldn’t find a single one to show you rn omg) but anyway, to sum it up!!

  • Cersei is a strikingly beautiful woman, with golden hair, emerald green eyes, fair skin, and a slender, graceful figure. However, Cersei develops a tendency of alcohol abuse over the course of the series, and as of A Feast for Crows, it begins to take a toll on her body, as she has begun to gain weight.

    In her youth, [Rhaenyra] was described as the most beautiful maiden in all the realm. She gained a lot of weight after her first three pregnancies, even though she was only 20. Later in life, after six pregnancies, Rhaenyra became a stout woman, with a thick waist and a large bosom.

  • “[Cersei] never forgets a slight, real or imagined.” (ADWD, Tyrion VI)

    Though Rhaenyra could be charming, she was quick to anger and never forgot a slight.

  • Cersei Lannister is the only daughter and eldest child of Lord Tywin Lannister of Casterly Rock and his wife, Lady Joanna Lannister. +   Cersei’s mother died not long thereafter, in 273 AC, when giving birth to Cersei’s younger brother, Tyrion.

    Born in 97 AC, Rhaenyra was the only living child of King Viserys I Targaryen by his first wife, Lady Aemma of House Arryn. +  Late in the year 105 AC, Rhaenyra’s mother, Aemma, went into labour. Aemma died birthing Rhaenyra’s second brother and the boy died a day later.

  • Cersei and Jaime slept together in the same bed when they were very young, and even went as far as to experiment together in a sexual manner at a young age.

    Mushroom claims that Daemon gave Rhaenyra lessons on how to seduce and please a man.

  • [Cersei] bore [Jaime] three children, all of whom she successfully passed off as the king’s trueborn heirs.
    The parentage of Cersei’s children remained a closely guarded secret for years, eventually Stannis Baratheon, familiar with the appearance of his brother’s black haired, blue eyed bastard offspring, grew suspicious of the royal children’s lack of resemblance to their supposed father.

    It was rumored that those sons of Rhaenyra’s (and Laenor’s) were actually fathered by her lover, Ser Harwin “Breakbones” Strong, as all three of them were born with brown hair, even though Laenor and Rhaenyra both had light silver/gold hair. The truth of the parentage of Rhaenyra’s three eldest children is still unclear.

  • Cersei seduced Jaime and persuaded him to agree to join the Kingsguard, which would require him to remain unmarried and live near her in King’s Landing. +  “Her own twin interrupted her musings. “Would Your Grace honor her white knight with a dance?“” (AFFC, Cersei III)

    A charming man, [Criston Cole] caught the eye of many ladies at court, Rhaenyra included. She became smitten by him, and called him ”my white knight“. When Rhaenyra begged her father to name Cole her personal shield and protector, Viserys agreed. From that moment on, Cole would always wear Rhaenyra’s favor in the lists, and be her protector during public events.

  • “And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”

    [Rhaenyra’s] half-brother Aegon II then had her fed to his own dragon, Sunfyre, at Dragonstone.

i feel like i could go on and on with this??? i love these two characters just so much and the more i look, the more parallels i find omg!


fancasting meme | [5 canon historical figures]

1. Megan Follows as Rhaenyra Targaryen

Cheered as the Realm’s Delight when she was younger and then later called the Half-Year Queen, Rhaenyra was the first-born child of Viserys I. She grew up expecting to become the first ruling Queen of Westeros. However, after her father died, her younger half-brother, Aegon II, challenged her claim to the Iron Throne. This event sparked the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. Quick to anger, and never one to forget a slight, Rhaenyra wore her father’s crown during the Dance of the Dragons. After the Storming of Dragonpit, Rhaenyra fled King’s Landing. When she arrived at Dragonstone, she was betrayed by Ser Alfred Broome, whose men slew her remaining Queensguard. Her half brother then had her fed to his dragon, Sunfyre, whilst her son watched. In all chronicles and court records, she is only referred to as ‘princess’.

What Rhaenyra Targaryen would wear, she was the first-born child of King Viserys I Targaryen, who raised her to be his heir when he feared he would not have a son. However many years later a son was born and her claim to the Iron Throne was challenged by her younger half-brother, Aegon II Targaryen, sparking the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. Her half-brother Aegon II had her fed to his dragon, Sunfyre, at Dragonstone. However both her sons became kings in turn.

Zuhair Murad

Rhaenyra Targaryen and Cersei Lannister ; parallels

This is a lil meta bout how Rhaenyra’s arc reminded me of Cersei.

Queen you shall be, until there comes one another, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear. we know that this is Cersei’s prophecy, but let’s look at Rhaenyra.

From a young age, she is promised to be Queen, she is the heir. Until there comes another (Alicent), although it is her son that she puts on the throne, that rings a bell, does it not ? Cersei is meant to see her power slip away from her, which is what happens to Rhaenyra.

When they are young, Princess Rhaenyra is “the realm’s delight”, Cersei is “the light of the West”, they are said to be beautiful and proud.

Actually, Rhaenyra’s wiki says she is “quick to anger and never forgets a slight” which is exactly what one of the most infamous quotes about Cersei says “She never forgets a slight, real or imagined”. Rhaenyra is fierce as fuck and goes into a “black fury” when she learns the throne has been taken from her. (I know someone else who is “like wildfire” and therefore prone to that kind of rage..)

Rhaenyra does not hesitate one second going to war against her half brother and his mother, because they stole the power that belongs to her. The power that was supposed to pass to her from her father. I think it’s important to point out that his death precipitates the Dance of the Dragons and therefore her downfall. It is Joffrey’s death that starts that in Cersei, but Tywin’s as well.

Okay but, now, let’s have a break and imagine. Cersei reading about the Dances of the Dragons, she reads about a proud and beautiful Princess who grew up believing she would be Queen, and got her throne stolen – and who besides, went to war (with dragons !) to get it back. Cersei would have totally identified with her, and as a matter of fact, I’m sure she DID. We’ll get why later.

The moment Rhaenyra gets the throne stolen from her is also the moment she loses her first child, which brings me to my second point.. The children.

Rhaenyra loses several of her children – ultimately she will lose all. And everytime she grows more vengeful and destructive, but also more paranoiac. There comes the time when she gets the throne back.

Ultimately, her reign is short. She keeps cutting herself on the throne, and she is VERY paranoiac and cruel at this point, reigns with a LOT of deaths and gets HATED by the people (“King Maegor with teats”) when she used to be loved. While the people’s hate is mostly directed at Joffrey rather than at Cersei I still think it’s fair to parallel it a bit, and do I need to point out the paranoia ? 

We’re getting to the storming of the Dragonpit which allows me to talk about Joffrey. No, not Joffrey Baratheon, mind you, but Rhaenyra’s third son Joffrey Velaryon, also nicknamed “Joff”. (notice how Cersei is the only one who use that nickname for Joffrey btw ?) When she gets the throne she only has him and Aegon still alive if I remember well, she is therefore very, very overprotective and afraid for him. Joffrey is twelve year old and has his own dragon. Several times, he asks to fight to help his mother, and everytime he stays besides her so he can protect her. He does hit me as very very close to his mother and protective of her.

When King’s Landing is completely sacked by its own people and they start going through the Dragonpit to kill the dragons (and they will ultimately succeed), Joffrey asks to go so he can save his. Rhaenyra refuses, but he ends up disobeying. In an impulsive act, he saddles his mother’s dragon and leaves, but the dragon not being used to another rider shakes him out ; the boy falls and ends up dying somewhere in Flea Bottom…. 

I know what you’re going to say, few similarities to the Joffrey Baratheon we know right ? Well, yes, but… Cersei identifying with Rhaenyra read about this Joff and projected her ideas of her future child in him. A brave, protective Joffrey — strong, fierce, impulsive, which are things she saw in someone else : Jaime. I’m so convinced she named her Joff after this kid – besides, naming her kid after a Targaryen is another big “fuck you” to Robert.

Moving on from this ; Rhaenyra finds herself more and more alone, betrayed, and she has to leave the throne and ride for Dragonstone. It is said that she is like a ghost after losing her children and her dragon. She panics and gets really upset everytime her younger son Aegon is not with her, which reminds me of Cersei and Tommen – and the way she grows terrified of the Tyrells stealing him away from her. Those are just seeds of this but she might grow to be even more like Rhaenyra later.

If Cersei has to run from King’s Landing, which I think she might have to (didn’t GRRM say we’ll get to see Casterly Rock soon ?), I think we can look at Rhaenyra’s end to get some clues about Cersei’s.


And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.

Valonqar. Little brother. Rhaenyra clings to her child like to an anchor (“your tears have drowned you” ?)…

In Dragonstone, her half brother Aegon is waiting for her. Half brother,but also younger brother. He kills her ; well, he gets his golden dragon Sunfyre to kill her.

Now, I do not actually think Cersei’s death will happen exactly like that (different circumstances..) BUT wow. Cersei’s prophecy really DOES fit both women, okay, probably not the part about bastards, but the Queen part (loosely) and the valonqar part !

So, let’s try to sum it up for the end of this post. We have two women, who were both “delights” as girls, but who were also fierce and angry, “never forgetting a slight”. Queens who had or will have their throne stolen. Both Queens losing their children and growing more and more cruel and paranoiac from it, this precipitating their downfalls – and their death at the hand of their valonqar.

And we have Cersei probably reading about Rhaenyra, and obviously identifying with her, especially with her prophecy in mind – and naming her first son after Rhaenyra’s child.

Pretty interesting, is it not ? 

anonymous asked:

Why do Dany's dragons don't obey her like the older Targaryen dragons did?

Thanks for the question, Anon.

Well, unlike the older generations of Targaryen dragonriders, Daenerys is acting without the benefit of precedent or common knowledge. The Targaryen dragonlords of Valyria had been riding dragons for presumably at least a few millennia before the Doom, and the royal Targaryens had the benefit of many, many years of experience handling their beasts. What’s more, we know very little about what these Targaryen dragonriders actually did to bond with their dragons and train them for riding and battle - and if we know little, poor Daenerys with her piecemeal education (and less than learned teacher in Viserys) has no way to no more (until Tyrion shows up, at least). She’s learning now almost the way the ancient Valyrians did (or, a little more recently, Nettles did), starting with a semi-wild Drogon and connecting with him. It’s not the “classroom” way of learning dragonriding, as @poorquentyn and I joked about, but it may work for her. 

But give Daenerys a little credit. She was certainly able to teach her pet monsters the dracarys trick Drogon used to such devastating effect. Viserion and Rhaegel certainly know her, even if they have little love for most others (Brown Ben curiously excepted), with Viserion letting her pet him and trying to fly to her while enchained. And, of course, when she needed him most Drogon came to the fighting pit; blood and death might have drawn him there, but I like to think that - as was once speculated about Sunfyre, flying to Dragonstone and his rider Aegon II - Drogon sensed Daenerys’ need and came to her. Once Tyrion gets to her with his expansive knowledge of dragonlore, I think we’ll see her start to take an even more dominating role with her dragons, particularly Drogon.

The Queen Regent (NFriel)

Women of House Targaryen

Lady Baela Targaryen was a daughter of Prince Daemon Targaryen and Lady Laena Velaryon. Her twin sister was Rhaena Targaryen. She was a dragonrider, whose dragon was Moondancer. Baela was born in Pentos. When she was half a year old, she and her mother and twin sister sailed from Pentos to Driftmark. In 117 AC she and Rhaena were presented to the King, Viserys I Targaryen, by their father, Prince Daemon Targaryen. She and her sister grew up on Dragonstone.

Towards the end of the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, as Dragonstone fell to King Aegon II Targaryen, Baela was able to escape from her bedchambers as the door was being smashed down. She managed to reach Moondancer in the stable where the castle dragons were kept. There she loosed her chains and strapped a saddle onto her. As Aegon II flew Sunfyre over Dragonmont’s smoking peak and made his descent, Baela rose up on Moondancer to meet him. The dragons fought in the pre-dawn sky, eventually slamming into the ground still fighting. Aegon jumped from the saddle twenty feet from the ground but Lady Baela stayed with Moondancer all the way down. Burned and battered she still found the strength to undo her saddle chains and crawl away from her dragon as Moondancer coiled into her death throes.

Baela and her sister introduced Daenaera Velaryon to their half-brother Aegon III Targaryen, leading to the couple’s marriage. Baela herself married her cousin Lord Alyn Velaryon and had issue.

anonymous asked:

There is a theory that rhaegar targaryen is Jon Snow's real father and his mom is Ned stark sister. What if someone tries to burn Jon Snow AND HE DOESNT BURN and that's how he found out?

Hmm, I seriously doubt that. The thing is, Targaryens do burn.

Granny: Do Targaryens become immune to fire once they “bond” to their dragons?

George RR Martin: Granny, thanks for asking that. It gives me a chance to clear up a common misconception. TARGARYENS ARE NOT IMMUNE TO FIRE! The birth of Dany’s dragons was unique, magical, wonderous, a miracle. She is called The Unburnt because she walked into the flames and lived. But her brother sure as hell wasn’t immune to that molten gold. (src)

Historically, a few Targs have been killed by fire. Rhaenyra Targaryen was roasted alive and eaten by Sunfyre, her own half-brothers dragon. Aerion Targaryen drank some wildfire, thinking it would turn him into a dragon. (he also liked to call himself Brightflame. Oh, the irony.) He “died screaming“. Aegon V Targaryen died in a fire at Summerhall, a summer castle used by the Targs. 

So, sorry, but I don’t think that’ll be how he’s found out!