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:

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.

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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.



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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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.

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On Aegon III Targaryen

Aegon the Third is one of the longest reigning kings, yet we know very little about it his reign. He came to the throne after the Dance, though we still don’t know how, and his reign is marked by the death of dragons. Despite this, it seems he managed to heal the realm after the war and keep the peace.

Reading ‘The Rogue Prince’ and ‘The Princess and the Queen’ made me realize that there are many peculiarities about him.

Here is how GRRM describes him:

The Dragonbane. Clad all in black, even to his gloves. A three-headed dragon on a golden chain around his neck. Pale, lean, unsmiling. A very somber look. He looks sad, marked by the grief he carries with him. It is hard to picture him smiling. A short beard, but no mustache. His crown is a slender gold band, no ornament.

I’ve always thought that his black clothes were a sign of mourning, but now it also seems to be a reminder that a descendent of Rhaenyra is on the throne. Her men were called the Blacks after all.

The golden dragon pendant, that was passed down to his daughter Daena, seems very strange after reading the novels. We know that Sunfyre, the dragon belonging to Aegon II, was golden and Aegon’s banner had a golden three headed dragon on black.

It seems like this is a constant reminder of the war and his mother’s death, but it might also be to show people that there is finally peace between the Blacks and the Greens. A peace that was probably reached by his marriage to Jaehaera  (the daughter of Aegon II).

Another strange thing I’ve noticed has to do with the names of two of his children. Baelor and Rhaena seem to have been named after his sisters Baela and Rhaena, and Daena after her mother Daenaera. His other children, Daeron and Elaena, seem to have been named after Alicent Hightower’s children Daeron the Daring and Helaena.  

People believe that he hated dragons and it’s why he left them to die or poisoned them:

Dunk had heard the story half a hundred times, how Ser Arlan had been just a little boy when his grandfather had taken him to King’s Landing, and how they’d seen the last dragon there the year before it died. She’d been a green female, small and stunted, her wings withered. None of her eggs had ever hatched. “Some say King Aegon poisoned her,” the old man would tell. “The third Aegon that would be, not King Daeron’s father, but the one they named Dragonbane, or Aegon the Unlucky. He was afraid of dragons, for he’d seen his uncle’s beast devour his own mother.”

(The Hedge Knight)

Though Stannis tells us that he even brought mages to hatch the eggs:

“Nine mages crossed the sea to hatch Aegon the Third’s cache of eggs.”


I hope that we’ll learn more about him in the world book because he seems to be one of the most interesting Targaryen kings.

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.


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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’.


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.

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.

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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.

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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 ? 

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:

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!

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!