165 Facts About Targaryen


House Stark had ruled as the Kings in the North for thousands of years until House Targaryen conquered Westeros, whereafter the Starks were known as the Lords of Winterfell and Wardens of the North.

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Targaryen is executed, by Joffrey's order, on the steps of the Great Sept of Baelor.

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Targaryen serves as a POV character for 15 chapters in A Game of Thrones.

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Targaryen is the daughter of Lord Hoster Tully of Riverrun; niece to Ser Brynden Tully and sister to Lysa Arryn of the Vale and to Edmure Tully.

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Targaryen is murdered during the Red Wedding, and later resurrected as an undead, vengeful killer under the name of Lady Stoneheart.

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Targaryen serves as a POV character for 25 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords.

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Targaryen is not a POV character, but features in the POV chapters of his family members in the first three novels in the series.

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Targaryen serves as a POV character for 24 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows.

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Targaryen serves as a POV character for 33 chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator of twenty-one chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen is theorized to be the son of Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister, and Rhaegar Targaryen.

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Targaryen appears briefly at the start of A Game of Thrones, first in Winterfell and then later on the Wall at Castle Black, where he travels with his bastard nephew Jon Snow.

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Targaryen died at the young age of 16, was said to have been very beautiful by all who knew her as "a child-woman of surpassing loveliness" and "a wild beauty".

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Targaryen was remembered as being headstrong and "had a touch of" the fabled Starks' "wolf blood", and was one of the best horse-riders in the North.

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Targaryen was betrothed to Robert Baratheon, who was deeply in love with her, although she was unimpressed by Robert's reputation for infidelity.

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Targaryen was later chosen by the eventual jousting champion, Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, as the tourney's "Queen of Love and Beauty".

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Targaryen meets Robb Stark when he is wounded, and falls in love with him during his convalescence.

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Targaryen marries her the next day to preserve her honour, in doing so breaking a marriage contract with House Frey.

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Targaryen's seat is the Dreadfort and his sigil is a flayed human, a homage to the ancient Bolton tradition of flaying enemies.

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Targaryen is nicknamed "the Leech Lord" for regular leechings meant to improve his health.

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Targaryen is known as the Bastard of Bolton or the Bastard of the Dreadfort.

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Targaryen takes great pleasure and pride in torturing others and enthusiastically practices the Bolton custom of flaying their enemies.

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Targaryen is described as ugly, with blotchy skin and dry, dark hair.

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Targaryen is betrothed to Daryn Hornwood, heir to the Hornwood, but Jaime Lannister kills him alongside two of her brothers.

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Targaryen's father offers her to whomever captures Jaime Lannister, so the sadistic sellsword Vargo Hoat captures Jaime in the hope of becoming Lord of Karhold.

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Targaryen declares for Stannis when he comes North in the hope this will mean the Lannisters execute his great-nephew Harrion Karstark, so Karhold will pass to Alys, whom Arnolf intends to force into marriage with his son Cregan Karstark.

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Targaryen is an enormously fat man, with two sons, Ser Wylis and Ser Wendel Manderly.

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Targaryen is over seven feet tall, and hinted to possibly have giant ancestry.

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Targaryen has a friendly, childlike disposition and possesses great physical strength, though he is too timid and gentle to use it against others.

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Targaryen becomes close to Bran Stark and often gives him advice about the oncoming winter.

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Targaryen joins Bran and Rickon hiding in Winterfell's crypt after faking escape.

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Targaryen has brown eyes and dark hair and is described as being very pretty.

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Targaryen is intensely loyal and protective of her "prince" as well as of her own brother, with Bran commenting that the only one who ever angers or upsets her is her brother, Jojen.

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Targaryen is a skilled huntress and fights with a small fishing net and a three-pronged frog spear ; she is able to defeat Bran's direwolf, Summer, in mock combat by entangling the direwolf in her net.

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Targaryen is short and slim with unusually deep green eyes, and he wears green-colored clothing.

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House Targaryen was the ruling house of the Seven Kingdoms for nearly 300 years, holding royal court in King's Landing.

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Targaryen dragons were the last known to exist and died out long before the events of A Game of Thrones.

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People of Targaryen ancestry, referred to as "blood of the dragon", tend to have silvery-gold or platinum hair and purple eyes ranging from lilac to violet.

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Aegon Targaryen, nicknamed "Egg" in his youth, is one of the two main characters in the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas.

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Targaryen was later crowned as King Aegon V when a Great Council bypassed those before him in the line of succession and his older brother Aemon chose to abdicate by joining the Night's Watch.

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Targaryen was called "Aegon the Unlikely" because as the fourth son of a fourth son, he was placed very low down the line of succession and therefore considered unlikely to inherit the Iron Throne.

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Targaryen's sister-wife Rhaella bore him eight children, but only three survived into adulthood: sons Rhaegar and Viserys and daughter Daenerys, who was not yet born when the Targaryen dynasty fell.

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Targaryen died 14 years before the events of A Game of Thrones, and his life's tales are mainly narrated through the words of Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Barristan Selmy and Daenerys, as well as commentaries by Eddard Stark, Aemon Targaryen, Jorah Mormont, Meera Reed, Jon Connington and Gilly.

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Viserys Targaryen is the second-born son of Aerys II Targaryen.

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Targaryen is widely nicknamed the "Beggar King" across both Essos and Westeros.

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Targaryen loses influence over Daenerys, who gradually stands up to his abusive behavior.

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Targaryen serves as the point of view character in thirty-one chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Prince Aegon Targaryen, known as Young Griff, is the only known son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell.

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Targaryen is to be used by Varys and Illyrio as a puppet king.

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Young Griff intends to travel to Slaver's Bay to visit Daenerys Targaryen and propose marriage, but Tyrion provokes him during a cyvasse game and convinces him to abandon the proposal and independently attack Westeros.

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Targaryen is one of the only three characters to have appeared in both the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas.

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Targaryen is an albino, with white skin, long white hair, and red eyes.

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Targaryen has a red birthmark on his left cheek, said to be in the shape of a raven, and thus the source of his nickname "Bloodraven".

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Targaryen was sent to the Wall as the punishment and later elected the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, and served in that capacity for many years before disappearing during a ranging beyond the Wall.

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Targaryen was made Prince of Summerhall, a summer castle built in the Stormlands by his father.

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Targaryen was angry when his father Daeron ordered that his third son Aemon be sent to the Citadel.

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Targaryen allows Dunk to take Aegon as his squire when Dunk points out how Daeron and Aerion turned out.

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Aegon gave "Blackfyre", the sword of the first Targaryen king, to his bastard Daemon, seeming to signify his favour for Daemon over the heir apparent: his true-born son Daeron.

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Targaryen becomes romantically involved with her, eventually becoming one of her advisors.

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Targaryen is the commander of Daenerys's Unsullied and one of her trusted advisors.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator of twelve chapters in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator of seventeen chapters throughout A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen was widely considered one of the best swordsmen in all the Seven Kingdoms before having his right hand chopped off by Vargo Hoat.

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Targaryen is the narrator with the most chapters in the books.

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Targaryen is described as a strong-willed child with a vicious temper and a sadistic streak.

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Targaryen is described as delicate, beautiful and courteous, and is said to have all her mother's beauty but none of her cruel nature.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator for the epilogue of A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen is comfortable with carrying out Tywin's wishes and resigned himself to perpetually living in his brother's shadow.

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Targaryen is described as having a sardonic sense of humor and a pragmatic, amoral philosophy.

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Targaryen helps Catelyn take Tyrion to the Eyrie, where he befriends Tyrion.

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Targaryen is regarded as one of the most dangerous and skilled fighters in Westeros.

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Targaryen's face is distinguished by gruesome burn scars, which he received as a child when his brother pushed his head into a brazier.

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Targaryen continues his duties through A Storm of Swords until Tyrion vanishes in A Feast for Crows.

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Targaryen follows Brienne of Tarth, knowing that she was searching for Tyrion's wife Sansa Stark.

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Targaryen becomes Brienne's squire and serves her as faithfully as he did Tyrion.

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Targaryen accompanies him to King's Landing, against Tywin's orders, and serves as his mistress.

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Targaryen is later found in Tywin's bed by Tyrion and strangled to death with the Hand's Chain.

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Targaryen was the ward of Jon Arryn and was raised at the Eyrie alongside Eddard Stark.

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Fifteen years before the novels, Robert was betrothed to Ned's sister Lyanna, and after Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen disappeared, Robert killed Rhaegar and seized the throne.

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Targaryen is portrayed as a brooding and humorless man with a harsh sense of justice and an obsession with slights both real and imagined.

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Targaryen is regarded as a skilled but overcautious military commander.

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Targaryen is described as handsome and charismatic, winning friends easily.

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Targaryen is described as being fairly unattractive with extremely prominent ears and a hint of a mustache on her upper lip.

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Targaryen is the first of her family to be converted to the religion of the Red God by Melisandre.

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Targaryen contracted the lethal greyscale disease as a child, disfiguring her by leaving the left side of her cheek and most of her neck covered by grey, cracked, and stone-like skin.

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Targaryen was conceived on Stannis and Selyse's wedding night, when Robert seduced and deflowered Delena Florent, one of Selyse's cousins, in Stannis' marriage bed.

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Targaryen is introduced in A Clash of Kings and serves as the third-person narrator for one chapter of A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen is described as a beautiful woman with red eyes, always dressing in red and rarely sleeping or eating.

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Targaryen is introduced in A Clash of Kings and is the third-person narrator for thirteen chapters throughout A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen blames Melisandre for the deaths of his sons and plans to kill her, but she receives word of the plot and he is jailed.

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Targaryen will be killed several other times, only to be repeatedly brought back to life.

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Targaryen took Robert and Eddard Stark as wards and became a father figure to both.

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When King Aerys II Targaryen commanded him to hand over his wards for execution, Jon rose up in rebellion.

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Targaryen ruled the Eyrie as High Steward of the Vale during Jon Arryn's absence and acted as Keeper of the Gates of the Moon and feels he is owed for his years of service.

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The Greyjoys became Lords Paramount of the Iron Islands after House Targaryen conquered the Seven Kingdoms and allowed the Ironborn to choose who would have primacy over them.

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Targaryen has two surviving children, his only daughter, Asha, and Theon.

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Targaryen captures the Neck and ravages the coastline of the Stark-held North.

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Targaryen dies in A Storm of Swords after falling off a bridge during a storm.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen is eventually captured by Stannis Baratheon and travels with his army toward Winterfell, where she is reunited with her brother Theon.

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Targaryen is the third-person narrator for thirteen chapters throughout A Clash of Kings and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen wears a patch over his left eye, for which he is nicknamed "Crow's Eye", and is more ruthless and sadistic than his brothers.

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Targaryen sends his brother Victarion away to court Daenerys Targaryen in his name and bring her and her dragons to Westeros.

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Targaryen first appears in A Clash of Kings and is present as his brother, King Balon Greyjoy, reveals his plans to invade the north; Victarion is given overall command of the invasion.

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Targaryen appears next in A Feast for Crows and serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen is introduced in A Clash of Kings and serves as a third-person narrator for two chapters of A Feast for Crows.

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Targaryen is the richest man in the Iron Islands and the maternal uncle of Asha Greyjoy, one of his sisters being Balon's wife.

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Targaryen has so many books that they have filled one of the Towers in his castle of Ten Towers.

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Targaryen is a cautious, pensive man who does not display his emotions.

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Targaryen swears loyalty to Joffrey only after Myrcella Baratheon is betrothed to Trystane by Tyrion Lannister, sending her off to Dorne.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator for two chapters in A Feast for Crows, and will be the narrator for at least two chapters in The Winds of Winter.

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Targaryen is cunning and beautiful and is close with her cousins, the Sand Snakes.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters in A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen is described as intelligent, serious, and dutiful, though not particularly handsome.

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Targaryen married Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and bore him two children: a daughter Rhaenys and a son Aegon.

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Targaryen is a hot-headed, forceful, and lustful man with a quick wit and a barbed tongue.

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Targaryen is a formidable fighter and is called the "Red Viper" because it is rumored he poisons his weapons.

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Targaryen accompanies Oberyn to King's Landing when Oberyn takes the seat on the small council.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator for two chapters throughout A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen was born as the youngest of a large family in Norvos.

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Targaryen helps foil Arianne Martell's plot to name Myrcella Baratheon the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, killing Arys Oakheart in the process.

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When House Targaryen invaded Westeros, Lord Tully was among the first to welcome the invaders.

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Targaryen is the father of Catelyn Stark, Lysa Arryn, and Edmure Tully.

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Targaryen is dutiful and wishes to earn his father's respect and protect the common people of the Riverlands.

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Targaryen takes command of the Riverlands in A Game of Thrones because of his father's illness and is taken captive by Jaime Lannister.

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Targaryen is rescued by his nephew Robb Stark, and upon hearing of Eddard Stark's death he leads the Riverland lords in proclaiming Robb the King in the North.

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Targaryen constantly quarreled with his brother, usually over Brynden's refusal to marry.

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Targaryen is appointed head of Robb's outriders and is a crucial member of the war council.

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Targaryen is called the Lord of the Crossing as the placement of his castle allows him to control who crosses the river, giving Walder Frey considerable strategic importance.

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Targaryen is known for having over a hundred descendants from his eight wives.

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Targaryen emphasizes family loyalty and believes in taking care of relations, including those who disappoint him.

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Targaryen then swears loyalty to House Lannister and his second son Emmon Frey receives Riverrun, the seat of House Tully, as a reward, with advantageous marriages for other descendants.

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Targaryen has three sons—Willas, Garlan, and Loras—and one daughter, Margaery.

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Targaryen is described as a prematurely old and tedious man who lacks in political savvy and is thought to serve as the figurehead to his mother, Olenna.

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Targaryen is a young, but highly skilled knight and jouster.

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Targaryen is beloved by the crowds, and many young girls are infatuated with him.

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Targaryen successfully captures Dragonstone but is badly wounded and near death.

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Targaryen is an intelligent, beautiful, and shrewd young woman, and despite being only sixteen, she is manipulative and adept at political intrigue.

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Targaryen is described as a wizened and cunning old woman with a wicked wit and a sharp tongue, and is known for openly stating her opinion.

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Targaryen was the Lord of Bear Island in the North but joined the Watch to pass the title to his son Jorah Mormont.

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Targaryen keeps a raven capable of speaking simple phrases as a pet.

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Targaryen leads the survivors to Craster's Keep, where he is killed in a mutiny.

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Targaryen was later offered the throne of the Seven Kingdoms after the death of his father Maekar, but ceded the rule to Aegon and joined the Night's Watch.

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Targaryen first appears in A Game of Thrones as commander of the City Watch.

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Targaryen is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Night's Watch, dealing with issues of supplies, funding, logistics and communications.

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Targaryen is one of Jon Snow's closest friends at Castle Black.

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Targaryen is one of the men brought along as muscle to assist Lord Commander Jon Snow in escorting Janos Slynt for his execution.

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Targaryen is killed by a White Walker, and turned into a wight, after which he kills Gared, making him the first character whose death is explicitly depicted in the series.

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Targaryen rejoins the wildlings, and is present when Rattleshirt traps Qhorin and Jon in a cave, resulting in Jon feigning surrender by killing Qhorin.

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Targaryen is the POV character of the prologue chapter of A Dance With Dragons.

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Targaryen is described as bald and fat, and he usually affects a fawning, effeminate manner.

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Targaryen knows all of the secret passages in the royal castle and his spies are found everywhere.

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Targaryen is secretly an agent of influence for House Lannister: he convinced King Aerys II Targaryen to open the gates for Tywin Lannister during Robert's rebellion, he allowed Jon Arryn to die to keep the true parentage of Cersei Lannister's children secret, and would have killed King Robert Baratheon upon Cersei's command.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator for four chapters in A Dance with Dragons.

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Targaryen has been a member of the Kingsguard for most of his life and served three kings.

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Targaryen remained loyal to House Targaryen during Robert Baratheon's rebellion, but he later accepted Robert's pardon and held his position as commander.

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Targaryen serves as the third-person narrator for one chapter in A Feast for Crows.

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Targaryen is said to be skilled with the lance, Morningstar, and bow and arrow.

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Targaryen is a skilled headsman, seldom requiring a second stroke to finish his charges.

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Targaryen serves as Jaime's sparring partner in A Feast for Crows.

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Targaryen is a formidable fighter known for using a flaming sword.

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Targaryen is an accomplished warrior and has never been defeated in battle.

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Targaryen later meets Arya Stark, who frees him and the two others when the group is attacked by Lannister forces commanded by Amory Lorch.

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Targaryen is overweight, although in his youth he was a strong mercenary.

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Targaryen bought Tyrion Lannister, Penny, and Jorah Mormont from the slavers, and gives them to the charge of his henchman, Nurse.

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