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| Family={[[Maekar I Targaryen]]} - father<br>
[[Aemon Targaryen]] - brother<br>
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[[Aemon|Aemon Targaryen]] - younger brother<br>
[[Aegon V Targaryen]] - brother<br>
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{[[Aegon V Targaryen]]} - youngest brother<br>{[[Aerys II Targaryen]]} - nephew
 
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{{Quote|Over there in that urn, the ashes of Aerion Targaryen. Aerion Brightflame they called him. He thought drinking wildfire would turn him into a dragon: he was wrong.|King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] points out what little remains of Aerion in the [[Great Sept of Baelor]]|And Now His Watch is Ended}}
 
{{Quote|Over there in that urn, the ashes of Aerion Targaryen. Aerion Brightflame they called him. He thought drinking wildfire would turn him into a dragon: he was wrong.|King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] points out what little remains of Aerion in the [[Great Sept of Baelor]]|And Now His Watch is Ended}}
   
'''Aerion Targaryen''' is an unseen character in ''[[Game of Thrones]]''. He is long dead by the time of the series and only appears in ''[[Histories & Lore]]''. He was a Prince of the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen dynasty]].
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'''Aerion Targaryen''' is an unseen character in ''[[Game of Thrones]]''. He is long dead by the time of the series and only appears in ''[[Histories & Lore]]''. He was a [[Prince]] of the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen dynasty]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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Aerion was a Prince of the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen dynasty]]. His father was King [[Maekar I Targaryen]]. He was the older brother of [[Aemon Targaryen|Aemon]] and [[Aegon V Targaryen|Aegon Targaryen]], who would ascend to [[Iron Throne]] as Aegon V.
 
Aerion was a Prince of the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen dynasty]]. His father was King [[Maekar I Targaryen]]. He was the older brother of [[Aemon Targaryen|Aemon]] and [[Aegon V Targaryen|Aegon Targaryen]], who would ascend to [[Iron Throne]] as Aegon V.
   
Aerion killed himself by drinking [[wildfire]], believing it would transmute him into a [[dragon]].<ref>"[[The History of the Alchemists' Guild]]"</ref>
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Aerion killed himself by drinking [[wildfire]], believing it would transmute him into a [[dragon]].<ref>"[[The Alchemists' Guild (Histories & Lore)]]"</ref>
   
==[[Season 3]]==
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===[[Season 3]]===
   
Touring the [[Great Sept of Baelor]] in [[King's Landing]], King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] points out to [[Margaery Tyrell]] the urn containing what little remains of Aerion Brightflame. He briefly explains who he was and the manner of his death.<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
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Touring the [[Great Sept of Baelor]] in [[King's Landing]], King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] points out to [[Margaery Tyrell]] the urn containing what little remains of ​Aerion Brightflame. He briefly explains who he was and the manner of his death.<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
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==Family tree==
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{{Template:House Targaryen family tree}}
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Aerion Targaryen is remembered as an example of the madness that can befell the members of House Targaryen, believing himself a dragon in human form, and had a rather cruel streak that would lead him to be nicknamed Aerion the Monstruous. In his youth, Aerion was slim and of average height with curly silver-hair, a statuesque face of sharp cheekbones, straight nose, pale skin and violet eyes.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Aerion Targaryen is remembered as an example of the [[Targaryen madness|madness]] that can befall the members of House Targaryen, believing himself a dragon in human form, and had a rather cruel streak that would lead him to be nicknamed Aerion the Monstrous. In his youth, Aerion was slim and of average height with curly silver-hair, a statuesque face of sharp cheekbones, straight nose, pale skin and violet eyes.
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Aerion's brothers were not fond of him, particularly Aegon. At some point of Aegon's childhood, Aerion threw his cat down a well and stole into his chambers with a knife and threatened to castrate Aegon to get a sister he could marry. After the events of the [[Ashford]] Tourney, which led to the death of Maekar's brother [[Baelor Targaryen (son of Daeron II)|Baelor]], Aerion was sent to [[Lys]], where he may have fathered some children. During his exile he also served with the [[Second Sons]], a mercenary company.
   
Aerion's brothers were not fond of him, particularly Aegon. At some point of Aegon's childhood, Aerion threw his cat down a well and stole into his chambers with a knife and threatened to castrate Aegon to get a sister he could marry. After the events of the Ashford Tourney, which led to the death of Maekar's brother [[Baelor Targaryen (son of Daeron II)|Baelor]], Aerion was sent to [[Lys]], where he may have fathered some children. During his exile he also served with the [[Second Sons]], a mercenary company.
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In all fairness, Aerion did not simply have a fit of madness one day in which he decided that drinking wildfire would turn him into a dragon: he was actually very drunk at the time. He was always quite arrogant and unstable, but under normal circumstances was not outright delusional.
   
 
After the death of Maekar, Aerion's son was passed over by the Great Council that would choose his successor as it was feared the son may have inherited his father's madness.
 
After the death of Maekar, Aerion's son was passed over by the Great Council that would choose his successor as it was feared the son may have inherited his father's madness.
   
Aerion Brightflame is one of the main antagonists in the first entry in the "Tales of Dunk and Egg" series of prequel novellas set 90 years before the [[War of the Five Kings]]. He is a major opponent of Ser [[Duncan the Tall]], and challenges him to a [[trial by combat]] - or rather, a rare "trial of seven" variant in which two sides of seven men fight each other. Aerion Brightflame would thus appear in any potential TV adaptation of the prequels.
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Aerion Brightflame is one of the main antagonists in the first entry in the ''[[Tales of Dunk and Egg]]'' series of prequel novellas set 90 years before the [[War of the Five Kings]]. He is a major opponent of Ser [[Duncan the Tall]], and challenges him to a [[trial by combat]] - or rather, a rare "trial of seven" variant in which two sides of seven men fight each other. Aerion Brightflame would thus appear in any potential TV adaptation of the prequels.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Aerion_Targaryen Aerion Targaryen at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (spoilers from the books)
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* {{AWOIAF}} (spoilers from the books)
   
 
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"Over there in that urn, the ashes of Aerion Targaryen. Aerion Brightflame they called him. He thought drinking wildfire would turn him into a dragon: he was wrong."
―King Joffrey Baratheon points out what little remains of Aerion in the Great Sept of Baelor[src]

Aerion Targaryen is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He is long dead by the time of the series and only appears in Histories & Lore. He was a Prince of the Targaryen dynasty.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Aerion was a Prince of the Targaryen dynasty. His father was King Maekar I Targaryen. He was the older brother of Aemon and Aegon Targaryen, who would ascend to Iron Throne as Aegon V.

Aerion killed himself by drinking wildfire, believing it would transmute him into a dragon.[1]

Season 3Edit

Touring the Great Sept of Baelor in King's Landing, King Joffrey Baratheon points out to Margaery Tyrell the urn containing what little remains of ​Aerion Brightflame. He briefly explains who he was and the manner of his death.[2]

Family treeEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerion family tree
Aerion Targaryen
"Aerion Brightflame"
Deceased
 
Aemon Tree
Aemon Targaryen
"Maester Aemon"
Night's Watch Crow mini shield
 
Aegon V family tree
Aegon V Targaryen
"Aegon the Unlikely"
Deceased
 
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Unknown
Targaryen Queen
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Duncan Targaryen
"Duncan the Small"
Deceased
 
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Aerys II Targaryen
"The Mad King"
Deceased
 
Rhaella tree
Rhaella Targaryen
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rhaegar Targaryen
Deceased
 
Elia-family-tree
Elia Martell Martell-small
Deceased
 
Viserys tree
Viserys Targaryen
Deceased
 
Daenerys tree
Daenerys Targaryen
"Daenerys Stormborn"
 
Drogo tree
Drogo
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rhaenys Targaryen
Deceased
 
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Aegon Targaryen
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rhaego
Stillborn
 
 

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Aerion Targaryen is remembered as an example of the madness that can befall the members of House Targaryen, believing himself a dragon in human form, and had a rather cruel streak that would lead him to be nicknamed Aerion the Monstrous. In his youth, Aerion was slim and of average height with curly silver-hair, a statuesque face of sharp cheekbones, straight nose, pale skin and violet eyes.

Aerion's brothers were not fond of him, particularly Aegon. At some point of Aegon's childhood, Aerion threw his cat down a well and stole into his chambers with a knife and threatened to castrate Aegon to get a sister he could marry. After the events of the Ashford Tourney, which led to the death of Maekar's brother Baelor, Aerion was sent to Lys, where he may have fathered some children. During his exile he also served with the Second Sons, a mercenary company.

In all fairness, Aerion did not simply have a fit of madness one day in which he decided that drinking wildfire would turn him into a dragon: he was actually very drunk at the time. He was always quite arrogant and unstable, but under normal circumstances was not outright delusional.

After the death of Maekar, Aerion's son was passed over by the Great Council that would choose his successor as it was feared the son may have inherited his father's madness.

Aerion Brightflame is one of the main antagonists in the first entry in the Tales of Dunk and Egg series of prequel novellas set 90 years before the War of the Five Kings. He is a major opponent of Ser Duncan the Tall, and challenges him to a trial by combat - or rather, a rare "trial of seven" variant in which two sides of seven men fight each other. Aerion Brightflame would thus appear in any potential TV adaptation of the prequels.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Lord: Queen Daenerys Targaryen Heir: None
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Seat: Meereen Lands: Exiled
Title(s): Queen of Meereen · Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea · Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men (claimant) · Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms (claimant) · Protector of the Realm (claimant)
Ancestors:Aegon I, the Conqueror · Visenya · Rhaenys · Aenys I · Maegor I, the Cruel · Jaehaerys, the Concilliator · Viserys I · Rhaenyra · Aegon II · Aegon III · Daeron I, the Young Dragon · Baelor the Blessed · Viserys II · Aegon IV, the Unworthy · Naerys · Aemon the Dragonknight · Daena the Defiant · Rhaena · Elaena · Daeron II, the Good · Daenerys Martell · Myriah Martell · Daemon Blackfyre · Brynden Rivers · Aegor Rivers · Shiera Seastar · Baelor Breakspear · Aerys I · Aelinor · Rhaegel · Maekar I · Aerion Brightflame · Aegon V, the Unlikely · Duncan the Small
Current members:Aemon Targaryen
Deceased members:Aerys II, the Mad · Rhaella Targaryen · Rhaegar Targaryen · Elia Martell · Rhaenys Targaryen · Aegon Targaryen · Viserys Targaryen · Drogo · Rhaego
Household:Ser Jorah Mormont (formerly) · Ser Barristan Selmy · {Rakharo} · Kovarro · Aggo · {Irri} · {Doreah} · Jhiqui · Malakho · Missandei · Grey Worm · Daario Naharis

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