House Blackfyre was a cadet branch of House Targaryen, founded by Daemon Blackfyre, a bastard son of King Aegon IV Targaryen, following his legitimization. Their sigil was a black three-headed dragon on a red field, the reversal of the Targaryen heraldry.
- Daemon Blackfyre, legitimized bastard son of King Aegon IV
House Blackfyre is among the noble houses listed in the The Lineage and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, House Blackfyre is mentioned, though it is extinct by the time the series takes place, and features more prominently in the Tales of Dunk and Egg stories. House Blackfyre is infamous for their repeated and unsuccessful attempts to overthrow the Targaryen dynasty in a series of conflicts collectively known as the "Blackfyre Rebellions". There were at least five Blackfyre Rebellions, with the largest and greatest being the first rebellion led by Daemon Blackfyre. The rebellions took place across the better part of sixty years, ending in the last rebellion when the last male member of House Blackfyre was killed in battle by the young Ser Barristan Selmy.
Houses from the Crownlands
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Blackfyre · Hollard