|Mentioned in||"The Ghost of Harrenhal"|
|Titles||King of the Andals and the First Men
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Protector of the Realm
|Also known as||Maegor of House Targaryen, the First of His Name
Maegor the Cruel
|Family||Daenerys Targaryen - distant great-niece
Maegor I Targaryen, full name Maegor of House Targaryen, the First of His Name, called Maegor the Cruel, is an unseen character in the second season. He died before the time of the series, and is not expected to appear. He was a King of Westeros in the Targaryen dynasty.
Maegor was a ruler in the Targaryen dynasty. He had the Red Keep built during his reign, including Maegor's Holdfast, which was named after him. The holdfast is the tower at the center of the Red Keep in King's Landing.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Maegor is the second son of Aegon I Targaryen. His mother was Aegon's sister wife Visenya Targaryen. He served as Hand of the King to his older half-brother Aenys I Targaryen during his rule. He came to the throne ahead of Aenys's son Jaeharys in unknown circumstances. His reign coincided with the uprising of the Faith Militant and he earned his nickname for offering a bounty on the scalps of members of the order. Maegor completed construction of the Red Keep and gave his name to Maegor's Holdfast. He had the builders executed to keep the secrets of the hidden passages he had included. He also executed at least three Grand Maesters during his reign. He was married to Jeyne Westerling. He died on the Iron Throne in unknown circumstances (in some versions of the tale, he was murdered by the Iron Throne) in unknown circumstances and was succeeded by his nephew, Jaeharys I.
Kings of the Seven Kingdoms
Aegon I, the Conqueror · Aenys I · Maegor I, the Cruel · Jaehaerys I, the Conciliator · Viserys I · Aegon II · Aegon III, the Dragonbane · Daeron I, the Young Dragon · Baelor I, the Blessed · Viserys II · Aegon IV, the Unworthy · Daeron II, the Good · Aerys I · Maekar I · Aegon V, the Unlikely · Aerys II, the Mad