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"You hear that, little boy? Your mama wants you dead."
Cheese to an infant Maelor

Prince Maelor Targaryen is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He is long dead by the time of the series. He was a Prince of the Targaryen dynasty.

Biography

Maelor was the youngest child of Aegon II Targaryen and his sister-wife, Helaena Targaryen. He presumably had a very close relationship with his mother. When his cousin Lucerys Velaryon was killed by Maelor's uncle Aemond Targaryen, Lucerys's stepfather Daemon Targaryen hired two assassinates to kill Aegon's and Helaena's children. One was a former Goldcloak known as Blood and the other was a rat-catcher known as Cheese who knew all the sewers around King's Landing. This meant that they both had perfect recognition of the layout of the Red Keep. After breaking into the royal apartments, they found Helaena putting her children to bed. They demanded a son for a son. Helaena pleaded that they kill her instead, but they refused. She named Maelor as the victim. However, Cheese just told Maelor that his mother wanted him dead, and some believe that Helaena named Maelor because Jaehaerys was heir to the Iron Throne, or because Maelor was just too young to understand. This request became an act of defiance against the Greens, as Blood just beheaded Jaehaerys with a single blow. By the time the guards had came, the Queen was cradling her son's body. Jaehaerys's death would eventually led to his mother's insanity and suicide. He presumably died some time before his father, as his cousin Aegon III Targaryen suceeded his father as King.[1]

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In the books

Maelor was born in 127 AC, the third child of his parents, Prince Aegon and Princess Helaena Targaryen. In 129 AC, on the third day of the third moon, Maelor, his two elder siblings, and his mother, went to visit their grandfather, King Viserys I Targaryen. While Viserys told Maelor's siblings a story, Maelor himself was given a pearl ring from Viserys's finger to play with.

The Dance of the Dragons

After King Viserys I died in King's Landing, Maelor's father, Prince Aegon, was crowned as King Aegon II Targaryen, despite Aegon's older sister Princess Rhaenyra having been the King's proclaimed heir. This caused a war known as the Dance of the Dragons.

With his father now king, the two-year-old prince became second in line to the Iron Throne. Later that year, Maelor's elder brother, Prince Jaehaerys, was murdered. The assassins Blood and Cheese had snuck into the Tower of the Hand, where Queen Helaena would visit her mother's chambers every night with Maelor, Jaehaerys, and Jaehaera. Once Helaena and the children had arrived, they locked the doors and killed the guards, and forced Helaena to choose which of her sons would die. Helaena, after having offered herself, eventually picked Maelor. The two killers chose Prince Jaehaerys anyway, and cut off his head. This left young Maelor with the knowledge that his mother had been willing to sacrifice him. With Prince Jaehaerys dead, Maelor became King Aegon II's heir and the de facto Prince of Dragonstone.

During the fall of King's Landing, the Master of Whisperers, Lord Larys the Clubfoot, smuggled Maelor and his sister Jaehaera to safety, charging Ser Rickard Thorne of the Kingsguard to bring Maelor to Oldtown. At Bitterbridge Rickard was brought down by a mob, and Maelor was torn apart as the people of the mob each sought to claim him as their own prize.

See also

A Wiki of Ice and Fire favicon Maelor Targaryen on A Wiki of Ice and Fire

References

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Lord: Queen Daenerys Targaryen Heir: None
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Seat: (Exiled) Lands:
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 · Rhaena · Aegon · Jaehaerys I, the Concilliator · Alysanne Targaryen · Viserys I · Rhaenys · Daemon · Aemma Arryn · Rhaenyra · Alicent Hightower · Aegon II, the Usurper · Helaena Targaryen · Aemond · Aegon III · Viserys II Targaryen · Jaehaera · Jaehaerys · Maelor · Daeron I, the Young Dragon · Baelor I, the Blessed · Aegon IV, the Unworthy · Naerys · Aemon the Dragonknight · Daena the Defiant · Rhaena · Elaena · Daeron II, the Good · Daenerys of Sunspear · Myriah Martell · Daemon Blackfyre · Brynden Rivers · Aegor Rivers · Shiera Seastar · Baelor Breakspear · Aerys I · Aelinor · Rhaegel · Maekar I · Dyanna Dayne · Aerion Brightflame · Aegon V, the Unlikely · Duncan the Small · Daeron
Deceased members:Aerys II, the Mad · Rhaella Targaryen · Rhaegar Targaryen · Elia Martell · Rhaenys Targaryen · Aegon Targaryen · Viserys Targaryen · Drogo · Rhaego · Aemon Targaryen
Household:Ser Jorah Mormont · Tyrion Lannister · {Ser Barristan Selmy} · {Rakharo} · Kovarro · Aggo · {Irri} · {Doreah} · Jhiqui · Malakho · Missandei · Grey Worm · Daario Naharis · {Mossador}