|Mentioned in||"A Golden Crown"|
|Titles||King of the Andals and the First Men
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Protector of the Realm
|Family||Aegon IV Targaryen (son)
Naerys Targaryen (daughter)
Daeron II Targaryen (grandson)
Daenerys Targaryen (granddaughter)
Baelor Targaryen (nephew)
Daena Targaryen (niece)
Viserys II Targaryen, is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He is not expected to appear in the series, being long dead by the time it begins.
Viserys II was the second King of his name to sit on the Iron Throne and the tenth king of the Targaryen dynasty to rule the Seven Kingdoms. He was an ancestor of Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen. He was formally styled Viserys of House Targaryen, the Second of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm.
Viserys II, along with his descendants, are mentioned in the House Targaryen's entry of the book The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Viserys II was the second son of Rhaenyra Targaryen and the younger brother of King Aegon III, the Dragonbane. He served as Hand of the King to both his nephews, Daeron I, the Young Dragon, and Baelor I, the Blessed, helping keep the realm intact first while Daeron warred and then as Baelor prayed. It was rumored that he had the stonemason Baelor had appointed as High Septon poisoned. It was also rumored that he poisoned Baelor, which is the reason he's not remembered fondly. He officially reigned only for a year, but he truly ruled and preserved the land for much longer as Hand of the King, keeping the realm together while Daeron obsessed with fruitless conquests and Baelor obsessed with prayer.
According to a semi-canon source, Viserys II was clean-shaven with long hair. He had a prominent nose, bushy eyebrows and a shrewd, calculating look to him. He wore the simple crown of Aegon III.
- Viserys II Targaryen at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (spoilers from the books)
Kings on the Iron Throne
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