Daemon Targaryen
Portrayed by Brad Pitt
Name: Daemon Targaryen
Status: Noble
Rank/Title: Prince
Occupation: Trouble
Faction: House Targaryen
Birthplace: Red Keep, King's Landing, Crownlands
Game of Thrones

Background

Daemon was born as the second son of Prince Baelon Targaryen and his sister-wife, Princess Alyssa Targaryen, in 81 A.C., during the reign of his grandfather, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. He had one older brother, Viserys, as well as one younger brother, Aegon. Since his youth, Daemon's face was familiar to every cut-purse, whore, and gambler in Flea Bottom. He was knighted at sixteen, and King Jaehaerys I Targaryen gave him the Valyrian steel blade, Dark Sister.

Daemon' first marriage was to Lady Rhea Royce, but he disliked both her and the Vale of Arryn. During the Great Council of 101 AC, Daemon supported the claim of Prince Viserys, as it would make Daemon the heir after his brother. Daemon gathered a small army when it was rumored that Lord Corlys Velaryon was readying a fleet to defend the rights of his son, Laenor Velaryon.

Ser Criston Cole twice defeated Daemon in the tourney for King Viserys I's accession in 104 A.C. Daemon later asked his brother to set his first marriage aside but was refused. Daemon served briefly as Master of Coin from 103 A.C. until 104 A.C. and Master of Laws for six months after that. Governance bored Daemon and the prince's demeanour made him a rival of the Hand of the King, Ser Otto Hightower, who could not stand Daemon's presence and had begged King Viserys to remove him from the small council.

Daemon was appointed Commander of the City Watch of King's Landing, a position he thrived in and maintained for two years. Daemon inspired loyalty with many of the rank-and-file men of the City Watch, improving their armaments and equipment. He gave every man a golden cloak, which led to the guards becoming known as the gold cloaks. Crime fell sharply under Daemon's command, likely due to his love of inflicting harsh punishments on thieves and cutpurses. Daemon developed a dark reputation in the stews and brothels. He became acquainted with a prostitute named Mysaria who would serve as his mistress of whisperers in the streets of Flea Bottom. While Daemon called himself the "Prince of the City", he became known as "Lord Flea Bottom" among the residents of King's Landing.

Daemon considered himself his brother's heir as Viserys had no living sons, and he coveted the title Prince of Dragonstone, which the king refused to grant. Otto Hightower equally did not want Daemon to follow Viserys and proposed the idea that Viserys's daughter, Rhaenyra, should be named the heir. Viserys did not address the issue of inheritance, hoping a future son would settle the issue.

Viserys's first wife, Aemma Arryn, died birthing Baelon Targaryen, Viserys' second son, the first having died in the cradle. Baelon died a day after his birth, however. Daemon was observed in a brothel in the Street of Silk making drunken japes about the "heir for a day". When word of this reached the grieving Viserys, the enraged king had Rhaenyra declared heir in response to his ungrateful brother's apathy. Daemon left the capital in a fury.

On Dragonstone, Daemon impregnated his lover, Mysaria. He wanted to present her with a dragon egg. The angry Viserys demanded that Daemon return the egg and that he return to Rhea in the Vale. Daemon sent Mysaria to Lys, but Mysaria's ship sailed through a storm in the narrow sea and Mysaria lost the child. This hardened Daemon against his brother.

Conquest of the Stepstones

Daemon offers his crown to his brother, King Viserys I Targaryen, by Chase Stone, as depicted in The World of Ice and Fire.
In 106 AC, Daemon led an army to invade the Stepstones in the southern narrow sea, with the support of Lord Corlys Velaryon and his fleet, and with the use of Daemon's dragon, Caraxes. He made many enemies in the Triarchy (Myr, Tyrosh and Lys) during the course of his adventures there. He also made enemies in the Seven Kingdoms, including Ser Otto Hightower and members of House Royce for his disregard for his wife, Rhea.

After conquering all but two of the islands, Daemon declared himself King of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea in 109 AC, being crowned by Corlys the Sea Snake. The Triarchy launched a massive fleet under Racallio Ryndoon to retake the isles, and Dorne joined the alliance against Daemon. Bored with ruling his meagre kingdom, Daemon returned to the capital of King's Landing in 111 AC during the tourney that gave the greens and the blacks their names. He reconciled with Viserys I Targaryen by offering him his Stepstones crown. Viserys welcomed his brother's return and Daemon was given a seat on the small council.

Neither age or exile had changed Daemon's nature, however. He took up again with old companions in the City Watch and returned to the brothels on the Street of Silk. Daemon was cold with Viserys's second wife, Queen Alicent Hightower, and her children, who had pushed him further down in the line of succession. Daemon spent hours in the company of his niece, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, praising her beauty, enthralling her with tales of his adventures, giving her gifts, and mocking her stepmother and her greens.

Six months after his return, it was rumoured that Daemon took Rhaenyra's virginity prior to her sixteenth name day. Lord Lyonel Strong counseled the livid Viserys that Daemon should be executed for treason. Septon Eustace, however, reminded the council about the taint of kinslaying, and Daemon was exiled instead. Daemon returned to Bloodstone in the Stepstones and resumed his struggle over his barren kingdom.

Daemon's wife, Rhea Royce, died from falling from a horse in 115 AC. Daemon departed to the Vale of Arryn to claim Runestone, which had been Rhea's seat, but he was refused by House Royce. Not welcome in the Vale, Daemon turned to Driftmark, where he laid eyes upon the enchanting Laena Velaryon, the beautiful daughter of his friend, Lord Corlys. After killing in a duel Laena's betrothed, the son of the Sealord of Braavos, Daemon asked the Sea Snake for his daughter's hand. While singers say Daemon fell in love with Laena at first sight, others state Daemon married into mighty House Velaryon to check his own descent from power, as he had been pushed far down the line of succession and made many enemies in his adventures.

Because the marriage had been without the consent of King Viserys I Targaryen, Daemon and Laena left Westeros, abandoned the Stepstones, and toured the Free Cities. They remained in Pentos for some time when they learned that Laena was pregnant, causing their daughters Baela and Rhaena to be born there in 116 AC. Daemon wrote his brother begging leave to present his daughters to court to receive a royal blessing. The small council advised the king to refuse, but Viserys replied, "Daemon is a father now. He will have changed."

Viserys' daughter, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, was wed to Laena's brother, Ser Laenor Velaryon. While Rhaenrya disliked her stepmother, Queen Alicent Hightower, she became fond of Laena, and the two often rode together on their dragons. With the blessing of King Viserys, Rhaenyra betrothed her two eldest sons, Jacaerys and Lucerys Velaryon, to Baela and Rhaena. Laena died in 120 AC, however, trying to birth Daemon a son who died as well.

In 120 A.C. Daemon married again, this time to his niece, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. This marriage was performed suddenly without the knowledge of King Viserys I Targaryen and was scandalous since neither Laena nor Laenor Velaryon, Rhaenyra's previous husband, had been dead for six months. According to Mushroom, it was Daemon who arranged the death of Laenor by paying Ser Qarl Correy to kill him, thus making Rhaenyra available to marry.

Daemon and Rhaenyra have two sons together, Prince Aegon the Younger, born in 120 A.C., and Prince Viserys, born in 122 A.C.

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Attributes

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Languages

  • Westerosi Common Tongue

Secondary Statistics

Charisma
Add to Persuasion and Streetwise rolls
+0
Pace
Run: +d6; -2 on other actions this round
6
Parry
2 + half Fighting die type
2
Toughness
2 + half Vigor die type
5
Awareness
2 + half Notice die type
2
Wealth
Add to Knowledge (Commerce) or Streetwise
0

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Taunt (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
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Throwing (Agility): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg
Tracking (Smarts): Dice_Fill-ins_d0.jpg

Racial Benefits and Drawbacks

  • Resourceful: Humans receive an extra Edge during character creation.

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Wealth and Currency

1 Gold Dragon = 105 Stags • 1 Silver Stag = 56 Pennies

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