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The Targaryens

House sigil: A three-headed dragon
House motto: Fire and blood

The War of the Usurper a couple of decades before the events of A Game Of Thrones was kicked off by the actions of King Aerys II, affectionately known as “The Mad” and his equally ne’er-do-well eldest son Rhaegar. Both were slain in the War – but two Targaryens remain…

Viserys Targaryen
Played by: Harry Lloyd
The race for Most Instantly Hateable Character in the series award is a close one, but for our money it comes down to a photo-finish between Joffrey Baratheon and Viserys Targaryen. The deposed heir to the Iron Throne is a preening, arrogant, bossy little git who is determined to win his throne back at any cost (other than cost to himself) and who treats everyone around him with barely disguised contempt. If Charm were a person, Viserys would be its sworn enemy.

Daenerys Targaryen
Played by: Emilia Clarke
Initially Daenerys is terrified of life and very much in her brother’s shadow (the two are probably connected). Prince that he is, he’s arranged a marriage for her to some barbarian bloke she’s never met, so that Viserys can get an army to take back his throne. Still, it could be worse: were her brother still on the throne, she’d be expected to marry him herself. Ewwww.

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