Aegon II Targaryen
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|Reign||129AL - 131AL|
|Full Name||Aegon II Targaryen Second of His Name|
|Other Titles||King of the Seven Kingdoms|
|Royal House||House Targaryen|
|Books||The Princess and the Queen|
Aegon II was the sixth Targaryen monarch to sit the Iron Throne, succeeding his father, Viserys I. He was married to his full sister Helaena Targaryen. His dragon was Sunfyre. His personal sigil was a golden dragon instead of a red one.
Aegon II resembled his father in appearance, though not in personality. He had only a wispy mustache and a sullen look to his face. He wore the crown of Aegon the Conqueror and Blackfyre, the Conqueror's blade.
Dance of the Dragons
Aegon's father Viserys I died in 129AL. Viserys I had intended for his daughter and Aegon's older half sister Rhaenyra to sit the Iron Throne. However Criston Cole, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, later known as the Kingmaker, defied the late king's wishes and backed Aegon instead, having Aegon crowned King. Rhaenyra refused to be denied her crown, disputing Aegon's ascension. The realm split into two factions known as the greens and the blacks, dragon riders took to the skies and a Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons began.
Aegon and his dragon were wounded at the Battle of Rook's Rest, where he suffered burns and broken bones. His armor melted into his left arm. It took him a year to recover. He remained bent and twisted for the rest of his life, half his body covered in burn scars.
When his half sister Rhaenyra took King's Landing and the Iron Throne in 130AL Larys Strong secreted him away. Disguised as one of the smallfolk Aegon hid on Dragonstone and convinced several Blacks to defect and help him take the island. During the coup, he fought Baela Targaryen, both mounted on dragons. He shattered his legs in a fall during the fight. He carried great pain with him for the rest of his life, but refused milk of the poppy because of his experience with it during the recovery from Rook's Rest.
In 130AL, Rhaenyra chose to flee to Dragonstone where she was captured, judged a traitor, and eaten by Aegon's dragon Sunfyre as he and Aegon III watched. The war continued, however as Rhaenyra's supporters continued her cause supporting her son, Aegon III. The war and Aegon II's time as king ended half a year later in 131AL with his death under unknown circumstances. Aegon II had no male heirs left, which lead to his nephew Aegon III (Rhaenyra's son) ascending to the throne and married Aegon II's daughter, Jaehaera.
|Viserys I||Alicent Hightower|
|unknown son||unknown son||Rhaenyra||Aegon II||Aemond||Daeron||Helaena|
|Aegon III||Unknown of|
|Daeron I||Rhaena||Elaena||Baelor I||Daena||Aegon IV||Naerys||Aemon the |
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