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Caraxes and Daemon Targaryen
Rogues cover art by Ken Laager

Alias The Blood Wyrm
Allegiance Daemon Targaryen
Race Dragon
Died In 130 AC, at Gods Eye
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Caraxes was a dragon ridden by Prince Daemon Targaryen.[1][2][3]


Caraxes was red, huge, and lean. In battle he was formidable, fearsome, and experienced. During the Dance of the Dragons, Caraxes was about half the size of the huge Vhagar. Meanwhile, Vhagar was three times the size of younger dragons such as Tessarion or Seasmoke.[2]


Daemon used Caraxes during the War for the Stepstones.[2]

At the start of the Dance of the Dragons, Daemon landed Caraxes atop Kingspyre Tower during the assault on Harrenhal.[1]

Atop Caraxes later in the civil war, Daemon challenged Aemond Targaryen and Vhagar at Harrenhal. All four were killed in the ensuing Battle Above the Gods Eye. At the end of the fight, Vhagar locked with Caraxes and they fell into the Gods Eye. While in freefall, even as Vhagar's claws opened up Caraxes's belly and used her teeth to tear off one of his wing-arms, Caraxes locked his teeth onto the larger dragon's throat and tore it out. Vhagar did not survive the force of the fall. Somehow, Caraxes managed to live long enough to pull himself out of the water and onto the shore, even though his entrails were falling out and one of his arms had been torn clean off. The dragon soon died in front of the walls of Harrenhal.[1]

Known dragonriders of Caraxes

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