Daemon II Blackfyre

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Alias Ser John the Fiddler
The Brown Dragon
Title King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men (claimant)
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms (claimant)
Protector of the Realm (claimant)
Allegiance House Blackfyre
Book(s) The Mystery Knight
An engrailed cross in gold with a golden fiddle in the first and third quarters, a golden sword in the second and fourth.[1]

Daemon II Blackfyre was the third son of Daemon Blackfyre. He used the alias John the Fiddler, a hedge knight, while traveling incognito through the Seven Kingdoms. He led the brief Second Blackfyre Rebellion. As John the Fiddler his coat of arms was an engrailed cross in gold with a golden fiddle in the first and third quarters, a golden sword in the second and fourth.[2]

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Character and Appearance

When meeting him under the alias of 'John the Fiddler', Dunk describes Daemon II as "a young man lean and lithe, with a comely clean-shaved face and fine features"[3] and with collar-length black hair and eyes that catch the deep blue of his doublet. Later, when revealing himself as the son of Daemon Blackfyre he has washed the black dye from his hair to reveal its silver-gold colour and earlier Dunk notes he has "Egg's eyes".

George R. R. Martin has confirmed that Daemon was homosexual.[4]

History

The Mystery Knight

Under the guise of Ser John, Daemon happens across Ser Duncan the Tall and Egg while heading to Whitewalls for the tourney that Lord Ambrose Butterwell was having.[5] During the wedding, he was given a place of honor on the dais, uncommon for someone supposed to be a hedge knight. After the bedding had taken place, Daemon, still under the guise of John, approached Duncan and told him about the dreams he was having, about Duncan wearing a white cloak in the future. He tried to win Duncan over to his side, but Duncan remained unsure and then they were interrupted by Lord Gormon Peake.

During the tourney, Daemon unseated Ser Franklyn Frey[6] and Ser Galtry the Green.[7] After Ser Glendon Flowers was charged with the theft of the dragon egg that was the grand prize of the tourney,[8] it was brought to the attention of Daemon that Glendon had been framed.[9] Daemon revealed his true identity and gave Glendon the power to defend himself against the charges by a trial by battle with Daemon himself.[10] Glendon, still suffering from the affects of being tortured, defeated Daemon in the first tilt of their joust.[11]

News quickly spread that Lord Bloodraven was marching on Whitewalls to end what had become the Second Blackfyre Rebellion. Daemon tried to inspire the arms men who were within the castle, but they had no intention of fighting for such a weak warrior. Daemon then met the oncoming army and offered to do single battle but was arrested instead by Bloodraven.[12] Bloodraven intended to keep him alive to block Bittersteel from crowning Daemon's younger brother, Haegon.[13]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenyra
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
Velaryon
 
Aegon III
 
 
Viserys II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elaena
Targaryen
 
Rhaena
Targaryen
 
Daena
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon IV
 
 
 
 
 
Naerys
Targaryen
 
Aemon
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
Blackfyre
 
Aegor Rivers
"Bittersteel"
 
Brynden Rivers
"Bloodraven"
 
Shiera
Seastar
 
Daeron II
 
Daenerys
Targaryen
 
Prince Maron
Martell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon
Blackfyre
 
Aemon
Blackfyre
 
Daemon II
Blackfyre
 
Haegon
Blackfyre
 
Three
other
sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maelys the
Monstrous
 
 
 
 
 


References and Notes

  1. As Ser John the Fiddler
  2. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, page 260 of 251-394.
  3. The Mystery Knight
  4. Ideas at the House: George R.R. Martin, Lena Headey & Michelle Fairley - 'Game of Thrones' , Nov 11, 2013
  5. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, pages 257-263 of 251-394.
  6. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, pages 327-328 of 251-394.
  7. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, pages 355-356 of 251-394.
  8. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, page 358 of 251-394.
  9. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, pages 377-378 of 251-394.
  10. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, pages 379-380 of 251-394.
  11. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, pages 380-384 of 251-394.
  12. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, pages 385-386 of 251-394.
  13. The Mystery Knight,Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, page 393 of 251-394.
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