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Meraxes, slain by a scorpion's iron bolt to the eye. Art by Chase Stone, for The World of Ice and Fire

A dragonslayer is a killer of dragons. There are legends of dragonslayers in Westeros's distant past.


According to tales, some Warrior's Sons were dragonslayers.[1]

In 10 AC at the Hellholt, an iron bolt from a scorpion was shot through Meraxes's eye. The dragon fell from the sky with her rider, Queen Rhaenys Targaryen, destroying half the castle.[2]

In 130 AC, several dragons were slain during the storming of the Dragonpit, some of them by the Shepherd's "lambs".[3] Following the Second Battle of Tumbleton, Tessarion was greatly wounded from her fight with other dragons. Lord Benjicot Blackwood ordered his best archer, Billy Burley, to mercy kill the dragon, and Billy fired three shafts through her eye.[4][3]

In 135 AC, the cradle egg of the infant Laena Velaryon hatched into a blind, wingless wyrm that immediately attacked her, and was in return killed by her father, Lord Alyn Velaryon.[5]

Known dragonslayers





It is no easy thing to slay a dragon, but it can be done.[12]

Who do you think killed all the dragons the last time around? Gallant dragonslayers armed with swords?[13]


  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  4. The Princess and the Queen.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: The Gardener Kings.
  7. 7.0 7.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 20, Brienne IV.
  9. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 52, Daenerys IX.
  11. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 70, The Queen's Hand.
  12. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
  13. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 45, Samwell V.