Blood (the butcher)
Blood (left) and Cheese (right)
Art by Will Owen
City Watch of King's Landing|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Blood is the alias of a butcher who, during the Dance of the Dragons, slew six-year-old Prince Jaehaerys, King Aegon II Targaryen's firstborn son and the heir to the Iron Throne. Blood's true name is lost to history.
Appearance and Character
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Blood was a big, brutal hulking swordsman and most likely a rapist.
Blood was an serjeant in the City Watch. He lost his gold cloak for beating a whore to death whilst in a drunken rage. He spent time in Flea Bottom. After the death of Prince Lucerys Velaryon, Blood, along with Cheese was employed by Mysaria, Prince Daemon Targaryen's spymaster, to slay one of Aegon II Targaryen' sons.
Once Blood and Cheese confronted Queen Helaena Targaryen in the Tower of the Hand they told her to name which son she wanted them to kill. Helaena offered herself but they refused, stating it had to be a son. Although Helaena eventually named her youngest son Maelor (after Cheese threatened that Blood would rape her daughter Jaehaera if she did not choose one now), they killed Jaehaerys instead. It was Blood who slew Jaehaerys, striking the boy's head off with a single blow. After killing Jaehaerys, Blood and Cheese did no further harm to Helaena or her surviving children and fled with the prince's head in hand.
It has to be a boy.
- Blood to Helaena Targaryen