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Alias Harghaz the Hero
Harghaz the Dragonslayer
Culture Ghiscari
Died In 300 AC, at Meereen
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Harghaz is a Ghiscari animal handler in the fighting pits of Meereen.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

During the reopening of the fighting pits after the fight between the pit fighter Barsena Blackhair and a boar in Daznak's Pit, Drogon appears and begins eating the corpses of the gladiator and the boar that killed her. Harghaz[1] attacks Drogon for reasons unknown; Daenerys Targaryen conjectures that Harghaz loves Barsena, wants vengeance for Hazzea, or simply wants glory. Harghaz wounds Drogon and almost succeeds in killing him, but is set aflame by the black dragon when he leaves the arena with Daenerys.[2]

To the Yunkai and Meereenese who oppose the rule of Daenerys, Harghaz becomes a hero and is called "Harghaz the Hero" by them[3][1] or "Harghaz the Dragonslayer", even though he did not slay Drogon but was instead killed by the dragon.

Quotes about Harghaz

Hizdahr, Humzum, Hagnag, what does it matter? I call them all Harzoo. He was no dragonslayer. All he did was get his arse roasted black and crispy.[4]

—Ser Archibald Yronwood on Harghaz

Half the city is calling the dragonslayer a hero, and the other half spits blood at the mention of his name.[4]

—Ser Gerris Drinkwater on Harghaz


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 70, The Queen's Hand.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 52, Daenerys IX.
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 59, The Discarded Knight.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 60, The Spurned Suitor.