Viserra Targaryen

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Viserra Targaryen
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Title Princess
Allegiance House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture Crownlands
Born In 71 AC[1]
Died In 87 AC[1], at King's Landing
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)

Princess Viserra Targaryen was the tenthborn child of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and Queen Alysanne Targaryen.[2][1]

Character & Appearance

Viserra was a beautiful girl, the most beautiful of Queen Alysanne Targaryen's daughters. She had deep purple eyes and silver-gold hair, flawless white skin, and fine features.[1]

Viserra was a vain girl. Once, when a young squire called her a goddess, she simply agreed with him. The attention of great lords, famous knights, and callow boys fed her vanity until it "became a raging fire". Viserra delighted in playing one boy off against another and setting them on foolish quests or having them perform contests.[1]

Viserra a wild, high-spirited girl.[3] She was described as sly, and had a grace that was uncanny and unsettling in someone as young as she was.[1]

According to Queen Alysanne, Viserra desired to become a queen, and therefore aimed to marry her brother Baelon, not for love but for ambition.[1]

History

Viserra was born to King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and Queen Alysanne Targaryen in 71 AC. She was their tenth child and sixth daughter.[1]

In 73 AC, after Viserra's brother Vaegon had refused their sister Daella as a bride, Viserra and her older sister Saera were briefly considered as a potential spouse for Vaegon. However, Saera was only six years old and Viserra two, and Vaegon had never looked at either of them. As such, the notion was rejected.[1]

According to her mother, Queen Alysanne, Viserra aimed to become a queen and had her eye set on her fourteen-year older brother, Baelon, who had been a widower since the death of his sister-wife Alyssa two years before. Viserra believed herself to be much more beautiful than Alyssa had been, and saw no reason as to why an older brother could not marry a younger sister. Queen Alysanne, however, was determined to prevent such a marriage, however. As such, in 86 AC, Alysanne announced the betrothal of Viserra, fifteen years old at the time, to Lord Theomore Manderly, the Lord of White Harbor. However, Lord Theomore had grown very stout during his life and had outlived four wives, which did not give Viserra cause for excitement for her upcoming marriage. Viserra at first turned to her father, but Jaehaerys agreed with the match and refused to interfer. Viserra then turned to Baelon, hoping for him to rescue her according to court gossip.[1] One night, she slipped past Baelon's guards and climbed into his bed, waiting for him naked. By the time Baelon arrived, Viserra was drunk. Baelon sent her away.[1]

In 87 AC, not long after the incident with Baelon, as arrangements were being made for Viserra's departure to White Harbor, Viserra traded clothes with one of her maids and escaped her guards. She slipped from the Red Keep for "one last night of laughter before I go and freeze." with her companions, two minor lordlings and four young knights. Near midnight the princess and those companions who still remained raced back to the Red Keep. However, at the foot of Aegon's High Hill, Viserra's palfrey collided with the mare of one of her companions. Viserra was thrown from her saddle into a wall, and died of a broken neck at the age of fifteen.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
Aegon
 
Daenerys
 
Aemon
 
 
Baelon
 
Alyssa
 
Maegelle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vaegon
 
Daella
 
Saera
 
Viserra
 
Gaemon
 
Valerion
 
Gael
 


References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.