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Game of Thrones: Viserys III Targaryen, the feeble dragon

Biography of Viserys III Targaryen

Viserys III Targaryen fled to Essos with his sister Daenerys Targaryen after their home on Westeros fell in Robert's Rebellion. With the help of the Dothraki tribe, Viserys wants to recapture the Iron Throne as the rightful heir to the throne. Find out in our biography of the Game of Thrones character why he blesses the temporal very early on.

Viserys III Targaryen is the brother of Daenerys Targaryen and son of Rhaella and Aerys II Targaryen. Together with her mother Rhaella Targaryen, he fled to Essos during Robert's rebellion. His mother dies giving birth to Daenerys and so he has to look after his sister on his own.

For him, Robert Baratheon is a usurper who does not legally sit on the throne. Therefore, Viserys sees it as his task to become king of the Seven Kingdoms and to secure the rightful throne for his house Targaryen.

However, he fails because of his selfishness, his arrogance and his delusion that everyone would be waiting for him as king. He shows early symptoms of the madness that often occurs among the Targaryens due to intergenerational incestuous relationships. Viserys is convinced that he is the last surviving dragon and therefore immortal.

He suppresses his little sister and marries her in Game of Thrones Season 1 to the Dothraken Khal Drogo. But Daenerys does not give in and finally her brother is cruelly killed in her name. Khal Drogo pours molten gold over the head of Viserys, who had repeatedly demonstrated his impatience in the battle for the Iron Throne.

Family members Targaryen

In GoT Season 6, viewers finally learn that Rhaeger Targaryen is Jon Snow's father. So Viserys was not only wrong in assuming he was the last Targaryen male. He was also mistakenly believed to be the legitimate heir to the throne of Aerys II Targaryen.

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