King Aegon Targaryen, also known as Young Griff, and self-proclaimed Aegon VI Targaryen, though the succession line of the Iron Throne doesn't recognize this, is the son of Elia Martell and Rhaegar Targaryen. He was supposedly killed by Ser Gregor Clegane during the Sack of King's Landing in Robert's Rebellion, but it is revealed that, supposedly, this was not the case.
Background[edit | edit source]
Aegon had been under the watch of Lord Jon Connington, with his hair dyed blue to hide his telltale Targaryen hair. Tyrion Lannister later finds out about his true identity.
Given Aegon's parentage, in actuality, he has a better claim to the Iron Throne than any other character, even Daenerys Targaryen. However, this is all assuming that Aegon is who he claims to be, and not a pretender.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Historical inspirations:
- Aegon has been likened to historical figure Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart), who was a pretender to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland. Like Aegon, Charles lived much of his life overseas, taking refuge in places such as Italy and The Isle of Skye. He later rose the second Jacobite Rebellion in 1745, which was crushed at Culloden field in the Scottish Highlands.
- Another historical figure from the Wars of the Roses also serves as the inspiration for Aegon: Henry Tudor, who later became Henry VII of England, and also the first of the House of Tudor to ascend the English throne. He was a descendant of the House of Lancaster through his mother's line (the Beauforts), tracing her descent to John of Gaunt. Henry later married Elizabeth of York, joining the two houses and ending their long rivalry as well as the wars.