Daemon Targaryen Timeline – House of the Dragon

Daemon Targaryen Info

Prince Daemon Targaryen TimelineFather – Baelon the Brave
Mother – Alyssa Targaryen
Spouse – Rhea Royce, Laena Velaryon, Rhaenyra Targaryen
SiblingViserys I
Children – by Laena – Baela, Rhaena
by Rhaenyra – Aegon, Viserys
Dragon – Caraxes

This Daemon Targaryen timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in the life of the fictitious character as shown in the TV series House of the Dragon.

Please Note: In the TV adaptation, characters’ ages are different to those in the books. The ages given in this timeline are those known to have been decided by the show, or are approximations made using a combination of the ages in the book and the ages of the actors.

See Also: House of the Dragon Timeline

 

Daemon Targaryen Timeline

Before Season 1 Age 0
Daemon Targaryen was born the son of Prince Baelon the Brave and Alyssa Targaryen. His parents were brother and sister, the children of King Jaehaerys I and Baelon was heir to the throne. Daemon’s elder brother, Viserys was 14 years old.
Before Season 1 Age 11
Daemon’s brother Viserys married Aemma Arryn.
Before Season 1 Age 16
A daughter Rhaenyra was born to Viserys and Aemma.
Before Season 1 Age 19
Baelon the Brave died. This caused a succession problem because he was heir to King Jaehaerys. A meeting of the Great Council was held at Harrenhal to decide who should succeed. Both Viserys and his aunt Rhaenys Targaryen had a claim to the throne. The Council decided that Viserys should succeed as King.
Before Season 1 Age 21
King Jaehaerys I died. Viserys became King Viserys I. Daemon was given a seat on the Small Council as Master of Laws.
Before Season 1 Age 24
Daemon had continually come into conflict with Hand of the King, Otto Hightower. Otto contrived to have him removed from his post as Master of Laws. Instead he was appointed Master of Coin.
Before Season 1 Age 25
King Viserys I arranged for Daemon to marry Rhea Royce. Daemon disliked his bride on sight and was not happy with the marriage.
Before Season 1 Age 30
The rift between Daemon and Otto Hightower had continued and the Hand of the King again contrived to have Daemon removed from post. King Viserys appointed him Commander of the Kingsguard.
Season 1 Age 30
Daemon sat on the Iron Throne in the Great Hall. His niece Rhaenyra accompanied by her sworn shield, Ser Harrold Westerling arrived. He presented Rhaenyra with a necklace of Valyrian steel. They discussed the upcoming tournament to mark the impending birth of the expected heir.
Season 1 Age 30
Daemon gathered the men of the Kingsguard and ordered them to root out all thieves, murderers and rapists in Kings Landing. The following morning he was summoned before the Small Council to explain his actions. He explained that he was making the city safe before the upcoming tournament.
Season 1 Age 30
Daemon took part in the tournament which took place as Queen Aemma went into labour. He annoyed Otto Hightower by firstly choosing his son as first contender and taking him out quickly, and secondly by asking his daughter, Alicent for her favour. Daemon defeated all opponents to reach the final against Ser Criston Cole. After knocking Cole to the ground, Daemon was celebrating his victory when Cole reciprocated and knocked him to the floor claiming ultimate victory.
Season 1 Age 30
Viserys had been called to the birthing room where he was told that the child could only be saved if they cut Aemma open but she would die if they did so. Viserys chose to save the child. He sat with his wife as she bled to death. The child died soon after its birth.
Season 1 Age 30
Daemon attended the funeral of Queen Aemma and Prince Baelon. Afterwards he retreated to the brothel owned by his lover, Mysaria. There he toasted Prince Baelon as ‘heir for a day’.¬†This was reported back to Otto Hightower who reported it to the King.
Season 1 Age 30
Viserys summoned Daemon and questioned him regarding his naming Prince Baelon ‘heir for a day’. When Daemon did not deny the accusation, Viserys banished him from court and sent him home to his wife.
Season 1 Age 30
Prince Daemon and his lover Mysaria flew off on Daemon’s dragon Caraxes and made their home on Dragonstone.
Season 1 Age 30
Daemon flew to Kings Landing and stole the dragon egg set aside for Prince Baelon. He intended to place it in the cradle of the child he would have with his lover Mysaria.
Season 1 Age 30
Daemon met Otto Hightower on the approach to Dragonstone Castle just as Rhaenyra arrived riding Syrax. She calmly asked him to give the egg back and he did.
Season 1 Age 30
Back in the castle Mysaria revealed that she was not pregnant and did not feel safe.
Season 1 Age 30
Prince Daemon was contacted by Corlys Velaryon and agreed an alliance to defeat the Triarchy led by Craghas Drahar. Drahar was know as Crabfeeder because of his practice of killing his prisoners by nailing them to driftwood and placing flesh-eating crabs on their body.
Season 1 Age 33
The combined armies of Prince Daemon and Corlys Velaryon had been unable to defeat Crabfeeder. Corlys’ son suggested Daemon act as bait to draw the pirates out of the caves to make them easier to defeat. Daemon reluctantly agreed the plan.
Season 1 Age 33
Prince Daemon went to Stepstones and made out he was surrendering. After luring Crabfeeder’s men into the open he attacked enabling Laenor to cut the pirates down with dragonfire. Although he was wounded by arrows, Daemon followed Craghas Drahar into the caves. He emerged draging Crabfeeder’s body.
Season 1 Age 33
Daemon Targaryen presented himself before King Viserys. When questioned about the crown he was wearing, Daemon explained he had been made King of the Narrow Sea. He pledged allegiance to the King and gave the Stepstones to the Crown. The two embraced.
Season 1 Age 33
During the festivities that followed, Daemon spoke to Rhaenyra and they both remarked on how their lives had changed them. At some point he left a bag containing clothes and a map in Rhaenyra’s room.
Season 1 Age 33
Later that night, Daemon and Rhaenyra met and went into the poorer areas of Kings Landing. They watched a street play about who would succeed King Viserys and the smallfolk revealed that they did not believe a woman could rule. Daemon led Rhaenyra into the brothels and began to seduce her but then turned away.
Season 1 Age 33
The following morning Daemon woke up worse the wear for drink. He was found by the Kingsguard and taken before the King. Viserys chided him for ruining his daughter. Daemon asked his brother to let him wed Rhaenyra, however, Viserys had decided that Rhaenyra was to marry Laenor Velaryen.
Season 1 Age 33
Daemon visited his wife in The Vale. He caused her horse to rear and she was thrown to the ground. Unable to move Daemon picked up a rock and killed her.
Season 1 Age 33
Daemon attended the preliminary wedding feast. After the King’s speech he spoke to Rhaenyra in Velarion. She told him to take her by force if he wanted her. A fight broke out and Daemon was pushed in the direction of Laena Velaryon. He flirted with her.
Season 1 Age 37
Daemon married Laena Velaryon.
Season 1 Age 37
Twin daughters, Baela and Rhaena were born to Daemon and Laena Targaryen.
Season 1 Age 43
Daemon was riding his dragon while his wife Laena rode hers in the sky above Pentos.
Season 1 Age 43
Prince Reggios of Pentos visited Daemon and Laena and suggested an alliance whereby in return for their support against the Triarchy, he would give them property and goods..
Season 1 Age 43
Laena went into labour but was unable to deliver the child. Daemon refused the Maestor’s offer of performing a caesarean. Laena went outside and ordered her dragon to kill her.
Season 1 Age 43
Daemon attended the funeral of his wife Laena Velaryon.
Season 1 Age 43
In the evening Daemon and Rhaenyra walked along the beach. Rhaenyra chided Daemon for leaving her behind. They kissed and then made love on the beach.
Season 1 Age 43
Daemon and Rhaenyra rushed to the hall along with other adults after a fight broke out. Daemon’s daughters Baela and Rhaena were angry that Prince Aemond had claimed Laena’s dargon Vhaegar. Rhaenyra’s sons Jacaerys (Jace) and Lucerys (Luke) supported the two girls and a fight broke out. Aemond broke Luke’s nose and Luke slashed Aemond’s face causing him to lose an eye.
Season 1 Age 43
King Viserys called for calm and demanded to know why the fight had taken place. He was angry when he heard that Aemond had called Jace and Luke bastards. Prince Aegon told his father that it was common knowledge that their father was not Laenor. Viserys ordered the two families to make peace. Alicent argued that this was not good enough and that Luke should lose an eye in revenge. Viserys refused. Alicent grabbed his dagger but was restrained by Rhaenyra. She then slashed Rhaenyra’s arm before storming off. Aemond told everyone that losing an eye was a fair exchange for gaining a dragon.
Season 1 Age 43
Daemon and Rhaenyra watched the ship carrying the royal party leave Driftmark. Rhaenyra told Daemon that they should marry arguing that they are both fire and should be together. Daemon stated that for them to marry Laenor had to die.
Season 1 Age 43
Daemon found Laenor’s lover, Qarl, and asked him to commit a quick murder in return for money and a boat to take him abroad. Daemon was on the stairs and killed a man coming up them.
Season 1 Age 43
Corlys and Rhaena were distraught when they saw their son’s charred body.
Season 1 Age 43
Daemon and Rhaenyra were married.
Season 1 Age 45
A son, Aegon was born to Daemon and Rhaenyra. He was known as Aegon the younger to distinguish him from King Viserys and Alicent’s son Aegon the elder.
Season 1 Age 47
A son, Viserys was born to Daemon and Rhaenyra.
Season 1 Age 49
Daemon retrieved a dragon egg from Rhaenyra’s dragon Syrax. The egg was taken to be kept warm ready to be placed in the cradle of his unborn child.
Season 1 Age 49
After learning that Corlys Velaryon had been badly injured and may not live, Daemon, Rhaenyra and their children travelled to Kings Landing, where those with a claim to Driftmark were to petition the King.
Season 1 Age 49
Daemon and Rhaenyra visited King Viserys and were shocked to see how his condition had deteriorated. His head was partly covered with bandages and he was barely conscious. They showed Viserys their children Aegon and Viserys.
Season 1 Age 49
Daemon and Rhaenyra were in the great hall to hear the petitions put forward to claim Driftmark. Otto Hightower sat the iron throne stating that King Viserys was indisposed. Vaemond spoke first stating his claim on the grounds that Lucerys (Luke) was not of Velaryon blood. As Rhaenyra began her petition on behalf of her son, Viserys arrived. This shocked those present, especially Otto and Alicent. The King was very weak and feeble and barely able to walk unaided. However, once on the throne he said that Rhaenys was the only person present who had insight into Corlys’ wishes.
Season 1 Age 49
Rhaenys stepped forward to speak and told the assembly that Corlys had always wished for Luke to succeed him. She said she agreed and accepted Rhaenyra’s proposal for Luke and Jace to marry Baela and Rhaena. Vaemond was furious. He questioned Luke’s parentage and called Rhaenyra a whore. Viserys ordered his tongue be removed. Daemon stepped forward and decapitated Vaemond.
Season 1 Age 49
Daemon and Rhaenyra attended a celebratory meal. Viserys told those present that they were the people he loved the most and asked them to be nice to each other. Rhaenyra toasted Alicent and she reciprocated. Although tension remained the others made toasts in a show of harmony. Viserys called for music, looked at the happy faces around him and had a relapse. He was carried back to bed. A fight then broke out between Luke, Jace, Aemond and Aegon.
Season 1 Age 49
The arrival of Rhaenys was announced. She told Rhaenyra and Daemon that Viserys was dead and that Aegon had been publicly crowned King. She warned that the Greens will come for Rhaenyra and her children.
Season 1 Age 49
Rhaenyra suddenly went into early labour. Daemon left her to draw up plans.
Season 1 Age 49
After a long and difficult labour, Rhaenyra’s baby was born dead. Both Rhaenyra and Daemon were deeply upset. Everyone gathered to cremate the baby.
Season 1 – Age 49
Otto Hightower arrived on Dragonstone. He had come to offer terms to Rhaenyra.
Season 1 – Age 49
Otto Hightower told Rhaenyra that if she would swear fealty to Aegon II then she could have Dragonstone. He told Rhaenyra that the Starks, Tullys and Borros Baratheon had sworn allegiance to Aegon II. Rhaenyra called Otto a traitor and angrily threw his Hand of the King badge into the sea. He then gave her a peace offering from Alicent. Daemon wanted to fight but Rhaenyra said that she would give Otto an answer the next day.
Season 1 – Age 49
Daemon was angry that Rhaenyra would not fight. He said that they had more dragons than the Greens and could win. Rhaenyra told Daemon that she would not deal the first blow. She said that she believed in the Song of Ice and Fire. Daemon angrily grabbed her by the neck and said that dreams do not make us kings but dragons do. After Daemon released Rhaenyra she whispered ‘he never told you’ referring to Viserys’ belief that she was the Prince that was promised. Daemon then walked off.
Season 1 Age 49
Daemon went to try and tame a wild dragon.
Season 1 Age 49
Some time later, Daemon learned that Lucerys was dead and took the news to Rhaenyra.
Season 1
To be continued

 

Published Aug 26 2022 @ 5:41 pm – Updated – [last-modified]

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