The Twinslayer Posted November 8, 2014 Share Posted November 8, 2014 TWOIAF suggests that the Targaryen Kings named their successors by making them Prince or Princess of Dragonstone.It also indicates that after Rhaegar died, Viserys came before Rhaegar's children in the line of succession:[Aerys] sent his pregnant queen, Rhaella, and his younger son and new heir, Viserys, away to Dragonstone, but Princess Elia was forced to remain in King's Landing with Rhaegar's children as hostage against Dorne.This, of course, is consistent with the precedent set in the Great Council of 233, where Egg took his father's throne ahead of his (Egg's) older brother's son.Then, Viserys was crowned on Dragonstone almost immediately after Aerys died. Per the app:Viserys was declared king on Dragonstone. Nine turns of the moon later, however, the royal fleet was smashed in a storm, and at the same time Rhaella died while giving birth to DaenerysWe know Viserys was crowned immediately upon the Sack of King's Landing because we get this from Dany in Game of Thrones:She had been born on Dragonstone nine moons after their flight, while a raging summer storm threatened to rip the island fastness apart.Dany was born nine moons after Viserys and Rhaella fled to Dragonstone. And Viserys was crowned nine moons before Dany was born. So Viserys succeeded Aerys as the Targaryen king as soon as Aerys died. And he reigned for at least nine months before he was run off Dragonstone.So the question is, who was Viserys' heir? Dany. He named her Princess of Dragonstone:Beneath an arch of twining stone leaves, a eunuch sang their coming. "Viserys, of the House Targaryen, the Third of his Name," he called in a sweet, high voice, "King of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm. His sister, Daenerys Stormborn, Princess of Dragonstone."So the Targaryen succession went: Aerys-Viserys-Daenerys. And Rhaegar's children can only come after Dany.So Dany has a better claim than Aegon. Perhaps that is why Dany is called "Queen" while Aegon is called "Prince." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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