Lord Varys Posted April 17, 2015 Share Posted April 17, 2015 I've suggested that the Targaryens actually need dragons to remain stable. If their blood calls out to dragons but cannot bond with a dragon the effects could be declining mental health and/or worsening mood changes/obsession with fire and stuff. Vice versa, the weaker Targaryens like Aenys greatly profited from their dragon bond, and grew stronger. It is actually quite interesting that there were, apparently, no mad Targaryens of the Rhaegel or Aerys II type before the death of the dragons, and most certainly no of the sort of Aerion, Daeron the Drunk or Aegon V who all ended up doing stupid things due to their obsession to bring dragons back (or dreaming of dragons). I've made the case that Prince Daemon was an example for an unhinged Targaryen who got sort of stabilized by Caraxes but still suffered from minor mood swings (but by far not as worse as Aerys II). And Maegor's sadistic tendencies and bad character traits may have only fully developed because he spent the first twenty-five years of his life without a dragon. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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