Are there any targaryens left?

Are there any targaryens left?

30 Sec Answer: Yes, there are still members of House Targaryen alive in the world of Westeros.


The Targaryens were one of the great Houses of Westeros that reigned for centuries until their overthrow by Robert Baratheon and his supporters. They have a rich and storied history and even today there remain some who bear the blood of the dragons. This article will look at whether any targaryens are still alive and how they might fit into current events.

History Of The Targaryens

The Targaryen dynasty was founded by Aegon I Targaryen, also known as Aegon the Conqueror, and his two sisters Visenya and Rhaenys. Together they conquered six of the Seven Kingdoms with dragonfire and created the Iron Throne. The Targaryens continued to rule Westeros for nearly 300 years before being overthrown by Robert Baratheon in a rebellion known as Robert’s Rebellion.

Who Were The Last Members Of House Targaryen?

The last living members of House Targaryen were Aerys II (known as The Mad King) and his children Rhaegar, Viserys, and Daenerys. Aerys was killed during Robert’s Rebellion when Jaime Lannister betrayed him, while Rhaegar died during the Battle of the Trident. Viserys was killed shortly after Daenerys fled Westeros with her husband Khal Drogo, leaving only Daenerys as the last surviving member of the house.

How Did Daenerys Fare After Fleeing Westeros?

Daenerys managed to survive despite fleeing Westeros without allies or resources. She found refuge with a tribe of nomadic horse-lords called the Dothraki and eventually married Khal Drogo, becoming his queen. With her newfound power she began to build an army and liberate slaves across Essos before finally making her way back to Westeros with her followers in tow.

Is Daenerys Still Alive?

Yes, Daenerys is still alive as of the end of season eight of Game of Thrones. Despite numerous trials and tribulations she has survived everything thrown at her so far and is currently ruling over Westeros from her seat on the Iron Throne. Her claim to the throne is shaky however due to her being born out of wedlock which makes it difficult for many to accept her as their rightful ruler.

Are There Any Other Known Living Targaryens?

At this time there are no other known living Targaryens besides Daenerys; however, there are some theories that suggest otherwise. One such theory involves a character named Jon Snow whose real name is Aegon Targaryen – making him a trueborn son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, thus giving him a legitimate claim to both houses’ thrones should he choose to pursue it. While these theories remain unconfirmed by George R.R Martin (the author behind A Song Of Ice And Fire), it does open up the possibility that there may be other living members of House Targaryen somewhere in Westeros or beyond its borders that could come forward at any point in time to challenge Daenerys’ claim to the throne if needed.

What Could Happen If Another Member Of House Targaryen Appears?

If another member of House Targaryen appears then it would certainly complicate matters as far as who has a legitimate claim to rule over Westeros goes since they would be just as much a descendant of Aegon the Conqueror as Daenerys is. It could also potentially spark off a conflict between them depending on how each chooses to deal with this new rival claimant – something that could potentially tear apart what little peace remains in Westeros following the war against Cersei Lannister’s forces during season eight.


To conclude, yes there are still members of House Targaryen alive in Westeros though none besides Daenerys have been confirmed yet. Whether or not there are others lurking in the shadows waiting for their chance to make their own claim on power remains unknown but if one does appear then it could lead to more chaos in an already tumultuous region which could further destabilize what little peace exists in this turbulent land we know as ‘Game Of Thrones’ .

Hayden Russell

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