Daemon was the Aegon IV son by his first cousin, Daena I, and was born around 170AL in King's Landing. Daemon's mother, Daena, was the former wife of her brother, Baelor the Blessed, but was set aside when he became king and dissolved the marriage. Daena was imprisoned in the Maidenvault with her sisters so the sight of them would not tempt Baelor with carnal thoughts. However his cousin, Aegon, was under no such prohibition and undertook a tryst with Daena that left her pregnant. Daena would later escape from her confinement and refuse to reveal the father of her baby. She eventually became known as Daena the Defiant, and her son was raised in the Red Keep. As a young boy, Daemon displayed impressive skill-at-arms and leadership potential which his father Aegon IV took note of from afar. Aegon came to view his own eldest and true born son own, Daeron II, with disdain, lacking the fire and vigour Aegon believed a Targaryen king should possess.
At a tournament when Daemon was 12, his father openly acknowledged him as his son, after Daemon bested every squire in melee. As a reward, King Aegon IV knighted Daemon and gave him the Valyrian steel sword of House Targaryen, Blackfyre. It was said that talk of Daemon becoming Aegon`s heir began with him receiving Blackfyre from the King. Daemon grew to manhood and became a strong and charismatic warrior, noted for his chivalry and honour as well as his skill-at-arms. Being the son of two Targaryens, Daemon took the house name Blackfyre as his own. On King Aegon IV deathbed, Aegon legitimised all of his Great Bastard children. For years during and after the late King Aegon IV reign, unsubstantiated rumours had circulated that Daeron was not Aegon's son, but had been born of a tryst between Queen Naerys and Prince Aemon the Dragonknight. This lent a constant air of doubt to Daeron II's right to the Iron Throne, especially when coupled with his non-martial nature and his numerous generous concessions to Dorne, whose final entry to the Seven Kingdoms, Daeron was then negotiating to the anger of many other Westerosi.
Daemon was urged to claim the throne by several advisors, most notably his half-brother Aegor RiversQuentyn BallKing Daeron had the Kingsguard dispatchedto arrest Daemon at the Red Keep, but he escaped with Fireball's help. After raising his banner, almost half the realm responded to his call to arms. In the rebellion that followed, many tens of thousands lost their lives. Events culminated at the Battle of Redgrass Field where Daemon Blackfyre's army met that of King Daeron's. Daemon's forces gained the upper hand and he personally engaged Ser Gwayne Corbray of the Kingsguard. Their battle was considered the highlight of the rebellion. Ser Corbray was severely wounded by Daemon, but offer to by Daemon to heal him by their Maesters. The rebellion came to end when his loyalist half-brother Brynden Rivers, known as Bloodraven, who was watching Daemon`s dual with Ser Corbray, was able to pinned Daemon's forces buy with a series of arrow volleys. Daemon and his twin sons Aegon and Aemon were slain by Bloodraven. Bittersteel managed to rally some of Daemon's forces and escape the field (severely wounding Bloodraven in the process), but most of the rebel army was destroyed. Aegor would later flee with Daemon's remaining children to the Free Cities.
Character and apperanceEdit
Daemon unlike his bastard half-siblings had a more Valyrian look, because of both his parents being Targaryen. Daemon had long silver-gold hair, deep purple eyes, clean shaved and was consider to be inhumanly beautiful. He unlike his elder true born brother Daeron II, was every inch of a warrior, having broad shoulders, big arms and a flat stomach. Daemon was said to have been considerable charming, very charismatic, honorable and chivalrous. Easily making friends and women who were drawn to him.
Daemon Blackfyre was consider to be greatest threat to the House Targaryen, as he was successful in spliting the realm in half. Though he failed to take the throne from his half-brother, there have been five Blackfyre pretenders since his death. Tyrosh There Bittersteel raised a fresh army which eventually became the mercenary force known as the Golden Company, which assisted in two more attempts to unseat House Targaryen through war and more through intrigue.
One of Daemon's descendants was Maelys Blackfyre, the last of the Blackfyre Pretenders, who died on the Stepstones during the War of the Ninepenny Kings, slain by Ser Barristan Selmy. It wasn't until 92 years later that House Targaryen was overthrown, King Robert Baratheon who is ironically is a descendant of King Daeron II own progenic line.
The name of his remaings son below: