Who is the best, or most well-written, Targaryen of the primary members of House Targaryen and their loyal household and sworn men? There may be differences between the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and the HBO show Game of Thrones, but what defines House Targaryen is the same. With a coat of arms depicting a fire-breathing three-headed dragon and the motto “Fire and Blood,” the Targaryens may have been mostly wiped out by Robert Baratheon's rebellion, but that hasn't stopped these patiently vengeful and unforgettable characters.
Which of these residents of Westeros is the most Targaryen of House Targaryen? The determined Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys, is at the top of the list. But even former slave Missandei has also earned her place through her loyalty and intelligence.
A combination of writing and memorable performances fills House Targaryen with some of the most interesting characters in Game of Thrones. Even though they all represent House Targaryen, which member of the House does it best?
"His name is Aegon Targaryen. You have to protect him. Promise me, Ned."
-Season 7, episode 7
Actor: Aisling Franciosi
"He wants to divide us. If we're fighting each other, we're not fighting him."
-Season 4, episode 8
Actor: Iain Glen
"I serve my Queen because I want to serve my Queen, because I believe in her."
-Season 7, episode 4
Actor: Nathalie Emmanuel