How Aerys II became the Mad King (Game of Thrones)


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  • いきすちそ
    いきすちそ  1 weeks back

    So who’s Jaehaery’s II parents?

    In fact, who was the first ever Targaryen?

    • Jacob Johansen
      Jacob Johansen  3 days back

      We Don't know who the first Targaryens were or where they might have come from in Valyria

      But Jaehary's II Parents were Aegon the 5th and a woman called Betha Blackwood.

      Aegon the 5th is the Brother of Maester Aemom at the wall (101 Year's old by his Death)

      They had 5 Children first born Duncan Targaryen or little Dunk as we was known as is the man from the song Jenny of oldstones he was betrolled to someone else but married a woman from the ruined city of Old Stones and was in turn disinherited in order to Marry her he later Died the same Day at summerhall with Rhaegar's birth and his Father Aegon the 5th tried to hatch the last Dragon Egg's he had left but his son Duncan, himself, his wife, Jenny, and his other brother Daeron Died in the flames, Ser Duncan the Tall managed to save the King's Grandaughter (Rhaegar's mother) but died from his wounds seconds after it's not known what happend but it's said one of the Egg's Actully craked a Dragon sprung out from it but that Remains a Mystery.

      Jaeharys II other Brother Daeron who died at Summerhall was the Prince Olenna Tyrrell spoke about in the Show.

      He had 2 Daughter's a Girl Called Shaera (Jaeharys sister wife)

      and finally Rhaella Targaryen who was Married of to Roberts Bartheon's Grandfather. Giving Robert a Claim to years Later.

      There was Also a few other Targaryens Around: Named Vaella ''The simple'' and Maegor.

      Maegor should have been King but after a Great Council was convened to resolve the political chaos they picked his Uncle Aegon 5th and first to Aemon which he refused since he was a maester and had fatih in his Younger brother.
      since Maegor was surpassed as king (his father died months after he was born from driking wilfire...) They feared he might be as mad as his father so they after alot of debate picked his uncle and passing over his older sister from his dead older uncle than Arrion, Daeron ''the drunken''

      Fun Fact Steffon Bartheon (Roberts Father) and king Aerys II were Cousin's making him and Rhaegar first cousins.

  • Nafi Ssa
    Nafi Ssa  1 weeks back

    This could be q really good movie

    • Christian Flores
      Christian Flores  1 weeks back

      Aerys Targeryen is the Walter White of GOT minus the intellectual part.

      • Sizifus
        Sizifus  1 weeks back

        Aerys II: became the Mad King in the last years of his reign as paranoia, distrust and his shortcomings slowly eroded his confidence and sanity through the years.
        Daeneyrs: **won the fight against Cersei and took over the King's Landing** "Guess I'll snap now"

        • Nina Bean
          Nina Bean  2 weeks back

          How does all that come from one mind?? GRRM is a genius

          • Lola Dimmedong
            Lola Dimmedong  2 weeks back

            Rheagar went out of his way to not mate with a family member and then his sister fucks his son

            • LadyGagaFairy s Tutorials

              basically habsburgs with white hair and dragons

              • Paradigm Journey
                Paradigm Journey  2 weeks back

                *[SPOILER ALERT]* Thank you, *whycreate!* You solved something that puzzled me greatly; when someone decided to rain down fire from a dragon, all over a walled city, I noticed small green blooms that seemed to erupt from all over different spots in the city. Yet I thought most if not all the wildfire (sp?) had been used in a certain 'battle of the bay' (where Tyrion led the charge & was injured). 14:28 explained it all to me. Bless you, thank you for this wonderful video!!! *Great work, thanks!*

                • politexchangeofbullets Bronxgirl

                  I LOVE THAT ILLUSTRATION OF TYWIN!!!The first one...

                  • dummy
                    dummy  2 weeks back

                    there is a reason he is called aerys
                    ARIES people are mad and their element is fire :)

                    • Helen Heinz
                      Helen Heinz  2 weeks back

                      Twyin Lannister was a fascinating man

                      • Gen Me
                        Gen Me  2 weeks back

                        am I the only one who cant understand a word this guys saying?

                        • Anonymous Doe
                          Anonymous Doe  2 weeks back

                          you're hispanic? Latino maybe?

                          • Eugene Sesenu
                            Eugene Sesenu  2 weeks back

                            Tywin was Ned Stark before Ned Stark

                            • 7MGTESupraTurboA
                              7MGTESupraTurboA  2 weeks back

                              Have you ever considered the possibility that there was a grand conspiracy to remove the Targaryens and Dragon Lords and Dragons from Westeros so that the Lannisters via the Barathiens would be able to rule and take over Westeros?

                              Because if you re=watch the television series despite how crappy it is, it is telling you the story from the Lannister perspective while we are somewhat deceived into thinking we are also watching Daenerys or even the Starks perspective... to the point that people or the audience start to sympathize with Jaimie and Cercei as well as Tyrion and his father despite all the massacres and evil acts that the Lannisters call shots on or indirectly and directly call to happen.

                              Plus you had Jaimie's father invading King's Landing, Jaimie "pleading" to the "Mad King" to surrender and then stabs him in the back with a sword... this alone is high treason in a coup via infiltration and betrayals

                              • Nate Dorney
                                Nate Dorney  2 weeks back

                                "Aerion Brightflame"

                                • Chenggong Lee
                                  Chenggong Lee  2 weeks back

                                  He went mad because Bran went to the past and warges into Aerys making him see the future of westeros fall to the night king so he then started to shout.. “burn them all”

                                  • Spit Turd
                                    Spit Turd  3 weeks back

                                    What book do you get this information from awesome video btw

                                  • Blasphemous Yc
                                    Blasphemous Yc  3 weeks back

                                    Your voice makes you sound like a creep

                                    • Melisandre
                                      Melisandre  3 weeks back

                                      oh Aerys, maybe I should give you one of my necklaces and help take a few years off you...

                                      • Sophia Wilson
                                        Sophia Wilson  3 weeks back

                                        Inbreeding is right in books Jaeherys Targaryen and his sister marry they had two children Aerys and Rhaella. Jaeherys Targaryen father Aegon the VI marry a Blackwood. I believe that Rhaegar Targaryen is the father of Dany and that Rhaegar father was Knight Bonifer Hasty.

                                        • Gareth Knipe
                                          Gareth Knipe  3 weeks back

                                          15 minutes to detail Aerys' descent into becoming the Mad King. That's a character arc with all the motivation spread over years as he became increasingly paranoid and unstable. The same video for Daenerys would take about a minute:

                                          Grows up in exile. Brother is mean. Arranged marriage. Gifted dragons. Roams Essos liberating the downtrodden. Everyone loves her. Heads to Westeros. Gets destracted by Ice zombies and banging her nephew. Loses 2 dragons and some allies. Thinks 'fuck it, I'm mad queen now.' Burns the downtrodden, becomes queen of the ashes and wonders why nobody loves her anymore.

                                          • Jacob Johansen
                                            Jacob Johansen  3 days back

                                            Aerys II was still a better king than she would ever be Queen, i think it was Tywin who made him mad over the Years.

                                            Remmenber that scene where they send Joffrey to bed? i think something else might have been going on behind closed doors between them.

                                        • benjamin mellingen
                                          benjamin mellingen  3 weeks back

                                          hey look it's daenerys

                                          • tHeWasTeDYouTh
                                            tHeWasTeDYouTh  3 weeks back

                                            Varys was right, Rhaegar was indeed planning fuck everything up and get them all killed in a war that started because of him

                                            • Christopher Gochenour
                                              Christopher Gochenour  3 weeks back

                                              Could the mad king be reborn into drogon?

                                              • Emma Sadtler
                                                Emma Sadtler  3 weeks back

                                                Okay I’m confused, so Elia martell, oberyn’s sister, married Rhaegar before he married Lyanna? I know this is fiction but how would he marry lyanna while still married to Elia? After lyanna died, then the mountain killed Elia and her children?
                                                Also, maybe aerys II was reincarnated into drogon. Keeping mine of what Jaime said about Aerys believing he would come back to live as a dragon and burn down the city so no one else could have it.

                                                • Sophia Wilson
                                                  Sophia Wilson  3 weeks back

                                                  He didn't knew Lyanna back then. Also in the books Rhaegar was going to keep both wives because Targaryens are allow have more one wives.

                                              • qwerty
                                                qwerty  3 weeks back

                                                is this in the book fire and blood? I really want to buy it and I don’t want any spoilers.

                                                • LFC91
                                                  LFC91  3 weeks back

                                                  Where is this information from? The books?

                                                  • Wagner Nogueira
                                                    Wagner Nogueira  4 weeks back

                                                    And that bitch became mad in 2 fucking episodes.
                                                    I can't say this enough. D&D, FUCK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                    • c c
                                                      c c  4 weeks back

                                                      After processing the GOT finale for a few days, I still feel GOT was the
                                                      best show on TV or movies ever. The scale of production, attention to
                                                      detail, acting, and story telling were far beyond anything preceding
                                                      it. After the fan anger simmers down, people will begin to realize how
                                                      special this program was. GOT had everything - Dragons, Giants, Walking
                                                      dead, Magic, and incredible music. I don't know how any prequel or
                                                      sequel can ever compare to GOT.

                                                      • The Trax
                                                        The Trax  4 weeks back

                                                        I thought his fathers name was mica first of his name like maester Aemon said.

                                                        • Skulldetta
                                                          Skulldetta  3 weeks back

                                                          Not quite. It also depends on whether we're talking about the A Song of Ice and Fire novels or of the Game of Thrones TV show, because they removed an entire generation of Targaryens from the show to simplify things. Maekar was the father of Aegon V and Aemon, and Aegon V is the grandfather (ASoIaF)/father (GoT) of Aerys.

                                                      • Kaitlyn Frith
                                                        Kaitlyn Frith  4 weeks back

                                                        So Jon technically has a half sister somewhere.

                                                        • Jacob Johansen
                                                          Jacob Johansen  3 days back

                                                          What? No he does not, Rhaenys Died in the sack of King's landing by the mountain. but in the Books he ''might'' still have his Half Brother Aegon Alive. but i believe Aegon is in fact one of the Last surviving Blackfyre's.

                                                      • 2009LuckyStar
                                                        2009LuckyStar  4 weeks back

                                                        They already covered the story in Game of thrones. Reason they’re doing the story of the night king is there still mystery there.

                                                        • Ademola Shasanya
                                                          Ademola Shasanya  4 weeks back

                                                          google thinks you are speaking japanese

                                                          • M
                                                            M  4 weeks back

                                                            actually we DONT know if rhaegar kidnapped lyanna or if their relationship was consensual. book does not equal show.

                                                            • The Law
                                                              The Law  4 weeks back

                                                              Poor Aerys had a vision of Season 8.

                                                              • MissBloodrayne6000
                                                                MissBloodrayne6000  4 weeks back

                                                                Reborn as a dragon huh.....Drogon loved Dani....Dani turned out to be a lot like her father in the end.

                                                                • Jennifer Pinilla
                                                                  Jennifer Pinilla  4 weeks back

                                                                  They should’ve made a show about this first and then Game of Thrones:/

                                                                  • Arian Popalyar
                                                                    Arian Popalyar  4 weeks back

                                                                    I am very disappointed with the game of thrones, even Mad King only killed his enemies, or people who betrayed him he was other wise a very nice king to his people that's why varys supported him. after the bell ring, Dany could have burned Cercie and Jamie together and be the loved queen and live happily with John, but noooo its game of throne there is no happy ending so they made her Mad queen out of the blue just to add the twist its just sooooo bad. she is very nice and suddenly she is burning people, makes no sense what so ever. hate it.

                                                                    • Rob G
                                                                      Rob G  4 weeks back

                                                                      What happens when you breed with your sister.

                                                                      • Heir to Roma
                                                                        Heir to Roma  4 weeks back

                                                                        And it ended up being absolutely worthless in the end

                                                                        • Prada Maharaj
                                                                          Prada Maharaj  4 weeks back

                                                                          Sounds very confusing...I fell asleep.

                                                                          • Rachel Mahdoodi
                                                                            Rachel Mahdoodi  4 weeks back

                                                                            what about when Danny was born?????? you didnt include that?!

                                                                            • Coastie Kelly
                                                                              Coastie Kelly  4 weeks back

                                                                              I'n the absence of good writing this finale, I find myself here. :'(

                                                                              • Moondancer Targaryen
                                                                                Moondancer Targaryen  4 weeks back

                                                                                It seems that most people who comment on internet forums just don't like Daenerys. Combine that with the fact that David and Dan have always been a bit too heavy handed and on the nose, and you'll get this clusterfuck of a conclusion.

                                                                                I suspect that if she does torch king's landing in the books, it'll be because the army with refused to surrender or something like that. It'll be an actual battle, not a genocide. Nuance has always escaped David and Dan. They assume the audience is stupid so they interpret everything for them. What they did to the awesome Tower of Joy scene in the books still makes me sad. In fact, there are several scenes they completely hacked to pieces. Dany in the Dragon Pit, For The Watch, Dany's discovery by the Khal... Her first night with Drogo (It was more consensual than what was depicted in the show.) Tyrion's escape from King's Landing. I can keep going but it's just depressing. I even think they fucked up Shireen and Stannis's deaths somehow.

                                                                                They always change the meaning of everything to make it simpler and more extreme. It's condescending hackery and they shouldn't be allowed near another beloved franchise again. They should just do the next sharknado and spare us innocents.

                                                                                • Himaryous
                                                                                  Himaryous  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Madness from inbreeding.

                                                                                  • Qadri Nisha
                                                                                    Qadri Nisha  4 weeks back

                                                                                    But why jon doesn’t have white hair??? Does that make sense?

                                                                                    • Blake S
                                                                                      Blake S  4 days back

                                                                                      Skulldetta I don’t think that is true because Robb, Sansa, Bran, and Rickon all have the same hair and eye colour as their mother.

                                                                                    • Skulldetta
                                                                                      Skulldetta  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I'm pretty sure that the Stark's hair color is a dominant gene, just like the Baratheon's black hair is.

                                                                                    • Qadri Nisha
                                                                                      Qadri Nisha  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Sophia Wilson I think it too.. he should’ve have white hair like dany..

                                                                                    • Sophia Wilson
                                                                                      Sophia Wilson  3 weeks back

                                                                                      In books he have brown hair and I believe he is the son of Brandon Stark and Ashara Dayne not Rhaegar's son.

                                                                                  • arcangelkrlos
                                                                                    arcangelkrlos  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Many people like to think of inbreeding, but this is just a simple explanation. It can be part of the cause, but not THE cause. People go crazy more easily via poisoning, which we already know is very common weapon... Inbreeding can just make you more vulnerable to be affected psychologicaly by your environment and you have more chances to get a physical disease rather than a psychological one, which is greatly shaped by your life experiences.