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13 facts about the Mad King from Game of Thrones that you might not have known

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“He loved to watch people burn, the way their skin blackened and blistered and melted off their bones. He burned lords he didn’t like. He burned Hands who disobeyed him. He burned anyone who was against him. Before long, half the country was against him.” ―Jaime Lannister about Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King.

King Aerys II Targaryen, popularly known as the Mad King was the last Targaryen king, who was killed by a member of his own Kingsguard, Jaime Lannister during Robert’s Rebellion. We know that Aerys was a paranoid and a cruel king who liked to see people burning and he even killed Eddard Stark’s father and brother, which resulted in Robert’s Rebellion. However, there are many things about Aerys that most of us don’t know about.

Cut straight to some of the facts:

1. He was the Seventeenth and the Last Targaryen to sit on the Iron Throne. Strikes me hard to realise that he ended the 300 years long Targaryen dynasty.

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2. Besides called the Mad King, he was also called King Scab, because of the scabs all over his body caused due to repeated cuts from the blades on the Iron Throne.

3. The Mad King wasn’t always so mad. In his youth, he is described as generous, handsome and resolute; every ingredient needed to become a decent king.

4. He was much like the generous version of Joffrey. While he liked being pampered and flattered and was quick to anger, he wasn’t nearly as cruel as Joffrey.

5. In fact, his early days of rule were quite prosperous with the Seven Kingdoms recovering from the War of the Ninepenny Kings and the Tragedy of Summerhall.

6. His mad traits started to evolve after he was taken captive and held as a prisoner by Daenys Darklyn during the Defiance of Duskendale.

7. As funny as it may sound, his fascination with fire became so obsessive after his return from Duskendale, he even got sexually aroused by it. That incident really had a huge impact on his life.

8. He had a phobia of blades and sharp things. This resulted in him not trimming his hair and nails. It made him look like this:

13 facts about the Mad King from Game of Thrones that you might not have known
9. Aerys and his wife, Rhaella had no fondness between them. They married in accordance to a prophecy which foretold the birth of The Prince that was promised as his heir if he married her sister.

10. He was famed for removing hidebound old men from his court and employing bright young people instead. His small council saw the appointment of Tywin (then young) as Hand of the King, Varys as Master of Whisperers and Gerold Hightower as the Lord Commander of Kingsguard.

11. The Kingsguard also composed of young men under his rule. Warriors like Barristan Selmy and Arthur Dayne were made brothers of Kingsguard under his rule. Also, not to forget our very own Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister.

12. He is rumoured to have taken the maidenhood of Tywin’s wife, Joanna Lannister. There is a popular fan theory which says that Tyrion is the result of that relation.

13. In his youth, Aerys Targaryen, Tywin Lannister and Steffon Baratheon (father of Robert Baratheon) were closest of friends. As fate would have it, eventually their children became the reason for each other’s deaths. Sad story indeed.







I'm no one. Really!? Naah... A man is a final year Undergrad at Indian Institute of Tehnology, Bhubaneswar and freaking adores GoT and ASOIAF. Curious Chap, Wannabe Traveller, Internet Junkie, Politics Enthusiast, History Buff, Quoraddict, YouTuber, Skeptic and a Targaryen Loyalist. I don't drink but I know things!

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The world is a beautiful place, especially with the support of your family. Your family backs you up in hard times. They celebrate with you in times of joy. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner rules over the hearts of her followers with her mind-blowing performance and cute personality. She turned 25 last week on 21st February. The actress celebrated her special day with husband Joe Jonas, sister-in-law Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas and the rest of the Jonas family.

Taking to social media, the star-family did their bit to extend their love, support and best wishes to the birthday girl. Besides sending out some of the cutest messages. Nick, Kevin and Joe also gave fans a peek into their personal photo albums when they shared a bunch of unseen photos.

While Joe gave us a look at Sophie’s ‘two sides’, Kevin gave us a glimpse of her playing the perfect aunt.

Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner celebrates 25th birthday with family

Turner took to her Instagram stories to share the birthday notes and even gave fans a peek at her birthday celebration. She showed off some golden ‘25’ balloons and thanked everyone who sent her sweet messages. The Queen In the North welcomed her little princess Willa last year In July.

Send your best wishes to the young and talented actress Sophie Turner in the comments below. Happy Birthday, Sophie!







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Game of Thrones was the most celebrated show of the 21st century. The fantastical drama set the bar for quality TV shows really high. The series was famous for its beautiful scenery, gruesome battles and on-point casting. However, it was also famous for various controversial scenes. Quite a number of viewers were shocked by the amount of nudity and sex scenes on the HBO epic. The cast tried to explain to the public why they were important to the story. Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner doesn’t feel shy went it comes to expressing herself on the screen. She plays a bold girlfriend of a drug dealer in her new movie Heavy.

The 24-year-old actress plays Maddie, the girlfriend of high-end drug dealer Seven ‘Sev’ Max (Daniel Zovatto). The couple is living it up in New York City. Sev knows exactly where to sell his gear; to trust-fund clients, at model parties and crazed drug-fuelled escapades.

Sev has a painful past as well as many vices of his own, which leads him to find comfort in all the wrong places. While Maddie is equally broken, she is Sev’s true love, but he realises this all too late.

Maddie says at the end of the trailer: “This is the kind of story where everyone is to blame and no one is spared. Then again they do say that love conquers all.”

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The Red Wedding year 2020 was nothing short of a horror movie. The deaths and destruction that humanity faced in the past year was tremendous. Many people lost their lives and livelihoods in the wretched year. The world is slowly trying to get back on its feet with new hopes in the year 2021. The entertainment industry plays a big part in keeping these hopes alive with new movies and TV shows. What’s better than watching our favourite stars in a new project? Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance is back to the silver screen with British Horror movie The Delivered.

Written and directed by Thomas Clay, The Delivered stars Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds. Set on an isolated farm in Shropshire in 1657, The Delivered tells the story of Fanny Lye (Maxine). She’s a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility – albeit at great personal cost. Living a life of Puritan stricture with husband John and young son Arthur. Fanny Lye’s world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of two strangers in need. A young couple closely pursued by a ruthless sheriff and his deputy.

Charles Dance plays the role of Fanny’s husband, John Lye. He has also joined the cast of Neil Gaiman’s DC comic adaptation The Sandman.

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