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

  • Published on: 13 April 2019
  • How Aerys Targaryen II became the Mad King in
    Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire

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  • Cody King
    Cody King   2 weeks ago Cersei and Jaime are Targaryen bastards... I did not know this

  • Dan Cloud
    Dan Cloud   1 months ago

    It's funny how people argue on season 8, season 8 is shit and you're a shit as well if you want to believe that its actually the ending. Just read the books guys and not watch season 5-8 because DnD write it for themselves and a shitty writer makes a shitty story.

  • nina wallen
    nina wallen   1 months ago

    Unpopular opinion: even tho we don’t know much abt Rhaegar, he annoys me

  • Trisha Bidesi
    Trisha Bidesi   1 months ago

    O swear mental illness has more implications on many lives then any other illnesses.

  • Aaditya
    Aaditya   1 months ago

    2:07 Three powerful men but, the lizard clamped to stone below Aerys drew my attention lmao

  • king's man
    king's man   1 months ago

    He got mad because he was an inbred

  • Chrisfragger1
    Chrisfragger1   1 months ago

    Jamie Lannister, one of the most UNSUNG Hero's of the GoT world.

  • The Talisman
    The Talisman   2 months ago

    Jon's name should be Aerys 3 so he can redeem that name.

  • funny channel
    funny channel   2 months ago

    Did you all know that cersei and jaimie are the mad kings bastard children thats why they do incestry and there was even a scene in kingslanding where jaimie was dreaming about talking to his mother and his mother said you're father once dreamt of having a knight son and a queen daughter and she said we only dream the things we could not have so its true that jaimie and cersei is the bastard children of the mad king and as said on this video the mad king and tywins wife are doing things they shouldnt do

  • Vlad the Impaler
    Vlad the Impaler   2 months ago

    The miscarriages played an important role in Aerys descent because of the pressure that was put on him. The thing was that after the Tragedy at Summerhall and the death of his father Aerys and Rhaella were the only Targaryens left and as such the future of their dynasty and family rested on their shoulders, if the two failed to produce more children then their family would end with them, not in rebellion or war but fade away with age like autumn leaves. So there was a lot of pressure on Aerys and even thought he had Rhaegar he didn't trust him and to keep the family line secure there needed to be more then just one descendant, every failed birth from Rhaella made him think he was one step closer to dooming their dynasty.

  • David De Freitas
    David De Freitas   2 months ago

    what if the mad king hated malls and he was just misunderstood?

  • Dr Gonzo
    Dr Gonzo   2 months ago

    The Defiance of Duskendale is a perfect example of doing your duty "too well". If Ser Barristan the Bold hadn't saved the Mad King then he would have surely died as Tywin would have stormed the city and razed it. Rhaegar then ascends to be King and the Realm would have, most likely, been a utopia.

  • Gifdar
    Gifdar   3 months ago

    Petition to change “the 2nd” or “Jr.” to “:2 electric boogaloo”

  • esme
    esme   3 months ago

    he could’ve have been the greatest king ever but yall had to be vain

  • Samuel Duarte
    Samuel Duarte   3 months ago

    Aerys II ruled for 21 years, and his mental health didn't start deteriorating until well over 10 years into is reign. Daenerys went from benevolent leader to madwomen in the span of... what? A week??....... maybe 2? XD

  • Chive Chan
    Chive Chan   5 months ago

    Does this mean Aunt Margaret isn't coming?

  • TheModer8ter
    TheModer8ter   5 months ago

    God is real and all people are imperfect. Sin means imperfect, so all people sin. Only sinless perfect beings are allowed to live forever in heaven. The good news is that Jesus is the Messiah, which means God with us.. He died for the remission of sin, including yours, was buried, and rose form the dead 3 days later. If you simply believe in this to save you, then you have everlasting life. John 6: 47 "verily, verily I say unto you, he that believes in me has everlasting life."-Jesus.

  • One Life Man
    One Life Man   5 months ago

    If that's how Aerys II looked when he was 32, I'd hate to think how Daenerys would look if she made it to the same age.

  • moonlight bae
    moonlight bae   6 months ago

    where's daenerys? wasn't she his daughter??

  • Sean Weir
    Sean Weir   6 months ago

    Your history is wrong. Aerys II Targaryen's father was Aegon V Targaryen aka Egg.

  • Notorious
    Notorious   6 months ago

    Where u get that dope drawing of the mad king

  • AMellon Keller
    AMellon Keller   6 months ago

    Thank u for ur videos! After season 8, I was so upset but after watching ur video, it reminded me I still have the book coming out!

  • Lilia Ireland
    Lilia Ireland   6 months ago

    this guy sounds like Zuko from Avatar the last Airbender

  • Neel Waghmare
    Neel Waghmare   6 months ago

    I learned things I didn't understand. Like why Aerys wanted Tywin's head and how Robert got to marry cersei

  • sibirski plavatz
    sibirski plavatz   7 months ago

    0:30 they believe in old and new gods but my dudes Mad King was born after Christ

  • いきすちそ
    いきすちそ   7 months ago

    So who’s Jaehaery’s II parents?In fact, who was the first ever Targaryen?

  • Nafi Ssa
    Nafi Ssa   7 months ago

    This could be q really good movie

  • Christian Flores
    Christian Flores   7 months ago

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

  • Sizifus
    Sizifus   7 months ago

    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   7 months ago

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