Cruelest Act of Maegor Targaryen Explained House of the Dragon Game of Thrones ASOIAF Lore

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  1. The cruelest thing he's ever done was in prisoning Viserys his nephew and torturing him for information of where his mother had fled to. which he didn't know since he was with him(Maegor) the whole time.. It was so pointless and cruel hence the name

  2. Well you don't call a man the Cruel for nothing

  3. Still one of the greatest targeryan kings 🤫🤷🏻‍♂️

  4. Reminder: All the information about Maegor is biased, since we get information only from his enimies. I believe he did nothing wrong in the beginning of his reign, but in the middle and later years of his reign were things got of track. I don't agree with his methods though. I also hatehow he treated his wives.

  5. Idc what anyone says, he did what needed to be done. 🤷‍♀️

  6. Come now even I could do a lot crueler things. Why do such small acts warrant a name such as “the Cruel”?
    Let me show you just how cruel I can be
    In the case of Robb of the house Starks war over the independence of both the north and the Riverlands/trident I would have done such unspeakable acts to the lannisters and the entire Dynasty, such as:
    Unlawful imprisonment of the entire dynasty
    Mass castration of the entire lannister men
    Mass enslavement of the lannister woman to later be my concubine slaves to produce me more slaves and bastards
    I also would have cuckolded all the Lannister men and produce sons and daughters as their own legal heirs. And once they are tired of working on massive slave camps. The boys would finally be hung, drawn and quartered. Because they would not be given the right to be killed honorably by the ax because I would’ve stripped the status of Noblemen and reduce the state of their blood to mere common slaves, who have the blood of the rightful king. The daughters, I would issue a commandment that any man would be free to take one as his own. But a tax would be demanded due to the lack of them. Another possibility is that since they are eunuchs, they could join the ranks of the unsullied

  7. That is very cruel, I don't blame Magor for wanting to set a example when it comes to the faith militant. The faith militant are just as cruel to people as Maegor.

    Doing something like what Maegor did to that guy though isn't setting a example for people to trust the Targayans rule, it's just a act of vengeance because they didn't trust Maegor as a person.

    Theres a difference between setting a example as a king and a act of vengeance as a individual. A Kings choice would have been destroy the rebellion then execute the leaders while sending all those who refused to except defeat to the wall. A individual seeking vengeance treats his enemies the way Maegor did to that man.

    Maegor isn't entirely in the wrong though, the only reason Maegor ended up walking the path of vengeance is because people didn't trust his leadership capabilities. Had they trusted his gifts, they'd have been able to keep him thinking like a king.

  8. Currently reading fire and blood and am on king jahaerys’s reign but man Maegor was definitely a horrific ruler and certainly had the most fitting nickname.

  9. Honestly, Maegor was right to come down on the militant faith factions the way he did. They were freaking fanatical, and somebody had to do something about them. Maegor was willing to do whatever needed to be done stomp them out, and sometimes that's just how it has to be. That doesn't forgive any of his other unspeakable, unforgettable, or unforgivable acts, like torturing his own nephew to death. Or murdering all the tradesmen and laborers who built Maegor's Holdfast. But he did save and preserve Targaryen family rule, and did what needed to be done to crush the crazy religious people who were not going to stop being a problem.

  10. I feel more bad for his nephews. The faith kind of needed to be put in their place imo. And Maegor was definitely the one to ensure that they were, paving way for generations of Targaryens afterwards. Not saying I agree with all of his actions but look at how the faith handled or handles anything they don’t agree with.
    At least Maegor wasn’t a rat in his dealings like many of the faith are- he was a dragon.

  11. I mean the complete destruction of house haroway was definitely more cruel

  12. I'm totally in favor of Maegor's actions against the faith. if anything, he didn't go far enough against them. Dracarys!!
    But forcing Black Brides to marry him was intolerably cruel.

  13. If you back the faith militant you had it coming

  14. Maybe Maegor was not the best king, but very important to the whole Targaryen dynasty. I mean, some people are still afraid of him even after more than two years from his death. He showed that not to fuck with Targaryens and actually gave the strenght to his dynasty.

  15. Maegor did whatever it takes to disband the Faith militia and Cersei undone all his hard work by restoring it.

  16. He was a necessary evil. Yes he did horrific things, but if he hadn’t done any of those the Targaryen dynasty would have probably been eliminated. Although he also killed a lot of family members so he was also a menace to the dynasty 😅

  17. I'd argue wiping out his second wives entire family all because she had a miscarriage was pretty messed up , like he killed an entire noble house for something that had nothing to do with it.

  18. Wat got front row seats to everything to constantly humiliate him. 🥶

  19. Maegor was the king the seven kindoms needed but not the one it deserved.

  20. Strange man, Maegor. A strong king, a decisive king. But a cruel and bloodthirsty man who brooked no opposition whatsoever.

  21. Whenever someone says: "Maegor was cruel, but…" I puke

  22. He also tortured a few of his wives to death to make them give false confessions.

  23. Maegor cut of his limbs in chain, never faced him in open combat one on one. Thats where the fact is, that he knows he'll lose to him on an open duel. Coward.

  24. Tatums been more consistent than harden. But harden goes off when he’s on point. If harden has under 30 Celtics win by 10

  25. so many Maegor defenders here forgetting how he was a serial rapist and a torturer, kinslayer and wiped a whole House including kids just because he suspected his wife of cheating. No wonder he got impaled on the iron throne like a b*tch.

  26. The faith had it coming I mean religious zealots are always defeated tortured and butchered. That is the rule

  27. He is still not the worst. At least his reign didn't leave a century-long impact.He neglected his duties as king, spent vast amounts of money on personal pleasures, and fathered numerous illegitimate children known as the "Great Bastards." His actions sowed seeds of conflict and succession disputes that would continue for generations.

  28. Maegor did much worse. Still he wasnt the worst Targaryen or leader in general in ASOIAF. He was a cruel angry man for much of his life.

  29. Idk. That’s cruel as fuck, but murdering an entire workforce of innocent blue collar masons and builders and carpenters just to keep the secret tunnels of the Red Keep a secret… that’s pretty shitty man. At least he let them feast first and killed them swiftly (or so we think), but that’s an entire generation of children made fatherless and wives widowed. Torture is horrible, but the sheer numbers of talented innocent citizens brutally slaughtered… so sad.

  30. Idk. That’s cruel as fuck, but murdering an entire workforce of innocent blue collar masons and builders and carpenters just to keep the secret tunnels of the Red Keep a secret… that’s pretty shitty man. At least he let them feast first and killed them swiftly (or so we think), but that’s an entire generation of children made fatherless and wives widowed. Torture is horrible, but the sheer numbers of talented innocent citizens brutally slaughtered… so sad.

  31. idk sounds like Wat was kinda asking for it.

  32. He also trapped and killed every last man who had worked on his holdfast, in order to preserve the secrets of the Red Keep… They all thought they were being honoured for their hard labor. Poor lads…

  33. The faith was really stupid, I mean Maegor rode Balerion, who was even larger than Vhagar and we saw how big Vhagar was.

  34. I think he may have been cruel. Just my reading though.

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