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


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  • KennedyEbony
    KennedyEbony  3 days back

    What a freak!

    • esme
      esme  2 weeks back

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

      • Sein Marcellinus Magnus

        Tywin sounds honorable in this video—

          MRWAKEMEUPNOWPLZ  3 weeks back


          • Samuel Duarte
            Samuel Duarte  3 weeks back

            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

            • Mad King Music
              Mad King Music  2 months back

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              • Chive Chan
                Chive Chan  2 months back

                Does this mean Aunt Margaret isn't coming?

                • TheModer8ter
                  TheModer8ter  2 months back

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                  • One Life Man
                    One Life Man  2 months back

                    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.

                    • SHINITAI - Topic
                      SHINITAI - Topic  3 months back

                      Tl:dr he got angry

                      • moonlight bae
                        moonlight bae  3 months back

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

                        • Sean Weir
                          Sean Weir  3 months back

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

                          • Notorious1503
                            Notorious1503  3 months back

                            Where u get that dope drawing of the mad king

                            • Danzel Endaya
                              Danzel Endaya  3 months back

                              Aerys is kind of schizophrenic

                              • AMellon Keller
                                AMellon Keller  4 months back

                                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!

                                • Quantum Quote
                                  Quantum Quote  4 months back

                                  Aerys seems like Henry viii to me

                                  • Lilia Ireland
                                    Lilia Ireland  4 months back

                                    this guy sounds like Zuko from Avatar the last Airbender

                                    • Neel Waghmare
                                      Neel Waghmare  4 months back

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

                                      • TheFandomCommunitySlut _iamdany

                                        3:21 bruh Sansa is a fucking targaryen !! XD

                                        • sibirski plavatz
                                          sibirski plavatz  4 months back

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

                                          • Pepe the Crusader
                                            Pepe the Crusader  4 months back


                                            • いきすちそ
                                              いきすちそ  4 months back

                                              So who’s Jaehaery’s II parents?

                                              In fact, who was the first ever Targaryen?

                                              • Jacob Johansen
                                                Jacob Johansen  4 months 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  4 months back

                                              This could be q really good movie

                                              • Christian Flores
                                                Christian Flores  4 months back

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

                                                • Sizifus
                                                  Sizifus  4 months 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  4 months back

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

                                                    • Lola Dimmedong
                                                      Lola Dimmedong  4 months 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  4 months 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  5 months back

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

                                                            • Hell Bell
                                                              Hell Bell  5 months back

                                                              Twyin Lannister was a fascinating man

                                                              • Gen Me
                                                                Gen Me  5 months back

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

                                                                • Anonymous Doe
                                                                  Anonymous Doe  5 months back

                                                                  you're hispanic? Latino maybe?

                                                                  • Eugene Sesenu
                                                                    Eugene Sesenu  5 months back

                                                                    Tywin was Ned Stark before Ned Stark

                                                                    • 7MGTESupraTurboA
                                                                      7MGTESupraTurboA  5 months 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  5 months back

                                                                        "Aerion Brightflame"

                                                                        • Chenggong Lee
                                                                          Chenggong Lee  5 months 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  5 months back

                                                                            What book do you get this information from awesome video btw

                                                                            • Vanou Sisi
                                                                              Vanou Sisi  1 months back

                                                                              I think game of thrones itself and vikings(books =another name )

                                                                            • adham ahmed
                                                                              adham ahmed  4 months back

                                                                              Spit Turd do u know ???

                                                                          • Blasphemous Yc
                                                                            Blasphemous Yc  5 months back

                                                                            Your voice makes you sound like a creep

                                                                            • Melisandre
                                                                              Melisandre  5 months back

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

                                                                              • Sophia Wilson
                                                                                Sophia Wilson  5 months 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  5 months 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  4 months 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  5 months back

                                                                                  hey look it's daenerys

                                                                                  • tHeWasTeDYouTh
                                                                                    tHeWasTeDYouTh  5 months 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  5 months back

                                                                                      Could the mad king be reborn into drogon?

                                                                                      • Emma Sadtler
                                                                                        Emma Sadtler  5 months 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.

                                                                                        • marinus18
                                                                                          marinus18  3 months back

                                                                                          polyamory was not unheard of in Westeros.

                                                                                          In fact in the real world polyamory was common among European kings for most of the middle ages. It wasn't until the religious consolidation in the late 14th century that strict moral codes such as monogamy become common.

                                                                                        • Sophia Wilson
                                                                                          Sophia Wilson  5 months 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  5 months back

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