Prince Aemond is the second son of Viserys I Targaryen and his second wife, Alicent Hightower. When he was a child, he mocked and attacked his nephew, Joffrey Targaryen, and was only stopped from killing him by the arrival of the boy's brothers. The fight between them resulted in Aemond losing an eye, but the rest of the family was unpunished because Aemond instigated the fight. He deeply hated his sister, Rhaenyra, and her family. Aemond is a dragonrider of the dragon Vhagar, and he is one of the youngest dragonriders in his family. He has become a skilled warrior, but lacks warmth or kindness.