Viserys Targaryen, also called the "Beggar King", is a character from the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series, as well as its television adaptation, Game of Thrones. He is the son of the "Mad King" Aerys II Targaryen and Queen Rhaella Targaryen, younger brother of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and the older brother of Daenerys Targaryen. He is also Aerys' heir after his brother Rhaegar is killed during Robert's Rebellion. The war, however, turned him into an exile who plots to regain control of the Iron Throne. He styles himself as Viserys Targaryen, the Third of His Name, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm.