The only surviving male heir of House Targaryen, the young Viserys was sent with his newborn sister Daenerys to Essos to live in safety. In exile he grew obsessed with retaking his family's throne, but Khal Drogo executed him with a crown of molten gold before he could claim his post as king.
The death of her husband, Khal Drogo, did not stop Daenerys from strategizing her return to the Seven Kingdoms to take back the Iron Throne. Impervious to fire, Dany used the heat of Drogo's funeral pyre to hatch the dragon eggs she received as a wedding gift, and considers her dragons her children. Dany rallied the Unsullied of Astapor to her cause and continues to grow her army as she marches across Essos.
Son of the Mad King and heir to the Iron Throne, Rhaegar Targaryen set off the rebellion that would topple his dynasty by riding off with Ned Stark’s sister Lyanna. Robert Baratheon, betrothed to Lyanna, slew Rhaegar in hand-to-hand combat at the Battle of the Trident. After Samwell Tarly revealed a High Septon’s account of the affair, Bran Stark used his sight and witnessed the secret wedding between his Aunt Lyanna and Prince Rhaegar. Bran and Sam now know that Rhaegar and Lyanna's son, Jon, is the legitimate heir to the Iron Throne.
The son of Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Jorah hails from Bear Island but now lives in exile in Essos. Advisor to Daenerys, he originally joined her company to spy on her in exchange for a pardon, but he is now devoted to Dany and committed to keeping her safe. It is one of the few traits he shares with her other counselor, Ser Barristan Selmy.
Also known as "Barristan the Bold," the former Lord Commander of the Kingsguard never wavered in his commitment to his oath. But after King Joffrey ousted him from his lifetime post, Ser Barristan left King's Landing to fulfill his promise to watch over the Targaryens. Although he and Lord Jorah Mormont do not always see eye to eye, they are united by their faith in Daenerys.