Blood (the butcher)

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Blood (left) and Cheese (right), art by Will Owen.

Alias(es) "Blood"
Title(s) Serjeant
Allegiance City Watch of King's Landing
Culture(s) Crownlands
Died In 130 AC[1], at Red Keep, King's Landing[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Blood is the alias of a butcher who, during the Dance of the Dragons, slew six-year-old Prince Jaehaerys, King Aegon II Targaryen's firstborn son and the heir to the Iron Throne.[2] Blood's true name is lost to history.[2]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Blood (the butcher)

Blood was a big, brutal hulking swordsman and most likely a rapist.[2]


Blood was a serjeant in the City Watch. He lost his gold cloak for beating a whore to death whilst in a drunken rage. He spent time in Flea Bottom. After the death of Prince Lucerys Velaryon, Blood, along with Cheese was employed by Mysaria, Prince Daemon Targaryen's spymaster, to slay one of Aegon II Targaryen' sons.[2]

Once Blood and Cheese confronted Queen Helaena Targaryen in the Tower of the Hand they told her to name which son she wanted them to kill. Helaena offered herself but they refused, stating it had to be a son. Although Helaena eventually named her youngest son Maelor (after Cheese threatened that Blood would rape her daughter Jaehaera if she did not choose one now), they killed Jaehaerys instead. It was Blood who slew Jaehaerys, striking the boy's head off with a single blow. After killing Jaehaerys, Blood and Cheese did no further harm to Helaena or her surviving children and fled with the prince's head in hand.[2]

Blood was seized two days later at the Gate of the Gods. He was tortured and died on the thirteenth day of torture.[1]


It has to be a boy.[2]

—Blood to Helaena Targaryen


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Princess and the Queen.