How did Aemond lose his eye? In House of the Dragon, we have seen that Aemond Targaryen, aka Aemond the one-eyed lost his eyes.
As we know, there was a fight between Aemond and Lucerys, Jacaerys, Joffrey, Rhaena and Baela Velaryon because Baela was supposed to claim her mother’s dragon Vhagar after her death. Still, instead, it was claimed by Aemond.
First, Baela accused Aemond of stealing, but Aemond replied by stating she was supposed to claim the dragon then she should have done it already.
After that, he also calls Rhaenyra’s sons bastards. Therefore a fight broke in as Aemond was bigger than all three Strong Boys, Lucerys, Jacaerys, and Joffrey, so he beat everyone up, but what happened suddenly at the end? How did Aemond lose his eyes?
Let us explain everything in detail.
How did Aemond lose his eye?
When the fight broke in between Rhaenyra’s sons and Aemond, he beat everyone up and even trashed Baela and Rhaena.
Later on, he called Rhaenyra’s sons bastards and punched them more, and while Aemond was beating up Jace, Lucerys, the younger among Rhaenyra’s sons, picked up his blade and hit Aemond in the eye, because of which Aemond lost his eye.
But when Queen Alicent demanded the same punishment for Lucerys, King Viserys stopped it from happening.
Aemond that time said the following:
“Do not mourn me, mother! It was a fair exchange, I may have lost an eye, but I gained a dragon!”
Aemond later becomes one of the strongest warriors of the Seven Kingdoms; he even takes his revenge by killing Lucerys and his dragon Arrax.
Aemond was known as Aemond, the one-eyed, Aemond, the king slayer.
Since he lost his eyes, he used to wear sapphire on his left eye.
In the final battle against Daemon, in the battle above the god’s eye, he and Vhagar fought with Daemon and Caraxes, where he died.
Aemond was considered the strongest among the house green because he possessed the largest dragon and was very skilled in combat.
How did Aemond lose his eye in the books?
In the books, also it happened in a similar way when Aemond fought Jace, Jacaerys, and Joffrey, that time he called all of them bastards and was about trash Jace more, but this is when Luce picked his dagger and slashed Aemond in the left eye because of which Aemond lost his left eye.
Aemond, after that, used to wear sapphire in his left eye and fought for the greens in Dance of the Dragons.