Rickard Thorne

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Rickard Thorne
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Rickard Thorne defending Prince Maelor Targaryen as depicted by Douglas Wheatley in Fire & Blood.

Alias False knight[1]
Title Ser
Culture Crownlands
Died In 130 ACBitterbridge[2]

TV series House of the Dragon: Season 2

Rickard Thorne was a knight from House Thorne and a member of the Kingsguard during the reigns of kings Viserys I and Aegon II Targaryen.[3]


Rickard wielded a longsword.[1]


After the death of King Viserys I Targaryen, Rickard choose the side of King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens in the ensuing civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.[3]

During the fall of King's Landing, Lord Larys Strong, the master of whisperers, smuggled King Aegon II, Princess Jaehaera, and Prince Maelor Targaryen to safety through a secret passage known only to Larys within Maegor's Holdfast. The party was accompanied by Rickard and Ser Willis Fell of the Kingsguard.[4] Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen offered rewards for information about the vanished "false knights", and King Aegon's rival also sent knights inquisitor in search of Ser Willis and Rickard.[1]

Rickard was commanded to see Prince Maelor safely to Oldtown.[1] At Bitterbridge, however, Rickard was brought down by a mob, and Maelor was torn apart as smallfolk sought to claim him as their own prize.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  4. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.