Playing the Crusader Kings 2: A Game of Thrones mod, I see this loading screen quite a lot:

Loading screen, king knighting a kneeling man

Is this a real king and if so who is it?

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    What do you mean by "real king"? – plocks Jan 25 '18 at 7:00

That's Aegon IV Targaryen, knighting his bastard son Daemon Waters. He then gave him the sword, Blackfyre, which Daemon took for his name. It's drawn by Marc Simonetti, for The World of Ice and Fire where the caption reads:

The knighting of Daemon Blackfyre by his father, King Aegon IV.

The image and description is also hosted on A Wiki of Ice and Fire.

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    There is an actual GoT character called Daemon Blackfyre? Is there also one called xXVenomLordXx? – Cubic Jan 25 '18 at 12:03

It is a very real one, King Aegon IV Targaryen, and it's on a loading screen not only because he is an important king but because it's an important event: he is currently knighting his bastard son, Daemon I Blackfyre. After that, he gave him Blackfyre, making him the implicit heir to the throne. This is the first event of the Blackfyre rebellion.

Bonus: some other loading screen explanations.

Field of Fire, a battle where Aegon the conqueror won against the Kings of the Rock and Reach.

Field of Fire, dragon spitting fire on foot soldiers

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