Miraz is a fictional character from C. S. Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. He is the main antagonist in the book Prince Caspian, and is the uncle of the book's protagonist. Miraz is the false king of Narnia, having killed his brother, Caspian IX, in order to assume the throne just after the birth of his nephew. The relationship between Miraz and his brother's son, Prince Caspian, resembles that of Claudius and Hamlet in Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

Miraz is a cruel and unpopular ruler. Most notorious for banning the teaching of Narnia's pre-Telmarine history, he also levies high taxes and enacts harsh laws. He initially tolerates Caspian as his heir, taking the title of "Lord Protector" for himself, before ascending the throne while Caspian is a small child. Many years later, his wife, Prunaprismia, bears a son. Miraz is then ready to kill Caspian too, in order to clarify the succession.

Caspian, warned in the nick of time by his tutor, flees Miraz's Castle and forms an alliance with the "Old Narnians."

Civil war ensues, culminating in Peter Pevensie defeating Miraz in a duel. Miraz is then killed in an act of treachery by his counselor Lord Glozelle, as an act of revenge for Miraz saying that he was talking "like an old woman" when suggesting reasons not to fight King Peter.

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The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Plot
... Caspian is only a foster son of his uncle, Miraz, the regent who wishes to take power and who will cheerfully kill him now that he has his own son.) Cornelius gives him ... Knowing that his uncle, Miraz, would kill him to steal the kingship, Caspian flees ... In the Telmarine castle, while Miraz takes delight in his newborn son, the lords of the council learn that Prince Caspian is gone ...
Second Battle Of Beruna - History
... X, was chased from his father's castle by his murderous uncle, Miraz ... together, and they began to wage war on the Telmarines and Miraz ... Edmund was sent to Miraz's camp, to give him a challenge by Peter to fight to the death in Single combat for control of Narnia ...
Second Battle Of Beruna - Depictions - BBC Serial
... During Miraz's duel with Peter, he is tripped by Peter's sword ... When Glozelle rushes to Miraz and asks if he's okay, he secretly pulls out his dagger whispering to Miraz "and this is for that insult this morning" and stabs him ... Sopespian announces Miraz' death and the fight begins ...
Narnia (world) - History - The Reign of Caspian X
... Narnia was then ruled by the Telmarine King Miraz, who had murdered his brother and usurped the throne, and who planned to murder the true heir, his ... The four Pevensies helped Caspian defeat Miraz at the second Battle of Beruna, and Caspian recovered the throne and so the Telmarine Age of Narnia and began its Age of Exploration ... find the Seven Great Lords of Narnia who had been banished by Miraz to the far Eastern Seas beyond the Lone Islands ...