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Caligula claimed to have planned to kill Tiberius with a dagger in order to avenge his mother and brother: however, having brought the weapon into Tiberius's bedroom he did not kill the Emperor but instead threw the dagger down on the floor.

He soon recovered from his illness, but many believed that the illness turned the young emperor toward the diabolical: he started to kill off or exile those who were close to him or whom he saw as a serious threat.

Perhaps his illness reminded him of his mortality and of the desire of others to advance into his place.

Following the death of Tiberius, Caligula succeeded his adoptive grandfather as emperor in AD 37.