The House of the Dragon , House of the Dragon in its original title, will be a golden opportunity to make viewers better understand what the hell happened to Daenerys Targaryen in the final stretch of Game of Thrones . It’s been two years since then, but we know you haven’t forgotten it. After seven seasons building a heroine, capable of giving birth to three dragons when the creatures were extinct, freeing hundreds of thousands of slaves in different cities and reaching Westeros alone to reclaim what was taken from her family when she was alone a child, the HBO series team has turned its most important protagonist into a genocide, capable of reducing King’s Landing to ashes by taking away anyone who serves.
The episode in which it happened, “The Bells” (8 × 05) was visually a delight, an explosion of special effects and an exhibition of Drogon in its purest form. However, many followers of the series weren’t prepared to see their prime candidate to sit on the Iron Throne destroy a city in cold blood and kill so many innocent people. However, that Daenerys Targaryen ( Emilia Clarke ) went crazy and ended up following in the footsteps of her father, the “Mad King”, had always been one of the theories that had been put on the table when talking about the end of Game of Thrones, thrones .
The reason for the suspicions was in the past of the Targaryen family and, considering that The House of the Dragon is intended to fully explore a part of the history of Daenerys’ ancestors , it seems reasonable to think that in it we will find answers to many of the problems surrounding the Khaleesi. .
Inspired by the book Blood and Fire by George RR Martin and set 300 years before the events narrated in Game of Thrones , The House of the Dragon will introduce us to some characters from the Targaryen mythology and allow us to witness firsthand some of the events they have. place would end up becoming a legend, like the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.
Whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss the coin and the world waits to see which way it will fall: grandeur or madness
The “Targaryen madness” is nothing new, but it is an aspect that has always been attributed to the ancestors of Daenerys and which is part of the mythology of the universe created by George RR Martin. Therefore, despite the reasons that led the young woman to lose control, there has always been that family component that can be explored further in the new series. Of course, that won’t change the disappointment of some to see their heroine turned into a villain almost overnight, but The House of the Dragon could paint a much broader context that wasn’t explored in Game of Thrones .
How do the Targaryens react in times of war? What can they do to keep power? Perhaps we will find out in the manner of Aegon II and Rhaenyra, two righteous contenders for the throne who will be played by Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy in the prequel series.