Who are Viserys, Daemon, and Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of The Dragon?

The trailer for House of the Dragon is out.

May 5, 2022

HBO finally released the much-awaited trailer for House of the Dragon. As expected, the official promo gives us a great look at some popular characters we’ve only heard about in the Game of Thrones. However, most GOT fans are intrigued to learn about every member of the Targaryen family featured in the trailer.

Created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal, House of the Dragon is an upcoming American Drama series that’ll premiere on HBO. The show serves as a prequel to the legendary Game of Thrones tv show that ended in 2019 after giving us eight seasons. HBO announced House of the Dragon in 2019, and after waiting for several years, the show is finally getting close to its official release.

The creators confirmed that the show would consist of ten episodes, and it will premiere on August 21st, 2022. So, we are only a few months away from stepping back into the dark and gritty world of Game of Thrones.

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House of the Dragon‘s new trailer is spectacular, and every GOT fan is now desperate to watch the prequel series. In the trailer, we can hear some recognizable names, including Rickard Stark, Corlys Velaryon, and many more. However, it was definitely the Targaryen name that caught every GOT fan’s attention. Well, here’s every Targaryen member featured in the trailer.

King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine)

King Viserys was one of the most respected Targaryen to sit on the Iron Throne. He was the fifth Targaryen who ruled the realm from 103 AC to 129 AC. Besides the people, King Viserys was loved by the Lords because of his generosity. So, it’s no wonder that almost every house pledged their loyalty to Viserys when he was on the Iron Throne. King Viserys was a dragon rider who had a deep connection with his dragon, Balerion, who died of old age.

King Viserys had a similar death, as he died in 129 AC during a nap, and Aegon II Targaryen went on to become his successor to sit on the throne.

Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith)

King of the Stepstones and Narrow sea, Daemon Targaryen was a fierce warrior of House Targaryen. Daemon played a crucial part During the Dance of the Dragons, the civil war between the seven kingdoms happened after King Viserys’ death. The war was to decide who would be the successor of King Viserys’, and Daemon Targaryen was a firm supporter of his wife, Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Daemon wielded Valyrian steel, and he also rode a dragon named Caraxes. People remembered Daemon as a charming warrior who could win any battle because of his strong will and ambition.

Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy)

The Half-Year Queen, Rhaenyra Targaryen, was the first child of King Viserys. She was a dragonrider who mounted Syrax, and Rhaenyra was always meant to sit on the Iron Throne after her father’s demise. Rhaenyra was known for her beauty in the Westeros, and in 113 AC, Rhaenyra successfully took possession of the Dragonstone. Every Game of Thrones fan might recognize the significance of Dragonstone, so it’s no surprise that several Lords pledged their loyalty to Rhaenyra.

However, things didn’t go in Rhaenyra’s favor after her father’s death, as she was challenged by her half-brother, Aegon II Targaryen. In fact, it was Rhaenyra’s conflict with Aegon II that started the Dance of the Dragon, the civil war that ended with Rhaenyra’s death.

Shivam Gulati

Shiv (He/Him) is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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