produce a spinoff about a time before what happens in Game of Thrones it is reasonable because of its success. However, it might seem like a great audacity to focus on the targaryens with the house of the dragon after the controversy over the fate of Daenerys. But the original series justifies this decision.
Except for the origin story of the Winterfell Wall, which was built by the first Brandon Stark some eight thousand years ago to defend the Seven Kingdoms from the White Walkers and wildlings, the noble family of descent valyria is linked to most of the important events that precede Game of Thrones. They had ruled for nearly three centuries until a rebellion and the death of Aerys II the Mad at the hands of Jaime Lannister put an end to his sovereignty.
Furthermore, with different narrative mechanics from that envisioned by writer George RR Martin, the Targaryens remain at the heart of the plot. On the one hand, we discover that an essential figure against threats from beyond the Wall belongs to this troublesome clan. On the other hand, the disputes over the Iron Throne are shaken with the arrival of Daenerys. So she agrees review some episodes to face the house of the dragon.
Targaryen madness in ‘Game of Thrones’
An aspect that must be fundamental in the new series of hbo max has been over treated in Game of Thrones. We refer to the mental state of those who make up the Targaryen house. There is news about it during all the seasons, and the evolution of the character played by Emilia Clarke serves as the best example. Since her introduction to Winter Is Coming (1×01)achieves our sympathy and maintains it until the last season.
Because, despite the signs and the insistence of the writers, the viewers have not wanted to be aware that the Targaryen madness is a real danger. And it’s supposed to be too the house of the dragon. It is enough to check the moments of great unnecessary cruelty that Daenerys stars in. Like when she shows approval of her for the murder of her insufferable brother Viserys at the hands of her husband Khal Drogo in A Golden Crown (1×06).
His gradual empowerment, which we like if he faces vile characters, is punctuated by gruesome violence. And, on many occasions, against the opinion of his advisers such as Sir Jorah Mormont, Lord Varys, Tyrion Lannister, Davos Seaworth or even Jon Snow. He crucifies the infamous masters of Meereen without checking if they were all guilty in Oathkeeper (4×04)execute Randyll and Dickon Tarly in “Eastwatch” (7×05) and ends up destroying King’s Landing in “The Bells” (8×05).
The coin of the gods that falls on the good side
But let us remember that, in the episode baelor (1×09), reveal to us that the wise and kind Maester Aemon could reign instead of his brother Aegon, father of the deranged Aerys. He tells Jon Snow at Castle Black, in front of the Wall. So you have to resort to the words of Cersei Lannister in A Man Without Honor (2×07)which more extensively repeats the aforementioned Lord Varys in The Bellsthe chapter in which Daenerys kills him with the umpteenth dracarys.
“Every time a Targaryen is born, the gods flip a coin and the world holds its breath,” he tells Eddard Stark’s supposed bastard son. It alludes to whether the face up is sanity or insanity with this progeny. And surely, in the house of the dragon, they will show us both cases with different characters. as it happens in Game of Thronesin which chapter The Dragon and the Wolf (7×07) We also learn that Jon Snow is descended from Rhaegar Targaryen.
Also, during the same dialogue with Maester Aemon, he predicts that the young man will have to choose between love and duty. Terrible thing that happens The Iron Throne (8×06), when he agrees to what Tyrion Lannister begs of him and kills Daenerys. To which the anger that dominates her for the loss of her loved ones plunges her into a delirium of totalitarian barbarism. So Kit Harington’s hero fulfills her obligation for the good of the Seven Kingdoms. Because his coin would fall on the right side.
Palace intrigues and battles with dragons: the future of ‘The house of the dragon’
However, a couple of other matters of Game of Thrones will be predominant in the house of the dragon. The machinations that powerful characters concoct to achieve their political objectives, intriguing in the dark corridors of the Red Keep and similar places, is common in the successful series of hbo max. Those of Lord Varys and the great Petyr Baelish or Littlefinger stand out quite a bit. and the episode The Wolf and the Lion (1×05) is a good example of it.
On the other hand, we cannot forget that the dragons themselves constitute another basic theme due to the very nature of the leading noble house. And we suspect that they will offer us more wonderful details about these creatures, whose eggs already appear in “Winter Is Coming” as a wedding gift for Daenerys from the merchant Illyrio Mopatis. The three hatch in an amazing scene of Fire and Blood (1×10)and the mother of the creatures emerges unharmed from the flames.
Of course, we do not know if the Targaryens of two hundred years ago could access the prophecies about their future. What the one that doesn’t burn he got his in the form of dire visions when he entered the House of the Undying of Qarth in Valar Morghulis (2×10). And if the Three-Eyed Raven of then would witness the past like Brandon Stark to the rampaging Aerys on the Iron Throne during Blood of My Blood (6×06). But battles with dragons like the one in The Spoils of War (7×04) they will not be missing