This Sunday’s episode, ‘Blood of my Blood’ started with Bran experiencing a number of visions while Meera was dragging him through the snow. Bran had numerous glimpses of past, present and future in his trance and most of the visions were related to the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen.
Mad King is Daenerys Targaryen’s father who ruled the Iron Throne before Robert Baratheon and he had the intense desire to see people burn. He even burned Ned Stark’s father and older brother. Even in the show, Jamie Lannister, while talking to Brienne of Tarth, talks about Mad king and says that, “He loved to watch people burn, the way their skin blackened and blistered and melted off their bones. He burned lords he didn’t like. He burned Hands who disobeyed him. He burned anyone who was against him. Before long, half the country was against him.”
Jaime Lannister was the one to kill Aerys by stabbing him in the back after the King ordered his pyromancer to burn the entire city of King’s Landing by igniting wildfire hidden underneath the city. According to Jamie, “He turned to his pyromancer, ‘burn them all,’ he said. ‘Burn them in their homes, burn them in their beds,’” Jaime said. “First, I killed the pyromancer and then when the king turned to flee, I drove my sword into his back. ‘Burn them all,” he kept saying. ‘Burn them all.’”
In Bran’s vision, we also saw some wildefire explosion taking place somewhere and that’s what makes the vision interesting. We know for sure that Jaime Lannister made sure that the wildfire wouldn’t be ignited and ensured that King’s Landing was safe but in the vision we see the wildfire explosion. So does that mean he saw a vision from the future?
According to a popular theory its Cersei who will order the use of wildfire to rid the city of King’s Landing from Faith Militant and High Sparrow. A redditor Joshsalvi writes, “Cersei has already stated a few times that she would burn a city to the ground. There is precedence for her desire to burn structures to the ground in an attempt to achieve something. Prior to Cersei’s imprisonment by the Faith, she’s used flames, and specifically wildfire, as a tool. Cersei acquired wildfire from the Alchemists’ Guild for the Battle of Blackwater.”
While other fans believe that it actually showed how Bran’s time travelling is the ultimate reason for Aerys’ madness (remember what happened to Hodor?)
Only time will tell. Take a look at Bran’s visions in slow motion.
Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon
HBO just dropped the teaser trailer for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon, and it broke the internet as soon as it was released. The highly anticipated prequel series has been HBO’s top priority for quite some time, and judging by the reaction of the fans that the teaser received, we can assume that they were right to do so. Though we witnessed several details about the upcoming show from the teaser, and of course the recent leaks, we didn’t get much information about the dragons, hardly any at all. But the teaser did give a slight hint about a certain dragon, Aegon The Conqueror’s famous ride Balerion the Black Dread might not be there in the series.
In the teaser, we captured a quick glance at what appears to be a dragon skull. Judging by the size of the skull, and the thousands of lit candles in front of it, we can assume it is the skull of Balerion, who was dead by the time of Dance of the Dragons in Fire and Blood novel.
The size of the skull is comparable, if not slightly bigger than the skull we have seen in Game of Thrones, stored in the Red Keep. Another fact that points towards Balerion’s absence is that HBO recently changed the description of House of The Dragon on their official website. Instead of the earlier synopsis that said the timeline of the show being set 300 years prior to Game of Thrones, it has now been changed to 200 years. Balerion died in 94 AC, when Viserys I Targaryen was still young and hadn’t ascended to the throne. Hence it is very unlikely the dreadful beast will make an appearance, given that the series mainly focuses on the civil war that began after Viserys’ death.
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New House of The Dragon leaks might be showing the first look at Daemon Targaryen’s first wife
Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the main characters have been cast, and HBO has officially declared who’s playing who in the much-awaited prequel. With set pictures leaking quite often on the internet, the fans are getting a glimpse of more cast members in action. Recently, another rather unknown member of the House of The Dragon cast came into the limelight, via a leaked picture from the Aldershot set posted by Portal House of The Dragon Brasil.
— Portal House of the Dragon Brasil (@PortalHOTD) September 28, 2021
One of the most common theories about the cast member in question is that she’s playing Prince Daemon Targaryen’s first wife Rhea Royce. This is how the character’s wiki describes her:
“In 97 AC, Queen Alysanne Targaryen wed her grandson, Prince Daemon Targaryen, to Lady Rhea Royce, the heir to Runestone. Although the marriage was a fine, rich match, the marriage was not a success. Daemon found the Vale of Arryn little to his liking and grew bored. He soon developed a dislike for his wife, holding no love or affection toward Rhea, referring to her as his bronze bitch, a mocking reference to the ancient armour of the Royces. Rhea likewise had no love for Daemon, and they were soon estranged.”
Well, the armour certainly checks out, but other details about the character are currently under wraps. Who do you think the character from the recent leaks is? Tell us in the comments below!
Recent leaks from the set of House of The Dragon point at Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon’s wedding celebrations?
Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing with every passing day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any more info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans, as they’re left wondering and speculating who’s who in the new set pictures. Here’s one of the theories we have been pondering about looking at the most recent leaks, the crew of House of The Dragon is gearing up for a tourney being held for Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon’s wedding celebrations.
There are plenty of factors that point towards the above conclusion. One, in the last few days, we have seen a few leaks showing a young Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon taking a walk together on a beach. Two, we recently had more pictures of Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen filming on set, one in Royal costume and the newest ones in Targaryen battle gear. Props for his dragon Caraxes were not spotted as well, and since he mostly rides Caraxes for a battle, it seems more than likely that he’s donning the armour for a tourney.
Also, there were pictures of a Targaryen camp being set up, close to the place where Daemon Targaryen was spotted in costume. There are not many soldiers in the view, so it doesn’t seem to be like a preparation for war.
However, one of the flaws to the theory is that in the book, the tourney was held at King’s Landing, while all the shots above have been taken close to a beach. Tell us about your theories in the comments below!
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