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This potential Game of Thrones marriage could set the course for the end of the series

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The finale episode of Game of Thrones season 6, The Winds of Winter, set the stage for season 7, where new plots will begin to emerge and we’ll see something that will form the end of the show. Theories, just like they always do, will begin to float around and some of them might even come true. One of the theories we think might make it to season 7 is of a marriage between two Targaryens. Before we delve into that, let’s take a recap to when Daenerys began her journey to Westeros at the end of the episode. We saw her set sail to gain what she’s been seeking since the start of the show, and another important revelation in the episode was that of Jon Snow‘s lineage. We finally found out who his parents are, and that the R+L=J theory has come true at last. Jon is also a Targaryen since he’s the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna, and he’s just as strong a contender to the Iron Throne as Daenerys.

Many fans believe that Jon and Dany will come face to face in the next season, and they might form an alliance to fight against Cersei Lannister who has taken the throne after her infamous Wildfire explosion in King’s Landing. Fans think that the true meaning behind ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ will be revealed were Dany and Jon to meet, and some even think that they might end up getting married.

Incest is not something unusual on Game of Thrones, despite some people being against that when it was Cersei and Jaime. However, incest between Targaryens was hardly that uncommon and people openly accepted it. The Targaryens have wed brother and sister for centuries, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Dany chose to marry Jon. The incest would be strong with this one seeing Jon is actually Dany’s nephew since Rhaegar was her brother, but it would only mean that the Targaryen bloodline would remain pure, which is what the ancestors wanted anyway. The twist in the tale comes when we think back to the fact that Jon and Dany both have been declared as the ‘prince who was promised’, or more commonly known as Azor Ahai, who will wield the sword, Lightbringer and chase the darkness away from the world. Jon was declared the prince who was promised by the Red Priestess Melisandre, while Dany was declared to be the same by another priestess named Kinvara.

There can only be one prince who was promised (or so we think), and for that to happen either one of these two will have to die. The legend about Azor Ahai states that the warrior was forced to kill his wife with the sword for it to become Lightbringer in its true form. Fans seem to think that if Dany and Jon were to get married, one of them would have to kill the other in order to be the one who defeats the White Walkers i.e ‘the darkness’, and bring peace to Westeros at last. The sword, however, is yet to appear on the show since Stannis Baratheon’s sword that was dubbed Lightbringer by Melisandre turned out to be false.

The fact that the prophecy talks about the ‘prince’, most people believe that it will be Jon, and not Dany, but a book-fan would know that as Maester Aemon once said, ‘prince’ is a gender-neutral word in High Valyrian. So this could well mean that it’s either Dany or Jon, and we can’t fixate the prophecy on one of them until we’ve seen what will really happen in the next season or book, when it comes out.







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Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon

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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.

Balerion, The Black Dread, might not show up in House of The Dragon

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

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Rhaenyra Targaryen

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.

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!







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Recent leaks from the set of House of The Dragon point at Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon’s wedding celebrations?

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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.

Theo Nate to play Laenor Velaryon in Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon

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.

Matt Smith spotted in Targaryen battle gear on House of The Dragon set

Matt Smith spotted in Targaryen battle gear on House of The Dragon set

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.

Fresh leaks from the set of House of The Dragon show Targaryen camps being constructed on Holywell Beach

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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