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Aegon II wore Aegon the Conqueror’s armor in House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 3

House of the Dragon debuts new Targaryen relic, and fans are obsessed.



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In the latest episode of House of the Dragon, fans got a thrilling surprise: a full suit of Valyrian steel armor worn by Aegon II Targaryen. This armor, belonging to Aegon the Conqueror, has never been seen in either House of the Dragon or Game of Thrones. It’s also not mentioned in any of the books, making its debut even more exciting.

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Aegon II wears Aegon the Conqueror’s armor


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Aegon II, played by Tom Glynn-Carney, dons this magnificent armor with the help of servants and some of his new Kingsguard knights. As he prepares to ride his dragon, Sunfyre, into battle, he declares, “I was given the conqueror’s name and his crown, so I shall wear his armor to war.” The armor is made of Valyrian steel, which is incredibly rare and valuable. In the show, it’s said to cost more than a castle.

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Valyrian Steel Armour in the books

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Valyrian steel armor is also a topic in George R.R. Martin’s books. In the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Aeron Greyjoy from the Iron Islands mentions that no Valyrian steel armor has been seen since the Doom of Valyria. However, his brother Euron Greyjoy claims to own a set. Euron’s armor is hinted at in preview chapters of The Winds of Winter, though it has yet to appear in the main books. In the books, a set like this costs more than a kingdom. House Targaryen, a minor Valyrian House, would not have been able to afford this.

The revelation of Aegon the Conqueror’s Valyrian steel armor is significant. Although Martin described Aegon wearing “a shirt of black scales,” he never confirmed if it was made of Valyrian steel. Showrunner Ryan Condal commented that the armor is an heirloom from old Valyria. However, according to the books, Aegon was born on Dragonstone after his family fled Valyria, suggesting a possible change in the show’s storyline./

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Ved Prabhudesai is an avid enthusiast of all things pop culture. He has a special interest in the field of animation and art, with a background in Fine Arts and Digital Media Arts. He has begun his first into the field of Entertainment Journalism with Wiki of Thrones, and has been writing for them since 2023. He also has experience working as a screenplay writer, animator and comic book artist. His hobbies include holding discussions and organising events focused around pop culture, dissecting the importance of media in today's world. He began reading A Song Of Ice And Fire shortly before Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. He has followed the series religiously and has spent hours reading Wikis learning about Targaryen history and possible plot points we will see in the Winds of Winter.


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