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Details you might’ve missed in new House of the Dragon Season 2 posters



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The second season of House of the Dragon is highly anticipated by Game of Thrones fans all over the world. The continuation of the Targaryen saga will unfold into a bloody civil war, that will have drastic impacts on Westeros’ history. HBO recently released a number of new posters for the upcoming chapter in the Game of Thrones prequel, and they hide a lot of interesting details. Let’s have a look at some of them that might’ve slipped at first glance.

1. Otto Hightower is missing from the posters


We saw a total of 6 posters that were released for House of the Dragon Season 2 yesterday, but surprisingly, none of them had Otto Hightower in it. Despite being a major instigator of the civil war, Otto was absent in Fire and Blood in this phase of the civil war, as he was replaced by Criston Cole as King Aegon II’s hand.

2. Aemond and Daemon strike a similar pose

Despite being on opposite sides, Aemond and Daemon Targaryen share a lot of similarities. Apart from being exceptional warriors, both are unpredictable and quick to draw arms. They both look down on their brothers who sat on the Iron Throne, and absolutely despise the female head of the opposite faction. This is also reflected in their pose on the posters.

3. Rhaenyra’s dress is similar to that of Daenerys

In one of the posters, we see Rhaenyra in her royal attire, complete with her crown. Her dress looks very similar to Daenerys from Game of Thrones, who wore a similar outfit when she arrived in Westeros with her army. Did the Mother of Dragons take inspiration from the Realm’s Delight?

4. Vhagar and Meleys in the new posters

When Aemond inadvertently kicked off a civil war by killing Lucerys, he started a domino effect that would engulf all of Westeros. One of the most important battles in the upcoming season will be the Battle of Rook’s Rest, and Vhagar and Meleys will be the major highlight. The two are also present in the new posters.

5. Iron Throne pierces the Green banner

In George R. R. Martin’s novels, the Iron Thrones, despite being inanimate, has kind of a sentience. It chooses and it rejects its occupants, and expresses it in its own unique ways. For example, it cut Viserys’ fingers which caused him to develop a disease that would go on to consume him. Similarly, the Iron Throne was shown cutting through the Green Banner. Another foreshadowing of the events to befall?

6. Symbolism using the crown and the Iron Throne

George R. R. Martin has often used symbolism in his novels. The showrunners who have adapted his materials have tried to follow in his footsteps as well. The most recent posters depicted an interesting depiction of the leaders of Greens and Blacks. While Rhaenyra, as we know, is without the Iron Throne but wearing her father’s crown, Aegon is seen sitting on the throne but not wearing the crown. He is fiddling with Aegon the Conqueror’s circlet, contemplating if being the King was really worth it.

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