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Fanfics about Rhaenyra and Alicent’s “friendship” are amongst the favorites on AO3




Even before her controversial connection with her uncle Daemon, people have been speculating about a possible love affair between Rhaenyra Targaryen and her closest friend Alicent Hightower since the start of the Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon. And where there’s speculation, there’s fanfic, and there’s a lot from House of the Dragon on the popular AO3 website.

Three House of the Dragon “couples” are among the top 100 “ships” of AO3

When it comes to shipping two characters, fans are really creative. AO3 recently released a list of the top 100 such fanfic couples on their website, and three House of the Dragon ships managed to make it to the list. The ranking, as per the number of reads, includes Daemon Targaryen/Rhaenyra Targaryen at 17, Aemond “One-Eye” Targaryen/Lucerys Velaryon at 25, and Alicent Hightower/Rhaenyra Targaryen at 94.

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AO3’s top 10 listing is led by Steve Harrington/Eddie Munson from Stranger Things

Here are the top 10 couples from AO3’s shipping list from last year:

  1. Steve Harrington/Eddie Munson (Stranger Things)
  2. Sirius Black/Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
  3. Alhaitham/Kaveh (Genshin Impact)
  4. Dazai Osamu/Nakahara Chuuya (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  5. John “Soap” MacTavish/Simon “Ghost” Riley (Call of Duty)
  6. Regulus Black/James Potter (Harry Potter)
  7. Blackbeard | Edward Teach/Stede Bonnet (Our Flag Means Death)
  8. Bakugou Katsuki/Midoriya Izuku (My Hero Academia)
  9. Wilbur Soot & TommyInnit (Minecraft)
  10. Will Byers/Mike Wheeler (Stranger Things)

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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