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George R.R. Martin explains why he requested HBO to have unique dragon designs in House of The Dragon




Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon will be covering the events from the time when Targaryens were flourishing in Westeros, and so were their dragons, about 200 years prior to the timeline of the original show. In an earlier discussion with House of The Dragon showrunner Ryan J. Condal and David Mendel on their podcast, The Stuff Dreams are Made of, Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin confirmed the existence of 17 dragons on the show, far more than what we had on Game of Thrones.

So far we have seen every dragon in House of The Dragon is unique to itself, and this is because Martin himself requested HBO to make them different. In one of the special features from the House of the Dragon: The Complete First Season boxset, Martin explained why he did so, “You see dragons on some of these shows and they’ve got, like, little bitty wings and they’re big fat things. They’d never get off the ground. The aerial dynamics just don’t work. They have to have very large wings, and a relatively slender, kind of serpentine body, a long tail, a long neck.”

House of the Dragon showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik followed up on his ideas. “George really wanted the dragons to be recognizable from afar as unique and individual characters,” Sapochnik said.

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