Connect with us

Interview

George R.R. Martin’s earliest iteration of Targaryens was that of pyromancers with no literal dragons

Published

on

dreamfyre-and-sunfyre-2

Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin is one of the most accomplished novelists today, with several best-selling books under his belt. The veteran author is already associated with a bunch of new shows, including Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon. Martin has also made his mark in the gaming industry with the critically acclaimed video game Elden Ring which was quite recently one of the most-played gaming titles on various platforms. Whether it’s novels or video games, a lot goes into the world-building of the said genre, and it sometimes gets rather confusing as to what elements should be kept and which ones need to be put aside.

 
Join our new PopCulture Discord server and interact with other fans about the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon 🔥🐲!!
 

In a recent interview with Kevin Smith, on being asked why did he decide to include dragons in the world of Westeros, the author said, “Why not? Yes! Dragons are cool. I like dragons. When you go back to the early beginnings and you wonder about that, there was a very early stage of me writing Game of Thrones where I thought I would not have literal dragons. I would have you know we had the heraldry, you know lions and direwolves and all that. And I would have one house with the dragons, the Targaryens.”

“I was playing with the idea that maybe this is my science fiction idea coming, you know? Maybe the Targaryens had some kind of psionic power like pyromancers. And they could manifest blasts of flame mentally. Like in Firestarter or something, and that’s why they were identified with dragons, but there would be no literal dragons.”

Martin continued, “I remember I showed it to a friend of mine, Phyllis Eisenstein. She read the chapters and said, “You have to have the dragons. You can’t just do it without the dragons.” And she made a good case, so I did it.” 

Do you think Game of Thrones would still feel the same without dragons? Share your thoughts on our discord server.

Read Next: House of The Dragon Season 2 to begin filming in Spain in the spring of 2023

 

If you have any important news about House of the Dragon, The Winds of Winter, actors from the show or if you want to collaborate with us or want to write for us, please drop us a message here.

 

Official House of the Dragon Merchandise

Official House of the Dragon shop Funko Pop
Click to comment
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Trending