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Who is Oscar Tully in House of the Dragon Season 2?

A closer look at Oscar Tully’s role and history.



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House of the Dragon gave us our first glimpse at Oscar Tully, a knight from House Tully, who played a significant role during the reigns of Kings Viserys I, Aegon II, and Aegon III Targaryen. This article dives deeper into the lore of Oscar Tully and the Riverlords who preceded him.

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Who is Oscar Tully in House of the Dragon?

Who is Oscar Tully in House of the Dragon Season 2?

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In House of the Dragon, Oscar is depicted as the young grandson of Grover Tully and the heir to Riverrun. Oscar is played by the young actor Archie Barnes. Relatively early in his career, Barnes appeared in a scene opposite Robert Pattinson in The Batman.

In House of the Dragon, Daemon Targaryen visits Harrenhal to raise an army for Rhaenyra. He asks Simon Strong to summon the Lord Paramount of the Riverlands. Expecting to meet Lord Grover Tully, Daemon instead encounters Grover’s grandson, Oscar, since Grover is bedridden and ill. Oscar nervously informs Daemon of Grover’s poor condition.

Daemon suggests that Oscar hasten his grandfather’s demise to claim his inheritance and support the war effort. Oscar refuses, horrified, saying he loves Grover like a father. He also refuses to make decisions on behalf of his grandfather. Frustrated, Daemon insults Oscar and storms out.

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Who is Oscar Tully in House of the Dragon Season 2?

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In the books, Oscar is Lord Grover Tully’s great-grandson, Elmo Tully’s second son, and Kermit Tully’s younger brother. He is known for his red hair, pride, and warrior determination. While his brother Kermit was described as a “green boy,” Oscar was considered even greener yet eager to prove himself in battle.

Oscar Tully was knighted on the battlefield after heroically slaying three men in the Battle of the Kingsroad. As one of the Lads, he marched to King’s Landing after the battle but eventually deferred to Lord Cregan Stark. Following the Dance of the Dragons, Oscar formed a free company called the Stormbreakers and left Westeros for the Free Cities.

In the television adaptation House of the Dragon, Oscar’s character is merged with Elmo and Kermit Tully. This adaptation condenses the complex family history for the sake of the storyline.

Oscar Tully’s character is a playful nod to the beloved Muppets. His name, along with his brother Kermit, his father Elmo, and his great-grandfather Grover, are humorous references to the famous puppet characters. George R.R. Martin, the creator of the series, enjoys sprinkling such whimsical elements into his work.

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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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