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House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 1 "The Heirs of the Dragon"

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  1. Drizzle Registered

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    Maybe a bit of both?
     
  2. squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    It occurred to me that maybe if the king found favor with her maybe he would marry her? This would also help the Hand as well. I mean the king is young enough to remarry and have more kids with a young wife.
     
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  3. Albright No soup for you!

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    still creepy.
    Hightower was the only one I sympathised in the council with until that scene.
    but hey it’s like GoT…everyone has dirty laundry
     
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  4. squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    Oh, creepy no doubt. I mean, her opinion on the matter didn't seem to matter. :(
     
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    I've never read anything from Fire & Blood, so I have zero idea of what to expect. And that's exciting.

    Also... does anyone knows if this will be a regular show or some sort of anthology, with different generations of the Targaryens?
     
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  6. Lip Registered

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    By the way, what did you guys think of the dragons?

    I thought the red one was ugly, but I definitely appreciate the different "designs".
     
  7. squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I liked them well enough. Maybe I've just seen too many CGI Dragons to be blown away. *squeekness is spoiled*
     
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    Without getting too spoilery… I actually really liked how different Daemon’s red one looks, because the idea is supposed to be that his “Red Wyrm” isn’t the biggest or strongest by any measure, but like him and his sword Dark Sister, is still one of the deadliest.

    The more wolf-like face gives it a different kind of aggression compared to the others, with nastier, more muscled jaws. It’s more serpentine body and second pair of “mini-wings” on its feet also make it come off more like a “hot rod” dragon than the usual “muscle car” thickness of others.

    Meanwhile, Syrax (the princess’s dragon) is a lot more graceful and pretty.
     
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  9. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I like the dragon descriptions here. :up::cwink:
     
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  10. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Exactly as it should be when revisiting a fantasy show! They’ve done as good a job of moving the focus away from the negativity on GoT season 8 as I’d have thought possible. Feels like a back to basics approach in creating a new show with solid foundations rather than opening with anything controversial or relying on shock value and it feels so right to me. I really wasn’t sure how much interest I would have in this spinoff but I’m already thinking a lot about what comes next between episodes and could well be hooked if the next episode is as good.
     
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  11. kvz5 HBIC

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    Is the king a dragon rider as well? Or just Daemon and Rhaenyra?
     
  12. Marvolo Registered

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    When he was young he was the last rider of Balerion the Black Dread. The largest dragon that ever existed. In the books it's said that Balerion could swallow a horse whole.

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    This following piece of art is being used for Martin's new book Rise of the Dragon so I guess this is how Martin thinks of him:

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    The Black Dread by ertacaltinoz on DeviantArt

    His Skull:

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    Wiki link about him:

    Balerion

    He breathed black fire and could melt steel. An absolute unit.
     
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  13. Broseph44 Witness Me

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    For someone like me that only watched the shows and am not into the full lore with the books, I loved this first episode. This to me was already easily like 100 times better than GOT. This just feels a lot more focused.

    Whereas the more GOT went on the more it annoyed me in all the things it was covering. It got too busy. And as for the later seasons and especially the final season of course well, I won’t go on rant about that again. Already did that after it ended. Just horrible stuff.
     
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  14. Broseph44 Witness Me

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    Also do we know how old Rhaenyra is in this episode?
     
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    It was clear what was he asking her to do with the classic "wear one of your mother's dresses" you know as one does lol
     
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    it bolds well for us that the showrunner for this worked on the best episodes of the latter seasons
    and hopefully avoid the same mistakes D&D made and that this story is finished so no vague outline to work from they have the material and GRRM is involved for the time being so that is another plus
     
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    I was taken back by how skinny it was but someone pointed out to me maybe that is for speed in air combat situations so different fighting styles possibly
     
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  18. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Yeah, the character interactions and political intrigue have always been my favourite part of GoT.
     
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  19. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Thanks for that, love the lore.
     
  20. CaptainWagner I'm A Worrier, It's What I Do (P) (he/him)

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    All will be revealed in due time, but if you really wanna know:
    Did they have sex in this specific instance? No. Viserys genuinely loved Aemma - Not enough to hesitate sacrificing her health and ultimately her life to get a son, but enough to not immediately start ****ing a teenager the day of the funeral. And Otto knows that.

    But he is definitely taking the first step in pushing Viserys to consider Alicent as "marriage material."
     
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  21. kvz5 HBIC

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    Ah thanks for the info! I also remembered just now that Rhaenys was also a dragon rider.


    I think, like, 14 or 15?
     
  22. Albright No soup for you!

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    I liked Daemons dragon. Rhaenyras looked to cgi for me
     
  23. eddy Make Mine Marvel

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    This was a great series opener. I can’t wait to see more.
     
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  24. eddy Make Mine Marvel

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    Yeah honestly GOT first season didn’t really hook me til like the 5th episode. That’s when it became appt tv for me.
     
  25. Kane52630 BATMOBILE USER

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    I know everyone is talking about Daemon and Rhaenyra, but to me the two characters that have impressed me the most out of the first episode are these two:

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