Breaking down Home of the Dragon’s many new children and mothers and fathers



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Time jumps are critical to how House of the Dragon tells its story about a tumultuous minute in Targaryen history. None of people time jumps are as essential as the 10-year leap that episode 6, “The Princess and the Queen,” normally takes. But episode 8 requires an almost-as-huge six calendar year jump into the long term. Even though there aren’t pretty as many new people this time close to, a good deal of the young actors have been recast so the little ones of Alicent, Rhaenyra, and Daemon, may perhaps glance a minimal various than you recall — moreover there are a few new kinds.

To assist you hold keep track of of all the kids that appeared in this episode, here’s a breakdown of Rhaenyra and Alicent’s respective families:

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Rhaenyra’s youngsters

Jacaerys Velaryon (Harry Collett)

Jacaerys Velaryon (Harry Collett) standing in front of a table in the halls of Driftmark on House of the Dragon

Image: Ollie Upton / HBO

Jace is the oldest son of Rhaenyra and Laenor — or perhaps of Rhaenyra and Ser Harwin Potent, dependent on who you talk to. Jace is presently the heir to the Iron Throne immediately after his mother, and a potent child regardless of only remaining somewhere around 7 many years outdated. In episode 6 we see him practically defeat Aegon Targaryen in a bout with wood swords, inspite of Aegon’s strengths in size and age.

By episode 8 Jace is well into his teenage decades and whilst it is distinct he’s even now ready for a battle, he doesn’t have substantially to do outside the house of show up at feasts just nonetheless.

Lucerys Velaryon (Elliot Grihault)

Lucerys Velaryon standing with his family including Rhaenyra Targaryen, Daemon Targaryen, Rhaena Targaryen, and Jacaerys Velaryon in the throne room of the Red Keep in House of the Dragon

Photograph: Ollie Upton / HBO

Also known as Luke, Lucerys is Rhaenyra’s next youngster, and is generally unremarkable in episode 6. He does take place to bear a placing resemblance to Ser Harwin Powerful, his mother’s closest buddy and notably not her husband. Sad to say for all involved, this “coincidence” is seen by actually all people in King’s Landing, drawing Luke’s legitimacy into concern.

By episode 8 it’s distinct that Luke is however very sensitive about his resemblance to Harwin, even if he doubles down on his claim to Driftmark in episode 8 and therefore his legitimacy as a trueborn Targaryen. Just as importantly, Luke also gets engaged this episode, many thanks to his mother’s assure to marry him to Baela Targaryen.

Joffrey Velaryon (some toddler)

Born at the start out of episode 6, Joffrey is Rhaenyra’s youngest child, for now, and only a infant — and for that reason very unremarkable on his possess conditions. He is also most likely a bastard fathered by Ser Harwin Solid. Joffrey is named in honor of Laenor’s late lover, Joffrey Lonmouth, who was crushed to death at their wedding day by Rhaenyra’s previous lover, so there is a good deal likely on there.

In episode 8, Joffrey is a toddler and performs on the flooring near a hearth. That’s it.

Viserys Targaryen (toddler)

Viserys is the next-born baby of Rhaenyra and Viserys. Viserys is presented to his grandfather/uncle, the man he is named for, King Viserys Targaryen.

Aegon Targaryen (Aegon the Youthful) (newborn)

Aegon is the initially-born child of Rhaenyra and Daemon. Aegon is type of in the history whilst Viserys is released to the man he’s named just after.

Alicent’s youngsters

Aegon Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney)

Tom Glynn-Carry as Aegon II Targaryen sitting at a table with a feast on it holding a win cup in House of the Dragon

Photo: Ollie Upton / HBO

Aegon is one particular of the youngsters who was not new to this episode, as we had found a little of him right before the time skip. He is the oldest son of Viserys Targaryen and Alicent Hightower. Anybody who is aware even a minor about Targaryen historical past knows that Aegon is a daring identify to give a kid. The identify of the Westerosi dynasty’s very first king, Aegon normally carries with it a certain implication of earned (or conquered) kingship. Regretably, contrary to the conqueror, the variation of Aegon we see in this episode is mostly just a bizarre, spoiled brat.

In episode 8, Aegon graduates from spoiled brat to genuine monster in a way which is rather recognizable from the worst of the royals and nobles in Westeros. At the moment, it appears that Aegon is far more anxious with applying his privilege to do whichever he likes and abuse whoever he chooses in its place of pursuing some thing a lot more ambitious like electric power or preventing talent.

Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell)

Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen in House of the Dragon raising a glass in mocking toast with his eyepatch on

Photograph: Ollie Upton / HBO

Aegon’s youthful brother, Aemond, is Alicent’s 2nd son. Imagine of him as the Prince Daemon of this spouse and children, besides devoid of any of ambition, rashness, or martial prowess that make Daemon who he is — at the very least not however. As we see in this episode, Aemond does not have a dragon, a fact that he spends a lot of his youthful everyday living really self-acutely aware about.

Aemond’s Daemon link bought a great deal more robust in episode 8 as we see just how scorching-headed he’s become, and how perilous with a sword. He’s by now greater than Ser Criston Cole and he would seem formidable plenty of to take on almost any person in the 7 Kingdoms. Most dangerously nevertheless, it’s distinct that even with losing an eye and attaining a dragon, Aemond doesn’t fairly consider the rating is settled among himself and Rhaenyra’s “Strong boys.”

Helaena Targaryen (Phia Saban)

The 2nd oldest of Alicent’s little ones, Helaena is a weird girl who, in this episode, we see actively playing with a massive bug and counting its legs.

Helaena is barely in episode 8. But she is more mature now.

Daemon’s young children

Rhaena Targaryen (Phoebe Campbell)

Several Targaryens including Rhaenyra, Luke, Jace, Rhaena, and Daemon stand in the the throne room of the Red Keep in House of the Dragon

Image: Ollie Upton / HBO

Rhaena doesn’t participate in a big job in episode 8.

Baela Targaryen (Bethany Antonia)

Baela Targaryen (Bethany Antonia) stands next to the throne at Driftmark where Rhaenys Targaryen sits

Picture: Ollie Upton / HBO

Baela receives betrothed this episode when her mom agrees to marry her to Luke Velaryon, meaning that a person working day the two will be rule Driftmark collectively.

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