Who could die in the “House of Dragons” finale? What “Fire and Blood” tells us

house of the dragon Season 1 is almost over and the finale will likely bring bloodshed to the Targaryen household.

The show is based on George RR Martins fire and blood, and the book teases several possibilities for what is set to take place in the series’ final installment, including possible character deaths.

Who could die in the “House of Dragons” finale? What “Fire and Blood” tells us

Emma D'Arcy in House of the Dragon
Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in Season 1 of House of the Dragon. The series ends on Sunday October 23rd.
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The show has largely followed the story points so far fire and blood, but it also added things and tweaked Martin’s storyline, such as Laenor Velaryon (John Macmillan) faking his own death instead of being killed like he is in the book.

The penultimate episode ended with Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) placing her eldest son Aegon on the Iron Throne after the death of her husband Viserys II and her husband’s chosen heiress and daughter from his first marriage, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D ‘Arcy), grabbed.

Martin’s book reveals that in the next part of the story, Rhaenyra must prepare for a counterattack by forming her own council and gaining as many supporters as possible, while husband Daemon (Matt Smith) and their respective children prepare for war.

Per fire and blood, In the early stages of the struggle between the Greens (Alicent’s followers) and the Blacks (Rhaenyra’s followers), several deaths occur, including Rhaenyra’s second son, Lucerys.

In the book, Lucerys Velaryon (Elliot Grihault) takes on Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell) in Storm’s End, and the two fight each other on the Dragon’s Back, with Lucerys and his dragon Arrax ultimately losing their lives.

With this death, the Dance of the Dragons begins in earnest, with both sides out for blood and abandoning all previous notions of diplomacy.

Lucerys’ younger brother Joffrey is said to have sworn an oath of vengeance against Aemond for the murder, while Daemon proclaimed that they would retaliate by taking “a son for a son”.

This, the book reveals, results in the deaths of Queen Helaena and Aegon II’s eldest son, Jaehaerys.

Jaehaerys is killed after Helaena is forced to choose between her sons or risk having all of her children murdered, despite originally choosing her youngest son Maelor for death, thinking he was too young to die realize what is happening.

While house of the dragon Not necessarily following that trajectory, the teaser trailer for the finale suggests that the fight will be between Lucerys and Aemond, as both are seen taking up arms.

Season 1 of House of the Dragon ends Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max.

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Rick Schindler

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