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Shocking Similarities Between House Of The Dragon & Game Of Thrones

House of the Dragon is an adaptation of Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin, detailing the Dance of Dragons and the incidents that led up to the bloody civil war. There has never been a more peaceful moment under King Viserys I Targaryen, but uncertainty surrounding his succession might destabilize the kingdom.

Here are some similarities we caught between the beloved show and its new prequel.


In addition to Harwin and Lyonel, many more regulars from the new program perish in the fire in episode 6. Laena Velaryon, a dragon rider and Daemon’s second wife, also perishes in the flames. Laena’s passing marks Fire & Blood’s heartbreaking finale. She faints and dies before she can take her last ride on Vhagar the dragon. It is quite tense. In Laena and the Dragon, a devastated Laena calls out to Vhagar, “Dracarys!” Vhagar decides to burn Laena after he hesitates for a while.

Among the members, a self-immolation death by dragonfire is regarded as the most horrific. This is a really depressing tale. Laena has a horrific demise, similar to the stunning finale of the previous episode. Both ladies have horrible labor and delivery, and their husbands are given the option of murdering the mother in order to rescue the child. Laena decides to go and end her life like a dragonrider while Aemma is being tortured.

Another Wedding Ends in Bloodshed

One of the episodes is a wedding episode and is titled “We Light the Way.” The series often explores the issue of wedding deaths. Ser Joffrey was killed during Laenor and Rhaenyra’s wedding, but he is not the Joffrey you are picturing. He is Joffrey Lonmouth, Laenor’s boyfriend. Criston was defeated and resorted to beating Rhaenyra after she refused his intention to flee and get married in Essos.

Criston kills Joffrey during the marriage tournament, not the dinner, in Fire & Blood. The pilot episode featured an intriguing rivalry, thus the battle had to be altered. The reasoning for Criston’s scheme to murder Joffrey are explained in this episode. The harsh nature of the tourney appears unusual, but given this is a historical play, the reasons for this are not examined.

Joffrey “felt the complete measure of [Criston’s] anger” in the book. The conversation between Criston and Joffrey before their wedding at the House of the Dragon sets the stage for Joffrey’s breakdown.

TV Series vs. Books

Most obviously, both works’ frameworks vary greatly from one another. House of the Dragon is a meandering TV drama that only briefly touches on the centuries-long past, in contrast to the fictional Archmaester Gyldayn’s history book Fire & Blood.


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Throughout Fire & Blood, particularly during the Dragon Dance, Gyldayn offers criticism on his research techniques. The Septons, the court jester Mushroom, and The Maesters all tell stories in their own unique ways. The naughtiest and silliest Rashomon tales are those by Mushroom. Although minor characters like Mushroom and others from the novel won’t appear in the series, it will be interesting to watch how it handles morally ambiguous situations.

A secure environment for historical play is created by adapting a historical text, even if it is fictitious. The series has the ability to either completely revamp existing ones or offer brand-new ones. The show’s main narrative is well-known to book readers, while the character-driven side stories are less so. Fans of the program are pleasantly surprised by the adaptation as well.

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