Whereas marriage between an uncle and his niece is normally frowned upon, it’s not a lot within the fantasy world of Home of the Dragon.
Episode 4 noticed Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) take his niece, Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock), out on the town after a heavy dialogue about what marriage is de facto about.
Throughout this secret escapade, the pair engaged in some heavy petting and this led to the rumor mill circulating and Daemon being confronted by his brother concerning the tryst.
Whereas Daemon was able to wed Rhaenyra, King Viserys (Paddy Considine) was not as keen to position his daughter within the arms of his brother.
As a substitute, Viserys determined Rhaenyra would wed the son of Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint), Laenor (Theo Nate).
However how does this all play out within the e-book on which Home of the Dragon is predicated?
Home of the Dragon is predicated on a e-book
Similar to HBO’s authentic epic fantasy sequence, Recreation of Thrones, Home of the Dragon is predicated on a e-book sequence by creator George R. R. Martin. A Music of Ice and Fireplace tells the story that performed out in Recreation of Thrones some 200 years after what we are actually seeing within the new TV present.
Whereas Home of the Dragon is predicated on a single e-book referred to as Fireplace and Blood, which is ready in the identical universe because the A Son of Ice and Fireplace sequence.
Fireplace and Blood particulars the heyday of Home Targaryen. Season 1 of Home of the Dragon focuses on a selected level within the tome the place there’s a energy battle inside Home Targaryen in relation to the legit inheritor to the Iron Throne.
As a result of it’s primarily based on fiction, viewers can get some concept of how issues will go down primarily based on what occurred in Fireplace and Blood.
Do Daemon and Rhaenyra wed within the e-book?
For these wishing to keep away from potential e-book spoilers for Home of the Dragon, now’s the time to look away. For everybody else, let’s discover out precisely what occurs between Daemon and his niece, Rhaenyra.
Based on Fireplace and Blood, the pair do find yourself getting married.
However first Rhaenyra weds Laenor, simply as her father expects of her.
Laenor is homosexual within the e-book and there’s some query as as to if or not the pair consummated their marriage. In truth, after Rhaenyra finally ends up birthing three sons whereas on this union — none of which look something like her or Laenor, who’re each described as fair-haired within the e-book.
Whereas Rhaenyra is married to Laenor, Daemon’s first spouse, Rhea Royce, falls from a horse and dies, and he finally ends up marrying Laenor’s sister, Laena (at present portrayed by Nova Mosé-Foueillis in Home of the Dragon).
Nonetheless, Daemon’s second marriage is fated for catastrophe as effectively with Laena dying throughout childbirth with their third little one.
As pointed out by Fansided, Laenor finally ends up dying as effectively and there are even rumors that Daemon had a hand in Laenor’s demise. Regardless, this now provides Daemon and Rhaenyra an opportunity to lastly wed.
The wedding between the 2 was thought-about fairly scandalous as not solely was Rhaenyra’s father not knowledgeable of the wedding however neither Laena nor Laenor had been lifeless for greater than six months earlier than the uncle and his niece tied the not.
As for what occurs as soon as Daemon and Rhaenyra are married? Effectively, that continues to be to be seen and viewers must proceed watching Home of the Dragon as a way to discover out extra.
Home of the Dragon airs each Sunday night time at 9/8c on HBO Max.