The Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon’s new villain might be worse than Joffrey or Ramsay Bolton.
Here is everything you need to know.
House of the Dragon introduces a cute little toddler as their new antagonist
In the most recent episode of House of the Dragon, we saw the introduction of King Viserys, his new wife Alicent Hightower, and their baby boy, Aegon.
The third episode skipped forward to the time when they are seen celebrating the toddler’s second ‘name day’ or birthday.
Furthermore, Rhaenyra is the oldest half-sister of Aegon. Although he is just a baby now, it is anticipated that he will grow up to be an unpleasant human.
Additionally, it is suspected that a brutal civil war between Rhaenyra and Aegon will take place over who will succeed the King on the Iron Throne.
The series will further take a few more jumps, where Aegon will eventually age up. British actor Tom Glynn-Carney will be seen as grown-up Aegon in the upcoming episodes. Tom is 27 years old and is recognized for his work in Dunkirk.
Moreover, Viserys is played by Paddy Considine while Emily Carey appears in the role of Alicent Hightower. Milly Alcock on the other hand is seen as Rhaenyra.
A look into the third episode of House of the Dragon
The third episode of House of the Dragon is titled, ‘The Second of His Name.’
In the premiere episode of the series, we saw Queen Aemma’s traumatic death. It further included the King naming Princess Rhaenyra as the heir to the throne.
Meanwhile, the second episode, The Rogue Prince, mainly focused on the King’s duty to remarry. His marriage to Alicent was announced in the same episode.
In the next episode, it looks like Rhaenyra is on the matrimonial hot seat.
Meanwhile, the Hand of King Otto Hightower rebuffs his brother while they are discussing who be the successor to the Iron Throne.
Alicent father’s says that the King does see Aegon as his successor and would rather prefer Rhaenyra to be his heir.
Brother Hightower on the other sternly says, ‘Then it lies with you to make him see it, Lord Hand.’
As the episode proceeds, we see the King making a promise to Rhaenyra.
He says, ‘I did waver at one time. But I swear to you now, on your mother’s memory, you will not be supplanted.’