With the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, fans are also excited to see and discover more about the beautiful yet dangerous dragons of House Targaryen. Viewers have met some of them in the original series, but there are actually more dragons in the spinoff.
In House of the Dragon, fans will be able to witness the rise and fall of the House Targaryen, and the devastating civil war called Dance of the Dragons. These beastly creatures will play a significant role in the series. Reddit fans shared some of the biggest dragons in the Game of Thrones saga.
One of the most gigantic dragons in Game of Thrones, Vermithor is a majestic beast with stunning brown skin. The giant, also called the Bronze Fury, was ridden by King Jaehaerys I Targaryen, and it also participated in the Dance of the Dragons.
Vermithor is indeed a crowd favorite as it frequently joins in battles and always brings victory to the house. Its power and agility are its greatest skills. Reddit user TheHolyGoatman said, “My favorites are Vermithor and the Cannibal. Proper lads those two.”
As the moniker suggests, The Cannibal is known for devouring the poor remains of defeated dragons. As cruel as it sounds, it also consumed even the baby ones. With an aggressive personality like this, it is no wonder no Targaryen royalty ever rode this dragon in the entire Game of Thrones saga.
Little is known about Cannibal, and no one dared to study more of its behavior except for being too savage. The mysterious beast has a colossal size that kept growing. A Redditor said, “Man. The Cannibal really would have been a king-maker if someone managed to ride him during the Dance.”
Meraxes was ridden by Rhaenys Targaryen, one of Aegon The Conqueror’s wives. It was introduced early in the first chapter of George R.R. Martin’s novel, Fire & Blood.
Rhaenys Targaryen used Meraxes during their first conquest of Westeros, but, unfortunately, both died in battle. According to Panther25423, “Meraxes was bigger than Vhagar when they were both alive during Aegon’s Conquest. But since Meraxes died back in 10 AC, Vhagar had 120 more years to keep growing.”
Visenya Targaryen, the first wife of Aegon The Conqueror, rode Vhagar and participated in many more battles than the rest of the Targaryen beasts. In fact, Vhagar was hailed as a god during the civil war, and, as Reddit fan abellapa shared, “Balerion and Vhagar are also named after gods.”
Balerion, also known as Black Dread, is the biggest of all Targaryen dragons. Aegon The Conqueror rode this beast in his quest to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. Its presence commanded the attention of all kings and people so they were forced to submit to Aegon.
One can only question how massive Balerion’s size is. Reddit user Netr1us said, “My only question is how do you feed a f***in’ unit like Balerion if it seems like it could eat whales like sardines?” That is indeed the question of everyone.