House Of The Dragon: What Happens To Daemon Targaryen After Laena Velaryon’s Death?

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House of the Dragon’s Episode 6 ended on a sad note after the tragic death of Laena Velaryon, which leaves the audience questioning what happens now to Daemon Targaryen and their children, Baela and Rhaena?

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Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen

The prequel series features the House Targaryen at the height of their reign two hundred years before the events in Game of Thrones. The blood feud between members of the family fighting for the Iron Throne will become the driving force that will cause the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.

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Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen and Nanna Blondell as Laena Velaryon

After the ten-year time jump, the story picks up on the part where Daemon and Laena are already married with two daughters and an unborn child and living peacefully in Pentos after tirelessly traveling around Essos. This union was teased in Episode 5, where the two were seen engaging in flirtatious conversation at Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon’s wedding.

Laena’s story in House of the Dragon ended when she was in labor and unable to deliver the baby. Daemon had to make the difficult decision of choosing whether to save his wife or the child, but, before he could utter a word, Laena ran to Vhagar and pleaded “Dracarys” to the dragon. Confused at first, Vhagar obeyed her rider’s command, killing both Laena and her baby.

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Nanna Blondell as Laena Velaryon

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What Happens To Daemon Targaryen?

After the loss of his wife, Daemon’s next marriage is, indeed, with Rhaenyra, as their relationship has already been hinted at many times in the earlier episodes. Despite their relations, Targaryens have “queer customs” of marriage, as Alicent Hightower pointed out.

The two will marry unbeknownst to King Viserys, and this will occur after the tragic death of Laenor Velaryon. They will also have children of their own, Aegon III and Viserys II. Towards the end, Daemon and Rhaenyra will fight together in the Dance of the Dragons.

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Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith as Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen

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What’s Next For Baela And Rhaena?

Meanwhile, Baela and Rhaena will be married to Jacaerys and Lucerys, their cousins and sons of Rhaenyra. Unfortunately, Baela becomes a captive of Aegon II during the civil war. As the story progresses and the first season almost coming to a conclusion, Laena’s children will play more significant roles in House of the Dragon. It is also likely that Daemon and Rhaenyra’s marriage will occur within the remaining episodes, closing in on the much-anticipated Dance of the Dragons.

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