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House Stark: The HBO Series ‘House Of The Dragon’ Will Change How People View Them

The House Stark is known for their nobility and loyalty in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. These distinct characteristics of the members of the house made them the most likable characters. But, in the House of the Dragon, things will be different for the northern clan.

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HBO Max’s House of the Dragon series

House of the Dragon is an upcoming prequel series that will take place 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones. It is based on the Fire & Blood novel by George R.R. Martin, and it will explore the rise and fall of the House Targaryen during the civil war.

In the Game of Thrones, the House Stark is one of the leading clans that play a major role. This time, they will be seated on the back burner for most of the plot in House of the Dragon. Fans were excited upon knowing that the beloved house will return in the prequel, but they should also note that they will not be depicted as how they were in the original series.

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Sean Bean as Lord Eddard Stark, Head of House Stark

The Role Of The House Stark In House Of The Dragon

The House Stark will start to make waves once Rhaenyra Targaryen and Cregan Stark seal their pact, which will eventually happen in Season 2. The Stark’s important role will also occur at the end of the war, where the Southern lords will conclude the Starks as bloodthirsty and cruel – the complete opposite of who they were perceived in Game of Thrones.

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Milly Alcock as Young Rhaenyra Targaryen

Called the Hour of the Wolf, Cregan Stark will become the Hand of the King, and his role was to execute anyone found betraying Rhaenyra or Aegon II. Even the advisors would tell him to be merciful, but he intends to sever anyone’s head he deemed worthy of the sword.

House of the Dragon will portray more of the brutality of House Stark and the darker side of the family’s history. The series arrives this August 21 on HBO Max.