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House of the Dragon Major Theory Claims Targaryen Civil War Will Be Ignited With Princess Rhaenys Getting Murdered By Larys Strong to Win Her Dragon Meleys

Princess Rhaenys Getting Murdered By Larys Strong

Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon has been gaining popularity ever since its release. The series has ranked an 86% on rotten tomatoes and the fans have been going wild with how much they love the show. The hype around Daemon and Rhaenyra Targaryen has brought fame larger than HBO had originally anticipated.

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Vaemond Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen

The latest episode of the show brought many questions which may only be answered with upcoming episodes. It is only natural for theories to sprout. Much like many, a new theory has also appeared surrounding the Queen Who Never Was. The content further would include details regarding the show so here is your spoiler warning.

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The Targaryen Civil War In House Of The Dragon’s Future

According to a new theory, the upcoming Targaryen Civil War would come into action after Rhaenys Targaryen would get murdered by Larys Strong to win her dragon Meleys. Known as the Queen Who Never Was, she stood with the dragonriders in support of Rhaenyra inheriting the throne.

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A still from House of the Dragon

Harwin Strong, brother of Larys Strong also happens to be the father of Rhaenys’ bastard children and was killed by his brother to become the heir of the Strong family. Ever since the previous episode, the question of succession has come into play within the series. After Daemon cut Vaemond Velaryon’s, brother of Rhaenys’ husband, face in half, the now grown-up children of Rhaenyra and Alicent came into a fit and reignited their old clashes, creating a much bigger fight in the process.

In the trailer for the upcoming episode, Rhaenys is seen being trapped just as Harwin had been, which could very well lead to her death. Although in the books she died a dragonrider’s death, in the show it would seem that her dragon Meleys could get captured to turn the tide against Rhaenyra and her allies. Even if her death would not have an impact as huge as one would expect, it would be enough to initiate an already brewing war for the Targaryens.

Rhaenys Targaryen
Rhaenys Targaryen

The Civil War is to be fought between Rhaenyra and Aegon II, for the succession of their father Viserys’ throne and supposedly in the previous episode, the king did seemingly die. So it could very well hint at the trigger, even if it deviates from the books a lot.

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House Of The Dragon And Game Of Thrones Often Deviate From The Source Material

Both Games of Thrones and House of the Dragon are extremely famous shows, both relying a lot on their factor of shock and grandiose dragons. Much like its parent series, the currently running show starring Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy has too deviated a lot from the books.

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Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon

The story in the books reigns to be much different than the angle the show has chosen to take. A lot like Game of Thrones, where the final season aired even before the book was released. House of the Dragon sees Vaemond’s severed head being fed to Rhaenyra’s dragon, a change in Laena’s death as well as a few massive yet necessary changes that made their cut into the show.

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House of the Dragon will return for its ninth episode on October 16th exclusively on HBO and HBO Max.

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.