House Of The Dragon Reveals The True Owner Of GOT’s Catspaw Dagger

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HBO’s upcoming prequel series House of the Dragon features one of the most significant Valyrian steel blades, the Catspaw Dagger. The trailer and the SDCC panel interview reveal the true owner of the said knife.

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Isaac Hempstead Wright as Brandon Stark holding the Catspaw Dagger

The Catspaw Dagger was first seen in Game of Thrones episode two when an attempt to kill Brandon Stark took place. The knife was seen again in the seventh season when Petyr Baelish a.k.a. Littlefinger gifted it to Bran, which the latter handed to his sister, Arya Stark. The most notable scene featuring this iconic Valyrian steel was when Arya killed the Night King.

It was Littlefinger who first owned the dagger, at least what the viewers have seen. It was never confirmed who originally possessed the knife, but it was said that it belonged to a royalty. It was also hinted that it used to belong to a Targaryen, but no one confirmed it.


House Of The Dragon Trailer Confirms Its Origins

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King Viserys holding Blackfyre with Catspaw Dagger at the background

In the House of the Dragon trailer, the dagger was seen in possession of King Viserys I Targaryen. During the San Diego Comic-Con panel interview, Paddy Considine (who played King Viserys) confessed that if he could take home one item from the set, it would be this iconic knife. Alicent Hightower, played by Olivia Cooke, was also seen holding the dragger in the trailer.

These pieces of evidence confirm that the Catspaw Dagger originally belonged to King Viserys. He owns a Blackfyre sword, a glorious Valyrian steel, and the dagger might be his customized personal weapon.

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Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower holding the Catspaw Dagger

It has been hinted that the Catspaw Dagger will have a significant role in House of the Dragon. That scene alone with Alicent charging at Rhaenyra Targaryen, daughter of King Viserys, with the said knife is already introducing the eventual coming of the civil war.


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