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House Of The Dragon Trailer Disproves A Popular House Stark Theory

The official trailer for HBO’s House of the Dragon just recently dropped, and it debunked a major House Stark theory postulated by fans. The involvement of the Stark family might play a significant role in the series.

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Scene from House of the Dragon’s trailer

Set three centuries back, the Game of Thrones prequel will focus on the House Targaryen and the rise and fall of its empire, eventually leading to the devastating events of the civil war called Dance of the Dragons. House of the Dragon is loosely based on George R.R. Martin’s novel, Fire & Blood.

While Game of Thrones focused on three major families, the Starks, Targaryens, and Lannisters, House of the Dragon will heavily revolve around the Targaryens and their origins. The remaining houses will have lesser roles and will not be involved until later seasons. House Stark, in particular, was assumed by fans to have less influence on the plot since the focus of the story is in King’s Landing and not in Winterfell.

Debunking The Stark Theory In House Of The Dragon

The House Stark will not have a major role until the Dance of the Dragons, an event that made fans postulate their absence in the first season of the prequel. The trailer, however, showed Lord Rickard Stark pledging his loyalty to King Viserys I Targaryen. Now, the speculations have changed, yet there is no confirmation of how significant his role will be in the series.

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Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s House of the Dragon

The Pact of Ice and Fire will bring the House Stark into the spotlight as Lord Cregan Stark show his support for Rhaenyra Targaryen in the early days of the Dance. Since the Starks will be portrayed differently in the prequel as compared to the original series, it remains a puzzle how they will fare in the show.

Now that we know House Stark will have some sort of involvement in House of the Dragon, fans can only wait until the series begins this August 21.