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“She’s vile, but she’s no Cersei”: House of the Dragon Fans Compare Alicent Hightower With Cersei Lannister, Get Blasted For Tainting the Cruel Legacy of Lena Headey’s Legendary Portrayal


Since House of the Dragon acts as a prequel to the hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones, the comparisons between the shows, settings, and, characters were bound to happen. Following the recent release of the 6th episode of the series, fans started comparing Alicent Hightower with Cersei Lannister.

The fans quickly got the answer in kind as fans of the chaotic Cersei Lannister seemed to have outnumbered the upcoming Alicent Hightower by a far higher number.

Emily Carey as Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon (2022-).
Emily Carey as Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon (2022-).

Alicent Hightower Compared With Cersei Lannister

With a common point of incestual relations, political settings, and, a race to determine who holds the Iron Throne, House of the Dragon works in-sync with Game of Thrones. The allegations of conspiracy to murder, fear-whispering in her son’s ears, and denying a peace agreement all lie on the head of Emily Carey’s Alicent Hightower and yet she plays the game of thrones like a fiddle.

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones (2011 - 2019).
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones (2011-2019).

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Much like Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister, Alicent Hightower is also paranoid to keep the Iron Throne and pass it to her heirs rather than the heirs of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Things seemed to reach an out-of-hand point when Rhaenyra had a child, which the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms demanded to see immediately.

Fans took to Twitter to discuss the likeliness between Cersei Lannister and Alicent Hightower but in the end, Cersei did win.


Although a tweet did make sense that the people cannot compare Cersei’s 8 seasons’ worth of chaos to the 6-episode chaos that Alicent Hightower has caused. Alicent may grow bolder and bolder in the later seasons and may have a character made of malice much like Cersei Lannister.

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House of The Dragon Gains Momentum

House of the Dragon has millions of fans tuning in every week.
House of the Dragon has millions of fans tuning in every week.

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The first season of Game of Thrones was crucial to the plot. The episodes, however, were filled with political talks and necessary info-dumping on the audience to make them understand the world of Ice and Fire. House of the Dragon ups the ante by featuring bloody battles along with political talks to keep the audience engaged throughout the episode.

House of the Dragon saw the release of the 6th episode titled The Princess and the Queen was released on 25th September and was considered by many to be the turning point for Alicen Hightower. The 7th episode will be released on 2nd October. House of the Dragon is available to stream on Hulu along with the HBO Max plan.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

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