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`’Shouldn’t Daemon get Greyscale since he had Crabfeeder’s blood on him?’: House of the Dragon Fans Believe Daemon Targaryen Will Catch Fatal Disease in Upcoming Episode

Did Daemon Targaryen just catch greyscale

Returning with Fire and Blood, the Game of Thrones franchise has witnessed a revival with its spin-off show, House of the Dragon. It follows the Targaryen conflict, around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, focusing on King Viserys Targaryen and Prince Daemon Targaryen.

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Many have applauded Matt Smith’s performance, hailing him as the best aspect of House of the Dragon.

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The show is expected to cascade into a bloody civil war, as was in the case of Game of Thrones. It stars Matt Smith as the impulsive and violent Prince Daemon Targaryen who rides the Blood Wyrm dragon, Caraxes.

*Spoilers ahead*

What is greyscale?

Greyscale is a disease that is usually deadly and communicable on contact. It leaves a layer of stiff and dead skin at the top which feels like stone on touch. In Game of Thrones, Shireen Baratheon had caught greyscale but survived it, leaving her disfigured.

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The greyscale on the Crabfeeder was originally just a stylistic choice to make the character look more unnerving.

It was also confirmed in the books that there are different versions of greyscale, with Shireen Baratheon actually having the dormant kind. The dormant kind only leaves the victim disfigured but doesn’t kill them, also is not contagious.

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At the end of the third episode of House of the Dragon, Daemon Targaryen killed the Crabfeeder and dragged his corpse into the battlefield, seemingly victorious. But the Crabfeeder also had greyscale across his body, leaving many viewers questioning whether the Prince caught it too.

Did Daemon Targaryen catch greyscale?

Since Daemon Targaryen had touched the Crabfeeder’s infected hand, it seems like he was infected with greyscale. On the other hand, since the disease can be a dormant variant, some argued that the Crab King’s greyscale was dormant too.

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Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon.

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Furthermore, fans have also argued that Targaryens might be immune to greyscale, due to their dragon blood and magical origins. Also, plot armor also needs to be addressed, the show wouldn’t kill off such an important character who’s built up to play a bigger role in future episodes.

House of the Dragon is currently streaming on HBO Max.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.