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‘They both married gay men and said ‘You do you'”: House of the Dragon Fans Call Rhaenyra Targaryen a True Scheming Queen After Episode 5, Compare Her to Margaery Tyrell

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Despite the upset of Game of Thrones season 8, House of the Dragon has been bringing many of the old fans in, while adding new ones. It stars Milly Alcock as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen.

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Only 5 days after the initial airing of the pilot episode, the show was renewed for a second season.

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The show has been praised for continuing the legacy of Game of Thrones while adding new elements. Due to it being set quite soon to Aegon’s conquest we have also seen more dragons and the showrunners have promised more will join in.

*Spoilers ahead*

What happened in episode 5?

Surprising fans with each episode, the latest one was no different. We saw Princess Rhaenyra marry Ser Laenor Velaryon, the son of Lord Corlys Velaryon, finally sealing the bond between the powerful houses.

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Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon.

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Even though the wedding was blessed with a brutal murder, the fans seem interested in a different incident. Before the wedding, Rhaenyra alleged Laenor to be a homosexual but assured him that it didn’t concern her as long as she could have her own partners too.

Did Rhaenyra pull a Margaery Tyrell?

In the Game of Thrones, one of the top contenders for the Iron Throne was Renly Baratheon who was married to Margaery despite being a homosexual. Still, Margaery didn’t protest or speak ill of his sexual orientation and tolerated his relationship with her brother.

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Rhaenyra was seen stalling and rejecting all of the marriage proposals sent her way, including one from a Lannister.

We’re seeing something similar transpire in the new show too, as both the powerful queens were married to men who had no sexual interest in them, but accepted their way of life and kept the matter private.

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Fans have also caught up on the similarity and have praised Rhaenyra for her decision. But also pointed out how Renly didn’t meet a favorable fate, which probably foreshadows Laenor’s outcome too.

House of the Dragon is now streaming on HBO Max.

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