Three years after the ending of Game of Thrones, the prequel spin-off House of the Dragon is almost upon us and is promising to be just as big as the main series. The series is set to focus on House Targaryen and the event called Dance of the Dragons, which is basically a civil war amongst the Targaryens as they fight each other for power. And as the event suggests, there will be dragons involved in the series.
The Dance of the Dragons is said to be the event that led to the eventual extinction of the dragons (before they returned in Game of Thrones), and that means that the House of the Dragon will have plenty of dragons that will be fighting on behalf of their Targaryen masters. As reported, there will be nine dragons in season 1 alone, and that is good news for people who want to see some giant lizards battling it out. Nevertheless, there are only a few confirmed dragons that will be appearing in HBO’s House of the Dragon, but that doesn’t stop us from explaining who these dragons are. Let’s see all confirmed dragons in House of the Dragon.
How Many Dragons Will Appear In House Of The Dragon?
One of the things that we know about House of the Dragon is the fact that it will focus on the Targaryen family and the ruling house’s relationship with the people within the family and the other houses that are scattered all over Westeros. Of course, there are a lot of things that are yet to be revealed regarding House of the Dragon, but we do believe that a good part of the series will revolve around the fabled Dance of the Dragons, which is the tale behind the Targaryen civil war.
Basically speaking, the Dance of the Dragons was an event that chronicled the infighting between the members of House Targaryen as they fought for power. Of course, they did so using their dragons as their weapons and their symbols of power. History also says that it was the Dance of the Dragons that eventually led to the extinction of dragons in the world. As such, it’s not too off to say that we are probably going to get plenty of dragon-against-dragon scenes in the upcoming series.
Of course, considering that House of the Dragon will focus a lot on the members of the Targaryen family and their dragons fighting each other, there will be more than enough dragons for our eyes to feast on. But how many dragons will be in House of the Dragon?
At this point, there isn’t an official number regarding the dragons that will be appearing in House of the Dragon. But what we know is that there is a good chance that the entire series will give us a total of 17 dragons. However, there are also reports that say that the first season will allow us to see nine dragons. Whatever the case may be, we are quite certain that we are going to see more than the three dragons that we saw during the events of Game of Thrones.
Who Are The Confirmed Dragons In House Of The Dragon So Far?
While there is a chance that we are going to see 17 dragons in total as the series progresses and that we will end up seeing nine dragons during the first season of what is set to be a multi-season series for HBO, there aren’t a lot of dragons that are confirmed to appear in House of the Dragon at this point. Of course, HBO would want to keep us excited for surprises, and that means that releasing a list of all of the confirmed dragons that will be appearing in House of the Dragon is out of the question.
But we do know that every dragon in House of the Dragon will have a unique personality, and that was one of the things that the showrunners focused on when they were producing the series. Still, we do have a good list of the dragons that we believe to have been confirmed for House of the Dragon. The following are all confirmed dragons in House of the Dragon
While there aren’t a lot of things that point to the possibility that this dragon will appear, we do think that Morghul will be in House of the Dragon because of how this dragon allows us to see the eventual fall of the dragons and the start of the demise of the Targaryen bloodline.
Morghul is probably going to be the smallest dragon to appear in the series as it is but a hatchling that is bound to Princess Jaehaera Targaryen, who is the daughter of Aegon and Helaena. Due to the fact that Morghul was simply a hatchling, it was never ridden at all. And it ended up dying without having Jaehaera around because the princess had to flee King’s Landing when Rhaenyra invaded the city.
Speaking of Aegon Targaryen, the Aegon in the series is known as Aegon the Third or Aegon the Unlucky. This Aegon had a lot of nicknames during his time as the king of Westeros but what we do know is that he was probably called unlucky because the Targaryen civil war happened during his time as the ruler.
Aegon is the son of Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is set to become one of the main characters in the series. As history recounts, Aegon the Third was sent to Pentos so that they would be kept out of harm’s way during the civil war, but the ship got attacked. Nevertheless, Aegon made it back to Dragonstone while clinging to a heavily injured Stormcloud.
Stormcloud eventually died of its injuries after bringing its master back to Dragonstone. Aegon had never ridden a dragon since then because he was traumatized by his own dragon’s death and the death and destruction that dragons brought in general.
Tyraxes was a young dragon that was bound to Prince Joffrey Targaryen because his mother specifically forbade him to do so. That’s because she lost her two eldest sons in battle while they were riding their dragons, and she didn’t want to lose Joffrey as well. As such, Tyraxes was never ridden as a mount throughout its entire lifetime.
Instead, Tyraxes was used for transportation purposes instead of being an actual mount. Nevertheless, it eventually got hidden and chained up, and was never able to see the battle. Tyraxes also never got to grow to their full potential because of the fact that it was chained up and was never able to roam free during the latter part of its life.
One of the dragons that are going to surely appear in House of the Dragons is Syrax because she is the dragon bound to Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is going to be one of the most important characters in the prequel series. Rhaenyra is the heir to the throne and was supposed to inherit the kingdom from Viserys.
Syrax is Rhaenyra’s personal mount and is a huge and formidable dragon with yellow scales. While this dragon has seen its fair share of battles, it isn’t the most formidable out of all of the dragons that are going to appear in the series.
Ridden by Prince Daemon Targaryen, who is also one of the most prominent characters and figures during the Dance of the Dragons, Caraxes is going one of the dragons that fans are excited to see. And that’s because, as the personal dragon by Daemon, the brother of King Viserys, this beast has seen its fair share of battles.
Of course, Caraxes is called the Blood Wyrm for a good reason, as it comes with a distinct blood-red color that only makes it more intimidating than it already is. This dragon is huge but not as big as the older dragons like Balerion or Vhagar. In the books, Caraxes fought the bigger Vhagar to a tie.
Morning is a female dragon that hatched during the time of the Dance of the Dragons. She was a beautiful dragon with pink scales and black horns that made her one of the most magnificent creatures in the entire land. We would expect her to be one of the most beautiful dragons in House of the Dragon once she makes her appearance.
Due to the fact that Morning was born during the latter period of the Dance, she was born too late to become a weapon. We also expect to see her much later in the series because of the fact that she wasn’t born during the actual civil war itself. Morning is also one of the dragons that made it through the war but still ended up dying as a result of the fact that the Dance of the Dragons led to the steady decline of House Targaryen and their dragons.
While nothing has been confirmed regarding Vhagar’s possible appearance in the House of the Dragon, we do believe that this dragon will appear in the series because of the fact that it played an important role in the Dance of the Dragons. This dragon is one of the original three dragons that conquered Westeros along with Balerion, the Black Dread.
While Vhagar is quite old, it was able to grow to a size that was twice that of Caraxes and rivaled Balerion during the time of its death. This dragon is set to play a huge role in the series, especially if the battle against Caraxes will be portrayed in House of the Dragon, as that battle was Vhagar’s final one when it battled the younger dragon to the death.
Is Balerion in House of the Dragon?
Balerion probably won’t be in the House of Dragon. Balerion also known as the Black Dread was the mightiest dragon that Targaryens had. Aegon I Targaryen rode him and used him to conquer Westeros with his sisters Visenya and Rhaenys. Naturally, fans are looking forward to seeing Balerion in House of Dragon, but it probably won’t happen. Balerion was 200 years old when he died of old age. Balerion died 30 years before the events of Dance of Dragon and the House of Dragon show in general. The only chance of seeing him alive in the House of the Dragon show is through a flashback.