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When Is King Viserys Going to Die in House of The Dragon?

King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) isn’t much to Westeros, but when will he die in the house of the dragon? The central narrative of House of the Dragon revolves around who will succeed Viserys as ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. King’s teenage daughter and named heiress, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock), fears that her half-brother Aegon, Viserys’ firstborn son by his second wife, Lady Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey), will reverse her claim. Meanwhile, Viserys’ poor health is affecting his ability to reign as king.

Viserys suffers from an unnamed disease known as “The Rot” in House of the Dragon. The king suffered a cut from the Iron Throne, which infected him and later caused the loss of two of his fingers on his left hand. Hand. House of the Dragon Episode 4 shows Viserys’ worsening illness, which has left his body covered in bruises and injuries that won’t heal. The king is in constant pain, which negatively affects his mood and makes him drink wine. to ease their suffering.

Of course, the relentless political pressures Viserys faces as king and the personal troubles caused by Rhaenyra and her brother, Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), do not make his reign any easier. But modern medicine can explain Viserys disease as “necrotizing fasciitis,” which is caused by infection and causes black spots and blisters on the skin that need to be surgically removed. KingViserys’ death in House of the Dragon is inevitable, but when will it actually happen? In George R.

The source material for Martin, Fire, and Blood, Viserys dies in 129 ADS, triggering the Succession Crisis that leads to the Dance of the Dragons, the war between Rhaenyra and the Alicent factions (and their dragons) over the Iron One’s Throne. For House of the Dragon Episode 4, the series jumped to around 117-118 AC, with Rhaenyra and Alicent both in their teens.

This leaves Viserys about another decade to suffer before his death in AD 129 if the HBO series sticks to that date (although House of the Dragon already breaks the book’s timeline and establishes its own Has). Episode 9, if not sooner.

Why Does King Viserys Need to Die Before House of the Dragon Season 1 Ends?

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The death of Viserys, which the House of Dragon has sown and cultivated since the beginning of the series, is the pivotal turning point that changes the direction of House Targaryen. Once the king is dead, the Dance of the Dragons begins, the dramatic arc that the House of the Dragon series aims to portray.

House of the Dragon’s time warps will also soon lead to a major cast change, as young Rhaenyra and Alicent, who audiences have come to know and love, will leave the series. She was replaced by Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke plays Rhaenyra and Alicent, respectively, around the age of 30. With House of the Dragon officially revamped, it’s possible that much of the actual Dance of the Dragons will take place in Season 2, with Season 1 being primarily a provocative setting for the Targaryen Civil War.

Whatever happens, the countdown to the death of King Viserys is on. This follows the Game of Thrones tradition of killing key characters in Season 1 like King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) and Ned Stark (Sean Bean). The story of House of the Dragon can’t really begin until Viserys dies, either from his grotesque illness or otherwise (Fire and Blood are vague about Viserys’ cause of death). House of the Dragon will be very different and will focus on many new characters, mainly Rhaenyra and Alicent’s children.

Read More: Did Daemon and Rhaenyra End up Together in House of Dragon?

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