«Game of Thrones» was probably the greatest TV show of all time. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to count how many fans the show has, but I remember that almost everyone was talking about it. But what if I tell you that the «House of the Dragon» show is not worse? Here you will find the list of different Easter eggs and unusual facts that can probably make you really interested in watching it. However, if you’ve already seen this TV show you’ll probably be interested in this list as well: you definitely missed something.
The Music Reminding Of Nymeria
Rhaenyra was turning the same song on over and over on the 3rd episode, do you remember that? Many people, including me, noticed that that track was reminding of Nymeria. But more importantly, there were words in that song «She fled with her ship and her people…». That’s exactly what Nymeria was doing when she realized she needed to save her people. Besides, you could see Rhaenyra in the 1st episode where she was reading about Nymeria. See? It’s not a coincidence.
Maybe you know, but there is one more spinoff of the «Game of Thrones» show, and it’s called «10000 Ships». That TV show is actually about Nymeria, so it’s obvious that «House of the Dragon» couldn’t avoid that topic.
Sexism Is Ruining Lives
I still can’t forget those first episodes of the show that were really intriguing as the main characters were at the center of a serious issue. King Jaehaerys was thinking about giving the Iron Throne to someone. Unfortunately, his kids passed away, so he had just 2 options: Viserys and Rhaenys. Everyone loved Rhaenys, but the King chose Viserys anyway. He had his own thoughts and motives, but it still felt like sexism.
To be honest, Rhaenys was sure it would happen, and she blamed him for sexism. It was extremely rare for females to have the best positions at that time.
Will The Wound Heal?
Let’s start with the first episode when King Viserys cut the finger accidentally. At first, it looked like it wasn’t serious at all, but later it led to a serious health issue. It seemed that the cut wouldn’t heal and could even lead to necrosis that could cost him not only his arm’s loss but even his life’s loss. The viewers were always hearing the quote «Absence is a wound that’ll never heal». It’s hard to argue.
But that quote wasn’t only about that cut, it was about the King’s trauma as well as he just lost his wife and kid. As a result, he was left without an arm and was feeling much worse.
Who Painted Them?
Choosing an outfit for each character was a really big deal for the «House of the Dragon» creators. Even the factions of House Targaryen were called later based on the colors of their outfit. The colors you can see on Rhaenyra are very important, as once she was really modest and innocent, she put on some beige and yellow clothes. But then she changed, so the colors of her clothes changed as well.
She got a new outfit that was mostly black and red. But everything was changing as the plot made Rhaenyra feel different emotions.
A Century Before The «Games Of Thrones» Events
Do you remember the moment when Aegon had a terrible vision of some North winds causing darkness over the kingdom? It turns out it’s based on «A Song Of Ice And Fire» book, so it’s not something new. Aegon was sure that his vision was prophetic and called it… Yeah, he called it just like the book was called. How unexpected! Later he said it was essential to fight those dark forces and found out he could do that if the dragons helped him.
These facts mean that Aegon was sure that one day the White Walkers would come and become a real threat 100 years before it really happened in «Game of Thrones». It’s all connected and everything is pretty understandable.
Viserys was sure that his son would become the new king later, so that’s understandable that Rhaenyra had some concerns regarding her future. The girl was a cupbearer which was a pretty important role during those times as well but of course, it wasn’t very inspiring. After quite a long period of time, the King was finally ready to talk with Rhaennyra. She knew the conversation would be serious but had no idea about its topic.
Viserys was impressed by his daughter’s character and was ready to announce that he would like to give the crown to Rhaenyra. Of course, she was really shocked, but she felt really happy as well.
Why Did He Need A Mask?
Crabfeeder was a truly awful creature, and no one knew why he needed that terrible mask. However, it was mentioned in the book that his face was seriously burnt, so he bought a mask. But honestly, I don’t believe in face burning, it looks more like a greyscale. I still think that Crabfeeder could choose something better.
People were really afraid of the greyscale and tried to avoid it in any way. Probably that’s why Crabfeeder decided to wear that mask.
I (and many other people as well) noticed that when a character says something like «promise me», that means that something terrible and touching will happen really soon. For example, Lyanna Stark made her brother promise her something after the kid was born. Viserys said the same phrase when he was talking about the dream of Aegon. And these are only a few examples. I can’t even count how many times I’ve cried.
All fans of the TV show noticed that. So when someone says it and nothing happens, be ready for something genuine and nice or extremely sad soon.
Do You Know These Locations?
I just really hope that all of you guys have watched the TV show because if you haven’t… Then you know tons of spoilers now. But here is another one. Do you remember how Lord Jason fell in love with Rhaenyra and was trying to flirt with her? He was talking about some locations that «Game of Thrones» fans definitely know well. He was saying something about Casterly Rock and that unbelievable view of the Wall and the Sunset Sea. These places were really important for the TV show.
Of course, it’s just a small part of all Easter eggs that you can notice. Come on, it’s time to know more!
The sword you can see in this photo was used both in the «Game of Thrones» and the «House of the Dragon» shows. It’s not a basic sword, it’s a special sword of the King which was considered the best weapon there. It was passed down from one generation to others and finally, the king gave the weapon to Rhaenyra. I couldn’t expect that just a sword can be so important.
One of the seasons showed who were the real owners of the sword. It doesn’t matter who has used it. Turns out the sword belonged to Viserys, so now he became Rhaenyra’s weapon officially.
It’s hard to forget the scene where Aemma was giving birth to the kid as it was extremely emotional and memorable. With all those feelings and emotions, it was hard to see the Easter egg that was hidden there. But I’ll tell you everything. I remember how Aemma said that she wouldn’t be afraid if she got a dragon instead of a kid. That phrase actually had an important meaning, so those words were shown on purpose.
I’m absolutely sure that phrase was connected with Daenerys who is known as the Mother of Dragons after saving little dragons. To be honest, for me, it’s one of the most memorable things because dragons had been extinct for more than 100 years then.
Friendship With Dragons
The fans of «Game of Thrones» remember that if there is a dragon somewhere you need to run. Recall that episode when Daenerys was on a dragon who was trying to burn the whole city. Horrible! I get why everyone was so scared of these creatures. However, it’s absolutely different in «House of dragons»: people there lived together with dragons peacefully, can you imagine that?
No one really needed to run or hide as dragons were fully accepted in that society. It’s so interesting to look at how that society was changing from one show to another.
Deer Connecting Characters
There was a major but not-so-easy-to-get Easter egg in the 3rd episode of «House of the Dragon». Rhaenyra saw a white deer exactly when she was in her thoughts about the future. Now recall the moment when Arya Stark saw a white horse. See? It’s not a coincidence again! Both women weren’t happy about marriage and referenced Nymeria from time to time, so there was a real connection between them, and the deer just proved it.
I adore such small details making you really attentive. You never know what you will see next, but you have no doubts it’ll be something deep and interesting as the show is full of symbolism.
As far as you remember Daenerys Targaryen was a very strong and powerful character with some useful abilities. She was connected to fire, and she was immune from burns. When Daenerys got into fights she was immediately using her superpower to incinerate the enemies. To do that she just needed to say a special word. Is it shocking that this word was used in «Game of Thrones»? Not anymore.
The word is very important as it can not only be used to destroy enemies. Rhaenyra also used it to light the funeral when Queen Aemma died together with her son.
The Only Reliable Person
It was really hard for King Viserys to find some friends and people who he can trust. And that’s understandable: many people wanted to trick the king and make him fail for their own interests. Hypocrites. However, Lyonel Strong was the only man who was always honest and who never wanted to lie for his own good. He was also good at giving advice that could turn into a good reality later.
He once said that it could be a good decision for Rhaenyra to marry Laenor but life can be so ironic sometimes! Lyonel’s son fell in love with Rhaenyra.
Huge Dragon’s Scull
If you have questions about why someone has decided to own the skull of a dragon… Well, trust me, it makes sense. It’s actually the skull of a huge dragon named Balerion and the fans of «Game of Thrones» definitely know it. But it was the dragon of Aegon, and then it belonged to King Viserys. Rhaenyra thought that her family was the most powerful if they could control the dragons, however, her dad had other thoughts.
King Viserys didn’t agree with his daughter’s thoughts and explained that dragons were very impressive but at the same time, they were really terrifying.
That was the first episode of «House of the Dragon», and that bloody scene was really horrifying as the newborn who could become Prince later died. I also remember how the Queen told Rhaenyra that giving birth to someone felt like war for the body. And then you see how the Queen gave birth to the dead boy and then died: it was really hard to watch that scene. But I can’t imagine that show without deaths and blood.
Rhaenyra definitely changed after her mom’s and brother’s passing. It’s hard to process such things, especially after you saw everything with your own eyes. Poor Rhaenyra…
Peaceful Times At Dragon Pit
If you pay enough attention, you can see that the Dragon Pit shown in «Game of Thrones» and «House of the Dragon» is actually the same. The only thing is that when you see it in «Game of Thrones» it looks differently: everything was ruined. In «House of the Dragon» that place was completely fine, as society had no problems with the dragons. It’s interesting to see how that place has changed from one show to another.
I think that the Dragon Pit was destroyed when Targaryens were ruling. Who knows, maybe we’ll know more soon.
If you are a «Game of Thrones» fan, you definitely remember that moment in the 6th season when Tyrion Lannister was at court. The episode was called «The Laws Of Gods And Men». It really seemed like that trial had absolutely no sense, actually. But in the 1st season of «House of Dragon» someone said those words «the laws of gods and men». I guess it means that it was already known about Tyrion’s trial.
This TV show is more than just creative, so in my opinion, the fact that they use the same words shows how ineffective the law is in their universe. And a lot of characters needed to deal with that.
Is Anyone Still Shocked Because Of The Cruelty?
Every fan got used to cruel scenes in «House of the Dragon». But that moment when Daemon’s Gold Cloaks were trying to eliminate all criminals by torturing and murdering the ones who did something bad was quite impressive. He decided that if his men cut people’s hands in front of other citizens and show other ways of justice, then people would be afraid of doing something illegal or criminal. Did it work though?
The book shows that those actions have made Daemon really popular. He knew such decisions would improve the city but would all citizens support that later? Just watch the show to find out.
Give Us More Dragons
«House of the Dragon» is really full of dragons, and that’s not shocking news because of the show’s title. There were just 3 dragons in «Game of Thrones», so the fans of dragons can be happy watching the new show. Not all dragons were presented yet, but it was promised that more than 17 different creatures would appear pretty soon. Who else is really excited?
The co-showrunner of the TV show shared that only 9 dragons would be shown in the 1st season. So I guess 8 more will come soon. But who knows, there is always a chance that they’ll add more creatures.
Daemon VS Maegor
Citizens of Westeros were not really happy when Daemon was controlling the whole city. No one liked how cruel he was sometimes to get what he thought was right. Otto Hightower who was actually Daemon’s rival was sure that if Daemon got more power he would be very similar to Maegor. And Maegor is probably the craziest and the most violent king ever.
If you watched «Game of Thrones», then you remember Maegor. He was really cruel and could destroy everyone who did anything the king didn’t like. I don’t think it’s a good thing for Daemon to be compared with him, don’t you agree?
Why Did Valyria Fall?
Some episodes made fans really shocked and curious as new details of Valyria’s falling were pretty interesting. The Doom of Valeria can be called one of the major events of the whole show. I don’t know why but the fact that maybe dragons helped to ruin Valyria was revealed only now. People are trapped in their own thoughts because no one is sure what was the real reason for ruining Valyria.
I just hope that the viewers will finally get the desired answer. All this time, everyone, including me, believed that volcanoes destroyed that place, but what if dragons really did that?
Connection To The Book
«House of the Dragon» is full of new characters like the sons of Lyonel Strong whose names were Harwin Breakbones and Larys Clubfoot. Damn, I love these names! They actually came out of the book. Larys suffered from some issues with his foot, that’s why he was called Clubfoot. In the same time, Harwin was known for his unbelievable strength, so I guess he could easily break someone’s bones. They weren’t shown in «Game of Thrones», but luckily we can find them in «House of the Dragon».
These guys made the life of Rhaenyra even more complicated. Her path was always full of events and emotions.
What If The Model Room Was A Warning?
As far as you probably remember King Viserys was working a lot on creating a model of Valyria. He was referring to the Doom of Valyria all the time, so it was hard to avoid it. I remember that different characters said that it was impossible to run from it. And there was a very interesting situation between Viserys and a girl named Alicent who was asked to seduce the king. Do you remember that episode?
That girl decided to ask Viserys about his thoughts regarding Valyria’s falling. And the king’s reaction spoke for himself better than any words: he dropped a small statuette of a dragon, and the atmosphere became really grievous and hard to watch.
What’s Hanging On The Wall?
You all probably remember how Crabfeeder was murdered. His mask later was taken to some castle but do you know whose castle was it? It was the castle of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys: they really enjoyed decorating their place, so that mask became a perfect addition to their collection. Lord Corlys Velaryon was really into saving different trophies from his trips and fights, so not only Daemon Targaryen was happy after killing the Crabfeeder.
Of course, it looks pretty terrifying when someone’s mask is hanging on the wall. But in the same time, it was a great decision as all guests who came into that castle could see that the family could deal with anyone who did anything bad to them.
The Writer’s Orders
You all probably know that it’s George R.R. Martin who is a writer of «Game of Thrones» books, so of course «House of the Dragon» was created based on those books as well. But before the production started, the officials needed the approval of the writer. Yeah, he is not just a creator of the plot, he also affected the shows in a great way. But before approving everything he made specific orders that needed to be done.
No one knows anything about this exactly but insiders told that Mr. Martin asked to add a lot of colorful dragons, a well-explained path of King Jaehaerys, and also wanted the show to be focused on heraldry. Sounds like it’s the truth.
Outfit Means A Lot
Stylists and designers work really hard if they are hired for some TV shows. But the ones who work with the fantasy shows need to work even harder. And the result is obvious: the clothes in «House of the Dragon» are fascinating, don’t you think? It’s important the costume of what colors the characters put on as it shows their house and some other details. The outfit for each episode is chosen really carefully.
However, it’s not the only thing you can find out by looking at the color of the clothes. It’s also possible to see if the person is rich or poor. Somehow similar to real life, right?
Controlling The Waterways
Do you remember that council meeting at the beginning of the TV show? People discussed different topics there, including parties, events, and even births. However, when someone started to talk about trade routes, no one was excited. Nevertheless, Corlys Velaryon didn’t let it go as he believed that the topic was really important. He explained that all cargo was coming through those waterways, so it seemed that it could be a nice idea to control them.
No one could expect that that idea would be really dangerous. Those waterways were full of really cruel pirates and other unpleasant moments. So I can’t say that controlling them could be beneficial.
There are actors who appeared in both shows but of course, played different roles. For example, let’s talk about the Lannister twins who you can see in «House of the Dragon». The actor whose roles are Jason and Tyland Lannister is well known because he had an inconspicuous role of Ser Hugh of the Vale from «Game of Thrones». The most attentive fans noticed that for sure. By the way, the name of the actor is Jefferson Hall.
The Lannister twins are so different: they have not just different styles and thinking, but they even have absolutely different features. Just imagine how talented and hardworking Jefferson Hall is if he played both of the brothers.
Similarities Between Fights
«Game of Thrones» fans really enjoy the show’s fights and battles, and I understand that because they really look impressive. However, «House of the Dragon» was ready to make people happy as well. So don’t be sad: you will find enough bloody scenes in the new show, I’m sure. I can say that the war for the Stepstones and the battle of the Bastards looked pretty much alike, as many moments were filmed similarly, and even the motives were almost the same.
You probably noticed as well that the fights in both shows had the characters who were trying to make the army face one person. However, in both shows, such people were stopped pretty fast.
Try to recall that situation when Rhaenyra went to the wood and met a wild boar there. That boar attacked the Princess, but she was ready to defend herself, so she simply slaughtered that angry animal. It seemed like she was doing such things every day… I hope she didn’t though. But wait, there was another scene where one of the characters faced a boar…
King Robert Baratheon decided to go hunting once. But suddenly a wild boar attacked him, and the king wasn’t really ready for that. He was seriously injured a result of which he died later. Yeah, boars can be very dangerous so Rhaenyra was probably too good at hunting and defending herself.
The Dangerous Iron Throne
The kingdom had many important places, but Iron Throne was definitely the main and the most powerful one. It wasn’t similar to any other throne as it was pretty dangerous because the seat was made of 1000 swords of the defeated creatures, can you imagine that? It was probably really dangerous to sit on that throne as it was pretty pointy and cold, but everything seemed fine until something happened to Viserys…
There was a belief that every king whose blood was shed on that throne was cursed. So when Viserys cut the hand, everyone understood that nothing good would happen to him.
When Queen Aemma passed away together with her newborn kid, Viserys was shocked and really had no idea who would be the next one to get a throne. A lot of people were sharing their thoughts with the king, and Viserys really felt annoyed because of the unsolicited pieces of advice coming out of others. He said the council was acting exactly like ravens around a corpse. I guess it was another Easter egg to Martin’s 4th book «A Feast For Crows».
That phrase probably was a nice advertising idea. That’s a smart thought!
The Cold Wind Is Coming
«Game of Thrones» characters really talk a lot about that unpredicted wind coming from the North. Everyone seemed really concerned. But did anyone say something like that in «House of the Dragon»? Actually yes, Viserys was talking about it in the very first episode, even though everything there was happening 200 years before the events shown in «Game of Thrones». I guess they wanted to mention that wind anyway.
But then everyone saw that Aegon had a terrible vision that made him understand that the apocalypse could be really close. Aegon was sure that Targaryen together with a dragon could be the only ones to stop that darkness which is why he started his path.