The hit HBO sequence Recreation of Thrones resulted in Could 2019 on a reasonably bitter notice for a majority of followers. A big variety of viewers had been sad with the concluding chapter of the sequence, which drove their calls for for a return to the Recreation of Thrones storyline. Followers lastly received their want when a prequel to Recreation of Thrones, titled Home of the Dragon, was introduced in October 2019. The wait has been lengthy, however the sequence has been scheduled to premiere on HBO on August 21, 2022.
Home of the Dragon is predicated on the novel Hearth and Blood by George R. R. Martin. The upcoming fantasy drama sequence is about 200 years earlier than the occasions of Recreation of Thrones and revolves across the Targaryen household. If the sequence carefully follows its supply textual content, we will anticipate the narrative to start with Aegon’s conquest, which marked the start of a brand new world order and led to the institution of King’s Touchdown.
Given the blended reactions to the conclusion of Recreation of Thrones and the premature deaths of most of the Targaryen household within the sequence, followers have so much that they wish to see within the new Home of the Dragon prequel.
Loads of Dragons
Given the Targaryen household’s intrinsic hyperlink to their dragons, dragons will undoubtedly occupy a distinguished house in Home of the Dragon. Nevertheless, followers have been speculating on which dragons would possibly seem within the sequence and the house that can be afforded to them. PopSugar, compiling a listing of dragons which will seem in Home of the Dragon primarily based on the supply textual content, has named Meleys, Seasmoke, Vermax, Vhagar, Caraxes, Syrax, and Sunfyre as dragons that we would see.
Followers are additionally holding onto hope of seeing Balerion the Black Dread. Nevertheless, on condition that the timeline of Home of the Dragon covers the civil battle period, Balerion ought to have already died of previous age. Balerion, having lived an extended life and being ridden by many Targaryens all through the years, dies earlier than the civil battle, throughout the reign of Jaehaerys I. This has not stopped followers from hoping for not less than a flashback or glimpse of the mighty dragon. In answering a tweet concerning which dragon followers are most excited to see, consumer @MaxwellDozie wrote:
“Undoubtedly vhagar since he’s the most important. However I hope we get a glimpse of balerion. I additionally wish to see sunfire”
Reddit consumer @TheTargaryen28, speaking of Balerion, mentioned:
“…If I don’t get a peak at that large beast in some unspecified time in the future in a flashback of some variety, I’ll be bothered. However rattling, simply completed a rewatch of the GoT and might’t look forward to this present.”
Insanity has been carefully related to the Targaryen household, with Aerys II, the final Targaryen king to sit down on the Iron Throne in Recreation of Thrones, known as the “Mad King.” Followers hope that Home of the Dragon could possibly make clear why insanity is related to the Targaryens and what drove its inception.
Reddit customers have argued that the Targaryens can’t be labeled mad merely as a consequence of their incestual conduct or cruelty and ruthlessness. Reddit consumer @GoldenCOmpany wrote:
“…If being ruthless or violent is the measuring stick for insanity then I suppose all of Westeros was mad. A spot the place folks don’t bat a watch at baking folks into pies, feeding them to canines, crushing their heads in till their eyes bulge out, or shoving children from home windows.”
A Little bit of Humor
Followers have additionally expressed their hopes to see humor intertwined within the narrative of Home of the Dragon. Many have admitted that the interval lined within the prequel is a darkish time however have additionally posited that humor is required to alleviate the heaviness of the present. Nevertheless, followers have additionally been selective of the kind of humor they really feel needs to be included within the present. Reddit consumer @DarthCG mentioned:
“So long as the humor is dry and conversational and witty. We do not want goofs and gags and quips in the midst of battle sequences. Additionally, not each character needs to be humorous. I am not nervous with HBO, although.”
Followers have additionally mentioned that humor is an important side of the sequence, with many claiming that it is part of the “DNA” of the present. Reddit consumer @mamula1, replying to a thread concerning the necessity for humor in Home of the Dragon, mentioned:
“I hope so. There are quite a lot of humorous moments in ASOIAF and GOT.
It is a part of the DNA of the story”
A Higher Story
On condition that the supply materials for Home of the Dragon is full, followers have excessive hopes for a greater narrative than what was provided to them in Recreation of Thrones. The Recreation of Thrones sequence, albeit having just a few situations of success, encountered a notable variety of hardships after it ran out of supply materials to base its adaptation on. Nevertheless, the newest prequel is predicted to have a easy run as George R. R. Martin has already accomplished his novel Hearth and Blood. Because of this followers’ needs for a greater story will most certainly come true in Home of the Dragon.
Followers are additionally hoping that the narrative of Home of the Dragon permits them the possibility to “overlook” sure situations of Recreation of Thrones. Twitter consumer @ycomat1 wrote:
“Hopefully with Home of the Dragon, we will overlook seasons 6, 7 and eight of GOT ever occurred (we solely have to maintain the Battle of the Bastards)”
Expressing comparable sentiments for a greater narrative than the ending of Recreation of Thrones, @Minh39153883 mentioned:
“Let’s hope they gained’t spoil the whole lot like with final season of GOT”
Fan expectations for Home of the Dragon are fairly excessive, with quite a few opinions on what the sequence ought to discover being put forth. Nevertheless, no matter what followers hope to see, the ultimate calls lie with the administrators and producers of the present. August 21, 2022, will enable followers to find out if the rights calls have been made in Home of the Dragon or not.
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