Explanation of the death of Lucerys Velaryon in “The House of the Dragon”

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Lucerys Velaryon dans Storm

Last Sunday, October 23, the premiere of tenth chapter of “House of the Dragon” (“The Dragon’s House”). In this sense, the first season of préquelle de « Game of Thrones » (« Game of thrones ») with an exciting episode that left us some shocking moments.

One of them was probably the death of Lucerys Velaryonthe second son of Rhaenyra Targaryen Oui Laenor Velaryon. A tragic event that also happened in the books of George RR Martin.

Want to relive this key fact of the plot and discover its meaning? then meet what is the explanation of the death of Lucerys Velaryon in the series of hbo max House of the Dragon.

In the chapter “The Dark Queen”, Rhaenyra Targaryen decided to send his son Lucerys and End of the stormin order to secure its alliance with Lord Borros Baratheon in favor of her claim as heiress of the Iron Throne.

The boy landed in these lands as a rider of deploy and that’s when he realized that his uncle Aemond Targaryens he had arrived earlier, accompanied by his dragon vhargar.

The son of Alice’s High Tower tried to provoke Vélarion and even start a battle. He wanted to remember that, in his childhood, Lucerys he took an eye in one of their fights. However, the Lord of House Baratheon he refused bloodshed in his house.

Lucerys Velaryon dans Storm
Lucerys Velaryon in Storm’s End during the ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 1 finale (Photo: HBO)

Lucerys managed to retreat from the place and climb deploy. Although his dragon is nimble, the truth is that the stormy weather didn’t help the rider escape in time. In this way, he realized that he was being persecuted by Aémond Oui Vhagar.

Thus, they were the protagonists of a disloyal race, considering that the dragon of Aémond is the greatest of all Westeros. When threatened, deploy decides to attack it, faced with the refusal of its rider.

In retaliation, and in front of an astonished Aémond, vhargar killed both opponents in one bite. Unfortunately, we attended the farewell of Lucerys from HBO series.

Lucerys Velaryon as
Lucerys Velaryon as Arrax Rider in the season finale of ‘House of the Dragon’ (Photo: HBO)

according to the book “Fire and Blood”the death of Lucerys Velaryon it wasn’t entirely clear. While some stories presented this death as a clear revenge of Aemond Targaryensthe truth is that they were never tested and the body of the young prince was not found either.

In this sense, the series decided that this death would be presented as an accident, an event that went beyond the wishes of Aémond. According to Screen Rant, this responds to the sympathetic gaze with which characters such as Rhaenyra and Alice have been processed in production.

Although he mocked his nephews, it has never been proven in fiction that Aémond he intended to kill them. Beyond that, it also helps balance the scales in favor of both sides, with future war looming.

Moreover, the fact that vhargar kill Lucerys et Arrax this implies her combat experience, which means she would not accept any other dragon attacking her. Finally, it corresponds to one of the phrases once pronounced by the Roi Viserys I Targaryen: “The idea that we control dragons is an illusion”.

Aemond Targaryen's reaction to the unexpected death of Lucerys Targaryen (Photo: HBO)
Aemond Targaryen’s reaction to the unexpected death of Lucerys Targaryen (Photo: HBO)

After this death, we will see what awaits us in the second season of the television project. In the original texts, Aegon II Targaryen prepares a banquet to congratulate his brother on this murder. Although things could change in the series, it is also possible that Aémond admits being responsible for the death of Lucerys before admitting he couldn’t control his dragon.

Finally, this episode marks the official start of the dragon dancewhich is confirmed by the reaction of Rhaenyra when he found out what had happened to his son. Peace seems to be left behind West and it’s time to start the conflict.

Rhaenyra Targaryen will seek revenge in the second season of
Rhaenyra Targaryen will seek revenge in the second season of ‘House of the Dragon’ (Photo: HBO)

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