Who are Arryk and Erryk Cargyll, the twin brothers from “House of the Dragon”

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Who are Arryk and Erryk Cargyll, the twin brothers from

In the “The House of the Dragon” episode 9the Cargyll twins played an important role after the Prince Aegon Targaryen In the end, Erryk and Arryk show their true loyalty in the dragon dance.

In the chapter entitled “The Green Council”, Arryk was busy fighting Criston Coleto decide who would bear the son of Alice’s High Tower return to the castle.

Meanwhile, Erryk was fed up with the situation and helped Rhaenys Targaryen escapewhich leads to incredible end with the dragon of Meleys.

Although it seems surprising Arryk and Erryk Cargyll are not played by the same actoras it happens with Tyland and Jason Lannister in the series. On the contrary, the actors who bring it to life they are also identical twins in real life: Luke and Elliot Tittensorrespectively.

Erryk et Arryk Cargyll sont Knights of House Cargyll who served as members of the royal guard during the reign of Viserys I Targaryen, they were therefore responsible for protecting different members of the royal family.

They were identical twins and it was extremely difficult to tell them aparteven the other Whitecloaks couldn’t do it.

Ultimately, the brothers will part with blacks and greens. While Erryk chooses to serve Rhaenyra Targaryen at Dragonstone, Arryk remains with Aegon II Targaryen at the Red Keep.

  • Titre: Sir
  • Alliance: Cargyll House, Royal Guard, Queen’s Guard
  • Date of Birth: 90 AD
  • Date of death: 129 AD
  • Faction: Black people
  • Actor: Elliott Tittensor

In the book ” fire and blood“, it is not explained why Erryk Cargyll chose to serve Rhaenyra Targaryen, although it is mentioned that was appointed his personal guard after the death of Harwin fort. Considering the change brought by the “House of the Dragon” series, they tried to fill this gap.

Erryk Cargyll had been Aegon Targaryen’s personal guardmuch like Criston Cole was to Rhaenyra, but is now to Queen Alicent.

Having served the prince all these years, knows the type of person he is and the bad habits he has: his constant drunkenness, his lust, his sexual violations, etc.

Her revulsion towards Aegon is shown when she goes looking for him in Flea Bottom. and tries to show his twin brother the true nature of the prince, who is not cut out to be king. It even teaches you has illegitimate children scattered all over town.

Of course, Erryk Cargyll’s loyalty to nominating Rhaenyra Targaryen as heir to the Iron Throne also comes into play, so the Greens’ actions are usurpation and treason.

Erryk Cargyll shows his brother Arryk the kind of
Erryk Cargyll shows his brother Arryk the kind of places Aegon II Targaryen frequents. Episode 9 of “House of the Dragon” (Photo: HBO)
  • Titre: Sir
  • Alliance: House Cargyll, Royal Guard
  • Date of Birth: 90 AD
  • Date of death: 129 AD
  • Faction: The Greens
  • Actor: Luc Tittensor

Despite his brother’s attempt to convince him, Arryk Cargyll considers the prince’s unethical actions to be just ‘inclinations’ and that they took an oath. Once they find Aegon Targaryen, it’s Arryk who tries to convince him to stop fighting the fact that he’s going to be king, although it seems annoyed by his attitude.

In the books, his preference for the Greens could be explained since one of the rumors says that Arryk Cargyll found Daemon and Rhaenyra Targaryen in bed in the period of episode 4.

However, in the series, they created much more complete characters. Arryk chooses his duty, while Erryk does what he thinks is right.

When the Dance with the Dragons begins and Criston Cole is already Lord Commander of the Royal Guard, orders Arryk Cargyll to infiltrate Dragonstone, impersonating her brother and killing Rhaenyra or her children. A mission that Otto High Tower already mentioned in episode 9 at Harrold Westerling, who refused as somewhat dishonorable.

No one could recognize Arryk, but before reaching the royal family, met his brother, Erryk, which led to one of the saddest scenes in ‘Fire and Blood’. Although the twins thought and had different loyalties, they still loved each other. Yet they had an oath to keep.

According to one of the rumors, the brothers said goodbye affectionately, then fought to the death for an hour. The bodies of both were found dead. There is another version in which the two are accused of being traitors, but it will be up to “The House of the Dragon” to choose the one that suits them and moves them the most.

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