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Who Will Die in 'House of the Dragon' Episode 3?

Who Will Die in ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 3?

HBO has recently aired only two episodes of “House of the Dragon” Season 2, but the series has already depicted several significant deaths. The season premiere concluded with the harrowing murder of Jaehaerys Targaryen, while the second episode ended with a fatal fight between twins Arryk and Erryk in Rhaenyra’s bedroom.

Fans of George R.R. Martin’s novel “Fire & Blood” might have an inkling about who could be the next to die, but the TV adaptation has not adhered strictly to the book, meaning that any character could be next to meet their end.

Drawing from Martin’s work, there are a few characters (spoiler alert) who might be facing the Grim Reaper soon:

Helaena Targaryen (Phia Saban) is one possible casualty. In the original book, Aegon’s wife, Helaena, dies by suicide after the death of her son, Maelor. While Maelor’s demise happens much later in the war within “Fire & Blood,” he is not a character in “House of the Dragon.” Some fans speculate that Helaena might give birth to Maelor later this season, but his absence could accelerate her timeline of succumbing to sorrow over her son Jaehaerys’ death instead.

Next, Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best) is another possibility. Known as “The Queen Who Never Was,” Rhaenys has managed to stay relatively uninvolved in major conflicts, although her dragon, Meleys, is a crucial asset to Team Black. While many of Rhaenyra’s supporters’ dragons have never witnessed battle, Meleys has, making Rhaenys highly valuable. As the battle for the Iron Throne intensifies, Rhaenys may be called to frontline action, which could shorten her lifespan significantly. In the book, she perishes in the Battle of Rook’s Rest, one of the early conflicts in the Dance of the Dragons.

Lastly, there’s Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel). Known for his ability to fail upward, Ser Criston recently landed the position of Hand of the King following the death of Aegon’s heir on his watch, despite being caught breaking his Kingsguard vows by sleeping with Alicent. For readers of the book, it’s known that his luck holds for a while longer, but the recent bungling of an assassination plan could make him a target among the Greens.

Source: Particle News