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Home of the Dragon Episode 1: Sport of Thrones Easter eggs you might need missed

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Disclaimer: This text accommodates plot spoilers from Home of the Dragon episode 1 – The Heirs of the Dragon. Home of the Dragon is decidedly not Sport of Thrones. Set nearly 200 years earlier than the occasions of the fantasy TV sequence that had our collective consideration for eight sprawling seasons, the brand new present is a prequel. The Westeros we see on this present which relies on George R.R. Martin’s Hearth and Blood is not the identical because the one we’re aware of. Dominated by Home Targaryen, the dominion has a distinct set of characters and naturally, dragons. Whereas there are not any acquainted faces, it has a means of getting Sport of Thrones followers hooked proper again into the universe. There are a number of hyperlinks that may have followers drawing parallels. 

The present’s first episode units up the historical past of the Targaryens with King Viserys on the Iron Throne poised to call his inheritor. The premiere is stuffed with hearth and blood however extra importantly, it has a bunch of Easter eggs with direct ties to the earlier present. Here is each Sport of Thrones Easter egg featured in Home of the Dragon episode 1: 

Queen Aemma foreshadows Daenerys Targaryen hatching dragon eggs in Sport of Thrones season 1 

Talking of eggs, within the premiere Queen Aemma has a troublesome being pregnant main as much as the bloody birthing scene that ends in her and her new child’s demise. Within the days main as much as her labours, King Viserys and Aemma share a second whereas she’s seen in a tub. She tells him, “I would not be stunned if I hatch an precise dragon.” The scene has a recall of Daenerys Targaryen hatching dragon eggs at Khal Drogo’s funeral hearth within the finale episode of Sport of Thrones season 1. 

Valyrian metal swords Blackhyre and Darkish Sister are owned by Viserys and Daemon Targaryen 

We’re aware of Valerian metal and its features from Sport of Thrones. In Home of the Dragon, two Valyrian metal swords make an look – Blackfyre and Darkish Sister owned by Viserys and Daemon Targaryen respectively. Blackfyre was beforehand owned by Aegon the Conqueror. Darkish Sister’s former proprietor was Visenya Targaryen who was the sister and spouse of Aegon the Conqueror. In GoT, Arya Stark (performed by Maisie Willaims) talks concerning the sword with Tywin Lannister (performed by Charles Dance). Within the first episode, Daemon is seen giving Rhaenyra, his niece, a necklace produced from Darkish Sister. 

Rhaenyra and Alicent Hightower discuss Princess Nymeria 

A well-known identify comes up when Rhaenyra and Alicent are going over their research they usually talk about Princess Nymeria. She was a warrior and pioneer feminine of Home Martell. Sport of Thrones followers will recognise the identify as Arya Stark’s pet dire wolf. Other than a enjoyable throwback, Nymeria’s point out may additionally allude to one of many spin-offs deliberate across the character – 10,000 Ships. Whereas it is not affirmation, it is maybe a nod in the direction of what’s in retailer among the many many spin-offs. 

Rhaenyra makes use of the phrase “Dracarys” to command dragons 

The Excessive Valyrian phrase “Dracarys” has echoed by Sport of Thrones. Now we have seen Daenerys use it as a command name in battle. We expectedly hear the phrase once more in Home of the Dragon on condition that it’s a present about Targaryens however in a barely completely different context. In the course of the funeral of Queen Aemma and her son, we hear Rhaenyra command the dragon with “Dracarys” to mild the funeral pyre. It touches upon the dynamic between the Targaryens and their dragons that goes past flying and combating. 

Aegon’s prophetic dream warns that “Winter is Coming” and so are the White Walkers 

Whereas there aren’t many shockers within the premiere of Home of the Dragon, a heart-to-heart between Viserys and Rhaenyra has a significant unveiling. He tells her about Aegon Targaryen’s prophetic dream that foretells the approaching of the Winter and the Night time King with Whitewalkers in tow. He referred to as it “A Music of Ice and Hearth”. It is a direct reference to the approaching of Winter as seen in Sport of Thrones. Based on Aegon, a Targaryen have to be on the throne to guard the Seven Kingdoms from the White Walkers.

Viserys has the dagger that Arya Stark ultimately makes use of to kill the Night time King  

Talking of White Walkers, one other weapon from Sport of Thrones that seems within the prequel present’s premiere is a Valyrian metal dagger. We see Viserys holding the dagger that followers will recognise as the identical one Arya Stark used to kill the Night time King in a sneak assault.

Home of the Dragon is presently accessible to stream with new episodes dropping weekly on Mondays. 



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