About 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon introduces viewers to a fresh cast of characters who are all ready to plot the overthrow of the monarch and place themselves or someone they will profit from, on the Iron Throne of Westeros.
However, as the prequel program doesn’t expressly state how old each character is beyond visible speculation, we turned to George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood novel and the companion book World of Ice & Fire to assign ages to the many faces.
Returning to the Seven Kingdoms and finding no one you know there could prove to be a scary experience. There isn’t much in House of the Dragon to serve as a reminder that this is the same fantasy world you fell in love with all those years ago, treacherous politics and grotesque violence aside.
Instead, there are familiar sights like the Red Keep in King’s Landing and the towering Dragonstone that protrude from its mountainside.
It would also be helpful to know how old everyone is in relation to their peers if we are to better understand the psychological human factor underpinning their acts in the story because House of the Dragon introduces a lot of character dynamics as early as the first episode.
King Viserys’ Age
Viserys was 28 at the time of the passing of his first wife Gemma Arryn, according to George R.R. Martin’s book Fire And Blood, which served as the basis for the television series.
Obviously, the show’s writers have been playing with the timeline a little bit. Viserys actor Paddy Considine will turn 49 soon in real life (his birthday is Sept. 5). He seemed to be around 40 years old on the show, so let’s divide the gap.
You know, he’s had more than his fair share of stress over the years as a monarch, which can lead to premature aging. Furthermore, it is quite difficult to determine an accurate age regardless due to the silvery Targaryen hair.
However, we may guess that by the time episode 8 arrives, he will be close to 70 years old.
In House of The Dragon, Rhaenyra Targaryen’s Age Is Given.
The sole heir is still alive and the king’s chosen heir to the throne is Rhaenyra Targaryen. Rhaenyra was four years old when the Great Council of 101 took place, according to the Fire & Blood novel’s birth year of 97 AC.
Rhaenyra’s age in 112 AC was confirmed in House of the Dragon episode 2, despite it first appearing that Queen Gemma (Sian Brooke) was expecting Rhaenyra at the time of the Great Council of 101, which would have violated canon.
Amma does mention having a stillbirth, therefore the child she was carrying most likely perished when she was a newborn or was born alive but later died. Milly Alcock, 22, portrays young Rhaenyra.
Rhaenyra Targaryen from House of the Dragon will have a growing amount of significance. That will make the time jump obvious. Rhaenyra will be an adult and be between 28 and 32 years old when the show leaps to 129 AC, the first recognized year of the Dance of the Dragons. Emma D’Arcy, 30, performs the role of adult Rhaenyra.
How Old Is House of The Dragon’s Daemon Targaryen?
As Viserys’ younger brother, Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen have both made genuine claims to succeed Viserys. However, after sarcastically designating Viserys’ son Baelor the “heir for a day” and upsetting Viserys, Daemon forfeits his claim to the throne upon Baelor’s untimely death.
Daemon’s House of the Dragon dispute with Otto Hightower made his claim to the throne questioned for some time prior to his insensitive remarks, but this was in addition to the fact that his aggressive and erratic character made him an unsuitable candidate for king.