Based upon certain sections of the 2018 descriptive novel Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin, House of the Dragon is an action fantasy series. It serves as a prequel for ‘Game of Thrones, which is based on Martin’s ongoing magnum opus ‘A Song of Ice and Fire. The bitter war of succession that took place between the two Targaryen dynasties is the focus of ‘House of the Dragon. The series’ first season covers the years leading to the civil war. It depicts events that led to the destruction of House Targaryen and the temporary extermination of dragons.
Paddy Considine portrays Viserys I Targaryen as a tragic figure. His grandfather Jaehaerys II Targaryen, also known as the Conciliator and peaceful, prosperous land, left him. He managed to maintain peace and increase prosperity. His actions led to the civil war that eventually resulted in the death of his family 200 years later. We have the answer to your question about whether Viserys will be killed in “House of the Dragon.” READ AND SEE THE BOOK.
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Does Viserys Die?
The long-standing animosity between the Green & Black Targaryen dynasties set the civil war. Viserys’ death acts as the trigger. According to the books, Viserys was killed on the third day after the third moon in 129 AC (Aegon’s Conquest). He died in Red Keep in King’s Landing while he slept. After ruling the majority of Westeros for 26 years, he had been in control of most of Westeros. Alicent, Otto, her father, and their support kept the King’s death a secret. They refused to allow septons or silent sisters to attend to Viserys body. They arrested all those who supported Princess Rhaenyra. Viserys chose an heir before crowning Aegon I as the new King of the Seven Kingdoms. As you can see, Rhaenyra was not inclined to accept Aegon II’s kingship, and the dispute led to war.
Viserys will most likely die in the first season. The ending of episode 8 shows him wheezing and murmuring incoherently. It seems like that moment has arrived on the show. However, it doesn’t quite match the timeline in the books. Criston Cole was commander of the Kingsguard at the time Viserys died. Harold Westerling still holds the position in the show.
Since the debut of “House of the Dragon,” Viserys’ condition has been the topic of much speculation by viewers. He didn’t have the illness in the books. It was thought that Viserys had gangrene, but Considine confirmed that he actually suffered from leprosy.
Paddy Considine leaving House of the Dragons
Considine clearly shows his love for the character and the show in interviews. Considine describes Viserys as a decent and good man, but a bad King. He also says that his character’s ego often conflicts with his lack of achievement. Critics have widely praised Considine’s performance. Martin also acknowledged that Considine’s portrayal of Viserys was superior to the one in the books. He compared it to William Shakespeare’s King Lear from the same play. He’s stronger, and he still has conflict, but he is a more tragic character. He’s got King Lear qualities to him…that makes his portrayal on the show really interesting to watch,” the author and co-creator of “House of the Dragon” said during a fan interaction via HBO’s Twitter page.
Considine’s appearance in the prequel is in many ways very similar to Sean Bean’s in the original series. Bean’s performance as Eddard Stark was also highly praised by critics. The character is still a favorite of the fans, even though he was only part of “Game of Thrones” for one season. Although Viserys and Ned are very different characters, they share a lot in their respective stories.
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Considine said that Bean’s performance was something he was conscious of while preparing for Viserys in an interview with Screen Rant. Yes, I get what you are saying. It’s funny because Ned Stark, Sean [Bean] did, was in my head at the time I played this, which is kinda weird. It was part of my makeup for Viserys,” the actor said.
Considine will likely leave the show’s first season. However, his performance is just as important to the overall story as Bean’s in the original series and could be as iconic.