House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

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Everyone knows the credits of Game of Thrones, or at least its few musical notes. The latter made their big comeback in episode 2 of House of the Dragon, for our greatest pleasure. And the credits that accompany them are not only very aesthetic but also very instructive. We tell you everything you need to remember.

Summary

  • No credits in episode 1 of House of the Dragon
  • A family tree made of fire and blood

No credits in episode 1 of House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

Acclaimed by a large majority of the public and the critics, the first episode of House of the Dragon nevertheless arrived with a shadow on the board: no opening credits. It was necessary to be satisfied with a simple visual before being able to meet Rhaenyra. A point that saddened the most nostalgic who were hoping to find credits on the scale of that of Game Of Thrones. It must be said that the latter has even become a model of aesthetics for many others after him. This is why the showrunners of the series, Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, wanted to reassure viewers:

It seemed important to us, once the curtain was up, to have a credits that would be a real pleasure. But first, we wanted to get to the heart of the matter, to start telling the story.

Everything is fine ! The absence of credits was therefore an artistic choice to lay the foundations of this new story more quickly. It was important for the showrunners to introduce this spin-off and its different plots before offering a credit worthy of the name. From episode 2, nostalgics have therefore been able to find the iconic music of the Game of Thrones credits and its very particular aesthetic, while others have found it a pity lack of novelty. But House of the Dragon being a whole different series, small changes were needed all the same. This new credits does not tell the same thing, but it does tell a story and we are going to explain it to you briefly today.


A family tree made of fire and blood

Like the generic of Game Of Thrones, it’s a real history lesson that awaits you if you take a little interest in these short minutes. And since House of the Dragon focuses on the Targaryen bloodline, its credits do the same. Take a notebook and a pen, it’s time to delve into the past of the great royal family of Westeros, and more particularly its family tree.

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

It’s the Scourge of Valyria and Aegon I, also known as Aegon the Conqueror or Sire-Dragon, who get the ball rolling. Capture of Westeros, unification of the Seven Kingdoms, foundation of Fort-Aegon (which will later become King’s Landing) and the Red Keep… His rise marks the beginning of the supremacy of his lineage (symbolized by the blood flowing throughout the credits ) and the world of Westeros as we know it.

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

Then come his descendants. Sired by his two sister-wives, Rhaenys and Visenya, they divide Aegon’s line into several bloodlines. But it’s that of Aenys I, descendant of Aegon the Conqueror, whom we will follow until the arrival of his heir Jaehaerys I, directly related to his sister-wife, Alysanne. Note that Maegor I, dit Le Cruel, is knowingly omitted, his reign having all of a bad memory to forget.

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us
House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

The line then splits into a large number of branches, thus symbolizing the particularly fertile union of the two Targaryens and their many children. But two paths come together: those of Alyssa and Baelon. No crown for the latter, but a hand, because if he was one of the many Hands of the King of his father, Jaehaerys, he died before he could access the throne. A tragic event that posed a serious succession problem. Problem which also serves as an introduction to the first episode of House of the Dragon and which is symbolized by a real break in the bloody line of our credits.

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us
House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

From there, the natural course of the Targaryen line multiplies the detours to finally set its sights on Viserys I and his wife Aemma. The lineage then continues with an emblem that you may have recognized. It is indeed the one that carries Rhaenyra when she is named heir to the Iron Throne. As the only child of the king, it is she who must succeed her father. But another branch suggests another descendant for Viserys I, thus threatening Rhaenyra’s ascension to the throne. This is the young Aegon, fruit of his second union, that with Alicent Hightower.

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us
House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

In any case, Rhaenyra’s line does not end there. She is indeed the ancestor of the Targaryens that we have known. As for who will give birth to it, we prefer to leave you the surprise if you do not know. On the other hand, this line will not be built without difficulty. After showing us the symbol of Rhaenyra, the credits tease us with a tragic event that will see the Targaryen family tear itself apart: the Dance of the Dragons. An unprecedented war of succession that will involve not only the dragon family but also other houses that can be seen in the credits: those of Velaryon and Hightower.

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

Many of you know the outcome of the latter, but for others the end of the credits already gives you a glimpse. It is in fire and blood that the families of ancient Valyria will pass from the Golden Age to division. We naturally hope to see this credits evolve over the events of House of the Dragon which promise to be full of twists and turns.

House of the Dragon: despite the anger of the fans, the credits of the Game of Thrones spin-off have many things to tell us

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