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Did Aegon Targaryen Actually Die In ‘House Of The Dragon’ Last Night?

In last night’s thrilling House of the Dragon, the best battle in Thrones since probably Battle of the Bastards, we saw some high-profile casualties, but some questions remain. If you’ve been searching the internet, you already know which one I’m talking about.

This is King Aegon Targaryen, but first and foremost, we can’t forget the sacrifice of Rhaenys, who was confirmed dead, echoing what happens in the book. We see Meleys die, and Rhaenys falls to the ground shortly after. There’s a whole interview about her death with actress Eve Best. So yes, she died, fallen into Cole and Aemond’s trap. But of course, there was this little detail…

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It would be Aegon Targaryen who would decide to drink and turn into a dragon, heading to Tower’s Rest where I’m sure he figured he could just blow up the castle with dragonfire and appear to be doing something useful in the war. But fool that he is, he didn’t expect to encounter the more experienced dragon rider Rhaenys, nor her brother riding Vhagar, who took the unexpected opportunity to try and potentially seize the throne for themselves.

We see Aemond deliberately shoot Aegon with dragonfire while he’s fighting Rhaenys, and the dragon and Aegon spiral down into the forest, their fates unknown. Once down, we see a dying, but not dead, Sunfyre and Aegon lying on the ground in his armor. Probably badly injured, possibly dead. But is he dead? There’s an answer in the book, but first, a few questions you may have had.

Targaryens are not immune to dragonfire. – This has been established in the story of the series, even though they are immune to ordinary fire as we have seen with Daenerys on several occasions. But this power has its limits, and that limit is dragon fire.

Valyrian steel is not immune to dragonfire. – It may be the strongest metal in the land, but it is not completely immune to dragonfire either. Aegon was not covered in it from head to toe, his head and face exposed, anyway.

Targaryens are not immune to falling damage. – I mean, fire aside, he fell a thousand feet from the sky. I guess you could say Sunfyre may have set up his fall, but even so. And in this episode, the damage from the fall is probably what caused Rhaenys’ death, since she wasn’t burned (like in the book).

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Aegon is… alive? But barely. Because of all the dragonfire, Aegon’s Valyrian steel melts into his body and he is badly burned and bedridden. But he is not dead and therefore technically still king. This makes him the second invalid king in as many kings, but it obviously creates a lot of problems in the future. More on that another time.

Aemond seemed about to execute him, but he stopped himself when Cole appeared. Or was he trying to end the dragon’s suffering? But either way, he clearly wanted his brother dead, maybe he just didn’t want any witnesses. Still, Cole probably saw what he was trying to do. But Cole is also both a jerk and often disloyal, so who knows if that matters.

Absolutely crazy episode this week. I can’t wait to see the aftermath, and it’ll be hard to top a battle like that.

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