Rhaenyra is dethroned as the greatest of the Targaryens by another member of the family

House of the Dragon, with its first season on HBO, left fans wanting to see more stories, after Rhaenyra was crowned. While Emma D’Arcy’s character is a favorite for many, the rightful heiress was dethroned as the greatest of the Targaryens by another family member.

House of the Dragonthe broadcast network’s hit fantasy drama HBO which premiered its first season at the end of August, remained on the air with 10 episodes until its conclusion on Sunday, October 23. The series ended this part of the story with Rhaenyra Targaryen being crowned by her subjects as the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.

Rhaenyra is dethroned as the best of the Targaryen family in House of the Dragon

Let’s remember that at the beginning of the season, the young version of Rhaenyra Targaryen, initially played by Milly Alcock until the fifth episode, she was named after her father King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) as the legitimate heir. The only one who would ascend to the Iron Throne when he died. As time passed, and despite the unleashing of a series of betrayals while his father convalesced from his illness, the king’s decision remained rooted in Rhaenyra.

At the end of the season, the adult version of the character, played by Emma D’Arcy, was crowned after the death of King Viserys, while far away, in the red fortress, her half-brother Aegon I Targaryen received the same treatment. This is no doubt part of what drives the civil war known as the Dance with Dragons, which will play out in the next few episodes when House of the Dragon season 2 premieres in 2024.

There is no denying that Rhaenyra is the favorite character for millions of House of the Dragon fans, as many of them are ingratiated with the character. However, some viewers on Reddit have been debating who is the best of the Targaryens. According to their opinions, Rhaenyra was dethroned as the greatest of the Targaryens by her uncle/husband Daemon Targaryen (matt smith).

However, other House of the Dragon fans disagree, saying the title should be given to the Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen (Emily Clarke) of game of Thronesargued that she is a conqueror, rides dragons, likes blood magic and had a relationship with her nephew Jon Snow (kit harington) . But, according to the fan poll on Reddit, the one with the greatest strength is Daemon, who despite being sure that he was not going to be king, is the only character so far that has shown real qualities of a Targaryen.

House of the Dragon fans chose Daemon as the best of the Targaryens

Viewers argue that Daemon is the force behind Rhaenyra’s reign. In fact, she tells him that she needs him because she doesn’t feel ready to face Alicent Hightower alone (Olivia Cooke). Also, in the first season of House of the Dragon, Daemon he won the war of the Cornerstones and often displayed his pride in his family and strengthened the dynasty by wanting to marry his niece. Fans also support the character of Matt Smith, based on the narrative of the ‘Fire and Blood’ novels, saying that in the Dance with Dragons It was he who led the men who fought in the main battle in the history of Westeros to glory.

In the Dance with Dragons, Daemon was the commander in chief and a proven leader in wars. He rode a dragon and orchestrated the entire victory. Also, he understood that it was necessary to unite the Targaryen House with the purpose of giving it the strength to become the dominant family of the entire continent. and thus maintain power. Other Targaryens like Jon Snow and Jaehaerys were also included in the discussions. And despite their great qualities, they were not approved since peace and forgiveness characteristically predominated in them. Different aspects from Aegon the Conqueror, a fierce fighter who commanded respect and boasted a mostly peaceful reign.

Rhaenyra is dethroned as the greatest of the Targaryens by another member of the family