Where is Daeron Targaryen? Fans of “House of the Dragon” season 2 are anticipating the reappearance of a key character

Contains spoilers for “House of the Dragon”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “House of the Dragon” Season 2 Episode 4 aired on HBO on Sunday, July 7, 2024. As the season reaches its midpoint, viewers have been captivated by epic battles and a host of surprising twists and turns.

With the introduction of new characters and the death of some, one character caught the attention even before appearing on the show.

He has been mentioned twice so far, and for fans who have read “Fire and Blood,” the excitement is even higher because they know how crucial he will become in the show going forward.

The character in focus is Daeron Targaryen. Here’s more on him and his current whereabouts as Dance of the Dragons unfolds.

Who is Daeron Targaryen and where is he currently in “House of the Dragon”?

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower in a still from the trailer of
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Daeron Targaryen is the son of Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) and Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) who were sent to live with the Hightowers in Oldtown early in their lives.

Many fans may remember that the show made several creative changes in its first season, notably omitting the birth of Daeron.

This led to speculation among fans that the character was possibly excluded from the screen adaptation.

However, fans were reassured when Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) mentioned him in Episode 2, followed by Ser Gwayne Hightower (Freddie Fox) mentioning him in Episode 3.

Ser Otto describes him as a young man who is more obedient than Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney), noting that he was in Oldtown because he was young.

What happens to Daeron Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon’?

King Viserys Targaryen had a peaceful rule but his questionable decisions caused chaos for his descendants (@hbo)
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According to “Fire and Blood”, Daeron remains in the army of Ormund Hightower, which meets defeat in the Battle of Honeywine. Daeron arrives on his dragon, Tessarion, and rescues Ormund, earning the title of “Daeron the Bold”.

He rises to prominence in “House of the Dragon” turning Ulf White (Tom Bennett) and Hugh the Hammer (Kieran Bew) against Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) during the First Battle of Tumbleton.

Daeron emerges as a leading contender for the throne following the deaths of Aegon and Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell) in battle.

In the Second Battle of Tumbleton, Daeron Targaryen is killed when Adam of Hull (Clinton Liberty) attacks him on the dragon Seasmoke. The exact cause of his death, however, remains unknown.

After the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen begins, many imposters claim to be Daeron because his body is never found. It will indeed be interesting to see how his story is adapted in the screen adaptation.

How to stream “House of the Dragon” Season 2?

Rhaenyra Targaryen reluctantly goes to war in Episode 3 (@hbo)
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“House of the Dragon” Season 2 premiered on HBO Max on Sunday, June 16, 2024, with new episodes dropping every Sunday. To watch the series, you will need a Maximum Subscription.

The streaming platform usually offers three packages that you can choose according to your budget.

The low-cost plan, which supports advertising, costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually. The second package, which does not support advertising, costs $15.99 per month or $149.99 annually.

Meanwhile, the third package, titled Ultimate Ad-Free, costs $19.99 per month or $199.99 annually.

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 trailer

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