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    ‘House Of The Dragon’: Does The Iron Throne Really Has The Power To Decide If A King Is Worthy Or Not?

    House of the Dragon‘ has turned out to be one of the most successful television debuts of 2022. The first episode met with critical applause and impressive TV ratings despite people have apprehension about it. It is set around two decades before the events of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

    One of the major aspects of the entire Westeros created by George R. R. Martin is the Iron Throne. It is the root cause of most of the wars in the region. It is said that the Iron Throne has the power to determine if a king is worthy to sit on it or not. Let’s find out if it’s actually true.

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    The Magic Of Iron Throne In ‘House Of The Dragon’

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    Rhaenyra Targaryen standing near the Iron Throne

    The Iron Throne is a strong symbol of power in ‘Game of Thrones‘ and its prequel show ‘House of the Dragon.’ It was created by Aegon the Conqueror; he carved it out from the swords of the people he had defeated.

    But it has the power to determine if a king is actually worth it or not. In the prequel, King Viserys Targaryen is the king of the House Targaryen and resides in Kings Landing.

    He does not have any obvious successor as his wife and child die during labor. His only child is a girl who is deemed unfit to rule. In one scene, Viserys cuts his finger on the Iron Throne.

    The Iron Throne is filled with sharp edges and whoever sits on it must be careful not to make any sudden moves. Aegon believed that a king should “never sit easy” and whoever cuts themselves on it is deemed unfit.

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    Why Are The Targaryens Called The Blood Of Old Valyria?

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    Viserys I Targaryen

    The House Targaryen is one of the most powerful houses in Westeros. They are most feared as they have control over the dragons. The moniker blood of valyria is used to describe them.

    Valyrians also known as the blood of old valyria are names used for the people who are native to the Valyrian Peninsula, on the continent of Essos.

    The Valyrian empire ruled the continent for thousands of years until the cataclysmic event called the doom or doom of valyria destroyed the entire region.

    They were the descendants of the House Targaryens hence the name was passed to them. The phrase “blood of the dragon” is also used as they were one of forty dragonlord at that time.

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