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    ‘House Of The Dragon’: How Does Daemon Targaryen Die In ‘Fire And Blood’ And Who Kills Him?

    Daemon Targaryen, the rogue prince and dragon rider extraordinaire from HBO’s House of the Dragon,’ is a character who burns bright and fast. His ambition, impulsiveness, and unwavering loyalty to his niece Rhaenyra Targaryen make him a captivating but ultimately tragic figure.  

    With the immaculate portrayal of Daemon done by Matt Smith people are in love with the character despite his wrongdoings. Additionally, Some fans who are curious about his fate can look to the source material, George R.R. Martin‘s ‘Fire and Blood,’ for a glimpse into his fiery demise.

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    Who Killed Daemon Targaryen In The Book?

    Daemon Targaryen
    Daemon Targaryen

    Daemon’s final act unfolds during the Targaryen civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons. Tensions reach a boiling point when Lucerys Velaryon son of Rhaenyra Targaryen is brutally murdered by Aemond Targaryen and his dragon Vhagar. Grief-stricken and thirsting for vengeance, Daemon saddled his mighty dragon Caraxes and engaged with Aemond in an aerial duel above the Gods Eye.

    Additionally, the battle is a spectacle of fire and fury. The two dragons tear at each other with claws and teeth while spewing plumes of flame. In a desperate maneuver, Daemon attempts the unthinkable. He leaps from Caraxes’ back and lands on Vhagar, grappling with Aemond. Without a second thought, Daemon plunges his sword, Dark Sister, into Aemond’s eye, killing him instantly.

    The fight takes a terrible toll on Both Caraxes and Vhagar. They crash into the cold waters of the Gods Eye. Aemond’s body is eventually recovered, but there’s no sign of Daemon. However, this absence of a corpse sparks a flicker of hope. Could the rogue prince have somehow survived?

    While the possibility of Daemon cheating death is enticing, Fire and Blood’ offers a more likely scenario. The immense weight of his armor and the sheer height from which he fell make it highly improbable that he could have swum to safety. The murky depths of the Gods Eye likely claimed him.

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    Daemon Targaryen’s Death Signified His Unwavering Loyalty To Rhaenyra Targaryen

    Daemon Targaryen and Rhaenyra Targaryen
    Daemon Targaryen and Rhaenyra Targaryen

    Though his life ended in a watery grave, Daemon Targaryen’s legacy lives on. He was a warrior, a cunning strategist, and a man fiercely devoted to his family. His death serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment to Rhaenyra’s cause. Additionally, even in his final moments, he chose to take a desperate gamble, sacrificing himself in the hopes of securing victory for his niece.

    Moreover, Daemon’s story is a cautionary tale of the destructive power of vengeance. Yet, it’s also a testament to the enduring power of the lengths one will go to protect those they love. His fiery spirit and willingness to defy convention make him a complex and unforgettable character.

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