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Here’s 8 House Of The Dragon Characters That Fans Love To Hate

By Chandraboli Majumdar
September 27,2022

House of the Dragon has introduced us to a great many characters and they are still adding new ones. The show needs to have some characters who will defy every moral principle and etiquette and step into the shoes of the big bad. After all, fans need someone to hate. In Game of Thrones too there were a bunch of characters that made fans want to tear out their hair. So let us explore which characters from House of the Dragon are fans loving to hate.

1. Alicent Hightower

Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon

Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon

Queen Alicent is one of the most hated characters in House of the Dragon. Olivia Cooke has portrayed Alicent so very well, that people on Twitter cannot stop raging about her after just one episode. She shows absolutely no kindness or warmth toward Rhaenyra’s children despite them being small kids. Additionally, she is pretty much grooming Aegon and forging a hatred for his nephews within him. In House of the Dragon episode 6, she tells Aegon or rather screams at him that Rhaenyra’s boys will one day be out to get him and eliminate him from the path of succession. Alicent is also rather cunning as she lets Lord Larys do her dirty work and herself banks on plausible deniability.

2. Ser Criston Cole

Ser Criston Cole

Ser Criston Cole

He’s a character who went from being one of the most beloved ones to absolutely hated in House of the Dragon. I mean he killed a completely innocent guy. Nothing can justify that. Moreover, he has become quite ruthless and unforgiving in his ways. We see him disregard Rhaenyra’s kids and shove Jacaerys around. His noble and kind nature has vanished. Twitterati seems to be dreading every time Criston Cole opens his mouth in House of the Dragon.

3. Lord Larys Strong

Larys Strong is the Littlefinger of House of the Dragon

Larys Strong is the Littlefinger of House of the Dragon

Lord Larys Strong is not just hated by fans but he is also feared. His actions in House of the Dragon episode 6 have left fans horrified and disgusted. Some are even theorizing that Alicent herself seems scared of Lord Larys. Who wouldn’t be scared of a guy capable of killing his family as so? While fans hate him, they also look forward to him in every episode to see what else he is up to.

4. Ser Otto Hightower

Ser Otto Hightower

Ser Otto Hightower in House of the Dragon

Otto Hightower is hated by fans however it might have waned a bit with all these new villainous characters emerging. Ser Otto has been blatantly manipulative and has incessantly targeted members of the Targaryen family such as Daemon and Rhaenyra. While his actions pale in comparison to some others on the list, Twitterati is absolutely not having him!

5. Aemond Targaryen 

Aemond Targaryen at Storm's End

Aemond Targaryen at Storm’s End

While Aemond Targaryen is still just a child, fans have been preparing themselves to hate him after seeing the many teasers. Most fans also know exactly how vile and sadistic this character will become. He is the poster boy for characters that you love to hate. We won’t be giving too many spoilers about the despicable things he does, you’ll just have to wait and watch!

6. Aegon II Targaryen

Aegon II Targaryen

Aegon II Targaryen 

At this point, Aegon is pretty much a normal teenager who is joshing around with his brother and nephews. In fact, House of the Dragon episode 6 shows that Aegon and Rhaenyra’s sons especially Jacaerys, started as friends. This was of course until Alicent pretty much turned him into a monster. Throughout the next episodes and maybe the next season of House of the Dragon, fans will absolutely loathe Aegon. And not in a love-to-hate way, but just have disgust and contempt for him.

7. Craghas Drahar aka Crabfeeder 

Craghas Drahar in House of the Dragon

Craghas Drahar in House of the Dragon

Fans definitely hated this character but not as much because he was not central to the story in House of the Dragon. Nonetheless, the menacing Craghas Drahar who nails sailors to sandboards and feeds them to flesh-eating crabs makes it on our list.

8. Lord Jason Lannister

Jason Lannister gives King Viserys a spear as a gift for Aegon's second birthday in House of the Dragon episode 3

Jason Lannister gives King Viserys a spear as a gift for Aegon’s second birthday in House of the Dragon episode 3

Lord Jason Lannister is easily the lightest offender on this list. He is still hated by fans and Rhaenyra too, but not nearly enough. His comment about how long it takes women to dress, his larger-than-life ego and arrogance all make him very easy to hate. However, he too isn’t much of a central character in House of the Dragon.