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Will There Be White Walkers In House of the Dragon?

By Rishabh Shandilya
September 9,2022

Within the opening few seconds of the pilot episode of Game of Thrones, a patrol of the Night’s Watch discovered a troop of sinister icy demons or as you like to call them White Walkers which installed the idea that these White Walkers might the show’s inevitable villains, and it happened. The last two seasons of GoT explore the tig-of-war between these icy demons and the forces of men.

We know that White Walkers have existed for a long time, so it’s true that they might have existed in the same timeline House of the Dragon is set in. So, now the real question is, will we be seeing White Walkers in House of Dragon or not? Let’s find out.

Do White Walkers Exist In The Timeline of House of The Dragon?

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King Viserys, Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Otto Hightower in House of the Dragon

Yes, certainly. According to the books, the White Walkers have existed for more than 8000 years so they exist and venture far north while Viserys I keep cutting himself on the Iron Throne. They used the reanimated corpses of both humans and animals in their service. Ultimately, the last hero forged an allegiance between the forest’s children as well as the Night’s Watch’s earliest recruits, and the two sides triumphed in the Struggle for the Dawn.

We also heard King Viserys talking about White Walkers whilst he discusses the secret that is only to be shared with the next in line.

“Aegon foresaw the end of the world of men. It is, to begin with, a terrible winter gusting out of the distant North. Aegon saw absolute darkness riding on those winds and whatever dwells within will destroy the world of the living.”

He continues: “When this great winter comes, Rhaenyra, all of Westeros must stand against it. And if the world of men is to survive, a Targaryen must be seated on the Iron Throne. A king or queen strong enough to unite the realm against the cold and the dark.”

King Viserys and Rhaenyra Targaryen

King Viserys and Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon episode 1

Aegon hoped that his successors, the Targaryens, would unify the realm and prevent the advent of the White Walkers, which is why he encouraged their conquest of the Seven Kingdoms and made Westeros it’s capital. It turns out that Jon Snow as well as Daenerys Targaryen are their progeny, and they use Daenerys’ formidable dragons to slay the White Walkers.

Will House of The Dragon Feature a White Walker Angle?

It’s highly unlikely that the showrunners will move the show in that direction since the House of the Dragon is slated to explore another big event dubbed Dance of The Dragon which completely breaks the Targaryen Dynasty into Blacks, and Green and brought the end to all Dragons.

So, it would be foolery to explore the same event twice, given HBO’s reputation of never failing to surprise its fans, the fate of White Walkers in House of The Dragons appears to be a Big NO NO!!