October 6, 2022

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for House of the Dragon, Season 1 Episode 3, “Second of His Name.”]

Recreation of Thrones was a present that grew to become well-known for the shades of gray to be present in its heroes and villains alike, and to this point the prequel sequence Home of the Dragon has proven each indication of following in that proud custom. Thus, Consequence is joyful to introduce Who’s the Worst Particular person in Westeros, a weekly rating of Home of the Dragon‘s most essential characters, and simply how unsavory they ended up being every week. Everybody on display screen, together with dragons, is eligible for this checklist (although count on the present’s sequence regulars to be closely featured as we progress).

In “Second of His Title,” we go on arguably the worst household highway journey since that Trip remake the place Chris Hemsworth had a faux penis — it’s child Prince Aegon’s second title day, and so the Targaryen royal household heads out into the woods for a hunt. Extra importantly, Prince Daemon and Corlys Velaryon’s warfare in opposition to the Crabfeeder appears to come back to an in depth, however solely after a daring, arguably suicidal assault by Daemon.

It’s a traditional mixture of throne room politics and graphic battle sequences, however whose habits comes off because the least (and most) deplorable? Let’s discover out!


Least Worst: The Boar and the Stag

The boar did come operating into Rhaenyra and Ser Criston’s camp, however actually, it did nothing flawed — identical for the stag murdered by Viserys. Searching normally is gross, however much more gross is having your males tie up your prey on your looking pleasure. Sure, these animals have been created by film magic and hopefully no actual blood was shed on set, however nonetheless.

10. Girl Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey)

At this level, Alicent’s lot in life isn’t actually her fault — not less than, it wasn’t actually her concept to get married to her finest good friend’s father (who simply so occurs to be king). Right here, it looks like she’s simply attempting to reconnect with Rhaenyra regardless of their circumstances, and she or he even does her finest to supply Viserys recommendation on the warfare within the Stepstones (versus working more durable to control him into naming her son as inheritor). If she has extra nefarious plans, they’re but to be found.

09. Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel)

He has one job — maintain Rhaenyra alive — and she or he appears decided to make it as arduous as attainable for her. Poor man.

08. Caraxes

Within the opening sequence, Prince Daemon’s dragon simply full-on smushes a poor tortured soldier crying out for salvation, with the identical disregard a cat has for that water glass on the espresso desk. Be extra cautious, Caraxes!

07. Jason Lannister (Jefferson Corridor)

Truthfully, by the requirements of this present — hell, by the requirements of the Lannister household — Jason’s slightly obnoxious however definitely not the worst. Rhaenyra’s difficulty appears to be primarily that she doesn’t need to be compelled into a wedding she doesn’t need. (Which, honest!)

Home of the Dragon (HBO)

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