House of the Dragon Deaths

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It wouldn’t be a “Game of Thrones” spinoff if there weren’t a lot of heartbreaking and/or bloody deaths, and episode one of “House of the Dragon” immediately delivered on that front. The new series, based on George R. R. Martin’s “Fire and Blood,” follows the Targaryen family in the middle of a succession crisis and in the lead up for a civil war that will eventually be known as the Dance of Dragons.

Ahead of the show’s premiere, showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik told POPSUGAR that the series wouldn’t have gratuitous sex or violence. “It’s ‘Game of Thrones.’ There is sex and violence as part of the story,” Condal said. “The particular way that we’ve approached it in this time is making sure that whenever you’re going to have any kind of . . . sex or violence on screen, that there’s a compelling story reason for it, and that it’s a story that needs to be told. It’s not being done gratuitously or to titillate or anything like that.”

In episode one, there are some deaths of minor characters, including those attacked by the City Watch led by Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) and many knights of the knights who compete in the joust held by the king. But so far, it’s just two major characters who have passed away, with many more likely to follow.

Ahead, these are all the deaths in “House of the Dragon” season one.

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