Home of the Dragon is all concerning the Targaryen household, however there are a couple of different households scheming and dreaming within the Sport of Thrones spin-off. Is everybody as obsessed as I’m with Home Velaryon, who we by no means noticed in Sport of Thrones? Like, who’s Lord Corlys’s son Laenor Velaryon, and what’s his deal? The Sea Snake’s son has solely made a quick look within the first few episodes, however might play a serious half in Home of the Dragon going ahead. Spoilers forward for the ebook Home of the Dragon is predicated on, BTW.
In episode 2, Rhaenys and Corlys float the concept of King Viserys marrying their daughter Laena Velaryon. Despite the fact that Viserys and Rhaenys are cousins and Laena is twelve years outdated on the time, it’s thought-about a robust match that may finish the strain brought on by the council selecting Viserys over Rhaenys to ascend to the Iron Throne. It might additionally permit Rhaenys, generally often known as the Queen Who By no means Was, to achieve a bit extra energy as Queen regent or, not less than, Queen mom. After assembly with the dragon-loving little woman, Viserys chooses Alicent Hightower as a substitute. Nonetheless, Laena is just not Rhaenys and Corlys’s solely youngster. Keep in mind the boy sitting with Laena on the match within the first episode? Laena’s brother Laenor presents one other alternative to hitch Home Velaryon and Home Targaryen.
Within the ebook Hearth & Blood, we be taught that Laenor is a dragon rider and a knight. He additionally marries Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and so they have a number of kids—allegedly. It is closely rumored that Rhaenyra’s kids are from numerous affairs. In line with the ebook they do not spend a lot time collectively and it’s believed (the ebook that Home of the Dragon is predicated on is a “historical past ebook” compiled from fictional numerous accounts and rumors) that Laenor was not sexually or romantically fascinated with girls and as a substitute had a sequence of male lovers in court docket, together with a fellow knight named… Joffrey. Yikes! Good for him, however that is type of a cursed title within the Sport of Thrones fandom.
Laenor Velaryon and Joffrey Lonmouth are removed from the primary homosexual characters within the Sport of Thrones universe. Chances are you’ll keep in mind Renly Baratheon and his boyfriend Loras Tyrell. Each of them, sadly, suffered fairly horrible fates on the present. Theon Greyjoy’s sister, nevertheless, made it to the tip of the present in a single piece—although I feel her queerness was an invention of the present and never within the books.
So, if and when this occurs on the sequence it is prone to be a “protected” marriage for Rhaenyra so far as organized marriages go, however not an precisely enjoyable or passionate one. Rhaenyra and Laenor are additionally solely second cousins. That is an admirable match for Home Targaryen. Sometimes, these loopy blondes simply marry siblings to one another. I will not say when, however Laenor finally dies in what seems to be like a lover’s quarrel. So… you understand… hold a watch out for what he is as much as. He might not care loads concerning the Iron Throne, however he’ll convey numerous drama to Home of the Dragon.