House of the Dragon: everything you need to know (no spoilers)

Who are all these blonde people?
An introduction to the characters and world of House of the Dragon, the new Game of Thrones prequel show, based on the book Fire & Blood.

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0:00 House of the Dragon
0:53 Targaryens
02:29 Viserys Targaryen
04:54 Daemon Targaryen
07:34 Rhaenyra Targaryen
09:18 Alicent Hightower
10:01 Otto Hightower
11:13 Corlys Velaryon
12:53 Rhaenys Targaryen
14:23 Laena & Laenor
15:04 Criston Cole
15:18 Mysaria
15:40 Lyonel Strong
16:09 Maesters
17:14 History
19:08 Grey characters

HOTD and GOT content used under fair use.
Valyria art by Ted Nasmith
Aegon I, Rhaenyra and Alicent by Magali Villeneuve:
Iron Throne, Daemon gold cloaks by Marc Simonetti:
Balerion by Jordi Gonzalez Escamilla:
Dragon dream by Mike S. Miller:
Dragons by Joshua Cairós:
Yi Ti by Henrik Zähringer:
Asshai by René Aigner:
Valaena and Alyssa made with Artbreeder:
Aemon, Jocelyn, Baelon, Alyssa by riotarttherite:
Vhagar by John McCambridge:
Seasmoke by Kawiku:
Marwyn by sprrow:
Gyldayn by Doug Wheatley:
Eustace and Mushroom by Rossy Does Drawings:

Special thanks to Patrons Cameron Weiss, Michael Appell, Ryan Steele, Harry, Shane Veglia, NotGac, Tim Cunniff, T. Ledoux, Ilhuilkamina Urdiana, Ord X.



  1. This helped so much. Now I can enjoy the show. Was starting to get a headache

  2. Any time I hear someone call the show "Hot D" I think about That 70s Show when Donna got that job at the radio station and the DJ called her "Hot Donna"!

  3. if a Targaryen is born with the egg of the dragon they will ride, how does laena ride such an old dragon?

  4. 1 million people call for a remake of season 8?? I wish they would redo it. Horrible season and phenomenally bad ending for a beloved show. It's what makes me nervous to start this show

  5. Way too violent, stopped watching after a man's private part was cut off. Not for me, enough violence out in the world, then I got to see even more on a show? NO.

  6. I can’t believe they’re going to change rhaenyra’s actress. She is amazing I don’t want her gone.

  7. Ok, I just popped in here to say that I VASTLY misinterpreted the title card

  8. She's definitely NOT king's preferred heir to the throne. Why I sad so? Because he sacrifice his wife's life to have male heir. He's like Henry VIII: desperately wants a boy to rule the Kingdom. And like Henry VIII he accepted a girl only because he's sure that he won't have another child. That's the difference. Queen Elisabeth I was an amazing ruler and builder if the empire, but she has to fight for her rights to throne first. Here, we have this kind of a story.

  9. Really have no desire to get into this show. I have no faith they can keep the story going. They'll get lazy

  10. The Targaryens and Velaryons have silver or white hair, not blond (those would be the Andals). They respected that. The pale skin and lilac and violet eyes, not so much.

  11. Anyone else click on this because they wondered who Hot D was?

  12. The ending of HOT D is Game of Thrones season 1 Episode 1

  13. I have a feeling this show will be even better than GoT.

  14. Aaah yes. King Aenys of the film "Hot D"

  15. Viserys is a weakling- you must be able to play defensive end for the Jets in order to be king.

  16. I watched the first two episodes, I gotta admit, I like it, however I can't watch Matt Smith Doctor Who episodes in the same light as I used to after seeing him butt naked having sex in episode 1. I'm sure he's been nude before, but I never have seen anything Matt was in prior to or after Doctor Who until now. 😂

  17. The only thing you need to know about House of the Dragon is that it sucks. It’s not even close to as good as Game of Thrones before season 8

  18. That guy from DR.who is an especially ugly man

  19. « Intro to HOT D » that pervy old man never loses his north lol

  20. I thought hot d meant how attractive Matt Smith is in the role hehe

  21. Know you ask a girl if she likes hot D without being cancelled on twitter.

  22. HOTD already refers to a series – Highschool of the Dead – a rather different series.

  23. All I need to know is how they ended the last series

  24. Where are the Lannisters? The Starks? They must be somewhere

  25. Considering the best actress is about to be replaced…. oof. But it's good so far I guess.

  26. Dan Benioff and DB Weiss ruined GOT to such an epic extent, that I can't force myself to watch this shit..

  27. I haven't seen a single comment about that genius thumbnail. So provacative, so sensual, so click inducing 🤤

  28. hEyy guise did u kno da GOT ending SUKT rly BAD n ppl didnt wike it dis show mite SUKT 2 i am a soa scerd cuz GOT ending was bad did u kno dat??? also da GOT ending was bad n also hey did u kno da GOT ending was rly bad it sukt so bad hey dis nu show mite also sukt n also did u kno da GOT ending was thuper suktbadsuk x 5 ????? ya it was rly bad

    literally this comment section lmao holy shit yes we know, we really do I promise

  29. Hi alt shift x, just to let you know that YouTube unsubed me for some reason. I resubed but its something that may happen to other subs. Love your content, bye.

  30. first two episodes.. meh. just season 8 carrying over so far, as far as quality is concerned

  31. They took the worst part about AsOIAF and made that a show, the fookin dragon. Gross, who cares.

  32. No spoilers my ass, stopped after 2 and half minutes. Alicent and Rhaenyra having conflicts over the throne is a fucking spoiler.

  33. I'm not sure if I'll watch the show, but your videos sure are worth it.

  34. Is HBO paying you yet for making these shows actually understandable?

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