A Guide to the Many Dragons Taking Flight in 'House of the Dragon'
'House of the Dragon' is finally within reach, and fans are eager to learn which dragons will appear in the show. Here's everything we know.
Nearly three years since its announcement, HBO's House of the Dragon — based on George R. R. Martin's book Fire & Blood — arrived in August 2022. The highly-anticipated prequel series to Game of Thrones explores the beginning of the end for our beloved House Targaryen and the events leading up to their deadly war of succession known as the "Dance of the Dragons."
Speaking of dragons, fans can expect to see many throughout the inaugural season; in fact, at least 17 total dragons will appear in the show — how cool is that?! With that said, stick around as we reveal which dragons might appear in House of the Dragon.
What is the biggest dragon in 'House of the Dragon'?
The largest and most powerful dragon in existence would be Vhagar— and we've already seen her in House of the Dragon. She is a "destructive, quarrelsome and aggressive" creature who possesses the most fearsome roar of her kind. She is ridden by Lady Laena Velaryon (Nanna Blondell) and Prince Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell / Leo Ashton).
What other dragons have appeared in 'House of the Dragon'?
Unlike Game of Thrones, which only featured Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) three dragons — Viserion, Rhaegal, and Drogon —the upcoming HBO original will offer audiences the chance to see up to 17 different dragons.
We can't yet determine all of the titular fantastical beasts that will appear in the show. However, we break down which dragons have been spotted so far — as well as other dragons fans might expect to see in House of the Dragon.
Caraxes, aka the Blood Wyrm, has appeared on House of the Dragon. He is an intimidating "formidable huge blood-red dragon" (per the A Song of Ice and Fire Wiki) with much experience in battle. He is ridden by Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith). Also having made an appearance is Syrax, a yellow she-dragon ridden by Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy / Milly Alcock). Unlike Caraxes, Syran is not as threatening or battle-savvy.
Fans have also seen Meleys, aka the Red Queen. She is an old — yet massive — scarlet red dragon who's "no stranger to battle." It's important to note that her wings are pink, and her horns and claws are bright copper. She is ridden by Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best).
Another we've already seen is Seasmoke, a pale silver-gray dragon who lives in Dragonstone. Although Seasmoke is the "pride and passion" of Ser Laenor Velaryon (John Macmillan / Theo Nate), he is ridden by Addam Velaryon during the war.
There's also Sunfyre, aka Sunfyre the Golden (although we haven't seen him yet). He is described as a fierce and beautiful young dragon with "gleaming gold scales and pale pink wing membranes." Sunfyre is ridden by Prince Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney).
One dragon we hope to see is Moondancer, a young yet speedy creature. She is a "slender pale-green" dragon with horns, wingbones, and crest a shade of pearl. Moondancer is ridden by Lady Baela Targaryen (Bethany Antonia).
Now, we can't forget about Vermithor and Tessarion!
The former, also known as the Bronze Fury, is the third largest dragon in Westeros, behind Vhagar and Tessarion. Vermithor is, as expected, a bronze color with beautiful tanned wings. During the war, Vermithor is ridden by Hugh Hammer.
As for Tessarion, aka the Blue Queen, she is a young cobalt and copper-toned dragon. She is "three times smaller" than Vermithor and not as intimidating as him. Tessarion is ridden by Prince Daeron Targaryen, aka Daeron the Daring.
Other dragons that may appear in House of the Dragon include:
- The Cannibal
- Grey Ghost
Catch new episodes of House of the Dragon Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on HBO and HBO Max.