House of the Dragon: All Dragons and Dragons
Dragon’s House has so far spent more time on politics than riding dragons in the first season, but in episode 7, the real dragons of House Targaryen take center stage for a short time. With Laena is deadHer dragon Vhagar has no rider, and while everyone else is grieving at her funeral, this has become the perfect time for a dragon novice to reclaim the oldest remaining dragon. in Westeros.
Now that Vhagar has a new rider, it’s worth taking a second to look at each dragon Dragon’s House established so far, whose side are they on and who is at the helm.
[Ed. note: This story contains spoilers for episode 7 of House of the Dragon.]
Riders: Laena (deceased), Aemond Targaryen
The largest and oldest of the Targaryen dragons of Westeros, and the only living remnant of Aegon’s conquest, Vhagar was once ridden by Visenya Targaryen when she, her brother, and sister ruled seven kingdoms. Vhagar then moved to Baelon Targaryen, before being claimed by the most recent rider (before episode 7), Laena Velaryon. After Laena’s death, the dragon remained without a rider for a short time before being claimed by Aemond Targaryen, whose gift was a dragon egg that had not hatched. Despite Vhagar’s age, she remains one of the most feared and dangerous dragons in Westeros, and is currently ridden by one of the Greens’ most fervent supporters.
Rider: Aegon Targaryen
A bright golden dragon with pink webbed wings, Sunfyre was Aegon Targaryen’s dragon and a swift one, though far from the largest remaining of the Targaryens.
Driver: Helaena Targaryen
Dreamfyre is a pale blue dragon, older but slimmer than most. She was claimed by Helaena Targaryen at some point, although it’s not really clear if this will happen in episode 7.
At the helm: Rhaenyra Targaryen
Rhaenyra may have been the first rider of Syrax, a dragon she named after a Valyrian goddess when the princess claimed to be a dragon at the age of 9. Syrax was as large and threatening as Caraxes, though Rhaenyra didn’t ride her into an actual battle.
Rider: Daemon Targaryen
Caraxes is one of the largest and most dangerous of the remaining Targaryen dragons, thanks in part to the fact that it was the most recent to have seen the fight. Caraxes have red scales and were ridden by Daemon Targaryen in many of the Prince’s battles around the world, most notably in the Steps.
At the helm: Rhaenys Targaryen
Meleys are known as the Red Queen thanks to their red scales and pink wing membranes. Meleys is an old dragon now, but in her younger days, she was perhaps the most agile and agile of all the Westerosi dragons. However, despite her age, she is still fearsome in battle.
Driver: Jacaerys Velaryon
Vermax hatched from the egg given to Jacaerys when he was an infant in a partial stunt designed to represent his status as an actual born Targaryen. Because of this, the dragon is still quite small over time Dragon’s House pick up the phone with Jace.
At the helm: Lucerys Velaryon
Just like his brother’s dragon, Luke’s was born from an egg he was born with at birth. This means that the dragon is quite small at this point, but will get bigger over time.