House of the Dragon Season 2 Addresses 6-Year-Old Rhaenyra Targaryen Complaint
Rhaenyra Targaryen's book story in House of the Dragon season 2 should boost the show. Rhaenyra stood out prequelly thanks to Milly Alcock and Emma D'Arcy.
The shocking House of the Dragon season 1 ending gave Rhaenyra a bigger role in the Targaryen civil war. After war, Rhaenyra is important but not as involved in George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood's Dance of the Dragons.
She passively observes Dragonstone events. House of the Dragon season 2 can portray Rhaenyra better. Rhaenyra's tale is brief for several reasons. The Queen doesn't want to risk her life, and history doesn't favor her.
A lack of detail is understandable but has been criticized. Rhaenyra's direct actions and consequences increase in House of the Dragon season 2. House of the Dragon season 2 trailer says Rhaenyra will leave Dragonstone, contradicting book timeline.
Her character should develop as she searches for Lucerys' body near Storm's End. Unless she fights, Rhaenyra will plan revenge wars. House of the Dragon season 2 set photos show Emma D'Arcy in Spain for King's Landing.
No details are available, but Rhaenyra may visit the capital in season 2. A showdown with book's Alicent Hightower would be great since their relationship drives the show.
Based on season 1's book changes, Rhaenyra becomes more complex, sympathetic, and active in a larger, more decisive role. Historical portrayals of women in this story made Rhaenyra one-dimensional.
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