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11 Game Of Thrones Parallels In The House Of The Dragon Premiere
Dragons Soaring
In "House of the Dragon," Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) soars over Kings Landing, which is reminiscent of Daenerys Targaryen burning the city to ash in the catastrophic end of "Game of Thrones." The only difference is that 172 years prior to Daenerys, dragon sightings were common, causing no one to turn their faces toward Rhaenyra.
The dragon pits
The dragon pits in "Game of Thrones" were in complete ruins because there was no longer a need to maintain them, but in "House of the Dragon," their upkeep serves as a testimony to the Targaryen dynasty's greatness. Not only are the dragon pits well recognized, but Rhaenyra describes dragons almost verbatim as Daenerys did with Jon Snow.
Arya and Rhaenyra
Both Rhaenyra and Arya Stark are very clear about who they are and what they want out of life, and it is unquestionably not to be a highborn lady who will serve her lord and procreate. Even while it hurts to watch Rhaenyra's dream mocked, there's still hope because we already know how things turned out for the youngest Stark girl.
Cupbearing is also something Rhaenyra and Arya have in common, as Arya served Tywin Lannister as a prisoner, where she learned a bit about politics. Cupbearer grants access to the decision-making, so hopefully all that time pouring wine will pay off as Rhaenyra prepares to rule the seven kingdoms.
Sansa and Alicent
Sansa Stark and Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey) are considerably more accustomed to their roles and perform them with a much more submissive and timid demeanor than Rhaenyra and Arya. Alicent, like Sansa, might question her willingness to follow orders as she gradually realizes how much pressure those expectations will put on her.