LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15:  Ewan Mitchell attends the "House Of The Dragon" Sky Group Premiere at Leicester Square on August 15, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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With Aemond Targaryen, House Of The Dragon Has Its First Anime Character
"House of the Dragon" is quickly becoming the best George R. R. Martin adaptation yet, and the show is now topping itself by introducing the one thing Westeros was severely lacking — an anime villain. We’re talking about the unmissable Aemond "One-Eye" Targaryen.
By the end of episode seven, Aemond had crossed a line when he went ahead and stole/kidnapped Vhagar the floppy dragon and claimed it as his own. Following his ordeal/achievement, he lost his eye in a fight with his nephews, and now he's full turned into Kakashi Hatake from "Naruto."
Like Goku in "Dragon Ball" or Simon in "Gurren Lagann," the change in actor for Aemond is night and day, with Ewan Mitchell playing the character as the deranged pearly white haired villain he was always meant to be. White hair in anime usually signals that we're meeting a powerful and mysterious character who has gone through some suffering.