The relationship between the two Targaryens did not end very well at the end of the first season of The House of the Dragon, but what could come next is not much better
The couple formed by Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen promised to be one of the most different relationships in The House of the Dragon, as their marriage, despite being formed for political reasons, was also love. After decades of marriages to other couples, birth of children, it seemed that uncle and niece (as you hear it) could finally be together. But the last episode of the first season of House of the Dragon showed Daemon strangling Rhaenyra in a fit of rage and pain. A facet that stunned many viewers and caused many to change their minds about the relationship between these two.
What could be considered the most normal marriage in the series (because there were real feelings, not for the dead) didn’t end very well, and on top of that, it looks like it’s going to get even worse. If the stories told in the book Fire and Blood by George RR are true, Daemon will cheat on his wife with two characters that will be relevant to the future of The House of the Dragon.
Additionally, the marriage will take a lot of time apart from the war, something that Rhaenyra Targaryen won’t care too much about, even when she finds out about her husband’s infidelity. It was clear that the couple would put their personal goals before love, so this situation should not surprise anyone as it has been seen that nothing will stop them until they achieve the Iron Throne.
The reason Daemon cheats on Rhaenyra
During the first season of the prequel series to Game of Thrones, the Targaryen prince has been seen as an impulsive thrill-seeker, someone who is easily bored by monotony and sets out to seek new pleasures. The situation of the war and his marriage will only make the prince look for a new romantic interest for someone who precedes him. It seems the interest could be Mysaria.
This character was already introduced in the first season of the series and also as Daemon’s romantic interest. After her life was estranged from the Daemons, Mysaria became the White Worm, leader of King’s Landing’s main spy ring. All of this will make Mysaria play a very important role in Daemon and Rhaenyra Targaryen’s war against the Greens, although we’ll have to see how this love triangle affects them.
In Martin’s book, it is also suggested that Daemon will have another romance, with a girl named Netless. This will be a young bastard girl who, because she has Targaryen blood, will ride one of the dragons owned by the Black faction. It is said that Daemon and she began a relationship in the middle of the war. It is said that Mysaria told Rhaenyra about these two, and that Rhaenyra took the news angrily, saying that she would not take one of such low blood to bed.
Although there are also other sources that confirm that there is no romance, Daemon Targaryen treated Netless as if she were his daughter. We will have to wait for the new episodes of The House of the Dragon to find out which version we can see.
Without a doubt, after seeing how the first season of House of the Dragon ended, everyone knows that a war is coming. This conflict will mean that while Rhaenyra ruled over her domains, Daemon Targaryen will be doing one of the things he does best, fighting. Because of the war, the marriage was separated for long periods. In addition to the fact that their relationship is not the best (so to speak), the fact that there is infidelity should not surprise any fan of the series. HBO Max.