In House of the Dragon Episode 6, Alicent Hightower’s fourth child, Daeron Targaryen, was noticeably missing. Where was he?

House of the Dragon Episode 6 SPOILERS

In Episode 6 of House of the Dragon, the audience was introduced to a whole new generation of Targaryen blood. From Rhaenyra Targaryen and Harwin Strong we met Jacaerys Velaryon, Lucerys Velaryon, and Joffrey Velaryon. From Alicent Hightower and Viserys I Targaryen we met Aegon Targaryen, Aemond Targaryen, and Helaena Targaryen.

For fans of the books, they will know that there is one more child that is missing: Daeron Targaryen, Alicent and Viserys’ third child and the youngest boy.

In Fire and Blood, the book that House of the Dragon is based on, Daeron already had a dragon by the age of six. Daeron was said to be the most beloved of all Alicent’s children and was described as courteous and clever, being hailed as “the gentlest” of his brothers.

So, where was the third child? That remains to be seen but there is a strong possibility as to why he was missing from the sixth episode.

In the book, Daeron went away to Oldtown to serve as a squire for his cousin Ormund Hightower, who was nephew to the former Hand of the King Otto Hightower. This was done to further ingratiate Daeron into support for the “Greens” faction that propped up Aegon II’s claim to the Iron Throne.

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This is the most likely scenario that the series will follow, which we will probably be seeing on Sunday.

Another possibility that would could see playing out in future episodes is the theory that Larys Strong is a Greenseer.

Larys is the kind of person who would find huge interest in the history of Greenseers, and in my opinion, would explore any possibility of him being able to have abilities. This guy knows he’s not beating anyone with his physicality, he has a clubfoot, so using his mind is what was always going to give him an edge. Keeping a secret like this might be exactly that— his hidden dagger, his edge.

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