Published On: Sat, Sep 17th, 2022

Yes, Rhaenyra! Girlboss Your Way Into the Room on ‘House of the Dragon.’

rhaenyra in House of the Dragon

The Targaryens of Game of Thrones have a history of being girlbosses. Despite whatever people thought of her prior to her becoming the “Mad Queen,” Daenerys was the epitome of a girlboss. She just fought her way to the top, and if she could, she probably would have worn a pantsuit to do it. You can feel how you want about the “girlboss” attitude in the real world, but in the realm of Westeros, I think it’s fun, which is why I love young Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) on HBO’s House of the Dragon.

In the first four episodes, we watched as her entire world fell apart. The eldest child of Viserys, she lost her mother when she died in childbirth, and then she lost her younger brother at the same time. And so Rhaenyra was the only child of Viscerys and when the question of his heir became a topic of conversation, he did what he needed to and named Rhaenyra as his heir (ignoring his brother Daemon in the process).

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