house of the dragon Viewers have yelled at other fans of the show for romanticizing the incestuous relationship between Daemon and his niece, Rhaenyra.
The characters in the hit HBO series are played by Matt Smith and Milly Alcock, who recently opened up about how “crunchy” filming their first incest scene was.
*Spoiler alert for Episodes 4 and 5 of House of the Dragon*
In episode four of game of Thrones Spin-off, which aired earlier this month, Rhaenyra Targaryen – heir to the Iron Throne – was led on a secret nocturnal adventure around King’s Landing by her uncle Daemon.
Tension between the two had already been building, but during these scenes they kissed and had a sexually charged moment set in a brothel.
Showrunners have since depicted Daemon stalking his niece and at one point begging her father Viserys (Paddy Considine) to allow them to get married.
In episode five, Daemon attempts to convince Rhaenyra to abandon her plans to marry Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate) while telling him to take her to Dragonstone and make her his wife, but warns that his time is running out .
Many house of the dragon Fans on TikTok have posted compilations and videos of the couple engaging in love songs, with captions such as: “I got HEARTFEELED.”
One fan commented on one of the videos: “They literally bring me to tears with their love!”
In response, many other fans have berated these social media users for romanticizing incest.
“It’s as weird as some house of the dragon Stans not only spread incest but make sure to say this is her uncle on every tweet about her like they’re not even trying to make people forget it,” one person tweeted.
“house of the dragon really getting people out here to ship incest am Main,” added another.
“The amount of unbearable house of the dragon I see I really can’t believe you all rooting for the incest pedo ship idc how feminine Gazy Matt Smith is…” a third posted.
A fourth wrote: “How can people actually send this incestuous couple in? house of the dragon?”
earlier this month, house of the dragon Star Emily Carey admitted she was “terrified” of filming the show’s sex scenes because they seemed “violent” in the previous episode. Game of Thrones.
The new drama’s intimacy coordinator then noted how Carey’s comments demonstrate the importance of her work.
Alcock is replaced in the next episode by Emma D’Arcy, who plays an older version of the character alongside Smith. Carey, who plays Alicent Hightower, is replaced by Olivia Cooke.
Read our roundup of the latest episode of house of the dragon here.
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