House of the Dragon fans think they’ve diagnosed King Viserys

house of the dragon Viewers claim to have discovered the disease that afflicts King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine).

In the first four episodes of the hit game of Thrones The spin-off has seen King’s health slowly deteriorating, with the exact nature of his condition not being openly explored on the show.

However, some fans claim to have figured out what he’s suffering from – and it’s not dragonpox, as many thought.

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While some viewers had believed it was actually the fictional disease Viserys suffered from, dragonpox, the symptoms are not entirely consistent. Most importantly, dragonpox is known to be highly contagious, while Visery’s disease appears not to be.

So what is causing the wounds on his back and his black fingers? Well, some viewers have concluded that the Iron Throne itself could be behind it.

In the first episode, Viserys mentions that he received a “little cut from sitting on the throne.”

Viewers have shared their diagnoses on social media, but one seems particularly plausible: the condition known as “necrotizing fasciitis.”

According to that NHS site, necrotizing fasciitis can cause black blisters on the skin and may require surgery to remove the infected area.

“I wonder what’s wrong with Viserys, as medical terms put it today, or if it’s a fictional disease,” wrote one Twitter user. “I can’t remember anything fire + blood or WoIaF. First I thought it was a staph infection, then necrotizing fasciitis, but are they both moving so slowly?”

Paddy Considine as King Viserys in The House of the Dragon


“Viserys has necrotizing fasciitis Lmaoo,” wrote another.

As a metaphor, it might not be the most subtle, but it seems that the Iron Throne might be the thing that kills old Viserys.

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house of the dragon continues every Sunday night on HBO in the US and early Monday in the UK on Sky and NOW. House of the Dragon fans think they’ve diagnosed King Viserys


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