Is King Viserys really dead in House of the Dragon Episode 5?

The chronic illness of King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) has played a significant role in the development of the character throughout House of the Dragon so far. Initially, it appeared that he was only afflicted by recurring cuts from sitting on the Iron Throne, but it is becoming more and more clear that there is more going on. It seems reasonable to ponder one straightforward question after the September 18 airing of House of the Dragon episode 5 on HBO: Is King Viserys dead? After all, the character’s breakdown during the wedding. What you need to know if you’re wondering if Viserys is dead is this. ( we explained everything.

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What disease does King Viserys have?

In HOTD episode 5, Viserys is shown genuinely battling with his condition. His illness keeps becoming worse, and the King appears sicker and more feeble. His sickness has also spread to other regions of his body, and he has lost a number of his digits. Although Considine has claimed that Viserys’ illness is leprosy, the program has not revealed explicitly said what the King’s ailment is. But it’s also true politically: even though he can wed his daughter Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) to Laenor Velaryon (Theo Nate). but keep in mind that, the wedding was another obvious reminder that weddings in Westeros are almost always terrible. The marriage of Rhaenyra and Laenor ultimately takes place after Alicent Hightower’s unexpected appearance in a green dress and Ser Criston’s (Fabien Frankel) execution of Ser Joffrey (Solly McLeod), but the King passes out at the very end. It is very reasonable to be concerned based merely on what we witnessed when he fell unintentionally.

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Is King Viserys really dead in House of the Dragon Episode 5?

If there is any little amount of good news we can report at this point, it is that Viserys is still very much alive in the trailer for the upcoming episode, despite being in terrible condition. That might raise concerns about what will happen next throughout all of Westeros, which could make Rhaenyra, Daemon, and others’ lives even more chaotic. it is much too soon for Viserys to pass away according to the timeframe established by Fire & Blood and House of the Dragon. There is no doubt that Viserys will pass away at some point; the question is simply when.

As of episode 5, the show’s timeline is somewhere around 115 AC, implying that Viserys’ death is still over a decade away. Given how unwell he seems to be alone in episode 5 he bleeds and collapses, that is itself debatable, but it makes it logical for the overall plot that he would survive until Rhaenyra and Aegon in particular are older and the Dance of the Dragons can fully begin. When Alicent and Rhaenyra are recast (as Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy, respectively), there will be a 10-year time leap in House of the Dragon. This should lead neatly into Viserys’ death, which will probably occur in episodes 8 or 9.

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