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'House of the Dragon': Here's What Happens to Caraxes in the Books

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Have no patience to wait for new 'House of the Dragon' episodes? We got you.

Warning: the following article contains spoilers for 'Fire And Blood', the book that 'House of the Dragon' is based on

Caraxes, the dragon ridden by rogue prince Daemon Targaryen, has easily become one of the most favorite characters in 'House of the Dragon'. What, you thought a human will be a fan favorite in a show that is literally titled after dragons?

A battle veteran and renowned as "Blood Wyrm", Caraxes is one of the most dangerous dragons in the 'Game of Thrones' prequel. He is expected to take part in the notorious Dance of the Dragons — a massive civil war among the Targaryens fighting for the Iron Throne. If you want to know just what happens to the snake-like dragon in this battle, then continue reading; but if you'd rather experience it alongside other fans of the show, this is your last warning.

In fact, the fate of Caraxes — just like the fate of other winged beasts — would be less than enviable. Dance of the Dragons was the event that left pretty much every dragon wiped out; naturally, Caraxes was among them.

When his rider, Daemon Targaryen, challenged Aemond Targaryen and Vhagar at Harrenhal, he hardly knew that this battle will have all four killed. At the end of the fight, known as Battle Above the Gods Eye, Vhagar locked with Caraxes and they fell into the said Gods Eye. During the fall, Vhagar tore off one of his wings and opened up his belly with her claws, but the Blood Wyrm was able to lock his teeth on her throat and tear it out. Vhagar died immediately after landing, but Caraxes lived long enough to crawl onto the shore — only to die in front of the Harrenhal walls.

It's unclear whether 'House of the Dragon' will follow this gloomy scenario precisely, but Caraxes is unlikely to survive the 'Game of Thrones' prequel, given that the original show establishes that there were no living dragons at the beginning of season 1.

In order to find out just how 'House of the Dragon' will show Dance of the Dragons, you might want to check in on HBO Max every Sunday for new episodes.

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