Fantasy, as a genre, has the potential to offer something fresh to the table; after all, it is entirely made up. And over the years, audiences have been blessed by some of the greatest fantasy films/series, all of them being unique than the other. However, since the release of HBO’s new series, viewers have pointed out the uncanny resemblance of Daemon Targaryen to a couple of other major characters.
Let us see what people say about Matt Smith’s new character.
People see a Geralt and Legolas resemblance in Daemon Targaryen
The hair of a fantasy character is one of its most identifying aspects, with male characters typically having shoulder-length or longer locks. Consider Henry Cavill’s dirty yet beautiful, silver shoulder-length hair in The Witcher. Because of all that inbreeding, Smith’s character in the Game of Thrones prequel, Prince Daemon Targaryen, has the platinum blonde hair associated with the Targaryen family name.
Fans have drawn clear parallels between the blonde hair of the Targaryen to our Geralt of Rivia and even Lord of the Rings legend Legolas. Some of the tweets by fans are.
Some feel that Geralt is the best character in House of The Dragon.
— Redanian Intelligence: The Witcher (@RedanianIntel) August 22, 2022
Some other fans feel that the show has reused the Legolas wig on Daemon.
— Xavi 🐯 (@LordPancakezz) August 22, 2022
In a battle of the best blonde, fans feel Geralt takes the trophy.
Witcher managed to nail the silver hair
— Me ☽❂♍︎☯︎☮︎ (@ThatgirlM1111) August 22, 2022
Some believe Prince Daemon resembles a low-cost Legolas that your mother says is just as good as the pricey one.
mom: we have a Legolas at home
the Legolas at home: pic.twitter.com/m6VwDRvwu3
— Hilary Staff (@juive_errante) August 22, 2022
Another fan feels a little bit lost after watching The Witcher and Game of Thrones.
Watching House of the Dragon, having watched the Witcher in between this and Game of Thrones, seeing all the platinum hair thinking they're all Witchers like Geralt and Vesemir
— The Goose Chase (@wyldegoosechase) August 22, 2022
One particular fan feels that House of the Dragon gives off a comic con vibe.
House of the Dragon'u izledim. Çok fazla kalitesiz Geralt cosplayinin olduğu bir comic-con havası veriyor çok fena. Bu kadar gümüş saçlı olunacak ne vardı?
— Onur (@onurhanfidan) August 22, 2022
Translation: “I watched House of the Dragon. It gives off a comic-con feel with a lot of shoddy Geralt cosplay, which is awful. What was there to be so silver-haired about?”
The resemblance is entirely there, and fans were quick to spot and joke about it. The new HBO series is just one episode old, so many the look of Daemon Targaryen could change later in the season. But nothing is certain for now. Nevertheless, despite the similarities, all the shows and movies in question are incredible and have a massive fan base.
What do you guys think about the resemblance? Let us know in the comments.