How Did Familial Tensions Influence Aemond’s Decision to Kill Lucerys in “House of Dragon”?



This month, the two pieces of good news officially pop up for the die-hearted fans of the “House of Dragon” series. For those who are waiting for the season installment of the series, it is finally arrived. Season 2 of “House of Dragon” has graced the screens of masses. On the other hand, showrunners officially announced the renewal of “House of Dragon” for its third installment.

Season 1 left the fans curious about the demise of Prince Lucy’s “Luke” Velaryon but season 2 cleared all the doubts of everyone. Are you one of those who wanted to know the reason behind the passing of a beloved character? Through this post, I have delved into Aemond’s actions associated with the death of Lucerys Velaryon.


  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Serial drama
Created by
  • Ryan Condal
  • George R. R. Martin
Based on Fire & Blood
by George R. R. Martin
  • Ryan Condal
  • Miguel Sapochnik(season 1)
  • Paddy Considine
  • Matt Smith
  • Emma D’Arcy
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Steve Toussaint
  • Eve Best
  • Sonoya Mizuno
  • Fabien Frankel
  • Milly Alcock
  • Emily Carey
  • Graham McTavish
  • Matthew Needham
  • Jefferson Hall
  • Olivia Cooke
  • Harry Collett
  • Tom Glynn-Carney
  • Ewan Mitchell
  • Phia Saban
  • Bethany Antonia
  • Phoebe Campbell
  • Kurt Egyiawan
  • Kieran Bew
  • Abubakar Salim
  • Tom Taylor
Theme music composer Ramin Djawadi
Opening theme “Game of ThronesTheme”
Composer Ramin Djawadi
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 11
Executive producers
  • Miguel Sapochnik
  • Ryan Condal
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Ron Schmidt
  • Jocelyn Diaz
  • Sara Hess
  • Vince Gerardis
  • Alan Taylor
  • Karen Wacker
  • Angus More Gordon
  • Alexis Raben
  • Kevin Lau
Production locations
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • United States
  • Fabian Wagner
  • Pepe Avila del Pino
  • Alejandro Martínez
  • Catherine Goldschmidt
  • Tim Porter
  • Selina MacArthur
  • Crispin Green
  • Chris Hunter
Running time 54–68 minutes
Production companies
  • GRRM
  • Bastard Sword
  • 1:26 Pictures Inc.
  • HBO Entertainment
Original release
Network HBO
Release August 21, 2022 – present

Who is Lucerys in “House of Dragon”?

The Prince Lucerys “Luke” Velaryon (season 1) is the fictional character of “House of Dragons,” whose role was portrayed by Elliot Grihault. He is secondborn son of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Ser Laenor Velaryon. He loves to ride the young dragon Arrax all the time. He is the youngest cast member in the HBO series.

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However, The role in the “House of Dragon” film was his first on-screen project. Before this, he was involved in the production of Harry Potter and a Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London. Additionally, he also did the voiceover for the Apple TV+ animation series. Check out, Kofi’s Death in “Your Honor.”

What is “House of Dragon” All About?

“House of Dragon” is a popular American fantasy drama television series. It is created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO. The casting of this series began in July 2020 featuring high-profile celebrities including Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, and Graham McTavish.

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However, the series premiered on August 21, 2022. In the beginning, the showrunners released 10 episodes of season one. The producers debuted the second installment of the series on June 16, 2024, because of the success of season 1. It receives positive ratings such as 8.4 out of 10 on IMDB and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Why Did Aemond Kill Lucerys?

In season 2 of “House of Dragon,” Aemond Targaryen lied about how Lucerys Valeryon’s death happened along with the reason why he did this. If you have watched season 1 of “House of Dragon” then you know the ending of the season has left the fans curious about the death of Lucerys as the final episode ended with Aemond and his dragon Vhagar killing Lucerys and Arrax.

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The fight between Aemond and Lucerys is put to an end but in the conclusion, Aemond makes a mistake while preparing the grave for Lucerys as he lets his dragon, Vhagar fly over it. Whereas, Aemond lied about Luke’s death. He kept telling individuals that it was a mistake that made him look weak in front of everyone.

At that time, he was unable to control his dragon and this made the situation worse by ending up killing Lucerys. He appeared so innocent and incapable at the same time while stating his answer.

The truth behind the curtains is that he wanted to look stronger and more ruthless that’s why he intentionally killed Lucerys. Therefore, this makes him more of a threat to the Blacks in the Dance of the Dragons. Before proceeding further, take a look at MF Doom’s untimely death.

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What Drives Aemond to Threaten His Own Family?

Aemond has killed Lucerys, showing he is unafraid to kill his own family. With Jaehaerys dying instead of him due to Blood and Cheese, he feels emboldened after getting away with killing Luke. This “mistake” now gives him more freedom to launch unprovoked attacks against the Targaryen Black faction.

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In House of the Dragon season 2, episode 1, Aemond is actively participating in minor council sessions, secretly preparing for the upcoming conflict, and patrolling the city of Vhagar. His Targaryen opponents are prime targets for his violent assertion of dominance, as Aemond now seeks the power and thrill of killing from atop Vhagar.


To sum up everything, Aemond wanted to look stronger and more ruthless that’s why he intentionally killed Lucerys but he lied to everyone that he did not control his dragon properly in conclusion, he killed him.

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