Daemon Targaryen (Carpenter) large “I’ll let you ship in 24-48 hours and you apologize for the shortfall when you double texted me”.
The second time I put my eyes on Dragon’s Houseevil resident boy, I thought to myself, “I can fix him.” Why are bad boys, especially guys with dragons, so attractive? Is that Damon’s platinum hair? His thirst for power? The fact that the actor formerly known as the Eleventh Doctor is playing him on screen?
But how do you “fix” a second son riding a dragon, who resentful of his brother for not naming him his heir? I have a few ideas.
Seriously, if there’s a family staying dire needs a good healer in the Seven Kingdoms, that is the Targaryens – Daemon in particular. It’s stressful being the second son! In the end, all Daemon’s brother Aegon has to do is survive and marry his daughter’s best friend and call it the day of the throne.
Meanwhile, Daemon must fight an entire army of Stepstone alone and destroy the ring leader of the Crab Feeder. Where is justice? It is bound to make anyone feel disgruntled. Not only that, but Daemon is stuck in a loveless marriage, and his girl next door is also angry with him for creating rumors that she is pregnant. Can you blame the guy? He has to sow discord just to get his big brother to notice him!
What does the daemon need, or rather worthy, is a qualified therapist, ideally someone who specializes in dealing with powerful ancient clans. (Is there health insurance in the Seven Kingdoms? Viserys may have signed up for Damon for the premium plan.)
Therapist can help Daemon work through his inner demons, especially his uncanny attraction to his young niece Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock).
Seriously Daemon, you can go to bed with any woman in Westeros and you’re in love your granddaughter? (Look how well the whole incest thing went for Jaime and Cersei! Yes, I know they don’t exist yet in Dragon’s House timeline!)
So what can Daemon do in his downtime between Targaryen therapy appointments?
Start a war or two
We know that the Targaryen civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, is lurking Dragon’s House horizon line.
However, what is someone like Daemon supposed to do at this time? Viserys should let his brother start a fight or two on his behalf.
No too big clear. But Daemon seems to derive a great sense of fulfillment from winning wordless wars without the help of his big brother, and this man is very good at what he does.
So why not make waging war a side hustle? Maybe Viserys could lend Daemon some of the Golden Cloaks he trained so epically! (Do not let Daemon know of course. We all know what happened to Viserys the last messenger sent to Daemon.)
It would be a great way for Daemon to unleash his pent-up rage and strike fear into the heart of anyone who dares to oppose the Targaryens! (Or he could burn Kings Landing like Daenerys did in Game of Thrones season we all want to forget, as an important friend to Viserys. The options are endless!)
Let Daemon divorce
You have to credit Daemon for his incredible honesty, even when he says that farm animals are more attractive than his actual first wife. So why not let Daemon get a divorce so he can marry another woman?
We know he was frustrated for the second wedding (which is another Targaryen tradition that strengthens my case for a dedicated family therapist), but maybe what Daemon needs is someone woman to rule them all, one who will fully capture his heart and soul. A woman accepts him for who he is. A person who truly understands his desire to create something of his life. They say that behind every man is a great woman, and that Daemon needs someone who can match his fiery vibes, literally and figuratively.
And no, I’m not talking about Rhaenyra. (Yes, I know Daemon and Rhaenyra get married in the book Dragon’s House based on, let me live with my non-incestuous fantasies instead. All of you Fire & Blood readers know very well how the marriage of Daemon and Rhaenyra went.)
“Maybe if Daemon was shown that owning the Iron Throne was actually pretty bad, he would chill. “
Prove to Daemon that the throne isn’t all it breaks
Just start streaming Game of Thrones Season 8 for Daemon while he is in one of his whores as Exhibit A!
The only thing Daemon wants more than one totally inappropriate Rhaenyra’s relationship is the Iron Throne. Isn’t it natural that siblings fight for each other’s things?
Maybe if Daemon was shown that owning the Iron Throne was actually pretty bad, he’d chill down his spine and start another war and/or take a third wife or something. The man is a hot commodity after all!
Give Daemon a ship or two
Bad boys love ships right? They are like the cars of the Seven Kingdoms. Give Daemon a flagship ship or two, the Ferrari of the ocean if you will, so he can embrace his inner pirate and show all the other lords, “Mine is bigger .”
Of course, we’re still talking about ships,
After all, Daemon Caraxes’ loyal dragon needs a break from time to time, right? Do dragons get tired of being ordered dracarys all day long? Is there a dragon alliance somewhere?
If one thing’s for certain, dragon father Daemon clearly really cares about Caraxes (he will probably take Caraxes to a dragon park somewhere to play firecrackers, but on a low level of course – Daemon has a reputation. bad reputation to maintain.)
I think he will be really devastated if anything happens to Caraxes, so give his fiery red friend a rest and let Daemon sail the seven seas, and plunder his heart it!
Keep him away from family reunions
The incompetent king of century, Viserys, finally realized that his brother was exhausted – literally. Understandably Papa Targaryen was furious when his trusted mentor (who certainly has no petty conflicts of interest!) told him that Rhaenyra and Daemon were spot dirty in a delightful house (indicates the inevitable Gossip Girl/ Otto Hightower meme from Twitter).
Daemon was like, “Of course I kissed niecelemme proposed to her and I’ll never bother you again, big brother. “
For the sake of everyone’s sane, Viserys should forbid Daemon from reuniting with his family and tell his brother to stay in his lane. Try to be the King of the Narrow Sea, Daemon! It’s still a title after all, and you won’t completely tarnish your young niece’s dignity!
Make Daemon think it’s all his idea
Daemon was a proud Targaryen. He doesn’t like being offered help of any kind. Naturally, in order to carry out the aforementioned plan, it would have to appear as if it was all his idea.
Of course, even if Daemon initially undergoes Targaryen therapy, waging wars and weddings with women he has nothing to do with, he’s likely to revert back to his bad habits soon after. when someone upsets him a second time.
But hey — that’s what makes Dragon’s House quintessential bad boy so fun to watch. (Probably I one needs a therapist.)