10 Greatest Daemon Targaryen Quotes In House of the Dragon

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By Wanda

Daemon Targaryen, a character from House of The Dragon, won viewers’ hearts with his impulsiveness and charisma. He is popular for delivering the most remarkable quotes from the show.

HBO’s House of The Dragon has maintained its hype going deep into the Targaryen history during the Dance of the Dragons. Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen is been a remarkable and complex character who is extremely loyal to his family. As we wait for Season 2, here are the 10 greatest Daemon Targaryen quotes.

1. “Once we smashed the Triarchy they named me King of the Narrow Sea.”

Season 1, Episode 4: King of the Narrow Sea

We could clearly observe Daemon Targaryen‘s character transformation during the Battle of the Stepstones. His mighty triumph over the Triarchy bagged him the title of King of The Narrow Sea and rightfully proved his worth at Viserys’ court, dissolving confusion about his violence and impulsiveness.

2. “I want Rhaenyra. I’ll take her as she is.”

Season 1, Episode 4: King of the Narrow Sea

Daemon Targaryen‘s trip to Flea Bottom with Rhaenyra was attractive but inappropriate for her age. Viserys was angry, but Daemon’s true love for Rhaenyra was remarkably visible. Viserys was concerned about his daughter’s reputation, but Daemon grabbed this opportunity to ask her hand in marriage.

3. “The blood of the dragon runs thick.”

Season 1, Episode 1: The Heirs of the Dragon

Daemon Targaryen‘s dream of becoming Viserys’ Hand could be well understood from his loyalty towards House Targaryen and their connection with dragons to be of great pride and valor. He admired his brother Viserys and remained loyal to him as they shared dragon blood and a strong bond that exceeded political differences and ambitions.

4. “Our love does not know titles and traditions.”

Season 1, Episode 2: The Rogue Prince

Daemon Targaryen’s questionable deeds in The Rogue Prince, which included stealing a dragon egg, conquering Dragonstone, and being involved in a relationship with Mysaria who was already married, indicated his love for Rhaenyra. His love exceeded any belief system or norms giving birth to an unconventional tale of passion.

5. “No matter how fat the leech grows, it always wants for another meal.”

Season 1, Episode 7: Driftmark

Daemon Targaryen could be flawed but had a clear political view. He compared Otto Hightower to leeches who could manipulate and drain the Viserys for profit. The tension between the Blacks and Greens was increasing, and with the Hightowers,  Daemon’s expressions induced political conflict portrayed in The Dance of the Dragon.

6. “A marriage is a duty, yes. But that doesn’t stop us from doing what we want.”

Season 1, Episode 4: King of The Narrow Sea

Daemon Targaryen was a character who transcended societal norms and lived with his own extraordinary beliefs. He was obliged to marry Rhea Royce but paid no respect whatsoever to the marriage. He even attempted to kill Rhea to pave the way for Rhaenyra and his love. Daemon’s actions were highly ambiguous in nature. We witness this in the very uncomfortable procreation pressure conversation between him and Rhaenyra.

7. “You cannot live your life in fear, or you will forsake the best parts of it.”

Season 1, Episode 4: King of The Narrow Sea

In House of The Dragon, Rhaenyra’s hatred for marriage comes from witnessing the challenges that women face. However, Daemon’s return to King’s Landing led her not to cancel the marriage. Their unconventional romance revolved around Daemon’s constant support for Rhaenyra and his belief that she could overcome any fear or hardship that came her way, adding depth to their relationship.

8. “I will speak of my brother as I wish. You will not.”

Season 1, Episode 2: The Rogue Prince

The confusion regarding Viserys Targaryen’s rule led Corlys Velaryon to resort to Daemon Targaryen. Despite Daemon’s bold reputation, he declined anything that made him go against his brother, reassuring loyalty to the Targaryen name. His commitment to family and legacy remained unbreakable.

9. “Dreams didn’t make us kings. Dragons did.”

Season 1, Episode 10: The Black Queen

In the last episode of House of The Dragon, Daemon Targaryen‘s unpredictability comes into play. Although being a supportive partner to Rhaenyra, their relationship switches to a negative turn. His anger and frustration from being secluded from Viserys’ confidences, gives rise to tension with Rhaenyra. His ambition and political beliefs build up his strong character.

10. “Ten years you’ve been king, and yet not once have you asked me to be your Hand!”

Season 1, Episode 1: The Heirs of the Dragon

In House of The Dragon, Daemon and Viserys’ brotherly bond was conflicted from the beginning. Daemon’s sense of familial pride broke him when he came to know he could never be Visery’s Hand due to concerns about his immortality. Despite Daemon’s reputation, he never once plotted against Viserys but rather advised in the Targaryen family’s favor. This complex aspect leads to building the narrative.

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