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An all-new cast of characters debuted in the premiere episode Dragon Houseand viewers are already struggling to keep all the new names.
A plethora of familiar surnames – and, for that matter, given names – appeared in the debut episode of HBO Max. Game of Thrones spin-off, with a lot of fresh Targaryens littering the first episode. A number of other well-known names have also surfaced, including Stark and Baratheon, but these characters are far from being everyone’s favorite. Game of Thrones Fans of the regulars have come to love him for the gripping series’ eight seasons.
Dragon House takes place almost two centuries before Game of Thrones, but the powerful families that inhabited the 2010s series have dominated Westeros for generations. Characters in Dragon House may share names with their distant relatives, but they will likely have little in common with characters that fans know.
Instead, viewers now have the opportunity to fall in love with a whole new generation of Starks, Baratheons and Targaryens as new characters enter the prequel series and help set the stage for Game of Thrones. Characters like Boremund Baratheon, played by Julian Lewis Jones, are almost guaranteed to help create a legacy that will allow their future offspring to shine.
Who is Boremund Baratheon?
A lot of time Game of Thrones viewers are well acquainted with the Baratheon family, but this new addition is a far cry from Stannis, Renly and Robert. Baratheon, who debuted in the first episode Dragon House is a distant ancestor of would-be claimants to the Iron Throne and helped lay the foundation for their later dominance in Westeros.
Born in the year 52 from Z.E. in the family of Lord Rhogar Baratheon and Queen Alyssa Velaryon, Boremond served as Lord of Storm’s End during the reigns of Jaehaerys I and Viserys I Targaryen on the Iron Throne. He doesn’t stand out as one of the most interesting Baratheon rulers, but he seems to have a lot of the honor that has made Ned Stark such a favorite among viewers.
Generally a stereotypical person from this era of Westeros, Boremund is an overall tough and stern man whose strength makes him an easy ally for many of Westeros’ most famous families. His role in Dragon House likely to be relatively significant, but not as significant as that of his son Borros. Let’s not spoil how Borros is screwed in Dragon dance storyline, but it’s safe to say that people will probably walk away from Dragon House they think of Borros, not of Boremond.