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Paddy Considine explains how Viserys Targaryen is a good man but a bad king

game of thrones prequel Dragon House fast approaching as you read this article, and very soon we will be back in the tumultuous world of Westeros. Between war and chaos, there are brief passages of calm and peace, maintained by someone who thinks they are doing their best. King Viserys I Targaryen was a peace-loving man, but he was divided over the notion of his own family. Actor Paddy Considine who will portray the character in the upcoming prequel explains how Viserys’ reign ultimately leads to the Dance of the Dragons.

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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Considine noted, “The mantra we had for him was that he is a good man, a bad king because he just wants to please people and keep the peace. But also, Viserys has an ego. He has a big tragedy in his life. , but there’s a part of him that wonders, “How will I be remembered hundreds of years from now? They don’t remember peaceful kings. They don’t remember good people. They don’t remember warriors, they remember tyrants.

Showrunner Ryan Condal further explains how the reign of Viserys led to a civil war, “No one living in this history has ever seen a significant war or conflict. Yes, there have been skirmishes and tournaments, but we live in this society based on power struggles. We are witnessing a period of time where every man has been trained in battle since birth but the battle does not take place This pent up energy escapes between the cracks and begins to wear down where you almost need the release of war to avoid that everything does not overflow.

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