'Game Of Throne' prequel 'House of the Dragon': Who is Daemon Targaryen's mystery mistress?

A still from 'House of the Dragon' featuring Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen (HBO)
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'Game Of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' which was released on Sunday, August 21, 2022, has been a talk of every town, globally whether it was for the horrifying yet shocking birth scene of Queen Aemma Arryn or Daemon Targaryen's steamy scene. Most of the 'Game of Thrones' fans are not disappointed and are rooting for the new show for its stellar cast and well, also the dragons. 

All the characters have an edge to them, whether it be Queen Aemma who felt she was serving the realm by getting pregnant consistently to produce a son to the Iron Throne and King Viserys I, or Princess Rhaenyra who felt this was a sham. The character who was most talked about after the release of the first episode is, none other than, Daemon Targaryen and the man who is representing him, Matt Smith. Smith's character is complicated, but not entirely evil, he is rude to the people he loves mostly only because he feels misunderstood. In short, Smith's character is twisted and in many instances was seen craving for love whether it was from his brother, niece, or mistress. 

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So are you wondering who was the mistress of the infamous Daemon Targaryen? Don't worry, read more to find out!

According to the books, the woman who was seen in an intimate scene with Daemon was called Mysaria. Although in the first episode her name was not mentioned the audiences did see the way she was comforting him post the council scene where Daemon was interrogated for his actions at the watch tower. Mysaria who was also known as Lady Misery was a dancer from Lys who became the paramour of Prince Daemon Targaryen. Sonoya Mizuno is playing the character of Lady Misery. 

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Even though Daemon is married but he prefers his mistress more than his lady wife Rhea Royce (Rachel Redford) as he clearly shows he detests her when he called her a "bronze b***h" at the meeting of the Small Council and adds that the sheep of the Vale are prettier than its women. However, Redford has not been shown in the series yet but the audiences are hoping they do. 

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Daemon Targaryen  from 'Game Of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon'

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Read it at your own risk, according to the books though, Daemon won't be stuck in the marriage he despises for much longer as Rhea falls from her horse and cracks her skull on a stone.  After nine days of bed rest, Rhea begins to feel well again, but within an hour of "feeling well", she collapses and dies. It only meant Daemon was free to get married yet again, which he did. He was quickly caught by Laena Velaryon, the daughter of his friend and Small Council member, Lord Corlys Velaryon. The two wed after Daemon killed Laena’s existing betrothed. Unfortunately, Daemon’s second marriage ended prematurely too as Laena died during childbirth with a son, who also died at the same time. So, was Daemon single after this? Of course not! 

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As disturbing and incredibly unimaginable as it sounds, Daemon then married his niece, Rhaenyra Targaryen, whose husband, Ser Laenor Velaryon, had also died. Obviously, this raised eyebrows as it hadn't even been six months since both their significant other's death when the niece and uncle got married. But then again did you really expect you won't witness something highly incestuous when it is the prequel of 'Game of Thrones'.

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But even after several marriages, one person who stayed by Daemon's side was his mistress Mysaria. Apparently later, she even earned a spot at the court when she became the unofficial Mistress of Whispers after Rhaenyra took King’s Landing as the Targaryen Civil War seethed.

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