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'House of the Dragon' Episode 3: Fans troll HBO after they spot a major CGI goofup in 'The Second of His Name'

'House of the Dragon' fans could not believe their eyes when they saw King Viserys with two 'green fingers' in one of the scenes
A CGI goof-up spotted in Episode 3 of 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)
A CGI goof-up spotted in Episode 3 of 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)

Do you remember how a Starbucks coffee cup appeared magically in one of the episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’? As soon as the moment aired on screen, the coffee cup accidentally left on set sent social media into a frenzy. Fans could not stop talking about it for weeks and trolled the makers for this ridiculous mistake. If you believed that HBO won’t ever repeat a mistake like that, then think again because the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ featured a major CGI mistake that will prompt the internet to talk about it in the coming weeks.

As we know, King Viserys (Paddy Considine) has been getting a lot of injuries and cuts on his body because of the Iron Throne and he got multiple cuts on his fingers as well. In the books, it’s written that Viserys had to lose two of his fingers so that the disease doesn’t spread to the other parts of the body and it looked like Viserys seemed to have lost them during the time jump. However, those missing fingers were still visible in one shot and it was all because of a green CGI glove that the actor Paddy Considine was wearing during the shot. Now, that green glove was used to edit those fingers from the frame, but it seems someone didn’t get his or her pay at the right time and decided to pass the scene as it is.


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A still from 'House of the Dragon' Episode 3 (HBO)
A still from 'House of the Dragon' Episode 3 (HBO)

Some keen fans pointed out the mistake and posted it on social media, trolling HBO for having a “low” CGI budget. One of the fans wrote, “When you spend your entire budget on the dragons instead of the rotted CGI fingers.” Another social media user wrote, “CGI budget ran out… I saw the green sleeves on the king’s fingers when passing the paper.” Another fan tweeted, “Not the green screen glove on Viserys’s missing fingers.”




Some believed that they were crazy to think that a blunder like this took place and took a sigh of relief when others started to share pictures. One of the users wrote, “I thought I was going crazy, thank you.” Another user said, “Glad I'm not the only one that caught that!”



It’s astounding how big studios like HBO can repeat a blunder like that again and even though it’s funny, it’s also the negligence of the people who are working on such a big project.

The episode saw ‘House of the Dragon’ take a three-year time jump and gave viewers a glimpse of Visery’s 2nd marriage. Lady Alicent Hightower, the second wife of Viserys, has given birth to a baby boy named Aegon and Princess Rhaenyra is now being ignored.

King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) in 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)
King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) in 'House of the Dragon' (HBO)

Well, things have started getting a bit rough between Rhaenyra and her father, making it easier for Ser Otto to move ahead with his idea of making Prince Aegon the next heir to the throne.

'House of the Dragon' returns to HBO with a new episode every Sunday at 9 pm EST. 

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