House of the Dragon: what happens to Criston Cole after the wedding of Rhaenyra and Laenor Velaryon | HBO Max series | FAME

Since the first episodes, many fans of “” have been excited about the different suitors of Rhaenyra Targaryen. One of them was Criston Cole, whom we met in the first chapter of the after he defeated the prince in a tournament.

From the first moment, the prowess of the Dornish knight caught the attention of the character in . Shortly after, he chose him as part of the Royal Guard, having been the only one with combat experience.

While Rhaenyra has also had other suitors on the road like his uncle Daemon, and some glimpses of Harwin Strong, it was Criston Cole who ended up sharing .

However, when the relationship between the two began to form, “House of the Dragon” broke it into pieces .

WHAT HAPPENS TO CRISTON COLE AFTER RHAENYRA’S WEDDING?

According to the book “Fire and Blood” by George RR Martin, after Criston Cole murdered Joffrey Lonmouth during Rhaenyra and Laenor’s wedding celebrations, although it was actually an accident during a tournament, King Viserys ends up very upset about the situation.

Thus, planned to punish the royal guard, either by dismissing him or executing another measure. However, the queen comes to her defense and asks her husband to appoint him as her personal protector.

Since in episode 5, Emily Carey’s character prevented the gentleman from committing suicideand taking into consideration the promotional images of the sixth chapter, it is most likely that it will follow this line.

After privately and publicly losing his honor, Sir Criston Cole attempts suicide.  episode 5 of "House of the Dragon" (Photo: HBO)
After privately and publicly losing his honor, Sir Criston Cole attempts suicide. Episode 5 of “House of the Dragon” (Photo: HBO)

From that moment on, Criston Cole went from being Rhaenyra’s biggest supporter to being her biggest detractor. In turn, he joins the queen and supports Aegon II’s claim to inherit the throne.

WHAT ROLE WILL CRISTON COLE HAVE IN THE NEXT EPISODES OF “HOUSE OF THE DRAGON”?

The way of being of Sir Criston Cole will change much of what we could see in the first half of season 1 of the series. According to what Fabien Frankel, the actor who plays him, told us, from now on it will be very different.

Sir Criston Cole and Alicent Hightower in episode 6 of "House of the Dragon" (Photo: HBO)
Sir Criston Cole and Alicent Hightower in episode 6 of “House of the Dragon” (Photo: HBO)

In the space of a week, the audience is going to change their opinion of him a lot. I think Criston is, in many ways, a fly on the wall, but without the Machiavellian nature of Otto.”, explained the actor to “”.

In addition, he revealed that when he was discussing the character with showrunner Miguel Sapochnik, Criston was described as a “bully.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT “HOUSE OF THE DRAGON”

PERSONAL DATA OF CRISTON COLE

  • Alias: “The Kingmaker”
  • Titles: Ser, Lord Commander of the Royal Guard, Hand of the King
  • Alliances: Cole House
  • Date of Birth: AD 82
  • Place of birth: blackhaven
  • Date of death: 130 AD
  • Place of death: Butcher’s Ball
  • Lovers: Rhaenyra Targaryens .

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