LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Matthew Needham attends the Sky Group Premiere of "House Of The Dragon" in Leicester Square on August 15, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
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The Truth About
House Of The
Dragon's Larys

THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR Episode 6 of "House of the Dragon" and "Fire & Blood."


There's a new major player in "House of the Dragon" — but what do you really know about him? Introduced in the series' fifth episode, "We Light the Way," ahead of the ten-year time jump in the following installment, Matthew Needham's Larys Strong is already pulling a ton of strings in Westeros.
According to "Fire & Blood," Larys isn't just important during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, but his successor as well. In the aftermath of the rest of House Strong going up in some pretty suspicious flames, Larys is well-positioned to take over important roles in Viserys' cabinet, which he does, ultimately joining Viserys' small council as the Master of Whispers.
Larys' story takes a ton of twists and turns as he is constantly working in the shadows. When speaking to Vulture, Needham delved into his take on Larys, saying, "I'm playing him like a hero, but I think that's maybe just what I have to do to motivate it. But I don't see him as a villain, really."