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Why Did Larys Cut Off the Prisoners’ Tongues in House of the Dragon? Answered

What Are Larys' Plans for the Prisoners?

Episode six of House of the Dragon is here, and with it comes a massive time jump of around ten years. Much has happened in between episodes five and six, including the rise of Larys Strong, who has now seemingly become the Queen Consort Alicent’s most trusted confidante. However, there is one scene in particular that may confuse viewers, which has to do with why Larys Strong decided to cut out the tongues of the prisoners. Well, if you have this question, you have come to the right place, as Twinfinite has the answer for you down below.

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What Are Larys’ Plans for the Prisoners in House of the Dragon?

In the latter half of House of the Dragon’s sixth episode, we see that Larys Strong has gone to the prisoners who are set to be executed and cut out their tongues. This scene is not as pointlessly cruel as it might appear at first glance though, as there is a huge motive as to why he decided to do this heinous act. But first, we have to look at the scene where we next see the “prisoners.”

We next see the prisoners, under Larys’ directives, murder his brother and father by burning Harrenhal Castle to the ground with them in it. As this is an act of treason, where the former prisoners are effectively murdering the Hand of the King, Larys can’t have these men go and talk about it. What if they got caught?

It is for this reason that Larys made this decision because they have every reason to spill the beans on why they set the fire if they were to be caught. However, with Larys taking their tongues out, he ensures that this cannot happen.

At the end of the episode, we see that Alicent finds out about what Larys has done, a scene in which he uses her own words against her. Whether or not the Queen Consort likes it, Larys definitely sees an opportunity within her in order to raise his own station and accomplish his own goals.

That concludes what you need to know about why Larys cut out the tongues of the prisoners in House of the Dragon. This is likely a story that will continue to develop as Alicent certainly has mixed feelings about now being involved in Larys’ plot. For more coverage on the series, keep an eye on Twinfinite, with even more guides linked for you down below.

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