Ser Criston Cole did not have any children despite his alleged affairs with Rhaenyra and Alicent!

Disclaimer: The article contains spoilers for House of the Dragon. So, read at your own risk!

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While the dashing Kingmaker Ser Criston Cole once charmed Princess Rhaenyra, he never harbored any children with her or anyone else.

Ser Criston Cole later changed his alliance and became the sworn protector of Queen Alicent Hightower. He had an alleged romance with her, too, but together they did not welcome any offspring.

Furthermore, neither the books nor the House of The Dragon show suggests that Ser Criston ever had children.

House of the Dragon

IMDb DramaActionAdventure

An internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.

DirectorClare Kilner
Release Date2022-
StudioWarner Bro’s Leavesden Studios
CastMatt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke
Runtime50 minutes
WritersGeorge R.R. Martin
RatingTV-MA

In the House of Dragon universe, the Kingsguards are forbidden to marry, let alone father children

The Sworn Brotherhood of the Kingsguard, aka White Cloaks, are sworn for life and are forbidden from marrying or fathering children.

However, Ser Criston Cole broke the oath of chastity and soiled his white cloak by getting intimate with Rhaenyra Targaryen.

He said, “I’ve soiled my white cloak, and it’s the only thing I have to my fucking name! I thought if we were married, I might be able to restore it,” to Rhaenyra.

Though he acknowledges his serious offense, Ser Criston Cole continues to serve as a Hand of the Queen, protecting Alicent Hightower. He even develops a romantic relationship with her as well. Talk about disgrace and dishonor to the title!

Regardless, in both alleged romances, Ser Criston Cole does not father any children, as per George R.R. Martin’s books.

Instead, he treats Alicent Hightower’s children as his own and serves as a father figure to them.

Ser Criston taught the Hightower kids how to fight and gave Prince Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell) special swordsmanship training.

He also played an instrumental role in making Aegon Targaryen king by supporting his claim to the throne over Rhaenyra Targaryen. For that reason, he earned the nickname Kingmaker.

Additional Information

  • The second season of House of the Dragons premiered on June 16, and new episodes air every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
  • Unlike the previous season, the HBO series has only eight episodes in store this time. Season 2 picks up from the events of Lucerys Velaryon’s demise at the hands of Aemond Targaryen.
  • This season will cover the events of Dance of the Dragons, a Civil War that rips the kingdom into two with blood baths everywhere.
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