Doom of Valyria: what destroyed Daenerys and Jon’s ancestors?

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Who are Jon and Daenerys’ ancestors, the Valyrians? What caused the Doom of Valyria? Did the Faceless Men cause the Doom? How is Lannister gold involved?
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Ghhjj RThyuu
Ghhjj RThyuu - 7 दिन पहले
you’d think the targeryens might’ve taken some books with all the cool valyrian knowledge with them
Randy Bobandy
Randy Bobandy - 18 दिन पहले
Your mum's got a magic pussy.
Space Monkey
Space Monkey - 24 दिन पहले
Inga B
Inga B - 24 दिन पहले
to quote a different alt shift x episode, tyrion and jorah sail through valyria "like it ain't no thang"
teo doe
teo doe - 26 दिन पहले
" The Valyrians were like nazis with dragons"
Imagine if Hitler had dragons...
Sabrina Mitchell
Sabrina Mitchell - 28 दिन पहले
Obviously a supervolcano. But its more interesting if it had to do with magic of course
The Comet
The Comet - महीने पहले
“Not since the doom of Valyria had anyone seen dragons fighting dragons”. 💋 I miss got
tanjib oshesh
tanjib oshesh - महीने पहले
how the starks got valairiyan steel?
Chad Witbooi
Chad Witbooi - महीने पहले
There were mages who knew spells on how to tame the fourteen flames but too many of them were assassinated by the great houses or the faceless men which led to the doom
Otis Reading
Otis Reading - महीने पहले
hey how hasn't thought about banging an aunt at least once am I right
Aamir Razak
Aamir Razak - 2 महीने पहले
As cool as it is to command dragons and use them in battle and have a very advanced civilization the more and more I think about it, the Valyrians deserved to perish for the atrocities they committed like insane blood sacrifice and working slaves to death... fire and blood were how they earned their power and fire and blood were their doom... I kinda think the FM were the good guys if they brought the doom to the Freehold, I like them for that
TrygveBlackTiger Media
TrygveBlackTiger Media - 2 महीने पहले
I mean unleas Jon gets a Bastard the Taygarians are doomed too.
Light Yagami
Light Yagami - 2 महीने पहले
You are a master at transitioning to the shilling, you get me every time.
ian long
ian long - 2 महीने पहले
I have a crazy theory that the children of the forests destroyed valyria. We are told of 2 other cataclysms caused by the children. First, was when they destroyed the arm of dorne with a massive earthquake. Second, was when they unleashed a flood to try and separate the north of Westeros from the rest. I believe that the faceless men helped the children cause the doom by giving them hundreds of sacrifices since the children's magic required great cost of life. If this is true, then the children used earth, water, and fire to cause great destruction and the next book is called the winds of winter. Maybe there is one more cataclysm that the world has waiting for it, maybe a great wind will blow down the wall and unleash the others on the world.
CosmicCTF - 2 महीने पहले
If you think about it, Valyria could have been on top of a supervolcano just as Yellowstone Park and Campi Flegri in Italy. it explains the scenario very well as the mountains and hills erupted and the fact that it split the peninsula into pieces is similar to the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 as it destroyed two thirds of the island.
Edit: Ok so it was definitely a volcanic event as described by my friend (I have only read the first book) and this is definitely the cause but the Fourteen Flames are definitely a supervolcano
Barna Antonio
Barna Antonio - 2 महीने पहले
Daenerys never goes mad.
After the Night King died (but in a more baddas and logical way) and Cersei collapsed (Dany never destroyed King's Landing if she neverwent mad) Dany and Jon realise that their place is not in westeros at all.Daenerys was never loved by Westerosi folk,and Jon is the righfull King of the Seven Kingdoms.Northeners would want to put him on the Iron Throne,but Southeners would never accept to be led by a Northen bastard(they will always see Jon as Ned's Bastard no matter what).They return in their ancestral home,Valyria with the purpose of rebuilding it.(Thus fullfilling the "prince that was promised will bring the dawn" profecy.The Valyrian Night lasted 400 years,but Jon ends it).Dany and Jon become King and Queen of Valyria.Dany could conceuve children all the time,Miiri maz Duur just lied about it.The Valyrian Freehold reaches it's old greatness again.
Ghost is crowned king of the north,and HotPie is crowned King of the South.
This is how the story ends in my mind.How about you?
Here we stand
Here we stand - 2 महीने पहले
A good reference to the doom of Pompei in 79 d.C. (another similarity with Rome) or even to the krakatoa eruption that occured in 536 rather than 1883 (the 536 one was so bad the caused one sort of long night because of Volcano's debris polluting atmosphere for 2 years all around the world)
M - 2 महीने पहले
You are so close to the truth, well done
TheTruthIsGonnaHurt - 2 महीने पहले
Such a Pity..
Dany never watched this video before the Battle of King's Landing.
Connor Sullivan
Connor Sullivan - 2 महीने पहले
Alt Shift X: the area was dominated by geese. By old geese.
Me, listening instead of looking at the screen: What?
Alt Shift X: An Empire built on slavery.
Me, still not having looked at the screen: WHAT
facetiousbadger - 10 दिन पहले
Hey, if you've ever try to shoo them off your lawn you'll learn they're some vicious evil critters.
Joseph Ibarra
Joseph Ibarra - 2 महीने पहले
The face of the many faced god
Robert Baratheon
Robert Baratheon - 3 महीने पहले
What is the worldbook ??
Shiney Luna
Shiney Luna - 3 महीने पहले
Carbon nanotubes!
Ryan Goldsmith
Ryan Goldsmith - 3 महीने पहले
You can hear the satisfaction in your voice when you weave the promotion into the video haha
agnat86 - 3 महीने पहले
If no one has visited Valyria and lived to tell the tale, how can we know it has even fallen in the first place? What if all the dragonlords and dragons are still there, killing all intruders so no one knows?
Britney Million
Britney Million - 3 महीने पहले
Nazis with dragons 🤣
Eyhos - 3 महीने पहले
The skillshare might have been the single greatest and well-though-out and well placed sponsorship I've ever fucking seen
Cancerino - 3 महीने पहले
"But in reality is... SKILLSHARE!" .... oh ffs xD
none bussiness
none bussiness - 3 महीने पहले
southern Valyria sounds like a fun place for someone with wealth , status , dragons and power .. but Nothern Westeros with Others, Giants , freaky -midget COF, and people( humans) being jailed at ( Castle Black) sounds not really a fun place to be .. not to mention you freeze your ass off and their steel( Wilding Steel) i heard was crap
Matthew Glasgow
Matthew Glasgow - 3 महीने पहले
Jon and danyeris were just keeping their blood pure
Quiet Corner
Quiet Corner - 3 महीने पहले
With an aunt like Daenerys, Jon should keep it in the family.
Hayden Bariya
Hayden Bariya - 3 महीने पहले
That was the smoothest segway into a sponsor ad ever 10/10
Ariston William
Ariston William - 3 महीने पहले
Henry Haake
Henry Haake - 4 महीने पहले
what about Chroyane and Garin the Great
White Moon
White Moon - 4 महीने पहले
Racist. Think about themselves. Slavery. Greedy...sounds like numenor
Valeria - 4 महीने पहले
It feels weird hearing your name being described as a place.
Fletcher Gillespie
Fletcher Gillespie - 4 महीने पहले
Valeria was a place where the people got too caught up in their politics to stop a natural disaster of fire. Now Westeros seems to be on that same path, but with ice instead of fire... kind of like the title of the series...
Bleed Green
Bleed Green - 4 महीने पहले
Wait, was that Kit Harrington on the movie cover of “Pompeii”?
Heaven Tsegaye
Heaven Tsegaye - 4 महीने पहले
Bleed Green yep. he’s the main character
Mac Muller
Mac Muller - 4 महीने पहले
Kasino Kaiser
Kasino Kaiser - 4 महीने पहले
Can't the Velaryons control dragons or are they too far down the family line?
Emily, Synerella Eliza
Emily, Synerella Eliza - 4 महीने पहले
Their family was never dragonlords
Cnrodeo - 4 महीने पहले
In the show Tyrian begs Jon Snow to kill Dany. Jon does so knowing it would mean the end of his own life. In a sense, the Lannisters ended Valyria by destroying the last of the Valyrian houses. Yet another event is Jamie killing the mad king during Roberts Rebellion which helped result in the last of the Targaryens fleeing their kingdom. Maybe the prophesy is metaphorical for the end of the Targaryens, the last of the Valyrians.
Um actually
Um actually - 4 महीने पहले
Ok I admit that sponsor was very well written into the video
EL - 4 महीने पहले
Gold caused the doom because of GREED!
EL - 4 महीने पहले
They sound like inbred English royalty.
EL - 4 महीने पहले
NHP Lol 😂 I don’t think so. Just look at the house of Windsor.
NHP - 4 महीने पहले
EL Boy have I got news for you
viczam9 - 4 महीने पहले
"A terrible, genocidal, betrayal"
Alt Shift X unknowingly predicts Daenerys in Season 8 nearly a year ago.
ALPHA GAMER - 4 महीने पहले
valyria is not nazis with dragons wtf,is rome with dragons and they didnt enslaved peaceful people,they enslaved their enemies
facetiousbadger - 4 महीने पहले
Incesty Dragon Nazis. Not exactly the best long term plan for a civilization.
FABULOUS DOLPHIN - 4 महीने पहले
could be worse. could be muslims
XxXVideoVeiwerXxX - 4 महीने पहले
I wonder if sodom and gamora were the inspiration
Crazy Catholic Chick
Crazy Catholic Chick - 4 महीने पहले
So A Song of Ice and Fire’s ring of Fire went off?
Konfused Kat
Konfused Kat - 4 महीने पहले
Oooooooohhhhh that smooth transition tho.
Obie I
Obie I - 4 महीने पहले
dudee! The way you plugged your sponsor was pure magic. XD
Kaze Patel
Kaze Patel - 4 महीने पहले
But why did Rhaegar marry Elia Martell ?
She wasn't a Targaryen🤔
Don't want to keep blood lines pure anymore ?
aSean aSean
aSean aSean - 12 दिन पहले
One thing I don’t get is House Velaryon. House Velaryon is a Valyrian House and married into the Targaryen family. In the books, they’re still around. I don’t get why Aerys didn’t marry Rhaegar into this house
aSean aSean
aSean aSean - 12 दिन पहले
King Aerys II, Queen Rhaella, and Rhaegar were the ONLY Targaryens left in the world before Viserys and Daenerys’ birth. Many of their relatives died in the Tragedy of Summerhall. King Aerys asked his cousin, Steffon Baratheon to look for a wife for Rhaegar, but he failed to find one. Ellia Martel’s mother arranged the marriage for her daughter and Rhaegar. I forgot why the marriage was arranged though. Ellia does have Targaryen blood. Her ancestor, Maron Martel, married Daenerys Targaryen, the sister of Daeron II. After Rhaegar and Ellia married, Rhaegar finally got a sibling, Viserys.
Austin Cole
Austin Cole - 4 महीने पहले
Dont think he had any sisters his own age,and I think he was working the whole prophecy angle
Kerry P
Kerry P - 4 महीने पहले
3:03 God Damn It! Stop showing that picture! That's not Valyria!!!!!! It's a giant middle finger to every book reader who dared to criticize the show. p.s. You've shown it too much and I can't watch you anymore.
Sydney P
Sydney P - 5 महीने पहले
L O L the Pompeii poster
jackfruitnim - 5 महीने पहले
I wish you wrote for the TV adaptation.
Ice_Seige - 5 महीने पहले
In which book or books is the doom of Valyrian written in?
Drew - 5 महीने पहले
might be in poor taste to put such a major spoiler right in the title
Jin Jin
Jin Jin - 5 महीने पहले
I found the myths and legends in the book far more interesting....if you think about westros is pretty boring compared to the rest of it's world.
Nessmess - 5 महीने पहले
How's you not laugh at that smooth sponsor transition 😂
Anyway, nice video!
Gdalf Gaming
Gdalf Gaming - 5 महीने पहले
OMG that segue to the advert lmao!!! amazing video though. I feel more woke about the realm now.