Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower

Olivia Kate Cooke is an English actor who was born on December 27, 1993. She has played Emme Decody in the horror Bates Motel from 2013 to 2017, Becky Sharp in the period drama Vanity Fair from 2018 to date, and Alicent Hightower in the fantasy drama House of the Dragon from 2022 to the present.

Cooke has been in several movies: Ouija (2014), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Thoroughbreds (2017), Ready Player One (2018), and Sound of Metal (2020). It was in 2014 and is a horror movie.

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Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower

King Viserys I Targaryen married Alicent Hightower, from the House of Hightower. She was his second wife. Ser Otto Hightower was her father. Otto had been Hand of the King to Jaehaerys I, Viserys I, and then his grandson Aegon II. King Aegon II, Queen Helaena, Prince Aemond, and Prince Daeron were all born to her.

How Queen Alicent Hightower Looks Like and Her Character

Alicent was said to be smart and beautiful when she was eighteen and to be very smart and pretty when she was fifteen. Alicent was still as slim and beautiful after giving birth four times as she was before her first pregnancy.

Alicent’s Early Life and Birth

The year she was born was 88 AD. Her father was Otto Hightower, the younger brother of Lord Hightower, the Lord of the Hightower. Alicent had many brothers, and Gwayne was one of them.

In 101 AC, when King Jaehaerys I Targaryen made her father Hand of the King, Alicent, her brothers, and her mother went to court with him. She was thirteen years old. In 103 AC, when King Jaehaerys’ health worsened, Alicent became his regular companion.

She got him food, helped him clean up, dressed, and read to him. In the end, King Jaehaerys thought she was his daughter Saera Targaryen sometimes. That same year, Jaehaerys died while Alicent was reading to him.

Alicent stayed at court because her father was still working as a Hand for King Viserys I Targaryen, who was Jaehaerys’ grandson and the new king. Ser Otto and Prince Daemon Targaryen were at odds with each other from the start of Viserys’ rule.

Queen Alicent’s Marriage Life

Over the next few years, Alicent caught the attention of King Viserys I Targaryen. His first wife, Queen Aemma Arryn, had died, and his small court was pushing him to get married again. Viserys chose Alicent as his wife even though his council told him not to. In 106 AD, they got married, even though some people said the Hand had risen above himself.

Some people doubted Alicent’s goodness after hearing that she had slept with King Viserys while Queen Aemma was still alive. Also, the famous court fool Mushroom made a joke that Alicent had been more than just Jaehaerys’s assistant.

Alicent was still married to Viserys. Viserys’s small council would have liked to have seen other possible marriages happen, but this wasn’t a terrible choice because the Hightowers were still one of the most influential families in Westeros and had close ties to the Faith of the Seven, whose leaders were still based at the Starry Sept in Oldtown at the time.

Queen Alicent and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, her stepdaughter, used to get along well. But those feelings started to change when Alicent quickly had a son named Prince Aegon, a daughter named Princess Helaena, and another boy named Prince Aemond. Rhaenyra stayed Viserys’s heir. Both women couldn’t be the first lady of the country.

The person who helped Alicent the most was her father, Ser Otto Hightower. He pushed the issue too far in the end and was fired from his job as Hand. Otto went back to Oldtown because he had no place at court anymore. A “queen’s party” of strong lords who were friendly with Queen Alicent and fought for her sons’ rights stayed in power.

In the year 111 AC, a big tournament was held at King’s Landing to mark the fifth anniversary of the king and queen’s wedding. At the first feast, Alicent wore a green dress, and Princess Rhaenyra wore red and black Targaryen clothes.

People started calling the queen’s party “greens” and the princess’s party “blacks” after that. Ser Criston Cole, dressed as Rhaenyra, unhorsed the queen’s champions, including two of her cousins and her younger brother, Ser Gwayne Hightower. This beat the greens in the event itself.

Prince Daemon Targaryen didn’t like Alicent and her boys. When he returned to King’s Landing, he made fun of Alicent, Aegon, Aemond, and the other greens to make Princess Rhaenyra laugh. He is said to have been cool with the kings Aegon and Aemond because they had lowered him even more in the line of succession.

The small group began looking for a good husband for Rhaenyra when she turned sixteen. Alicent could choose her own prince, Prince Aegon, who was only six years old when the princess was sixteen. Viserys said that the brothers had never gotten along, but Alicent told her husband that was even more reason for them to get married. Viserys said no because she thought Alicent was just trying to get her own blood on the throne.

By the time Princess Rhaenyra got married in 114 AC, Queen Alicent had added Ser Criston Cole, who used to be Princess Rhaenyra’s friend, to her Greens. As a favor to Alicent, Criston fought in the tournament for Rhaenyra’s wedding. Soon after, Alicent made him her special sworn shield.

By 115 AD, the greens and the blacks were really at odds with each other. Prince Daeron, along with his brothers and sister, clearly looked like a Targaryen. Princess Rhaenyra, on the other hand, had two boys named Jacaerys and Lucerys, who had no resemblance to Rhaenyra or her husband, Ser Laenor Velaryon. According to Alicent, Ser Harwin Strong was the father of the children. However, King Viserys did not agree with her.

In 120 AD, Alicent’s second son got into a fight with Rhaenyra’s son Lucerys, who cut off Aemond’s right eye. Alicent was furious and told them to do the same thing to Lucerys. After what happened, King Viserys said that Alicent and her kids would stay at court in King’s Landing, while Rhaenyra and her family would stay at Dragonstone.

Later that year, Rhaenyra had her first son with Prince Daemon. When Alicent heard that the child’s name was Aegon, she was furious because she thought it insulted her eldest child, also named Aegon.

Contribution to the Dance of the Dragons

On the third day of the third moon in 129 AC, King Viserys I Targaryen died in his sleep in King’s Landing. As told, a servant told Queen Alicent, but they didn’t tell anyone else. Mushroom, who was on Dragonstone with Rhaenyra Targaryen then, said that Alicent poisoned Viserys’ hippocras. Alicent warned Ser Criston Cole, who was now Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, and the two of them called the small meeting.

There, plans were made to crown Alicent’s son, Prince Aegon, instead of Viserys’s daughter, Princess Rhaenyra. Alicent put her crown on Helaena’s head and called her “my queen” during the coronation event for Aegon II and Helaena, Aegon’s sister-wife, in the Dragonpit.

After hearing about Rhaenyra’s rival coronation, Alicent, Helaena, and Grand Maester Orwyle urged Aegon to make a deal with Rhaenyra that would let her stay as lady of Dragonstone, give the lands to Jaecerys when she died, give Driftmark to Lucerys, and make Aegon the Younger and Viserys the king’s squire and cupbearer, respectively, if she recognized him as king and bowed before the Iron Throne. They also offered but Rhaenyra refused to agree to these terms, so war was bound to happen.

After the crowning, Alicent moved her rooms to the Tower of the Hand, where her father lived. Queen Helaena took her kids to see their grandma every night before bed.

Blood and Cheese could use this to their advantage because the Tower of the Hand wasn’t as safe as Maegor’s Holdfast. They broke into Alicent’s room, killed her maid, and then tied and gagged her. When Helaena and her children came, they killed Prince Jaehaerys, who was Aegon’s oldest son and heir, to get back at Rhaenyra for killing her son Lucerys.

After that, Helaena lost her mind with sadness. Aegon left his son, Prince Maelor to be raised by his mother Alicent.

Alicent tried to protect her father, Ser Otto Hightower but failed when Aegon II put Ser Criston Cole in his place as Hand of the King. A lot of smallfolk were leaving the city after the Battle at Rook’s Rest, so Alicent locked the gates to King’s Landing.

During the fall of King’s Landing, when Ser Luthor Largent killed her brother Ser Gwayne Hightower, Alicent gave up the Red Keep to Rhaenyra. Alicent was tied down with golden chains, but Rhaenyra saved her life “for the sake of our father, who loved you once,” while her father, Ser Otto, and other traitors on the small council were put to death.

When Alicent heard that Rhaenyra was planning to go to war with Prince Aemond and Prince Daeron, she begged for peace and asked that the Seven Kingdoms be split between Rhaenyra and Aegon II. She wanted her son to rule the stormlands, Westerlands, and the Reach from Oldtown, while Rhaenyra should rule the crownlands, riverlands, the Vale of Arryn, the Iron Islands, and the north.

This offer of peace was turned down by her stepdaughter, who said that her brothers had lost their honor by stealing her birthright and killing her own boys. Rhaenyra got very angry when Alicent said that only bastard blood had been spilled. She told her she would cut out her mouth if she said anything else about bastards.

Mushroom says that Mysaria suggested to Rhaenyra that Alicent and Helaena be forced to work as prostitutes in one of King’s Landing’s brothels as an even worse punishment than having their tongues cut out. Gyldayn calls the story into question.

When Helaena’s crazy behavior caused her to jump out of her window and kill herself, Alicent cursed her foe. At the Second Battle of Tumbleton, Prince Daeron died fighting Prince Aemond Targaryen. Prince Aemond died in the Battle Above the Gods Eye. The grandson of Alicent, Maelor, died at Bitterbridge.

Alicent was there when Ser Perkin the Flea put his squire, Trystane Truefyre, on the Iron Throne after the Storming of the Dragonpit. Rhaenyra had already left the city. After Dragonstone fell, Aegon II fed Rhaenyra to Sunfyre.

When Lord Borros Baratheon ended the Moon of the Three Kings, Alicent worked out a deal for her son King Aegon the Elder to marry Cassandra Baratheon. She was so happy to hear that her granddaughter, Princess Jaehaera Targaryen, had made it safely to Storm’s End. Alicent didn’t trust Lord Corlys Velaryon, the Sea Snake, so she forced herself to agree to marry Rhaenyra’s son, Prince Aegon the Younger, to Jaehaera.

As the Lads and Lord Cregan Stark armies moved toward the city, people were planning to harm Aegon II. Velaryons caught Alicent and found that the king had been poisoned.

Her End Life

The son of Rhaenyra Targaryen became king as Aegon III Targaryen in 131 AC. During the Hour of the Wolf, Lord Cregan Stark put to death the men who had caught Alicent. There was no Dowager Queen at the wedding because she did not agree with Jaehaera’s marriage to the new king. She once scared her niece by telling her to cut Aegon’s throat. Ser Tyland Lannister, the Hand of the King, told Maegor’s Holdfast to keep Alicent because she wouldn’t be reunited.

Alicent spent the last year of her life in her rooms. She was only with her septa, the girls who served her, and the guards. She started to cry a lot, talk to herself, and hate the color green. In 133 AC, when the Winter Fever was at its worst, she died.

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