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House Hightower
House Hightower

Hobert: "It is Aegon's second nameday. His infancy's behind him. It only remains for Viserys to name him heir to the throne."
Otto: "I wouldn't be so sure."
Hobert: "He's the king's firstborn son."
Otto: "I don't know that His Grace sees it so clearly."
Hobert: "Then it lies with you to make him see it, Lord Hand."
— Otto and Hobert Hightower[src]

Lord Hobert Hightower was the head of House Hightower and Lord of Oldtown during the reign of Viserys I. He was the older brother of Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King.



Hobert is married to Lynesse Hightower,[5] with whom he has a son named Ormund.[1] He has a younger brother, Otto, who serves as Hand of the King to King Viserys I Targaryen.[2]

House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

In 112 AC,[d] Lord Hobert attends court in King's Landing and swears an oath of fealty to King Viserys in the throne room to recognize Rhaenyra Targaryen as heir to the Iron Throne.[2] Hobert's niece Alicent Hightower marries King Viserys.[6]

In 115 AC,[e] During the preparations for the second name-day of Alicent's son, Prince Aegon Targaryen, Hobert quietly pressures Otto to sway the king to name Aegon as his heir as his firstborn son. Later at the hunt, Hobert publicly hails the infant prince as "Aegon the Conqueror-Babe, Second of His Name", in spite of his previous oath to the Princess of Dragonstone.[5]

In 116 AC,[f] Lord Hobert is mentioned by his younger brother Otto in a meeting of the Small Council. Otto reveals he received a disturbing report from Hobert; Lord Corlys Velaryon has started negotiations with the Sealord of Braavos, planning to marry Laena Velaryon to the Sealord's son.[7]

In the same year, Lord Hobert travels to King's Landing, alongside his wife and other members of their family, to attend the celebrations for the royal wedding of Princess Rhaenyra to Ser Laenor Velaryon. Like the other guests, he is astonished when Alicent wears the green Hightower colors instead of those of House Targaryen, but is the first to stand as Alicent makes her way to the high table of the throne room. When Alicent later steps down to greet her uncle, Hobert assures her that she has the support and loyalty of Oldtown.[3]

Eventually, Hobert takes his niece's youngest son as a ward.[8]

House of the Dragon: Season 2[]

Hobert is dead and has been succeeded by his son Ormund by the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons.[1]


Hobert is proud and arrogant.[4]


Spoken by Hobert[]

"I, Lord Hobert Hightower, Beacon of the South, Defender of the Citadel, and Voice of Oldtown, promise to be faithful to King Viserys and his named heir, the Princess Rhaenyra. I pledge fealty to them and shall defend them against all enemies in good faith and without deceit. I swear this by the old gods and the new."
―Hobert Hightower[src]
"Hail, hail, Aegon the Conqueror-Babe, Second of His Name! Here's to His Grace on his second nameday!"
―Hobert Hightower[src]
"I worried that given leave of your father's shadow, you might wither in King's Landing's sun. But you stood tall. Know that Oldtown stands with you."
―Hobert to his niece Alicent[src]



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Famtree-Gwayne Hightower

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House Targaryen/House of the Dragon


Behind the scenes[]

In the script for "Second of His Name", Hobert further explains that the War for the Stepstones affects Oldtown positively due to the change in trade routes. Otto is surprised Hobert would suggest he would wage a war to better his own house. Hobert dismisses Otto's self-righteousness, claming that Otto's objectivity died when he "delivered" Alicent to the King.[9]

Lord Hobert was also mentioned in an earlier draft of the script for "Driftmark," in which Aemond inquires about his younger brother Daeron to Otto.[10]

In the books[]

In Fire & Blood, the given name of Lord Hightower during the reign of Viserys I is not revealed. He once received a letter from his brother Otto, containing the words: "On no account can Prince Daemon be allowed to ascend to the Iron Throne. [...] He would be a second Maegor the Cruel, or worse. [...] Better the Realm's Delight than Lord Flea Bottom." Besides this, nothing more is heard from Lord Hightower. He was succeeded by his son Ormund by the time of the Dance of the Dragons.

There is a character in Fire & Blood named Hobert Hightower, but he is not the same character.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 1: "A Son for a Son" (2024).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 1: "The Heirs of the Dragon" (2022).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 5: "We Light the Way" (2022).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hobert Hightower. HBO. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 3: "Second of His Name" (2022).
  6. House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 2: "The Rogue Prince" (2022).
  7. House of the Dragon: Season 1, Episode 4: "King of the Narrow Sea" (2022).
  8. Adam B. Vary (October 23, 2022). ‘House of the Dragon’ Showrunner Talks [SPOILER in the Finale, Changes From George R.R. Martin’s Book, and What to Expect for Season 2]. Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2022.
  9. @darksvster (March 28, 2024). Missing Scene From the House of the Dragon Script. Tumblr. Retrieved June 19, 2024.
  10. @darksvster (March 11, 2024). Missing Scene From the House of the Dragon Script. X. Retrieved March 11, 2024.


  1. Hobert Hightower is stated to be in his 50s in the script for "The Heirs of the Dragon;" therefore, he was born between 53 and 62 AC.
  2. "Driftmark" picks up only days after "The Princess and the Queen," which takes place in 126 AC.
  3. "The Black Queen" picks up shortly after "The Green Council," which takes place in 132 AC.
  4. House of the Dragon starts in the year 112 AC according to the reference book Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon: Inside the Creation of a Targaryen Dynasty.
  5. "Second of His Name" takes place on Aegon II Targaryen's second nameday, which is in 115 AC as the War for the Stepstones, which began in 112 AC, is said to have lasted for three years.
  6. "King of the Narrow Sea" takes place a year after "Second of His Name," which takes place in 115 AC, as Aegon II Targaryen is said to be three years old and Daemon Targaryen states that he has been gone from King's Landing for four years.

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