Why is Caraxes’ neck so long? Is Caraxes a deformed dragon? Why does Caraxes whistle?

Why is Caraxes' neck so long? Is Caraxes a deformed dragon? Why does Caraxes whistle?
Why is Caraxes' neck so long? Is Caraxes a deformed dragon? Why does Caraxes whistle? (Image Credit: HBO Max)

Last Updated on October 31, 2022 by Joydeep Ghosh

Why is Caraxes’ neck so long? Is Caraxes a deformed dragon? Why does Caraxes whistle?

House of the Dragon is set to feature ten dragons in total in the first season, and all of them are said to have a difference in size, colour and appearance.

One of the most powerful dragons in the whole House of the Dragon universe is Caraxes, the mount of Daemon Targaryen, aka the rouge prince, the anti-hero in the series.

As Daemon Targaryen is one of the most important characters in the storyline, he will have an integral part in the Dance of the Dragon as Caraxes will be one who will go head to head with the strongest Dragon in the Dance of the Dragon, i.e. Vhagar, the mount of Aemond The One Eye.

Caraxes is known as the Blood Wyrm because of his size and exceptionally long neck, but the question is: Why is Caraxes’ neck so long? and Is Caraxes a deformed dragon? Why does Caraxes whistle? Well, let us find the answers below.

Why is Caraxes' neck so long? Is Caraxes a deformed dragon? Why does Caraxes whistle?
Why is Caraxes’ neck so long? Is Caraxes a deformed dragon? Why does Caraxes whistle? (Image Credit: HBO Max)

Why is Caraxes’ neck so long? Is Caraxes a deformed dragon?

Caraxes is called the Blood Wyrm because of his large neck size and his red scales.

Compared to other dragons, Caraxes has a comparatively long neck resembling a wyrm/snake, and because of his red scales, he is called the Blood Wyrm.

Caraxes is the mount of Prince Daemon Targaryen in Dance of the Dragons, but before Dameon Aemon, The Prince of Dragonstone claimed Caraxes during the 72 AC.

When the Dragonkeepers looked after Caraxes, they saw him as the fiercest compared to his siblings of the Dragonpit; hence, he was nicknamed the “Blood Wyrm”.

So why does Caraxes has a long neck? The reason is simple Caraxes is not like any other dragon. Although he is one of the fiercest dragons in the series, Caraxes is a deformed dragon.

Hence that is the reason why he has a long neck.

Also, Caraxes wouldn’t have been able to fly as his body was too big for any aerodynamics to work correctly, but luckily Caraxes had wings on his leg, which is why Caraxes is able to fly.

Why does Caraxes whistle?

The reason Caraxes whistle and has a different pitch than other dragons in House of the Dragon is that Caraxes has a deviated septum because of his long neck, which is the reason for his sparse roar.

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