Otto Hightower Timeline – House of the Dragon

Otto Hightower Info

Otto HightowerFather – Not known
Mother – Not known
Spouse – Not known
Sibling – Hobert
Children – Gwayne, Alicent

This Otto Hightower timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in the life of the fictitious character as shown in the TV series House of the Dragon

Please Note: In the TV adaptation, characters’ ages are different to those in the books. The ages given in this timeline are those known to have been decided by the show, or are approximations made using a combination of the ages in the book and the ages of the actors.

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Otto Hightower Timeline

Before Season 1 Age 0
Otto Hightower was born, the younger brother of Hobert Hightower. The names of their parents are not known.
Before Season 1
Otto Hightower married and had two children, Gwayne and Alicent.
Before Season 1
Otto Hightower’s wife died.
Season 1 Prologue Age 39
King Jaehaerys I died. He was succeeded by King Viserys I who chose Otto to be Hand of the King. Otto strongly disliked the king’s brother Daemon Targaryen and sought to undermine him when he could.
Before Season 1 Age 48
Having conspired to remove Prince Daemon from his post of Master of Laws, he now managed to have him removed as Master of Coin. Viserys made his brother Commander of the Kingsguard.
Season 1 Age 48
Otto Hightower attended a meeting of the Small Council. Those present were King Viserys, Otto Hightower, Corlys Valeryon husband of Rhaenys Targaryen, Lyman Beesbury, Grand Maester Mellos. Otto dismissed the concerns of Corys Valeryon regarding pirates from overseas and instead complained that Prince Daemon had spent too much money equipping the Kingsguard. 
Season 1 Age 48
After learning that Prince Daemon had summarily punished the thieves, murderers and rapists of Kings Landing, Otto complained to the King about the excessive violence used. Daemon was duly reprimanded by the King. 
Season 1 Age 48
Otto was present at the tournament to mark the impending birth of the expected heir. He was angry when Prince Daemon chose his son Gwayne as his first challenger and then asked his daughter Alicent for her favour.
Season 1 Age 48
During the tournament, King Viserys was called to the birthing room where he was told that the baby was in the breach position and could not be turned. He was told that the child could be saved if they cut Aemma open but she would die if they did so. Viserys chose to save the child. He sat with his wife as she bled to death. The child died soon after its birth.
Season 1 Age 48
The funeral of Queen Aemma and Prince Baelon was held. 
Season 1 Age 48
The small council once again begged Viserys to name his heir. Otto argued that Prince Daemon would not be suitable to be King. Viserys angrily defended his brother saying he had no ambition to be King. 
Season 1 Age 48
Otto summoned his daughter to the Tower of the Hand. He suggested that she visit Viserys to offer him comfort.
Season 1 Age 48
Otto Hightower told King Viserys that his brother, Prince Daemon, had been seen drinking in the brothels and toasting the ‘heir for a day’. Viserys was furious and banished Daemon from court ordering him to return to his wife.
Season 1 Age 48
A few months after the death of Queen Aemma, at a meeting of the Small Council, an angry Corlys Velaryon announced that the Triarchy, financed by the Free Cities, had sunk four Westerosi ships. He pleaded with the King to allow him to take the Royal fleet to defeat Craghas Drahar. Otto argued against the action and King Viserys refused to sanction any action that might provoke war with the Free Cities.
Season 1 Age 48
Otto Hightower was unhappy when Princess Rhaenyra chose Ser Criston Cole as Commander of the Kingsguard. Otto wanted a more politically advantageous appointment while Rhaenyra maintained that combat skill was more important.
Season 1 Age 48
Otto did not want King Viserys to marry Laena, daughter of Corlys Velaryon and instructed his daughter to continue her visits to the King.
Season 1 Age 48
After learning that Prince Daemon had stolen the dragon egg set aside for Prince Baelon, Otto Hightower left for Dragonstone to retrieve the egg. However, as he arrived so did Princess Rhaenyra riding Syrax. She took the egg from Daemon, telling Otto that only she could retrieve the egg without bloodshed, thwarting his effort to destroy Prince Daemon.
Season 1 Age 48
At the next meeting of the Small Council, King Viserys announced his intention to marry Alicent Hightower. Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenyra stormed out, while Otto beamed with happiness.
Season 1 Age 51
Otto Hightower was present at the hunt to celebrate Prince Aegon’s second birthday.
Season 1 Age 51
Otto Hightower was not happy to see Daemon return to the capital and make peace with the King.
Season 1 Age 51
Otto was delighted when he learned from his spies that Daemon had been seen in the brothels with Princess Rhaenyra. He immediately told the King.
Season 1 Age 51
Otto was delighted when he learned from his spies that Daemon had been seen in the brothels with Princess Rhaenyra. He immediately told the King.
Season 1 Age 51
Otto was shocked when he was confronted by Viserys and accused of manipulating the King and court to further himself. Viserys removed his Hand of the King badge relieving him of the position.
Season 1 Age 51
Otto was about to leave the Red Keep when his daughter Alicent arrived to bid him farewell. She told Otto that she believed Rhaenyra had told the truth and that she was still a virgin. Otto told his daughter that she either had to prepare Aegon for kingship or hope that if Rhaenyra does succeed she doesn’t murder Alicent’s children to remove their threat to her position. He told her to choose her position sooner rather than later.
Season 1
To be continued

 

Published Sept 7 2022 @ 12:19 pm – Updated – Sep 23, 2022 @ 5:01 pm

Harvard Reference for Otto Hightower Timeline:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2022). Otto Hightower Timeline – House of the Dragon. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/otto-hightower-timeline. Last accessed September 23rd, 2022