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An Awkward 'House Of The Dragon' CGI Gaffe Just One-Upped That 'Game Of Thrones' Coffee Cup

An Awkward 'House Of The Dragon' CGI Gaffe Just One-Upped That 'Game Of Thrones' Coffee Cup

HBO's Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon just launched a couple weeks ago, but it's already become infamous for an onscreen gaffe.

Fans of the show--a whole lot of them--noticed a certain CGI error in a recent episode that has people comparing the show to that time someone's coffee cup was visible in a Game of Thrones scene back in the day.

But as errors go, this one is a much bigger gaffe than a coffee cup, or the errant water bottle that eventually unseated it as GOT's most infamous mess-up.

Nope, House of the Dragon took the "go big or go home" approach to its mistake, adding back a character's severed body parts. Oops.

The error centers on the character King Viserys, who has struggled with a bout of a mysterious flesh-eating bacteria that resulted in the amputation of two of his fingers.

But in the photo taken from the most recent episode, actor Paddy Considine who plays King Viserys, was seen taking a scroll from another character with the hand from which the two fingers were amputated—except fingers had mysteriously returned.

Even more cringe-worthy, Considine's fingers were seen wearing green gloves—part of the process of using greenscreen technology for CGI.

Basically, it means the CGI artists just forgot to get rid of Considine's fingers, so now King Viserys appears to be some sort of lizard-man hybrid.

Perhaps he's part dragon, per the show's title?

But in the CGI artists' defense, maybe they were just trying to follow tradition after GOT's coffee cup and water bottle mess-ups? There's a legacy to uphold, after all.

On Twitter, the gaffe definitely caught lots of people's eyes, and of course they wasted no time roasting the mistake.

And the show's CGI in general has gotten roasted pretty hard too.

It's likely HBO will fix the error and it will quickly disappear from the streaming platform, so get it while you can if you're the type who loves a good production mistake.