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Theory about Drogon carrying Daenerys to Essos gets debunked after George R. R. Martin’s latest post

Drogon could not have carried Daenerys to Essos. Here’s why.



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The ending of Game of Thrones may have been disappointing. However, its deep impact on pop culture and modern television cannot be overlooked. The show put HBO on the map and made George R.R. Martin an even more successful author than he was previously.

Then came House of the Dragon, another successful HBO property that has amassed billions for the platform and still counting. Moreover, House of the Dragon has risen to beat all other shows on streaming platforms to clinch the number 1 spot.

Nonetheless, there are some lore details that author George R.R. Martin is still working on correcting for the masses. In his latest blog, he talks in-depth about the dragons that populate his works. Moreover, he debunks one very popular Game of Thrones theory concerning Daenerys and her beloved dragon Drogon.

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George R. R. Martin’s recent revelations about his dragons debunk Game of Thrones theory

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Fans have made a lot of  that Drogon carried Daenerys’ body to old Valyria, Volantis, and Asshai. None of these had been confirmed by George R. R. Martin, of course.

Now, however, George R. R. Martin has shared a blog on his website recently that gives a detailed account of the dragons of his stories and books. While both shows Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon have taken some liberties in portraying the majestic beasts on screen, there are some irrefutable aspects that Martin wanted to get straight.

One aspect that becomes clear from his blog is how Daenerys could not have been flown to Essos by Drogon after her death in the Game of Thrones finale. This is because Martin claims that his dragons cannot fly or roam around the land without a rider. Their companions guide their movements and allow them to move from one end of the world to the next. Martin said in his blog,

“My dragons are creatures of the sky. They fly, and can cross mountains and plains, cover hundreds of miles… but they don’t, unless their riders take them there. They are not nomadic. During the heyday of Valyria there were forty dragon-riding families with hundreds of dragons amongst them… but (aside from our Targaryens) all of them stayed close to the Freehold and the Lands of the Long Summer. From time to time a dragonrider might visit Volantis or another Valyrian colony, even settle there for a few years, but never permanently. Think about it. If dragons were nomadic, they would have overrun half of Essos, and the Doom would only have killed a few of them. Similarly, the dragons of Westeros seldom wander far from Dragonstone. Elsewise, after three hundred years, we would have dragons all over the realm and every noble house would have a few.”

Martin’s dragons are not nomadic and hence, will not venture far from their homeland without their rider. Emilia Clarke had commented on what Drogon did with Daenerys’ body, too.

People have asked me about that a lot, It’s my tendency to be funny with it and say, ‘Oh, Hawaii.’ But honestly, if I’m really being very serious about the whole thing: I think he flies around with her body until it decomposes. I literally think he keeps flying until he can’t fly anymore. He just keeps grieving.

Meanwhile David Benioff and Dan Weiss, showrunners of Game of Thrones, had said Drogon flew to Volantis in the DVD commentary as reported by EW,

“The dragon was headed towards Volantis. Clarke notes fans told her dragons eat their masters, which the showrunners shot down. ‘Drogon’s not going to eat you,’ Benioff assures. ‘He’s not a cat. Did you see how gently he was nudging you?'”

In any case, George’s opinion is the final word, so Drogon didn’t make it to Essos with Daenerys’s body.

Also Read: Here’s where Emilia Clarke thinks Drogon went at the end of Game of Thrones

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07/14/2024 10:37 pm GMT
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Vidhi has been an entertainment writer for the past 4 years. She has a knack for identifying subtleties and intricacies of movies and television shows that can add a new dimension to her content. Having watched Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon countless times, she knows most details by heart and thrives in trivia contests related to the same!


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