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20th May 2019

Game of Thrones theory predicts where Drogon ended up after season finale


And, like that, Drogon was gone

Spoilers incoming guys. Get off this page right now if you haven’t seen the finale. Go.

For all the issues around writing in the eighth season of Game of Thrones, Dany’s final surviving dragon, Drogon, at least escaped being hastily written out of the show, like say, Varys was an episode earlier. There’s an argument that the CGI creature was actually the best-written character of the entire series.

As one social media user put it: “Drogon received [the] best character development in this finale – exercising judgement when experiencing blinding anger and grief, destroying the symbol of power and the very source of evil, and choosing to mourn in solitude, now brotherless and motherless.”

It’s a fair point. In fact, Drogon’s been the subject of a lot of discussion following the end of the show, given that its appearance was left so ambiguous. Why didn’t it kill Jon? How come it destroyed the throne? Was it actually an intelligent being all along? Questions that now will never be answered, unless David Benioff and D.B. Weiss go full-on J.K. Rowling on Twitter.

The internet being the internet, though, people have at least tried to solve the question of where the dragon headed with its Mad Queen mum’s body. With a particularly interesting theory doing the rounds on Reddit.

It has been suggested that as the dragon was “heading east”, as Samwell Tarley described it, Drogon was likely heading to Asshai and the Shadow Lands.

“According to lore, dragons actually originated from the Shadow Lands, and Asshai is home to many masters of dark arts, including necromancy,” Reddit user mm_sacrilicious added.

Asshai was never featured in the TV show, but it is the southernmost peninsula of an area known as the ‘Shadow Lands’, with witches and wizards living there. In fact, it’s suggested that the Red Woman Melisandre came from that area.

Given that she was able to revive Jon Snow from the dead, if the theory is true it would leave open the possibility of Dany being given a second wind, and potentially to retake the throne from Bran.

Anyone else smell a sequel?