This Crucial Detail About Dany's Death Scene May Tell Us More About The Future Of 'Game Of Thrones'
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*Game of Thrones finale spoilers ahead*
On Monday night, Game of Thrones came to an end with the series finale answering some of our longtime burning questions, such as who would take the Iron Throne (hi, Bran), and leaving some others unanswered.
It was unclear where exactly Arya was sailing, apart from to explore West of Westeros; we don't know much about Jon Snow's future, except he's gone back North to live with the Wildlings; and no one knows where Drogon flew Dany's body off to.
It's these loose ends which are leading fans to believe there could be a host of spin-offs in the works (not a crazy idea, considering spin-off Bloodmoon is already in the pipeline), with the question of Drogon and Dany causing the biggest stir.
To recap, in the final episode, after Jon Snow kills Queen Daenerys, her last-remaining dragon finds her body in the Red Keep. In a heartbreaking moment, Drogon nudges her body, and when he fails to wake her up, works out that his mother is gone, just like his two brothers.
To add to the heartbreak, instead of killing Jon Snow in revenge, Drogon decides to burn down the Iron Throne with dragonfire - the object of desire at the centre of all this death and destruction.
Drogon didn't kill Jon because he didn't blame him for killing Daenerys, he blamed the iron throne. Drogon knew that the iron throne killed his mother, Drogon finished his mother's wishes and broke the wheel! this scene was heartbreaking:persevere: #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/nt0g6pNPPZ
- Sohaib Shoukat (@itssohaibme) May 20, 2019
After this, Drogon scoops his mother up in his claw and flies away, marking the mother-and-son's final appearance in the show. But fans have been left wondering: where did they go?
Later on in the episode at King Bran's first council meeting, Samwell Tarly reveals that Drogon "was last spotted flying East, toward-" before Bronn cuts him off. "The farther away the better," Bronn says.
We never find out where Drogon was spotted flying, and fans think this has been purposefully left open to make way for a follow up series. Some fans even think Drogon is flying East to bring Dany back to life.
The theory is that Drogon was flying his mother to Eastern regions, such as Asshai, Mereen, Myr and Volantis, to find a red priest or priestess to recruit their powers to bring her back to life.
Well @HBO is going to make a killing 10 years from now when they continue this story. Mark my words Drogon flew #Daenerys back Volantis to have a Red Priestess bring her back to life.and we all watch Dany become the ULTIMATE bad guy and reign fire on the world because of #JonSnow
- Debo (@BigDeebs5) May 20, 2019
so drogon flew dany east and a red priestess brought her back to life. that's what imma say happened
- capsicle (@sansaasnark) May 20, 2019
I've decided Drogon flew Dany away to a red priestess in Asshai for them to bring her back to life where the Unsullied will meet her and forget about the Seven Kingdoms. That way the Starks can keep Westeros and my fav can go back to before everything went wrong :nail_care: #GameOfthrones
- HͶ (@moietlatv) May 20, 2019
But WHAT IF Drogon flew east to take Daenerys to a red priestess to bring her back to life. #GoT pic.twitter.com/oCU0Okzy9Q
- Abbie Bennett (@AbbieRBennett) May 20, 2019
Drogon will bring Daenerys to the central red temple in Myr and have the Lord of Light bring her back to life and she and Jon will reunite in the north where they flew before with Rhaegar & Drogon. They'll live there for a thousand years & no one will find them:dragon::purple_heart::wolf: pic.twitter.com/IG62kNu7YA
- Yvette (@dyvette7) May 20, 2019
Headcanon/Spinoff Series: Drogon flies Dany to Valyria where she is resurrected, remembers everything that happened. She is pregnant and she gives birth to a baby girl. Drogon lays eggs and two more dragons come into life.
- Christy (@nerdyfactsbroke) May 21, 2019
Rly excited for the GOT spinoff that follows Drogon as he returns with Dany's body to Valyria where he dragonfires her and she returns to life and begins plotting her return and revenge. Also more dragons
- dracarys (@jsmnqh) May 21, 2019
Of course, if legit, and Dany is brought back to life by a red priestess, it could leave an wide open space for a Dany sequel in a few years time. Exciting or what?!
Another major theory about where Drogon is taking Dany is to Old Valyria, an ancient city in Essos and the home of Dany's House of Targaryen ancestors and their dragons.
Valyria was destroyed four centuries before in a catastrophic volcanic event known as the Doom of Valyria and the only major family to survive were the Targaryens, who were living on Dragonstone at the time. So there's a theory the pair could be travelling to Dragonstone, too.
Fans believe Drogon was taking Dany 'home'. Poetic, don't you think?
can't stop thinking about drogon carrying dany to the ruins of old valyria and staying with her watching her body rot till one day she'll be gone and he'll be completely alone for the next 200 years
- nads (@danytargyryen) May 20, 2019
Drogon burned the damn throne, after losing his two brothers and his mother, he finally got fed up. He flew Dany to Valyria where they both belong. The last dragon alive.
The saddest scene :( #GamesOfThrones #Daenerys #Drogon pic.twitter.com/76Lqd0nV4T
- cas (@seujoi_) May 20, 2019
I needed a final shot of Drogon bringing Daenerys to the ruins of Old Valyria. pic.twitter.com/NgN8RWNAEn
- Matt Tomerlin :flag_black:☠️ (@MattTomerlin) May 20, 2019
Either way, you can't deny the scene where Drogon flew Dany off was so sad. Drogon is one of the most terrifying creatures we've ever seen brought to life on screen, yet he somehow gave us one of the most moving scenes we've ever experienced in Thrones.
RIP Dany and see ya, Drogon. It's been real.