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The last dragon in "Game Of Thrones": Where is Drogon at the end of episode 6, season 8?
Warning, spoilers for the end of "Game Of Thrones" will follow
In the sixth episode of the eighth and final "Game Of Thrones" season, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) kills tyrant Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) for the benefit of his people - a great tragedy resides in this moment, because Jon loves this woman and once was with him believed in her with all my heart. But not only Jon mourns, the loss of the person who was a mother to him is also painful for Daenerys Drachen only living dragon Drogon.
After Jons did, he flies to the ruined throne room of King’s Landing, where Jon weeps over the dead Daenerys, and mourns the Targaryen Queen in his own way by lovingly nudging her with his nose. Then he fires his frustration out into the world (more on that later), grabs the corpse with a claw and flies away with it.
Where is Drogon taking Daenerys?
The assumption is that Drogon does not want to leave his "mother" in the country where she was killed and also never loved by the people. Daenerys herself seems to have longed for Essos during the course of the eighth season, where the people celebrated her as a liberator. The dragon should have flown to Essos so that Daenerys can find her final resting place there, perhaps where her husband Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) and her dead son were buried - at this point again Drogon and his siblings Rhaegal and Viserion were born, in the flames of Khal Drogo's pyre.
Another theory is that Drogon took Dany's body to Dragonstone, who brought Targaryen Castle in the eastern part of Westeros, and then flew further east on his own - because that is where he was last seen at the end of the episode "The Iron Throne". Roughly speaking, that would be the continent of Essos, but maybe it's special there the Valyrian Peninsula, where the ruins of the once glorious Valyria still stand. In season five, Drogon had made a detour to the place where his ancestors once lived with the Targaryens. And yes, whoever wishes that Drogon does not have to live forever alone as the last dragon in the "Game Of Thrones" world can imagine that his clutch is waiting for him in Valyria ...
Bran goes in search of Drogon
At the end of episode six, King Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) declares his intention to search for the dragon that is busy in the east. It is quite possible that he uses the ability to warrant himself into the animal - which raises the question for many fans whether he could not have done it at an earlier point in time or maybe even did it. On the other hand, he could warp himself into a bird and follow the kite in this way.
Bran leaves open why he wants to find the dragon, but very likely he wants to make sure that the animal does not cause any more damage than it did when it destroyed King’s Landing. Although the animal lacks a dragon rider who could make it spit fire with the command "Dracarys!", The animal should throw a few flames here and there, among other things to secure food.
Why didn't Drogon kill Jon?
After we have dealt with the question of where Drogon might have flown, let's look back at the scene in the throne room. Drogon is clearly marked by the anger and sadness over the death of Daenerys and he is getting ready to spit fire - some spectators should have been sure at the moment that Jon's last hour has struck.
But at the last moment Drogon averted his head and directed the flames not at Jon, but first at the ruins of the throne room, then at the Iron Throne, which melts in the heat of the dragon fire. This closes the life cycle of the much sought-after seating, because it was forged in dragon fire and that is where it now comes to an end.
Respect for Jon or Hate for the Throne?
Why he doesn’t kill Jon, Daenerys’s killer, leaves several interpretations open. The obvious answer: Jon is a Targaryen and also a dragon rider. Drogon feels a bond with him and instinctively protects his lifejust as he always protected Daenerys'. The animals accepted Jon as a rider - Daenerys always rode Drogon and Jon Rhaegal, but that doesn't mean that the other dragons wouldn't have accepted him as a rider as well.
An answer with more symbolic power is currently being hotly debated on Reddit. Accordingly, Drogon has realized that while Jon carried out the fatal stab in the back of Daenerys, the real "culprit" for Dany's downfall is the Iron Throne. In a figurative sense, of course: the throne is what Daenerys strived for so doggedly that she went insane and lost everything else from view. Only Dany's pursuit of the throne led to the tragedy that ultimately cost her her life.
Daenerys Legacy: The Broken Wheel
Another possibility is that Drogon wanted to complete the life's work of his "mother" by destroying the throne. Even in her last moments, Daenerys spoke of wanting to break the wheel - what is meant is the wheel of the tyranny of rulers against the ruled. Her blindness to having become such a tyrant herself, who wants to free the world and sacrifices innocent lives for it, costs her her own life. The destruction of the throne symbolically broke the wheel - and Dany's death actually broke it in the end. Because at the end of "Game Of Thrones" Westeros dares to take a first small step towards democracy with the abolition of the hereditary monarchy ...
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