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    Updated on Aug 3, 2019. Posted on Aug 1, 2019

    Turns Out Drogon Did Not Destroy The Iron Throne On Purpose At All And "Game Of Thrones" Fans Are LOLing

    "Just a dumb bystander." H/T: Heavy

    It's been over two months now since Game of Thrones ended, but people (myself very much included) can't stop thinking about it.


    And in today's "why did things happen the way they did?!" Thrones news, we now know why Drogon burned up the Iron Throne in the series finale.


    And FAIR WARNING, if you haven't watched the series finale yet, OBVIOUSLY this post contains huge spoilers (including the one in the headline you ALREADY SAW?!). But, also, the show's been on for years and ended months ago, so...

    For a quick refresher, in the final episode of the show, Jon Snow killed Daenerys, and Drogon got mad and burned down the Iron Throne, then took off across the Narrow Sea with Daenerys's corpse.


    Poor BB.

    And, at the time, fans had a bunch of ~theories~ as to why Drogon destroyed the Iron Throne. Like, the theory that it was the reason his mama Dany was killed...

    How Drogon thinks his mom died #GameOfThrones

    ...or because the NEW king (Bran) didn't "need" it...

    Drogon destroyed the Iron throne because the new king already has his own chair #GameOfThrones

    ...and people even theorized that Drogon was just really great at metaphors.

    But it turns out Drogon wasn't even aiming for the Iron Throne. It was "just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration." The actual script reads:

    The dragon rises up on his hind legs, towering over Jon. In a beautiful, terrifying tableaux, he roars to the sky, the embodiment of rage. He looks down at Jon. We see the fire build up in his throat. Jon sees it as well. He prepares to die. But the blast is not for him. Drogon wants to burn the world but he will not kill Jon. He breathes fire on the back wall, blasting down what remains of the great red blocks of stone. We look over Jon’s shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne -- not the target of Drogon’s wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration. We look through the blades of the throne as the flames engulf it, and blast the wall behind it. We see the throne in the flames, turning red, then white, then beginning to lose its form. We get tight shots of the details melting in silhouette: the armrests, the iconic fan of swords on the backrest. The fire stops. The smoke clears revealing a puddle of smouldering slag where the throne once stood. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? No one.

    (This excerpt is from the episode's script, which you can find on the Emmys website here.)

    And ever since this information got out fans have had a WHIRLWIND of feelings and thoughts:

    So the script confirmed that Drogon burned the throne by accident, because it was on his way. The people who were saying that he burned the throne because he realized that it was what really killed Dany had a better idea than D&D. At least it could have been a logical explanation

    It turns out Drogon WASN’T a Rhodes Scholar

    #GameofThrones fans: "Drogon was burning the true enemy, the thing that *really* killed his mother." Actual show: "LOL the throne was a bystander Drogon was just throwing shit at a wall."

    And even created some new memes:

    From a recent interview by Dr. Drogon #GoT #GameofThrones

    So. There you go. It was incidental.


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