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For Everyone Who Is Devastated By This Death In "Game Of Thrones"

A look back at this character's best moments. Warning: Contains spoilers.

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Well. It finally happened. One of the dragons is dead. RIP Viserion.

I'M NOT OK. Sure, Viserion was a ~minor~ character compared to Drogon, who Dany is the most bonded with, but he was still one of the dragons, aka the most IMPORTANT PART OF THE SHOW (next to the direwolves).

And he MATTERED. Let's take a look back at his journey...

The first time we see him is actually before he's born, when Daenerys is given the dragon eggs back in Season 1. That's Egg-Viserion just chilling in the middle, between Egg-Drogon and Egg-Rhaegal.

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Viserion doesn't get a lot of screentime in Season 2 (Drogon hogs the spotlight, classic Drogon). But all three dragons are seen in the finale, after they're kidnapped by the warlocks of Qarth (prompting Daenerys to spend a lot of time screaming, "Where are my dragons?!"). Dany finally finds them in the House of the Undying in Episode 10.

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In Season 5, Daenerys visits Viserion and Rhaegal after Daario suggests she isn't much of a dragon queen without her dragons. She sees that her babies have grown a lot, despite being in captivity – and that they're both pretty pissed with being locked up.

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Drogon has been flying free this whole time, and manages to rescue Daenerys from the Sons of the Harpy in the Season 5 finale, flying away with her. In Season 6, we learn that Viserion and Rhaegal, who are still chained up, have stopped eating since their mother left the city. Tyrion, who has arrived in Meereen by this time, talks about how dragons don't do well in captivity, and sets them free.

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While they seem kinda happy to be free of their chains, they just retreat further into the darkness. Poor, depressed babies.

It's kind of heartbreaking to see how small Viserion and Rhaegal are compared to Drogon. While he was always the biggest of the three, the fact that the other two were kept in captivity stunted their growth.

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It's also the two of them that the gang are watching when Daenerys decides she should finally ~be a dragon~ and asks for Jon's advice.

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It's Drogon she rides off to battle, of course, leaving the other two at home. TBH, I'm glad Viserion's last months were spent playing around at Dragonstone after the time he spent in captivity with Rhaegal.

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We see Viserion and Rhaegal still happily flying around when Daenerys returns from battle with Drogon.

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Side note: Spare a thought for poor Rhaegal, who is probably going to be most affected by the loss of his constant companion (*sobs uncontrollably*).

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And then the Night King REALLY got him and IT'S REALLY NOT OK.

THIS BABY! DESERVED BETTER!

In all seriousness, this is huge. People have been speculating for years about who would be the third dragon rider (assuming the other two are Daenerys on Drogon and Jon on Rhaegal, the dragon named after his father), and it looks like it's actually going to be the goddamn Night King. A battle between the fire and ice dragons seems set for the future, and it's going to be absolutely fucking heartbreaking.