With so many human characters to follow in Game of Thrones, it's easy to lose track of the non-human ones. After saving his mother Daenerys Targaryen at the end of Season 5, where is Drogon in Season 6 of Game of Thrones? Daenerys' largest dragon was never chained up like his siblings and has been wild since Season 4 when he killed a goatherd's three-year-old daughter. Although Daenerys' most difficult dragon child has been on the loose, he rescued his mom in her time of need from the Sons of the Harpy. Yet, since he flew her to seemingly relative safety, he hasn't been seen.
For those of you not particularly up on which dragon of Daenerys' is which, Drogon is distinguishable from his dragon siblings Rhaegal and Viserion by his large size and his red and black features. Not to mention he has the most ferocious temper of the dragons, which is really saying something considering he's a friggin' dragon. When even Daenerys is significantly intimidated by the alpha dragon Drogon, you know you've got a problem. And, though fans can't get any clues from the most recently released book in George R. R. Martin's series, A Dance with Dragons, since it pretty much ended where Game of Thrones Season 5 ended, I'm fairly confident based on other clues out there that Drogon will come back to reign some hellfire on the Dothraki.
The visual effects supervisor for Game of Thrones, Joe Bauer, told Yahoo back in June 2015 that the dragons would be doubling in size again for Season 6, like they did for Season 5. But, while Bauer confirmed there will be dragons — and gigantic dragons at that — in Season 6, he didn't provide any information on what those dragons would be up to.
Thankfully, a Game of Thrones trailer did give some insight into where Drogon is. At :20 in the below video, you can see Drogon (identifiable with his black and red markings) soar over a huge army of the Dothraki. He's shown again for a split second at 1:32 as well.
Since Daenerys was captured by the Dothraki after Drogon helped her flee Meereen, it seems logical that Drogon might attack the horselords to save his mother again. While Khal Moro hasn't hurt Daenerys, he is dictating her future by forcing her to go to the Dothraki city — Vaes Dothrak — to live out her remaining days with the dosh khaleen. The dosh khaleen is compromised of widowed khaleesis and while they are respected by the Dothraki, every Game of Thrones fan knows that Daenerys living out her remaining days in exile in Vaes Dothrak is not an acceptable fate for the Mother of Dragons.
Because of Khal Moro's adherence to tradition, Daenerys is pretty much being held captive. And though Drogon was born in front of the Dothraki and is named after a khal himself — Daenerys' dead husband Khal Drogo — he will not take kindly to seeing his mother held against her will. Couple that with the fact that Jorah and Daario are on Daenerys' trail, Drogon seems to be set up to free Daenerys from Khal Moro. Whether or not the notoriously untamable Drogon becomes a team player and works with his mother's loyal servants of Jorah and Daario is unknown (my bet is he sticks with his solo player status), some leaked photos from the Game of Thrones set in October 2015 help corroborate the theory that Drogon will attack the Dothraki.
As the Huffington Post reported, the American ambassador to Spain, James Costos, tweeted the above photo from the Game of Thrones set in the European country. The author of the Huff Post article, Joe Satran, noted that the photos from Costos of the GoT set looked to show a burnt dome-shaped structure that is reminiscent of the temple in Vaes Dothrak from Season 1. Considering viewers now know that Daenerys is in fact headed to Vaes Dothrak, the theory that Drogon will set fire to the Dothraki city in an effort to save his mother seems even more plausible.
While Daenerys may not necessarily want to see the Dothraki destroyed, Drogon has never been big on being merciful. And if you're concerned that Daenerys could be injured in a fire caused by Drogon — don't be. Not only have viewers seen her survive flames before, but in A Dance with Dragons, Drogon's saving of Daenerys in Meereen went down a bit differently than in the HBO show and he ended up engulfing her in fire. But, since she's a true Targaryen, she emerged from the flames naked and hairless — and alive.
Perhaps Game of Thrones wants to tie that moment from the book A Dance with Dragons into the series. Either way, things aren't looking so great for Khal Moro and crew and perhaps the Dothraki leader should have listened to Daenerys when she listed her many titles, including calling herself "the Unburnt" and most importantly — "the Mother of Dragons."
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