Why Khal Drogo Should Not Come Back To 'Game Of Thrones'
Thanks to some strangely captioned photos posted on his personal Instagram account, everyone and their mother knows that it's seeming likely that Jason Momoa is returning to Game of Thrones as Khal Drogo. Any time the actor shares a GoT-related image, he includes the words, "Aloha Drogo," which is certainly telling. Some fans are latching on to the "hello" and the idea that Drogo could be resurrected in some way on GoT. Hey, if Jon Snow can come back as a well-adjusted zombie, why can't anybody else? Yet while it's certainly possible Drogo could come back, that doesn't mean he should. In fact, I adamantly believe that Drogo should not come back to Game of Thrones.
Momoa's Instagram caption of ALOHA DROGO or not, I'm not interested. Sure, Drogo was the love of Daenerys Targaryen's life, and of course I want her to be happy and with her one true love once again. But I don't think Dany's "Sun and Stars" is really all that he's cracked up to be or that bringing him back would be that great an idea for the series.
1. Daenerys Is A Strong, Independent Woman
I don't think it's a coincidence that as soon as Drogo died, Daenerys started acting upon her full potential. She lost the man who was holding her back and suddenly became the Mother of Dragons. She didn't need Drogo anymore.
2. Drogo Is Not A Nice Guy
Remember those mean Khals who said things to Denerys when she was captured like, "You are nobody, the millionth of your name, Queen of Nothing, slave of Khal Moro"? If Khal Drogo had been in a similar position, he probably would have behaved the same exact, misogynistic way, judging by how harsh he was to Dany when they first met.
3. How Would Drogo Fit In The New World?
Would he and Daenerys still technically be married? If so, could Drogo handle being second-in-command of Westeros? That's a lot of responsibility for a guy who only speaks Dothraki and understands horse people. The world has moved on without Drogo, with the Dothraki even crossing the ocean. I don't think he would be comfortable with the new changes.
4. Dany Seeing Drogo In The House Of The Undying Wasn't Promising
The last time Daenerys saw Drogo was in a vision at the House of the Undying. While she was mid-vision quest, the creeps who ran the House tried to keep the Mother of Dragons chained up and imprisoned forever. That vision, paralleled with her weakness, at the time doesn't seem like foreshadowing for good things.
5. A Yara & Daenerys Relationship Would Be Great
The tension between Daenerys and Yara could be cut with a knife. I 'ship them so hard. If Drogo returns, Daenerys might just get back with her original man, and we'll never see what could have been.
6. Drogo Might Be Azor Ahai
There's a zany theory brought to us by Redditor MrMasochist that if Drogo does come back, he will be the one meant to save everybody, Azor Ahai. While it would be really great if Westeros gets saved from White Walkers, Drogo's reincarnation may also mean bad news for Dany. In the legend of Azor Ahai, the guy had to stab his wife with a sword in order to fend off the darkness. I'm concerned that if Drogo is Azor, Daenerys will play the part of his sacrificial wife, Nissa Nissa.
7. He Won't Be A Good Father Of Dragons
Nobody really seems to be able to manage the dragons besides Daenerys and Tyrion — and they can barely handle them. For some reason, I don't see Drogo being a good stepdad to the trio. I'm thinking the dragons won't be the biggest Drogo fans.
8. Being Brought Back To Life Isn't Always Great
In pretty much every lore about people being brought back from the dead, the recently dead are traditionally not very excited about it. After his resurrection, Jon Snow is even more brood-y than he was before. l wouldn't want to wish being undead upon Drogo.
9. There's So Much Girl Power Happening Right Now
I am super hopeful that the power shown by the female characters at the end of Season 6 keeps right on coming in Season 7. Cersei Lannister, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Yara Greyjoy, and even the Sand Snakes all have harnessed their strength and caused some major action. I don't want some idiot guy with big muscles and a long ponytail to end up being the hero that saves everyone, instead.
10. If Drogo Comes Back, It Might Be Because Dany Has A Baby With Another Man
One of the reasons people think that Drogo is returning is a prophecy/insult by Mirri Mazz Duur proclaiming that next time Daenerys would see Drogo would be "when the sun rises in the West and sets in the East, when the sea goes dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves, when your womb quickens and you bear a living child..." Redditor MrMasochist believes this theory means Drogo will actually return. In the books, the "sun" or Quentyn Martel from the West heads to the East to free Daenerys' dragons, and instead is eaten by them, so he "sets" (so to speak). Meanwhile the Dothraki Sea is succumbing to a drought and the great pyramids or "mountains" of Meereen have fallen. The only thing left is for Daenerys to have a baby, which I'm thinking Drogo wouldn't be too happy about.
11. A Flashback Would Be Better
I don't need a full-on Drogo re-appearance — I would be perfectly satisfied with just a vague memory of him. I'm not really sure what Drogo can bring to the story, but a good ol' flashback never hurt anybody. Heck, it might be better for Dany to remind herself she is but a human, even if she is completely unaffected by fire.
12. The Dothraki Will See Him As A God
Considering how ready those guys were to believe Daenerys was a goddess instead of an ordinary conqueror with special abilities, they will definitely see resurrected Drogo as a god. I can totally imagine that sort of worship going to Drogo's head, even if he was brought back by another person's witchcraft. One conqueror who sees herself as a god is bad enough (sorry Dany, I just worry about you), but two working together? Yikes.
13. There's Already Enough Going On
There are a zillion plotlines to follow in GoT. Give us a break, OK? Or at least let us know what happened to Gendry and Ser Pounce before bringing Drogo back in.
When it comes down to it, Game of Thrones simply does not need Khal Drogo. That being said, it would be interesting to see how he'd shake things up if he returns. Unfortunately, we've got a whole year to wait and find out.
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