Does Dany Keep Her Dragons On 'Game Of Thrones'? Drogon, Rhaegal & Viserion Have A Fire-Breathing Plot In Store

There are many spectacular things to look forward to throughout any Game of Thrones season. However, one of the most pivotal plot points that has left permanent scorch marks on our hearts is the ever-growing arc of Dany's three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion. From the moment we first saw those eggs hatch to the time we first witnessed them take flight, these creatures have never failed to captivate our attention. And now that we've gotten our first glimpses of them in Season 5 (well, of Rhaegal and Viserion at least, who are definitely not thrilled with being chained up), one can't help but wonder what will happen to Dany's dragons on GoT from here on out?

If you recall, Drogon is still MIA thus far, having managed to escape the imprisonment his siblings have faced. And given the fire-breathing welcome Dany just recently received from Rhaegal and Viserion, it's safe to say that this Mother of Dragons has officially lost control of her scaly children. But as many of you already know, a mother's love is unconditional, so don't expect a little temper tantrum to completely tarnish her feelings for them. In fact, she still cares about them very much even when they do unspeakable things. (They're her kids, after all.) But as for where exactly this storyline can go from here, let's just say everything is about to epically take flight. (Warning: dragon-sized BOOK SPOILERS ahead!)

In A Dance With Dragons (the latest book upon which Season 5 is based), things get very, shall we say, heated when Quentyn Martell — son of Prince Doran Martell and nephew to the now-deceased Oberyn Martell — pays a visit to Dany's caged pets and ends up getting fatally burned. But hey, that's bound to happen when you play with fire… or at least with creatures who can produce said fire.

Adding further insult to massive injury, the doors to the dragon's prison is left open, allowing a now-unchained Rhaegal and Viserion to fly away and escape from Dany's motherly grasp. Rhaegal creates a lair for himself in the great black pyramid of Yherizan, while Viserion takes up residence in the pyramid of Uhlez. So as long as this storyline sticks to the books, Dany will end up separated from two of her children by the end of the season. Drogon, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

When Dany finally decides to reinstate the fighting pits, the crowd and scent of freshly spilled blood is too much for this deadly dragon to resist. After setting the arena ablaze, chaos ensues. Sensing that Drogon's life is in danger, Dany manages to mount his back and the two of them fly away together. Many assume Dany to be dead, but both she and Drogon are still very much alive and hiding inside of his lair in the Dothraki sea. That is, before they are eventually discovered by Khal Jhaqo. (Dun, dun, dunnn!!!)

Of course, that's not to say that the showrunners won't decide to switch up these storylines at least a little bit, especially given that Quentyn Martell wasn't even cast this season, so I guess the dragons will have to find some other victim to burn to a crisp before making a break for it. However, the underlying outcome should remain true: Dany will be separated from Rhaegal and Viserion for who knows how long (possibly forever), but find herself reunited with Drogon. It may not be the big family reunion you were all hoping for, but it's still bound to leave you gripping the edge of your seat nonetheless.

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