Are there more dragons in Asshai

"Game Of Thrones": Ice or Fire? That's how important the dragons are in Season 8

A re-match of the seventh season of “Game Of Thrones” currently employs half of the FILMSTARTS employees and is fueling them Looking forward to the eighth season, which will finally start on April 14, 2019. No wonder, after all, the last seen episodes were incredibly exciting and we all want to know who will conquer the throne and whether anyone will be interested in him at all when the Night King and his army of White Walkers occupy the country. The three dragons that Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) brought to Westeros could play an important role in this. But before we start speculating, let's first recapitulate the history of the flying lizards.

How Daenerys became the mother of dragons

A black egg, a green egg and a golden egg - this is how the story of the dragons, as told in "Game Of Thrones", begins. Covered with scales, they looked beautifully shimmering at first just like very valuable gifts that Daenerys Targaryen received from Illyrio Mopatis (Roger Allam) for her forced wedding to the Dothraki prince Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). Exactly where the eggs come from is not clear. Mopatis acquired them in the shadow lands beyond Asshai. But who knows, maybe it was the eggs themselves that found their way ...

Daenerys quickly finds out that these eggs are much more than mere decorative objects. In her vicinity the eggs become more intense in color and she begins to tend, warm and care for them. When Khal Drogo's corpse is burned at the stake, she goes into the fire with the eggs and returns unscathed as the mother dragon. After Daenerys miscarriage and the prophecy of the witch Mirri Maz Duur (Mia Soteriou) that Daenerys cannot have any more children, she is certain that the dragons are and will remain her babies.

Rhaegal, Viserion and Drogon - a fiery trio

From then on, Daenerys treats the reptilian beings like their children. She gives the name Drogon to the black dragon with the red back crest, on the basis of her late husband Khal Drogo. He is wild, strong and difficult to control. It is not surprising that he is also the first of the trio to spit fire.

The green dragon with the bronze scales is called Rhaegal, named after Daenerys eldest brother Rhaegar, who died before she was born.

She calls the third dragon, cream-colored with golden scales, Viserion, after her bossy brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd), who more or less abused her for his pursuit of power. Viserion later becomes a zombie dragon who fights on the side of the Night King from the end of the seventh season of "Game of Thrones" (more on this in the next section).

The dragons of Westeros and Essos, thought to be extinct by the time Daenerys Targaryen pulled them out of the fire, are carnivores. However, they do not feed on raw people and animals, but roast them with their own fire breath. The older Rhaegal, Viserion and Drogon get, the better they are able to spit fire and are therefore ideally suited as death machines.

In our opinion, there are three "Game Of Thrones" characters who stole the show from everyone else last season, and one of them went through a change that gave us goosebumps in a matter of seconds. We're talking aboutVisionwho is killed by an ice spear of the Night King and later revived and transformed into an "ice dragon". Within a very short time, the White Walkers attacked the wall at Ostwacht an der See and, with the help of Viserion, turned the gigantic structure into rubble and ashes. What is to stop this mighty army? We're not really sure about this question either ...

The hope of the rulers and residents of Westeros should now primarily weigh on the scaly shoulders of the two dragons Rhaegal and Drogon, the two remaining dragons from Daenerys. After all, they are able to put an end to the ice zombies with their breath of fire and will therefore certainly be able to offer Viserion the armored forehead. After all, Rhaegal and Drogon are - still - in the majority.

Incidentally, Viserion is not actually an ice kite. In the "Game Of Thrones" books and other works by George R.R. Martin actually appears the term "ice dragon" more often than in the HBO series. Ice dragons are actually mythical creatures that keep appearing in old books and stories. They are said to come from the Shivering Sea region and are much larger than the dragons that originally came from Valyria. They are made of living ice and have a breath of cold.

Viserion becomes a kind of dragon-zombie after the Night King has laid his hand on. So he is only brought back to life and is therefore not a real ice dragon. This can also be seen in the fact that Viserion apparently spits an even hotter blue fire. In any case, the substance from his throat is deadly and destructive, as we have already seen. Definitely we will see a real “song of ice and fire” in the sky in the eighth season when the dragon trio meets.

Will Daenerys take the throne with Rhaegal and Drogon?

If the Night King and the White Walkers can be stopped, the question remains of course who will ultimately end up on the Iron Throne. Daenerys Targaryen sees herself as a “breaker of the chains” and wants to become a good-natured ruler, but does not shy away from using her dragons to eliminate her opponents. So if Rhaegal and Drogon survive the fight against evil from the cold, Daenerys will surely get help from their dragon offspring.

What happens for the mother of dragons if her babies do not survive the battle is of course also quite interesting. There are some indications that Daenerys will be the mother of a flesh-and-blood human in the eighth season of "Game of Thrones". After all, she and and her nephew Jon Snow (Kit Harington) seem to be getting pretty close and a potential heir to the throne who could emerge from that liaison would further strengthen their power ...

We will then find out how Daenerys and her dragons will continue from April 14, 2019 in the eighth season "Game Of Thrones".