Game of Thrones resurrected a dragon, and then used said dragon to tear down the Wall. Fans can be certain of a couple of things regarding this so-called ice dragon. First, the dragon is undead. It was alive, then died, then the Night King brought him back. So it’s undead. Second, the dragon breathes stuff like a regular dragon. While fans have casually called undead Viserion an “ice” dragon, Jeremy Podeswa, the director of the Game of Thrones season finale, says otherwise.
Speaking to Huffington Post, Podeswa said:
The way I looked at it was, when the sept burned down, that was green fire, and so then the dragon is going to have some kind of blueish fire. It’s certainly still fire — it has the ability to burn the Wall and melt snow. But it’s going to have a different kind of magical quality to it, because it’s coming from an undead dragon.
It makes sense that Viserion isn’t breathing ice since we saw his breath melt the Wall. Still, there would be something very poetic about seeing fire-breathing dragons take on ice-breathing dragons. This just isn’t the direction the show has gone in. If you listen closely, you can hear the collective groans of Game of Thrones fan theorists. Hey, maybe George R. R. Martin will bring us our ice dragon.
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