Season seven of the epic ‘Game of Thrones’ is beginning to approach the end, and fans have begun speculating about what kind of showdown to expect.
Several new theories surrounding the possibility of ice dragons belonging to the Night King are circulating within the ‘Game of Thrones’ community ahead of next week’s episode. Which do you think is the most likely, if any?
While much of the attention has focused Jon Snow’s lineage, many have begun scouring the books for clues.
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The Independent reports:
“there’s a theory floating around that the dramatic end game showdown will be between Danaerys and her dragons… and the Night King and his.”
If this were to come to pass, it begs the question: how does the Night King get his hands on a dragon?
The initial possibility is that he already has one.
Sixteen years before ‘Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin penned a novel called ‘The Ice Dragon,’ and the existence of ice dragons is referenced in the books by Old Nan who uses the phrase “cold as the breath of the ice dragon.”
“Colossal beasts, many times larger than the dragons of Valyria… said to be made of living ice, with eyes of pale blue crystal and vast translucent wings through which the moon and stars can be glimpsed as they wheel across the sky…Whereas common dragons breathe flame, ice dragons supposedly breathe cold, a chill so terrible that it can freeze a man solid in half a heartbeat.”
So, it seems pretty likely that the Night King could have a dragon or two.
Another prevalent theory is that the Night King might resurrect one.
Bronn nearly became a dragon slayer in Episode 4 of this season, and Qyburn has appears to have developed a dragon-slaying weapon, so it’s not impossible that a dragon demise is on the horizon. Danaerys’s dragons may seem unfallible but so did so many of our fallen GoT heroes, and as The Independent points out, “with three [dragons] in the air right now it’s very likely one will be a casualty.”
It has also been suggested that Bran could warg into a dragon but lose control, and somehow land in the hands of the Night King. After all, the three-eyed raven told him: “You will never walk again… but you will fly.”
Our heads are spinning with all these theories, which one do you think is the most likely?
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