SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SO MANY SPOILERS. 

We’re talking about Drogon now because people have some strong feelings about the beast. In tonight’s series finale of Game of Thrones, Drogon destroys the Iron Throne after Dany is killed (by Jon Snow). I write that in that order because fans have offered up two very different explanations to explain Drogon’s power move.

We’ll start off with the, uh, better one.

Explanation No. 1

Fans have proclaimed Drogon the Best of Them All because instead of melting Jon Snow to bits, which would’ve achieved very little, Drogon chooses to destroy the Iron Throne – the symbol of monarchy, war, and greed which ultimately led to Dany’s complete and utter undoing.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

It’s incredibly profound and depressing all at once.

That first tweet alone has over 25,000 likes of appreciation but there were many that doubted Drogon’s intelligence which brings us to Explanation No. 2.

Explanation No. 2

The gist here is: can a dragon actually understand a metaphor?

If you missed that:

Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool but if it was up to me, I’m going with No. 1. Dragons, in general, are portrayed as intelligent beings in mythology. There’s the violent, confident, arrogant Smaug in The Hobbit, Saphira in Eragon, bloody Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon etc. so in a series like Game of Thrones, I just assumed Drogon was smart as hell.

Will we ever know the truth? Probably, there’s a very good chance D&D will explain it in their next Inside the Episode on YouTube. 

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