Game of Thrones‘ sixth episode, ‘Beyond The Wall‘, finally gave us what fans have been theorising for years: an ice dragon.
RIP Viserion. Gone too soon.
Ice dragons have only appeared in Game of Thrones thus far as metaphors for the cold, constellations in the sky, and in Jon‘s memories of stories Old Nan used to tell.
But what does it mean for the ‘three heads of the dragon’ theory? Fans have long been assuming that Jon would ride Rhaegal, as it was named after his father (and Dany’s brother) Rhaegar, and Tyrion, if he was a secret Targaryen, would ride Viscereon. But now that Viscereon’s a blue-eyed, arctic-breathing ice dragon, does it mean Tyrion is bumped as the third head? Is it the Night King now? Or will Jon, the ‘ice’ part of “a song of ice and fire”, somehow tame Viscereon and ride an ice dragon?
The Ice Dragon star constellation, mentioned throughout ‘A Clash of Kings‘, has a rider with a blue star for an eye, which doesn’t bode well for theories that Jon will somehow tame ice-Viscereon, and very much sounds like the Night King will be riding the dragon instead.