This New 'Game of Thrones' Theory Reveals Secret Foreshadowing Within the Dragons' Names

After Daenerys Targaryen went full on Mad Queen in last episode of Game of Thrones, fans are busily trying to work out what's going to happen in the (likely) epic, no-holds-barred season finale. One new fan theory has some pretty strong evidence to support how the dragons' names correspond to their fate—which might be pretty strong foreshadowing.

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Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 5. 

Daenerys Targaryen: oh boy. After the character went full on Mad Queen in last episode of Game of Thrones, fans are busily trying to work out what's going to happen in the (likely) epic, no-holds-barred season finale. It's also the last chance to see which prophesies are coming true (who is Azor Ahaireally?) and which theories have any validity. One new fan theory has some pretty strong evidence to support how the dragons' names correspond to their fate—which might be pretty strong foreshadowing for Drogon, Dany's last remaining dragon.

There have always been clues that the dragons were vulnerable and that they might die, and indeed, Dany is down to one out of the three she originally started with. But this, via PopSugar, connects the way the first two died with their namesakes:

And here's Viserion (the undead one):

Annnnd the big guy himself:

So it's not a one-to-one correlation, but thus far, I totally see the connection between the name and the end result. By this logic, Dany would have to kill Drogon herself—her only remaining child. Maybe she should have chosen better names? I dunno.

If I had to guess, if Dany is going to be deposed, Drogon will somehow have to bite the dust, sadly (and I say that as an animal lover who wept openly when the last two died). Weirdly, I want this to be true, but I have a weird suspicion that we might have a depressing ending to Game of Thrones. We know George R.R. Martin likes to kill characters we love and totally messes with our hearts. Will Dany really be the ruler of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms at the end of this?

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