Why did Jon Snow kill Daenerys Targaryen?Why doesn't Drogon kill Jon Snow?Where does Drogon take Dany's body?Is this the last Westeros will see of Drogon and the dragons?
This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones' series finale.
In the Game of Thrones (opens in new tab) finale, Jon Snow is tragically forced to take out his aunt/love Daenerys Targaryen after she goes full Mad Queen (opens in new tab) and burns King's Landing (opens in new tab) to the ground. After her death, Drogon, the last of Dany's dragons, carries her body away. Here's what we know about where he takes the Mother of Dragons (RIP).
Jon was forced (much to his own heartbreak) to kill Daenerys after her massacre of King's Landing. After the dust settles, Tyrion, heartbroken over the death of Cersei and Jaime, publicly quits as Hand of the Queen and is promptly sentenced to death.
Jon goes to Tyrion, who urges him to kill Daenerys. Jon is very hesitant, but ultimately realizes that it's what needs to be done and that. Dany is incapable of (or unwilling to) showing mercy, he kills her (opens in new tab).
As soon as Dany dies, Drogon senses it and comes to her side. It looks like he's going to kill Jon for a second, but then he turns and melts the Iron Throne with dragon fire instead—presumably because he knew, in his dragon heart, that the Throne (or the pursuit of it, at least), was what really killed his mommy.
After he's done destroying the Iron Throne, Drogon picks up Dany's body and flies away. Where to though? In an epilogue of sorts, during a meeting of King Bran the Broken's (because that happened) small council meeting, we learn that Drogon was last spotted flying east, but we don't get to hear where exactly. If I had to guess, I'd say he took her back to where Khal Drogo died and he and his dragon brothers were born.
It could be. Bran makes a cryptic comment about possibly being able to track Drogon himself (you know, using his Three-Eyed Raven magic) and we have to assume that, if he wants to do that, he will. If he wants to—and if he decides to share that intel with anyone else if he does—is another matter.
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