**If you don’t want Season 8 of Game Of Thrones spoiled for you, close this post and go do something else.**
We should all be able to agree Daenerys Targaryen has been needlessly careless (read: stupid) with her dragons.
In the Season 7 finale, Dany let Viserion get mercked and zombified by the Night King, turning him into a mindless dragon wight who later got dusted when Arya stabbed the Night King. Then, during Sunday’s episode, Dany led Jon’s whip Rhaegal directly into Euron Greyjoy’s sights, killing her second “child” in what is sure to go down as one of the most shameful deaths in Game of Thrones history.
Dany’s rookie move was explained in this viral video, featuring showrunner David Benioff saying that she “kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet and Euron’s forces” despite the fact that she just heard that the Iron Fleet is waiting at her near King’s Landing from Varys.
The writers of Game of Thrones are dumb as fuck. pic.twitter.com/oxBDLoIVF4
— Noah Isaak (@noahisaak) May 7, 2019
Dany’s sloppiness aside, Team Good Guys only have one dragon left. Or do they?
A new fan theory suggests there’s actually a whole litter of baby dragon we haven’t been introduced to yet. It may sound a little “out there,” but it hinges on an important plot line from the rather lackluster Season 5. You might recall it as the “Why are we in Mereen and where are the dragons?” season.
When Dany briefly postpones her quest for the Iron Throne to get a little queen practice in, Drogon disappears. Redditor u/Justzxcvbnm elaborates:
“This theory says that in the fifth season, when Drogon spends almost a whole season gone, he’s actually laying eggs and is in fact a female thats why he was burning fields full of sheep, goats and etc to feed the baby dragons. He’s the only one who disappeared, the only one who drove herds and took them all like roasted sheep.”
The theory points to a scene from the Season 8, Episode 5 teaser, which shows Euron Greyjoy looking up at the sky, and seeing something that startles him—just as the roar of a dragon rings out.
“What made me rethink this theory was after I saw an EP5 promo where Euron Greyjoy looks up at the sky and hears a roar of himself. Hears that the “grunt is very different and gets scared. Since he has seen the dragons for a long time he wouln’t be scared for just a dragon, but what if theres more dragons?”
The fan also addressed arguments that Drogon is a male, citing that Septon Barth, who believed that dragons “had no sex defined, meaning that they could change sex if needed”—a belief Master Aemon from Castle Black shared.
And it would make some sense for Drogon, the largest dragon, to be female. Female reptiles are typically larger than their male counterparts.
There’s also the fact that there’s no *actual* way of knowing the gender of a dragon…unless it lays eggs.
“There’s another theory that is more acceptable, which is that there is no way of knowing the sex of a dragon only if they laid eggs. In the Targaryen family there was a dragon named Vermax and everyone though that he was a male because of his name but then one day he laid eggs. But how would they have eggs without having sex? There is a thing called parthenogenesis, which is an action originated from an egg without fertilization, for example the Komodo Dragon, when it is a female, can simply reproduce without the male!”
In fact, George R.R. Martin himself briefly discussed the sex of a dragon called Vermax in his new Targaryen history, Fire & Blood:
“Mushroom also claims that Vermax left a clutch of dragon’s eggs at Winterfell, which is equally absurd. Whilst it is true that determining the sex of a living dragon is a nigh on impossible task, no other source mentions Vermax producing so much as a single egg, so it must be assumed that he was male. Septon Barth’s speculation that the dragons change sex at need, being “as mutable as flame,” is too ludicrous to consider.”
Meaning we have confirmation that there’s literally no way to tell the sex of a dragon.
What do you think?