The beginning of the epic final season of Game of Thrones aired on Sunday night and the chatter around water coolers and break rooms isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. Which is great, unless you’re part of the 1% of the population who doesn’t watch the show.
In the hours following the premiere, the internet was and will continue to be full of new memes and GIFs, and let’s not forget about the countless theories predicting the direction the show will take. Some will be good, some bad, but get ready to dig into one of the best you’ll read about all season!
Yes, as you’ve already seen from the headline of this article, a new theory put forth by ComicBook.com says that Khal Drogo is alive-ish and well, and still looking after his bride. The outlet argues that Khal’s spirit lives on in Dany’s dragon, Drogon, and they have some strong points to back it up.
To begin with, they note that Khal’s funeral/burning in season 1 occurred at precisely the same moment as Dany’s dragons were born. Considering how anything’s possible in GoT, including seeing the future and coming back from the dead, a soul being transferred from Khal to Drogon isn’t that farfetched, is it?
Then there’s that name. I mean, come on, Drogon? Sure, Dany could have named the dragon this purely to honor her dead husband, but there’s always deep, hidden meanings in the show. Along with the name, ComicBook.com points out that Drogon’s the biggest of the dragons, too, and we all know that Khal was one big mother trucker.
Khal promised to protect Dany as well, no matter what, and Drogon has done that time and time again, no matter the danger to its own safety.
The most recent bit of proof that indicates Khal is still looking after Dany though was in the season 8 premiere. Remember when Jon was making out with his aunt? His lover. I mean, his lover, Dany? The dragons interrupted them the first time and Drogon straight up gave Jon the stink-eye when the couple locked lips again. Sounds like something Khal would do, right?
Game of Thrones returns this Sunday with the second episode of the final season and with any luck, it may just give us a few more hints in regards to how Drogo might still be alive-ish. Until then, though, feel free to hit the link below to read the full explanation behind this theory over on ComicBook.com, as they put forth some very interesting points.