‘Game of Thrones’ Writers Confirmed That Drogon Took Daenerys To This Far Away Land

The final season of Game of Thrones was very polarizing, to say the least. But regardless of how you felt about it, these characters became a primary passion for fans over the show’s eight-year run. Daenerys Targaryen, being one of the most popular from the show, had one of the most debated arcs. And whether her story felt rushed or not, the Breaker of Chains ultimately died. But the writers just confirmed where Drogon took her body, and that could hint at a possible resurrection.

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) after her rousing speech in the series finale of 'Game of Thrones.'
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) after her rousing speech in the series finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ | Courtesy of HBO

Drogon was never going to eat Daenerys

In the new DVD and Blu-ray release for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirmed that Drogon didn’t destroy Daenerys’ body. “Drogon’s not going to eat you – he’s not a cat,” Benioff said in the commentary for the finale, according to The Sun. “Did you see how gently he was nudging you?”

The scene where Jon Snow murders Daenerys is heartbreaking for many, but the way Drogon tenderly nudges his mother is truly the kicker. Dany is, of course, dead, so this sets off a powerful rage within the last, remaining dragon. He destroyed the Iron Throne, scooped up the Khaleesi, and flew off with her. 

He’s taking Daenerys to a special place 

Since that’s the last anyone sees of Daenerys, there were theories about where he took her. Benioff and Weiss further confirmed that those who guessed Volantis are correct. This makes even more sense because Volantis is the motherland for Targaryens and where they initially resided with their dragons centuries ago. 

Samwell Tarly started to say Drogon was heading east, towards this city, but was cut off at the final meeting shown on the show. The Sun points out, the theory about Drogon, Daenerys, and Volantis also involves Kinvara, a priestess from that region who could resurrect people.

This confirmation might also confirm a fan theory that Daenerys could live again

The high priestess Kinvara is part of the same religion as Melisandre, and they worship the Lord of Light. Kinvara was only on the show for a short bit in Season 6 and told Varys and Tyrion that she believed Daenerys was the one who was promised. Since the show never confirmed anyone as Azor Ahai, who’s to say that the people of Volantis and this high priestess don’t still think this. 

If Drogon brings Daenerys back to this place, where magic and dragons reign from, Kinvara could bring her back. Drogon probably doesn’t know all of this; he is just a dragon, after all. But instincts could kick in, and he might feel drawn to these priestesses. Melisandre brought Jon back; a cohort of them could quickly bring Daenerys back, too. 

Daenerys could also come back as a White Walker-like being

The region of Essos is so vast that it’s nearly impossible to witness a dragon flying that way and pinpoint it to one place. So even though Sam’s source said Drogon was heading toward Volantis, he could have been heading to Asshai. This port city is also that way, just further East. 

This is all to say that Daenerys might end up there instead. It’s near the Shadowlands, in the east-most corner of the inhabited part of Essos. It’s magical, mysterious, and quite possibly contains more dragons. It’s so far away, and expansive, that no one in Westeros quite knows what’s real. Esquire pointed out that if Drogon heads here, Daenerys might not come back as a human, but as the Undead Dragon Queen of the Shadowlands.

It’s fun to imagine what could be when it comes to Game of Thrones. Especially when the audience disliked the final season so much, theorizing about Daenerys’ whereabouts is fulfilling. If House of The Dragon ever wanted to expand outside of the past, Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen’s story might not be quite finished yet.